Slowly but surely I have been whittling away at my 101 in 1001 list. Over the past four months I have crossed off nine goals and have started on another eight. Some of them are going to be simple like drinking water, making my bed, and kissing in the rain and while others are going to take quite a bit of planning. One that I keep coming back to is a trip to Las Vegas. My friend KateLyn and I have not see each other in years and we discussed via FaceTime on Wednesday night the idea of a reunion in Sin City in April 2015. Sure, that is a long time from now but why not start hypothetically planning? And then that got me thinking, what does one wear to a casino? Since I have never even gambled, despite my trip to Atlantic City in February, I will take advice from a friend:
Fancy dress is often employed when people arrange parties at a casino, even though almost all of them have a dress code policy – which varies in strictness depending on the individual establishment. You will be able to work around this if you want to, because most people would think ahead and book themselves a room, and this is time when a woman can embrace her inner outrageousness when choosing a casino outfit. Some people are more used to playing online poker instead, but if you’re more for a ‘proper’ casino then hopefully we can give you a few tips. An example of this would be if the theme of the party was classic era Hollywood gangster, in which case an appropriate outfit would be a tight full-length dress, blood red lipstick coupled with gaudy furs and jewelry.
This would not really be a good way to dress for the casino at other times and –unless you are following a fancy dress theme – wearing anything too raunchy is generally not advisable. That doesn’t mean you have to go to a casino party dressed like a nun (unless that is the fancy dress theme), but thinking classy and sophisticated (like a slim black dress) rather than skimpy is the best option, except when there is a very specific dress theme to the night. You might also want some eye-catching accessories, but it is better to keep anything like jewelry subtle, as opposed to flashy displays of bling, to fit in with your overall classy look.
Of course not every trip a woman makes to a casino is for a night of hedonistic partying – at other times it is all about hedonistic gambling. If you just want to play blackjack or some slot machines while you are there, choosing an outfit with comfort in mind makes the most sense. Outside of the biggest, classiest casinos, the basic dress code is smart casual, so you can happily wear washed, ironed jeans, a blouse, jacket and a pair of comfortable shoes and be well within the code requirements. If you are planning to take a handbag/purse with you, it is better to take the smallest ones – because larger items are more liable to be in your way when you’re busy at the tables.
What would you wear to a casino?