An amazing interview outfit can give you special powers to ask for what you want.

Ann Taylor

With six Twin Cities locations, this store chain is a superb choice for putting together a sharp interview outfit. Each seasonal collection includes smart styles in fine fabrics with skirt and pant options, perfect for women who have different sizes on top and bottom. Suits are easily completed with the store’s classic and feminine tops and accessories. Tall sizes are available online.


The non-traditional interviewee will appreciate the trendy and feminine selection of blazers, blouses, skirts and trousers available at three Twin Cities locations. A mix of trends, embellished classics and trend-setting details will ensure a memorable first impression. Come prepared to look high and low to put a dreamy interview outfit together.

J. Crew

The suiting is best described as boyfriend jackets that can be paired with matching classic dresses, skirts and trousers. For a non-corporate interview outfit, you’ll find blazers and tops for a signature style that easily pair with classic trousers and skirts. Invest in a classic interview outfit at one of five Twin Cities locations and find extended for petites and tall sizes online.

The Limited

For affordable suiting separates with stylish options, it’s hard to go wrong at this mall chain in five Twin Cities locations. With basic styles and a trendy selection of blouses at equally reasonable prices, this is a best bet for putting together a basic interview outfit for around $200. Some pants are available in short and long.


If you are undaunted by choices, find a wide array of suit options, styles and prices at all six apparel locations. Regular and petite sizes are located in their own area, making it easy to focus on finding the best fit. Plus sizes can be found in the plus section. Once you have a suit selected, shop separates to find a top to polish off your interview outfit.

Neiman Marcus

505 Nicollet Mall on 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

When price is not an issue, skip the other department stores to shop the ultimate shopping experience Downtown Minneapolis has to offer at upscale Gaviidae Common. With top-tier designer brands in regular and plus sizes, your chance of finding the signature suit of a lifetime is imminent.


Mall of America
Bloomington, MN

For a sophisticated selection of brand name and designer suits, you will be hard pressed to not find a quality suit that fits you beautifully. The Savvy section has suits in regular sizes and petite- and plus-sized suits can be found in their respective sections of the department store. Located at the Mall of America and open during mall hours.


With nine Twin Cities locations, Talbots has been refining their classic style to attract a younger demographic. The result is a quality set of suits with feminine details made for regular, petite, plus and petite plus sizes. Expect to be surprised by the fabrics, colors and fit available in stores and online. Size options vary by location.

-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.