Casino Dress Code Guide: Stylish Look Ideas for Guys and Ladies

Article by : SlotsUp Team Jun 19, 2020

Dress code rules in casinos are no way more relaxed than they were several decades ago. When it’s not the Ritz-Carlton (and chances are it’s not), don’t stress over your outfit for a game, especially if it takes place during the day.

Still, if you’re looking for ideas, look no further.

Relaxed Outfits for a Daytime Game

For Guys

For a daytime game, jeans, a tee, and sneakers will do perfectly fine in most places. If you’d like to feel a little smarter, try going for black jeans or ankle-length pants and loafers. In summer, shorts are also fine as long as they aren’t too short or look like swimwear.

DAYTIME CASINO DRESS CODE FOR GUYS

For Ladies

To get this out of the way, the items that are a no-go for a daytime visit to a casino are flip-flops, yoga pants, and the kind of clothes you’d usually see at the beach. Aside from those, feel free to wear whatever you like. Heels or sneakers, a skirt or jeans, a tee or a nicer blouse – everything is just fine.

DAYTIME CASINO DRESS ODE FOR LADIES

How to Dress Up for a Night Game

Now, choosing an outfit for a night visit to a casino is a little trickier. The thing is, it depends on where you are going to play, meaning not only the venue but also the country.

In the U.S., dress code rules are more or less relaxed even after dusk. In the U.K. and across French Riviera, they are somewhat stricter. Still, if you’re expected to be dressed formally, your invitation will mention the dress code.

Otherwise, aim for smart casual or casual, depending on how fancy the casino you plan to visit is.

For Guys

It’s better to drop blue jeans, especially ripped ones, when you’re going to a night game. Pants or black jeans always look more elevated. Opt for a button-down instead of a tee or a turtleneck. A jacket isn’t required, but it’s always a good idea to throw a nice blazer on.

NIGHT CASINO DRESS CODE FOR GUYS

For Ladies

Suit pants, skirts, and dresses are all appropriate as long as they are not khaki or blue denim. A blouse and a skirt are also a safe combo.

One more tip: leave bright colors for daytime and opt for darker, more sated outfits.

NIGHT CASINO DRESS CODE FOR LADIES

5 Most Common Types of Dress Code and What They Mean

Smart casual: It’s your go-for choice for any occasion when you want to look both laid-back and fancy at the same time. Perfect for a night out, be it a casino or otherwise.

For guys, smart casual implies:

  • Not shorts and, ideally, not light jeans. Ankle-length suit pants, dark jeans, and even discreet plaid are welcome.
  • A button-down or a turtleneck. If you want to wear a tee, throw a blazer, a knitted cardigan, or a nice bomber jacket on.
  • Dress shoes, loafers, or monks. Sneakers are acceptable, but they shouldn’t look too bright or sporty; go for black, white, or brown.
SMART CASUAL DRESS CODE FOR GUYS

For ladies, smart casual means:

  • A skirt, a dress, or any pants except for beachwear, ripped jeans, khakis, or short shorts.
  • No athleticwear, including tees. This applies to shoes as well, except for discreet monochrome sneakers.
  • No overly bold patterns.
  • A relaxed mini or midi dress is always a good choice.
SMART CASUAL DRESS CODE FOR LADIES

Cocktail: Cocktail attire is usually expected for most parties, from weddings to New Year’s Eve celebrations and beyond. It has to be flashy but elegant.

For guys, cocktail attire means:

  • A suit, but it doesn’t have to be black. All dark colors are acceptable.
  • A white button-up collared shirt.
  • Dress shoes.

For ladies, cocktail means:

  • A short or knee-length dress.
  • It’s okay to wear a suit or a jumpsuit, but it needs to be fancy and party-appropriate so that you don’t look like you’re about to give a business presentation.
  • Heels.
COCKTAIL DRESS CODE FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Lounge Suit: That’s the phrase you’ll usually see on invitations. There’s almost no difference between cocktail attire and lounge suit, except the latter’s a bit of an umbrella term that covers dress code for both parties and business events.

For guys, lounge suit stands for:

  • Well, a lounge suit. If you’re confused about what it means, it’s basically any two- or three-piece suit. Avoid bold colors and, to be on the safe side, opt for a tie instead of a bow tie.
  • A white button-up collared shirt.
  • Dress shoes.
LOUNGE SUIT DRESS ODE FOR MEN

For ladies, a lounge suit stands for almost the same as cocktail attire, except:

  • It’s okay if your suit looks a little more formal.
  • The dress should reach your knees or lower.
LOUNGE SUIT DRESS CODE FOR WOMEN

Black Tie: Fully formal dress code expected for the events happening after roughly 6 P.M. Your invitation will always let you know if you have to stick to Black Tie.

For guys, Black Tie implies:

  • A three-piece tailored black suit.
  • A white button-up collared shirt.
  • A black bow tie.
  • Black dress shoes.

For ladies, Black Tie stands for:

  • A floor-length evening dress.
  • Closed-in high-heel shoes.
BLACK TIE DRESS CODE FOR MEN AND WOMEN

White Tie: White Tie is as formal as it gets. Think royal wedding or Met Gala kind of formal. Most people never attend occasions with White Tie dress code.

For men, White Tie stands for:

  • A tailored black suit with a tailcoat and trousers.
  • A white waistcoat.
  • A white-tie shirt (with a wing collar and cuff links).
  • A self-tie white bow tie.
  • White gloves (optional).
  • Black leather shoes.

For women, White Tie stands for:

  • A floor-length evening dress. In Europe, it’s recommended to wear a ballgown, but there’s no such requirement in the U.S.
  • White or matching gloves (optional).
  • Closed-in high-heel shoes.
  • No loose hair.
WHITE TIE DRESS CODE FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Ultimately, more often than not, you may just wear whatever feels good to a casino. If you’re invited to an event, pay attention to what the invitation says about the dress code. Finally, you can always search for the pictures of the casino’s interior and look at what people are wearing in them.

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