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

Formal business attire with casual Fridays. Bolivians dress smartly. - Sep 2016


They are pretty American here when it comes to style but athletic wear is sometimes looked down on. Some folks would rather be late dropping their kids off for a playdate than wear yoga pants. - Jun 2015


Business casual at work. Casual in public. - Nov 2014


Business casual in the Embassy, casual in public. - Jan 2014


At the embassy it's professional; in public it's casual. - Jul 2013


Casual. - Jun 2013


It is cold, so jackets and sweaters. - Jul 2012


Same as any other Embassy, relax for casual evenings. Since it is usually cold people have leather jackets, etc. - Feb 2012


Varied, layers are a must in La Paz. - Aug 2011


Business Mon-Thurs. Casual Friday. - May 2011


Sporty. People are very humble here. - May 2011


Depending on where you work at the embassy, casual dressy to suit and tie. In public, there are many types of dress, but it is better to dress casual but nice. People even dress nice to go to the yummy popular ice cream shop. - Mar 2011


At work it is suit and tie,and in public it is jeans and polos or sweats. - Aug 2010


Fairly formal. Women wear these ridicolously high spiky boots. Could never understand... - Jan 2010


Business Casual to normal work attire. In public normal attire. - Aug 2009


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