Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A woman commenter asked whether it is still necessary to wear a skirt suit vs. a pant suit to interviews. In most larger cities, a nice pantsuit is perfectly acceptable. Perhaps there are smaller markets where the traditional skirt reigns, but most of the women attorneys I know and surveyed think a tailored pantsuit is appropriate. Should be paired with appropriately fitting shirt -- no gaps, cleavage, etc. Accessories tastefully done. The main point is that you want to present a professional, serious appearance and if there's a big gap showing your bra, this will distract from the interview. A little silly to discuss, I realize, but since you asked, I answered (plus it was kind of an easy one).