Getting dressed can be a stressful task, especially when there’s an interview involved. Not only do you want to appear professional, but you also want to look like a good fit for the company and its culture. Unfortunately, there’s no wonder outfit to suit all scenarios. Instead, you need to tailor your clothing choices to the type of interview and the business type. Below we have a few important styling tips that will help you decide on what to wear to your next job interview. Internship interview View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dorothy | Workwear Style (@shegoeswear) on May 1, 2019 at 5:38am PDT Internships are an important part of developing your career, and you should treat them as such. So, if you want to nail the position that’ll set you on the right path, you need to dress the part. What you wear to your internship interview will largely depend on the type of company to which you’re applying. If the business is formal, a white shirt and black trousers make an excellent option. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dorothy | Workwear Style (@shegoeswear) on Mar 13, 2020 at 5:36am PDT If the company is a start-up, on the other hand, you can be more creative and casual. In most cases, an outfit that appears professional and smart without seeming stuffy will be perfect. 5 ways to stay fashion forward during coronavirus lockdown Formal interview View this post on Instagram A post shared by by Anh (@9to5chic) on Aug 21, 2019 at 5:47pm PDT An interview with a formal dress code requires a dressed-up version of your best office wear. In other words, a pantsuit is a good choice. Partner it with high heels and a collared shirt for an outfit that’ll leave you looking professional and powerful. To keep the overall aesthetic sharp and sophisticated, stick to a neutral colour palette. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chic. Work. Chick. (@chicworkchick) on Feb 12, 2019 at 11:50am PST Black, white and grey all make stellar choices for formal interviews and can be worn as block hues or as part of a traditional check or stripe pattern. Top choices: Black, navy or grey suit View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dorothy | Workwear Style (@shegoeswear) on Jan 22, 2019 at 5:47am PST If you’re cringing at the phrase “power suit”, keep in mind they’ve come a long way since the heavy, shoulder-padded iterations of the 80s. Now a slim, tapered pair of trousers and a well-fitted blazer – things you’d probably wear anyway – count. Pencil skirt and blazer View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chic. Work. Chick. (@chicworkchick) on Jul 31, 2018 at 6:47am PDT A pencil skirt with a blazer is always interview-appropriate. Make your look pop by wearing it with the expected white or blacktop, but feel free to choose one with an unexpected flourish. Meet Minju Kim, Netflix’s Next In Fashion’s winner Black dress View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chic. Work. Chick. (@chicworkchick) on May 1, 2018 at 9:15pm PDT A tasteful “little black dress” is the hallmark of a simple yet refined business wardrobe. Invest in a quality dress that skims the knee. A dress with a structured fit and nice details (like the capped sleeves here) is professional yet still modern. To give your outfit some life, pair the dress with textured tights, like the ones shown here. Make sure the pattern is subtle, though – a sheer stripe, cable pattern, or ribbed look adds texture and interest, but anything that resembles fishnets is not workplace-appropriate. Finish your outfit with a pair of black heels for a classic, timeless formal business look. Informal interview View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chic. Work. Chick. (@chicworkchick) on Aug 22, 2017 at 2:30am PDT Don’t make the mistake of heading to an interview with a casual dress code in your loungewear or gym clothes. To make a good impression at any job, you still need to appear polished and neat. As such, dressing up just a little will ensure you do not look sloppy and may help you get the position. While there’s no need for a suit, wearing a blouse with a pair of trousers or a pencil skirt is an excellent idea. Top choices: Statement dress View this post on Instagram A post shared by Monikh Dale (@monikh) on Dec 6, 2018 at 11:26am PST A tasteful dress in an interesting colour, such as a muted turquoise or deep red, is a good addition to your interview wardrobe. It’s always important to make sure that both the neckline and hemline are appropriate: avoid short dresses and low-cut, revealing necklines. With a bright-coloured dress, it is more important than ever that the piece covers you appropriately. All you need to round off a dress like this is a pair of black heels or black ballet flats. Is Coronavirus increasing online luxury shopping? Jumpsuits View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chic. Work. Chick. (@chicworkchick) on Aug 31, 2019 at 1:21pm PDT Thanks to the growing trend of wearing jumpsuits, there are a lot of variety and styles of jumpsuits that are suitable to wear for work. Nowadays, women have been replacing the traditional trousers and suit office wear for a couple of stylish office jumpsuits. Jumpsuits are becoming more and more popular since they are comfortable and easy to walk around in. There are a few things you might want to consider while searching for the perfect office jumpsuits for work. Skype/video interview View this post on Instagram A post shared by Holly Midsize & Petite Style (@thekittyluxe) on Sep 7, 2019 at 4:37am PDT The rule “dress to impress” does not go out the window just because your interview will be via Skype rather than in person. You still want to impress, so a sophisticated look is a must. Don’t think that you can get away with sweatpants either. If your interviewer gets a glimpse of them, your chances of getting the job will be ruined. Also, be mindful not to choose any distracting clothes. Patterns, large jewellery and low-cut tops can all appear a little too much when only seen from the waist up. Likewise, vibrant shades, such as red and magenta, can seem too bright on video but cool colours, such as navy and sky blue, will look fantastic. If your interview is via video, avoid wearing patterns, bold jewellery and low-cut tops. There are a few things you should definitely avoid doing for an interview Keep bright, flashy colours to a minimum. Go light on perfume and cologne (a rule for working in the office as well). Don’t overdo it with make-up. Keep accessories to a minimum. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter . This article originally appeared on CEOWORLD Magazine .