Business Dress Code in Mexico

Mexicans are quite status conscious and successful people are expected to look successful.

Dress is, therefore, of great importance and it is vital to look smart in both business and social situations.

Business dress in Mexico City tends to be somewhat more formal than in other parts of the country. Suits are often worn in the capital whereas smart shirts and slacks are sufficient in the provinces. If in doubt, check in advance.

Remember that Mexico is hot – so take lightweight clothing.


This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture

Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Mexico only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

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Mexican Peso


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