The old rule of thumb for trying to make a good impression during a job interview has always been to dress to the nines. Not so much anymore evidently!

There's a new study out of Harvard University that has found if you dress a little OFFBEAT (okay, maybe not quite like a circus clown) but a little weird nonetheless, you're more likely to get the job than people who dress very traditionally.

The study also showed that the people who dress a little strange on the job everyday also tend to be more successful than people who don't.

Finally, an explanation as to why the woman who always wears the purple crushed velvet pants and the leopard print high heels was promoted before you.

According to the study, the reason why is because in the modern work environment, you need to stand out, and dressing a little stranger than everyone else allows you to do that. It also shows  you're a creative, nonconformist, confident individual.

Just remember, the secret is offbeat in moderation. So, I probably wouldn't show up to the interview looking like Wonder Woman or the Quaker Oats Man.

I'm guessing you probably won't get the job.

Source: Live Science