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Re: Women's suits

Postby HellOnHeels » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:02 pm

keg411 wrote:
HellOnHeels wrote:
dddhhh wrote:For winter interviews, are skirt suits still recommended? I'm from the south and am use to them but this interview is up north and I am unsure if this is still the best option. Any advice appreciated!

I'd also like to know the answer to this. It's cold outside!


Wear stockings. Seriously.

Honestly, you can wear a pants suit if you really want; it's not going to matter. But don't go out and buy one if you already have a skirt suit.

I bought both the pants and the skirt for the suit, so I have options. If both are ok, I guess I'll see which one I'm feeling the morning I need it :)

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Xifeng » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Also make sure whatever shoes you're planning on wearing work with pants in terms of the length. You don't want to find out that it's weird morning-of.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:20 pm

I'm just a 0L, but have to wear suits frequently for my current job. I've found that skirt + stockings is a LOT warmer than pants. I typically don't wear socks/stockings with pants, and the cold air gets up in there and makes you quite cold.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Dany » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:43 pm

I don't know where you live, but I prefer wearing a skirt suit in the winter so that the hems of my pants don't risk getting gross with rain/snow/slush. And skirt + hose aren't that much colder than thin dress pants anyway. But if you want to wear pants, no one cares.

Edit: I hate trying to give advice with this awful avatar. :|

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Lwoods » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:46 pm

Tights under pants if it's cold and there's no snow. If there is snow or slush, ditto Dany.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Xifeng » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:56 pm

Dany wrote:Edit: I hate trying to give advice with this awful avatar. :|


YOUR CREDIBILITY IS RUINED :lol:

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Re: Women's suits

Postby HellOnHeels » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:07 pm

suit for shadowing judge for a few days, or will trousers/blouse be ok?

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Lwoods » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:33 pm

HellOnHeels wrote:suit for shadowing judge for a few days, or will trousers/blouse be ok?


Suit, though you can probably take your jacket off when not in court.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby HellOnHeels » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:42 pm

Lwoods wrote:
HellOnHeels wrote:suit for shadowing judge for a few days, or will trousers/blouse be ok?


Suit, though you can probably take your jacket off when not in court.

thanks!

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:59 am

I just bought a grey suit. Tags are still on and I haven't tailored it yet. Is it worth exchanging for a black one? Will it severely hurt me to wear a grey suit to interviews? I heard that grey was the way to go, but apparently the information I got was incorrect.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby keg411 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:I just bought a grey suit. Tags are still on and I haven't tailored it yet. Is it worth exchanging for a black one? Will it severely hurt me to wear a grey suit to interviews? I heard that grey was the way to go, but apparently the information I got was incorrect.


Do you have a link to the suit + color? Unless it's super super light or casual looking (which I can't imagine they sell a ton of in the winter), it should be fine for 1L jobs, OCI, etc.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Dany » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:12 am

keg411 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I just bought a grey suit. Tags are still on and I haven't tailored it yet. Is it worth exchanging for a black one? Will it severely hurt me to wear a grey suit to interviews? I heard that grey was the way to go, but apparently the information I got was incorrect.


Do you have a link to the suit + color? Unless it's super super light or casual looking (which I can't imagine they sell a ton of in the winter), it should be fine for 1L jobs, OCI, etc.

+1

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Lwoods » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:I just bought a grey suit. Tags are still on and I haven't tailored it yet. Is it worth exchanging for a black one? Will it severely hurt me to wear a grey suit to interviews? I heard that grey was the way to go, but apparently the information I got was incorrect.


No need to exchange unless it's really light/casual like keg said. Darker / charcoal is a great interview suit color. Black is easy and appropriate for women, but it's not the ONLY choice.

Also, whomever told you grey over black was probably thinking of men's suits. It used to be the rule that a black suit in the daytime was for the help or the dead. I'd still advise men to abide by this in case they encounter some old school attorneys, but it's not really the case for women.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:21 am

keg411 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I just bought a grey suit. Tags are still on and I haven't tailored it yet. Is it worth exchanging for a black one? Will it severely hurt me to wear a grey suit to interviews? I heard that grey was the way to go, but apparently the information I got was incorrect.


Do you have a link to the suit + color? Unless it's super super light or casual looking (which I can't imagine they sell a ton of in the winter), it should be fine for 1L jobs, OCI, etc.


Didn't mean to be on anon earlier.

http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/product/AT ... Color=6434

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Dany » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:27 am

That suit is perfect.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:41 am

Dany wrote:That suit is perfect.


Alright. Thanks!

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Re: Women's suits

Postby keg411 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:20 am

Dany wrote:That suit is perfect.


Agreed with Dany.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby HellOnHeels » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:43 pm

llachans wrote:
keg411 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I just bought a grey suit. Tags are still on and I haven't tailored it yet. Is it worth exchanging for a black one? Will it severely hurt me to wear a grey suit to interviews? I heard that grey was the way to go, but apparently the information I got was incorrect.


Do you have a link to the suit + color? Unless it's super super light or casual looking (which I can't imagine they sell a ton of in the winter), it should be fine for 1L jobs, OCI, etc.


Didn't mean to be on anon earlier.

http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/product/AT ... Color=6434

That's the suit I'm wearing today! I like it a lot 8)

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Xifeng » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:31 pm

keg411 wrote:
Dany wrote:That suit is perfect.


Agreed with Dany.


+1

Gray suits are awesome.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:37 pm

Dany wrote:That suit is perfect.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby crooked » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:38 pm

Suggestions on where to find a basic structured black tote bag? If I had any income, I would go for Kate Spade, but sadly that's not an option right now.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby Dany » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:52 pm

How much do you want to spend?

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Re: Women's suits

Postby bluecrab5448 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:03 pm

I scanned the thread quickly but didn't see this issue raised: do you have to wear pantyhose with a skirt suit during the summer? I'll be in New York and was really hoping not to wear an extra layer in non-ventilated subways.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby keg411 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:10 pm

bluecrab5448 wrote:I scanned the thread quickly but didn't see this issue raised: do you have to wear pantyhose with a skirt suit during the summer? I'll be in New York and was really hoping not to wear an extra layer in non-ventilated subways.


You don't have to and most people don't. But it makes your legs look better.

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Re: Women's suits

Postby crooked » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:03 am

Dany wrote:How much do you want to spend?


As little as possible? If I could find something decent at a store like H&M that could get me through a few interviews right now that would be great. But up to $250 for the right bag (one that would hold up for OCI and callbacks in the fall).




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