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Old 09-22-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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Mmm, no.

Even if your credibility hadn't already been shot one sentence in (the outfit in question is in nobody's world porn material), it would have been by the time anybody read as far as "don't wear pants to an interview," and "boss lady." Good try, though.
Agreed - the pants thing is ridiculous. And I guess they don't hire muslim women there, since that would violate the boss lady's idea that it is only acceptable to work wear clothes that reveal your legs.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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The real problem here, is looking at women's magazines....I love Cosmo, and their "idea" of what is appropriate for work...lace cami, short skirt, jacket, heels...no, no, no....the real world is not Vogue or Cosmo! The real world is more conservative...but, that would not be cute, or sell magazines!

Think about what your teachers wore in elementary school...that is pretty much safe interview clothing. Skirt, sweater, long sleeve shirt....buy interview clothing at Lands End....no sexy camisoles there....

I did find an appropriate interview blouse on Ann Taylor...
http://www.anntaylor.com/perfect-lon...n-shirt/287165

Or this page..."Wear to Work", not a lace cami on the page!
http://www.anntaylor.com/ann-suit-sh...WB_SuitOutfits

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Old 09-22-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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What Kitkatbar said about both sides' behaviors makes sense. When an item is designed to draw attention, it often does the job well.

But OP please do not feel bad. It has been many years that a simple cami under a blazer is portrayed as a modern way of being professional yet a bit understated at the same time. Wearing that to interview many times, no issues.

What is different in recent years is that all stores' camis are cut too low, unlike what were sold years before that.

Next time consider a shell as it usually has a higher neckline, and complements the masculinity of a jacket by softening up with the gentler fabric.

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Old 09-22-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Even with a jacket--kudos for wearing the jacket--lace of any type is highly inappropriate for an interview.
This! Just because it comes from Ann Taylor doesn't mean it's appropriate office wear. It looks like an undershirt. It looks like you were wearing underwear as outerwear to a job interview. Live and learn. Let us know if they offer you the job.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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Just got say it...

Poor Flamboyante has ben flambéed.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Camis are underwear, and, therefore, inappropriate to wear for an interview.

In an interview situation, it's always best to present yourself as conservatively and professionally as possible. That means clothing that does not reveal a lot of skin, and is not provocative.

You are not at the interview to show how sexy you are, but to show that you know are competent for the job.

Blouses should have high necklines, and should not be so tight that the outline of your body is obvious.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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You wore underwear to a job interview?

Are you interviewing as a call girl? Appropriate. Interviewing for an office job at a porn studio? Appropriate. Interviewing at an office of any other kind? You forgot to get dressed.

I went to an interview wearing these pants:
Signature Boxer Brief - Briefs & Boxer Briefs * Underwear - RalphLauren.com

Why did the old lady interviewing me keep looking at my crotch?
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I went to an interview wearing these pants:
Signature Boxer Brief - Briefs & Boxer Briefs * Underwear - RalphLauren.com

Why did the old lady interviewing me keep looking at my crotch?
ROFL. Your comment is so funny.

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Old 09-22-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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I love the combination of girly with suit. I hate when women think they have to wear "male-type" outfits for business attire. I'm sure you looked nice assuming the clothes fit you well and you weren't popping out of your top.

I chalk it up to a guy who probably looks at a lot of porn and is obsessed with the female upper body (boobs). If a guy can't keep his eyes off your chest that's his problem, not yours. As long as you're dressed respectfully. You had a jacket on for heaven's sake. On the other hand, you can always play it up to your advantage!!! I say use what ya got! If it gives you the edge over the next applicant, all the better! Sorry. Just how I feel. As long as you're a good worker and do your job well, if your boss has to start wearing a bib, oh well. All the easier to take off when you want to watch your kid's soccer game. LOL
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I love the combination of girly with suit. I hate when women think they have to wear "male-type" outfits for business attire. I'm sure you looked nice assuming the clothes fit you well and you weren't popping out of your top.

I chalk it up to a guy who probably looks at a lot of porn and is obsessed with the female upper body (boobs). If a guy can't keep his eyes off your chest that's his problem, not yours. As long as you're dressed respectfully. You had a jacket on for heaven's sake. On the other hand, you can always play it up to your advantage!!! I say use what ya got! If it gives you the edge over the next applicant, all the better! Sorry. Just how I feel. As long as you're a good worker and do your job well, if your boss has to start wearing a bib, oh well. All the easier to take off when you want to watch your kid's soccer game. LOL
Jennifer Lawrence shows off her bra under a chic black tuxedo as she attends premiere of her new film | Mail Online

So you'd wear that to an interview?
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