Riga - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Formal at work. - Mar 2022

Business at work. Latvians dress nicer than Americans in general in any setting. Casual wear in public isn't a problem, but everyone will know right away that you aren't a local. - Jul 2017

Latvians dress very nicely for work- usually business or business casual; the same is true at the Embassy. Formal dress might be required for special events. - Sep 2016

Men dress like anywhere in Europe, perhaps a bit dressier than the U.S. The women dress like they are going to the hottest party in town even if they're running down to the corner store to buy milk. - Jul 2010

Professional, dark suit appropriate for males and suit or dress for women. Local women can still dress pretty revealingly even at work. - Aug 2008

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