Monterrey - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Mexicans are more formal than Americans, and typically do not leave the house wearing casual/lounge clothing. At work, a blouse and skirt or dress for a woman or a suit for a man is standard. - Feb 2021

Suits or guayaberas for men. Business for women. In public spaces men tend to be more dressed up than you’d see in the States and women wear heels. - Sep 2018

Business casual - in public, it's like going out in the U.S. - Mar 2014

Conservative. - Oct 2012

Work is dressy. Clothing in public can be casual, but even when it's casual, it's stylish. Monterrey is a very affluent city by Mexican standards, and San Pedro (where the consulate housing is) is affluent even by U.S. standards. - Oct 2010

At the consulate it is business dress. You don't have to go in with a suit and tie everyday, but slacks and a nice shirt are expected. In public, everyone dresses up. Women wear super-high heels to the grocery store. You will stand out if you are just wearing jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops. - Jul 2010

Work at the Consulate is shirt and tie suggested for the men. - Jan 2008

Like in the U.S. with a little more bling. - Jan 2008

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