Interview Suiting for Women: Confused.
I've been lurking on the forums for a while, and saw everyone recommending Navy over Black suiting, so I retired my black suit, and went and got a new one tailored in a rush for my interviews.
I've been interviewing for graduate roles in some institutional banks, including one of our Big 4 banks, a Big 4 consulting/accounting firm, and a Fortune 500 company for consulting.
But I've noticed often everyone except me (guys and girls) is wearing a black suit, with some even with subtle pinstripes. There was one guy who wore a grey suit, and a few, but not many, charcoal suits. However, most people are choosing to wear black.
When I visit the federal law courts I see a lot of navy suiting, and when I meet with CEOs and Company directors. But on an entry level, I'm not seeing it.
Why do the forums seem to say black is a awful colour for suiting, yet everyone in the interviews seem to be wearing black? Is it that outside investment banking it's not as important to differentiate between black and navy suiting? Or is Australian dress standards for business attire different to the rest of the world?