Santiago - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Local dress codes, especially downtown, are pretty formal. In Lo Barnechea you can where most anything but nicer clothes will look more normal than anything scruffy, which is rare here. - Dec 2020

Dress casual to formal, keeping in mind the temperature. A winter day can start out at two degrees Celsius and climb up to 21 degrees by noon. Dressing here is a challenge. A/C is not as ubiquitous as in the US. - Jun 2019

In most companies the dress code is business casual to casual for everyone. You will at times see men in suits but they are in a particular industry. - Feb 2016

Pretty conservative but Chileans many times wear jeans to work. - Nov 2014

Chileans favor black, conservative attire. - Oct 2014

Generally quite formal and conservative. - Sep 2011

Conservative dress: suit and tie for men, dress or skirt for women. - Jul 2010

Professional, suits at work. Chileans dress very conservatively, black, grey, and red are the most common colors. Skirts are almost nonexistent. I feel like my skirt suits immediately identity me as a foreigner. - Jul 2009

Conservative - all black, grey, or navy blue, especially in the winter. Classic styles. - Apr 2009

Dominicans have a higher level of dress expectations than generally found in the United States and Canada. Sensitivity on the part of expats is essential so as not to offend Dominicans. Where I work I am expected to dress in a manner appropriate to the Dominican culture both on and off of school grounds. As a man, I do not go out dressed in shorts in public-men who wear shorts in public are viewed as - Sep 2008

Professional. - Jul 2008

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