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

Standard U.S. dress code. - Oct 19, 2017
The dress code is more formal in Kazakhstan than in the US, though ties get loosened and the top button undone after lunch. Black tie events are rare, however. - Oct 7, 2016
Professional at work. Anything goes in public. - Jun 18, 2014
At work, professional. In public, you can wear what you want. The Kazaks dress nicely when they are out--the women even wear spiked heels in winter. - Sep 13, 2010
Suits for Americans at the Embassy. Locals dress upmore than Americans do. Bring your high-heeled pointy shoes. Locals don't wear sweats outside. Fur coats (for men and women) are extremely posh. - Jul 20, 2008
Professional--shirt/khakis or dress pants for guys at a minimum, many wear ties if not suits daily. Women don't need to wear skirts, but dress pants and button-down shirts are often worn instead. - Jan 29, 2008