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How do professional women dress in Houston?

Asked by baseballnut (430points) July 13th, 2008

I know this seems like a frivilous question but HELP> I’m interviewing with the Houston branch of a software company and I live in casual, hot Phx where summer dress – except for some interviews – is casual. Houston is new to me and I don’t want to blow it – these will be internal customers and subordinates if I’m successful. Any tips?

I was going with the tank shell/black pantsuit/strappy sandals/hot bag look that is Phx standard.

Thanks in advance for the opinions and, if I get the job, we can do world hunger or the oil crisis next!

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marinelife's avatar

My first instinct, based on my years in the corporate world, is that a pantsuit is too casual for an interview, Here is a quote from a Houston organization that seems to support that (emphasis mine).

“Business suits or dresses are often standard attire for women. Pantsuits, in classic styles, are also acceptable.”

baseballnut's avatar

thx – I googled a couple of sites and got varying comment so I thought fluther might be a good source as well. This feels very frivilous compared to any of the usual postings!

marinelife's avatar

Nope, just what’s for!

scamp's avatar

Not frivilous at all. Good luck with the job!

@Marina Great link!

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