A Guide On Dressing Up For The Casino

October 12, 2021

Anytime you watch a scene from a casino in a movie or television show, you may be struck by the glitz and the glamour. Everyone looks phenomenal, the setting is exquisite, and people are on their best behavior.

Casinos are not only places to gamble, but also a place where everyone expects to spend time among elegance and sophistication. That is why adhering to a stylish casino dress code is the best way to enhance your experience when you visit one for the first time.

If you are hoping to dress like the God of Gamblers, the 1989 classic movie, or you have an interest in looking your very best when attending a casino, here’s our guide to help you.

Below is an in-depth explanation of how you should dress when you visit a casino.

Appropriate Footwear Is Essential

A lot of people assume that any shoes are acceptable at casinos, but that is not the case. If you are hoping to visit a casino, be sure to wear appropriate shoes. 

Both men and women must ensure that they are wearing classy, elegant shoes. Women can wear heels or stylish flat shoes, while men should wear formal shoes or loafers. Sneakers are a massive “no-no” when you are visiting a casino, which is also true for flip-flops, slippers, or any casual open footwear.

Casinos are known to ask people to leave when they are wearing inappropriate shoes. 

Understand The Occasion

Even when you are visiting a casino, there may be different rules in place depending on the occasion. If you are visiting a casino, and they are having a special event, you may have noticed the words “white tie” written on your invitation.

The phrase does not require you to literally wear a white tie but you are expected to dress to the nines. A white tie event means you must be as formal as possible.

Men should think about wearing a dress coat, trousers, and a white tux shirt. Your clothes should look pristine and elegant, and not as though they have not been washed or ironed in a very long time.

Women can go with floor-length gowns or ball gowns, while they can also choose to wear a pantsuit if they prefer to dress more modestly. Jewelry is also a plus when you are attending a white tie event, especially if you want to stand out and make a big impression.

Typical Casino Attire

If a casino is not having a special event, then you should dress as though you are attending a black tie event. That means you wear a dinner jacket and trousers that match, along with a shirt. You can wear a tie but you can also go without one if you want to add a little informality to your aesthetic.

While women can still wear floor-length ball gowns to such events, they can also go with cocktail dresses. Most women would go in a cocktail dress or a pantsuit if they are attending a black tie event, or if they are visiting a casino on a regular Friday or Saturday night.

Is Semi-Formal Wear Acceptable?

A lot of people ask whether they can go to a casino in semiformal attire. It does have some formal elements, such as a proper shirt, jacket or sports coat, and possibly pants. Some people prefer to wear jeans with a jacket and shirt, as they can appear more casual while still looking stylish.

If you are visiting a casino for the first time, and you want to appear classy, then going with a “black tie” attire is the best option. You will look so stylish while impressing everyone inside.

Those who have been to casinos on many occasions may choose to go with a semiformal outfit in some instances. An example is when you visit a casino earlier in the day. Dress code rules suggest that when you are at a casino in the daytime or early in the evening, slightly less formal wear is acceptable.

Grooming Is Vital

One aspect of a person’s physical appearance that is so important when attending a casino is grooming. If you are wearing an expensive suit and tie, but you did not wash your hair, shave or trim your beard, or take a shower, then you are going to stand out in a bad way.

Proper grooming habits are vital if you wish to visit casinos frequently. Otherwise, you run the risk of becoming someone that casino employees would prefer to keep away from their premises. 

Look The Part To Feel At Home

When you look your best, you will feel so comfortable entering a casino. Rather than feeling uncomfortable or shy, you will be in your element.

Our guide can help you dress up for your first visit to a casino. Whether you are planning on visiting one in your city, or you are traveling to another state, you can make a significant impression on everyone else in attendance.

By looking at the part, you will feel right at home in these surroundings. Then you can sit back, let loose, and have the time of your life.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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