Filipino Dress Code

Filipino Dress Code

Personal appearance is extremely important for Filipinos and great care should be taken to be as well groomed and smart as possible at all times – whether in a business or social situation.

To a certain extent, your merits could be judged on your appearances. In business circles, men are advised to dress conservatively with suit and tie. Women should, likewise, dress conservatively and modestly. Trousers are acceptable in the office. If invited out in the evening, check in advance on the dress code.

Many good restaurants in Manila expect reasonably formal eveningwear.


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 Philippines 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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$ 304.9