What to Wear: Casinos

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When the safe, yet repetitive tedium of work and home becomes all too much, the urge to throw on your glad rags, order a taxi and head to the bright lights of town is enormous. Although we all know what’s great to wear for a tip out on the tiles, an increasingly popular late night pastime is somewhat more mysterious when it comes to deciding what to wear: the casino. We’ve all been told scare stories of how degenerative gambling can be- and these stories are indeed true- but enjoying one night of silliness and excitement is perfectly all right every once in a while! Nowadays the popularity of playing these types of games is so huge, many websites offer live deal entertainment where players can play others across the net, and if you use a Harrah’s casino promotion code you could get a free deposit and an 100% bonus. You might not feel the need to dress up for this kind of fun, but nevertheless, what exactly do you wear at the traditionally glitzy hotspots?

Firstly, one must take into account the fact that certain casinos are more glamorous and upmarket than others; in Vegas, as long as you are clean and vaguely tidy, you’ll be let in, contrasted with Monte Carlo’s casinos, where suits and gowns are a must-wear!

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In London especially, the need to wear formal wear is an absolute must. For ladies this means long, flowing or glittering gowns that fall well below the knee. Necklines shouldn’t be ridiculously plunging, so jewel, illusion, keyhole or bateau cuts will all be fine. Colour-wise, the selection is very much up to you, however this season bright pastel colours, subdued light blues and radiant purples and violets are very much in fashion.

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In a casino, as a general rule of thumb, the more glamorous and flashy one’s style is, the more attention and better service you will receive! Also, really good fashion choices might give you an edge on your opponents at the table, psyching them out and improving your chances of winning!
Now some of us simply aren’t so stated in our sartorial endeavors, but there’s no need to fret! Three quarter length slim fit trousers, coupled with a structured blouse and jacket will look just as good as a flowing gown, and should probably be one’s first choice if you’re visiting with colleagues.

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For the gentlemen, suits are a must, although this doesn’t mean a full, restrictive suit needs to be worn. A stylish jacket, worn with woolen trousers or crisply cut chinos alongside leather shoes and a fashionable shirt could be just what is needed, although in the very upmarket establishments a full suit-tie combo or tuxedo should really be worn. As with anywhere, different casinos operate different dress codes, and many will be completely fine if you choose a smart casual approach.

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January Outfit Post #WIWT

My hatred for the month of January knows no bounds. It is always a cold month, and following on from all the brightness and sparkle of December, it would be hard to it to shine. No-one seems to have any money, there’s not a lot going on, and to top it all, some of the most amazing people seem to choose this month to bow out, with David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Dolores O’Riorden and my football hero Cyrille Regis all dying in this most depressing of months. Yes, January is horrible.

Janaury’s outfit post is a mixture of old favourites, charity shop finds and sales bargains. The end of sales can be a bit of a mess, but can also yield real bargains, and many websites still have extensive sales sections where you can grab a great bargain with up to 70% off. The Dorothy Perkins floral blouse and River Island white lace top were both fab sales pieces that I know I will wear again and again, whilst the black sequin dress which I wore for my sister’s birthday was a £10 bargain from Peacocks, a classic look that I can wear for parties for years to come.

I discovered a great new online store this month. LOTD (Look of the Day) is chocked full with wearable pieces that are super affordable. I love my black boots and the mustard coloured jumper is just so versatile – and that colour is a wow!

What did you do/wear in January?

Birthday Lunch with my sister and mom

Earrings Next Dress River Island Tights 1960s vintage find

Same Dress in black

River Island 3/4 Sleeve Hanky Hem Swing Dress £42 Click to visit Asos

Shopping the sales

Scarf Oasis Coat Simply Be Skirt F&F

Sister’s 40th Birthday

Dress Peacocks Boots LOTD

Black block heeled sock boots
£20.00 Click to visit LOTD

Shopping and Coffee Morning

Top and skirt Charity Shop Finds Belt Asda Boots Clarks

Shopping and Coffee Morning

Coat Peacocks Scarf Julian Macdonald at Debenhams

New Dress sales find

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More shopping

Scarf From Cyprus Dress Primark Bag Day Birger et Mikkelson Earrings H&M

WBA V Brighton and Hove Albion

Hat H&M Scarf WBA Earrings Net Top TK Maxx Jeans Dorothy Perkins (see below) Boots Hotter

Strangers on a Train Press Night

Top and Skirt M&S Necklace Pandora

Similar Skirt

Monki Velvet Pleated Drawstring Midi Skirt now £22.50 Click to visit Asos

Meeting sister for lunch

Jumper Cynthia Rowley at TK Maxx Skirt Primark

Similar Skirt

Joanna Hope Metallic Pleated Maxi Skirt £41 Click to visit Simply Be

New Years Day

Jumper River Island Skirt M&S Bag Joules Earrings H&M Shoes Dorothy Perkins

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Velour Pleated Skirt £32.50 Click to visit Marisota

Same Bag different colour

REVERY BRIGHT Reversible Shoulder Bag £59.95 Click to visit Joules

Sunday Lunch out with my boys

Top Dorothy Perkins Belt Asda Skirt Charity shop finds Boots Clarks

*Tall Navy Floral Print Frill Front Top
Was £26.00 Was £7.00 Now £6.30 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

School Run and Dentist Appointment

Necklace Primark Jumper and skirt M&S Boots Topshop

Early Man Cinema Trip

Scarf LOTD Top River Island Jeans Dorothy Perkins Boots LOTD Bag Oasis

Yellow zig zag pattern scarf
£3.00 Click to visit LOTD

Silver Grey ‘Frankie’ Jeans
£22.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tea with Parents

Jumper LOTD Skirt M&S Boots Primark Necklace Mango

Mustard flare sleeve jumper
£8.00 Click to visit LOTD

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Tall Lola Pleated Velvet Midi Skirt £18 Click to visit Boohoo

Cinema Trip for Jumanji

Top and Hat River Island Jeans Dorothy Perkins

River Island Frill Front Lace Sleeve Blouse £16 Click to visit ASOS

Blue ‘Frankie’ Jeans
Was £22.00 Now £17.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

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Race season is on it’s way! Yes, Cheltenham and the Grand National will soon be upon us, bringing an array of weird and wonderful style from racegoers and celebrities alike. For fashion watchers, race season is always eagerly awaited, whether you follow elegant royal style, or like to look at the more interesting and colourful looks of the WAGS and wannabees who seem drawn to Aintree.

I’m never sure whether the lure of race season is the chance to have a little flutter and maybe win a few pounds, or the chance to dress up. It is probably a little bit of both, tied in with the chance to people watch too. Whatever your thoughts, if you are planning to attend the races this year, then a voucher towards the cost of your outfit, or towards the cost of your picnic basket, would probably be most gratefully accepted.

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