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San Salvador

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

Salvadorans tend to be more formal. Then again, the richest often dress down and the country's most powerful men wear guayabera shirts. - Jul 14, 2016
Formal at the embassy, business casual elsewhere. Only rich Salvadorans and expats wear shorts when not at the beach. - Dec 8, 2015
Work is business casual. Public anything goes. All women wear 4 inch platform heals and tight spandex. - Mar 23, 2015
Salvadorans are very sharp dressers. Women do their hair, wear heels and wear makeup. Embassy attire is business attire and there were no casual Fridays when I was there. - Oct 29, 2014
Anything goes. - Jul 8, 2014
Conservative, vaguely reminiscent of the Soviet '80s. - Apr 28, 2012
This is a conservative culture and dress is important. - Jul 15, 2011
It's pretty casual around here. However, in the city people rarely wear shorts. And while tight clothing is in, it's not usually too revealing. Inexplicably, polyester is king -- in the form of hot and itchy day suits. - May 21, 2010
Fairly conservative, although some of the women here dress rather... tight. - Feb 28, 2009