Last weekend my husband and I did something we haven’t done in ages. We went to the cinema. I take my kids to see movies all the time, but a date that includes a late night movie happens much too rarely these days. Hugo and I saw the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. It was a lot of fun, and of course there was the essential casino scene where dozens of gorgeous women, dressed in long, sexy gowns, play elegant card games with equally elegant gentlemen. Does this happen anywhere outside of Hollywood? I wish it did!
I used to love to gamble the night away in Los Vegas, but once I had children all that came to an end. If I were to visit a casino in the future for a game of black jack or poker, my two favorite card games, I would want wear something like the outfit I’m modeling in these photos. Table games seem very sophisticated to me, and I’d like to dress up for the occasion. Unfortunately this simple black dress and velvet jacket might make me look like the gambling novice I am. Real gamblers dress casually, or sometimes very conservatively, depending upon how they want to be perceived. If I were smart I’d dress like I know what I’m doing.
Here are a few suggestions from the experts on how to really dress for a night at the card tables. I’ve yet to visit a casino where anyone was wearing anything more dressy than nice jeans and a jacket. Rather than the elegant floor-length evening gown presented in Hollywood’s casino fantasies, put on something fun but casual. You could be on your feet for hours, so wear comfortable shoes as well. It’s easy to set a purse down and forget about it, so find a small, discrete cross-body bag that leaves your hands and arms free to hold that winning hand of cards.
I still like this elegant little black dress and short velvet jacket. Maybe I would wear it to a casino anyway.
- Necklace from Forever 21
- Black velvet jacket from Nordstrom
- Black dress purchased at Barney’s in the 1990’s
- The black purse once belonged to my mother, it’s probably from the 1980’s
- Nine West pumps
Do you like to gamble? What do you wear when you go to a casino?