By: Malika Wichner
If there’s one thing job seekers got used to in 2020 it was virtual job interviews. And with many companies extending their work-from-home policies, and some even embracing remote roles entirely, virtual interviews are here to stay. But what should you wear to them? Groupon Coupons curated this virtual interview fashion guide to help you make a good on-screen impression—we also have Macy’s coupons to help you save on any purchases. Read on below for tips and tricks for looking your best.
Stressing out over how you should dress for a virtual job interview? Don’t sweat it! These easy-to-follow tips will help you look cool and professional.
Just because you’re not physically in the office doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress the part. Following the company's dress code sends the signal that you’ll fit right in. Find this information on the company’s website, inside their handbook, or by asking the representative who set up your interview. If all else fails, dressing nicer is always the best way to handle an interview.
It’s incredibly tempting to only dress from the waist up in a virtual interview since that’s all viewers can see. However, putting together an entire outfit will help put you in the right mindset for the interview. It also removes the risk of accidentally showing your pajama bottoms (or worse) when jumping up to deal with rogue toddlers or pets.
Rocking an outfit with flattering colors that show up well on camera will help you stand out to the interviewer. Prints also make a wonderful choice so long as they’re not too distracting. We suggest testing your outfit on screen long before the interview to make sure you look as great as your resume.
If there is a signature accessory piece you wear all the time that makes you feel amazing, wear it! Accessories can give your outfit a bit more personality and showcase your unique brand. But try to avoid pieces that are too noisy or heavy, as that can get distracting.
So many interviews and nothing to wear? We have your back. These popular tops have been given our virtual interview stamp of approval.
Flutter-Sleeve Solid Top | $34.50 (40% Off)
This simple blouse gets kicked up a notch with fluttering sleeves and a mock turtleneck. Made of polyester, it’s comfortable to wear while you breeze through your interview.
Bold & Bright
Flounce-Trim Blouse | $34.75 (50% Off)
Sophisticated doesn’t have to mean boring. Take this top for instance. The bold flounce-trim makes a statement to help you stand out amid a sea of interviewees.
Plus-Size Cotton Smocked Top | $56.50
The delicate floral print and on-trend smocked details of this flowy top scream, “You got this!”. Bonus: it’s made from comfy cotton, so after the interview you can pair it with sweats and await your offer.
Keep It Simple
Zip-Back Halter Top | $39.50
Don’t overthink it. A cut-out halter paired with a blazer or cardigan is all that you need to look put together.
Vince Camuto Henley Blouse | $89
You’ll want to turn your video camera on for this top. We love the longer length of the flutter sleeves and the added interest of vertical pleats.
Plus-Size Crossover Cutout Top | $49
This business-casual style is perfect interview attire. The looped, cut-out neckline is polished and appropriate but gives the simple silhouette a little something extra.
Cool Cold Shoulder
Cold-Shoulder Balloon-Sleeve Top | $49.50
You’ll feel extra confident rocking this cold-shoulder crewneck. It’s given a modern twist with short balloon sleeves and a relaxed fit.
Plus-Size Cotton Boyfriend Shirt | $28.25 (50% Off)
A button-up shirt is always a great interview option. This all-cotton top features a classic striped pattern in a relaxed, boyfriend fit. It can easily be worn alone or under a blazer.
Cool and Confident
Charter Club Pintuck Top | $59.50
This shirt keeps it professional with pintuck pleating, but also shows off your easy-going vibe with a loose fit and sheer sleeves.
Levi's Lucy Dolman-Sleeve Top | $49.99
Dolman sleeves are all the rage right now. You’ll feel extra special in this style’s crisp look with a round, high neck.
Free Spirit Vibes
Alfani Plus-Size Dolman-Sleeve Top | $37.75 (50% Off)
A surplice neckline and flowing sleeves give this top an airy look. If you’re worried the neckline will gap open, you can pair it with a contrasting tank top.
Layered-Hem Zippered-Neck Top | $39
Cascading layers add a dash of movement to this simple silhouette. A metal zipper at the neckline rounds out this trendsetting look.