Not a *white handbag*!!!
February 2, 2011 11:49 AM Subscribe
What's inappropriate about wearing a white handbag to a job interview?
posted by raspberry-ripple to society & culture (49 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My husband (a teacher) went on a course today, part of which was about how to make a good impression at job interviews. The woman talking, the headmistress of his school, related various stories about inappropriately dressed interviewees, one of whom was a woman carrying - at this point she said "and I'm sure all the ladies here will know exactly what I mean" - a white handbag.
Neither of us has any idea what horrors a white handbag could possibly hint at (and I'm a lady, of a sort). Apparently upon the revelation of the white handbag there was a general "ohhhh yes" kind of response from some of the women, so apparently the ladies did know what she meant, but a brief googling of white handbag connotations has turned up nothing for me. We're both strangely intrigued - can anyone here fill us in? We're in the UK, in case that helps!