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How do you dress "business professional" in the summer without a suit jacket?

I have a very important interview tomorrow and the heat index is 105! any help would be appreciated.

 
mhaney03

Asked by mhaney03 at 4:20 PM on Jul. 21, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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Answers (9)
  • a knee length skirt and dressy short sleeve shirt or knee length dress. remember to have shoes that go too!!!
    batsonsgirl

    Answer by batsonsgirl at 4:22 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • sometimes a nice short sleeve and a vest work well togethre too.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 4:25 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • No jeans, no tshirts, no sandals, Slacks are fine with a nice blouse but no cleavage showing. shirts or dresses at the knee, dressy blouses, minimal jewelry, no perfume. That is almost verbatim for my husbands office HR manual under womens dress code.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:28 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • ive seen skirts and button up blouses or nice blouses or long loose dress pants with short sleeve blouses
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 4:29 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • Dress slacks and a nice Satin blouse.
    A knee length skirt and a satin blouse.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:11 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • I would wear a dark pencil skirt and a button up or silky blouse with heels
    mommymela87

    Answer by mommymela87 at 8:15 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • I agree withmommymela87 let me add no sleeves blouse
    RidingPink

    Answer by RidingPink at 8:56 PM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • i think i got it together. i can't wear sleeveless due to tattoos. also, why the no perfume rule?
    mhaney03

    Comment by mhaney03 (original poster) at 9:58 AM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Ahhh... my area of expertise..I have a Women's upscale consignment biz in Long Beach, CA that specializes only in better Career & Dress Casual Clothing, Handbags, Shoes & Accessories. If this interview is for something other than an high-profile, executive position, I'd say keeping it neat, clean, & groomed is always a best first-impression.
    ~ One of my favorite designers of tops/blouses and dresses is ..."Sweet Pea" by Stacy Frati....because her line's signature fabric is a nylon mesh that is sooo comfortable, breathable, stretchy, wrinkle free, in stylish patterns & flattering designs. You can find them at stores like Macy's, Bloomingdale's,,,..Great for all season's but a must-have for hot summer and carefree maintenance.
    ~ I suggest a lined,skirt somewhat loose/low flare, just-below-the-knee length. Top it all off with a light-weight , short or 3/4 length sleeve, summer cardigan in cashmere. Pick a cool color palette
    jicar

    Answer by jicar at 2:39 PM on Jul. 24, 2010

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