What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?
Dress at work is similar to the US. Women seem to prefer to wear loose, flowing clothes rather than tight ones, and white and off-white are very popular colors. - Aug 2018
Business casual (suit, no tie) is common among the professional working community. Formal dress is rarely required. Sportswear is common on the weekends and accceptable in most restaurants. - Jun 2017
Uruguayans dress very casually almost all the time. Even at elegant restaurants, you'll find the majority of men in jeans. In offices, men wear suits and ties and women wear dresses or slacks. I can't imagine a reason to stock up on formal clothes here; you might feel very overdressed if this is your style. - Aug 2016
Usual business dress code at work, more relaxed in public. Much more relaxed around the Rambla. - Mar 2014
Typical embassy attire. The Uruguayans are more informal dressers than their neighbors in Latin America. - May 2013
At work it's suits or business attire. In public, Uruguay is pretty casual (jeans, shorts, t-shirts, etc.) - Mar 2012
Business casual. You won't see anyone wearing bright colors here. Black and grey. Nothing too happy! - Jan 2009