What to Wear in Vegas, from Comfy to Glam

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Bellagio Hotel fountains in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The dancing waters of the Bellagio Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Photo credit: Shutterstock

There is way more to Las Vegas than just nightlife and gambling. Whether you are going to Sin City for a bachelorette party, to see world-class entertainment, experience the legendary pool parties or tour the casinos on the strip, you’ll need to know what to wear in Vegas. We’ve got a great list of outfit ideas for you when you start planning your getaway.

The fun thing about visiting Vegas is there are attractions and times when it’s just fine to be super comfortable and casual and there are places where you can go full-on glam.

Las Vegas Strip at night
Las Vegas Strip at night. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Let’s Start with the Glam

If you’re like me, your normal wardrobe doesn’t involve much glitz and glamour, so playing dress up is exciting in itself. Maybe it’s for a reservation at one of Vegas’ many fine dining restaurants, nightclubs or just for the sake of dressing up, make sure you have at least one outfit ready to go for a night out on the town.

Nothing says Las Vegas like a hot pink sequin cocktail dress. If sequins aren’t your thing, go the fringe route with this black stunner. This asymmetric satin halter top cocktail dress comes in nine colors and while it doesn’t have sequins or fringe, it does have structure and a gorgeous shape.

If you need it quicker and can’t get to the store, Amazon has you covered. This one-shoulder flowy dress can be dressed up depending on shoes and accessories, or dressed down for the afternoon. It’s versatile if you aren’t sure exactly where your Las Vegas adventure will take you.

This fitted spaghetti strap dress comes in several colors — and there’s one with sequins! — so you have plenty of options for all the seasons.

A silk max dress is still very stylish and beautiful and comes in several patterns so you can always pick a color combo that works for any season.

Staying Warm and Fashionable

If you are looking for something for the winter months, go with a velvet option. Or try this velvet dress. While very similar, has a little more length.

Las Vegas can be chilling in the evenings so consider finding a shawl to throw over your shoulders if you want to still look formal, but have an extra layer.

If all else fails, which it shouldn’t, don’t rule out a classic LBD (little black dress). Consider a lace option with a silhouette shape for a timeless look, a V-neck wrap dress or a sweater dress with a deep V cut in the back and belt to make sure it keeps your shape.

Find a simple block heel to complete your look or go strappy for a little something extra.

New York Hotel in Las Vegas
New York Hotel Las Vegas. Photo credit: Shutterstock

What to Wear in Vegas for Daytime Sightseeing

If are planning on checking out the Vegas Strip during the day, plan on aiming for comfort while still being ready for many photo ops you are sure to pass.

Pack your favorite pair of jeans or shorts. Pair with a graphic t-shirt like this “Sunshine on my mind” or stay on theme with this queen of spades tee. Either will work with a light sweater like this sweater with crochet detail on the sleeve or one with a boatneck and a relaxed fit for chillier months.

During the day you can’t go wrong with a breathable casual dress like this short sleeve midi sundress or this t-shirt tie dress (bonus: it has pockets).

A romper is a great choice for being casual and comfy but still looking put together. Try a romper that looks like a tank top and shorts, a tank romper with a keyhole back or a short sleeve ruffle hem romper.

Bring a Jacket Too

If you are planning on being out and about early in the morning or later in the day after the sun sets, you may want to grab a cute lightweight jacket like this twill one or this fun bomber style jacket that comes in several prints if your bottom layer is a simple solid.

Comfortable shoes are a must and thanks to shoes like these Adidas athletic shoes you can be stylish and save your feet. These shoes can be casual enough to wear with athletic wear and still work with casual wear. Walmart makes a super affordable pair of chunky casual sneakers as well.

If you want to evaluate your casual look, trade the sneakers for sandals or slides. Check out our full list of the most comfortable walking shoes for travel.

Photo courtesy of Marriott.

What to Wear to the Pool

Las Vegas hotels are known for their over-the-top everything, including some incredible pools. So you know that you’ll spend some time lounging by the hotel pool. Or maybe you’ll make a reservation for one of the many pool parties.

Make sure you have swimwear that you feel comfortable in, but that also has a little flair. Try Summersalt’s plunging o-ring swimsuit, two-piece ruffle top with high waisted bottoms or a classic bikini.

Pack a coverup like this chiffon shirt dress, a button-down shirt-style coverup or a simple sarong. Trade in your plastic flip-flops for a new pair and you’ll be ready to soak up the sun.

Pool Accessories

Don’t forget the sunscreen, it’s the ultimate poolside accessory! Supergood Unseen SPF 40 is great for the face and goes on like primer and doesn’t feel thick or greasy. Sunbum is a great choice for the rest of you. Or choose one of these sunscreen sticks that travel easily. To protect your skin all day, try one of these great under-makeup sunscreens.

Need something to keep your sunscreen, book and water bottle in? Check out this cute poolside tote that looks very chic while being very practical. It could also double as your carry-on if needed.

If you need something that easily fits into your suitcase, this mesh bag might just be the thing you need.

Time to Take it Easy

It’s hard to travel without throwing at least one pair of leggings in your bag. These Amazon leggings have a cult-like following, are buttery soft and come in a ton of colors. Pair with a long-sleeve workout crop top, super soft crew neck sweatshirt for layering, a tank or a t-shirt when you are grabbing your morning coffee or lounging around your hotel room.

In case there is a chill in the air, or a little bit of rain, make sure you have a rain jacket. We found a waterproof light jacket that comes with its own bag for easy packing.

From Head to Toe

Sometimes bringing along an accessory you wouldn’t normally wear around your hometown, like a hat, elevates any outfit to give off vacation vibes. For practical purposes, hats are handy to throw on if you would rather spend your time sightseeing than worrying about your hairstyle.

If you want to go all out, grab a pair of sparkly western wear booties like these from Jessica Simpson or Betsey Johnson’s Rhinestone Embellished Western Booties version. These are guaranteed to take any Las Vegas outfit to the next level and they’re way more practical for dancing than stilettos!

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