Stockholm - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Swedes are casually chic. Think dark jeans, button up shirts, and blazers for men. - Dec 2020

Business attire in the Embassy. Swedes tend to dress smart business casual (slacks, jacket, no tie). Women are fashionable. - Sep 2020

Swedish chic - men in blazer, jeans, and a button down with a recent hair cut; ladies in jeans and a sweater and some on point shoes and designer handbags. - May 2020

Swedes are very stylish. Think: skinny jeans (for men and women), blazer and tie (men), and expensive shoes. There is one formal occasion (Marine Ball) hosted by the embassy each year. - Jan 2017

Mostly business casual, depending on the sector. Embassy local staff is extremely casual, and most officers typically dress for their calendar. - May 2015

Business attire at work, including suits for men. Casual but elegant out in public. Take your shoes off when entering a private home! - Aug 2014

European. Also, a lot of darker colors. - Oct 2008

Natty. Look casual but smart in public. Ties and suits at the office. - Aug 2008

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