1940s Cocktail Dresses (73 results)

1940s Adrian Black Linen Cocktail Party Dress
1940s Adrian Black Linen Cocktail Party Dress
Gilbert Adrian Day Dresses
1940s gorgeous, lightweight linen party dress from famed American costume designer Adrian features his iconic structural avant-garde pleating. Cage-style panel straps wrap from under bu...
1940s Adrian Black Rayon Crepe Dress with Pleated ...
Adrian, Adrian Evening Dresses and Gowns
This fabulous cocktail dress from iconic Hollywood designer Adrian is done in black crepe and features gorgeous pleated taffeta statement sleeves. Measurements-- Bust: 36 inches Waist:...
1940s Black Crepe Sheath Dress with Multi Color Sequins
1940s Black Crepe Sheath Dress with Multi Color Se...
Eisenberg, Eisenberg Evening Dresses and Gowns
Timeless and chic 1940s Eisenberg black crepe sheath dress featuring red, green, pink and purple floral sequins trough out. Both front and back neckline has key hole opening. Side metal...
OOAK 1940's Vintage Couture Burlesque Pin-Up Sheer Nude Mesh Black Dress
OOAK 1940's Vintage Couture Burlesque Pin-Up Sheer...
Unknown Day Dresses
DESIGNER: 1940's custom ordered couture piece, made for a burlesque dancer. Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- has wear expected on a 70+ year old dr...
1940s Vintage Brown + Black Silk Taffeta Striped Dress with Belt
1940s Vintage Brown + Black Silk Taffeta Striped D...
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
Classic 1940s vintage dress in brown and black taffeta. Unlined with front metal zip closure. The bust measures up to 36", waist 27", hips up to 44", and the total length 49". The belt ...
1940s  Burgundy velvet dress
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1940s Burgundy velvet dress
Unknown, Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
Beautiful vintage 1940s Burgundy velvet cocktail dress with creme dots. size: 6 14" - across shoulders/ Bust 38"/ W: 30"48" - (approx.) sweep at hem 12.5" - sleeve length/ 5" - slee...
40s Black Rayon Crepe Cocktail Dress with Rainbow ...
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
Vibrant and noir at the same time. A circa 1940s black crepe dress with white cap sleeves and padded shoulders. Ruched at waistline with slightly flared skirt.
Beautiful 1940 Silver Grey and Black Silk + Velvet Flower 40s Vintage Dress
Beautiful 1940 Silver Grey and Black Silk + Velvet...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
Beautiful 1940s silver and black silk and velvet dress! Little flowers printed throughout. Fitted bodice, with a forgiving full skirt. Black silk velvet portrait collar, with 13 black v...
Late 1940s Fred A. Block Black Crepe Shirtwaist Dr...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
A beautiful late 1940s Fred A. Block Original black rayon crepe shirtwaist-style cocktail dress with fitted waist (belt missing) and covered buttons down front to hip. Skirt is pleated...
1940s Eisenberg and Sons Gold Floral Print Silk Cr...
Eisenberg Day Dresses
A fantastic and hard-to-find iconic 1940s Eisenberg and Sons gold and white floral print lightweight silk crepe dress: fitted shoulders with blouson bodice and sleeves with gathered cuf...
1940s Iconic Adrian Original Cubist-Inspired Dress...
Adrian, Adrian Evening Dresses and Gowns
Here's your chance to own a piece of classic Hollywood design! An iconic 1940s Adrian Original dress: The man who made Joan Crawford's shoulders famous designed this stunning silk cre...
1940s Adrian Magenta and Black Print Dress w Front...
Adrian, Adrian Day Dresses
A stunning 1940s original Adrian design! A magenta and black "heraldry" paneled print crepe dress with sexy right side front slit and diamond shaped inset panel at abdomen, surrounded ...
40s Black Crepe A-Line Dress w/ Lace Collar Detail
40s Black Crepe A-Line Dress w/ Lace Collar Detail...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
40s Black Crepe A-Line Dress w/ Lace Collar Detail. Front button and metal zipper closure. Lace neckline detail over nude mesh. Dress in photo worn over petticoat for additional support...
1940s Martha Gale Brown Velvet Flower Embroidered Pocket Vintage 40s Dress
1940s Martha Gale Brown Velvet Flower Embroidered ...
Day Dresses
Rare 1940s MARTHA GALE chocolate brown velvet dress! Features soft brown velvet, with a pocket on the right side hip with hand embroidered bright flowers. Keyhole detail above the bust ...
Striking 1940's Schiaparelli Halter Colorblock Sil...
House of Schiaparelli, House of Schiaparelli Evening Dresses and Gowns
Schiaparelli circa late 1940's early 50's silk chiffon cocktail dress. Features cafe au lait ruched boned bodice with sweetheart neckline. Nipped waist and coral halter strap. Full skir...
Stunning Vintage Coral Hand Beaded 1940s Dress
Stunning Vintage Coral Hand Beaded 1940s Dress
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
Coral Background with hand sewn beading Matching Shawl Scarf Detachable matching belt Slit Pockets in the dress Low back Bust: 34 Waist: up to 26 Length: (shoulder to Hem) 27.5 Hips: ...
1940s Klafter & Sobel Navy Rayon Floral Crepe Dress with Corsage
1940s Klafter & Sobel Navy Rayon Floral Crepe Dres...
Day Dresses
A Klafter and Sobel navy rayon floral crepe dress from the 1940s with matching waist tie. This dress is versatile as it can be dressed up or down for both evening and day. The pretty sw...
Elizabeth Mason Couture Strapless Dress w/ Bolero Jacket
Elizabeth Mason Couture Strapless Dress w/ Bolero ...
Elizabeth Mason Couture Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is a "One Of A Kind" cocktail dress with matchin bolero jacket from Elizabeth Mason Couture. This dress is custom made from a 1940's dress kit/pattern, using a heavier weight tapes...
1940's IRENE LENTZ black dress with blouson silk c...
Irene Lentz, Irene Lentz Evening Dresses and Gowns
Very rare black film noir dress with billowy silk chiffon overlay designed by Irene Lentz dating to the late 1940's. Fabulous cut including a corset with peaks at sides, billowy bishop ...
Late 1940's Adele Simpson Cherry Red & Blue Satin Party Dress
Late 1940's Adele Simpson Cherry Red & Blue Satin ...
Adele Simpson, Adele Simpson Evening Dresses and Gowns
This early Adele Simpson design is the epitome of a fun party dress. The cherry red satin fabric is accented with navy blue flowers and provides the right amount of stiff structure to ...
1940's Maurice Rentner Larger Size Beaded and Draped Black Crepe Dress
1940's Maurice Rentner Larger Size Beaded and Drap...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
Gold braid, pearls and rhinestones are used for the decorative fan shaped elements emerging from the pockets of this larger size black crepe dress designed by Maurice Rentner. The dress...
Adrian 1940s Putty Pink Dress
Adrian 1940s Putty Pink Dress
Gilbert Adrian Evening Dresses and Gowns
Putty pink crepe dress. Gold leather with beading metallic thread appliquéd around front bodice and back shoulders. Swag around skirt gathered at center front and center rear low back....
40s Black Crepe Halter Evening Gown with Green Seq...
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
40s Black Crepe Halter Evening Gown with Green Sequined Embellishment on Bodice. Peplum. Metal zipper up the side. Front dancing slit: 13 1/2 inches
1940's Larger Size Beaded Black Crepe Evening Dress
1940's Larger Size Beaded Black Crepe Evening Dres...
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
This elegant black crepe dress from the 1940's has a V shaped neckline, short sleeves and a natural waist with self tie. The bodice and peplum are horizontally pleated and these pleats ...
Exquisite 1940s Sequined Cocktail Dress
Exquisite 1940s Sequined Cocktail Dress
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
This creme rayon dress is embellished with an intricate design of hand stitched gold sequins. The style is pure 1940's glamour. The sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and front are all sequi...
1940s Film Noir Cocktail Dress
1940s Film Noir Cocktail Dress
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
1940s Film Noir Cocktail Dress Stunning 1940s dress with graduated gladiator panelling with gold lamé thread embroidery. B 36 W 30 H 38 L 50
1940s Studded Two Piece Suit
1940s Studded Two Piece Suit
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
1940s Studded Two Piece Suit Fantastic two piece ensemble with studded, belted top half and shoulder pads. Wonderful piece, straight of the golden age of Film Noir. B 36 W 24 H...
1940s Vintage B. Altman & Co. Denim Chambray Dress w/ Horse Buttons
1940s Vintage B. Altman & Co. Denim Chambray Dress...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
Incredible 1940s B. Altman & Co. Cotton Denim/Chambray dress, with horse buttons up bodice, and at sleeve cuffs! Beautiful lightweight fabric, with a flattering neckline, and full skirt...
1940s Silver Metal Lame Halter Dress w/ Sarong Draping
1940s Silver Metal Lame Halter Dress w/ Sarong Dra...
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
1940s Silver metal lame halter cocktail dress with sarong-style draped overlay at the side. Side zipper. Beautifully sculpted bodice construction
Beautiful 1940s Vintage Royal Blue Silk Velvet Dre...
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
A true beauty! This 1940s silk velvet dress features so much detail! Lace covered pocket at waist, encrusted with rhinestones. Shawl-like collar, with a matching adjustable belt. Beauti...
1940’s Black Dress With Cream Lace Underlay
1940’s Black Dress With Cream Lace Underlay
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
Beautiful black organza dress with a unique white guipure lace under layer under the skirt, and a pretty sweetheart detail on the neckline. This midi length dress has large shoulder s...
40s Hibiscus Print Cocktail Dress w/ Tulle Swag and Capelet
40s Hibiscus Print Cocktail Dress w/ Tulle Swag an...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
A gorgeous, vampy, sexy 1940s cocktail dress of rayon or silk crepe and tulle. Large fuchsia hibiscus print gathered into a rouched bodice. Silk tulle is gathered and radiates from on...
40s Heavily Studded Crepe Dress
40s Heavily Studded Crepe Dress
Evening Dresses and Gowns
A gorgeous 40s crepe dress in black, heavily studded with silver nail head studs, arranged to emphasize the waist in a great larger size! Zipper at back of neck and side. Size 8-12
Traina-Norell Black Satin Cocktail Dress,Drop Waist & Full Skirt xs
Traina-Norell Black Satin Cocktail Dress,Drop Wais...
I. Magnin, Traina-Norell Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is a wonderful vintage dress from designers Traina-Norell. It is made of a heavy black satin and has a fitted bodice, drop waist and very full skirt. There is a button front closur...
Dorothy O'Hara 40s Crepe Cocktail Dress w/ Chartreuse Feather
Dorothy O'Hara 40s Crepe Cocktail Dress w/ Chartre...
Dorothy O'Hara, Dorothy O'Hara Evening Dresses and Gowns
A wonderful 1940s Dorothy O'Hara original black crepe cocktail dress with quintessential 40s front hip drape and sheer organza shoulders and back with incredible dramatic chartreuse ost...
Dorothy O'hara Black Rayon Dress w/ Tuck Point Design, c 1940s
Dorothy O'hara Black Rayon Dress w/ Tuck Point Des...
Dorothy O'Hara Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is a lovely vintage black rayon crepe dress by designer Dorothy O'Hara. It is knee length, with 3/4 sleeves and a great tuck pint design on the bodice, which gathers at the waist. ...
Don Loper Black Cocktail Dress, Circa 1940
Don Loper Black Cocktail Dress, Circa 1940
Don Loper Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is a vintage black cocktail dress by Don Loper, from the 1940's. The dress has gathering detail down the side seam, a fitted waist, hooks at the top shoulder, and a zipper at the o...
Dorthy O'Hara Vintage Black Cocktail Dress, Circa 1940
Dorthy O'Hara Vintage Black Cocktail Dress, Circa ...
Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is a vintage black cocktail dress by Dorthy O'Hara, from the 1940's. The dress has 3/4 length sleeve, scoop neckline, and a zipper up the back. Measures: Length: 43 1/2" S...
Ceil Chapman (Attributed) Vintage Black Cocktail Dress, 1940
Ceil Chapman (Attributed) Vintage Black Cocktail D...
Ceil Chapman Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is a vintage black cocktail dress by Ceil Chapman, from the 1940's. It has ruching detail all over, a scoop neckline, and a zipper up the back. Measures: Length: 47" Bust:...
John Galliano For Christian Dior Leopard Cheetah P...
Christian Dior, John Galliano Day Dresses
Beautiful JOHN GALLIANO for CHRISTIAN DIOR leopard print 40s style silk dress! Classic animal print on a luxurious silk that flows with the body like fluid!Chic ties at each exterior ar...
Beaded Chiffon Shift Dress circa 1940s
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
The is a black chiffon shift dress c. 1940s. The designer is unknown due to it’s age and lack of a tag. The dress includes a chiffon slip that is covered by a layer of chiffon with sw...
1980s Ted Lapidus Black Crepe Cocktail Dress w/ 1940s-Inspired Style
1980s Ted Lapidus Black Crepe Cocktail Dress w/ 19...
Ted Lapidus Day Dresses
A gorgeous 1980s Ted Lapidus black rayon crepe cocktail dress with 1940s-inspired silhouette and draping details.
1940s Fred A. Block Navy Crepe Dress with Crochet Neckline and Full Skirt
1940s Fred A. Block Navy Crepe Dress with Crochet ...
Day Dresses
A wonderful, demure Fred A. Block 1940s navy blue crepe dress with illusion neckline covered in crochet yolk and shirred skirt panel overlays.
Amazing 1970s 70s Cotton + Silk Op - Art Dolman Sleeve Boho Bohemian Dress
Amazing 1970s 70s Cotton + Silk Op - Art Dolman Sl...
Unknown Day Dresses
Amazing vintage boho dress! Silk/Cotton blend, that not only feels great, but looks AMAZING on! Wonderful op-art print. 1970s does 1940s with this wonderful silhouette! Perfect for a da...
1950's Harvey Berin Pink Chantilly-Lace & Satin Sh...
Harvey Berin, Harvey Berin Day Dresses
Harvey Berin opened his business in 1921, and by the 1940s he was an important name in women’s fashion. His designer,Karen Stark,adapted the latest styles from Paris each season.They we...
Christian Dior by John Galliano 2006 Silver Gray Dupioni Silk 1940's Style Dress
Christian Dior by John Galliano 2006 Silver Gray D...
John Galliano, John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns
Christian Dior by John Galliano Gray Dupioni Silk 1940's Style Dress. Wonderful gray dupioni silk dress with back bow by John Galliano for Christian Dior. Size 38 Bust 36" Waist26" Hips...
Bespoke Red Silk Brocade Qipao Cocktail Dress, 1940s
Bespoke Red Silk Brocade Qipao Cocktail Dress, 194...
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
From the estate of a WWII nurse who traveled Asia (alone!) during her leave, this traffic-stopping dress was custom-made in Shanghai in the only color that counts: red lacquer. As clos...
1980s Gianni Versace Yellow and Black Floral Print Silk Dress w Draped Back
1980s Gianni Versace Yellow and Black Floral Print...
Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Day Dresses
A sexy 1980s Gianni Versace silk cocktail dress in a yellow and black 1940s-inspired floral print. A loose chemise fit with a slightly pegged hem and a reverse-printed, dramatically dr...
Roger Sakoun Taxi Dress, 1970s
Roger Sakoun Taxi Dress, 1970s
Evening Dresses and Gowns
1970s Roger Sakoun Taxi Dress. 1940s shape, black crepe with yellow, black silk neck scarf. 40" bust, 26" waist, 35" hips, 23" sleeve, 46.5" length. Condition: Excellent. Size 6...
1950s Suzy Perette BlackVelvet Fox Trim Cocktail D...
Unknown, Suzy Perette Evening Dresses and Gowns
Bombshell, curve-skimming cocktail dress by Suzy Perette! The dress is knee length, with a cinched waist and 3/4 length sleeves. The sheath silhouette of the dress is made possible by p...
Incredible Vintage Jill Richards Black & White Ruffle Body Con Long Sleeve Dress
Incredible Vintage Jill Richards Black & White Ruf...
Jill Richards, Jill Richards Evening Dresses and Gowns
Incredible and sexy vintage JILL RICHARDS black and white bodcon dress. Richards was an actress of the 1940s-1960s, and turned to fashion design. She was the go-to fashion designer of t...
1950s Ceil Chapman Little Black Lace Overlay Dress
1950s Ceil Chapman Little Black Lace Overlay Dress...
Ceil Chapman, Ceil Chapman Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is an early black label Ceil Chapman and is really a wonderful example of her earlier pieces. You mostly see the later, more fitted versions from Ceil for sale out there (that wigg...
1950s Blue Strapless Silk Chiffon Helena Barbieri Dress
1950s Blue Strapless Silk Chiffon Helena Barbieri ...
Helena Barbieri, Helena Barbieri Day Dresses
This dress is so pretty and feminine feeling. It is strapless and has a beautiful blue and green print screened onto the silk chiffon outer layer. The bodice is fitted with an inner bon...
Vintage Little Black Cocktail Dress Adele Simpson Silk Bow
Vintage Little Black Cocktail Dress Adele Simpson ...
Adele Simpson, Adele Simpson Evening Dresses and Gowns
I love this vintage little black dress! This sensational black silk sleeveless dress was designed by Adele Simpson and purchased at the exclusive boutique Nicholas Ungar in the late 195...
1960s Teal Traina Black Pleated Dress with Rhinestone Collar and Cuffs
1960s Teal Traina Black Pleated Dress with Rhinest...
Dominic Rompollo, Teal Traina Evening Dresses and Gowns
Elegant 1960s black dress by Teal Traina New York! This graceful knee length black dress has long sleeves with shimmering rhinestone cuffs, and a rhinestone collar. The dress is prima...
1940's Chantilly-Lace & Silk Sheer-Illusion Peplum...
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
An amazing and highly stylized 1940's cocktail dress! The silhouette is classic pin-up "femme fatale"; the skirt is deliciously lean but has an avant-garde draped side-peplum which move...
Gorgeous Vintage Neiman Marcus 1940s Style Classic Black Dress w/ Rhinestones
Gorgeous Vintage Neiman Marcus 1940s Style Classic...
Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus Evening Dresses and Gowns
The BEST little black dress...EVER!!! This vintage Neiman Marcus beauty will surely get you through many emergency dress situations! Fitted bodice, with flutter sleeves, and gathering a...
Unworn with Tags Dorothy O'Hara Vintage 1940s Black Lace Cocktail Dress
Unworn with Tags Dorothy O'Hara Vintage 1940s Blac...
Dorothy O'Hara, Dorothy O'Hara Evening Dresses and Gowns
Extremely rare vintage 1940s Dorothy O'Hara cocktail dress in unworn condition with the original tags still attached! Nude illusion lace bustline and draped front. Details: Partia...
1940s Silk Crepe Cocktail Dress
1940s Silk Crepe Cocktail Dress
Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns
A perfect blush, this 40s dress is the epitome of sophistication. Fitted throughout the chest and waist and down through the pencil length skirt. The gathered, wide straps at the should...
Valentino 1940’s Inspired Sapphire Blue Beaded Jersey Dress
Valentino 1940’s Inspired Sapphire Blue Beaded Jer...
Valentino, Valentino Evening Dresses and Gowns
Lovely 1940’s inspired Valentino cocktail dress is made from a vibrant sapphire blue silk jersey. The silhouette is reminiscent of a sultry screen siren from Hollywood’s Golden Age with...