Very few women would want to leave the house looking anything less than smart, but when it comes to how much attention you pay to your appearance for a visit to a casino, it is a matter of what you are actually going there for.
The actual games on offer at casinos – such as slot machines, blackjack, roulette and baccarat – are far more popular with women now than they were in the past. This is mainly due to online casinos such as Gaming Club, but those women going to a land-based one to play them will want to wear clothes that are comfortable and make them feel at ease, because the actual gambling is tense enough! A smart, sensible skirt or trousers together with blouse and flat shoes will not offend the dress code of any provincial casino, and will let your attention stay fully focused on the slot or table games.
It is possible to book casinos for parties nowadays – whether to celebrate a special occasion or just because you are bored of pubs and night clubs. If you are at the casino for a party, the sort of outfit referred to above will seem far too low-key and workaday – this sort of night calls for style and glamour. Full-length dresses are elegant, but too restricting and formal, while the kind of skimpy attire often worn to night clubs is not really appropriate for a casino. The right balance would be something like a cocktail dress, with perhaps some subtle accessories.
Themed casino party night
The other kind of casino party is the one where everyone follows a chosen fancy dress theme, which gives you a head start in terms of your outfit. These can sometimes be pretty risqué (for example James Bond and gangster themes), but for a night like this the dress code rules will not apply. Thus you can run riot with the best! (although Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger might be pushing things too far), or uber-trashy gangsters moll get-ups of tight dresses and OTT hair and makeup. Check out these beautiful Bond beauty inspirations at: http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/galleries/TMG8867348/Bond-girls-past-and-present-in-pictures.html