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

Work is business or business casual, depending on the section/industry. Mexicans dress well in professional settings. Formal dress is required for functions, and often Mexican women will get hair or makeup professionally done for parties. There’s lots of variety. - Jun 2019


Dressy casual for the office, people wear everything in public. Shorts are uncommon in Mexico. - Feb 2019


No formal dress required. At work, shirt and tie for the guys and the equivalent for the ladies. - Jan 2019


Business attire at work. Whatever you want in public. Mexicans, in my opinion, dress more formally than Americans, but the other moms don't bat an eye when I wear yoga pants to my kids' soccer practice, and they're in three-inch heels and a dress. - Jun 2016


tie, no jacket. - Apr 2016


Business casual ay work. Anything goes in public. Bring cowboy boots if you've got them. - Apr 2016


Similar to U.S., I'd say. - Dec 2015


same as U.S., leaning toward conservative in public. - Aug 2015


Professional at work. - Jun 2014


Same as Western U.S. - Aug 2013


Shirt and tie for work; public is casual. - Jun 2013


Business at work. Anything goes in public. - Sep 2012


Mexicans tend to dress up a bit more in public, but otherwise it is not too different from the US. - Jul 2011


Ties at work, in public whatever you want. - Jun 2011


Mexicans as a rule tend to dress up more than Americans. Men will almost never wear shorts, unless playing sports or going to the beach. - Mar 2009


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