I’m going to Las Vegas for my 25th wedding anniversary, and I’m not sure what to take, so I look dressy at night but not too over the top. Can you give me some suggestions for what to wear in Las Vegas nightclubs and upscale restaurants? Thanks, Sue
Dressing up in Vegas at Night
Vegas is famous for glitz and glam, giving you the chance to wear something you wouldn’t normally have the chance to wear back home. If there’s a look you have always wanted to try, such as the shoulder, or a beaded dress, this is the place to do it! Just remember always to stay classy and not too sassy!
How to Dress Fun and Sexy, but still Look Classy over 40
The key is to look alluring and not vulgar. Vegas is the perfect place to play up your flirty side, but too short, too low-cut, too tight, is trashy. Feel free to show a touch more skin than you normally would, but don’t go overboard, letting it all hang out all over. Figure out which part of your body you think is sexist, be it your legs, bust, waist, hips, shoulders, or back and play that one area up. Less is more. Here is what to wear to look dressy and dazzling at night.
1. The Little Black Dress
If you’ve wondered about what to wear in Las Vegas clubs, you must know you can never go wrong with some version of the little black dress. Look for sexy details like off-the-shoulder, one shoulder, lace, slits, sparkle, feather, fringe, sheer, or find a simple black dress you love and load on some bling! Navy is similar to black but a little more lively, so this is another sophisticated choice too!
2. A Sparkly Dress
Las Vegas is the one place you can really turn on the glam; however, head-to-toe bling, sparkle, or shine can make it look like you stepped out of the good old days when people actually “dressed.” By all means, add some glitz, but be tasteful about it, so you don’t look overdressed. Here are few sparkly dresses above that are glamorous but tasteful.
3. A Colorful Dress
Vegas is alive with bright lights and bold colors, so leave your dusty rose or moss-green dresses at home! Vibrant colors like red, blue, emerald-green, orange, purple, and yellow fit right in with the party atmosphere.
*Covering Your Arms
I’m adding this footnote because so many cocktail dresses are sleeveless, and I know many of you feel more comfortable with your arms covered, so here’s what I suggest. Find a dress or blouse with some sleeves but make sure whatever you buy has a sexy detail like a sexy neckline.
For example, a long-sleeved wrap dress has a beautiful criss-cross neckline that will highlight your bust. A dress with a keyhole neckline, the halter neckline is also great, and an off-the-shoulder top/dress with sleeves would be perfect too!
4. A Sexy Jumpsuit
Here’s another idea for what to wear in Las Vegas nightclubs that you may not have thought of. If you prefer pants, a dressy jumpsuit is perfect! A black one like this (above) is sexy and elegant- Viva Las Vegas!
Not into jumpsuits but like pants? Try black flowing palazzo pants and a fancy top. They’re very Vegas!
Enjoy your trip!
P.S. See here: More nighttime outfits, as well as what to wear in Las Vegas in the daytime.