Interview Dressing Tips for Women
Interviews are a face to face interaction and your personality helps the recruiter to draw some conclusions about you. Your dressing and grooming is an integral part as much as your qualifications and skills of communication and aptitude. The recruiter assess your attitude, enthusiasm, etiquette, professional behavior by watching the way you dress and how well you can carry yourself.
Stick to the dressing code prescribed by the organization, incase it is mentioned to you. If not, follow the conventional norms of dressing that are pleasant and decent enough for a professional environment. Avoid wearing clothing that will catch attention or turn heads, like say a skirt that is too short or a plunging neckline or clothes that are revealing in nature.
Wear a formal shirt and trousers or shirt and skirt (if you deem appropriate) or any other clothing that is within the dressing parameters of the organization. Avoid wearing denims or jeans and t-shirt for interview unless the organization is relaxed about dressing and has a very informal structure.
Select your clothing a day prior to the interview so that you do not hurry up in the last moment. See to it that the clothes are well ironed and are not rumpled.
Choose shirts and trousers with colours that have a professional appeal to it. For example, white, black, navy blue, sky blue, half white, light shade of pink or green are good colours for formal shirts. Black, brown, dark blue are good colours for trousers. It gives a feeling of seriousness and professionalism and gives you a feeling of command, confidence and authority.
Avoid wearing clothes with bright vibrant colours like orange, yellow, purple, red, fluorescent colours as they are not really fit for the interview. Avoid wearing clothes having floral designs, beach themes or other patterns. Plain shirts or shirts with thin stripes will be better.
Wear clothes that fit your body perfectly. Do not wear clothes that are too loose for you, nor should it be figure hugging. Wear clothes that are suitable to your figure.
You may wear stockings with skirt; and wear appropriate shoes that are comfortable and do not hinder free movement.