Reader Mail: Is it OK to wear a shift dress to a job interview?

by Jamak Khazra on September 27, 2009

The short answer is yes, as long as you wear a shift dress with a jacket to a job interview.

With the popularity of shift dresses many women are asking if they can wear a shift dress to an interview. A shift dress should be worn with a jacket if you are wearing it to a job interview. This will give you the same look as a traditional skirt suit which is the most appropriate look for a job interview.

There are however, some style details to watch for when choosing a shift dress for a job interview. The most important detail is the neckline of a shift dress. You would want to wear a high neck dress. The neckline of the shift dress can be boat neck, round neck or v-neck.

Bluesuits Sleevless Dress and Tab jacket

Bluesuits Sleevless Dress and Tab jacket

Bluesuits Tropical Wool Sleeveless Shift Dress

Bluesuits Tropical Wool Sleeveless Shift Dress

Bluesuits Tropical Wool Charcoal Sleeveless Shift Dress

Bluesuits Tropical Wool Charcoal Sleeveless Shift Dress


A capsleeve shift dress is another great option where you can wear it with the jacket for the interview and wear it without the jacket to work.
Bluesuits Cap Sleeve Round neck tropical wool Shift Dress

Bluesuits Cap Sleeve Round neck tropical wool Shift Dress

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RobD October 6, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Your site was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

Etalewen October 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Great. Now i can say thank you!,

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