I know of so many personal stories of people who packed for their first casino holiday ever, and came back sorely disappointed that their new designer dresses and $500 tailored suits sat unused, while next to them, slobby gamblers in sweats and raggedy T’s had a blast on the casino floor. For those players from the US who think that dressing up for the evening to go to an Atlantic City casino involves anything more than smart/casual, sadly they’ve been watching too many James Bond movies. Of course, there are some five star hotels in Vegas that require formal wear, including on their casino floors, but – for the most part – the general rule of thumb at most Atlantic City casinos is “no shirts, no shoes, no slots”.
If you really want to dress up for the casino, then you may be wise to take your gambling vacation in Europe. At least here, for the time being, you won’t be able to get much further past the front door if you’re not suitably dressed in places such as Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo or the Ritz Club in London.
If you still want to turn heads without looking like you just stepped out of Vogue, try some of these classic looks:
- For curve hugging chic, try the new bandaid style dress that suits most figures. Pair the look off with a pair of toe-peepers in nude or black, and you’ve got yourself a look that isn’t too dressy but will definitely earn you some looks.
- Maxi dresses are always a favorite. They skim any bumps you don’t want to flaunt, and create the ultimate feminine look with their flow and movement. Complete the look with a flower tied to a chignon or simply let your hair down – literally!
- Gentleman always look smart with a pair of dark trousers and freshly pressed shirt, even if it’s without a tie. Trousers could be dark jeans as well. The idea is to look neat and crisp.
- Remember that accessories could make all the difference. A diamante clutch bag could add bling to any dull outfit, while wedge shoes could even make a pair of shorts look smarter.