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If there is one thing about the 1920s, it’s that everyone loved those beaded, drop-waist flapper dresses.
If you’re into cosplay or planning on hitting up a costume party, you’ll want to look the part.
Don’t go for those cheap dresses that fall apart the first time you wash them. We’ve got the most authentic looks with quality dresses that you’ll be able to use again and again.
Whether you choose the standard 20s style flapper dress or go with the full-length old-Hollywood glamour style, you will find exactly what you have in mind here.
Looking for plus-sized? Not to worry! Flapper dresses for plus-sized women are chic and sexy, and we’ve got the best styles for your next event.
Enough talking! Let’s get down to the dresses!
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Classic Vintage Beaded Flapper Dress Styles
While flappers were known for showing far more skin than their mother’s ever dreamed of, the truth is that they still tried to observe some modesty.
Fringed Hemline Flapper Dress – Petite to Plus Size
This dress is the perfect example of that. Sleeveless but with a modest bodice cut, the hemline of this dress fall just above the knee, with the fringe allowing a peek-a-boo look at the legs.
We love the quality of this dress. Note that the front and back have the same beading pattern, unlike some of the cheaper dresses that only have beading on the front. There are a variety of colors to choose from, and this dress fits plus-sized gals as well as petites.
Stretchy Flapper Dress with Beads and Tassels All Over
If you want to shake your shimmy all night long, this dress will help you do exactly that. While you can purchase this dress in multiple colors, the peach/beige look was a hot color in the 1920s, and we love the way it shines!
It’s the all-over fringe that screams “dance!” in this number. The fabric is stretchy and soft so it should glide right over you in all the right places. Ladies, this is the dress that you will want to wear more than once, it is THAT comfortable!
Blue Vintage Dress Plus Accessories for an Authentic Flapper Girl Look
If you’re short on time, and you want an outfit that has all the accessories and is 100 percent authentic looking, you won’t want to pass up on this one. You can choose from a huge range of colors, but blue was one of the biggest colors in the 1920s.
This dress has everything you want—fringe, beading, sequins, and it comes with all the accessories to make a flapper girl squeal with delight. Gloves, cigarette holder, beaded and feathered headband, and more! Order your favorite color today because this dress is so popular it often sells out.
Floor-Length Hollywood Glam Dresses from the 1920s
If you don’t plan on dancing, and you want to snag that Mae West, Marion Davies, or Lillian Gish look, the following 1920 glamor looks are perfect.
Fully-beaded Mermaid-bottomed Maxi Dress in 6 Color Options
Apricot was one of the biggest color fads of the 1920s, and this floor-length beaded gown is so gorgeous you may decide to get married in it!
Imagine the double takes you will get when you make your entrance in this beauty. Fully beaded and sequined, we love the mermaid bottom and see-through sleeves! If apricot isn’t your favorite, there are other color choices available.
Black Sexy Number for that Perfect Great Gatsby Look
Want to look sleek and sexy but not lose the glam? This dress reminds us of owl eyes, which will give you the perfect Great Gatsby look.
This super vintage dress has a built-in bra for a streamlined look. We love the sequins and beading in all the right places! All you’re missing is a faux fur boa and your stunning look is complete!
Sequined Vintage Body-Hugging Long Gown in White-Gold Combination
If you have something a bit more demure in mind but still want the Hollywood look, you can’t go wrong with this number.
The two-third-length sleeves and eye-popping sequins simply scream Hollywood! You can see Mae West walking in this beauty without hesitation. The zipper is concealed in the side-seam which means you will look like you were poured into this beautiful dress from the 1920s.
Short and Sexy Flapper Dresses
Super short dresses were worn mainly by dancing girls back in the ’20s, but it’s your party, right? If you’ve got it, why not flaunt it?
When you are looking for a short flapper dress, you want to shop where you know you will be getting a vintage look so you look the part.
Short Flapper Costume Sequined and Fringed to the Hilt
We love this beautiful beaded piece of clothing. This looks every bit the part of a flapper although shorter than what a girl from the 1920s would wear.
The dripping fringe and sequins are perfectly placed to enhance your sexy bits! Made from a breathable and stretch polyester fabric, this flapper dress comes in several colors, and with prices like these, you might be inclined to buy two!
Illegally Beaded, Fringed and Sequined Stunner
Did we hear someone say that they liked fringe? This dress has more fringe than should be allowed by law!
The great part about the fringed hemline is that while it’s short, the fringe gives the impression of modesty. We love the drop-sleeves and gorgeous beading on this little number. It only has two colors, but this means that you can buy one color for your Halloween party and another for your costume party or cosplay event!
Art Deco Sexy Glittery Halter in Rose Gold
For the woman who wants something a little bit different but still wants to remain authentic, we’ve found the perfect flapper dress for you.
Check out that unique neckline and sleeveless look. This dress is the perfect mix of sexy yet vintage. With heavy beading, sequins, and tons of fringe, this beautiful flapper dress comes in one of the most popular colors of the 1920s, so you can wear it with confidence.
Plus-Sized Beaded Flapper Dresses
If you think being plus-sized means you can’t wear a flapper dress, think again! We’ve found some of the most fantastic and authentic flapper dresses to fit women with curves in all the right places!
This outstanding beaded dress comes in a wide range of colors and sizes, fitting women with curves up to a 5XL!
Plus Size Party Stopper with Intricate Beadwork & Tasseled Hemline
We can’t get enough of the beaded bodice, sequin-filled bottom, and fringe hemline! Everything a flapper could want is all in this one dress! The fabric has a slight amount of stretch to keep you comfortable while you’re doing the Charleston!
Beaded Top to Bottom Flapper Dresses—Choose from Small to 3XL Sizes
If you want a little more coverage, this dress is elegant but still completely vintage.
It features cap sleeves, and a higher neckline than most other dresses. We really love the beaded design and the wide range of colors! This fits sizes up to 3XL. You will be the center of attention in this little number, it really is that beautiful!
Elegant V-Necked Dress with Intricate Embroidery and Cascading Hip Fringes
If you want to knock ’em dead, we’ve found just the dress for you.
No one else will be wearing this unique style! We can’t get enough of the peacock and one-sided fringe! Isn’t it stunning? Fits sizes up to a 3XL. This slightly stretchy dress is going to get you so many compliments you’ll wish you’d bought one in every color.
The only words we can think of to describe this beaded dress is Elegance Plus! This fully-beaded flapper dress is completely lined and has a striped bottom that is unusual but classy! The zipper is concealed on the side, making this dress look painted on.
Made from a stretchy fabric, it’s not tight or constricting. By changing accessories, you will be able to wear this classic dress again and again.
Yes, you can probably find cheaper prices elsewhere, but they won’t have the quality that these dresses have.
You are sure to be happy with your purchase when you realize that the dress can be washed and worn to more than a single event.
These classic styles may look vintage, but everyone knows that what is old is new again!
Don’t forget to add some jewelry, headbands, and the right shoes to get the authentic flapper girl look you want to achieve!
Regardless of which dress you choose, put on that flapper girl attitude and party like there is no tomorrow!
Written by Kerry Wisby – GatsbyFlapperGirl.com
Owner & Founder of GatsbyFlapperGirl.com
Kerry Wisby, a former teacher with a BA in English, is the founder of GatsbyFlapperGirl.com. With a passion for all things 1920s, including The Great Gatsby novel, her website is the ultimate source for Roaring Twenties fashion, history, and party ideas. Read more about Kerry here.