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

Suits or guayaberas for men. Business for women. In public spaces men tend to be more dressed up than you’d see in the States and women wear heels. - Sep 2018


Business casual - in public, it's like going out in the U.S. - Mar 2014


Conservative. - Oct 2012


Work is dressy. Clothing in public can be casual, but even when it's casual, it's stylish. Monterrey is a very affluent city by Mexican standards, and San Pedro (where the consulate housing is) is affluent even by U.S. standards. - Oct 2010


At the consulate it is business dress. You don't have to go in with a suit and tie everyday, but slacks and a nice shirt are expected. In public, everyone dresses up. Women wear super-high heels to the grocery store. You will stand out if you are just wearing jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops. - Jul 2010


Work at the Consulate is shirt and tie suggested for the men. - Jan 2008


Like in the U.S. with a little more bling. - Jan 2008


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