Vegas is to adults what Disneyland is to kids. If you love shows, casinos, restaurants, partying, shopping, then Vegas boasts of some of the best in the country. With so much to see and do, it might be hard to decide on what to pack to look your best in the dreamy city. I myself honeymooned in Vegas and over the years have perfected a good wardrobe for a Vegas getaway.
Las Vegas is surreal sometimes, with an "anything goes" attitude people completely feel free to dress however they want.
During the day, I’ve seen women walking down Las Vegas strip in swimsuits and cover-ups. Or even women wearing short Party & cocktail dresses as they casually stroll through the streets.
However, Las Vegas is a casual town, and unless you plan on hitting a nightclub or going out for a fancy dinner, casual clothes will do just fine. At casinos, the dress code is also casual during the day though it becomes a bit more formal in the evening. If you plan on spending time at the casinos, leave the shorts, old T-shirts, and flip flops in your hotel room.
Regarding footwear, keep in mind that you'll probably do a lot of walking on the Strip, so you'll need comfortable sandals or walking shoes. These will be your main pair, but you should also pack some casual dress shoes or a pair of heels, just in case you go to a show, nightclub, or nice dinner. That said, keep it classy casual, not frumpy or trashy. Here are some ideas for what to wear in Vegas during the day.
Casual Dressing Options, Tips
If you plan to wear jeans, slacks, or cropped pants, combine them with a fun top. Jeans are a practical choice for Las Vegas, you can make them a ton of fun depending on how you combine them with tops and accessories. There’s no rule about the kind of top you should wear with jeans or casual pants, but since you are in Vegas, I suggest you go with something fun and a touch sexy. For example, why not choose a top in a bright, fun color or a playful pattern with a nipped-in waist or a crop top style to show your sexy midriff or a scoop neckline. If scoop neckline is too much try my favorite and super sexy - off the shoulder neckline / cold-shoulder neckline, lace-up neckline.
These also might be good options - tops that have bling/embellishment, edgy studs, animal print, sensuous fabrics like a velvet tee, sheer panels or overlay, dramatic bell sleeves, Boho tops that are light, flowy and that move or ever flattering wrap style tops.
Basically, any casual top or tee that with some playful or flirty detail is fun to wear in Vegas.
Cute Sundress for Vegas
These are also a good choice. Vegas is in the desert, so if you are going to be walking the 4.2 mile Vegas strip by day, you’ll keep cool and look cute. Just be sure you have really good, practical walking shoes. Bring a light jacket or sweater for the night when temps drop.
Maxi Dresses or Midi Dresses for Vegas
Have you thought about a maxi dress or a midi dress? Many maxis have a nice, casual daytime glam and can be worn with a comfy pair of sandals, sunglasses, a denim jacket, and a big hat. If you’ve thought of wearing one back home, but it didn’t feel quite right, you will feel right at home in one in Vegas.
Packing right for the Seasons
Summers in Las Vegas are scorching hot with average highs sitting above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius). Evening weather tends to be a bit cooler with lows in the mid-70s Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius). You should definitely bring comfortable, breathable clothes such as shorts, comfortable cotton skirts, and T-shirts. Jeans and trousers are fine, but remember that denim and other heavy fabrics in the desert heat can be uncomfortable. If you are planning on seeing a show, you might want to dress up a bit (dresses, or slacks and a nice shirt) and remember, that anytime you go indoors, the air-conditioning will probably be at full blast.
WHAT TO WEAR TO LAS VEGAS IN FALL AND SPRING
In the fall and spring, you will generally be comfortable with summer attire during the day. At night, a pair of jeans or a sweater will be enough to keep you warm.
Come fall and spring, be sure to bring a light coat or jacket. Las Vegas gets very chilly at these times of the year, believe it or not. It is the desert, after all. For evenings, a pashmina is a good thing to have on hand.
WHAT TO WEAR TO LAS VEGAS IN WINTER
While there is very little chance you'll see any snow, winter in Las Vegas can get cold, especially at night. Winter visitors to Las Vegas should bring pieces that are good for layering. With low temperatures falling to the 30 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 1 degree Celsius) and you will sometimes find yourself in need of a heavy jacket.
A chic scarf will also help keep you toasty. During the day it will warm up, getting into the mid-50s so peel off your layers as needed. A long sleeve top is ideal for the day. Of course, the casino will be a consistent and comfortable temperature so you will have to shed some layers while sitting at the blackjack table.
What to Wear at the Vegas Nightclub- Evening Dressy in Vegas
At a Las Vegas night club, you'll probably want to look your best and head out in your favorite outfit. However, you should know that dress codes do exist in Vegas and you might not be let in if you aren't dressed appropriately. On the flip side of casual, you will find lots of women who like to dress up at night. Women can usually dress however they like, but typically evening wear is appropriate (nice dress or slacks and a blouse and heels).
Don’t feel you have to hold back on the glitz and glam if you’ve been wondering how to dress for a Las Vegas nightclub. Choose chic dinner dresses or fancy cocktail style dresses. Most women wear short glamorous dresses , but some do prefer long midi dress style. Black always works, but you can always pick a more fun to wear color.
Dressing on the sexy side is perfectly fine, Other ways to look alluring without showing skin are to try wearing a smoky eye for a change or add some sparkle to your outfit in the form of a sequin top, something as simple as wearing large statement earrings with jeans and a pretty blouse can also work. These are all ways of looking sexy without going overboard.
For men, the dress code is more clear. Many night clubs won't allow denim, baggy pants, caps, T-shirts, jerseys or sneakers. If you know which night club you want to go to, check ahead to make sure you will be dressed appropriately.
Dressing for the Pool
If you are planning to spend time lounging by the pool, be sure to choose a sexy Vegas pool outfit, If sexy is not you then try bright prints, patterns, colors and tons of ruffled styles are available to make you look stylish. You also definitely want a beautiful matching cover-up and big sunglasses to look glamorous. And don’t forget to bring a cute tote to carry books, iPad, sunscreen and your wallet.
If your swimsuit is very revealing, you might be asked to cover up depending on where you're at. If you are at an adult pool there will not be a problem but in the general pools, you could be asked to cover yourself up by a member of the staff. It might be Las Vegas, but there are some rules when it comes to how much skin you can show. If you're swimming at a hotel pool, cover-ups are recommended (and in some cases required) when walking from your hotel room to the pool. There are also strict rules on what can be brought to a hotel pool so be sure to check their website before heading out to the pool deck.