The Basics:

  • Clothes aren’t the most important factor, but they can’t be underestimated.
  • No one ever got a job for dressing nicely, but people have lost out on jobs for not dressing nicely.
  • Always go for a more conservative style of dress.
  • Men: suit, tie, and leather shoes.
  • Women: business skirt and low-heeled conservative shoes; avoid perfume and flashy jewelry.
  • Even if the firm is more casual, dress conservative for the interview.

How to Dress for the Interview as an Attorney

What is appropriate dress for an interview?


I have thought a lot about this question over the years and I really believe I have the answer. The answer is as simple as this: Dress as you want to be seen.