Have an interview lined up and not sure what to wear? Then look no further! We have pulled together the perfect interview outfits, so you are dressed for success. We understand making a good first impression can be quite daunting, so wearing clothes that fit the style of the interviewing company and that make you feel comfortable can make all the difference!
To make a great impression at your next job interview, check out our guide to the best women’s interview outfits for both casual and formal settings.
Interview Attire Top Tips
- Avoid wearing uncomfortable footwear or footwear that makes you unsteady on your feet. However, if you want to wear heels, do, but only if you feel comfortable in.
- For more casual interviews, you can wear jeans but opt for a darker shade like black, with a more tailored fit and no rips or distressed detailing.
- If you’re wearing a skirt or a dress, make sure the hem falls at your knees or below. Also, if you wear them with tights, make sure they don’t have any ladders in them.
- Wear your hair in a hairstyle that’s comfortable and one that you aren’t going to play with, or keep pushing away from your face.
What To Wear To An Interview
Best Interview Outfits for A Casual Workplace
Whether you are applying for a position at a café, or a small start-up company, your casual interview outfit still needs to have thought and effort put into it. Even if the company you’re interviewing for has a ‘casual’ dress code. For the interview and the first week at least of working there (if you’re successful), you should dress semi-formally to give a good first impression. Always try to dress above the dress code in these circumstances.
This trend-led cardigan ticks all the right boxes for a successful interview outfit. Made from a comfortable knitted fabric and chunky style, this cardigan features a button detail, style this cardigan with a darker shade of skinny jeans and boots for an effortless interview outfit.
If you aren’t too sure about jeans and a top combo, you can always opt for a flattering jumper and trousers combo to wear to your casual interview. Made from comfortable woven fabric, features a wide leg design, elasticated waistband and tie detail. Complete this look with comfortable trainers and a striped sweatshirt for the ideal smart-casual outfit for your interview.
Best Business Casual Interview Outfits For Women
We are obsessed with an oversized shirt look at Long Tall Sally. With plenty of shades to choose from, including bright green, cobalt blue, and hot pink, choose which bright colour matches your personality best for your next interview. Business casual is the perfect opportunity to add a little personality to your outfit whilst still looking professional. Pair with tailored trousers and low heels for a smart casual look you can wear on repeat.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to show off this stunning skirt at your next interview. Ideal for a smart-casual dress-code, this must-have satin skirt is made from a comfortable satin fabric and features a flattering high waist. Complement this midi skirt with a jumper and heels for an interview ready outfit.
Best Formal Interview Outfits For Women
Feel your best self in this trend-led waistcoat. Ideal for your next interview, this fitted button down waistcoat can be teamed with smart trousers and heels for a timeless, sophisticated look you can rely on.
Formal interviews tend to mean suits. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t mix and match skirts, trousers and blazers. This button tube skirt is perfect to keep you comfortable and formal for any job interview. Made from stretch jersey fabric and finished in a pencil style, pair with a boucle blazer for an instantly polished look.
A classic piece to add to your collection, these must-have trousers and shirt are ideal for a formal interview and workplace setting. Comfortable in jersey fabric, it’s best to keep to darker tones for more formal occasions, which is why this black dogtooth check trousers are ideal for an instantly polished look. With an elasticated waistband, team with a smart shirt and heels for a look you can wear with confidence.
Still struggling to choose what to wear? Look to our tall workwear collection for more interview inspiration.
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