In the movies, it seems there’s nowhere more appropriate to dress up than in a casino. Check out the outfits in films like Casino Royale or either of the Ocean’s 11 movies – the original Brat Pack movie released in 1960 and the Brad Pitt/George Clooney remake released in 2001. All the scenes in the casino feature glamorous people, dripping with style and sophistication.
by Adam Tinworth
The great thing about today’s society is that there are few places left where there’s a formal dress code. Of course, there are always exceptions. For example, if you happened to be in Monte Carlo, the casinos there are some of the oldest in the world, and operate a strict dress code, which varies depending on which section of the casino you’re going into. But for many casinos around the globe today, anything goes. The real focus for the casino management is how much money you’re going to be spending, not what you’re wearing!
• Every venue is different – if you’re going to a casino night organised by the school parent teachers’ association as a fundraiser, find out if there’s a dress code. You don’t want to turn up in your jeans if everyone else is treating it as a black tie event.
• Think about your feet. At a casino, you’ll spend a lot of time standing, so don’t wear heels unless you’re comfortable in them. Better to go for flats and focus on enjoying your evening rather than counting down to when you can take your shoes off!
• Grab the opportunity to dress up! These days, glamorous nights out aren’t that common. Dress up, add a bit of bling and enjoy it!