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Ladies....and gentlemen...I need some FASHION advice!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by amonkeybutt, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. amonkeybutt

    amonkeybutt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i'm wearing a black pant suit with black shimmering pinstripes to my interviews. i'm wondering if one would wear a plain button-down shirt (to be safe) or a blue one (i guess that's not too risky either) or a baby blue silky sort of shirt. i know this is SUCH A SILLY QUESTION but since i'm back-and-forth about it, i thought i would solicite some advice. thanks a bunch.
     
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    What is your gender?
     
  4. amonkeybutt

    amonkeybutt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    ooooooh, SMW, wouldn't you like to know ;) just kidding. i'm a female.
     
  5. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    SMW - what a great question... :D

    Anyway, as a guy, I will back away gracefully. Except to say that I think any one of the three would seem fine to me. But as a guy, I'm severly fashion impaired. ;)

    I think as long as it's not too out there, it shouldn't have an impact on the interview. I've read in books that you should stick to dark blue/black/grey, but to me, that seems a little paranoid. I would say that none of the three would automatically disqualify you from medical school admissions.

    My nicest suit happens to be green, and I plan on wearing it to my interviews. At least if I get rejected, I'll have something to blame it on.
     
  6. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Personally I'd wear the silky blue shirt, but then again I've been the only one wearing red at my interviews so far (the shirt, not the suit). I don't think button-down goes with shimmering anything! Guess I should have known that a guy would never describe his suit as a "pant suit."
     
  7. amonkeybutt

    amonkeybutt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    okay your turn SMW, what's your gender? anyhow, the shimmering isn't really that shocking. from far away you would think it's a pin-striped suit, close-up the stripes are made of shimmering fabric. i think it's pretty but i am still having two girlfriends and my mother come over to confirm that! :D
     
  8. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Not again!! :rolleyes: Seriously, every week or so I have to reconfirm that I AM A WOMAN!!!! :D
     
  9. Badgerbabe

    Badgerbabe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Definitely the blue silky one. I found a gorgeous copper colored shantung silk shirt under my black (skirt) suit. I think its adds a little style without being out there.
    Good Luck!
    Shannon
     
  10. jase133

    jase133 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    brandonite: i think i will wear a green suit too this year and alternate it with the black one from last year (didn't get in with this one!). i will wear a white with the green and a dark blue shirt with the black. hehe...
     
  11. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    We're rebels up here in Canada with our, get this, green suits, eh?

    I think if you stick to the black/navy thing, then you'll blend into the crowd. As long as you're not too flashy, I don't think it should be a problem.

    But I haven't been accepted anywhere, so I suppose that would have to be taken with a grain of salt. ;)
     
  12. jase133

    jase133 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hehe

    i definitely think different is GOOD, but not TOO different.

    besides, i looked "too young" in my black suit
     
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  14. jthorn1227

    jthorn1227 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I would wear whatever you're most comfortable. If it's your first interview, you might want to wear the "safe" shirt so that you can see what everyone else is wearing.
    I personally like to vary it up. Sometimes I wear a black skirt or pant suit. I also have a dark red/burgundy suit and sometimes I wear that or wear the jacket with black pants. As long as it is appropriate, just wear whatever you feel most comfortable (and confident) in!! :) Good luck!
     
  15. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    If you have blue eyes--wear the baby blue sky; if you are Caucasian and have dark hair and brown eyes--wear the darker blue. But, if you have darker (like olive) skin, like Jennifer Lopez, then wear the baby blue.
     
  16. amonkeybutt

    amonkeybutt Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    thanks sooooooo much for all your helpful advice. i'm still deciding but i think baby blue is the winner. and i know "monkeybutt" is a little unusual but i like monkeys and i like butts so why not! :)
     

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