Appropriate interview attire for women?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by orientalbeat, Sep 22, 2012.

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  1. orientalbeat

    orientalbeat 5+ Year Member

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    What tops are considered 'inappropriate' for dental interviews? I'm a bit on the petite side so I really try to stay away from boxy button-ups for fear of looking like a child/ too butch. I have a pant suit but want to buy a skirt suit as well to pair more feminine, but still professional blouses. I've seen a couple blouses online that I liked (in black or white of course), however I am unsure if this is not professional enough for an interview. :confused:
    http://www.extrapetite.com/2010/01/pag-lookbook-theory-lecture-tweed-suit.html ;
    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6102/6296991841_295815de32_o.jpg
     
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  3. awaitsimpatient

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    There was a previous thread on this : check it out, maybe it will help
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=948044
     
  4. aznboi89x

    aznboi89x 5+ Year Member

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    there are so many threads over this.
    at my interviews at NOVA and minnesota, girls wore those and look professional to me
     
  5. rk0190

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    Honestly... i wouldn't stress TOO much about it, I think those blouses are fine. I was really stressed before my interview on whether everything I was wearing was professional and there were such a wide variety of outfits...as long as you look professional and put together, you'll be perfectly fine!
     
  6. Sal427

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    I just had my interview at NYU and there was one girl there wearing a MINIskirt and another wearing one of those tight bondage skirts. I don't know what was going through these girls' heads!! It was funny though because the director of admissions basically called out the girl by saying how proper attire has to be worn in the clinic, meaning knee length skirt for ladies! And then she specifically looked at that girl.
     
  7. awaitsimpatient

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    Wow, good to know! I wonder if they took notes on that girl "MINIskirt" Accepted...lol.. maybe she had amazing waxed legs :laugh:
     
  8. npd8591

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    Do you guys think that nail polish is appropriate?
     
  9. wzhu

    wzhu 5+ Year Member

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    i wore a miniskirt lol .. i'm short and those long skirts make me look funny. i still got acceptances :) i wouldn't recommend running that risk though haha
     
  10. Longcatislong

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    Your nails (for interviews) should appear neat, tidy and conservative. Avoid bright colors or ridiculous acrylic nails. I'd suggest a good french manicure (they look natural and clean) or just paint them a soft, natural tone.

    Same goes for makeup. Keep it clean, simple and natural looking.
     
  11. KittySquared

    KittySquared Kitty chompers 5+ Year Member

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    I was totally going to go Kim Kardashian style
     
  12. Longcatislong

    Longcatislong 5+ Year Member

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    lulz.
     
  13. Junebug1665

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    I hope I have a different idea of what a miniskirt is compared to what you wore...
     
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  15. azimmer

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    I, personally, bought a pants suit just to go on the safe side because I have pretty long legs so skirts tend to look short on me. I don't want to give the impression that I'm trying to seduce the dean or anything LOLOL.
     

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