By Janet Wallace • November 15, 2008•Choosing a Career and Landing a Job
The New York Times reports that classic suits are making a comeback in The Return of the Interview Suit. The unemployment rate is currently high in America, and so are suit sales:
Companies like Men’s Wearhouse and Tahari are reporting an upswing in suit sales, particularly for those classic navy or gray pinstripe styles they classify as “interview suits.” Arthur S. Levine, known as the suit king of Seventh Avenue (who now designs a collection of women’s career clothes in a joint venture with Mr. Tahari), said he sold 1.8 million outfits this year, almost 10 percent more than he had expected.
Still, the NY Times reports, there "are a lot of possibilities for error, and even fashion professionals differ in their opinions about what style will make the best impression."
Pantsuit or Skirt Suit?
Heels or Flats?
Brights or Neutrals?
The experts weigh in, suggesting taking cues from successful women and packing a lint roller.