Las Vegas – What to Wear When You Are 40, 50…?

las vegasHi Deborah,
I’m going to Las Vegas and have no idea what to wear. Could you give me some suggestions? Thanks,  Sue

Las Vegas is one of those surreal places. It’s like walking around in a dreamland because life goes on 24 hours a day, and most of the buildings have no windows so you lose track of day and night!

It’s an “anything goes” type of town, which means that some gals dress so super casual, it’s ridiculous. I’ve seen women walking down Las Vegas Blvd. in swimsuits and cover-ups.

A few years back I spotted a mature woman entering  Celine Dion’s evening show wearing tacky cutoff jean shorts, a tank top and dirty plastic flip flops.

On the other side of the coin, you see plenty of women who dress up. Vegas is famous for glitz and glam, giving you the chance to wear something you wouldn’t often have the chance to wear back home. If there’s an outfit you have always wanted to try, this is the place to do it!

Just remember to always stay classy and not too sassy!

Here are some of the things you need to think about when dressing for Las Vegas:

The Weather

From June to September it’s extremely hot outside, 100+ , and very cool in the casinos and shopping areas with the air conditioning blasting. Dress in layers. You will need to take a jacket or some type of sweater if you are wearing a summer dress or sleeveless top. In the evening a pashmina is a good thing to have on hand.  Come fall and spring bring a light coat or jacket. Las Vegas gets very chilly this time of year, believe it or not. It’s the desert.

The Shoe Issue 

You will be walking a lot! The Casinos are huge and you’ll be up and down the strip from one place to the next. Bring some sexy heels for dinner, but believe me, you will be so sorry if you don’t bring some comfy flats.  Slip some lightweight flats in your bag when you go club hopping

Shop these sexy dresses: 

The Sexy Factor

How do you dress fun and sexy, but still look classy over 40? The key is to look alluring and not vulgar. If you want to play to your flirty side, Vegas is perfect for that, but too short, too low cut, too tight, especially all at once is too much.  You just need one small sexy focal point to look wow.

What to Wear In Las Vegas By Day?

A cute sundress, a pair of  nice pants are jeans are cool and classy in the casinos, shops and restaurants. If you are going to be walking around outside in summer you may prefer shorts or cropped pants, as long jeans may be too heavy for the intense heat.

What to Wear in Las Vegas


Yes to the Maxi Dress!  

A casual maxi dress is a another great choice for daywear. Add some fab jewelry and heels and it’s perfect for the night clubs- a good transition piece.


Black Jumpsuits for Women

Evening Dinners 

For special dinners and a show bring a cocktail dress and some bling. You can never go wrong with a little black dress.   Another great idea is to wear a jumpsuit. A black one like this is sexy and elegant-  Viva Las Vegas!

Cocktail Dresses Las Vegas

My reader Ana looks great for a night of clubbing!

Wondering What to Wear in Las Vegas Nightclubs? 

Here’s where you can really turn on the glam. One note though – too much bling, sparkle and shine can make it look like you stepped out of the good old days when people actually “dressed”. In today’s world you may look a little over dressed in head to toe sparkle. By all means add some glitz, but be tasteful about it.

Shop these glam dresses: 

If you prefer to keep your arms covered, I suggest a dress  or blouse with sleeves and a sexy neckline. For example, a wrap dress with long sleeves will show off your shape but keep your arms covered. Don’t forget some sexy heels for clubbing!

Swim Suit

Choose something colorful and sexy. You also definitely want a nice wrap and big sunglasses to look glam by the pool.

Have you been to Las Vegas? What did you wear? Comment below and let me know.

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  1. Lucy Greene says:

    imagine my surprise when I open my emails and saw the heading “What to wear to Las Vegas”!! We’ll be going in August (very excited) and was wondering exactly that !!! Sounds very much like home…. Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Love your website. Great advice.

  2. I’ve neen to LV twice & just last summer. Because of the extreme heat shorts & tamk tops are a must during the day. We would go back to room to change for evening. When we went to see Celine I wore a nice, sleeveless dress & flat sandals & brought a sweater. If it’s your first trip just know the casinos are very cold & you will be sorry if you don’t wear flats. Walk, walk, walk!

  3. Great advice.

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  5. Crocs over here are made of plastic and have the front covered in (can’t see toes) & a strap around the heel. They come in lots of different colours & are really tacky. Maybe ok for gardening but not much else.

  6. Yes, extremely casual, you’re right! I really worried too much, as like you said “anything” seemed to go at most places any time of day or night. Have to mention that I saw one poor lady get her maxi dress caught in the side gear of an escalator while she was stepping off — just a caution to those that wear maxis! Luckily someone quickly flipped the “off” switch, but her nice dress was definitely ripped in the process. I did fine with a skirt and a summer dress with sandals plus a pair of casual linen pants with some different tops and outside of having my cell phone stolen, had a fun time!

  7. Hi Deb, Thanks for answering my question! Returned last week from my quick little trip there and felt I did okay with the wardrobe I brought along, but your suggestions will also be useful to me in the future.

    • Hi Sue,
      Glad you had a good time! I was wondering if you found Las Vegas to be super casual? That is what I found! Also, there seemed to be a big difference in what people were wearing depending on what hotel we were in.

  8. They’re not what we call crocs here in Australia ….

  9. In case you were asked to attend other businesses which are outside business, you can definitely wear ladies suits even outside the corporate environment since suits are not just meant to be use in office. Through this, you can definitely make alterations from a day business function to an evening wear.

  10. Ha, ha, the lady in the maxi dress is wearing crocs, and they are very comfortable!