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

Work is business attire or business casual, depending on your section. You'll need a tux/formal for the Marine Corps Ball and other events throughout the year. - Jul 11, 2016
business casual - Nov 22, 2011
Professional dress code at work. - Jun 15, 2011
Barbadians are a bit more formal than Americans. Business dress tends towards suit and tie for men, business dresses or suit for women. Casual shorts and t-shirts are common for shopping and errands, but swimsuits are bad form anywhere but the beach. Embassy is largely business casual, except for meetings or events when traditional business attire is expected. - Dec 20, 2010
Fairly formal. - Feb 18, 2010
Relax. - Jan 22, 2009