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What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Most Algerians hover somewhere around business casual most of the time in business settings. Women should usually cover to the elbow and knee but can get away with less if otherwise dressed nicely/not immodestly. - Sep 19, 2016
Professional dress is required at the embassy. Some people wear jeans. In public shorts aren't really worn but do it anyway. Women don't have to cover in public but to avoid harassment should wear things that cover arms and legs. Invest in some light thin material dark colored jackets or sweaters. - Jun 9, 2016
Business to business casual. In public most everyone wears jeans. - Mar 15, 2014
Business to casual depending on section. - Oct 25, 2013
Algerians are very formal. Men should expect to wear suits and ties to work every day. - Dec 18, 2011
Smart casual. Women should have their arms covered and legs too really. Having said that the local girls would wear a sarong down the street, but I think we lived in an area where this was tolerated more that in other parts of Algiers. - Sep 23, 2008
Business. Not too uncovered. - May 9, 2008
Conservative, but Modern/European. - Mar 4, 2008
In public, it's best to dress conservatively. - Mar 3, 2008
Conservative but not as formal as back in the States. - Feb 25, 2008