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interview outfit -- too many collars

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hugoagogo Sun 11-Jan-15 10:52:18

I have a crisp white blouse, a navy blazer and some nice straight trousers. It looks a mess though, I suspect because my short neck makes the jacket lapels and shirt collar all bunch up together.

Should I try other shirts or could something collarless like this work?

Rojak Sun 11-Jan-15 10:56:25

I think that blouse would work under a blazer.

I have a short neck too and don't get on with stiff collared shirts

burnishedsilver Sun 11-Jan-15 11:45:14

The idea is good but that particular top looks a bit see through and easily creased.

hugoagogo Sun 11-Jan-15 15:23:51

You might be right.

It's hard to find something similar that isn't crepe or thick ponte, both of which I want to avoid.

Brillenbar Sun 11-Jan-15 16:14:34

Have you tried putting the collar of the white blouse outside the jacket ie turn it up and then over. Also try undoing one more button of blouse (with a cam under it, I'm not suggesting you "work your assets"to try and get the job!)

museumum Sun 11-Jan-15 16:19:49

I recently sat in on a day of interviews of mostly female candidates as an observer. As I wasn't asking questions of making the decision I had plenty time to think about what was working and what wasn't in terms of their pessentations, demener and dress. ALL the women who wore shirts and jackets looked rumpled and uncomfortable. Particularly as most had winter coats too (it was a foul day).
Smartest were those with the least fussy lines so plain sweaters or blouses without buttons or frills, or dresses. Dress and jacket looked so much smarter than anything else.
Woman who got the job wore a pencil skirt and plain sweater.

carlywurly Sun 11-Jan-15 19:57:35

I went to a conference recently and one of the female speakers wore a simple black dress with a fitted cream jacket, black opaque tights and shoe boots.
It was a simple but lovely look and looked comfortable as well as smart. I spent most of her talk wondering where she'd bought it all. smile

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