Vientiane - Post Report Question and Answers

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

In diplomatic/government circles, most people dress in a fairly formal style, although the heat means jackets are taken off almost immediately once a meeting starts - Jun 2020

It's too hot to wear suits regularly. Most people dress in business casual. - Oct 2018

The dress code was more business casual in most offices. The Lao women would wear the long skirt called a sihn. It was pretty comfortable. Most men wore slacks and short sleeve Lao shirts. It is usually hot. - Jan 2014

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