20 Horrible Job Interview Outfits

Interview...and a Drink?

No matter how flattering you think that suggestive outfit is, you don't want to arrive at your interview looking as though you're meeting your friends at a dance club for a drink immediately after the interview.

Funky Vibe Need Not Apply

Your fashion sense may be unusual, and you might think that makes you stand out in a crowd, but you should instead focus on fitting into a potential employer's culture. Keep your strange fashion combos at home and instead opt for a nice suit.

It's Not Party Time

Don't show up to your interview looking as though you just stumbled in from a night out.

Bare Kneed Hipster

OK, we get it - you're a hipster. That doesn't excuse the bare knees. Shorts are never a good option for a job interview.

Nix the Sequins

Sequins are not appropriate for a job interview. You want the interviewer dazzled by your qualifications instead of by your shiny shirt.

Slobs Don't Get Hired

Waltzing into your interview with a big stain on your shirt screams, "I don't respect you enough to clean up before I came here." Don't expect to get hired if you pull this move.

Uncover Your Head

Unless your interview is outside in the cold, a beanie hat is a bad idea. You might think it's cute, but your interviewer thinks it's sloppy and immature.

Ill-Fitting, Ill-Prepared

If you have to squeeze yourself into your clothes, they're the wrong choice for a job interview.

The Dark Side

Sometimes your personal style has to take a back seat to your need for a stable job. Stash your goth clothes away and suit up.

It's Not Baseball Tryouts

You can't cancel the fact that you're wearing a baseball cap on by shrugging on a jacket. You're not fooling anyone here.

Dress Your Age, Lady

If the dress you plan to wear to your interview would look cuter on your eight year-old niece, rethink your wardrobe choices.

Ripped Up

Ripped jeans are a constant no-no when it comes to any job interview. Just don't.

Go-Go Gal

If people ask you for a lap dance on the subway, your outfit isn't quite right for a job interview.

Tone It Down

Sure, he looks great, but if you show up to your interview overdressed, you look like you don't understand the company's culture.

Gym Rat

Even if you spend all your spare time at the gym and wear gym clothes every single day, you're not going to impress your potential boss by showing up looking like you just finished up at spin class.

Aloha, Interview

Sloppiness indicates disprespect to the interview process. Keep your lazy-day clothes at home.

Torn Potential

Remember what we said about men wearing ripped jeans to interviews? The same goes for women: just don't.

Lestat the Unemployed

Your friends compliment you on your dramatic clothing, but your potential boss can't help but wonder if you drank a goblet of blood before the interview.

Shady Applicant

Sunglasses indoors don't work for a job interview. Instead of looking cute, you look shady and pretentious.

Sloppy Mess

Have a look at yourself in a mirror before you leave the house for the interview. Do you look as though you slept in your car last night? If so, try a quick shave and run an iron over you clothes to help you impress at your interview.

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20 Horrible Job Interview Outfits