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What should a lady wear for a job interview in US

I have a job interview in US for an executive finance role. Actual position will be based in Switzerland. I see that business attire in Switzerland is very conservative. I was wondering as a female going for this position how I should present myself. How does US attire differs from Swiss? I want to look professional but not boring. Any recommendations on how to dress (except the black suit).
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Re: What should a lady wear for a job interview in US

Depends a little on the weather, but I typically wore a navy (lightweight wool fabric) suit with ivory blouse. And of course black shoes, minimal jewelry - since you are talking finance, I would think this is apropos.
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Re: What should a lady wear for a job interview in US

I would second CaliSwiss.

A navy or even charcoal grey skirt suit, with a button-down blouse (silk or cotton), minimal jewelry (strand of pearls), neutral hose and closed toe pumps is the "safest" bet. You could add a silk scarf if you want to "brighten" things up a bit. This is, anyway, standard business attire, especially in finance. For the interview, leave Louis Vuitton and anything that overtly screams "designer logo" at home.

In Switzerland, in general, I have found that people dress more casually for work, except in finance and law, where it tends to be business attire, but, still, not as "buttoned up" as in the US.
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Re: What should a lady wear for a job interview in US

Business suit.
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Re: What should a lady wear for a job interview in US

Advice above is correct. You can add colour with shirt or scarf but since its an executive position suit or similar makes sense.
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