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.
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.
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’.
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;
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.