Friday, January 24, 2020

Couples Dressing for the Casino

Casinos are places that exude a sense of class, and incorporating the same into how you present yourself while gambling, not only shows a sense of seriousness and composure, it also promotes a sense of respect and adoration among your opponents, peers and the working staff. This in turn, not only makes gambling more of a fulfilling activity for you, it also makes it easier to obtain favors from the staff, in terms of preference to cast your bets, to be served beverages from the bar, or to be the first to invited to invited to events hosted by the casinos.

History of casino fashion:

Casinos began as informal businesses where people went to others’ houses to gamble and have  a good time in general. When governments realized that casinos could be monetized in the form of taxes, they started being established as businesses. As the money for gambling, and for taxes associated with gambling, lay predominantly with the rich, it isn’t abnormal to see why casino fashion predominantly stems from high status fashion of yore. This explains the black dresses, feathery accessories, higher heels for women, and tuxedos and white scarves for men, that is usually associated with casino fashion, that has continued both in popular culture and real life, even to this day.

The main fashion ideas for couples are as follows:

1) The Bond Couple:

  • The key to pulling off a Bond and a Bond girl is minimalism.
  • A tuxedo or a dapper suit for the man. If you go for the latter, make sure it is in sober colors like navy or dark grey. 
  • Avoid black suits as you need to differentiate yourself from the working staff. Having an accessory like a black watch or bracelet to amp up your style, also pays off.
  • The woman wears a simple bright dress that compliments her man. Something in red, blue, black or anything that catches the eye.
  • The dress can be complemented with minimalist jewelry like pearl earrings, but nothing more.
  • Shoes should be shining, preferably brogues or Oxfords for the man, and heels for the woman.

2) Mr. Dapper and Mrs. Flapper

  • Inspired by fashion trends in the 1930s, similar to what we say in The Great Gatsby.
  • The man wears a suit or a tuxedo, however, unlike the Bond man, this style does a lot extra
  • Donning opera gloves is one way to add some oomph, but a pocket watch is the real deal, adding both gravity and dimension. 
  • Wearing a money clip also sets you apart.
  • Ladies wear long cocktail dresses, usually in classy blacks only. 
  • Make up is vital. Make it bold and outrageous. A predominantly smoky eye with red lipstick is one example.
  • Feather boas complement this look really well, especially a color that suits your shade of foundation.
  • Accessorize as much as you like, as long as it complements your look. Diamonds are a perfect add on.

3) Sunny Sophisticated:

  • If the office look were taken seriously and dressed up for, we would get this particular look.
  • Men wear a pair of pleated and pressed trousers with a button down and pressed Oxford shirt.
  • The shirt is preferably white, light pink, or darker colors like navy, grey or black. Trousers will be a dark blue or grey if the top is light, and a beige color if the top is dark.
  • You can roll up the sleeves if you have the arms for it. Pairing a black or brown leather watch looks great too.
  • Brogues or Oxford shoes in brown or black, matching with your watch is the way to go.
  • Ladies can go for a dressy top, which may or may not be layered depending on how well you can pull it off. This paired with a pencil skirt makes quite a fashion statement.
  • Wearing heels or even sandals with this is more than enough, as the main attraction is the top.
  • Accessories are a strict no. At best, a light silver necklace that goes with your top can be donned.

4) Cool Casuals:

  • If the casino is a mere distraction for you, on your way to shopping or eating out, this look suits you best, as a subtle balance between casino wear and outdoor wear.
  • For guys, a polo shirt in a suitable color, paired with dark wash jeans or beige chinos gives you the cool look we’re aiming for.
  • This paired with a pair of loafers or boat shoes in leather is enough. White sneakers can also be tried, especially with dark wash jeans
  • For women, a maxi dress along with sandals is the go-to. An off-shoulder version, or one with thick shoulder straps should be your main aim. 

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