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How to Dress for a Job Interview ...

By Mabelle

Edited by Tania

If you're hoping to nail your dream job, you better come to the job interview prepared, motivated and best of all – appropriately dressed.

Remember that you're selling yourself and your skills when you're meeting a prospective employer – so you should present and dress yourself well.

For women, here are a few tips:

• No minis! Your skirt should decently cover your thighs when you sit down.
• No fish stockings! You want to nail the job, not the --- (never mind, lol).
• No shoes that are too sexy. Closed shoes, not too high heels should be fine.
• No cleavage. Again, it's the job that you want to nail – so don't show too much skin.
• Classics are always appropriate.

Now, take a look at some of our** top picks for the items** that you can wear to that all-important job interview:

Table of contents:

  1. knee length skirts****
  2. a 'creative' top****
  3. a well-tailored business suit****
  4. personal jewelry****

1 Knee length skirts****

Knee-length skirts are always appropriate for the office – not to mention that this particular length is considered trendy for the fall season.

Shown here is a** Donna Karan** sculpted jersey slim skirt. The classic pencil cut, streamlined look and the color of the skirt will match any office jacket that you are planning to wear.

2. Classic Pencil Dress
Again, classics rule when it comes to dressing up for the office or for a job interview. This Bottega Veneta wool pencil dress is classy, structured and formal enough to be worn to a job interview.

Wear it with or without a jacket – you'll do fine with both.

3 A 'creative' Top****

Let's say you're meeting up with the VP of an advertising firm and you're applying for a creative position. You would want to make a lasting impression – so why not wear a 'creative' or artsy top instead of a crisp, collared shirt?

This Phillip Lim half-bow blouse is perfect. It's made of silk, and the floral print is artsy yet formal enough to be worn in an office environment. You'll surely bag the position when you come dressed for an interview in this top!

4 A Well-Tailored Business Suit****

If you decide to show up for the job interview in a business suit, make sure that it’s an expensive, well-tailored one. This Donna Karan notch collar jacket is exquisitely perfect. The highlight of the piece is the oversized collar which will make you look 'expensive' and smart. Wear this jacket with the Donna Karan skirt that we featured above and look like you're already a CEO of the company!

5 Personal Jewelry****

Lastly, the rule of thumb if you're applying for a job in a corporate environment is to keep your jewelry to a minimum.

A pair of conservative earrings – not too big – will do. And if you want to make a personal fashion statement, this hammered bangle set from Monica Vinader will look great when worn with your business suit.

Follow these business fashion tips and you'll be on your way to bagging the job of your dreams!

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