Dress your way into a Fashion or PR job.
For fashion jobs, you have some leeway with your style, but take
a pass on sheer shirts, says Yate - even if you wear a tank top
underneath - and necklaces that end right above or at your cleavage
(it's like an arrow pointing at your boobs). Instead, opt for a hip
dress that isn't too fitted, cute heels, and layered necklaces. Top
it off with a flowy cardigan if you want some extra coverage.
For PR and sales, you want to convey a powerful, confident image,
so it's key to dress in a way that shows you can look fashionable
while maintaining a businesslike aura, says Williams. Try a silk
shirt with a cute ruffle, a pencil skirt that lands just above your
knee, and a fitted blazer. And sit in front of the mirror at home
before your interview to make sure your shirt doesn't show too much
cleavage when you lean forward.
For all your preparation, sometimes you realize there's an issue
with your outfit at the 11th hour. Don't stress - most are
If you notice your skirt is a little on the short side en route
to your interview and you have a few extra minutes, pop into
a drug store for a pair of dark-colored tights. They'll cover
up your exposed skin, making your hemline look less teeny. If
you've already arrived for your sit-down, excuse yourself to
the bathroom before you meet with the interviewer and pull your
skirt down on your hips an extra inch or two, recommends
Williams. If you're wearing a blazer over top, you can even
unzip your skirt a little to pull it down lower. Keep your
legs together during the interview instead of crossing them to
prevent your skirt from riding back up.
If the front of your V-neck is dipping deeper than you remember,
simply turn it around and wear it backwards for a chic style
that won't reveal too much in the front. And if you end up
second-guessing yourself on your top or your hemline, just
keep your jacket on and unbutton it in the front. It'll do
the same job as a blazer by balancing out the sex appeal with
a more business-like silhouette.