Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Normal dress attire is fine. - Dec 2020


Conservative and modest. Formal dress is only needed for the Marine and Christmas balls. - Jun 2018


Business/business casual at work. In public, the locals wear traditional garb (long dresses for women and jackets and dress shoes for men), but Western dress is acceptable and seen more and more. - Feb 2016


Business at the embassy and generally well dressed in public. There was a period where there were reports the government had banned the wearing of shorts by men. Turkmen women tended to wear their long sleeved, full length dresses everywhere. - Jul 2014


formal usually. - Oct 2012


Fairly formal. - Mar 2012


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