One thing that Bloomington is lacking in is the fashion department. Students usually dress better than their off campus counterparts, but there are some exceptions of course. If you visit a store like Wal-Mart, you are sure to see some good examples of the worst dressed people.
People who work downtown usually dress more formally (business casual).
On the west side its not common to see people in anything other than jeans and a t-shirt.
Many of the businesses in Bloomington do not enforce any kind of formal dress.
People usually only dress up for parties and it is mostly women who dress up.
- (M)ode - IDS News, 2007-09-04