Las Vegas Blog
Your girlfriend is no longer the only one that can tell you that you look like $%#t and need to change. Nope, try just about every 300 lb. guy working a nightclub door in Vegas. It's really for the best. Do you want to have your picture taken to be spewed all over the Internet wearing... Well, your normal attire? Chances are, probably not.
Even if your normal attire is super chic, there are a few things that just don't fly at the club in Vegas, and it's better to take these things into account before you pack your bags than when you realize you have absolutely nothing to wear to the club and are forced to buy something. Some outfits will get you in any club, any time. Some outfits should be burned and the manufacturer should be sued for convincing you that was okay. Here are some of the top Do's and Don'ts of how to dress at a Vegas club.
Do Sport Your Best Heels: But not the heels that you "dance" in back home. Ladies get into the clubs free most of the time, but only if they look like they're good enough to be there. Don't wear your Target flip flops and expect to be offered VIP service. Actually, you shouldn't be wearing flip flops to the club anyways. Anywhere.
Do Bring a Jacket: No, you probably won't be wearing it the whole time you're out, but it's a great way to avoid bringing a bag to carry around all night long, and after you've gotten all sweaty dancing your heart out, you might get a little chilly walking back to your room, or whatever 24 hour diner you end up in. Plus, most jackets make an outfit look much nicer.
Don't Bring Your Tote Bag: When you do bring a purse to a Vegas nightclub, remember that you're going to be dancing all night long, and you're not going to want to lug around 50 lbs. of amenities that you're probably not going to need that night anyways.
Instead? Bring a clutch that can fit your essentials, and that actually matches (in style and color) your outfit. Preferably one with enough room to get the business cards of the rich looking guys in the room.
Don't Go Overboard on the Makeup: Yes, Vegas is wild and a lot of people are really out there, but they like to keep the clowns out of the nightclubs, so do yourself a favor and wear a healthy amount of makeup so that your skin can still breathe and guys won't have to have just down an entire bottle of Patron to talk to you without laughing.
Don't Wear Ripped Jeans: Yes, your Daisy Dukes are super sexy, but they don't belong in a Vegas nightclub. While you're at it, go ahead and leave the long jeans with ripped knees and stains at home too. There are plenty of old men in dive bars in Vegas that would happily stare at your butt in either of these items though.
Instead? Wear your nicest skinny jeans with no holes in them, and you should probably be on the safe side with a nice top, jacket, jewelry and some good heels to pull this off.
Do Wear Something Flattering: There's nothing wrong with showing off some skin at a Vegas nightclub. In fact, there are few better places to do just that. There's also nothing wrong with covering up some parts of you, either. Wear something that you feel comfortable in and aren't going to worry about showcasing any body parts to the public eye.
Seriously. Don't Wear Your Gym Clothes: We'll keep this one simple. If there is any article of clothing that you have or would ever wear to the gym (shirts, pants, shoes, etc) it does not belong at the club. Don't be that guy that has to prove to everyone at the club that he works out by wearing a muscle shirt... When he's not working out. Nobody takes that guy seriously.
Do Wear Pants: Well yeah, obviously. But definitely don't wear shorts. Especially cargo shorts. These should be forbidden all over the world, this isn't the '90's, guys. You don't need all those extra pockets for anything, and you don't need to show off your calves at any of the Vegas nightclubs, so pull up your big boy pants and head to the club like a grown a$$ man.
Don't Wear Your Hat: No matter how classy, we want to see that beautiful head of hair, or shiny scalp!
Don't Sport Ripped Denim: Just like the ladies, guys aren't permitted to wear ripped clothes to the club either. Unlike the ladies, it looks way less classy on guys than it does on girls. Unless you have really nice looking jeans, you might want to steer clear of denim all together.
Do Bring You Best Wallet: Unlike many of the ladies, you have to pay to get into the Vegas clubs, so be ready to drop about $30 in cash and then more on drinks. If you've got VIP service, you should already know these rules of the road. Errr... Club.
To sum it up in a few words, girls should pretty much just wear whatever you look the hottest in, and guys should just wear something that you wouldn't mind a girl introducing you to her conservative, upper class parents in. Who knows, the girl you meet that night may be drunk enough to text her parents a picture of you right then and there. (Word from the wise, avoid girls like this.) When you go to a club in Vegas, you want to look like this, not like this. Not everyone can pull off that look, and even less people can get into a club in it.