Guadalajara - Post Report Question and Answers

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

It's a pretty laid back city and Post does not have much of a dress code. - Aug 2023

Dress at work is professional and/or business casual. Formal dress only required for Marine Ball. - Jan 2023

GDL is a tech and design hub. Most people around the city are dressed casually. At the US Consulate it's business/business casual. - Feb 2017

Dress up. GDL is full of very, very well dressed people. - Feb 2015

More formal than in the U.S. - May 2014

More formal than the U.S. Most men are in button down shurts and slacks, women are in dresses and heels. No one goes out in work-out clothes. - Apr 2014

Equivalent to the US. - Jun 2013

Work is business casual to business. Public varies, but shorts are only for sports and the beach. - Jan 2012

Normal Business attire at work, fairly casual elsewhere. It is rare to see Mexicans wear shorts anytime! - Jan 2011

All business at work. It's pretty formal -- just short of suits. More laid back in public, though you rarely see shorts. - Jun 2010

Shirt and tie, suit/nice dress for anything special but you'll probably never use a tux or a real evening gown. - Feb 2008

Business casual. - Jan 2008


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