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Dressing for an interview

Did you know that there are services to assist people with getting dressed for work?

Some of the services include:

Personal Shoppers and Stylists

Most major shopping centres (for example Westfield) offer a personal stylist or a personal shopper experience.

A personal stylist can assist you to identify clothes that fit your shape and size, determine what would be most appropriate for a particular interview or meeting, and accompany you to the shops to try on these clothes. They will also provide feedback on your choices.

There may be a fee associated with this service. Its best to contact your local shopping centre to discuss what they offer.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success was started in New York and now operates across the globe with locations in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Hobart. Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

They do this by providing job readiness programs, interview prep and by offering an outfitting service to women. So, if you are unsure of what to wear, or don’t have a professional outfit to wow that prospective employer you may be eligible for their services.


Fitted for Work

In just one hour, Fitted for Work volunteers transform a woman from head to toe in quality donated business clothing, including appropriate shoes and accessories. Women are given work appropriate outfits for their interview, with the opportunity to return to the service for additional outfits.

They offer their services face to face in Melbourne’s CBD and Parramatta, NSW, and provide virtual services, through video calls, phone and email to the women nationally.


Dress for Work

Dress for Work is a program of Metro Assist which was established in response to clients experiencing financial hardship. The program provides immediate and practical support to men seeking employment. Modelled on the women’s service, ‘Dress for Success’, they provide clothing for men who cannot afford quality clothing to make a good first impression at job interviews and for other important appointments.


Wear for Success

Wear for Success provide work-appropriate clothing to attend job interviews and is personally selected by trained volunteer stylists in a 1-hour fitting. It’s a truly transformational session that inspires new confidence, ensuring that clients look and feel interview ready. They also provide tips on styling and grooming to present well at an interview.

There is also a follow-up fitting to provide extra work clothing and accessories once a client has found employment. That way clients can start their new role with a variety of outfits to help them look and feel their absolute best.