Drooling over a dress suit. Is the color too bright for interviews?

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Hey there,

I wanted to take advantage of the Nordstrom anniversary sale to purchase my interview suit. I usually never spend more on ~$10-30 on any clothing item, so this will be an opportunity to splurge!

I was drawn to this dress suit (see below), but was worried that the color/fabric might be a little too...bright? Adcoms, would this be appropriate for interviews?

 
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aw yiss. do you think the dress cuts off a little too high? I tried it on yesterday and it hits ~2 inches above my knee. Kind of like on this model (see below), but like an inch higher. As long as I stick to low heels, it should be ok, right?

 

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aw yiss. do you think the dress cuts off a little too high? I tried it on yesterday and it hits ~2 inches above my knee. Kind of like on this model (see below), but like an inch higher. As long as I stick to low heels, it should be ok, right?
I don't see any issue with it as you describe.

A good rule of thumb I've found is, if you wouldn't feel comfortable seeing your mom in it, then don't wear it to a professional setting.
 

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Hey there,

I wanted to take advantage of the Nordstrom anniversary sale to purchase my interview suit. I usually never spend more on ~$10-30 on any clothing item, so this will be an opportunity to splurge!

I was drawn to this dress suit (see below), but was worried that the color/fabric might be a little too...bright? Adcoms, would this be appropriate for interviews?

The color is fine as long as the material is not as shiny as it appears here.
 

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The color is fine as long as the material is not as shiny as it appears here.
I'm always curious to know a few general fashion rules of thumb (like the shiny one you mentioned). Would be a very useful collection!
 

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I think that it is fine but I am the most laissez-faire adcom when it comes to clothing choices for interview.
 
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Thank you for your input, everyone! I'll buy it now and return it if the suit is too shiny in person.
 

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The shininess makes it a little prom dressy/formal evening weary.

Butttttt, wearing something that makes you feel comfortable and powerful can be a huge mental help for your interviewing game. So maybe a little bit of shininess is okay.
 
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The shininess makes it a little prom dressy/formal evening weary.

Butttttt, wearing something that makes you feel comfortable and powerful can be a huge mental help for your interviewing game. So maybe a little bit of shininess is okay.
Yeah I'm such a huge sucker for shiny, bright things. I figured that I should try to find a happy compromise between what I would want and what the adcoms expect, especially since I'm spending so much money into one outfit :0

I'm hoping that the fabric won't be too shiny. I couldn't find many suits I actually liked while browsing.