Las Vegas is famously known for it’s casino life but one of the best kept secrets is it’s fashion IQ! Megasize stores from your favorite brands are hiding out in Las Vegas along with some of the most luxurious shopping available. There is not question Las Vegas is filled with hits and misses and it’s important for the fashionizer to be on the hitting side of things. If all goes according to plan, I will be making my Las Vegas debut this November for the first time ever and my major concerns are: how to gamble and what to wear.
How to Gamble
I’m sure most Americans have at least been in a casino before and generally inexperienced gamblers head straight for the what? If you said slot machines a virtual sugar cookie awaits you! However, when I hit Vegas I want to play something that involves sitting at a table and looking especially cunning such as poker…something like a scene out of a Hollywood movie. Since I am without a casino gaming coach *sad face* I’ve spent a couple sessions at CasinoTop10 practicing poker online and reading up on tips and tricks of the game. This really is a great resource for players at all levels who are interested in learning the craft of gaming or honing their craft.
What to Wear
My first visit to a casino revealed the strangest aesthetic I’ve ever witnessed. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place so fashionably chaotic! Whatever you do, don’t visit the casino in hiking gear…actually don’t visit anything in hiking gear except mountains. Being at the casino is not a pass for an explosion of tackiness so let’s make sure we know how to dress for the occasion. Checkout the tips below on how t maintain your fashionizer status, even at the casino.
- Don’t Go Casual: many people seem to stroll right from the desert into the casino without even a second thought about the dirt speckled New Balance sneakers on their feet. Think of the casino as more of a bar or club setting. You may not need to go as far as to pull out the ever so popular “freak ‘em dress” but at least find it in your closet and heart to put on a nice pair of heels. Checkout how Alicia Keys uses heels to transform a street look into a perfect casino look.
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- Check for Dress Codes: as with many establishments, some casinos actually have a dress code in place to protect their image (I fully support dress codes by the way). In order to avoid embarrassment , find out ahead of time if the casino you choose to visit is more on the upscale or casual side. Many casino’s however are more relaxed during the daytime and step it up a notch as the nightlife draws closer. In any case, if you follow the aforementioned tip you should be in the safe zone no matter where you go.
- Be Glam and Unique: by now it should be clear that the casino is for dressing up…you can chose differently but don’t be surprised if you end up on instagram for the wrong reasons. Even when dressing up, veer towards the creative as opposed to reaching in your closet the good and safe black cocktail dress. Keep in mind, you are there to gamble and look confident and gorgeous while doing it but it’s not a formal wedding. Add items of glam to a simple look in order to fit in while standing out. Checkout the look below for an idea on how to remix or rethink glam:
4. Don’t bring the strip club to the casino: We’ve all been there when that one woman in particular walks into the room and everybody is whispering about her for all the wrong reasons. There are some casinos bold enough to deny entry to people who arrive with overtly revealing clothing. In addition, there is a fine line between sexy and sleazy….fitted clothing (sure) but this è Tatjana Paslic Gambles in a Catsuit is a disaster waiting to happen.
Fashion has a long standing affair with casinos. Checkout one of my fave casino themed photo shoots by BJ Pascual:
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