(seemingly) stupid question-hosiery

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Hey all-I have an interview coming up and I just went out and bought a new suit and shirt to go with it--which was a little painful given the fact that I will never wear it after I start working. Here's the question-it's been almost 20 years since I've interviewed for a job. What do I wear for hosiery? It's summer and I would normally not wear hose but I don't think that's interview appropriate. The suit is black, but black tights look too heavy. "Back in the day", I would have worn black panyhose, but now that seems almost too "sexy." Nude hose? I haven't worn them since jr. high, but will if that's what's appropriate. I tried on pants, but being short, looked just awful, like I was wearing a man's tux. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

I go to a LOT of conferences where managers and administrators congregate. I would say 75% or more are bare-legged under their powersuits. I wouldn't wear pantyhose on a bet!

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

I would definitely wear the nude pantyhose -- or whatever shade most closely matches your skin tone. If you are going to wear suit, complete the professional look with the appropriate hosiery. Some managers/directors/VP's etc. might go to conferences with bare legs sometimes ... but they already have their jobs. You don't. Wear the traditional "correct" choice to get the job.

Update: I ended up wearing black tights. Pretty cool and rainy this morning so it didn't really seem odd. Keeping fingers crossed...love the job!

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development.
Good luck!

Aw!!! Thanks!

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