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

Dress is very informal. You are in an African nation with their own style but most people are dressed in western fashions. It is hot and humid and although you will see jackets and ties usually only government officials dress that way for business. - Aug 2019


Business and business casual are appropriate depending on the office you work in. - Aug 2019


'Business casual'? Suits are rare outside of senior government. - Nov 2017


Dress code is typically business casual in embassies and government offices and fairly casual with NGOs/USAID partners. Liberians are smart dressers and there are occasions for formal dress both in the embassy community and in the community at large. - Jun 2016


Affluent Liberians are snappy dressers, but with the heat and humidity, lack of infrastructure, and lots of rain, business attire is a little more relaxed than it is in New York or Washington or London. Liberian society is a little bit more conservative about women covering up than the U.S. or Europe would be, but within Monrovia you can pretty much see everything, and most expats wear whatever they want without any trouble that I noticed. Dry cleaning services are available but highly inconsistent quality. - Aug 2015


Casual. - Dec 2013


From Buisiness to Business Casual. Fridays at the embassy are casual. - Dec 2012


Business suits for official functions; otherwise business casual - polos and khakis. It's hot and humid, so bring comfortable clothes. - Aug 2010


Embassy dress is business attire, although a tad more relaxed. Men usually have a tie and jacket in their office if required for meetings. Women generally wear suits or dresses. Nylons and closed-toe shoes are not currently required. - Jul 2009


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