What to wear (for women)?

  1. Alright, I get it we need a suit. But for women there is such a variety. Do you go with a very classic cut? Do I definitely need to wear a shirt or will a good looking fine turtleneck still look good? I hate jackets but I can deal with it. Shirts never look right on me and I am always self conscious. What to do, what to do? And shoes. Ladies, I am freaking out about my outfit.

    Any suggestions.
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   caroladybelle
    A shirt with a nice scarf would be preferable to a turtleneck, I would think.
  4. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    How about a classy two piece pant suit and low heels.
  5. by   jenniek
    I'm assuming you are talking about your interview for anesthesia school? You want to dress to impress. Head to Casual Corner, Ann Taylor or a similar store and let them know what you need and what you like/don't like. I'd go with a navy suit with neutral type shirt underneath.
    Low heeled shoes are appropriate. You want to be able to walk in them....
  6. by   RNNJ
    Quote from jenniek
    I'm assuming you are talking about your interview for anesthesia school? You want to dress to impress. Head to Casual Corner, Ann Taylor or a similar store and let them know what you need and what you like/don't like. I'd go with a navy suit with neutral type shirt underneath.
    Low heeled shoes are appropriate. You want to be able to walk in them....
    I did like a couple of suits at Ann Taylor and I ordered a pair of Kenneth Coles that have a little heel. I am only 5 feet so I need a little elevation. Also what did you have pursewise? A briefcase type thing or a nice leather bag? Girls have so much more to worry about, I tell you!
  7. by   WakingLife
    I agree with the 2 piece pant suit option. If you are short (as I am)...Petite Sophisticate has great suits! I think you have to also put some thought into what you will be doing during the interview. During our interview, we took a walking tour of the campus- 90 degrees in a black suit really helps clean your pores before your interview.

    I, also, think it's nice to get a manicure and hair cut as it makes you feel good and "The devil's in the details". I think men have it easy, a clear cut path- suit, dress shirt, tie. Women have to battle through this year's fashion, various fabrics, patterns, sizes, accessories...
  8. by   zoozoo
    The day of my interview I had a pair of nice brown pants ($50.00), brown shoes($ 25)with 2cm heel, and a t-neck from Gap ($15.00 on sale). I did not have a purse, I left it with my husband.
    I don't think you have to impress the commitee with your outfit but how you wear it.I feel totally uncomfortable in the suit. So, I decided to wear the same basically cloth I usually wear to a job interview. When I sat down during the interview, I put my hands on the table and was showing that I am not nervous, just alert. I think, you have to be your self. I remember there was a girl who was behind me. She had a suit with high heel shoes. I could read on her face that she will be so-o-o glad when her day will be over!
  9. by   RNNJ
    Quote from WakingLife
    I agree with the 2 piece pant suit option. If you are short (as I am)...Petite Sophisticate has great suits! I think you have to also put some thought into what you will be doing during the interview. During our interview, we took a walking tour of the campus- 90 degrees in a black suit really helps clean your pores before your interview.

    I, also, think it's nice to get a manicure and hair cut as it makes you feel good and "The devil's in the details". I think men have it easy, a clear cut path- suit, dress shirt, tie. Women have to battle through this year's fashion, various fabrics, patterns, sizes, accessories...
    Oh! I am so glad you guys understand. We have a job where matching scrubs is dressing up!!! I have nice clothes but suit, my God. I feel like monkey in a suit. This is giving me and hopefully others a good idea about what to wear. Thanks.
    Are you in, by the way? Are you still interviewing?
    Last edit by RNNJ on Oct 19, '05
  10. by   RNNJ
    Quote from zoozoo
    The day of my interview I had a pair of nice brown pants ($50.00), brown shoes($ 25)with 2cm heel, and a t-neck from Gap ($15.00 on sale). I did not have a purse, I left it with my husband.
    I don't think you have to impress the commitee with your outfit but how you wear it.I feel totally uncomfortable in the suit. So, I decided to wear the same basically cloth I usually wear to a job interview. When I sat down during the interview, I put my hands on the table and was showing that I am not nervous, just alert. I think, you have to be your self. I remember there was a girl who was behind me. She had a suit with high heel shoes. I could read on her face that she will be so-o-o glad when her day will be over!
    That is cool! I like your attitude. I think one looks best when comfortable. I just have an aversion to shirts. I can even tolerate the jacket with a turtleneck!
  11. by   jenniek
    Quote from RNNJ
    I did like a couple of suits at Ann Taylor and I ordered a pair of Kenneth Coles that have a little heel. I am only 5 feet so I need a little elevation. Also what did you have pursewise? A briefcase type thing or a nice leather bag? Girls have so much more to worry about, I tell you!
    I had a portfolio which I had copies of my application (to refer to if needed to explain something on my application) a pen and put my keys in my jacket pocket. The less to worry about the better!
    Last edit by jenniek on Oct 20, '05
  12. by   WakingLife
    Quote from RNNJ
    Oh! I am so glad you guys understand. We have a job where matching scrubs is dressing up!!! I have nice clothes but suit, my God. I feel like monkey in a suit. This is giving me and hopefully others a good idea about what to wear. Thanks.
    Are you in, by the way? Are you still interviewing?
    I am not interviewing anymore. I was accepted for Fall 2006. (Probably my good looking pores, Ha!)

    I agree that you have to feel comfortable in whatever you wear. I am usually not comfortable in any dress clothes but...I invested in a nice suit, nice material, a good fit. And I wore it for a bit the day before my interview- did some jumping jacks, danced, walked in the heels...I think getting use to moving in it makes you a lot more comfortable.

    I like suits because I think it gives you a "wow" factor.
  13. by   zoozoo
    Quote from WakingLife
    I am not interviewing anymore. I was accepted for Fall 2006. (Probably my good looking pores, Ha!)

    I agree that you have to feel comfortable in whatever you wear. I am usually not comfortable in any dress clothes but...I invested in a nice suit, nice material, a good fit. And I wore it for a bit the day before my interview- did some jumping jacks, danced, walked in the heels...I think getting use to moving in it makes you a lot more comfortable.

    I like suits because I think it gives you a "wow" factor.
    CONGRATULATION ON YOUR ADDMISSION!!!!
  14. by   WakingLife
    Quote from zoozoo
    CONGRATULATION ON YOUR ADDMISSION!!!!
    Thanks!!! I am sooo excited.

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