Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers

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

This depends on your place of work. I worked in a diplomatic mission and just went for the comfortable but 'smart professional' look. No heels or make up needed. - Jan 2021

Business casual. - Jan 2016

Business at work and conservative/casual in public. - Jun 2015

Embassy dress is pretty standard for an embassy: dress shirts, ties, dresses. Out in public it's more casual: jeans are acceptable even at expensive restaurants, but I wouldn't go out in short shorts or a miniskirt. - May 2013

Pretty casual. A bit more polished at work (sports coat and maybe tie for men/dress or skirt/slacks and blouse for women). - Jan 2013

Suit and tie for men at the Embassy, and business attire for women. In public anything goes and folks are very casual and dress pretty safari-like. - Jul 2012

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