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Interview Fashion Faux-Pas: What Not to Wear to an Interview


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Interview Fashion Faux-Pas: What Not to Wear to an Interview
Woman in red dress in profile in studio
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A big part of getting a job is making a good first impression, and a big part of making a good first impression is how you dress. While you don't have to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe, putting in a little extra effort will pay off in the long run. Before your next interview, make sure you aren't making any interview attire mistakes. Here's what not to wear to an interview.

I once interviewed a woman in a slinky red dress that was so skimpy, she could barely sit down. While everyone knows that short hemlines and plunging necklines aren't acceptable for a job interview, wearing an inappropriate dress that's also a bright, flashy color--like red--simply makes this situation worse.

So, be mindful when choosing your clothes. If you're going to wear a daring color, like red, do it tactfully, making sure the overall design of your outfit is especially conservative. And, it's a good idea to avoid short hemlines and skin-tight fits altogether.

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