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Rules to live by:

Dress for success girl.
  • Clothing should not be revealing: cleavage, stomach, back, and legs from the knee up should be adequately covered
  • Clothing should always be neatly pressed and laundered
  • Clothing should fit well – not too tight or loose
  • Shoes should be shined

Successful Interview Dress

Follow these guidelines from CollegeGrad.com for successful interview dress:

Men and Women
  • Conservative two-piece business suit (solid dark blue or grey is best)
  • Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best)
  • Clean, polished conservative shoes
  • Well-groomed hairstyle
  • Clean, trimmed fingernails
  • Minimal cologne or perfume
  • Empty pockets—no bulges or tinkling coins
  • No gum, candy, or cigarettes
  • Light briefcase or portfolio case
  • No visible body piercing (nose rings, eyebrow rings, etc. or tattoos
Dress for success guy.
  • Necktie should be silk with a conservative pattern
  • Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best)
  • Dark socks (black is best)
  • Get a haircut; short hair always fares best in interviews
  • Fresh shave; mustaches are a possible negative, but if you must, make sure it is neat and trimmed
  • No beards (unless you are interviewing for a job as a lumberjack!)
  • No rings other than wedding ring or college ring
  • No earrings (if you normally wear one, take it out)
  • Wear a suit with a jacket and skirt or slacks; no dresses
  • Shoes with conservative heels
  • Conservative hosiery at or near skin color (and no runs!)
  • No purses, small or large; carry a briefcase instead
  • If you wear nail polish, use clear or a conservative color
  • Keep your makeup simple and natural (it should not be too noticeable)
  • No more than one ring on each hand
  • One set of earrings only
  • Can’t afford a new suit? Contact Dress for Success Louisville.

What is Business Casual?

The following YouTube™ video is intended for males, but suggestions are useful for both males and females.