As part of UCLA SMDEP we received a presentation on admission process etiquette by the director of admissions of the med school, which included interview dress code. During the presentation we were told to go with neutral colors only, stockings are a must if you are wearing a skirt, minimal make up and jewelry, shoes must be closed toed, hair and nails neatly groomed. I have a gorgeous ivory suit which I was planning on wearing for interviews (I would consider ivory a neutral). After the presentation, concerned that my suit may not be appropriate, I went up to the director of admissions and specifically asked whether an ivory suit would be appropriate. Her response -- no! At an interview, you do not want to stand out for what you are wearing. I know what you are saying about feeling stuffy in a black suit, but you have to find a way to make it your own yet still look professional. Adding a colored blouse or pretty earrings is ok but otherwise suck it up.