Harare - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Business casual for the most part. - May 2021


Office environment is formal or business casual. Generally they follow British customs (judges still wear horsehair white wigs!). - Feb 2020


Business at work. Formal is never required. - Feb 2019


Dress is business casual. Formal dress may be required for certain government meetings. - Apr 2018


Depends on where you work. Business folks wear suits. - Sep 2017


Semi-formal- - Jul 2017


Suit and tie in diplomatic settings. - Jul 2017


smart casual, though Zimbabweans like to dress up for business - Apr 2016


Coat and tie for men at the Embassy, however, most of your contacts won't be wearing such. - Dec 2013


Dress code at work is smart business and in public is casual. You can spot a Rhodie by the board shorts, flip flops and t-shirt. - Jul 2013


Business at work, casual around town. Not as dressy or elegant as many African countries. - Jun 2009


European type dress. - Dec 2008


Zimbabweans dress fairly conservative for work, many expats do not. - Sep 2008


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