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1940's JACQUES FATH navy blue satin coat dress
By Jacques Fath
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare navy satin coat dress designed by Jacques Fath for Joseph Halpert dating to the 1940's
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1940s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1940s evening dress, Satin Brocade
Located in NEWARK, GB
A simply stunning vintage late 1940s evening dress. Made from a very heavy, purple satin Brocade
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Mid-20th Century British Evening Dresses

1940s Haute Couture Purple Satin Chiffon Dress
Located in London, GB
Original late 1930s or early 1940s purple satin and chiffon gown with matching waist sash. This
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1940s French Evening Dresses

1940s White Satin Wedding Dress with Train
Located in London, GB
This enchanting 1940s satin wedding gown was retailed by “Bourne & Hollingsworth” and refers to the
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1940s British Vintage Bridal Gowns

Vintage 1940s Black liquid satin bombshell dress, Evening gown
Located in NEWARK, GB
This rare vintage 1940's evening dress is really the stuff dresses are made of! A superbly
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Mid-20th Century British Evening Dresses

Vintage Early 1940's Crimson Red Satin Evening Dress UK 10-12 US 6-8
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This breathtaking early 1940's crimson satin dress, rendered in a full circle cut and tailored to
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1940s Evening Dresses

1940S Blush Pink Rayon Satin Lace Trimmed Robe
Located in New York, NY
1940S Blush Pink Rayon Satin Lace Trimmed Robe
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1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Salmon Pink Acetate Satin & Rayon Net Gown
Located in New York, NY
1940S Salmon Pink Acetate Satin & Rayon Net Gown
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1940s Formal Gowns

1940S Red Rayon Blend Crepe Back Satin Classic Hollywood Gown
Located in New York, NY
1940S Red Rayon Blend Crepe Back Satin Classic Hollywood Gown
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1940s Formal Gowns

1940S Black & Gold Silk Satin Damask French Demi-Couture Gown
Located in New York, NY
. 1940S Black & Gold Silk Satin Damask French Demi-Couture Gown
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1940s Formal Gowns

A French Gold Printed and painted Satin Dress Circa 1940-1950
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1940-1950 Europe Amazing little summer dress with flowers on a gold background dating very
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1940s French Cocktail Dresses

A French Gold Printed and painted Satin Dress Circa 1940-1950
A French Gold Printed and painted Satin Dress Circa 1940-1950
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Size: Equivalent size 36 frensh
1980s Albert Nipon Black Satin Dress w/ Rhinestone Buttons
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fun 1980s Albert Nipon black dress with a 1940s flair. It has a matte finish with satin
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1980s Asian Evening Dresses

MORPHEW ATELIER Rayon Satin Antique Patina Gown Recycled From Edwardian & 1940S
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW ATELIER Rayon Satin Antique Patina Gown Recycled From Edwardian & 1940S Fabrics
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21st Century and Contemporary Formal Gowns

A French Powder Pink Crepe Satin Ceremonial Dress Circa 1940
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1940 France A Collectible Long dress for evening or ceremony in Fibrane, a reversible matte
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1940s French Evening Dresses

A French Powder Pink Crepe Satin Ceremonial Dress Circa 1940
A French Powder Pink Crepe Satin Ceremonial Dress Circa 1940
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Size: Equivalent to French size 35-36.
1940s Black Velvet Art Deco Floral Print Evening Dress
Located in London, GB
Circa 1940s, this embossed panne silk velvet dress has a fabulous Art Deco floral and leaf print
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1940s British Evening Dresses

1940S NICHOLAS UNGAR Dusty Rose Rayon Blend Satin Plissé Stripe Gown With Train
By Nicholas Ungar
Located in New York, NY
1940S NICHOLAS UNGAR Dusty Rose Rayon Blend Satin Plissé Stripe Gown With Train
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1940s Formal Gowns

Minimalist Ivory Lacquered Satin Ankle Length Sweetheart Wedding Gown – M, 1940s
Located in Tucson, AZ
: slipper satin, cotton muslin noteworthy: dry clean only alterations: none condition: very good with one 3
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1940s American Wedding Dresses

Elegant Retro Satin Glamour Gown
Located in New York, NY
Quintessential Timeless Retro Satin Glamour Gown from the 1940's. Of Silk Satin with twist detail
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1940s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dramatic Silk Satin Embroidered Dressing Gown
Located in New York, NY
Dramatic Retro Silk Satin Embroidered Dressing Gown from the 1940's. Shirtwaist style in slinky
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1940s American Evening Gowns

Vintage 1940's Marcelle Dormoy French Couture Black Silk Cut-Outs Low Back Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A breathtaking and incredibly rare early 1940's full-length gown by French couturier Marcelle
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1940s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1940s Koret Maroon Sequin Evening Arm Bag
By Neiman Marcus, Koret
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Koret rare maroon handbag sold at Neiman Marcus. The bag is structured two be worn on the arm
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1940s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980s Norma Kamali Victorian Inspired Black Dress
By Norma Kamali
Located in Portland, OR
This is a sensational vintage 1980's Norma Kamali dress in a beautiful black satin taffeta. Norma
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1980s American Evening Dresses

1960s Blanes Beige and White Polka Dot Chiffon Dress
Located in London, GB
Blanes was a well regarded London ready to wear house that was in operations from the 1940s to the
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1960s British Evening Dresses

Von Fürstenberg Munich 1950s Bow Embellished Red Silk Couture Cocktail Dress
Located in Munich, DE
Modern Size: XS-S Reference Photo: Model wearing a striped dress with the same cut, textil-report, 1956.
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1950s German Evening Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Copper Cone Bra Evening Dress and Jacket Ensemble, ss 1987
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
Museum Grade ▪ Figure-hugging calf-length dress ▪ Circular-quilted cone-shaped cups ▪ Silk satin front
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1980s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

A Couture Evening dress by Maison Paquin/Antonio Del Castillo - France C. 1949
By Jeanne Paquin
Located in Toulon, FR
the late 1940s. A long dress with the neo-classical drape typical of this period, as Madame Grès used
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1940s French Evening Dresses

1950's Harvey Berin Pale-Pink Sheer Lace Illusion & Silk Flounce Cocktail Dress
By Harvey Berin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Absolutely gorgeous Harvey Berin designer cocktail dress dating back to the late 1950's. I'm so in
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

1940S Mint Rayon Satin & Lace Trim Bias Cut Slip Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Mint Rayon Satin & Lace Trim Bias Cut Slip Dress
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1940s Slips

1940S Creme Bias Cut Silk Crepe De Chine Slip Dress With Satin Appliqués
Located in New York, NY
1940S Creme Bias Cut Silk Crepe De Chine Slip Dress With Satin Appliqués
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1940s Cocoon Coats

1940s Green Polka-Dot Silk Satin Dress, Green Wool Bolero and Hat Ensemble
Located in Gresham, OR
A charming 1940s coordinating ensemble--sold together: A green and cream polka-dot silk satin
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1940s American Bolero Jackets

1940s CC41 Cream Satin and Lace Teddy Slip
Located in London, GB
This teddy slip was made in the 1940s and displays many signature details of the era’s lingerie
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1940s British Slips

"Two Women Lounging", Richly-Imagined Portrait of Figures in Satin & Silk, 1940s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
side by side amongst pillows and fabrics in satin and silk, was painted by Rudolph Schabelitz. It is
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

1930s Pink Satin and Lace Tie Back Slip Dress
Located in London, GB
Late 1930s or early 1940s pink satin slip dress with gathered puff shoulders and the armholes
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1930s British Slips

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche cocktail dress in printed satin Fall Winter 1985
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toulon, FR
Autumn Winter 1985 Collection France Beautiful silk satin printed cocktail dress by Yves Saint
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1980s French Negligees

A Pale yellow brocaded satin Interior dressing gown Circa 1940-1950
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1940-1950 China for export to Europe Beautiful 1940's gown or dressing gown for the
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1940s French Negligees

Charming Ivory Slip Dress, 18th Century Courtesan Embroideries
Located in New York, NY
Charming and unusual Ivory Slip Dress with Courtesan Embroideries from the 1940's. Elaborate 18th
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1940s Slips

1940s Vintage Skirt in Patchwork Color block Print from Gilbert Adrian Collector
Located in Portland, OR
patchwork print is so unique and has that same whimsical feel as many of Adrian's 1940's prints. I was told
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1940s American Skirts

Rare 1940s Ermine Summer Fur Luxurious Honey Brown Jacket Coat Scalloped Edges
Located in San Diego, CA
. Hidden seam pockets at each side of the waist. Fully lined in beautiful chocolate brown silk satin. Can
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1940s Jackets

Couture 1930s CocoChanel LinaBaretti SatinBlackCamellias PaveCrystals Gold Set
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
fasteners for earrings. The intricate flowerhead designs distinctly set with satin fabric suit jewelry by
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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Crystal, Gold, Gold Plate, Silver

Desk Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Liberty - Attributed Louis Majorelle - 1900
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
. Like him, Louis Majorelle dressed the elegant structure of Art Nouveau furniture with exotic wood
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Early 1940's White Satin Gown with Interesting Details
Located in Oradell, NJ
vintage condition and dates to the early 1940's.
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1940s Evening Gowns

1940's Pink Lace Peignoir with Pale Blue Accents
Located in Oradell, NJ
This is a lovely, 1940's vintage, pink lace peignoir with five pale blue pearlized buttons for
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1940s Unknown Nightgowns

1940s Black Silk Evening Dress with Lace Overlay
Located in Houston, TX
Condition for a 1940s Dress and Extremely Wearable! Modern US Size 2-4 The bodice seam allowance can
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1940s Unknown Evening Dresses and Gowns

1940's Exquisitely Designed White Charmeuse Wedding Gown
Located in Oradell, NJ
Offered for sale is this exquisitely designed, 1940's vintage, white charmeuse wedding gown with
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1940s Unknown Wedding Dresses

80s Norma Kamali Green Satin Gown
By Norma Kamali
Located in Los Angeles, CA
80s era Norma Kamali gown by OMO Kamali n rich emerald green crepe back satin. With a 1930s/1940s
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1983 YVES SAINT LAURENT 40's style blue crepe dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Stunning, 1983 YVES SAINT LAURENT 40's style blue crepe dress. Mr. Saint Laurent was inspired by
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1980s French Day Dresses

Lela Rose satin gown with fuchsia lining.
By Lela Rose
Located in New York, NY
1940'S inspired bias cut gown with fuchsia lining, key hole back, covered buttons on the side.
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2010s American Evening Gowns

Exceptionally Gorgeous Gold Satin Evening Gown with Wrap
Located in Oradell, NJ
wrap, of the late 1930's-early 1940's vintage. The gown may be worn with or without the wrap and looks
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1940s Unknown Evening Gowns

1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT 40's style cocktail dress YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Newport Beach, CA
inspired by the silhouettes of the 1940's, updating them for the 70's, and this dress is of no exception
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1970s French Cocktail Dresses

Longines stainless steel USN Buships Manual Wind Wristwatch, circa 1940s
By Longines
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage Longines stainless steel back, chromium plated top manual wind dress model circa 1940’s
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Wrist Watches

1940s Longines White Gold Ultra Thin Grey Diamond Dial Adjustable Bracelet Watch
By Longines
Located in New york, NY
1940s Limited Edition White Gold Longines Ultra Thin Diamond Set Dial with Satin Grey Finish
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Vintage 1940s Swiss Post-War Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Gold

Floral Satin Wrap Dress Dressing Gown, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
1940s Floral Satin Wrap Dress Dressing Gown
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1940s American Day Dresses

1940s Vintage Gold Satin Dress
Located in London, GB
Beautiful brushed gold satin dress with tiny black stripes. This gorgeous piece had a wide V neck
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1940s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Late 1940's Adele Simpson Cherry Red & Blue Satin Party Dress
By Adele Simpson
Located in Atlanta, GA
This early Adele Simpson design is the epitome of a fun party dress. The cherry red satin fabric
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1940s American Cocktail Dresses

1940s Silk Satin Evening Dress with a Full Sweep
Located in Sparks, NV
creamy ivory silk satin and luscious black velvet come together in this beautiful 1940s dress. Accented
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1940s Evening Dresses

Vintage 1940s Gold + Black Satin Dress + Jacket
Located in Sparks, NV
Gold and brown printed satin jacket and dress set from the 1940s. The jacket features front button
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1940s American Dress and Coat Ensembles

Vintage 1940s 40s Heavy Satin Custom Strapless Gown/ Dress with Cord Detailing
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning heavy satin 1940s gown with hand stitched cord detailing at the bodice and an extra full
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1940s American Wedding Dresses

Vintage 1940's Silver Silk Satin Shawl-Collar Low Backside Sculpted Formal Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Enchanting ballgowns from the late 1940's era are perennial favorites and this silver showstopper
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1940s Wedding Dresses

1940's Evening Gown
Located in New York, NY
Black satin back crepe, early 1940's, bias cut evening gown with slip like bodice, double
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1940s Evening Gowns

Emma Domb Vintage Black & White Sequin Gown / 1940's Dress
By Emma Domb
Located in Sparks, NV
Elegant late 1940's vintage Emma Domb evening gown in two-toned black and white. Silk satin with
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1940s American Ball Gowns

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1940s Satin Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary 1940s satin dress for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Beige, Gray and more. You’re likely to find the perfect 1940s satin dress among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 20th Century. An accessory like this designed by Adele Simpson, Balenciaga and Christian Dior — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a 1940s Satin Dress?

Prices for a 1940s satin dress can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $195 and can go as high as $4,500, while, on average they fetch $715.

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Questions About 1940s Satin Dress
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A number of dresses were popular during the 1940s. Many women wore short-waist dresses with button necks, collars, fitted waists and full skirts. The classic A-lines with knee-length hems in red, white and blue colors were also a trend. Shop a collection of vintage dresses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The most popular 1940s-style dress was the shirtwaist dress. It had a front opening like a men’s shirt, but with large buttons in the front of the dress, which was practical and easy to wear. The sleeves were short and necklines varied from shirt style to sweetheart and other necklines. Antique and vintage dresses from well-known designers are available on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Satin wedding dresses photograph well because of their high sheen, which tends to look great in any lighting.
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    There are a few options for how you should dress for a ’70s party. You can go for the hippie look with dramatic bell-bottoms, fringed jackets and vests and embroidered blouses, or try a sporty look by pairing a vintage tee with high-waisted, button-fly flared jeans and clogs or platform shoes. For a straight-from-the-disco aesthetic, look for surplice and halter dresses decked out in sequins. Men can make a 1970s-inspired statement with a leisure suit or bell-bottoms matched with a turtleneck. Aviator sunglasses are great accessories for both men and women. On 1stDibs, explore a selection of 1970s apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    One of the most popular types of dresses during the 1980s was a tight-fitting sheath with oversized shoulder pads. Peplum accents were also common as were large puffy sleeves. On 1stDibs, find a collection of 1980s vintage dresses on 1stDibs.
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    The dresses they wore in the 1960s varied depending on the time of day and the occasion. For everyday wear, many women opted for simply tailored frocks called shift dresses. They often featured bold geometric prints in eye-catching colors. In the evening, women tended to opt for gowns with plunging necklines, fitted waists and flowing full skirts. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of vintage dresses from the 1960s.
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    In the 1900s, wedding dresses typically looked like full, floor-length garments. Brides wore S-shaped corsets below the usually ruffled bodices, and most designs included large puff sleeves. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of vintage wedding dresses from some of the world's top boutiques.

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