Q&A: What to Wear to an Engineering Interview for Women

May 31st, 2007

Q:  Maybe you should give some suggestions on what female engineers should wear to an interview too.

Linen-Cotton Colette JacketA: 
We recently ran an article advising men what to wear to an engineering interview at a technology startup, and we got a request to give some advice to women engineers.

Like we said in the men’s article, the ideal interview outfit blends the professionalism required of a job interview with the casual spirit of a tech startup.

Here’s three foolproof interview outfits:

(1)  Button-down Shirt + Dark Rinse Jeans.
The women’s version of the men’s foolproof outfit.

(2)  Cardigan Twinset + High Waist Trousers.
On-trend trousers paired with a business casual classic.

(3) Cropped Jacket + Knit Shirt + Dark Rinse Jeans.
Mix it up with a standout structured jacket (like the one pictured at left) and the most formal of jeans.

Finish off each outfit with a structured handbag and a pair of low heels or flats.

Pictured:
J Crew Linen-Cotton Colette Jacket | $235 at J Crew.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

Entry Filed under: Q&A, Women's

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dressing for Job Intervie&hellip  |  May 31st, 2007 at 7:49 am

    [...] In today’s post at Omiru.com, Trisha answers the question What to Wear to an Engineering Interview for Women, which is a follow up to a previous post What to Wear to an Engineering Interview which answered this question: Q: I’ve got an interview at a software startup next week. What should I wear? I hear that the company is very informal, but I think I should dress up anyways. [...]

  • 2. The Space Between My Peer&hellip  |  May 31st, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    [...] Since my hero works in the engineering and architecture field, it was fun to see the suggestions that Tricia at Omiru.com had for interviewing in a casual office (although I think she means technology engineering as opposed to structural engineering). [...]

  • 3. raq  |  May 31st, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    hey. what can i wear with a grey halter dress to look classy and vintage-y? thanks.

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