Proper Heel Size For An Interview
Can you kindly suggest if the heels on the Cole Haan shoe below link are too high for an investment banking interview?
3.5 inch heels appropriate for interviews
Generally speaking, our users shared that heels height is appropriate from 2 - 3 inches with 3.5 inches pushing what is considered to be okay. Flats are also acceptable. Our users explained below:
Rule of thumb I use is 3" max. 2" to play safe, especially if wearing a skirt. 3" is probably fine if you're wearing pants but not a skirt. If it looks distracting to you, it DEFINITELY is to others.
Generally if you could wear the shoes on a "dress to impress" first date, don't wear them to a fucking bank! It's conservative culturally!
I wear a couple Cole Haan shoes generally in the 2.5" range for formal business meetings. I would avoid flats unless you are very tall-- I'm 5'8 and I think flats don't look formal enough for most outings, and definitely not for interviews.
I wear flats everyday in the office but for formal outings it just doesn't look flashy enough. Especially for shorter women, heels elongate the leg and make the whole suit look much more polished.
Most important of all is making sure you can walk confidently and comfortably.
I would have to pass the Cole Haan pump with the 3.5" heels and go for the 2.5" heels instead.
You can see an example of acceptable work shoes below.
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