How should a female dress when interviewing for a construction job?

Would it be more appropriate to wear a dress and look feminine, or would pants or jeans be better?

I am interviewing tomorrow for a heavy industrial job, and I am wondering if dressing too feminine with a dress and jewelry might be inappropriate.

Or does it really matter at all?

Update:

Update: I took everyone's advice and wore a casual dress shirt with Dickies. I got the job. Thanks everyone!

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  • 3 weeks ago

    I would wear a professional suit with jacket and pants. In case they give you a tour of the facilities. Wear sensible safe shoes like closed boots that still look professional enough for the office. Or bring a change of clothes, and offer to change, if any part of the tour would mean going out in the dirt.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    A dress would be terribly inappropriate. A nice pair of slacks, a blazer, flats, and not too much jewelry would be much better.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Like she would if she were working there already. Myself, I was in the auto parts industry for years. When I was on the road,I kept a complete change of clothes in my car, pending who I was meeting. At Cadillac dealers, they wore a tie, so did I. Other calls, my sleeves were rolled and dealt with grease monkeys.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Tight leather skirt, 6" heels and plenty of make-up. I bet you'll get hired.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Go commando and let them know.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Dress in business casual clothing for your interview. A pair of dress pants and nice shirt should be sufficient. You won't be expected to show up ...

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    pants, not a dress

  • 3 weeks ago

    casual.....................

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