You Should Always Wear on Job Interviews

You’ve prepared your answers for tough questions, updated your resume, and made of list of references. The only interview prep left to do is to select an outfit. So as you stare at your closet, scanning an overwhelming number of options, you probably can’t help but wonder what to wear. And now, there’s a definitive answer.

While we believe you should wear whatever makes you feel your professional best, there’s one particular hue that will aid you in the interview process, according to research. Black will help you be perceived as confident, according to a recent study conducted by the British retailer BuyTShirtsOnline, SheFinds.com reports.

The company surveyed 1,000 people, and according to 48% of women and 64% of men, black inspires confidence, making it the perfect option for both first dates and interviews.

What colors should one avoid for an interview? According to the study: orange and brown. Only 2% of women and 8% of men said the hues evoke confidence. On that note, you might also want to avoid red. The study revealed that most associated this color with arrogance, which isn’t a great trait to portray during an interview.

Despite the fact that she’s been the same size for years, Shoemaker realized she had pants that ranged in size from 5 to 12. And yet they all fit her the exact. same. way.

Frustrated by the way these fluctuating sizes affect women and girls’ self-esteem, Shoemaker took to Facebook, where she posted a collage of six photos of herself in different pairs of pants, each labeled with the size. “No I’m not selling my pants,” she wrote at the start of her post. “I’ve just got a bone to pick.”

In the post, Shoemaker explains that she’s worked as a “leader and counselor” to pre-teen and teen girls for the past six years, and during that time she’s seen young girls obsess over their bodies in worrisome ways. Some she’s heard blame their weight for failed relationships; others she’s watched struggle with eating disorders. Shoemaker can talk to these girls about Photoshop and the unrealistic expectations that ads and magazines can set for them, she wrote — but what can she do to help them see past the ever-changing sizes of their own clothing?