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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Eva Green in Casino

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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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Silver & Grey Glamour At Dorothy Perkins

In the 1990s, there was no more glamorous couple than Johnny Depp and Kate Moss. I’m mentioning this because, this season, one of Kate’s most memorable early red carpet looks, from her time with Depp, is a key style inspiration. The simple grey shift dress was elegant, chic and remains totally timeless, and this Autumn the grey shade that totally made the dress is going to be a new style crush (along with silver shades) when it comes to a little bit of evening glamour.

Grey is most definitely the new black. It has always had a place in the wardrobe as part of a workwear suit. Most of us do own a grey cardigan or jumper – and usually team it with black no doubt. But grey can also be a really slinky and glamorous evening choice. I have added a few gorgeous looks from style icons who have worn silvery shades of grey on the red carpet, and for other evening occasions, and they look just amazing. If you needed any further convincing that grey could work as evening wear, this is definitely it.

Silver/grey inspiration

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Kate Moss effortless chic with Johnny Depp

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Emily Ratajkowski

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez with Frida Giannini

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Alexa Chung

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Thandie Newton

Dorothy Perkins has some brilliant pieces in their new in section that are just lovely if you decide to silver and grey gorgeousness to your Autumn wardrobe. Key pick must be the High Neck Silver Maxi dress – Marlene Dietrich 60s cabaret style combined with Rihanna’s 21st century magic.

Silver/grey style from Dorothy Perkins

high neck sequin maxi dress     Price: £85.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

high neck sequin maxi dress
Price: £85.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Silver Tube Dress     Price: £18.00     Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Silver Tube Dress
Price: £18.00
Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Silver Longline Sparkle Yarn Cardigan     Price: £26.00     Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Silver Longline Sparkle Yarn Cardigan
Price: £26.00
Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Grey Rib Beaded Midi Dress     Price: £28.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Grey Rib Beaded Midi Dress
Price: £28.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

grey culotte jumpsuit     Price: £40.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

grey culotte jumpsuit
Price: £40.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Light Grey Longline Mac     Price: £49.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Light Grey Longline Mac
Price: £49.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Grey Long line boyfriend coat     Price: £69.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Grey Long line boyfriend coat
Price: £69.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Silver nisco tab clutch bag     Price: £10.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Silver nisco tab clutch bag
Price: £10.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Little Mistress Grey embellished chiffon Dress     Price: £60.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Little Mistress Grey embellished chiffon Dress
Price: £60.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Head Over Heels Audrine Pointed Toe Court Shoe     Price: £39.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Head Over Heels Audrine Pointed Toe Court Shoe
Price: £39.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Do you wear a lot of silver or grey? Will you be adding any pieces for next season?



Treating your mom with Bonmarche

I was recently approached to see if I would be interested in a blogger project with a difference. I often take part in style challenges, and have also had the opportunity to review products for both the hubby and my little boy Joe, but this one was all about treating the extra special lady in my life, my lovely mom Diane.

Bonmarche is a brand that seems to go from strength to strength, with recent collections from David Emanuel and Ann Harvey both adding a cachet of designer glamour to the usual, every day wear. My mom is a huge fan of Bonmarche, there is a rather large branch of the store in West Bromwich quite close to where she lives, and the David Emanuel collection in particular, is a real favourite. So when I was asked to choose something that my mom would love, in order to style her for my blog, the real difficulty was in choosing just one thing!

David Emanuel Textured Yarn Cardigan With Metallic Trim £26.00 click to visit Bon Marche

David Emanuel Textured Yarn Cardigan With Metallic Trim
£26.00
click to visit Bonmarche

The textured yarn cardigan with the metallic trim was an obvious choice for my mom. Like me, my mom has a little magpie streak going through her that makes anything glittery immediately attractive, and this cardigan has a lovely golden thread running through it that makes it shine with movement, and when it catches the light. The hook and eye neck fastening gives this a jacket effect, so it is a great evening cover-up for a little black dress. But this is a really versatile item that would also be great to dress up jeans or black peg trousers, and I think it is a piece that you will literally live in over the festive period. A total winner.

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My mom had a special night at the theatre planned, so we decided to use the cardigan rather than a jacket over a little black dress. With all the other parts of the outfit in black, the jacket added a contrast of colour and sparkle that kept the outfit looking classic and elegant.

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DSCN9815[1]An elegant black dress looked just lovely with the cardigan. Add in a black patent court shoe in a classic style (this pair by Perlato are very similar) and a clutch bag with some gold studs that draw out the gold thread of the cardigan, and you have one fantastic outfit.

I think my mom looks fabulous!

*I chose an item for my mom from Bonmarche for the purpose of this review.