Friday, December 2, 2011

College Interview Dress DOWN tips

Men's Interview Attire

The Suit:
•The sleeves should taper, gradually ending just over the wrist so the shirt cuff extends about 1/2 inch beyond the jacket sleeve.
•The pant leg bottom in the front should touch the front of the shoe and angle towards the back of the shoe to fall just above the heel.
•Pant cuff or no cuff is a personal choice.
•Choose dark colors, such as navy, gray or coffee beige. Suit should be solid color or subtle pinstripes.
•The fabric should be worsted wool or gabardine, a firm hard-finish durable fabric (such as lightweight wool or rayon).
•Suit is always first choice, but if unavailable, a navy jacket or blazer with black or navy buttons and gray or beige pants are acceptable.
The Dress Shirt:
•The button down collar offers a more casual look than the more formal business style of a point collar.
•Choose a good fit, neatly pressed.
•Best colors include white, pale blue, tan or yellow
•Always wear an undershirt. Avoid v-neck style since the neckline may show
The Tie:
•Your tie should be darker than your shirt and should not extend below the belt.
•Purchase several ties that compliment your suit to give your wardrobe versatility.
•Wear 100% silk (or similar looking) in solid colors or small patterns.

Women's Interview Attire

The Suit:
•Choose conservative colors such as black, navy, gray, tan or brown in a flattering cut.
•The fabric should be gabardine, a firm hard•finish durable fabric such as light wool or rayon.
•Suit should be a solid color or subtle pinstripes.
•A business dress, worn with a jacket, or a tailored pantsuit is acceptable.
•Avoid wearing trendy lapels or buttons.
•Make sure the skirt length is just at knee length, either right above or right below the knee.
The Blouse:
•Wear a neutral color such as white or beige; avoid bright colors and large prints.
•Do NOT wear a low-cut or see-through blouse
Make-up and Jewelry:
•Avoid bright colors and excessive amounts.
•Light shades of lip coloring and nail polish are recommended.
•Jewelry should be small and conservative. Only 1 ring per hand.
•Avoid costume jewelry
•Earrings should be small studs or clip-ons with only 1 earring per ear.
•Wear hair so it's not always falling into your face.
Shoes and Hosiery:
•Do not wear open toe or open heel shoes or heels higher than 2 inches.
•Your shoe color should coordinate with your ensemble and remain in the neutral zone, such as navy, black or taupe.
•Wear hosiery that is close to your skin color.

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