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Sao Paulo

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

The work dress code is similar to the U.S. The social dress code can be the same or extremely different depending on where you are going. Formal events here are extremely formal, with both men and women spending the entire day at the spa for hair, makeup, and nails. We never felt "fancy" enough when we attended the high-level events. - Nov 1, 2017
Varies depending on the situation. Not dissimilar from the US in that regard. - Apr 17, 2017
For the consulate it depends on your section, as some are more business casual than others. Outside of work, Brazilians generally dress a little better than Americans. - Apr 11, 2017
Business and casual business at work. Casual on weekends. Bring your flip-flops! - Jan 15, 2017
Work and public attire is similar to what you would find within an metropolitan city in the US. - Jan 6, 2017
Generally, the level of formality in Sao Paulo is the same as in the United States, perhaps a little more casual in the summer when it gets hot. - Aug 5, 2015
Formal. Brazilians like to dress and be dressed nicely - Aug 2, 2013
Paulistas like to dress nicely. Men wear suits or at least a tie and women wear nice dresses, skirts, pant suits, (extremely) high heels, etc. - Dec 13, 2012
Dressy and stylish for work; in everyday life –pretty much anything goes - Jan 25, 2012
work is stylish and business at the same timepublic is pretty open to whatever - Jan 17, 2012
Business casual to Business. - Jan 3, 2012
Business standard. Think Manhattan with more cleavage and higher heels for biz attire, ladies. Think same old same old for the boys. - Oct 26, 2008
Suit and tie for men. Women should also go formally, but not all do. - Aug 14, 2008