Women's Attire Tips

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Suit

  • Avoid trendy styles.  Use traditional, "safe" clothing styles
  • Select, subtle elements of color may be used, but sparingly, so as not to distract your audience
  • Jacket sleeve length should fall ½ inch below wrist
  • Neutral Colors:  black, grey, brown, navy

Pants

  • Pants are good for site visits to allow mobility in facilities
  • Capris and cropped pants are not appropriate

Skirt

  • Skirts should be knee length and not too tight
  • Avoid high slits

Shirt

  • Blouse or camisole
  • Preferred colors are white or light colors
  • Cleavage should not be showing

Shoes

  • Avoid open toed shoes or sandals
  • Wear basic pumps with a low heel, 1-2" high
  • No stilettos or platforms
  • Wear neutral hosiery or trouser socks
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Jacket

  • Wear a blazer or suit jacket with pants or skirt
  • Be sure the pattern is not too distracting
  • Trendier or casual suits are also appropriate

Pants

  • Dress pants or khakis are acceptable
  • Avoid capris

Skirt

  • Should be knee length and not too tight
  • Avoid high slits

Shirt

  • Blouse
  • Sweaters including knit sweater sets and cardigans

Shoes

  • Avoid open toed shoes or sandals
  • Heels or flats are acceptable
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Jewelry

  • Simple and professional, avoid large dangly earrings that could cause distractions
  • Wear only one pair of earrings
  • Simple necklace
  • Maximum of 1 ring per hand

Handbags

  • Use a small and simple purse or professional bag
  • No backpacks or large purses