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Major interview fashion mistakes for women

Veronica C. | April 18, 2012

Despite an impressive resume, well-written cover letter, stellar professional references and a first-rate education, your hunt for paid internships and premium entry level jobs following graduation can be stalled in its tracks due to poor fashion sense. Here are some apparel mistakes that all women should keep in mind before heading into a job interview.

Bare legs
While a professional dress or skirt can bring some wow-factor to your ensemble going into an interview, it’s best to err on the conservative side. Bare legs are a little too revealing, even if the dress or skirt is at an appropriate length, and could send the wrong message to your interview. Play it safe and stick with stockings.

Nails
The right nail polish color can be the finishing touch on a striking interview outfit, but the wrong color can ruin your chances in a heartbeat. While you might love an electric green or shade of black, skin-toned and subtle hues will maintain the dignified and professional aesthetic you need to get the job.

Shoes
Even if it’s the middle of summer, it’s best not to wear open-toed shoes or sandals of any kind when meeting with a potential employer. Traditional heels, flats or boots should be your go-to style so as not to cross into overly-casual fashion territory.

 

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