Chic And Flattering Interview Outfits That Will Land You The Job


A job interview is probably one of the trickiest things to dress for. As a fashion-conscious woman, you prefer not to don the expected (and super basic) black pantsuit. On the other hand, you want to be careful, choosing pieces that express both personal style and professionalism. So what are you supposed to do within those parameters? We’ve found taking your body type into consideration is a great first step in narrowing down options. No one wants ill-fitting items in the mix. Most importantly, when you feel comfortable in your clothes, you naturally radiate confidence and polish, which is crucial when trying to nail that first impression. Whether you possess a defined waist or a petite build, we’ve got eight reliable outfit formulas to win the interview—and the workplace.

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Fall Workwear Trends For Every Body Type

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Asymmetric midis are a great alternative to maxis for those under 5'4". Adapt the silhouette for the office by pairing it with a tailored blazer. Elongate the legs with over-the-knee boots, and further elevate the outfit with a top-handle satchel.

Biancaz Suede Over-The-Knee Boots


Rachel Zoe

Sleeveless Dress With Ring Detail


Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Duchess Blazer



Classic Mini Tote



Yellow-Gold Roll Bangle With Pave Diamond


Sydney Evan

Wave Rings


Jessica Biales

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Petites can pull off abbreviated hems without looking inappropriate. (Rule of thumb: Make sure the skirt doesn't reach above the pointer finger.) A statement jacquard jacket takes the dress to fashion territory without crossing the line. Complete the look with tonal extras.

Heel Slipper Suede Mules


Mansur Gavriel

Suzanna Shoulder Bag


Salvatore Ferragamo

Jalene Floral Jacquard Coat


Brock Collection

Felicity Pini



Garland Ring


Ariel Gordon

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Shapely Legs

Wide-leg trousers are ideal when you prefer not to show any leg. A timeless belted pinstripe design is flawless teamed with a crisp blouse. Offset the super polished vibe with pink velvet slides.

Ring Tote


Little Liffner

Marianne Loafer Mule


Malone Souliers

Pant H076


Oak + Fort

Menuet Blouse


Atlantique Ascoli

Tear Cuff


Efva Attling

Bracelet 94018


Oak + Fort

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Shapely Legs

A high-neck Victorian-inspired lace top goes perfectly with a long flare coat. Keep the rest of the look fresh and modern with straight-leg black pants, velvet pumps, a chic shopper tote and a pair of eye-catching earrings.

Pant 1210


Oak + Fort

Long Pipe Earrings


Jennifer Fisher

Flower Heel Pumps


Salvatore Ferragamo

Market Woven Leather Shopper Tote Bag


Elizabeth and James

Long Sleeve Top



Carine Collarless Cotton-Blend Faille Coat


Brock Collection

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Love the suit look but don't want to be boring? Try an on-trend printed version in a muted palette. The classic matching jacket and pants combo looks particularly amazing on tall ladies. Temper the print with minimalist loafers, stack on dainty jewelry for a touch of glam and finish off with a geometric bag.



Via Spiga

Baja Deco Bracelet


Monica Vinader

Riva Diamond Wave Cuff


Monica Vinader

Geometric Structured Leather Shoulder Bag



Cherry Blossom Trousers



Cherry Blossom Blazer



Signature Ring II With Sapphire Baguette, 10K Rose Gold



Compass Necklace


The Brave Collection

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A monochromatic ensemble is eternally chic, and this ribbed top and skirt duo is no exception. Take advantage of your height by nodding to the menswear trend with an oversize coat. Break up the color palette with of-the-moment stark white shoes and an embellished bag.

Soiree Cross Body Bag


Diane von Furstenberg

Earring 91045


Oak + Fort

Herringbone Coat



Flint Mélange Rib Mock Neck Asymmetric Top & Rib Skirt


St. John

Leather Pumps


Jill Sander

Twosome & Stars Ring


Efva Attling

Pipe Ring Bended Round


IAM by Ileana Makri

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To accentuate your defined waist, a knee-length A-line wrap skirt is the perfect staple. Choose one with ruffles for feminine flair and keep things business-like with a sleek turtleneck. Throw a blazer over your shoulders and accessorize with pointed-toe mules, a small shoulder bag and sculptural earrings.

Tailored Wool Blend Blazer





Malone Souliers

Ruffled Wrap Skirt



Albert T-Shirt



Loopiloop Earrings


Efva Attling

Foldover Shoulder Bag



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Another great skirt for you is a midi pencil, as it cinches at the waist and drapes over the legs. Layer a knit underneath and opt for a longline trench. An elegant leather cross-body and slingback pumps complete the look.

Bracelet 94018


Oak + Fort

Curvy Two Part Earrings With Diamond Pave


Paige Novick

Penelope Embellished Suede Slingback Pumps


Nicholas Kirkwood

Stretch-Jacquard Pencil Skirt


Iris & Ink

Charlie Handbag



Soft Suede Duster



Reed Turtleneck


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