How to go Gatsby for our Best of the Twin Cities party

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It's finally here: Tonight is your chance to step back in time to the Roaring Twenties. This year, our Best of the Twin Cities party takes on a decidedly Fitzgerald flavor. Use The Great Gatsby as your lead, and live it up at one of the year's most-epic parties. We'll provide the music, the drinks, the food, and the fun. The only thing you need to do is find something to wear.

From period looks by Clara Bow and Zelda Fitzgerald to Coco Chanel introducing the Little Black Dress, the '20s were such an iconic time that it's no wonder we're still inspired by the era. Whether you're a Daisy or Jordan, Gatsby or Nick, we've put together a list some of the most-essential '20s trends and styles to consider should you choose to transform for the evening. For sartorial inspiration, take a look at some of our favorite outfits from the latest film adaptation by Baz Luhrman, as well as a few authentic period looks.

In the meantime, we'll be brushing up on our Charleston.

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Bling

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Welcome to the pre-crash '20s: if you've got it, flaunt it. Pile on the diamonds and pearls (everywhere, darling) for a look dripping with Daisy-inspired elegance. If you've got a long pearl necklace, you can knot the strand in the front or toss it over your back (the latter choice is best when paired with a backless dress).

Backless Dresses

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Speaking of backless dresses, these little babies reigned supreme during the Roaring Twenties, and were often ridiculously beautiful. Whether you go for a full-on skin-baring option or a more modest mesh-covered look, you'll be channeling the era in style.

Black and White

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Can you say trend recycling? Black and white is definitely in this season, but it's also a timeless combo that can scream '20s -- if you do it right. We recommend art deco-style geometrics or intricate florals.

Fur

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Fur, baby. It's going to be cold anyways, so top off your outfit with a stole or a fur coat to add some surefire extravagance. Remember, you don't have to go for the real deal, as faux fur these days can be surprisingly great. (And wallet-friendly.)

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Aria

105 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, MN

Category: General

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