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

Israel is very informal. The Prime Minister wears suits, but few else. At work, many people forego ties. Local staff wear T-shirts and jeans to work! Men can get away with polos, though most still wear button-downs. Ties are optional, but off-limits by Israeli government edict in the summer. Women have more options for clothes in general, and tend to wear the gamut of options. - Aug 19, 2017
Very informal. As a guy I love not having to wear a tie unless on a special occasion. I've saved tons on not having to dry clean so much. Even a wedding in Israel a guy can wear jeans and a nice t-shirt! Work is usually a collared polo or button down (no tie) and pants. - Oct 24, 2016
Typical dress code is shorts, a tee shirt and flip flops. - Jul 25, 2016
Very, very casual in public and at work. At work, Israelis avoid ties most of the year, but this becomes a rule in the summer. In fact, the MFA sends out a notice every summer informing the diplomatic community that ties are not required for business meetings through the high holiday period. - Apr 12, 2016
It depends where you work, but usually "casual-plus." - Mar 23, 2016
Casual to business casual. Suits on occasion, ties rarely. In public, VERY casual. Nothing like an Embassy where you run to grab lunch in your suit and heels and everyone else is wearing their swim trunks or bikini and flip flops. - Nov 18, 2014
Casual to very casual. - Apr 10, 2013
Casual at the embassy. - Aug 14, 2010
Very casual and unkempt. What can you say about a society where the website of their government specifies what color Crocs are ok to wear at work? - Jul 26, 2010
Tel Aviv is VERY casual. Work is typically business casual- men rarely wear a suit and tie. - Feb 27, 2009
That's an interesting subject - Israeli women dress stylishly but rather scantily. Even those who perhaps should not be baring so much skin do so. And it's not always a pretty sight. - Sep 19, 2008
Semi Formal- Casual. Once in a while you will need to wear suits. Depends on your job but it's recommended you have at least two nice suits. - Jul 2, 2008