M&Co FASHION // LEARNING THE CHARLESTON

1920s Flapper Dresses

M&Co have launched their new line of party dresses for Christmas and they're not your average glitter gown. Using the 20's 'flapper girl' as inspiration, they have a beautiful selection of fringed dresses to suit many shapes and sizes. 

Myself and some lovely bloggers were kindly invited to a workshop where we got the opportunity try on some of the new range and wait for it... learn the charleston. I love dancing and I particularly love trying something completely new, so armed with feather boas and tassels galore, we all lined up ready to go.


1920s Flapper Dresses

Fringed Primark tshirt and M&Co Shoes
t-shirt - primark // shoes - m&co

Katie from The Dance Studio in Leeds was our wonderful instructor for the night and had such a huge amount of positive energy, it wasn't long before we were all laughing out loud at moves such as 'the scarecrow' and shimmying ourselves silly.

Mastering the 'twist' wasn't as easy as we'd anticipated but after letting my hair down a bit (not literally, that'd be impractical) I was twisting with the best of them. So much so, that I was given a certificate for 'Most Promising Dancer' at the end of the class, how lovely! Eat your heart out, Bugsy Malone. I have to thank Jenna, my wonderfully hilarious partner in crime with spirit fingers and probably also Primark - for the very apt, fringed t-shirt that might just have swung the award my way.

Pretty Charleston outfit, including dress and headpiece
The beautiful Kristina showing how the 20s style should be done!
M&Co Fashion // Learning the Charleston

All the dresses were gorgeous and wearing them makes you want to shimmy in a spotlight constantly. My favourite is the blue ombre number which can be found here. I grabbed one of the black, jewelled pieces in my size and with the stretchy material and glam feel, I guarantee it's the kind of party dress you'll be out till the early hours in (assuming you're also wearing comfy shoes). 

Huge thanks to Jennie for the invite and Katie for being a fabulous instructor and incredibly patient with a giggly group of dancers bloggers. By far one of the most unique events I've been to!

Have a look at the whole range of dresses here and if you fancy learning a new style of dance yourself? The Dance Studio timetable is on their website.

So tempted to try pole dancing next!

leanne

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