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

Work is suits and business wear, after is anything. People here tend to dress up more to go out than we do in the US, but you'll see all types. - May 17, 2016
Standard. - Dec 18, 2014
Same as every Embassy, public usually casual. - Nov 23, 2014
US employees are usually in nice suits. LES are dressed a bit more revealing. - Aug 16, 2014
Informal and similar to the U.S. Typically slacks and dress shirt for men and dresses for women. Few people -- mostly in banking -- wear suits to work. - Jun 3, 2011
Dressy, just like Europe. Women dress up here. It's the city life. - Oct 30, 2009
Dress tends to be more formal than the U.S. Suit and tie are necessary at most offices. - Feb 9, 2008