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How to Dress for a Television Appearance

These days there are many more opportunities to be showcase yourself as a consummate professional in front of a camera no matter what your profession. From national morning talk shows to web series video media touches everyone which means types of professionals are called on to give expert commentary and opinions depending on the type of show. We have a few tips to help you look your best on camera so that the spotlight is on your expertise and not on your lack of camera-friendly attire.

• Avoid patterns. Narrow stripes, fine checks or other smaller pattern distort on camera, especially when compressed for digital.

• Avoid white shirts. White shirt glare under bright studio lights. Choose softer shades like gray or blue.

• Chose fabrics with a softer finish like flannel or silk. Harder fabrics can look cheap under harsh lights.

• Choose dark solid colors like gray, navy or black. Charcoals in particular always look great on camera!

Our ideal interview outfit? A classic suit in charcoal, a silk shirt, a bag to tote your notes and of course some great shoes!

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