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

The 80s are alive and well in Belarus, and not necessarily the good parts of it. Belarusians may not be some of the wealthiest people in the world, but they do frequently like clothes. Women are almost always somewhat dressed up, even if they're walking down a dusty road to work, and stiletto heels are quite popular, even when it's snowy, icy, and frigid. Men tend to be a bit less dressy and showy, but you'll still see them in acid-wash jeans occasionally. The men are more likely to be dressed in a less flashy and less 80s fashion. At work, I would say business casual, but even that seems to have an 80s bent for some of the women sometimes. That being said, you do see people here not dressed in 80s, and so you won't stand out if you don't. - Oct 19, 2011