Roaring 20s! 1920s Dresses from Leluxe Clothing

LeLuxe Charleston Flapper Dress

The glamour, the dancing and the decadence…The 1920s had it all, and they did it in the most fabulous dresses known to fashion.

Flapper dresses are feminine, fun and frisky and Leluxe Clothing’s reproduction gowns (buy Leluxe dresses here) are some of the most beautiful. Using satin’s, silks and heavy beading, each garment is made with care and exquisite fabrics. The mesh overlay of each dress is hand beaded and the designs boast influence from private collections and iconic designs from the 1920s.

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1920s Girl

Red 1920s

Each dress is a work of art and the fabrics and glass beads see to it that when you dance, the dress sways with your contours and add enough weight to swing gracefully. There are several styles to choose from including ‘The Charleston’ which is truly stunning and comes in a cream bone colour making it an ideal wedding dress. Leluxe Clothing also stock accessories to complete your look such as head dresses and fascinators made using sequins, ostrich feathers and beads all in keeping with the 1920s fashion.

The Charelston Beaded White Flapper Dress

Beaded Fringe Cap

Styles can be worn loose with dropped waists or choose a size down and wear it close to your figure lending a contemporary way of wearing the dresses without losing the essence of the era. The mesh overlays have an element of stretch to them and the slips designed to be worn underneath keep the shape while preserving your modesty! There are three styles of under slip to choose from, each made for a specific shape of dress (bias cut, 1920s style and spaghetti strap) and they come in a range of colours to either contrast or compliment the outer tunic.

The Leluxe Bride section includes the gorgeous ‘Tango’ which was used in the film ‘The Artist’. Another of the dresses used in the black and white silent movie of 2011 was ‘The Garconne’. The Artist received many awards at the Golden Globes, Cannes and Academy Awards as well as an Oscar for the Best Costume Design. You can buy both of these dresses from their website! Also below is ‘The Vamp’, the dress worn by Nora Montgomery in an episode of ‘American Horror Story’.


Nora Montgomery in The Vamp

The Tango 'Artist' Dress

Close Up

Based in the US, Leluxe Clothing was founded in 2000 when owners Jill Schliesmann and Shane Burroughs worked in the costume houses of Hollywood. This husband and wife team realised that the original and fragile creations of the 20s were being lost to time and decided to continue the craftsmanship and design of this bygone era by recreating the styles so as to breath new life into this much admired decade.

There are exciting plans to launch a UK based online store without compromising on the designs and craftmanship, this is scheduled for October 2012 and the images below are from a photoshoot set in the opulent surroundings of Glencot House;

Beaded Charelston with Tassles

The Charelston in Ivory

The Charleston in Glencot Manor

The Clara

The Vamp

Slips are sold separately, but Leluxe dresses are now available through my dress boutique.

For a truly stunning step back in time to the roaring twenties, Leluxe Clothing is the only place to go!

UK images by Ria Mishaal Photography

Other images courtesy of Leluxe Clothing.

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  1. Amanda Star September 1, 2012 at 4:41 am - Reply

    These are the most beautiful dresses. I think I was born in the wrong era….and I would love to get married in the Charleston Beaded White Flapper dress. Ahhh someday 😉

    • oohmrsjames September 1, 2012 at 8:02 am - Reply

      I know! I think we should start a 20s underground movement and dress like it all the time, failing that we could just go to Last Days of Decadence every weekend! 🙂

  2. Shane October 6, 2012 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Hi! Thanks so much for this article. It looks beautiful and I really appreciate it. Things are going well for Leluxe. We still haven’t got enough production, but the demand is very high for the dresses, so much so that we can’t even keep up with the retail demand, much less wholesale. We haven’t had enough supply to sell wholesale for over a year and a half, but we do have a few dresses becoming available for wholesale customers, including the black silver “Artist” dress.

    If there is anything I can do for you or your fans feel free to call me at 818 431 7580, or if you want to order a dress, give the store in San Francisco a call at 415 551 1653 from 11-7 pacific time zone.

    • oohmrsjames October 7, 2012 at 12:26 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you like the post! Your dresses are stunning 🙂

  3. Beverley liddicoat February 1, 2013 at 11:27 am - Reply

    My son,a professional ballroom dancer and dance school owner

    Is putting on a Roaring Twenties. Big Band Ball in March as part of Canberra”s 100th anniversary.These are the type of dresses which would be perfect ESP in the setting of the old Albert Hall which is heritage listed.I can only dream!Clothes today rarely match the romance of these fashions.Keep up the great work.

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