Ladies, if you are wondering what to wear to a private school parent interview, let me reassure you are not alone.
When it comes to private schools (which hold a high standard in uniforms and posh looks), you definitely want to dress as what you want to be addressed.
As a rule of thumb, a sophisticated, classy yet approachable look to show your respect for private school interviews will earn you and your kids the best first impression – and we all know this is how the wonders will happen!
Below, I’ve gathered 18 outfit ideas for private school parents’ interviews along with some dos and don’t that you may overlook.
1. Dressy blouse & pencil pants for a private school parent interview
If you prefer separates, go for a nice blouse and crepe pants are more than enough to put you on the right track.
Some ladies may wonder if are jeans appropriate for the private school interview, I’d say no.
If you insist, at least choose the one with a dark wash. Distressed jeans are the big No-no.
As an affordable choice, this high-collared blouse from Amazon is a high-quality piece.
If you prefer a classy and feminine style, make sure you check this out – it comes in all different sizes and colors!
2. Don’t drape your jacket around the shoulder
I know that’s a minor thing but guess what, draping your outerwear around the shoulder like a stylish fashionista will ruin your impression.
While that looks 10/10 chic but let’s not do it in front of the teachers. I’m sure they won’t appreciate that boss lady vibes – just inappropriate.
3. Form-fitting midi dress for a private school parent interview
As for the dress, going for a maxi or midi dress is a no-brainer.
But that said, you want to look smart in a form-fitting dress instead of looking sexy in a bodycon midi dress.
Some ladies are so used to wearing a curve-hugging dress, they may not fully aware of the look.
So I’d recommend asking your family and friends for a second opinion. In some cases that can be really helpful.
4. What to wear to an interview for school? Don’t look showy
You can wear designer clothes and bags to private school interviews but let’s keep them subtle.
Not terribly big logo, no monogram, and no Hermes bag in bold color. (That may be harsh but I just wanna play safe in the interview)
Even if that’s not your intention, dressing up like this can easily create misunderstanding and lead to a bad impression.
The truth is, teachers are people too, and people do secretly judge.
5. Peplum dress as the mood booster
Now it’s time to address a most asked question: How can I dress in a form-fitting dress without showing my tummy?
A peplum dress.
They are godsent.
Featuring a gathered stripe of fabric around the waist, not only do they hide the tummy perfectly, they just entice the high waist area and fake an hourglass shape for you.
As a girl with a food baby 24/7, I’ll definitely wear a peplum dress as they are the instant mood booster for me.
Below are my favorite picks ❤️ You’re bound to look good and feel good.
A knockout dress in the most professional way. Again, come in different colors!
6. Pick the right fabric for the private school interview
If you want to look dignified without looking showy, choose a nice fabric to upgrade the look.
Instead of going for fabric like cotton, polyester, and linen that looks so casual, fabric like silk, satin, and tweed, the knit dress will make you look way more presentable.
The best part? These expensive-looking fabrics are NOT expensive at all. Check out my pick below!
7. Natural and approachable makeup
For makeup, keep it natural and approachable.
No dramatic fake eyelashes, cat eyeliners, and purple lipstick that scream “one-of-a-kind”.
After all, ladies with heavy makeup can appear to be slightly aggressive, especially in the first meeting.
8. What shoes to wear to private school parents interview?
To show your respect, closed-toe shoes are always preferable.
However, you don’t want to wear the 10 cm stilettos as that can appear to be, again, slightly intimidating.
Plus, let’s not forget you may walk around the campus with your kid for hours that day.
Instead, go for comfy, low chunky pumps or darling embellished flats that really serve the purpose.
So ladies, there you go the 18 outfit ideas if you wonder what to wear to a private school parent interview.
Hope that helps and all the best!
By the way, if you are interested in more classy and modest outfit ideas, I’m sure you will enjoy the read below.
See you there gorgeous!