See Pictures of a Warehouse, Industrial, and Manufacturing Dress Code

Use These Images to Help You Select Appropriate Business Attire for Your Setting

These photographs display appropriate dress for an industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work setting. They show that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades work includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands-on workplace.

In an industrial setting, employee comfort and clothing that enables efficient work, are key. Clothing must convey professionalism that is respectful to coworkers, customers, and visitors.

Employees need to wear clothing that is unwrinkled, clean and maintained well. Clothing that is torn, dirty, or frayed is not acceptable. Additionally, clothing with words, logos, or pictures that could be offensive should not be worn.

Several images show required safety equipment: safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes.

These photos portray appropriate hands-on, industrial-type work dress. Use these images to guide you as you seek to dress professionally for work in an industrial environment.

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Understanding Manufacturing Dress Code

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Industrial business attire frequently requires a uniform as in these matching shirts. Alistair Berg / Getty Images

In some industrial settings, uniform-type clothing may be required for employees to wear. If this is the case, uniforms should be in good condition and appropriate for workplace wear.

Remember that it's important to consult your supervisor or Human Resources staff if you experience any uncertainty, as dress code requirements will vary depending on the company.

Comfort and Safety

Female boss is briefing her coworkers in factory with three types of industrial dress in the image.
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In a factory setting, it's a priority that clothing promotes employee comfort and safety, yet still conveys a positive image. In this example, the workers are dressed in comfortable clothing that is also covered with a bright reflective vest for safety purposes.

The manager is differentiated by her jeans and jacket that are signs that she doesn't work with the actual chemical processes. She just oversees the people who do. Also in this image, two chemists cover their street clothes with protective white lab jackets that look very professional.

Hard Hats

Hard hats are often worn by employees in an industrial or manufacturing setting.
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In some industrial settings, hard hats may be required. It's important to check with supervisors or Human Resources to obtain up-to-date information on safety requirements in the workplace.

In this example, the employees are all dressed casually with shirts and pants. They wear different colored safety vests to become visible to employees such as forklift drivers. The role of the employees in this image is differentiated by the color of the vest worn. Supervisors and engineers ear yellow vests while the factory workers wear orange.

Work Efficiency

Couriers delivering parcels and boxes in properly clean and pressed uniforms for a warehouse and delivery setting.
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These men are dressed appropriately for a warehousing delivery function. In many instances when industrial workers must meet the public, the uniform-like clothing identifies them as the company's workers. Their business attire must be clean, pressed, and reputable as they represent the public face of their organization to the world.

Surveyors Wear Proper Industrial Attire

This survey crew is prepareed for work in hard hats, yellow vests and casual pant and jeans.
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These surveyors exemplify an industrial, construction, manufacturing dress code workplace. Their tops are well-maintained and professional-looking, but still appropriate for a work environment.

Plaid shirts, fleece pull-overs, and similar tops are good choices, as long as they are in good condition. Khaki work pants, cargo pants, and denim are smart pant choices, too, for this work environment.

An Example of Correct Attired

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This woman has nicely dressed appropriately for a manufacturing dress code environment. Plaid shirts, as well as nice t-shirts, polo shirts, and casual button downs, are good choices for women to wear in the workplace. Keep in mind that shirts should be modest and fit appropriately for a work environment. This is an example of correct attire for a manufacturing dress code workplace.

Polos and Khakis

These four factory workers wear jackets over their street attire in an industrial setting.
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These four industrial workers wear factory coats over their street clothes which enables them to wear just about any clothing since it is protected by the jackets.In any dirty occupation, coats are often supplied by the employer.

Safety is foremost in this image. Th workers wear safety glasses to protect their eyes and the women wear their hair tied back and out of the way. Further, they wear gloves when handling parts.

Clean and Neat Manufacturing Business Attire

Five workers in a factory are dressed in casual yet clean attire.
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Here's a great example of appropriate clothing in an industrial field. These workers wear clothing that is typical for any manufacturing work environment. The clothing is casual yet clean and mended.

The goal in an industrial or manufacturing work environment is to have workers wear casual, comfortable clothing that they don't mind getting dirty. This is not an environment for business-casual-dress.

Keeping Warm During Cold Weather

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These construction workers represent an array of clothing options for a manufacturing dress code. For example, plaid shirts and denim shirts are a staple in an industrial workplace. Additionally, cargo-type khaki jackets still look professional ​and provide warmth during colder weather. With necessary safety accessories, such as a fluorescent vest and hard hats, these employees are ready to work and look positive and professional, as well.

Casual Button Down

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This worker looks great in a casual button-down shirt and jeans. Her clothes are in good condition and fit her appropriately for business attire in her work environment. With clothes that are multifunctional—nice-looking and allowing for efficient work—she is an excellent example of a worker dressing appropriately for a manufacturing workplace.

Comfort and Flexibility

Manager and workers reviewing information a in factory setting wearing industrial clothing
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In a manufacturing setting, it's important that clothing offer employees the comfort and flexibility they need to perform well. However, it's important that clothing is clean, pressed, and maintained well, too.

In this example, the manufacturing facility has a dress code of light blue shirts to differentiate workers. They also wear required safety glasses. The employees convey a look of professionalism and confidence and are able to work efficiently, as well. The manager conforms to the same dress code with the addition of a tie.