Thanks for the advice!I can tell it's a different material than a real suit jacket but I think you can get away with it. Make sure the jacket falls to about hip length (shorter is less professional) and make sure it's not tight fitting, buttoned or unbuttoned. The jacket should be nice and lose and have plenty of room when buttoned, you don't want it fit snug around your waist. Most blazers have softer and thinner fabric (as opposed to the stiffer and thicker fabric of a suit jacket) and usually have solid buttons that can be gold or silver so it's good yours doesn't have that.
If you want to be remembered as different because of what you wore then "sure".
The dress in the original post was cute! But the thing to remember is that cute is NOT what you're going for. Neither is attractive, flattering, current, stylish, fashionable, distinctive, memorable, pretty and most emphatically, sexy. What you're aiming for is professional and appropriate.I thought the dress in the original post was cute.
Apparently, i know nothing of female fashion, lol
And this is the important part: "dress was a part of a SUIT with a matching jacket," A dress suit can be, in my personal opinion, the very best option of all. A dress suit is very kind to figures that are less than perfect, and can also 'tone down' a figure that's a little too perfect to otherwise escape notice. The dress part is easily fitted to almost any figure. It also avoids the risk of the 'uptight librarian' look --I wore a dress similar to this to my interview and was ultimately accepted.
Difference -- said dress was a part of a SUIT with a matching jacket, solid gray. Admittedly, I am VERY conservative when it comes to interview attire. All the other women wore pants SUITS.