How To Choose A Vegas Dress

Last updated on : September 11 2020

vegas dress

Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada. It is a resort city drawing millions of tourists a year looking to get lost in its glamorous nightlife, gambling, shopping, and dining. It is also well known as one of the top three host destinations for conventions and training seminars.

No matter the reason you find yourself in Las Vegas, prepare for your trip correctly based on where you plan to go.

Whether walking the Las Vegas Strip or browsing the grand boutiques between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay hotels your Vegas dress is a big deal and requires effort, confidence, and a bit of planning based on what you intend to do when you get there.

Things to Remember When Choosing Your Vegas Dress

Las Vegas is a place where being your uninhibited self is mandatory.

The truth of the matter is, you are going to take loads of pictures, and the last thing you need is to come home and wonder “what was I thinking when I wore that?” 

The key is blending in as if you frequent Vegas daily. Your Vegas dress and outfits must not just flatter your body but should bring out your eyes, make you stand out in a crowd, and show skin - lots of skin. 

Vegas is full of timeless shows, exotic girls, and scantily clad waitresses and hostesses. In short, the competition for being the center of attention is quite stiff. 

So the best way to stand out amongst the crowd is to bring your confidence, ignore fashion dos and don'ts and most importantly have a good time because a genuine smile in all your pictures is going to be your best accessory.

We know that heading to Vegas for any occasion requires the best of your wardrobe and the perfect dress selections. Here are a few ideas to keep your Vegas wardrobe fresh, sexy, and satisfying.

Casual Day Vegas Dresses

Choosing a Vegas dress to wear during the day is simple and straightforward. 

The key to daywear in the city is to ensure that whatever you put on is comfortable, breezy, and polished. Flattering blouses, light cotton dresses, simple pleats, or flowing skirts work well. 

For day-time shopping and walks remember that you are in a desert. In September to December, you can expect cooler days, but typical weather is warm. A trendy jumpsuit, comfortable leggings, or slacks are great for winter. Vegas is hospitable and will happily assist you with a weather report.

lace flared dress for vegas daywear

If you find that you spend most of the day in the adult playground of slot machines and blackjack tables, consider a bandage dress that is bright and bold such as a vibrant blue number (the style below is a perfect combination for indoor gambling halls and outside on the strip) or a fitted dress featuring an intricate floral pattern. 

blue flared vegas dress


The fun-filled Las Vegas Strip stretches over 4.2 miles. A long walk might be impossible in your towering heels, so pick yours depending on the occasion. Comfortable low-heeled or block-heeled shoes are good for shopping and walking around the Strip.

Party Dresses for Vegas Nightclubs

The nightlife scene in Vegas sets the pace for nightlife throughout the states. From secret locations to glitz and glamor destinations every Vegas club is the home of beautiful, sexy, and hot women.

However, be aware - nightclubs on the Strip usually enforce a strict dress code.

While your beau may have to jump through some hoops (have him opt for business casual), you have somewhat of a free rein. Perhaps the only rule for you when it comes to your choice of party dress is “Don’t look like everyone else!”

silver metallic dress for vegas nightlife

You want heads to turn when you walk into the nightclub or evening event and opting for a structured dress, or body-hugging number (like the style above) is a safe fashion step. With the right Vegas dress, innate confidence, and a stunning smile you instantly become the center of attention.

Stand out by adding your personality to your look, amp up your assets, and turn heads twice with a little black dress (below) or bold clubbing dress. Opt for cutout styles to add a touch of temptation in various colors ranging from white to black. Stilettos and high heels are perfect and quite indispensable for your night out painting the town red and grooving to the rhythm of the nightclubs in Vegas.

little black metallic dress for vegas nightlife

Choose a comfortable yet sexy pair of heels to set off your dress with statement necklaces and bracelets that give your arms the illusion of being firm, long, and elegant.

Restaurant Style

There are more 100 upscale hotels on The Las Vegas Strip alone. These hotels offer excellent dining options requiring formal attire that is classy and timeless. Your beau will be required to wear a suit jacket, and you will likely need to opt for something a tad conservative.

Think bold colors and form-fitting contours but less skin. 

off shoulder pink bandage dress for vegas dinners

A deep plunge neck dress (below), off-shoulder dress (above) or strapless dress hugs your curves gives you the illusion of being taller and makes your shoulders temptingly kissable. A short skirt is likely already a closet staple in every girl’s wardrobe so if you have one pack it up. 

As a rule of thumb wear knee-length styles for classy looks of sophistication and shorter forms to casinos and night clubs.

orange deep plunge fitted dress for vegas dinners

Concerts and Shows

Las Vegas is one of the best places to relax and enjoy a show. From random shows featuring comedy to acrobatics that blow your mind. The performers and celebrities who attend these shows look amazing in costumes that display skin and woo you.

However, steer clear of elaborate flashy outfits and over-the-top sequined ensembles favored by the performers as it might make it difficult for you to stand out in the crowd.

Instead, these are the occasions for you to show off a well-cut and fitted dress and statement accessories. Less is more when attending shows. Go a bit more formal if the show is in the evening (below). Evening shows and concerts offer the best opportunities to shine - accessorize your Vegas dresses with elaborate jewelry and fancy clutches.

red strapless fitted midi dress for formal vegas concert

The dress code for concerts and plays during the day is very low-key, relaxed, and essential. Choose bright dresses (below) to get more edge or simple bodycon styles to keep it soft and comfy, and consider wearing a sexy red dress.

blue cap sleeve dress for daytime concert at vegas


What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas is mostly right, yet never applies to what you wear in Vegas. Ever. What we wear is not an optional choice we make daily but rather a commitment to expressing ourselves without having actually to speak. 

As you work towards choosing a dress, let your fashion sense, taste, and the venue help you decide on a Las Vegas dresses that's right for you. Here’s to being fierce and kewl.

Found This Post Helpful?

Don't forget to share on Pinterest.

Pinterest, infographics, How to Choose a Vegas Dress

Related Topics

The Kewl Shop

The Kewl Shop is a blog. We write about all things lifestyle with a strong focus on relationships, self-love, beauty, fitness, and health. Important stuff that every modern woman or man needs to know.

If you know us well, then welcome back. Otherwise, enjoy the read, take a look at our latest articles and exciting YouTube channel.

Editor: Charles Fitzgerald

Join our Mailing List

Sign up to receive our daily email and get 50% off your first purchase.