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

Business at work. Latvians dress nicer than Americans in general in any setting. Casual wear in public isn't a problem, but everyone will know right away that you aren't a local. - Jul 24, 2017
Latvians dress very nicely for work- usually business or business casual; the same is true at the Embassy. Formal dress might be required for special events. - Sep 21, 2016
Men dress like anywhere in Europe, perhaps a bit dressier than the U.S. The women dress like they are going to the hottest party in town even if they're running down to the corner store to buy milk. - Jul 11, 2010
Professional, dark suit appropriate for males and suit or dress for women. Local women can still dress pretty revealingly even at work. - Aug 23, 2008