If you have been enticed to watch Netflix’s top-rated series Bridgerton, then you must be thrilled to learn that The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience is finally coming to Minneapolis this November. Minneapolis’ captivating Bridgerton experience allows you to revel in Regency glamour for an unforgettable night of dancing, photo ops, and performances. But once you secure your invitation, the fun has just begun!
If you’re not sure what to wear, we’re here to help. Whether your style is more on the casual side, or you feel this is the perfect opportunity to dress to the nines, you can be sure that you’ll find the perfect outfit to impress the Queen. For casual dressers, don’t miss the special Finishing Touches Package available when you purchase your ticket. For an extra $35, guests get an intricate fan and tiara, perfect for elevating a casual, cute look without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for something more, then check out this guide full of resources on the best place for clothes, accessories, and beauty. With all that being said, It’s time to lace up those corsets, straighten those bowties, and get shopping for an unforgettable night.
- Gowns and Suits
1. Shop local at Queen Anna House of Fashion
The perfect women’s boutique, Queen Anna House of Fashion offers everything from elegant tops and trousers to classic silhouettes to slip dresses that’ll be on the more casual side, but still make a statement. Grab a cute wrap top and skirt set or a slip dress, then purchase the Finishing Touches package with your Queen’s Ball ticket that gives you a glimmering tiara and fan to complete the look without breaking the bank.
Where: 109 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
2. Borrow a fabulous look from Rent the Runway
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May we suggest a visit to Rent the Runway, offering esteemed guests of The Queen’s Ball 25% off for their luxurious ensembles. Once you’ve secured your invitation to this glamorous event in Denver, visit readyforqueensball.com for your exclusive promo code for an ensemble that will surely catch the eye of the ‘Ton.’ If you require something extra for your look, pay a visit to Madame Delacroix’s shop, The Modiste, while at the ball and pick up some Regency-inspired accessories.
3. Shop for a gown that also supports a good cause at A&BÉ Bridal Shop
If you’re looking to show up to the ball in something stunning enough to catch the Queen’s eye, might we suggest a&bé Bridal Shop. This family-owned store that spans across a few different states in the nation sells beautiful and modern takes on bridal and elegant evening wear. What’s better is that shopping at a&bé also means you’re giving back to a good cause, as they’re partnered with Babes on a Mission, an organization that donates a percentage of your gown and accessories purchase to an organization that supports women, like Planned Parenthood. You can book an appointment for a fitting online.
Where: 1607 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55403
4. The White Room
Another option to help you dress to the nines is the White Room. Make an appointment and step into a showroom filled with gorgeous evening wear. Tulle, lace, and jeweled accents will make you feel like royalty at the Queen’s Ball, and who knows, maybe your look will help you become the Diamond of the evening.
Where: 1621 East Hennepin Avenue #220 Minneapolis MN 55414
5. Rent a retro look from a bygone era at The Costume Collective
Got your heart set on something less contemporary and something more retro? Then you can try out the Costume Collective where you have the option to rent from their selection of amazing costumes and accessories (like feather boas and intricate fans). Since you’re only renting, this is the perfect way to spend a little less and to keep room in your closet, so go ahead, buy that incredibly unique and eye-catching Regency core-era dress or suit and feel good knowing you’ll be able to return it after wearing it to one spectacular event.
Where: 3300 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418, United States
6. Hunt for unique treasures at The Golden Pearl Vintage
If you’re a treasure hunter, might we recommend the Golden Pearl Vintage? This store located on the main street, Hennepin Ave. and sells men and women’s fashion from the 1920s to the 1990s, making it possible to find a beautifully unique piece from a bygone era. Vintage suits, kitten heels, dashing hats, dainty brooches, and elegant evening wear can all be purchased here, and at a wonderful price point. (Psst. They even have a selection of designer too for a fraction of the price) so don’t forget to peruse the vintage stores before purchasing a pricier item.
Where: 507A E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
7. Get a custom tailored suit at Martin Patrick 3
Ranging from sophisticated men’s wear to elevated basics, Martin Patrick 3 in the North Loop of Minneapolis has suits, elevated button ups, and loafers that you can get custom fit to your measurements. If you want to complete the look, consider checking out their selection of watches and bracelets as well.
8. Complete the look with gems and jewels from Max’s Fine Artisan Jewelry
Nothing completes an outfit quite like jewelry. Whether you follow the Coco Chanel rule of ‘take one piece of jewelry off before you leave the house’ or enjoy maximalist accessories, rest assured you’ll be able to find something at Max’s Fine Artisan Jewelry. A boutique here in Minneapolis with handcrafted jewelry that does a lot of boho-inspired necklaces, earrings, and more, giving you the perfect amount of bling to make a statement at the Queen’s Ball.
Where: 3826 Grand Way, St Louis Park, MN 55416, United States
9. Heime’s Haberdashery
Over in St. Paul, Heimie’s Haberdashery has been serving the public since the 20s. This charming vintage haberdashery can be your one-stop shop for a look suited for the Queen’s Ball. Hats, gloves, and other accessories from the early 20th century can be purchased here, as well as made-to-fit custom suits, trousers, and dress pants.
Where: 400 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102
10. Onsite Muse
Your hair deserves the royal treatment as well and you can get just that at Onsite Muse, a salon that specializes in wedding and event hairdos. They’ve also got a makeup artist who can perfect your look before the ball of the century, so book an appointment online if you wish.
Where: 201 E Hennepin Ave #200, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States