Swedish Dress Code

Swedish Dress Code

Dress tends towards smart-casual in Swedish business life. Although it is not that usual to see businessmen dressed in dark suits and ties, nonetheless a uniform of sorts is apparent.

Swedes usually wear jackets and trousers – often with a fairly distinctive tie to set them apart. Pastel shades are very often in evidence.

If travelling in winter be sure to be appropriately and warmly dressed. It is best to sport a number of layers as, whilst cold outside, offices can be very warm indeed.

As with the men, ladies tend towards smart casual with trousers much in evidence – especially in the colder months.

Always take a good pair of gloves and a hat in the winter.


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 Sweden 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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