First impressions matter and that’s so true when it comes to interviewing for a new job. We know that when you feel good about what you are wearing you can take on the world and confidence is key for securing your next job. Looking neat and put together at an interview is a great way; of setting a good first impression so check out our top picks for plus size interview outfits and shop our collection.
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Our top tips for how to dress for an interview
- Dress to impress. Ditch the joggers - even if you are on zoom and they’re only going to see your top half. Choose formal styles that will make you look and feel more professional.
- Wear what makes you feel comfortable. If you hate wearing dresses or a suit makes you feel uncomfortable - don’t wear it! Even if you think that you ‘should’ wear something, if wearing it makes you feel awkward, that’ll stand out.
- Try on your interview outfit a few days before you go. Stand in front of the mirror and see if everything fits and goes together just like you thought it would. There’s nothing worse than an interview outfit that doesn’t fit right as it screams that you didn’t really think about it before going. It pays to be prepared and is sure to reduces your stress levels too. 🙂
- Think about the company. A really important part of preparing for your next job interview is finding out about the company that you are applying for and that includes how they dress. Blend in with their style and you’ll feel more comfortable.
The Power Suit
Own the room (or zoom room) when you wear a power suit. Whether you choose a 2 piece or 3 piece, nothing says ‘professional’ better than a well-tailored suit. If you are applying for a job in a creative industry like fashion or marketing a bright bold colorful suit like pink or red is attention-grabbing, sure to make a statement and says that you are confident and ready to take on responsibility for your work.
We love the Sante Grace Carter 70's Flared Trousers, sold separately.
The Oversized Blazer
For plus size interview outfits that are more about exuding sophistication and a quiet confidence pair an oversized blazer with tailored trousers. A subtle pattern or print is a great way of showcasing your personality.
We love a wrap dress and think that they are a great choice for plus size interview outfits and we love the Stylized Feather Maxi Wrap Dress from Symbology.
For the modern business professional, a cute blouse worn with tailored trousers or pencil or pleated skirt is the interview outfit for you and works well for both in-person or zoom calls.
We love the Dani Marie Alesia Blouse Top in cobalt.
Pants and trousers that all about clean lines and sleek tailoring are winners when it comes to picking plus size interview outfits. Choose straight or wide-leg styles like these Ashley Nell Tipton Ficus Teniki Pants.
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