Would this be appropriate for an interview?


My interview is in a couple of days. I'm broke. I went to Goodwill, Salvation Army, JC Penny, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Kmart, Kohls, and a few other stores in my area to find a good fitting suit. The suits I've tried on do not fit; they're either too short or too long; too tight or too loose; or just simply way too expensive. AND to top it off, I'm extremely bloated from getting ready to have my period [no doubt I'll start the day of my interview].

So, I went to Target and bought some black pants that can be dressed up or dressed down. The length is perfect and I feel absolutely comfortable in them. I also purchased a white sleeveless top that I plan on wearing under my long, belted black, light-weight, sweater. My shoes are black, casual, and flat--nothing fancy, but in good condition, comfortable, and appropriate. Would this be okay to wear to an interview?


DixieRedHead, ASN, RN

Specializes in ED/ICU/TELEMETRY/LTC. Has 20 years experience. 638 Posts

You should be fine. Good luck.



62 Posts

Your outfit sounds great to me. It's conservative, appropriate, fits well and you feel comfortable. Now go ACE that interview!! Best of luck!!


Specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,. Has 20 years experience. 2,452 Posts

sounds absolutely perfect to me! it's great that you feel comfortable in it because that should double your confidence.

knock 'em dead!:hug:

CapeCodMermaid, RN

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health. Has 30 years experience. 6,089 Posts

Sounds perfect for an interview. Good luck.



938 Posts

Oh goody! I'm feeling better about my choice already. Thank you for the encouragement.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative. 6,923 Posts

Oh that sounds just fine. The important thing is you are wearing something you are comfortable in. Good luck and let us know how it goes.



Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 17 years experience. 21 Posts

It sounds great! I wore something similar and yes I also got my outfit secondhand and I felt great!! Go knock them dead girl!!!! and best wishes!!!


OnlybyHisgraceRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC and School Health. 738 Posts

Sounds good to me. For my last interview I wore a plan black skirt ( really old) and borrowed a sweater from my fiances mom. Underneath I wore a shirt I paid 7 bucks for. Have to do what you have to do . You should be fine.


evolvingrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. 1,035 Posts

It's perfect, Good luck!

wooh, BSN, RN

1 Article; 4,383 Posts

Also agree, the outfit sounds PERFECT!! And if it fits great, even more perfect. When you feel great, you'll look even better, and you'll be able to concentrate on what you bring to the job. :)



Specializes in Chemical Dependency, Corrections. Has 30 years experience. 37 Posts

you will look great for your interview. you are wearing pants,i know but please wear some type of hosiery . this always makes an impression on me. i see women dressed expensively and have on expensive shoes but have put bear feet into their shoes. good luck you will be fine.