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Old 09-24-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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So its not underwear... but it is something you wear under clothes?
A bra or panties is underwear. A tank top made for layering is not. You wear it under other clothes but its not the same thing. I have a drawer full of cami tanks. Not "underwear" in the sense that a bra is
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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What the OP doesn't seem to "get" is that the interviewer is looking at all sorts of signals for what type of employee you will be...

Do you fit into the company culture? Will you be polished and professional (ie represent the company well)? Will you be a sexual harassment case waiting to happen ("inappropriate" and provocative clothing)? Can you follow directions? Do you have good judgment? Do you follow directions? Can you follow company protocol and procedures?

Most employers know that the job interview is the occasion in which a person is putting their best foot forward. Candidates showing lack of good judgment at the interview stage is an cause for immediate elimination in the hiring process. Generally, the person who shows up to an interview dressed inappropriately gets their resume tossed into the circular file.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Judging by the responses, it sounds like most of you answering in this thread are probably a little... ahem...older. Which of course is not a bad thing, but when people start referencing this particular cami as a piece of lingerie, well, it makes me wonder.
I take it that some of you are probably just confused: Hanky Panky 'Signature Lace' Camisole | Nordstrom
Well, some of us "older" folks happen to be hiring managers and supervisors who may have an idea on what is appropriate professional attire. I concur with the rest who feel that a cami is better suited for casual wear, not office attire. If you're going to wear one to the office, it goes underneath a shirt/blouse rather than as a standalone shell or top.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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Looks like most of you guys didn't notice but in the description it says the cami can be worn as a layer under a sweater AND a jacket.

Given the attention I received from this guy, I probably won't wear it again at an interview but I just gotta say, some of the posts were really funny lol.

Judging by the responses, it sounds like most of you answering in this thread are probably a little... ahem...older. Which of course is not a bad thing, but when people start referencing this particular cami as a piece of lingerie, well, it makes me wonder.
I take it that some of you are probably just confused: Hanky Panky 'Signature Lace' Camisole | Nordstrom
Yes, we probably are a little older, but....ahem...we are the ones who have been doing the interviews for a while.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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It doesn't match the rest of the outfit that you put together and generally isn't appropriate for an interview

The outfit blend strikes different notes

However, a tighter fitting, lower cut top with lace to draw the eye is probably not the best call

Doesn't mean the guy doing the interview was top form either though ..... casual friday or not you treat those interviewing with the respect that you would demand from them
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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A bra or panties is underwear. A tank top made for layering is not. You wear it under other clothes but its not the same thing. I have a drawer full of cami tanks. Not "underwear" in the sense that a bra is
Bra, panties, boxers, etc. are your typical underwear, but a camisole is also underwear. The link the OP provided is not just a typical tank top, it is clothing that is meant to be worn under something. Underwear by definition is clothing worn under the outer garments.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Bra, panties, boxers, etc. are your typical underwear, but a camisole is also underwear. The link the OP provided is not just a typical tank top, it is clothing that is meant to be worn under something. Underwear by definition is clothing worn under the outer garments.


Not IMO. I have a drawer full of such tops that are layered or worn AS a top depending on the weather and occasion. I have bras and actual under garments that do not hold such distinction
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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Not IMO. I have a drawer full of such tops that are layered or worn AS a top depending on the weather and occasion. I have bras and actual under garments that do not hold such distinction
Camisoles as undergarments isn't really an opinion thing though. By definition they are in fact undergarments as they are meant to be layered and worn under clothes.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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Camisoles as undergarments isn't really an opinion thing though. By definition they are in fact undergarments as they are meant to be layered and worn under clothes.

Right...and many camisoles have built in bras; many smaller chested women also wear them in place of bras under clothes.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:39 AM
 
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What the OP doesn't seem to "get" is that the interviewer is looking at all sorts of signals for what type of employee you will be...

Do you fit into the company culture? Will you be polished and professional (ie represent the company well)? Will you be a sexual harassment case waiting to happen ("inappropriate" and provocative clothing)? Can you follow directions? Do you have good judgment? Do you follow directions? Can you follow company protocol and procedures?

Most employers know that the job interview is the occasion in which a person is putting their best foot forward. Candidates showing lack of good judgment at the interview stage is an cause for immediate elimination in the hiring process. Generally, the person who shows up to an interview dressed inappropriately gets their resume tossed into the circular file.

Great post. Many people seem to forget that it's not about the camisole; it's about the OP's judgement. She did not demonstrate good judgement by wearing such an unprofessional look to an interview.
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