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

Business casual. The heat is sweltering, but women should cover their shoulders and knees. Formal dress is only needed for the Marine ball. I wouldn't recommend bringing designer clothing, or anything too nice. The weather and dust can be hard on your clothes and especially your shoes. - Oct 29, 2017
Business casual. Formal dress only at the Marine ball - Oct 18, 2017
Women's knees are like breasts, seriously, it's more offensive than a low cut shirt (also not a good idea) so dress modestly in clean ironed clothes. Nigeriens may have just three shirts but they will all be clean and ironed to be an example of the family from which you came. Women and teen girls do not ever wear shorts in public and even men look weird in public in shorts because no one locally is doing it. Cotton shirts show sweat easily so bring patterned and stretchy material for women's shirts - Aug 2, 2015
Pretty casual in public. Anyone who tells you that only prostitutes wear pants here probably works for one of the more conservative mission organizations, and you need not heed their advice. However, the women in Niger are starting to use head coverings more often, a practice that was non-existent 20 years ago. So no short skirts, ladies. Otherwise, if you are working in an embassy, dress is business-casual to business, depending on your position. - Jul 7, 2013