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:

Bead It Dress in Chamoisee
 

Bead It Dress in Chamoisee

$119.99

Buy at: ModCloth

First & I Dress Drop Waist Dress - Pink
 

First & I Dress Drop Waist Dress - Pink

$33.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Design Lab Ombre Fringe Dress
 

Design Lab Ombre Fringe Dress

$69.99

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Cynthia Steffe Sequin Racerback Shift Dress
 

Cynthia Steffe Sequin Racerback Shift Dress

$209.98

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

boohoo Fiona Embellished Deco Style Shift Dress - navy
 

boohoo Fiona Embellished Deco Style Shift Dress - navy

£20.00

Buy at: boohoo.com

Sirius Sequinned Dress
 

Sirius Sequinned Dress

£52.00

Buy at: French Connection UK

Frock and Frill Cocktail dress / Party dress blue
 

Frock and Frill Cocktail dress / Party dress blue

£54.00

Buy at: Zalando SE

Ted Baker Drop Waist Dress with Bow Front - Black
 

Ted Baker Drop Waist Dress with Bow Front - Black

$251.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

Saunder SAUNDER Bees Knees Fringe Dress
 

Saunder SAUNDER Bees Knees Fringe Dress

$148.74

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Plus Size Women's J Kara Beaded Godet Dress
 

Plus Size Women's J Kara Beaded Godet Dress

$146.40

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

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

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

$18.00

Buy at: UniqueVintage

ASOS Premium Victoriana Dress with Dropped Waist with Embroidery - Black
 

ASOS Premium Victoriana Dress with Dropped Waist with Embroidery - Black

$50.00

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

$54.00

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

eShakti Women's Drop waist ponte dress
 

eShakti Women's Drop waist ponte dress

$58.95

Buy at: eShakti

Floral Print Hanky Hem Dress
 

Floral Print Hanky Hem Dress

$54.99

Buy at: AmeriMark

Frock and Frill ATHENA Cocktail dress / Party dress white
 

Frock and Frill ATHENA Cocktail dress / Party dress white

£79.75

Buy at: Zalando SE

Frock and Frill Occasion wear white
 

Frock and Frill Occasion wear white

£99.00

Buy at: Zalando SE

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

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

£16.00

Buy at: boohoo.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

$217.25

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Thank You for Being a Fringe Dress
 

Thank You for Being a Fringe Dress

$29.99

Buy at: ModCloth

Women's Free People 'Crescent' Print Slipdress
 

Women's Free People 'Crescent' Print Slipdress

$52.80

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

Js Collections Art Deco Beaded Tank Dress
 

Js Collections Art Deco Beaded Tank Dress

$199.00

Buy at: Lord & Taylor

Frock and Frill Sleeveless Floral Embellished Skater Dress
 

Frock and Frill Sleeveless Floral Embellished Skater Dress

$145.50

Buy at: ASOS.com USA

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

American Rag Dress, Sleeveless Crochet-Knit Flapper
 

American Rag Dress, Sleeveless Crochet-Knit Flapper

$25.99

Buy at: Macys.com

Come on, Let's Deco! Dress
 

Come on, Let's Deco! Dress

$84.99

Buy at: ModCloth

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