What to wear and how to look is one of the things women worry about daily.
Men don’t have to worry as much, but for women, every occasion demands a degree of thought, whether it is a trip to the grocery store, a night on the dancefloor or the soccer mom run. Planning the perfect outfit is never easy, but some occasions are just a little more challenging than others.
For a night out, there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’. If you’re going dancing, shoe choice is critical, but you also need to check nightclub dress codes, as well as look your best. If you’re having a night at the casino, then once the dress code has been checked and ticked off, there are so many choices to be made.
A night at a casino is not an everyday occurrence, which means it’s a fashion minefield, albeit one you won’t need to negotiate all that often. However, if your works night involves a trip to a casino, or your vacation takes you to Vegas, Monte Carlo or London, it might leave you at a fashion crossroads. If so, then we’ve got the guide for you.
First up, as we’ve mentioned, check that dress code. The best establishments will likely give you guidelines, likely to be along the ‘no sportswear, no sneakers’ theme. This might change in Vegas; it’s so hot there that shorts and sneakers are commonplace in casinos, but we’re looking at a night out here, and the better locations are likely to give you some guidance. Also, make sure you understand what dress codes mean, from smart casual to semi-formal, so you adhere to the casino’s policy if they have one.
Purpose of Your Visit
This might seem obvious, but the purpose of your visit is important. Are you going with a group of friends to have a few drinks, maybe play the odd casino games and generally have a good time? If so, you can be more ambitious in your dress, perhaps going with something along the lines of a nightclub visit. After all, you won’t be sitting at a poker table for hours on end, so comfort isn’t paramount.
However, if you’re going for some serious gaming, to spin the roulette wheel time and again, or to have a stack of chips that you slowly build up over time at the poker table, then comfort might come into play. Would a tight-fitting dress and killer heels be conducive to your success?
<strong>Take Note of Others</strong>
Let’s assume you’re going to play a few games; why not then take a leaf out of the book of other players. If you Google Kristen Bicknell, you’ll find she is one of the greatest female poker players of all time, and she’s very fashionable. Professional poker players are often seen in hoodies and loose, comfortable clothing, as in the case of Jennifer Harman, but Bicknell often looks fabulous as she wins those dollars from her rivals. Taking a look at her outfits might help you decide what will strike the perfect balance between comfort and style from your wardrobe.
Failing that, why not visit the social media account of the casino you intend to visit. Instagram is great for that sort of thing, and you’ll find pictures there of other people in the same location. What are they wearing, and can you go for a similar look? If so, you won’t stand out when you arrive, which is another major worry for women going to an unfamiliar place.
The key to dressing for a casino is to dress for the location and the occasion. If you want to stand out, look great and don’t wish to play for hours, you’ll dress differently from a person wishing to put dollars on the tables and win big. Either way, a little leg work in the first instance will ensure your night around the tables goes as smoothly as possible.