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

Business casual. - Aug 2019


Relaxed due to the heat and humidity here. Dress up for formal meetings, etc. - Jun 2018


Thais dress very well, especially in business settings. The oppressive heat makes this a challenge. - Apr 2017


Business casual to business formal depending on any public appearances that day. Men can usually get away without jackets/ties simply because of the heat. - Nov 2016


It's hot, so nobody really wears suits. - Aug 2015


Pretty relaxed, but usually a button down shirt and slacks for men, woman would generally be expected to wear a blouse and a skirt. - Aug 2014


Very similar to what you may find in DC in the summer months - from the tacky to the very hot business blue suit and tie. - May 2014


Reasonable, taking into account the heat. You must cover shoulders and legs when you enter a temple. But everywhere else, anything goes. - Jul 2013


I wear a tie during the week, except for casual Fridays or during the three/four warmest months: Smart Casual. - Jun 2013


Thais dress to impress and I found myself dressing a little more when going out of the house. Nothing crazy though. - Oct 2011


Shirt and tie are standard. I don't think many places expect you to wear a jacket. - Aug 2011


Business to business-casual. I wear a tie most days but no jacket. - Jul 2011


Whatever you wish. Flip flops and sun dress or shorts at Nichada, your best Prada for Siam Paragon downtown and everything in between. - Feb 2011


Varies, but professional or casual professional. You see a lot of Thai women wearing high heels even on the terrible sidewalks. Not a lot of tank tops and shorts except among the tourists. - May 2010


in public--whatever you want to wear - Jan 2010


Business casual. Men: for the most part, you're off the hook with regard to wearing a blazer/sports coat, given the heat. A shirt and tie almost always suffice. And for the ladies: thank heaven, NO pantyhose! - Jul 2009


Dress casual. thais are fashion conscious. - Apr 2009


Wear long pants. Dress smart casual for most occasions and you'll be fine. - Feb 2009


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