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September 10, 2012 8:52 AM
I think it depends on the job you're interviewing for. I'm an accountant. In my accounting fraternity in college, we had a session about interviewing. The instructor said women should wear a black, or navy skirt suit with panty hose and close toed heels. Also, wear simple jewelry and neutral colored nails. I've always followed this during interviews, however, it's 2012 and I think a pant suit is completely fine and you should wear something that makes your comfortable so you're not concerned with your outfit, but rather focused on the interview. Good luck!
September 10, 2012 8:52 AM
I more likely than not wear a pants suit and heels.
September 10, 2012 8:53 AM
yes I wear pants. Underwear is kind of mandatory for a job interview.
September 10, 2012 8:53 AM
depends on what the job is and how formal a place it is. If I'm applying to work at a business office, say, then probably a skirt, or a suit. If I'm after a cooking job, like I have now...then pants, or even clean neat jeans, and a nice top would be fine. You should dress about a half step above the job environment, I read somewhere. Seemed right to me.
September 10, 2012 8:53 AM
Go commando!
September 10, 2012 8:55 AM
Yes. I wear pants to job interviews.
September 10, 2012 8:55 AM
pants ! with a dressy top.
September 10, 2012 9:00 AM
It depends on what kind of job. When I interview for office jobs I always wear nice, dark pants, a blazer, and a blouse with color. My shoes are always flats because I don't wear heels no matter what. Anyway, my jobs often require a lot of moving around. One job I had to walk through construction sites and factories.

When I first went back to work after staying home, I applied for a job in a small metal shop office. The boss told me I got the job for 2 reasons. First I arrived on time for the interview and second, I was wearing a dress. She had interviewed a few other people who came in dressed in jeans with blue hair or were very late or any number of things. The office was a jeans office since it was a metal shop but the dress made an impression at the interview.
September 10, 2012 9:05 AM
I wear a basic black suit for most interviews with some color in the blouse, but muted accessories.
September 10, 2012 9:08 AM
The one that you are most comfortable in!
September 10, 2012 9:08 AM
Depends on the job. My current job is in the office of a manufacturing facility. Dress for normal work day is jeans, gotta have steel toes at hand in case I want to go to the plant, and dresses are frowned upon for safety reasons. So for all three interviews I wore dress slacks. My interviewers were in jeans or khakis.
September 10, 2012 9:10 AM
well fit is what counts. Not too good though.
September 10, 2012 9:24 AM

Haha! It's funny 'cos I'm British ;)

This made me chuckle. :)
September 10, 2012 9:25 AM
I've only had two job interviews, but I wore skinny jeans to both.
September 10, 2012 8:17 PM
I'm going to go against the grain here and say don't wear what you feel comfy in or what you would wear day to day. Interview is a time to impress. Perhaps if you wish to stay in fastfood, go ahead and dress casual but I can tell you it probably won't help your cause.

I either wear a suit or something with a professional jacket over it. Nice jackets are a must, IMO, even in summer. When you look confident and like you know what you're doing, you most likely will project that to the interviewer.
September 10, 2012 8:35 PM
I always wear the same black/white pinstripe skirt and jacket, with a white button-down blouse. That skirt suit must be over ten years old. The skirt's kinda big on me now, and awfully long. The jacket I could never quite button... Maybe it will, in a few months! wink
September 10, 2012 8:36 PM
Sure! Pants are fine for interviews.
September 10, 2012 8:38 PM
I wear a pantsuit, usually black or a darker color. I add in a little bit of color on the top but I always have a jacket on. And heels of course to feel confident! But of course, as someone said below it depends on your field. I'm a scientist so I tend towards pantsuit.
September 10, 2012 8:40 PM
Pants, dress or skirt, depending on multiple factors.
September 10, 2012 8:46 PM
It depends on the job and the weather. I would feel quite comfortable wearing pants to an interview for just about any job I'm likely to be applying for.
September 10, 2012 10:03 PM
How do you people wear suites to work?

Suit. It is a suit, not a suite!!!

Suit up!

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