Ladies Dress Code to Vegas Pools
Las Vegas’ Day Life and Night Life scene is legendary and so are the dress codes. In a town where almost anything goes, there is no getting around the strict dress code requirements. It might seem odd to be told how to dress for a club with a pool but think of it like this – a dayclub is a nightclub during the day, and as we all know, nightclubs have specific parameters of what is appropriate and what isn’t and those parameters are strictly enforced; alternatively, the same applies for the pool parties.
Don’t get hung up on the jargon that a dress code is a limitation of freedom or that it prohibits your freedom of self-expression. It’s simple really, the success of a club depends on the environment it creates. Clubs put dress codes in place because they want to keep everything as classy, upscale, and exclusive as possible for their guests.
What You Need to Know Before you Go
These days, Las Vegas’ “Day Life” is far more sophisticated and extravagant. When heading to one of the premier dayclubs or beach clubs, if you don’t meet the requirements, you will be denied access. So, if you don’t want to get turned away at the door, there are rules you need to know – from head to toe - before you go.
In the famous words of the great late Audrey Hepburn, “Life is a party, dress like it”. Both men and women are required to dress in appropriate swim attire. In other words, dress to impress and that includes to and from the pool – ladies, coverups are required. You will not be allowed to walk through any hotel lobby or casino without one. There are several stylish and popular choices from loose-fitting, lightweight maxi dresses to cute and casual sundresses and colorful sarongs with intricate designs. Keep in mind that Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert and temperatures can and will reach triple digits during the peak summer months, so dress light to remain comfortable throughout the day.
With increased social visibility from a highly-affluent, highly-globalized crowd, there is a strong emphasis on what to wear and what looks good, not only to impress, but also to feel empowered. Your swimsuit will be the star of the show – one-piece and two-piece bikinis in neutral colors like black and white or suits in fun colors, prints, and sexy cutouts are acceptable and appropriate. Wear something that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and chic.
When it comes to showing skin, it is a forgone conclusion that you will want to show some; however, everything in moderation. A swimsuit that is too revealing can be a risky and embarrassing endeavor. You don’t want to have a “wardrobe malfunction” and accidentally have certain body parts slipping out. Also understand that two-piece swimsuit alternatives like pasties for a top and a thong as thin as “dental floss” for the bottom pushes the boundaries, and as a result, you will be asked to leave. Guys, no male mesh thongs.
While there are many great options when it comes to what you can and cannot wear to a Las Vegas pool party, you will not gain entry if you are dressed in any type of athletic wear including baggy shorts or professional sports jerseys. The dress code also prohibits jeans, sweatpants/sweat shorts, tank tops, any type of torn, ripped, or cut-off clothing, clothing that is dirty, see-through, features offensive words or prints, large logos, or contains chains.
Regarding shoes, before reaching for a pair of flip flops, understand that while flip flops are fine for the beach, Vegas’ upscale pool party venues do not allow them, instead, wear a pair of sandals or wedges, or preferably a pair of heels. Sneakers, hard-soled shoes, and boots are also off-limits.
Accessories such as beach hats are allowed, jewelry is permitted but it must be kept to a minimum, and bags will be searched. Take time to do your hair and makeup.
Think about your overall image. Even though you may be planning a relaxing day by the pool, you still want to look appropriate and presentable. Make a statement but don’t overdo it. It’s nice to stand out in a crowd but only for the right reasons.
Las Vegas dress codes are not all that complicated, just think trendy and upscale, have fun, and wear wisely!