Going to casinos isn’t just something like shopping or buying groceries in a supermarket where you can wear almost anything you want. No! Your casino outfit and your overall look should be something you’ll prepare for if you want to give off that fabulous or powerful aura. Believe me, you need that to help you win any casino games! It’s just a little trick to have authority against your opponents.
Hold up, before we discuss the appropriate clothing for casinos, you may be asking why your outfit is such a big deal within the walls of these gaming complexes.
Why do casinos have dress codes?
While there’s no specific law for this, dressing up for casinos is already an unwritten rule for frequent casino visitors and may also be among their casino etiquette. Blending in with other guests should make you feel comfortable with the environment and be confident in playing games.
As you may already know or notice if at least once in your life you’re able to enter a casino building, most of the casino-goers are middle to upper-class individuals. These people are a mixture of professionals, businessmen, and even some politicians.
That’s why regardless if you’re a woman or a gentleman, dressing up in a casino is a must, especially if the casino you’ll visit requires a dress code (which is most of them).
Well, good thing you’re here as we will discuss the appropriate outfit you’ll wear at a casino.
Rules of thumb
As a general rule of thumb. There are several things you should remember before going to a casino so you won’t end up being left in the entrance begging for the security to let you in and play your favorite games. You don’t want to experience that, do you?
All rules point to one thing, don’t you ever underdress (or overdress in some cases). You shouldn’t wear clothes like worn out, dirty, or torn clothes; flip flops, slippers, and sneakers; T-shirt and shorts aren’t even advisable.
That’s for ‘what you shouldn’t wear’. Now, let’s discuss ‘what you should wear’.
Most of the casinos only require semi-formal or formal attire, although some require their guests to wear glamorous clothing. Most of the casinos that may require you to look expensive are the higher-end casinos where high-profile individuals also play.
Now, let’s focus on the general dress codes. Smart casual is the most common dress code for many casinos.
Smart casual attire is basically a combination of polished, well-fitting business wear and some elements of casual attire. Think about blouses, button-downs, polo shirts, dress pants, and others. Smart casual may lie somewhere between dressy casual and business casual when we talk about the spectrum of formality.
For men, you may opt for some neat chinos or dark-colored jeans, topped with a shirt and blazer, and a pair of leather shoes.
For women, go for a polished yet more relaxed outfit. You can wear a skirt or smart jeans. On top, you can wear something made of silk or viscose materials. However, remember not to wear too casual sorts of cotton or denim. Also, you can always wear a blazer when you doubt your outfit.
With these looks, you’ll look casual while looking like you’re about to join a business meeting or go to your professional job at the same time.
Easily considered as a dress code, the more specific and dynamic rule is based on a theme. Well, some hosts love to spice things up a bit and consider having themes on their casino night. Given that, what you’re expected to wear should differ.
For example, if the host says you’ll have a summer frolic, you should dress up as if going to the beach. Well, it can’t be hard if the party is held at the resort.
Boho, or shortcut for Bohemian, is another popular dress-up theme. It’s a fashion from Bohemian and hippie influences that were inspired by the lifestyle of being free-spirited. With Boho outfits, you should get rid of dull and all-neutral outfits and opt for vivid, vibrant orange, and pleasing turquoise colors.
So, before you attend a casino night, it wouldn’t hurt to ask your host first if you have a theme so you won’t feel far out from others.
With all that being said, you should know first what kind of event you’re attending at a casino and get to know their dress codes to be allowed to enter the establishment. One useful tip for that if you’re not sure of what you’ll wear at a casino is to visit their website or call their customer service to inquire about the subject matter.
Now that you already know what to wear, you should be good to go and ace your games!