Buy Boardwalk Empire Inspired Dresses

boardwalk empire inspired dressesBoardwalk Empire is back! Season three kicked off a few weeks ago with plenty of booze, blood, and dresses. Unlike the previous two seasons the dresses on season three are showcasing the best of 1920’s “flapper” style gowns. Elaborately beaded with rich hues of gold Boardwalk Empire opens on New Years Eve 1922 with an Egyptian themed party. Themed parties were the “in” thing to attend during the 1920’s. The discovery of King Tuts Tomb put Ancient Egypt on the map and everything Egyptian became the latest fad. From clothing to jewelry to house hold decor Tutimania hit the western world by storm.

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Boardwalk Empire writers, producers, and costumers did a nice job setting the scene but it is a little premature.  King Tuts tomb wasn’t discovered until November 26, 1922 – one month before the big celebration. It was a little too soon for dresses to be inspired by the latest discoveries. It look several months to even begin categorizing and photographing all that was part of king Tuts tomb. That and the delays in sharing the photographs around the world meant most people were not seeing the discoveries until at least 6 months later. The wave of Egyptian themed parties and clothing would not have been so abundant until at least 1924.

vintage 1920s inspired dressesIn any case the clothing is gorgeousness and just like in 1922 the mania for gold, beads, and drop waist dresses is ever present today. Last year I could barely find a 1920’s style dress to included in my 1920’s shopping resources page– now I am overwhelmed with choices and more and more are being added daily. Boardwalk Empire, the Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey are certainly helping to push the 1920’s style dress revival.

For those who want a Boardwalk Empire inspired dress your choices are plentiful if you want a fully beaded, fringed, or feather trimmed dress. Both long and short dresses are popular right now. There is a great selection of plus size Boardwalk Empire style dresses here too. 

Shop new 1920s style Boardwalk Empire dresses:

1920s Style Nude & Gold Sequin Beaded Deco Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Nude & Gold Sequin Beaded Deco Flapper Dress

$78.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Paprika & Gold Seven Voyages Beaded Reproduction Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Paprika & Gold Seven Voyages Beaded Reproduction Flapper Dress

$292.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

First & I Dress Drop Waist Dress - Pink
 

First & I Dress Drop Waist Dress - Pink

$34.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Grey & Black Embroidered Somerset Flapper Dress
 

Grey & Black Embroidered Somerset Flapper Dress

$398.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1920s Style Grey Silver Sequin Hand Beaded Zelda Flapper Maxi Dress
 

1920s Style Grey Silver Sequin Hand Beaded Zelda Flapper Maxi Dress

$274.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Roaring 1920s Pink Beaded Flapper Gatsby Dress
 

Roaring 1920s Pink Beaded Flapper Gatsby Dress

$180.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Women's Pisarro Nights V-Neck Beaded Sequin Gown
 

Women's Pisarro Nights V-Neck Beaded Sequin Gown

$178.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

1920s Style Purple & Silver Sequin Hand Beaded Zelda Flapper Short Dress
 

1920s Style Purple & Silver Sequin Hand Beaded Zelda Flapper Short Dress

$210.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Nataya 1930s Style Black & Silver Three-Quarter Sleeve Embroidered Tulle Tea Length Dress
 

Nataya 1930s Style Black & Silver Three-Quarter Sleeve Embroidered Tulle Tea Length Dress

$218.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Sequin Vamp Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Sequin Vamp Flapper Dress

$198.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Veritable Vixen Dress
 

Veritable Vixen Dress

$229.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Unique Vintage Exclusive Hand Beaded Floral Antique Style Anna May Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Exclusive Hand Beaded Floral Antique Style Anna May Flapper Dress

$129.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Design Lab Ombre Fringe Dress
 

Design Lab Ombre Fringe Dress

$46.80

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Cynthia Steffe Sequin Racerback Shift Dress
 

Cynthia Steffe Sequin Racerback Shift Dress

$350.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

CAP SLEEVED SWEATER DRESS-L-BLACK / HEATHER CHARCOAL
 

CAP SLEEVED SWEATER DRESS-L-BLACK / HEATHER CHARCOAL

$68.00

Buy at: maxstudio.com

Iconic by UV Exclusive 1920s Style Black & Blue Beaded Tycoon Flapper Dress
 

Iconic by UV Exclusive 1920s Style Black & Blue Beaded Tycoon Flapper Dress

$268.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Emerald Green Beaded Sinclair Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Emerald Green Beaded Sinclair Flapper Dress

$312.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1920s Style Cream Floral Embroidered Tulle Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Cream Floral Embroidered Tulle Flapper Dress

$78.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Vintage Round-neck Lace Dress
 

Vintage Round-neck Lace Dress

$89.00

Buy at: ChicNova

Transparent Lapel Collar Short Sleeves Lace Dress
 

Transparent Lapel Collar Short Sleeves Lace Dress

$29.23

Buy at: ChicNova

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Morehouse Fringe Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Morehouse Fringe Flapper Dress

$198.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Mes Demoiselles Slip Dress - Poudre
 

Mes Demoiselles Slip Dress - Poudre

$367.00

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boohoo Fiona Embellished Deco Style Shift Dress - navy
 

boohoo Fiona Embellished Deco Style Shift Dress - navy

£26.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

Sirius Sequinned Dress
 

Sirius Sequinned Dress

£52.00

Buy at: French Connection UK

Needle & Thread Deco Mini Dress - Pale nude/black
 

Needle & Thread Deco Mini Dress - Pale nude/black

$111.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Frock and Frill Embellished Skater Dress - Berry multi
 

Frock and Frill Embellished Skater Dress - Berry multi

$122.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Frock and Frill Cocktail dress / Party dress blue
 

Frock and Frill Cocktail dress / Party dress blue

£94.50

Buy at: Zalando SE

Ted Baker Drop Waist Dress with Bow Front - Black
 

Ted Baker Drop Waist Dress with Bow Front - Black

$255.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Saunder SAUNDER Bees Knees Fringe Dress
 

Saunder SAUNDER Bees Knees Fringe Dress

$148.74

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Women's Komarov Lace & Chiffon Handkerchief Hem Dress
 

Women's Komarov Lace & Chiffon Handkerchief Hem Dress

$202.80

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Plus Size Women's J Kara Beaded Godet Dress
 

Plus Size Women's J Kara Beaded Godet Dress

$244.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Women's Pisarro Nights Embellished Mesh A-Line Dress
 

Women's Pisarro Nights Embellished Mesh A-Line Dress

$168.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Patra Sleeveless Tiered Cocktail Dress
 

Patra Sleeveless Tiered Cocktail Dress

$119.00

Buy at: macys.com

Patra Split-Sleeve Tiered Dress
 

Patra Split-Sleeve Tiered Dress

$159.00

Buy at: macys.com

Frock and Frill CHRYSLER Cocktail dress / Party dress black
 

Frock and Frill CHRYSLER Cocktail dress / Party dress black

£135.00

Buy at: Zalando SE

All I Bead is You Dress
 

All I Bead is You Dress

$144.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Swish Fulfillment Dress
 

Swish Fulfillment Dress

$59.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Unique Vintage Ivory & Silver Beaded Fringe Fitzgerald Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Ivory & Silver Beaded Fringe Fitzgerald Flapper Dress

$320.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage Black Speakeasy Tiered Fringe Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Black Speakeasy Tiered Fringe Flapper Dress

$74.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1920s Style Cream & White Iridescent Sequin Beaded Deco Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Cream & White Iridescent Sequin Beaded Deco Flapper Dress

$78.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage Beaded and Embroidered Reproduction Flapper Dress (Black/Silver) Women's Dress
 

Unique Vintage Beaded and Embroidered Reproduction Flapper Dress (Black/Silver) Women's Dress

$398.00

Buy at: Zappos.com

Free People Womens All in a Row Beaded Shift Dress
 

Free People Womens All in a Row Beaded Shift Dress

$350.00

Buy at: Free People

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & White Hand Beaded Sheer Back Carraway Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & White Hand Beaded Sheer Back Carraway Flapper Dress

$348.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

boohoo Amy Scalloped Hem Sequin + Beaded Shift Dress - cream
 

boohoo Amy Scalloped Hem Sequin + Beaded Shift Dress - cream

£8.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

Retro Sleeveless Chiffon Tank Dress in Color Block
 

Retro Sleeveless Chiffon Tank Dress in Color Block

$31.00

Buy at: ChicNova

Lipsy Beaded Body-Conscious Dress - Black
 

Lipsy Beaded Body-Conscious Dress - Black

$70.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

ASOS Midi Dress with Drop Waist - Mint
 

ASOS Midi Dress with Drop Waist - Mint

$101.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

ASOS Premium Victoriana Dress with Dropped Waist with Embroidery - Black
 

ASOS Premium Victoriana Dress with Dropped Waist with Embroidery - Black

$120.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

ASOS Drop Waist Dress with Lace Inserts - Peach
 

ASOS Drop Waist Dress with Lace Inserts - Peach

$60.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

ASOS Maternity Shirt Dress with Drop Waist in Embroidered Lace - Lilac
 

ASOS Maternity Shirt Dress with Drop Waist in Embroidered Lace - Lilac

$92.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

boohoo Boutique Katie Crochet Trim Drop Waist Slip Dress - pink
 

boohoo Boutique Katie Crochet Trim Drop Waist Slip Dress - pink

£14.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

eShakti Women's Drop waist ponte dress
 

eShakti Women's Drop waist ponte dress

$58.95

Buy at: eShakti

1920s Style Nude & Pink Iridescent Hand Beaded Millie Fringe Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Nude & Pink Iridescent Hand Beaded Millie Fringe Flapper Dress

$210.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage Black Dropped Waist 1920s Flapper Style Dress
 

Unique Vintage Black Dropped Waist 1920s Flapper Style Dress

$84.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Frock and Frill Embellished Shift Dress With Tassel Hem
 

Frock and Frill Embellished Shift Dress With Tassel Hem

$248.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Frock and Frill Maxi Dress With Baroque Embellishment
 

Frock and Frill Maxi Dress With Baroque Embellishment

$276.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Frock and Frill High Neck Embellished Shift Dress With Mesh Detail
 

Frock and Frill High Neck Embellished Shift Dress With Mesh Detail

$230.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

1920s Style Mint Green Hand Beaded Poppy Deco Flare Dress
 

1920s Style Mint Green Hand Beaded Poppy Deco Flare Dress

$210.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Floral Print Hanky Hem Dress
 

Floral Print Hanky Hem Dress

$54.99

Buy at: AmeriMark

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Gold Beaded Sinclair Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Gold Beaded Sinclair Flapper Dress

$312.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Red & Black Sequin Beaded Phoenix Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Red & Black Sequin Beaded Phoenix Flapper Dress

$380.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Frock and Frill ATHENA Cocktail dress / Party dress white
 

Frock and Frill ATHENA Cocktail dress / Party dress white

£145.00

Buy at: Zalando SE

Frock and Frill JOSEPHINE Cocktail dress / Party dress teal
 

Frock and Frill JOSEPHINE Cocktail dress / Party dress teal

£87.50

Buy at: Zalando SE

1920s Style Blush Pink & Green Hand Beaded Floral Faris Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Blush Pink & Green Hand Beaded Floral Faris Flapper Dress

$194.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Frock and Frill Occasion wear white
 

Frock and Frill Occasion wear white

£140.25

Buy at: Zalando SE

Preorder - Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Purple Deco Beaded Clarke Mesh Flapper Dress
 

Preorder - Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Purple Deco Beaded Clarke Mesh Flapper Dress

$248.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Frock and Frill Embellished Mini Dress with Scallop Hem
 

Frock and Frill Embellished Mini Dress with Scallop Hem

$186.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Unique Vintage Black Hemingway Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Black Hemingway Flapper Dress

$128.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

boohoo Boutique Lucia Hanky Hem Bead Front Long Tunic Dress - black
 

boohoo Boutique Lucia Hanky Hem Bead Front Long Tunic Dress - black

£20.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

ASOS Geo-Tribal Embellished Tunic Dress - Navy
 

ASOS Geo-Tribal Embellished Tunic Dress - Navy

$175.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

ASOS PETITE Crochet Maxi Dress - Black
 

ASOS PETITE Crochet Maxi Dress - Black

$46.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

1920s Style Blush Pink & Silver Sequin Hand Beaded Athena Gatsby Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Blush Pink & Silver Sequin Hand Beaded Athena Gatsby Flapper Dress

$224.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

boohoo Oria Woven Drawstring Drop Waist Dress - black
 

boohoo Oria Woven Drawstring Drop Waist Dress - black

£16.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors - Kathumar Fringe Dress (Heritage Blue) Women's Dress
 

MICHAEL Michael Kors - Kathumar Fringe Dress (Heritage Blue) Women's Dress

$140.00

Buy at: Zappos.com

Women's Adrianna Papell Sequin Fringe Sheath Dress
 

Women's Adrianna Papell Sequin Fringe Sheath Dress

$308.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Shoshanna Fringed Sheath Dress
 

Shoshanna Fringed Sheath Dress

$276.50

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Thank You for Being a Fringe Dress
 

Thank You for Being a Fringe Dress

$54.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Red Beaded Rosalie Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Red Beaded Rosalie Flapper Dress

$151.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Women's Free People 'Crescent' Print Slipdress
 

Women's Free People 'Crescent' Print Slipdress

$88.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Women's Aidan by Aidan Mattox Embellished Slipdress
 

Women's Aidan by Aidan Mattox Embellished Slipdress

$245.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black Lace La Plante Chiffon Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black Lace La Plante Chiffon Flapper Dress

$148.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Women's Ted Baker London 'Gilla' Bow Detail Drop Waist Dress
 

Women's Ted Baker London 'Gilla' Bow Detail Drop Waist Dress

$148.80

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Iconic by UV Exclusive 1920s Style Cream Beaded Chiffon Clara Flapper Dress
 

Iconic by UV Exclusive 1920s Style Cream Beaded Chiffon Clara Flapper Dress

$198.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Js Collections Art Deco Beaded Tank Dress
 

Js Collections Art Deco Beaded Tank Dress

$139.30

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Frock and Frill Sleeveless Floral Embellished Skater Dress
 

Frock and Frill Sleeveless Floral Embellished Skater Dress

$211.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Lovedrobe Art Deco Embellished Maxi Dress - Black
 

Lovedrobe Art Deco Embellished Maxi Dress - Black

$114.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Gold Deco Beaded Forster Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Gold Deco Beaded Forster Flapper Dress

$378.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1920s Style Black & White Iridescent Sequin Beaded Deco Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Black & White Iridescent Sequin Beaded Deco Flapper Dress

$78.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Aidan Mattox - Sequin Tank Dress with Flapper Fringe (Black) Women's Dress
 

Aidan Mattox - Sequin Tank Dress with Flapper Fringe (Black) Women's Dress

$200.00

Buy at: Zappos.com

1920s Style Navy Blue & Silver Hand Beaded Ziegfeld Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Navy Blue & Silver Hand Beaded Ziegfeld Flapper Dress

$232.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1920s Style Dusty Blue & Silver Hand Beaded Ziegfeld Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Dusty Blue & Silver Hand Beaded Ziegfeld Flapper Dress

$224.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Preorder - Unique Vintage 1920s Style Pink & Silver Beaded Paradise Mesh Flapper Dress
 

Preorder - Unique Vintage 1920s Style Pink & Silver Beaded Paradise Mesh Flapper Dress

$248.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage 1920s "The Sable" Black Beaded V Dropped Waist and Fringe Skirt Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s "The Sable" Black Beaded V Dropped Waist and Fringe Skirt Flapper Dress

$210.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1920s Style Navy Blue Hand Beaded Floral Esmerelda Flapper Dress
 

1920s Style Navy Blue Hand Beaded Floral Esmerelda Flapper Dress

$190.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Preorder - Iconic by UV Exclusive 1920s Style Black & Blue Fishscale Beaded Follies Flapper Dress
 

Preorder - Iconic by UV Exclusive 1920s Style Black & Blue Fishscale Beaded Follies Flapper Dress

$248.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Preorder - Iconic by UV Exclusive 1920s Style Tan & Black Beaded Remarque Fringe Chiffon Flapper Dress
 

Preorder - Iconic by UV Exclusive 1920s Style Tan & Black Beaded Remarque Fringe Chiffon Flapper Dress

$248.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Silver Sequin Beaded Tennessee Mesh Fringe Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & Silver Sequin Beaded Tennessee Mesh Fringe Flapper Dress

$268.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Iconic by UV Exclusive Black & Silver Sequined Gatsby Flapper Dress
 

Iconic by UV Exclusive Black & Silver Sequined Gatsby Flapper Dress

$180.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

American Rag Dress, Sleeveless Crochet-Knit Flapper
 

American Rag Dress, Sleeveless Crochet-Knit Flapper

$47.99

Buy at: macys.com

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