Planning a trip to Sin City? Now that the flights are booked and itinerary is set, the panic is setting in… WHAT THE HECK DO I PACK FOR LAS VEGAS!?
Girl, you are not alone. There are so many mixed opinions on packing for Vegas, it’s hard to get a straight-forward answer! Lucky for you, I was born and raised in this amazing city and know exactly what is and is NOT appropriate to wear.
In this incredibly detailed, 3,000 word guide, I sectioned it by tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, swim, accessories, and miscellaneous. I know this will seem like a lot of information, but I promise it is all useful with direct links to make your packing list for Vegas as easy as possible.
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Okay, enough hyping it up… time for the Vegas Packing List!
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Body Suit: A cute and casual outfit to where to the nightclubs is a cute bodysuit, black jeans and a pair of heels. This is what I normally where to the Las Vegas nightclubs if it is not a special occasion! Body suits are so easy to dress up or down and can be worn with jean shorts for daytime sightseeing, black jeans for the nightclub, or a skirt for a nice dinner! Depending on if you are traveling in the summer or winter, just get a short or long sleeve one! A bodysuit is my go-to travel outfit, THE HYPE IS REAL PEOPLE! Click here for a great selection of Body Suits!
Casual, lightweight tops: When you are sightseeing, you may be going outside along the Las Vegas Strip. If you are traveling anytime but winter, it is fairly hot in Las Vegas! I would bring some lightweight and casual tops that you can easily dress up or down with accessories. An easy, cute and casual outfit is a pair of jeans, plain colored t-shirt and a hair/neck scarf! My favorite store for this type of outfit is Madewell! They have the cutest hair scarves and t-shirts that are SO comfy!
Sweater and Jackets: If you are traveling to Las Vegas in the winter, I would definitely bring sweaters and jackets! Otherwise, you really don’t need anything but a light jacket for inside restaurants (they are cold AF). Las Vegas is warm year-round, even our winters are beautiful! Click here for a lightweight jacket.
Jeans: Bring a pair (or two, depending on the length of your trip) of regular jeans and a pair of black jeans. Like I mentioned above, I wear black jeans to the club almost every time I go! Jeans are easy to dress up if you go to a last minute dinner, skinny jeans and a pair of wedges are SO cute! Regardless of the season, a pair of jeans is essential for your Vegas packing list.
Shorts: It is acceptable to wear shorts to everywhere except nice restaurants. Most of the year in Vegas it will be extremely hot, so you will want to bring a few pairs of shorts. Jean shorts or fabric shorts, both will be adorable! Click here for cute short options.
Maxi Skirt: If you are traveling in the summer, a maxi skirt is your saving grace! It is airy, breathable, cute and SO comfortable! I get most of my maxi skirts from either Showpo or Princess Polly and just wear it with a plain colored t-shirt.
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Dresses + Rompers
Sun Dress: Brunch is a big hit in Las Vegas because most people wake up late from partying and want some hangover food! A sun dress or maxi dress is the perfect attire for any brunch spot in Las Vegas. These are also good to wear sightseeing – a cute sundress with white sneakers is not only adorable for pictures but SO functional for lots of walking in the heat! Princess Polly is my go-to store for cute sundresses!
Club Dress: I go into more detail at the bottom of this guide on what to wear to the Las Vegas Nightclubs, but a tight dress is always a safe choice! The beauty of Las Vegas is that you can dress sexy, casual or dressy and still fit in perfectly. A lot of websites like Tobi and Showpo have a full section on their website for club attire.
Rompers: Similar to a sundress, these are great for brunch, lunch or just sightseeing! If you want to wear a romper to the nightclubs, I would definitely wear a dressier romper/jumpsuit. Something of nicer material or lace would work perfectly fine!
Rothys: Girls. These are so underrated and if we are being honest, deserve a guide all to themselves! These are my number one travel shoe that I NEVER leave home without! They come in multiple colors and I have a pair of the all white sneaker. They look like a Van shoe, but you don’t have to break them in, made out of recycled plastic (so, you’re practically saving the environment by buying these), feels like you are wearing socks, and the best part…. you just throw these babies in the washing machine and they come out BRAND. SPANKING. NEW. Please, just trust me on this one. Click here for the exact shoe I have!
I wore Rothy’s for the first time in Paris and walked 13 miles in them without a single blister.
Heels: I would bring a neutral colored heel that can be worn with a few different outfits. Obviously you want your heels to be cute for your time in Las Vegas, but make sure comfort take a big priority! The casinos are large and you will be doing a lot of walking before you even get into the club. Then once you’re in, you’ll be dancing or standing on your feet for several hours. These heels are affordable and come in black, tan and nude!
TIP: Bring fold-able flats to stick in your purse for after you leave the nightclub! That feeling when you walk back to the hotel after your buzz has worn off, your tired, and your feet are throbbing… you will want to whip out a pair of flip flops to change into. Most hotels will not allow you to walk barefoot, so don’t even try!
Booties: During the winter months, heeled booties are a big hit! They don’t need to have a high heel and are SO comfortable. If you are traveling in the spring or summer, I would skip this one on the Vegas packing list!
Wedges: For the day clubs, wedges are very popular but not necessary. I go into more detail on what to wear to the day clubs at the bottom of this guide, but a cute pair of wedges are popular for brunch, day clubs or even the night clubs.
Sandals: You can wear sandals to pretty much anywhere except for nice dinners and the nightclubs. Yes, you CAN wear them to the day clubs and you will not be under-dressed, I promise you. To any summer destination I bring one pair of black sandals (not flip flops) and one pair of tan sandals. This way, I have something I can easily throw on with any outfit and looks adorable! Click here for the sandals I bring on any summer vacation!
Bathing Suits: If you are going to the regular hotel pool, you can wear a bathing suit with a cover-up dress, kimono, or just jean shorts. Heck, you can literally wear a big t-shirt over your bathing suit and no one will care! If you are going to the day clubs, I would definitely dress it up a bit by wearing a cute skirt, kimono, or jean shorts with some wedges. Click here for cute swimwear!
Kimono: I would bring a light kimono to bring with you regardless if you are going to the day club or the regular hotel pool. Reason is… if you want to grab a bite to eat after the pool, you may need to have some type of top on to get into the restaurants. Click here for a cute and lightweight kimono!
Bathing Suit Cover-up: I would bring a cute bathing suit cover-up or my personal favorite for the day club.. a sheer maxi skirt. It shows the perfect amount for a day club and is so cute! If you look on one of my favorite sites, Showpo, they have an entire section on beach attire.
Hats: I would definitely bring a sun hat for a few reasons: Protect your beautiful face from the intense sun, cover your greasy / hungover hair, and dresses up a casual outfit for the day clubs! Click here for a super cute summer hat! In the winter, a beanie is a little out of place for Las Vegas because it doesn’t get that cold here.
Sunglasses: I would bring a pair of cheap sunglasses, especially if you plan to party at the day clubs. A lot of drinking mixed with being tired / hungover from the nightclubs is a recipe for loosing your sunglasses! You can find endless cute and cheap pairs on Amazon. Click here for a pair that I buy for travel!
Purses/Bags: A small, cross-body purse is the most popular purse for Las Vegas. It holds your necessities, allows you to keep it on the front of your body to avoid pick-pockets, and is light to carry. I found this adorable rattan bag on Amazon for a fraction of the price of other stores. I have never received so many compliments in my life, click here for the purse!
Jewelry: My only tip is to avoid layered necklaces so they don’t get tangled. I always keep my jewelry very dainty and simple, this way it goes with multiple outfits.
TIP: Lay out a piece of saran wrap, lay the necklace flat on the wrap, put another piece of saran wrap on top, and then fold it up. Once you’re ready to use it again on your vacation, it will be molded in the same spot and won’t tangle!
Coming for a special event? It is very common to bring sashes, crows or matching t-shirts to Las Vegas! Bachelorette parties often wear matching bathing suits at the day clubs and have the bride-to-be wear a sash! If it is your birthday, bring a sash and you’ll be surprised by how many people buy you drinks 🙂 Click here for a birthday sash & bacherlorette sash! Also… Don’t forget to check out my guide on How to Spend Your 21st Birthday in Las Vegas!
Wrinkle Spray: There is nothing worse than an adorable outfit that is ruined by wrinkles from your suitcase! Bring this handy-dandy wrinkle spray in your toiletry bag to save yours + your friends outfits! I bring a small, travel sized one on every trip (no matter how long or short) and this thing lasts FOREVER. Click here for a travel-size wrinkle spray!
Sunblock Packets: SO important! I recommend these babies on every single “what to pack” recommendation. These sunblock packets are the size of a ketchup packet and will save your butt when you’re out sightseeing and forgot your sunblock! Click here for sunblock packets.
Fold up flats: I already mentioned these above, but I think I need to get my point across a little more. After you dance the night away at the nightclubs, you will have a LONG and PAINFUL walk back to your hotel room. And by that time, your buzz is probably warn off! These fold up flats can be kept in your purse until your walk back and I promise, you will not regret adding this to your packing list for Las Vegas. Click here for the fold up flats.
Vitamins for hangover & hangover preventive: If you are traveling to Las Vegas for a 3 day weekend, you have to be able to power through your hangover! Or better yet, avoid the hangover all together! I recommend packing yourself a hangover prevention package to save you after a night full of drinking.
- Pedialyte: drink it before you fall asleep!
- B Vitamins: Take these daily, especially if you wake up with a hangover.
- Tylenol Extra Strength: Don’t take before you start drinking, but if you have a headache the next morning, make sure you take one with breakfast.
- And when all else fails… hair of the dog! Go get yourself a mimosa 🙂
Fan that hooks up to phone: For the day clubs or just walking around outside, a fan will be life-changing! It is no secret that Las Vegas is hot AF in the summertime. This fan hooks up to your phone and runs off your battery! Click here for the fan that hooks up to your Iphone!
Portable Charger: In a lot of the clubs and hotels, you will have trouble getting service. Your phone battery may die quickly and you don’t want to get lost, at night, after a full night of drinking. I bring this battery charger on EVERY vacation! Click here for a portable charger.
Government Issued ID: Las Vegas is extremely strict with expiration dates and fake ID’s. Don’t even try to get into the nightclubs or day clubs (or even most bars) with a fake ID. All bouncers have been thoroughly trained to catch fake ID’s and some will get the police involved if they catch you!
CASH: Las Vegas is a huge tipping city and you will want to have a lot of small bills on you for things like Valet, bellman, nightclubs, tour guides, etc. There are ATM’s all over the strip, but they will charge you a fee so I recommend planning to get cash from your bank before you visit.
Tips on what to wear to the nightclubs
Ladies can wear almost anything to the nightclub and get away with it. As long as you look nice, sexy and presentable, they don’t care! My go-to outfits are a tight club dress or black skinny jeans with a body suit. With either of those outfits, I wear a pair of COMFY heels or booties in the winter time.
You could also wear a jumpsuit, romper or a skirt with a top. I would not recommend wearing anything long, like a maxi dress, because there will be drinks spilled all over the floor and you don’t want to drag your dress in it! People where all types of outfits, as long as you look/feel nice, you will fit in just fine. 🙂
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Tips on what to wear to the day clubs
Day clubs are far more casual than nightclubs and you don’t even need to wear heels! I normally wear a bathing suit with a sheer skirt, jean shorts, or a kimono. You don’t need to bring a cover-up if you don’t want to, a lot of people go in just a bathing suit. If you plan to go anywhere after (like food), you may need to have a cover-up to get into the restaurants.
For shoes, I normally wear a pair of sandals or platform wedges like these ones. You can wear heels to the day club, but the floor is wet and the floors can be uneven. Just be careful not to slip and fall!
If you are celebrating a special occasion like a Bachelorette party, a lot of parties will wear matching bathing suits! I think this idea is SO cute and makes you really stand out.
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Common Questions About Packing for Vegas:
Do restaurants have dress codes in Las Vegas?
This completely depends on the restaurant! Most high-end restaurants located on the Las Vegas Strip will have a dress code. They will likely have it listed on their website, or you can simply call before going and they will be able to tell you.
What is the dress code for the night clubs and day clubs in Las Vegas?
I have a full section above that goes in great detail! 🙂
What is the weather like in the Spring in Las Vegas?
The weather is mostly beautiful, but can be unpredictable! It rains a lot during this season and the wind picks up quite a bit. It will be a gamble on the weather, but hey.. you are coming to Vegas right!?
For the most part, it is in the 70-80’s and cool at night. I would bring summer clothes with a few jackets in case you get cold.
What is the weather like in the Summer in Las Vegas?
HOT. Temperatures scale to over 100 degrees with minimal clouds. You will definitely want to bring light, airy clothes and bathing suits for the pool. Luckily, we have VERY low humidity so it does not feel as hot as it sounds.
Summer months also have very little rain and wind, making it very predictable weather. If you travel to Las Vegas in the summer, you should not have to worry about bad weather ruining your vacation.
What is the weather like in the Fall in Las Vegas?
October is our best month of the year (in my opinion). Temperatures are between 70-80 degrees, we have little wind or rain, prices drop a little bit and day clubs/pools are still open.
I would still bring summer clothes with a light jacket for nighttime.
What is the weather like in the winter in Las Vegas?
Winter’s are not very cold in Las Vegas, with temperatures ranging from 50-60’s. In the nighttime, I would definitely wear winter clothes (scarves, jeans, sweaters, etc.) because it gets in the low 30’s. We rarely get snow in Las Vegas and when we do, the entire city comes to a screeching halt because it is so out of the norm!
Do I have to wear heels to the club in Las Vegas?
You do not HAVE to, but most people do wear something with a heel. As long as you have nice shoes on (no sandals or flip-flops), you should be okay. A lot of people will just wear boots in the winter time or platform sandals.
What do I NOT have to bring?
Every hotel will have things like hair dryers, conditioner/shampoo, and body lotion. If you are staying at an Airbnb, I can not speak for those since they are all different.
That’s a wrap! If you are still unsure on what to pack for Las Vegas after this insanely long guide, don’t hesitate to comment below and I will gladly answer anything I can! I have a free download that I can email you so you can save this for later or you can pin the, ‘Packing list for Las Vegas,” image below!
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