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. During the day, I’ve seen women walking down Las Vegas Blvd. in swimsuits and cover-ups. A few years back, at Celine Dion’s evening show, I spotted a gal our age entering the theatre wearing tacky cutoff jean shorts, a skimpy tank top and dirty plastic flip-flops.
Dressing up in Vegas at Night
On the other side of the coin, you do see plenty of women who dress up. 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 off the shoulder, or a beaded dress, this is the place to do it! Just remember always to stay classy and not too sassy!
How do you 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 sexiest, be it your legs, bust, waist, hips, shoulders, or back and just play that one area up. Less is more.
Let’s get the specifics of What to Wear in Las Vegas at Night
1. The Little Black Dress
If you been wondering 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 just 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 great 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 you 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 type of a sleeve 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, 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!
What to Wear In Las Vegas By Day?
1. Cute Sundress
A cute sundress, a pair of nice 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 with sandals, as long jeans may be too heavy for the intense heat.
2. Cropped Pants
Cropped pants are a nice choice for daytime in Vegas when you are walking around, shopping and seeing what’s up. Cropped pants are a little cooler in hot weather than jeans and more chic than long pants or capris.
3. Jeans and a Cute Top
Jeans, especially white jeans look great in desert weather worn with a colorful top with a party feel. Here are a few great ones ( above) that would be great to tuck into your suitcase.
4. You could also wear leggings…
Here are some other things to think about when dressing for Las Vegas.
From June to September it’s extremely hot outside, 100+, and very cool in the casinos and shopping areas with the air conditioning blasting. During the day 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.
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 low, comfy shoes. In the fall low booties are also fine.
In the evening when you are going out to dinner, you will look fab in heels, but it would be a good idea to slip some lightweight foldable flats in your bag, if you plan to go club hopping after.
What to Wear to the Pool in Vegas
If you are planning to spend time lounging by the pool, be sure to choose something 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.