What clothes to wear in the casino?

Many of you might have seen James Bond in a casino wearing a stylish tux, sleek tie, with classy shoes, well that’s James Bond in a movie. We often fancy casinos through the movies, imagining the sophisticated atmosphere of casinos, glamorous people sooted boated, and gambling without any worries.

Envisioning this movie glamour, we often get confused about what clothes to wear in the casino. However, in reality, the dress code depends upon the casino’s policies. The dressing code has changed in the recent past and has become more relaxing.

Whenever you are planning to visit a casino, you better check their dressing guidelines. Because you don’t want to be turned down, as you weren’t properly dressed.

General Guidelines

Before you plan your trip to a casino, make sure to check its website for dressing guidelines. Some casinos require being more formal, while others are a bit relaxing. However, these few tips will save you from major embarrassment.

Avoid wearing:

  • Flip-flops
  • Sneakers
  • Dirty, torn, or worn-out clothing
  • For high-class casinos, it’s better to wear something classy.
  1. Lookout for the venue’s dress code
    Every casino has its own dress code, so you must lookout for it on the casino’s website. Some exclusive casinos are very strict, you might be turned down, for not dressing properly. So you probably don’t want to miss out on your research regarding venue dress code.
    You can find all the information you need on the casino’s website, but if you are still vague about something, just try calling or emailing them.
  2. Look for Photo galleries
    You can find photo galleries on the casino’s website, giving you an idea about the outfit you need to wear. Being underdressed or overdressed for the occasion will surely lower your confidence that eventually will drain out the charm in your personality. So make sure you are confidently dressed.
  3. Ask a friend
    If you are planning with your friends, who already have visited the casino, ask them about the dressing. Moreover, you can post a question on Facebook or Instagram and see what the majority has to say. Vlogs on YouTube can also prove handy.
  4. Calculating your budget
    If you have an outfit as per the casino’s requirement, it’s good, but if you need to get a new one, this surely will increase the burden on your budget. You don’t need to spend most of your budget on a new outfit and less on drinks, games, and food.
    On-site casino stores can be expensive, so try looking around for a better option. You don’t always need to buy new clothes; you can rent them or even borrow from a friend.
  5. Fitting is necessary
    Fitted clothes will make a hell of a difference to your personality. Don’t just buy ill-fitted clothes, but look for something that compliments your figure. Even if you find something that is not of your size, you can always go for alteration, unless you buy your outfit at the last minute.
  6. Shoes
    Shoes are as important to your look, as the dress itself. Always wear something that goes with the style and color of your outfit. Always avoid wearing sneakers, flip-flops, or sandals. Keep those for the gym and the pool.
  7. Accessories
    Using different accessories can complement your classy outfit. Casinos are all about fun and madness so don’t hesitate to experiment with different color combinations and patterns.
    Just keep it classy!
  8. Prepare beforehand
    Even if you are not wearing a new dress make sure to get your old one steamed and ironed before time, especially if you are traveling. Get your shoes shiny and polished to make a mark. If you are wearing a new outfit, make sure to try that on well in time, so there are no surprises. Treat yourself like a red-carpet star, full of confidence.
  9. The Finishing Touches
    After being dressed up, don’t forget to visit a salon for professional makeup and hairstyling. These extras could make you feel like a celebrity, with you making a mark in the room.
  10. Avoid novice mistakes
    You surely need to watch out for these rookie mistakes:
    Forgetting to leave the bottom button of your tux undone.
    Wearing an actual black tie to a black-tie event.
    Wearing a clip-on bow tie instead of a hand-tied option.
    Leaving new pockets sewn up.

Understanding What Dress Codes Required

There are different sorts of casino dress code which you might come across during your research.
Let’s decode the casino jargon for you:

White tie/full evening dress/dress suit/tails

This dress code is usually rare at casinos, this typically includes:
White plain or pleated button-up evening shirt with a wing collar and double cuff, black tailcoat, white bowtie, cufflinks, white evening waistcoat, black trousers, black socks, and Black lace-up shoes for men.

A full-length dress is suitable as formal evening attire, fine jewelry, small evening bag, evening coat and, occasionally, gloves, and high-heels or flat shoes of fine, matching material for women.
Black tie/dinner jackets/tuxedos

This is a more common dress code including:
White evening shirt with a turn-down collar and double cuffs, or a plain white silk shirt with buttons (no ruffles or frills), black dinner jacket, black trousers, cufflinks and studs, black bow tie, black socks, black lace-up shoes, cummerbunds, optional black waistcoat, and white handkerchief for men.

A long evening dress or skirt (doesn’t need to be black), a fitted cocktail dress with tights, fine jewelry, evening bag and evening coat, and high-heels or flat shoes of smart material for women.


This dress code usually includes:
A dress or evening shirt, suit, a tie, and black lace-up shoes for men.
A cocktail dress or pantsuit of any color, an evening bag and evening coat, and high-heels, flats, or pumps of smart material for women.


A semi-formal dress outfit includes:
A dress or evening shirt, blazer, and smart shoes for men
A cocktail dress or pantsuit of any color and high-heels, flats, pumps for women.

Smart casual/dressy casual/casual chic

This outfit includes:
A dress or evening shirt, slacks, khakis or chinos, and smart shoes of any color for men.

A casual, mid or knee-length dress or skirt, smart trousers, a blouse or shirt, heels, flats, pumps, and sometimes smart boots.
That’s all you need to know about, what to wear before going to a casino. Hope you don’t get turned down this time.

By Filip Mishevski

As a person that has been involved in the gambling industry for over 5 years, Filip knows all the tricks and trades of online casinos and casino games. He’s here to provide you with the best content and help you have a fun gaming experience. His specialities include online slots, gambling regulations, casino game strategies, bonuses and promotions and much more.

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