Style 911: “How Do I Dress For An Interview At A Casual Office?”

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I am going for a job interview at an office where most people dress fairly casually — as in jeans and casual, non-officey dresses. How should I dress for the interview? I don’t want to dress down too much, but I also think my “interview suit” is too formal for this place. – Janet

Once upon a time, I interviewed on two separate occasions at a place with a casual dress code. The first time I wore a suit and didn’t get the position. But the second time, I wore a brown shirtdress and came out on top. So I think it’s best to wear a dress or skirt that can go casual or conservative when interviewing at a casual office. Here are a few tips for completing your outfit …

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