If you’re planning a night out at the strip club, you will want to make sure you look the part, not just so you feel good, but so you will be permitted entry inside and save the embarrassment of being turned away.
While it may seem like the strip club is one of the more casual places you could visit on a night out, most establishments have relatively strict rules when it comes to your attire. While each club is unique, there are some general rules of thumb you need to keep in mind, and in this article, we will discuss everything you need to know before you hit the club.
What to Wear to the Gentlemen’s Club?
For the most part, you should dress to impress when visiting a strip club. After all, the dancers probably won’t be too impressed with your choice of attire if you decide to don sweat pants and a tank top.
So what is the typical dress code for a strip club? In general, the best way to imagine the dress code is that of casual business attire. Yep, that means jeans and a nice shirt are totally fine. If you really feel like pushing the boat out, then don’t be afraid to rock the full business suit, especially if your plan is to turn heads once you get inside.
What Clothes Should You Avoid?
Sometimes, it’s easier to find out what NOT to wear. As mentioned, each club is unique, but there are some universal rules that most places enforce.
Here’s what you should probably avoid when heading to the strip club:
Shorts: Almost every strip club enforces a strict no shorts policy. Ultimately, the club is supposed to be a classy establishment, so turning up in shorts is a surefire way to get yourself refused entry.
Sneakers, Flip Flops/Sandals: For the same reason listed above, sneakers, flip flops, and sandals are all a big no-no when it comes to strip club attire. First of all, sneakers are far too casual for most club’s dress policy, although you may be able to get away with them in some places. Secondly, flip-flops and sandals will almost certainly see that you wind up being left outside the club. This is because open footwear poses a health hazard and an insurance risk due to the potential for broken glass on the floor. Plus, even if they did let you in, do you really want to be the guy in sandals while everyone else is suited and booted?
Tank Tops: Talk about casual! Tank-tops are definitely not permitted at the club. People are coming to look at the girls, not at your guns!
Ripped/ Overly Casual Jeans: This one is more subjective, but most places will not let you in with ripped jeans or extremely ill-fitting pants. While you may think it’s fashionable, the bouncers probably won’t agree. To stay on the safe side, opt for a smart pair of jeans or nice slacks.
Sports Clothes: Once again, athletic clothing/gear will likely see you turned away at the door. It’s an extremely casual look and usually goes against most establishments’ dress codes. Absolutely no basketball or football jerseys.
Gang Apparel: This one is a no-brainer. No strip club wants to invite trouble inside.
If you wear any of the above clothing items when visiting a strip club, then there is a high chance that the bouncers will not permit you entry. Of course, it is worth bearing in mind that strip clubs come in all shapes and sizes. Some have super strict dress codes where you are required to wear a suit. And then there are the more casual places that may let you in with a more casual look (such as ripped jeans or torn clothes).
In general, the best way to be sure is to steer clear of all of the items mentioned above. If you feel like this means you are overdressing, don’t worry about it. After all, it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.
What should Women Wear to a Strip Club?
Sorry ladies, if you feel like you have been left out so far – don’t worry; we have got you covered. While the guys need to make sure they keep it business casual if they want to gain entry into the club, it’s not quite as strict for the women.
The bouncers are usually much more lenient for women as they are normally happy to invite ladies into their club. However, just to stay safe, make sure you follow the same rules we have listed above. Try to avoid shorts, flip-flops, gym gear, and baggy, loose-fitting clothing.
In general, think about what you would wear to a typical nightclub, i.e., a dress, body-shaping jeans, figure-flattering tops, etc. It’s important to note that some clubs will not permit women entry unless they are wearing heels, as flats can sometimes be prohibited.
What to Do if You’re Still Unsure?
If you still don’t know what to wear, the best thing you can do is call the strip club yourself or visit their website and ask for the exact dress code. That way, you are leaving nothing to chance, and you will guarantee that you will be granted entry into the club.
Remember, dress smart, ditch the jeans and the trainers, and show up with a good attitude and you will be ready for a fantastic night out.
Good luck, and have fun!