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Right dress code for interviews

Choose your attire based on the industry, company and departmental culture.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 25, 2012 02:26 IST

1 Fitting in: Choose your attire based on the industry, company and departmental culture. This is the first indication of your cultural fit with the company and the position, before you even say hello to the interviewer. One must enquire what is the dress code for the office.

2 Colour code: Ensure that the colour of the trouser or the skirt is dark or dull and the shirt or blouse is lighter or brighter so that attention goes to the upper body. Stay away from light coloured bottoms.

3 Focus on face: Draw attention around the face either by creating a contrast with the colour of shirt and jacket or by sporting a scarf, tie or pocket square. A bright scarf, tie or pocket square communicate approachability.

4 Be weight wise: People who are under-weight or tubular must wear a jacket or a third layer as it will give them a better visual presence. It will also help them project an image of confidence and authority.

5 Pattern matters: Choose design patterns on your clothes that are harmonious, or the overall look can distract. Don’t wear neon colours, velvet, glittery or leather fabric. Also, avoid big patterns.

(with inputs from Gayatree Sehgal,image consultant)Right Dress Code For Interviews