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What to Wear in Las Vegas: Outfit Ideas for Every Season

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While there are many iconic destinations for a girls trip or a couples vacation, Las Vegas is truly unlike any other spot in the country. I mean, name another city where you can find top of the line nightlife, Michelin Star restaurants, historic landmarks, swanky casinos, and pool parties….I’ll wait.

Whether you’re planning an extended getaway with your best friends or you need to pack light for a quick weekend trip, one question inevitably arises: What on earth do you wear in Las Vegas?

When it comes to Vegas, the good news is that almost anything goes. Some restaurants or clubs may have a strict dress code (sorry, but even your fanciest flip flops won’t fly for nightclub bottle service.) Aside from that, the style in Vegas can range from casual to full out glam, and oftentimes you’ll see visitors wearing something in between.

Activities aren’t the only factor in packing your suitcase for Las Vegas. You may be surprised that Las Vegas actually has significant seasonal changes. Fall and winter months can occasionally get snow, meaning your New Year’s Eve vacation outfit will be much different than it would be for a summer soiree at a hotel pool. All this is to say that packing will definitely be determined on what time of year you’re planning on visiting.

Below, you’ll find some of my favorite outfit ideas for any reason or any season for your next trip to Vegas.

Las Vegas Outfits

Because Vegas attracts such a wide variety of people, it’s the perfect place to experiment with your outfits. Let your alter ego come alive in a city known for its fun and carefree fashion scene (aka pull out your sparkly dresses, feathery tops, and leather pants.)

During cooler months, your plans might include a lot of walking, which means sneakers or comfortable shoes will be essential. In the summer, you may bounce around from different pool parties, making it totally acceptable to wear flip flops (just be sure to pack a variety of shoe options for going out.)

Regardless of what you have planned, this guide will help you master the art of dressing for all seasons in Sin City.

What to Wear in Las Vegas

A spring fling in the Sin City is a great way to kick off vacation season. It’s still considered “off” season so you won’t have to worry about too large of crowds or expensive hotel prices quite yet. Most of the pools open in March, so if you’re planning on pool time, be sure to consider those dates when you map out your itinerary.

The temperatures in Vegas during the spring are can vary from as low as 60 degrees to the upper 80’s and 90’s (especially as we inch closer to the summer.) This wide range of weather means that lots of outfits can work in the spring, so bringing different layers is always a great idea.

A Short Dress and a Denim Jacket

There really isn’t a more classic look than a dress with a denim jacket. I’d recommend going with a body-con style dress, which can help elevate your Vegas look. Pair it with an oversized denim jacket so you have the option to warm up if needed. Since this is a more casual, daytime look, I’d say it’s perfect for a day shopping or walking through casinos.

short light green dress with denim jacket and heels

Maxi Dresses or Skirts

If the forecast is a little cooler during your trip, try a longer slip dress or a maxi skirt so you can keep your legs covered. You can style either with a blazer or a light sweater for additional warmth. This is also a great time to experiment with different colors, materials (silk is always great for a more “formal” look) and accessories.

A Long Sleeve Dress

Similar to the look above, a long sleeve dress may be better for spring than in the summer. An off the shoulder look always offers a great vibe while keeping things feminine. You could also try something that is long sleeve yet has a midi length that will hug your body and show off your curves.

All of these are more formal attire options—ideal for dinner and a show or a night out at a swanky lounge.

green long sleeve short dress

Layer with Linens

Another take on a casual spring look? Anything that involves linen! This is great if the weather does happen to change on you unexpectedly since it’s such a light fabric. A linen shirt or a linen blazer can be used as a light jacket or even as a cover-up for the pools. I love when my pieces are versatile and can save space in my suitcase and that’s definitely the case with linen picks.

A matching linen set can also make for the perfect lunch outfit and linen shorts and pants are great alternatives to wearing jeans.

When I think about Vegas, I typically think of summer. Walking the strip during the evenings, attending pool parties during the day, and heading to late night dinners just hit the spot. It’s the perfect place to head for a quick trip with your girls or even with a big group of friends.

The temperatures in Vegas during the summer can get up to 105 degrees(!) so be sure to leave the long sleeves at home and include lots of dresses, sandals, tank tops, and swimwear. Also, this should go without saying, but don’t forget to bring along plenty of sunscreen.

From poolside glam to what to wear to dinner or a show, here are some of my go-to summer looks.

Swimsuits and Accessories

Swimsuits, cover-ups, hats, and sunglasses are all non-negotiables when visiting Vegas during the summer. The mesh swimsuit I’m wearing in the photo below is nearly sold out, but I found this mesh one-piece that’s similar and offers a bit more coverage.

I’d pair it with a matching crochet set, which you could easily wear while walking the casino floor after spending a long day by the pool.

A Little Black Dress

You can never go wrong with a LBD. I love that it offers a good base that you can dress up with glitzy handbag or sparkly heels. I think fancier dress shoes fit the Vegas vibe a little bit more but you can always style things down with wedges or even sandals for a more casual (or daytime) look.

little black dress

Rompers and One Pieces

If pool parties aren’t really your scene and your days are more so filled with adventure, activities, and exploring, a one piece or romper make for good outfit choices. If you anticipate lots of walking, you’re sure to get lots of wear out of a basic pair of white sneakers since they can be mixed and matched with other wardrobe staples.

Cocktail Dresses

A cocktail dress is another must when packing for Vegas—and pretty much any style goes. This is your time to shine (literally and figuratively) so just remember to have fun with whatever you pack. A two-piece set is also a great alternative to a traditional cocktail style dress.

As summer slips away, you might want to squeeze in one more trip to a relatively warm destination. If Las Vegas is a little too glitz and glam for you, check out my roundup of the best girls trip destinations.

The temperatures in Vegas during the fall are still warm, but October and November can dip down into the 40’s on occasion. Here’s what I’d bring along on a fall trip….

Athleisure

Golf and tennis dresses are super popular right now, and you don’t even have to be playing the sport to dress the part. Biker shorts and a blazer also create a super cute combo for the times you’re exploring the casinos. And if you plan on attending a sporting event in the city, like a Vegas Knights hockey game or Raiders NFL game, athleisure is definitely the way to go.

A Matching Silk Set

A matching silk set in the fall is equivalent to a linen set in the summer. Packing matching sets means that a simple outfit can be thrown together for a show, dinner, or cocktails—no guessing what you’re going to wear.

Similar to my outfit below, a basic crop tee, long silk trench coat, silk trousers, and heels can create a monochromatic and elegant look. The best accessory, in my opinion, is a martini.

A Strapless Bustier and Trousers

This is such a classic and easy look to pull together (especially if you’re rushed to get ready!) Start with a strapless top or bustier and pair it with some flare leggings or trousers. The result? A high-end, tailored look that’s also comfortable to wear all night long.

A Cocktail Dress and a Blazer

When styling a cocktail dress for a fall trip to Vegas, I’d highly recommend adding a blazer as your jacket option. So many dresses now come with a matching blazer which makes it so easy to achieve a fun yet classy look.

The temperatures in Vegas during the winter are not nearly as bad as they can get on the East Coast, but do not be fooled by the scorching hot summers.

Since Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert, the late nights and early mornings of the winter months can get into the 30’s. In the past couple of years, Vegas has actually seen snow. But don’t worry, if you have to brave the elements at night, these outfits will keep you cute and cozy.

A Blouse and Sequin Pants

Sequin pants are so much fun to wear since they’re typically reserved for the winter months. They also happen to make the perfect pant option for Vegas because they make a statement and feel extra special.

This outfit doesn’t require a ton of planning—just style a feathery blouse with the same (or similar) color pants to create a flirty and unique look.

A Pair of Leather Pants

Let’s be honest: No winter wardrobe would be complete without a leather pants outfit. I also feel like you can never go wrong with an all-black look. Try adding in a fun black top that has feathers, lace, or sequins to contrast nicely against the black leather pants. Fun heels can also bring in even more personality.

A Sparkly Dress

Last but not least, let’s take a moment for these dresses.

A long sleeve, full length sequin dress makes for a total Vegas-ready vibe. Opting for something with a high neckline and simple color palette will help elevate your look (and avoiding it from looking like you’re heading to prom.) Oh, and if you really want to achieve a sexy look, go with something a bit sheer—Vegas is the place to flaunt it!

What is your go-to look when visiting Las Vegas? Let me know in the comment section below.

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