Style Icon: Sharon Stone in Casino

A few posts ago, I took a look at casino style, the fashion and outfits that you could wear to enjoy a night at a casino. (You can check out that post here.). A night at a Casino can be a very glamorous event, with cocktails, glitter and chips all combining to create an aura of glamour and decadence. If you want to try your hand without leaving your home, then a Cherry Casino Voucher Code 2018 could help you with free spins or a free online deposit. But if you do decide to try the real thing, the person who’s look you must be channeling is the iconic Ginger, as played by Sharon Stone in Casino.

When it comes to movie style icons, Ginger is right up there with Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, Diane Keaton as Annie Hall, and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker. She is, quite simply, stunning. For me, this is Sharon Stone at her most alluring, forget Basic Instinct, in this role she just sizzles.

Casino is the Martin Scorsese gangster film that is a companion piece to Goodfellas, starring two of the male leads from that film, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Despite the star power of the male leads, it is Sharon as Ginger who sets the screen alight. The film is set in the 1960s and Ginger is a quintessential 60s ‘dollybird’, all big backcombed hair, false eye lashes and sparkly dresses. Her look is pure, high maintenance glamour, not an hair out of place, never knowingly dressed down. Ginger was based on a real person, Geraldine “Geri” McGee, a model and socialite who came to a mysterious end in the early 1980s, and this gives an added edge and poignancy to Stone’s performance.

The real Ginger, Geraldine “Geri” McGee, and Sharon Stone

The scene when we first encounter Ginger is a style classic. With a gorgeous white halter neck beaded mini dress with a keyhole neckline, and a classic sixties hairdo, Ginger is a sight to behold. I have loved this look from the first time I saw the film and it is now truly iconic. But it is certainly not the only memorable look – Ginger’s whole wardrobe, from those heady 1960s days right up to her death in a Pucci pantsuit/pyjamas, is just stunning.

It would be hard to choose my favourite Ginger outfit, but I love the gold dresses she wears when she is at the height of her allure and beauty. I love the seventies hair which gets shorter and curlier, and looks amazing with black leather trousers. Ultimately, this is a wardrobe I would love to step into.

Do you have a favourite movie style icon? Would love to hear your choice.


What to wear on a night out in a casino

When you are deciding what to wear for a night out in a casino there are a number of things to take into account. These include the time of year and the casino’s location. For instance, there is a huge different between the dress codes in US casinos such as those found in Las Vegas and European ones.

Sex and the City ladies in Atlantic City

In Las Vegas the dress code is, for the most part is very liberal, however some Vegas casinos are a little more upmarket than others. If you intend playing at the top tables in the Bellagio then the stated dress code is “upscale fashionable attire”. However in most of them you can wear anything you like as long as it isn’t beachwear. A word of warning about wearing too little, the temperature outside may well be 30C or even hotter, but the air conditioning in most casinos tends to be very powerful (they don’t want you falling asleep) and it can feel quite cold inside, so take a cover-up of some kind.

Sharon Stone in Casino – so glam.

In the large majority of European Casinos the dress code is smart casual, and it is strictly enforced. You won’t get away with anything that doesn’t conform to a reasonably tasteful standard. For instance men shouldn’t wear: shorts or short trousers, trainers or sandals, track suits or sports shirts, T-shirts, any items with text or pictures especially if the text is at all inflammatory, baggy jeans (though smart jeans might be considered acceptable), and hooded shirts or tops.

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For women any smart dress, skirt and top, slacks or smart jeans is acceptable as long as it isn’t too skimpy or revealing. The more glamorous end of smart casual is ideal, though as long as you don’t look out too out of place. Avoid that little black dress look though, or you might get mistaken for a croupier. And if you stick to an online casino, you can wear anything you like.