Oslo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

People dress very well in Oslo but it's more of a city chic look than formal. Embassy is currently operating at business casual. - Dec 2022

Very, very casual. - May 2021

More casual at work than in the U.S., but not sloppy in public, like sweatpants. Men generally don't wear ties, and women generally don't wear suits. Plenty of high-end outdoor gear. - Dec 2015

Many offices are business casual, leaning towards the casual side. It is common for people leaving work to change to get more dressed up before going out to meet people. - Jun 2015

Generally causal, people actually dress up more for going out than for work. - May 2013

Less formal than in Washington DC. Most Norwegians do not wear ties. - Aug 2011

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