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An expedition to the local casino is somewhat of an adventure for women who dress to kill. It’s not only about getting dressed to go out, but it’s also about image and the looks of approval as you walk into a sophisticated gaming establishment.

This is something entirely unique to each casino no matter how big or small of an establishment it is. The journey from the wardrobe to the casino is just as eventful as beautiful women turn heads in their killer outfits.

Elegant dresses, jewels and heels are to be expected when visiting casinos. Think James Bond, Casino Royale, think extravagant! It has been an unspoken rule, when going to a casino, formal attire is expected.

As a matter of fact, many casinos don’t allow visitors in with caps, open shoes or shorts. Thankfully, there have been enough lead women in James Bond movies to use as reference to elegant dress styles.

Women get to have a bit of fun when it comes to dressing up for a night out and here is what is to be expected a the majority of casinos, if not all casinos. Even if you plan on playing at an online casino from home, you can still find some inspiration for a classy outfit. For those who would rather stay in, than go out, check out this review of Royal Ace Casino. We think you will have a blast no matter what you decide.

From Casual to Formal

One of the biggest advantages of being a woman is the fun factor of playing dress up. Women can go from casual to formal in a matter of moments.

Any casual outfit can be dressed up with a pair of heels and accessories making the simplest look transform into something incredible and suitable for the retro carpets of casinos.

Women who are looking for styling tips wouldn’t want to dress casual, an event requiring a pretty dress holds more appeal than an event with no dress code standards.

Accessories

Accessories have the power to either steal the spotlight or make a look seem excessive. Too many accessories can steal the look, something no lady dressing to impress wants.

Minimal is optimal, women like Cameron Diaz who only wear earrings on the red carpet, have the right idea about dressing the part. Glitz and glam come in the form of jewels adorning the ears and necks of the stylish woman.

Dresses

Elegant dresses are perfectly acceptable at casinos, women will more often than not be seen in long formal dresses which are surprising considering how fashion has changed, but casino dress code hasn’t.

Evening dresses are perfect for a night out and look formal without having to dress them up with accessories.

For the more simplistic woman, dressing semi-formal is perfectly acceptable and most likely what is more often than not seen at casino establishments.

What to Avoid Wearing

Although ripped jeans are in fashion, wearing jeans in general to a casino is acceptable although somewhat frowned upon, ripped jeans even more so.

Tracksuits are a definite no and most probably won’t be accepted as the correct attire at any casino. Another item to avoid is beachwear, no board shorts or slops.

The Red Carpet Appeal

When Eva Green auditioned for the part in Casino Royale, she set the bar for all females regardless of fame. She had the perfect look, a look made for the casino. Elegance, grace and femininity is the red carpet appeal often seen at casinos.

The red carpet is ideally the perfect example to pick up dressing tips for visiting casino establishments, where all are dressed to the nines and formal is not only expected but also required.

Dressing like a movie star is exactly the right way to go when choosing a dress for the big night out.

Some casinos require men to wear jackets or ties and while the dress code is less strict for women, it is encouraged to call the casino to ensure the dress code is met.

Find the perfect occasion to dress beautifully, visit casinos and dress to impress on your lucky night out.

After all, girls love to play dress up and hold a winning hand of cards!

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Sometimes, you don’t mind forking out for a great upstyle professionally done in your local salon.

On other occasions, however, you don’t necessarily have the time or money to do anything other than give it a bash yourself.

Thankfully, A LOAD of amazing YouTube tutorials for killer hair-looks are available; red-carpet delights that can be adapted for Debs, wedding or college ball.

So what’s the issue? Well, for one deciding on what will work and what definitely won’t is something of a serious pickle. Indeed, with so much choice and so, so many online tutorials, it’s difficult to even know where to start.

And even if you do want to leave things in the hands of professionals (probably advisable for a REALLY big event) you need to be able to relay to them clearly what you want to achieve.

Thankfully, the experts at Toni&Guy in Dundrum Town Centre – which recently marked its 10th anniversary – have a load of top tips for us… which means you can get red-carpet ready in no time. Hurrah

 

1) The most important thing to consider when deciding on a hairstyle for the big night is whether or not you will feel comfortable. 

If you never wear your hair up chances are an upstyle will leave you feeling exposed and uncomfortable. Equally if you never wear it down you might spend the whole night fidgeting with it.

 

2) The neckline and style of your dress is really important when deciding on a style. With a high neckline hair is usually better drawn back and over the shoulder, or worn up. 

A sweetheart neckline can look fabulous with hair down or up, but bear in mind if you wear an upstyle you may want to think about a neck piece or earrings as it will be a more exposed look.

 

3) It is always best to work with and enhance the look of your own natural hair. Hair pieces can of course be used but remember that if you want the hair to be curled the piece must be made of real hair.

Take inspiration from celebs with a similar hair length and style as your own; it will give a better indication of what will suit you and what's achievable.

 

4) Also remember that you want to balance out your overall look nicely. That means if your dress has a lot of detail, a simple hair style may complement it best.

Equally if you are wearing a strong or dramatic make-up look, you may want to consider a softer style for your hair.

 

5) This year less is definitely more: relaxed and paired-back looks are taking centre stage with soft tumbling curls and sleek ponytails taking centre stage. That's not to say that iconic glamour – which will always have its moment – is totally out.

In fact, Forties-inspired waves and beautiful chignons are still a seriously popular choice for anyone with a big event to attend.

 

6) Finally, if you're having an upstyle, it is best to wash your hair the night before. Shampoo and condition (conditioner only ever through mid-lengths and ends) and simply blast dry or let your hair dry naturally. Don’t put any product in to your hair before or after you dry it. 

This means that your hair won’t be super silky and will hold the style more easily. And the same prep also applies if you're wearing your hair down and you want your curls to really hold all night.

 

As well as on-trend hair and styling services, Toni&Guy Dundrum boasts lots of lovely added extras such as head massages and giant reclining chairs at its basins. Refreshments on offer include – hurrah! – herbal teas, red and white wine, and cold beers so you can REALLY relax.

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For 17- or 18-year-olds who have recently polished off their Leaving Certificates and are on the cusp of travel, college, or a first job, it evidently remains a seriously big deal. 

The Debs: still a rite-of-passage for tens of thousands of young Irish people – it furthermore is an incredibly expensive event. 

Indeed, some young women are parting with an astonishing €1,115 to ensure that they are picture-perfect on the evening in question. 

Yes, the inaugural SHEmazing! Debs survey is now out – and it reveals an awful lot about the spending habits of the average debutante in this country.

We spoke to more than 900 hundred gals, and while a four-figure sum may at first seem excessive, spiralling costs quickly add up.

For example, party-goers spend an average of €132 on a pair of tickets… which goes some way to explaining why more than a quarter of attendees snub a date, opting to enjoy the night with friends instead.

Furthermore, young women spend €367 finding the perfect dress, shoes and accessories, and an additional €261 on hair, make-up and beauty treatments.

More than half will also start their preparations a full THREE months before the Big Day – investing in an array of beauty treatments that would make an Oscar nominee proud. 

And while most of us end up having a brilliant night, obviously with so much pressure and expectation riding on a single event, things can go wrong too: drinking too much, arguing with friends and the eventual choice of outfit all feature among debutante regrets.

"Although the Debs is a once in a lifetime event, it is shocking to think school-leavers are spending so much preparing for just one night," Susan Vickers, SHEmazing! spokesgirl, said in response.

She furthermore stated: “Our SHEmazing! girls tell us they are feeling under huge pressure to emulate the kind of red carpet looks they see their celebrity idols pull off so easily."

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The internet went mental over the weekend when rumour kicked-off that Jennifer Aniston's top-secret wedding dress had finally been revealed. 

Sadly however, it later emerged that the gown was not connected to the actress in any way – and that it had all been a big misunderstanding. 

Still, we shouldn't lose hope just yet – it seems that we may have indeed been given a sneak-peak of her wedding day attire before… on reality TV show, Say Yes To The Dress.

Say what, now!?

Yup, TMZ has done some stellar digging, and discovered an April airing of the hit show which reveals an awful lot. 

In it, a bride is seen trying on options in Manhattan's swish Kleinfeld boutique – eventually weighing-up the merits of a €7,600 gown from Mark Zunino

She initially feels the price-tag is too steep until, that is, an employee reveals: "I know the dress really well – I actually picked this dress for Jen Aniston to wear on her wedding day."

She adds: "In my head, this is Jennifer Aniston's dress."

The piece in question – a sweeping silk sheath gown  – is a classic, somewhat understated creation. 

It features a stunning deep illusion neckline and plunging back with buttons in silk crepe and lace, and has a chapel train and cap sleeves.

The gown is also an exclusive to the Chelsea bridal boutique. Indeed, the upmarket outlet is the exclusive stockist of pieces from the Mark Zunino bridal label, which was founded in 2011.

TMZ has now asked Kleinfeld for a comment, and the website says it is currently waiting to hear back. Mail Online approached the designer himself, to which a representative replied: "We can neither confirm nor deny that we designed the gown for Jennifer Aniston's special day.

"We can confirm that we did do sketches of wedding dress options for her."

Interestingly, LA-native Mr Zunino has already dressed Jen's BFF Courteney Cox for the red carpet.

Jennifer, 46, married actor Justin Theroux, 44, in a top-secret ceremony on August 5 at their €20m LA home. They have been together for four years, and engaged since August 2012.

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