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It's back to suits for women

Q.  It's been so long since I've had to go out on job interviews I don't even know what women wear. The rule used to be a black, navy or brown suit but we've been wearing casual pants, sweaters, even tee shirts in our office all week-not just on "Casual Friday." What goes ?

Ans. It's time to go back to the drawing board. Style and trend experts report that if you're serious about getting that job you will have to appear in a "serious" dark skirt or pant suit again. You can brighten it up with a silk flower or bright pin on the lapel but keep it simple. While you must be neat and clean, the most important features of your interview will be your personality and resume.

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