Bingo hasn’t exactly had a great record when it comes to fashion, with many people automatically defaulting to the image of a kindly old grandmother huddled over a collection of cards in a community bingo hall, all the while dressed head to toe in patterns or animal print. It’s iconic but hardly the place anyone would consider a fashion forward scene. This, unfortunately, can sometimes make it difficult for the game to find a market with younger players as it’s hard to shake off the image it’s carried for so long.
So how can people dress up for the game without standing out like a sore thumb? Here are some suggestions.
That Classic Retro Feel
Because of bingo’s roots, going for the manic pixie dream girl look just might be the best way to approach the game from a style point without shaking things up too drastically. With the way Zooey Deschanel and New Girl have managed to change the entire landscape of cute, casual wear for women, it shouldn’t be too hard to find the right dress to wear for a night of bingo.
In fact, Zooey’s looks as her eerily identical TV counterpart Jess Day have been chronicled faithfully by fans, with some of the most amazing finds being listed on DressLikeNewGirl.com. Here are some of their Jess Day inspired dresses that would look great for bingo night.
Picture above: RED Valentino Polka Dot Bubble-Skirt Dress
Picture above: Kate Spade Day Disco Aurelie Sweater (available only in Japan, sadly)
Picture above: The Neyla Dress in Bleu by Stop Staring!
Stay in and have fun
Bingo isn’t just played at bingo halls and many have in fact decided to take the time honoured game into their own homes either through a variety of ways, most of them being online bingo. The ease of playing at home is what draws many, including timeless style icon Catherine Zeta-Jones, to playing bingo without the hassle of going out for a game.
Lisa, a chat moderator for Bet Fair Bingo, also shares the same feeling about playing at home. “I get to stay at home with my 2 beautiful girls whilst I work, I get to socialise with some fab people, share their stories and celebrate when they win!” she mentioned on their official website.
There’s a certain charm to enjoying a classic, well loved game like bingo, no matter how people choose to play.