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

Business dress at work. Public places... nothing fancy needed but dress respectfully. - Sep 2019


Business for work and what I would call conservative casual for public. Some Algerian women cover but not all. - Mar 2019


Most Algerians hover somewhere around business casual most of the time in business settings. Women should usually cover to the elbow and knee but can get away with less if otherwise dressed nicely/not immodestly. - Sep 2016


Professional dress is required at the embassy. Some people wear jeans. In public shorts aren't really worn but do it anyway. Women don't have to cover in public but to avoid harassment should wear things that cover arms and legs. Invest in some light thin material dark colored jackets or sweaters. - Jun 2016


Business to business casual. In public most everyone wears jeans. - Mar 2014


Business to casual depending on section. - Oct 2013


Algerians are very formal. Men should expect to wear suits and ties to work every day. - Dec 2011


Smart casual. Women should have their arms covered and legs too really. Having said that the local girls would wear a sarong down the street, but I think we lived in an area where this was tolerated more that in other parts of Algiers. - Sep 2008


Business. Not too uncovered. - May 2008


Conservative, but Modern/European. - Mar 2008


In public, it's best to dress conservatively. - Mar 2008


Conservative but not as formal as back in the States. - Feb 2008


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