When you see casinos in a movie, more often than not, everyone will be dressed impeccably in designer suits and tuxes. However, should you visit your local casino, you will find that dress codes have somewhat relaxed over the years.
While you don’t have to be dressed up to the nines to gain entry to a casino, that’s not to say you should turn up in an old sweater and sneakers. If you’re struggling to find the right attire, here is a guide on what to wear to a casino.
Research the Dress Code
Whether you’re heading to the casino for a quick game, attending a tournament, or have a seat at an exclusive table, each casino will differ in terms of dress code. Visiting the casino’s website will give you a better idea of what to expect. Some common casino themes include white tie, black tie, semiformal, and casual. White tie is the most exclusive dress code that casinos only implement for special events. For this occasion, you should wear a fitted coat and a white tux shirt. For black tie events, a dinner jacket and tie. Whereas for a casual casino, you can get away with just about anything (as long as your clothes and shoes aren’t dirty!). Before picking an outfit, you may want to check out some online sites that will give you an idea of what to expect when heading to a land-based casino.
If you are still unsure of what to wear to the casino and fear being turned away at the door, it’s wise to find photos from the casino, which most will have on their website. Looking at photos will give you an idea of what customers and employees wear, helping you to pick an outfit that reflects their attire. What’s more, photos of the casino will display how formal the restaurants, casino, and bar are.
What to Avoid
While casual casinos may be great in terms of wearing what you want, there are some fashion no-no’s that you must avoid. Whatever you do, you mustn’t wear flip-flops, worn-out clothing, or shorts to a casino. If you can do, it’s advisable to avoid sneakers. If you want access to an exclusive lounge in a casino, you may find that the dress code differs, so you must check in advance. As a general rule of thumb, the more high dollar the casino is, the better you should dress.
Wear Fitted Clothing
Whatever you decide on wearing, make sure your clothes fit you correctly. Turning up to a casino in a baggy shirt and trousers won’t do you any favors. A nicely fitted suit can improve your confidence and self-esteem and help you get the most out of your night. To finish off your look, opting for black leather shoes is advised.
While some people see a night at the casino as a great excuse to get suited and booted, others prefer to wear something more casual and laidback. Whatever category you fall into, the guide above should give you an indication of what to and what not to wear.