What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?
Business casual at work (although this changed depending on managers and CG). Super informal everywhere else, laid back, casual. Only wore formal at the Marine Ball! Many work events with business casual as it is a post that receives lots of visits from the US. - Jul 2020
Most diplomats at the local embassies wear suits and professional work attire. Formal dress would only ever be required for formal receptions. - Jul 2019
Casual, similar to the U.S. - Jun 2015
People's everyday clothes tend to be nicer than in America. Business attire is professional in some jobs, and quite casual in others. - Jan 2015
Less casual than in the US. - Aug 2011
business - May 2011
Stylishly casual. They love their jeans here but they are worn with great shoes & a cute shirt (men and women). You don't see many women out in dresses at night. Business varies from business casual to suits but again, people always look sharp even when they are casually dressed (aka - NO sweatpants, torn jeans, sneakers, stained tshirts, etc). - Jul 2008