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:

Presentation and Accounted For Dress in Navy
 

Presentation and Accounted For Dress in Navy

$147.99

Buy at: ModCloth

J Kara Cap Sleeved Beaded Dress
 

J Kara Cap Sleeved Beaded Dress

$189.00

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Issue New York Women's Black Fringe Beaded Cocktail Dress
 

Issue New York Women's Black Fringe Beaded Cocktail Dress

$101.99

Buy at: Overstock.com

Frock and Frill Embellished Mini Dress with Scallop Hem - Nude/purple
 

Frock and Frill Embellished Mini Dress with Scallop Hem - Nude/purple

$191.40

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

UV EXCLUSIVE Black & Silver Sequined Gatsby Flapper Dress
 

UV EXCLUSIVE Black & Silver Sequined Gatsby Flapper Dress

$180.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Sequin Dress With Asymmetrical Hemline.
 

Sequin Dress With Asymmetrical Hemline.

$460.00

Buy at: Bluegala.com and alight.com

Free People Womens Liquid Shine Mini Dress
 

Free People Womens Liquid Shine Mini Dress

$98.00

Buy at: Free People

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

Unique Vintage Plus Size Green & Silver Embroidered Somerset Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Plus Size Green & Silver Embroidered Somerset Flapper Dress

$298.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

ORIGAMI ORGANZA DRESS-12-BLACK
 

ORIGAMI ORGANZA DRESS-12-BLACK

$268.00

Buy at: maxstudio.com

Junior Women's En Creme Studded Fringe Dress
 

Junior Women's En Creme Studded Fringe Dress

$52.80

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

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

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

$248.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Sequin Vamp Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Sequin Vamp Flapper Dress

$298.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

J Kara Flutter Sleeved Dress
 

J Kara Flutter Sleeved Dress

$125.89

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Frock and Frill ATHENA Cocktail dress / Party dress grey
 

Frock and Frill ATHENA Cocktail dress / Party dress grey

£130.00

Buy at: Zalando SE

Diagonal Beaded Flower Dress
 

Diagonal Beaded Flower Dress

$149.99

Buy at: Bluegala.com and alight.com

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Embroidered Somerset Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Embroidered Somerset Flapper Dress

$398.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Really Got it Mod Dress
 

Really Got it Mod Dress

$54.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Evanese Women's Short Cowlneck Tank 2-piece Dress
 

Evanese Women's Short Cowlneck Tank 2-piece Dress

$71.99

Buy at: Overstock.com

Get this Soiree Started Dress
 

Get this Soiree Started Dress

$59.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Retro Sleeveless Chiffon Tank Dress in Color Block
 

Retro Sleeveless Chiffon Tank Dress in Color Block

$31.00

Buy at: ChicNova

Salut to You Dress
 

Salut to You Dress

$114.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Veritable Vixen Dress
 

Veritable Vixen Dress

$229.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Maya Embellished Shift Dress - Black/silver
 

Maya Embellished Shift Dress - Black/silver

$64.43

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Out with My Fringe Dress
 

Out with My Fringe Dress

$26.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Beaded Double V-Neck Cocktail Dress
 

Beaded Double V-Neck Cocktail Dress

$235.00

Buy at: Bluegala.com and alight.com

Esteemed Soloist Dress in Navy from ModCloth
 

Esteemed Soloist Dress in Navy from ModCloth

$43.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Dancing Date Dress in Fern
 

Dancing Date Dress in Fern

$94.99

Buy at: ModCloth

All the More Marvelous Dress
 

All the More Marvelous Dress

$84.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Fringe Lace Raglan Dress in Black - designed by Nightcap Clothing
 

Fringe Lace Raglan Dress in Black - designed by Nightcap Clothing

$69.00

Buy at: Singer22

Genuinely Genteel Dress
 

Genuinely Genteel Dress

$99.99

Buy at: ModCloth

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

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

Charleston of Fun Dress
 

Charleston of Fun Dress

$199.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Pisarro Nights Sleeveless Beaded Scallop-Hem Dress
 

Pisarro Nights Sleeveless Beaded Scallop-Hem Dress

$75.99

Buy at: macys.com

Unique Vintage 1920s Bronze & Pewter Belmonte Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage 1920s Bronze & Pewter Belmonte Flapper Dress

$125.00

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

Sl Fashions Sleeveless Sequin Drop-Waist Dress and Jacket
 

Sl Fashions Sleeveless Sequin Drop-Waist Dress and Jacket

$41.99

Buy at: macys.com

Frock and Frill Embellished Skater Dress - Navy/silver
 

Frock and Frill Embellished Skater Dress - Navy/silver

$125.07

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Chiffon Dress With Bead Tiers
 

Chiffon Dress With Bead Tiers

$163.00

Buy at: Bluegala.com and alight.com

Ann Taylor OE P Gemma Sequin Slip Dress, Bridal Ivory - Size 0
 

Ann Taylor OE P Gemma Sequin Slip Dress, Bridal Ivory - Size 0

$325.00

Buy at: Ann Taylor

Unique Vintage Gunite 1920s Stevie Reproduction Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Gunite 1920s Stevie Reproduction Flapper Dress

$125.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

boohoo Melissa Fringe Metallic Dress - multi
 

boohoo Melissa Fringe Metallic Dress - multi

£40.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

John Lewis Sidney Sequined Dress, Navy
 

John Lewis Sidney Sequined Dress, Navy

£199.00

Buy at: John Lewis

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 Black & Silver Morehouse Fringe Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Black & Silver Morehouse Fringe Flapper Dress

$298.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Aidan Mattox Women's Purple Rhinestone Sequin Fitted Slip Evening Dress
 

Aidan Mattox Women's Purple Rhinestone Sequin Fitted Slip Evening Dress

$207.99

Buy at: Overstock.com

Mes Demoiselles Slip Dress - Poudre
 

Mes Demoiselles Slip Dress - Poudre

$367.00

Buy at: Shopbop

Unique Vintage Ivory with Contrast Beaded Fringe Flapper
 

Unique Vintage Ivory with Contrast Beaded Fringe Flapper

$125.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

boohoo Fiona Embellished Deco Style Shift Dress - navy
 

boohoo Fiona Embellished Deco Style Shift Dress - navy

£60.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

Womens Fleur Flapper Dress, Nude
 

Womens Fleur Flapper Dress, Nude

£150.00

Buy at: Miss Selfridge

WORSTED CREPE BANDS ON THE RUN DRESS
 

WORSTED CREPE BANDS ON THE RUN DRESS

$118.99

Buy at: Pendleton

Fringe Dress
 

Fringe Dress

$99.99

Buy at: MANGO

Sirius Sequinned Dress
 

Sirius Sequinned Dress

£52.00

Buy at: French Connection UK

Frock and Frill ELISE Cocktail dress / Party dress purple
 

Frock and Frill ELISE Cocktail dress / Party dress purple

£85.00

Buy at: Zalando SE

Soulmates Beaded Crochet Silk Dress & Bolero
 

Soulmates Beaded Crochet Silk Dress & Bolero

$408.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

boohoo Boutique Annie Crochet Drop Waist Midi Dress - ivory
 

boohoo Boutique Annie Crochet Drop Waist Midi Dress - ivory

£20.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

Love Sam Womens Gauze Sequin Shift Dress
 

Love Sam Womens Gauze Sequin Shift Dress

$149.95

Buy at: Free People

Socoro Sequins Semi-Sheer Dress
 

Socoro Sequins Semi-Sheer Dress

$169.99

Buy at: French Connection (US)

Unique Vintage Dusty Rose & Silver Beaded Fringe Fitzgerald Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Dusty Rose & Silver Beaded Fringe Fitzgerald Flapper Dress

$125.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Sequin And Fringe Sheath Dress
 

Sequin And Fringe Sheath Dress

$190.00

Buy at: Bluegala.com and alight.com

Sirius Sequinned Dress
 

Sirius Sequinned Dress

$169.99

Buy at: French Connection (US)

Deco Dance Dress
 

Deco Dance Dress

$79.99

Buy at: ModCloth

True Decadence Scallop Sequin Dress, Light Mint
 

True Decadence Scallop Sequin Dress, Light Mint

£30.00

Buy at: John Lewis

Needle & Thread Deco Mini Dress - Pale nude/black
 

Needle & Thread Deco Mini Dress - Pale nude/black

$189.50

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Too Good to Bead True Dress
 

Too Good to Bead True Dress

$23.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Fabled Furbelow Dress
 

Fabled Furbelow Dress

$27.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Frock and Frill Embellished Skater Dress - Berry multi
 

Frock and Frill Embellished Skater Dress - Berry multi

$125.07

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Captivate the Crowd Dress
 

Captivate the Crowd Dress

$118.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Frock and Frill Cocktail dress / Party dress blue
 

Frock and Frill Cocktail dress / Party dress blue

£100.00

Buy at: Zalando SE

Frock and Frill Maxi dress black
 

Frock and Frill Maxi dress black

£185.00

Buy at: Zalando SE

Women's Pissarro Nights Embellished Mesh Fit & Flare Dress
 

Women's Pissarro Nights Embellished Mesh Fit & Flare Dress

$100.80

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Ted Baker Drop Waist Dress with Bow Front - Black
 

Ted Baker Drop Waist Dress with Bow Front - Black

$263.41

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Free People Womens Jagger Fringe Dress
 

Free People Womens Jagger Fringe Dress

$400.00

Buy at: Free People

Saunder SAUNDER Bees Knees Fringe Dress
 

Saunder SAUNDER Bees Knees Fringe Dress

$416.49

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Aidan Mattox Fringed and Patterned Mesh Party Dress
 

Aidan Mattox Fringed and Patterned Mesh Party Dress

$276.49

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Tasha Polizzi Fringe Dress (Black) Women's Dress
 

Tasha Polizzi Fringe Dress (Black) Women's Dress

$162.00

Buy at: Zappos.com

Women's Komarov Lace & Chiffon Handkerchief Hem Dress
 

Women's Komarov Lace & Chiffon Handkerchief Hem Dress

$338.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Women's Haute Hippie Bead Embellished T-Back Silk Dress with Fringe Skirt
 

Women's Haute Hippie Bead Embellished T-Back Silk Dress with Fringe Skirt

$895.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Free People Womens Mia Flapper Dress
 

Free People Womens Mia Flapper Dress

$200.00

Buy at: Free People

Unique Vintage Irridescent Black Geometric Wilde Flapper Dress
 

Unique Vintage Irridescent Black Geometric Wilde Flapper Dress

$398.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Chesca Beaded Flapper Dress
 

Chesca Beaded Flapper Dress

£295.00

Buy at: John Lewis

1930s Style Rose & Pearl Tiered Tulle Vienna Dress
 

1930s Style Rose & Pearl Tiered Tulle Vienna Dress

$224.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1930s Style Black & Pearl Tiered Tulle Vienna Dress
 

1930s Style Black & Pearl Tiered Tulle Vienna Dress

$224.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

1930s Style Ivory Three-Quarter Sleeve Tea Rose Dress
 

1930s Style Ivory Three-Quarter Sleeve Tea Rose Dress

$215.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Plus Size Women's J Kara Beaded Godet Dress
 

Plus Size Women's J Kara Beaded Godet Dress

$244.00

Buy at: NORDSTROM.com

Swoon After Midnight Dress
 

Swoon After Midnight Dress

$114.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Cascading Cava Dress in Silver
 

Cascading Cava Dress in Silver

$174.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Cascading Cava Dress in Plum
 

Cascading Cava Dress in Plum

$174.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Philharmonic of Time Dress in Black
 

Philharmonic of Time Dress in Black

$169.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Bead It Dress in Chamoisee
 

Bead It Dress in Chamoisee

$119.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Extravagant Evening Dress
 

Extravagant Evening Dress

$219.99

Buy at: ModCloth

The Frannie" White & Silver Deco Flapper Dress
 

The Frannie" White & Silver Deco Flapper Dress

$125.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Pale Apricot Velma Flapper Dress
 

Pale Apricot Velma Flapper Dress

$125.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

Free People Womens Love and Embellished Shift Dress
 

Free People Womens Love and Embellished Shift Dress

$168.00

Buy at: Free People

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