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Louis Feraud Vintage Circa 80's Velvet Dress
By Louis Feraud
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Louis Feraud vintage circa 80's eggplant velvet dress with sash
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Moschino Couture 80s Gladiator Velvet Cocktail Dress
By Moschino Couture
Located in London, GB
- Moschino Couture - Gladiator dress - From the 1989 collection - Fitted black velvet bodice above
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1880s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Loretta di Lorenzo Black Velvet Vintage Evening Dress 80s
By loretta di lorenzo
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Loretta di Lorenzo vintage 80s evening dress. Black velvet sheath dress, crochet details on the
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1980s Italian Evening Gowns

80s Yves Saint Laurent Couture Black Velvet Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1980s Yves Saint Laurent Couture Black Velvet Long sleeve cocktail dress. Bust: 40”/ waist: 30/ Hip
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1980s French Evening Gowns

80s Oscar de La Renta Bouquet Dress with Black Velvet Trim
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Oscar de La Renta Bouquet Dress with Black Velvet Trim
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1980s Aesthetic Day Dresses

80s Midnight Blue & Black Velvet Flocked Strapless Party Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s blue taffeta Scott McClintock strapless party dress with black velvet bodice and flocked skirt
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 80"s Black Velvet and Pink Taffeta Gown - 4
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage 80"s black velvet top with crystals, and pink taffeta bottom. Length 46", bust
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1980s Unknown Evening Gowns

Valentino Red Wool Collar Dress with Bow - '80s
By Valentino
Located in Milano, IT
Crafted with red and black mélange wool, the Valentino red long-sleeve collar dress features a
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1980s Italian Day Dresses

80s Black Velvet Rhinestone Studded Cocktail Dress with Tiered Taffeta Skirt
By Robert David Morton
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Robert David Morton cocktail dress with rhinestone studded black velvet bodice. Taffeta skirt
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Valentino Size 10 Black Beaded Feather Velvet + Silk Vintage 80s Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage 80s Valentino black velvet and silk satin long sleeve dress ! Features a tailored
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1980s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior Velvet Velour Vintage 50s 60s 70s 80s Robe Medium Large Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in PARIS, FR
Velvet evening dress by Christian Dior! Probably from the 60s! Velvet fabric with ornament at the
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1950s Evening Dresses

80s Isaac Mizrahi Charcoal Strapless Column Dress
By Isaac Mizrahi
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Isaac Mizrahi Charcoal Strapless Column Dress. Fabric feels like flannel. Strapless. Velvet
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1980s Evening Dresses

1980s Frank Usher Sz 12/14 Black Avant Garde Taffeta + Velvet Vintage 80s Dress
By Frank Usher
Located in San Diego, CA
Avant Garde FRANK USHER black taffeta and velvet Size 14 cocktail dress! Features a criss-cross
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1980s British Cocktail Dresses

1980s Laura Ashley Size 6 Navy Blue Velvet Open Back Vintage 80s Midi Dress
By Laura Ashley
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic early 1980s LAURA ASHLEY original Bathsheba Collection—So rare to find! Navy blue velvet open
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1980s British Cocktail Dresses

80s Valentino Black Velvet Column Gown with Rouched Cream Bodice
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Valentino Black Velvet Column Gown with Rouched Cream Bodice. Structured interior bodice with
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1990s Evening Gowns

Vintage Velvet Evening Dress, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Stunning vintage dress of 80’s, made in Italy. Crumpled black velvet hugs the figure and creates a
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20th Century Italian Evening Dresses

Karl Lagerfeld Runway Fall 1988 Black Gold Embroidered Vintage 80s Gown Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in San Diego, CA
! Features a luxurious soft silk velvet bodice, with silk chiffon sleeves and skirt. Intricate gold metallic
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1980s French Evening Gowns

1980s Valentino Size 8 Black Open Front Long Sleeve Vintage 80s Gown Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Unbelievable early 1980s VALENTINO black crepe and rayon and velvet sexy plunging open front
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1980s Italian Evening Gowns

Christian Dior 1980's Black Velvet Dress With Pink Bottom
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Christian Dior 1980's Black Velvet Dress with Pink Bottom. This dress is a step back into the 80s
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980s Victor Costa for Bergdorf Goodman Hunter Green Black Strapless 80s Dress
By Victor Costa
Located in San Diego, CA
Striking 1980s VICTOR COSTA for BERGDORF GOODMAN hunter / forest green and black strapless dress
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

1990s VOYAGE London Burgundy/Pink Embroidered Silk Blend Velvet Maxi Slip Dress
By VOYAGE London by Louise and Tiziano Mazelli
Located in Munich, DE
the Original' sleek boho velvet maxi slip dress. The figure skimming halter dress is made from a
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1990s British Maxi Dresses

COMME DES GARCONS 1980's Vintage black velvet irregular shirred midi dress M
By Comme des Garçons
Located in Hong Kong, NT
COMME DES GARCONS 1980's Vintage black velvet irregular shirred midi dress M Reference: CRTI
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2010s Casual Dresses

Franka Black Velvet Short Cocktail Evening Sheath Dress
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Franka vintage 80s short dress. Elegant one-shoulder sheath dress with tone-on-tone streaks. Black
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1980s English Cocktail Dresses

1980s Jenny Packham Velvet and Silk Taffeta Dress
By Jenny Packham
Located in London, GB
black silk fabric. The dress has a classic 50s silhouette which was revived and updated during the 80s
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1980s British Cocktail Dresses

1980s Hidy Misawa Black Velvet and Hot Pink Silk Dress
Located in London, GB
This 1980s Hidy Misawa silk party dress is the perfect statement piece for any event and has a very
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1980s British Evening Dresses

Saint Laurent YSL One shoulder Black Velvet Metallic Layered Dress, 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
, velvet and metallic became something of a signature for Saint Laurent entering his 80s era. Designed with
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1970s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Saint Laurent Purple Crushed Velvet Plunge Wrap Dress YSL Runway, 1985
By Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
-wrap dress is done in a vivacious amethyst pane velvet. The silhouette combined with the luxurious
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Bill Blass Black Velvet Gold Metallic Halter Strapless Evening Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Boca Raton, FL
evening dress is done in a gold lamé and silk blend and a black velvet bodice for a glamorous and
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1980s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980 black velvet dress with silver polka dots and Lanvin label
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
80's Tulip or ball dress in black velvet and silver sequined dots. The skirt is lined with a black
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

1980s Oscar de la Renta Vintage Dress in Black Velvet with Pink Satin Ruffles
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Portland, OR
This is such a fun 1980's vintage dress from Oscar de la Renta in black velvet with gorgeous bright
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1980s American Evening Dresses

Vintage Vicky Tiel Couture Black Velvet Lurex Leopard Cheetah Print Mini Dress
By Vickey Tiel, Vicky Tiel
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy, yet classic 1980s / 80s vintage VICKY TIEL COUTURE silk velvet lurex mini dress! Features a
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Black Silk and Velvet Dress with Coat - 10 - Circa 1980s
By Valentino
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Valentino Black Silk and Velvet Dress with Coat - 10 - Circa 80's This spectacular and timeless
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1980s Italian Dress and Coat Ensembles

Vintage Oscar de la Renta Black Velvet Pink Ruffle Corset Cocktail Dress US 8
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage 80's Oscar de la Renta Cocktail Dress US size - 8 Black Velvet Top with Corset, Lace Up
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

A black Lace & white FrenchCouture Cocktail Dress Circa 1990
Located in Toulon, FR
from the 80s / 90s. Large pleated neckline of white taffeta and black velvet. Short puff sleeves and
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1980s French Babydoll Day Dresses

A black Lace & white FrenchCouture  Cocktail Dress Circa 1990
A black Lace & white FrenchCouture  Cocktail Dress Circa 1990
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Size: Equivalent french size 38
Vintage Ungaro Haute Couture Evening Dress, 1980s
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful vintage Ungaro evening dress. Created in the 80s. Please note brand tag is missing. The
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20th Century French Evening Dresses

1980s Black + Gold Silk Velvet Plisse Strapless Beaded A.J. Bari Vintage Gown
By A.J. Bari
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage 80s AJ BARI full length Strapless evening dress! Features a fitted black silk
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1980s Evening Gowns

Vintage Richilene Size 12 / 14 Silk Chiffon Cut Velvet Long Sleeve Evening Gown
By Richilene
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage larger size RICHILENE long sleeve silk chiffon / cut velvet evening gown
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Late 20th Century American Evening Gowns

Courreges "Haute Couture Paris" Label Evening Dress, 1970's
By André Courrèges
Located in Studio City, CA
late 1970's/early 80's indicating the garment was of higher craftsmanship that ready-to-wear but not
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1970s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Louis Sherrer Lacquered Lace Cocktail Dress
By Jean-Louis Scherrer
Located in New York, NY
Lovely J.L Scherrer cocktail dress in black lacquered lace over black velvet boned bustier dress
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

Amazing Vintage Barboglio Cristina + Jan Green Orange Black Color Block Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
waist dress! Luxurious soft rayon and cotton blend, with two black velvet panels on the bodice. This
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

vintage COMME DES GARCONS 1997 black sheer polka dot panel asymmetric dress M
By Comme des Garçons
Located in Hong Kong, NT
/ IT42 / FR38 / S-M MEASUREMENTS: Shoulder to Shoulder: 39 cm / 15.35 '' Chest: 80 cm / 31.5
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage James Purcell Size 2 1990s Couture Black Silk Lace 90s Strapless Dress
By James Purcell
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage early 90s JAMES PURCELL black silk velvet and lace strapless dress! Features some
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

Chanel By Karl Lagerfeld Bows-Embellished Gown
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Geneva, CH
Feminine, timeless and elegant - three words that perfectly sum up this 80's Karl Lagerfeld for
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1980s French Evening Gowns

1980s Azzedine Alaia Black Stretch Velvet Bodycon Vintage 80s One Piece Bodysuit
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Diego, CA
Iconic 1980s AZZEDINE ALAIA black stretch velvet one piece bodysuit! No one ever made bodysuits as
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1990s Italian Bodysuits

1980s Bob Mackie Black / Gold Leaf Burn Out Cut Velvet Vintage 80s Bodysuit
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy early 80s BOB MACKIE black and gold leaf motif mesh and cut-out burnt velvet one piece sheer
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1980s American Bodysuits

1980s Oscar de la Renta Size 16 Black Velvet Embroidered Vintage 80s Jacket
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1980s OSCAR DE LA RENTA black cotton velvet Size 16 jacket ! Features an open front with
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1980s American Single-Breasted Jackets

Jacqueline de Ribes Jacket Bolero Cropped Formal Couture Black Lace Velvet
By Jacqueline de Ribes
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned, vintage Jacqueline de Ribes black velvet bolero jacket with lace trim, circa the 80s
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1980s French Bolero Jackets

80s Patrick Kelly Iconic Leopard Stretch Velvet Body Con Dress
By Patrick Kelly
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Body con supreme stretch velvet dress in animal print by Patrick Kelly circa 1980s. In lycra
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1980s French Day Dresses

80s Courreges Black Velvet and Sequin Cocktail Dress
By André Courrèges
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1980s Courreges dress in black velvet with sequin encrusted empire bodice. Interestingly cut
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

80s Bill Blass Black Velvet Strapless Gown Criss Crossed with Rhinestones
By Bill Blass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic column silhouetted gown circa 1980s by the legendary Bill Blass. Criss crossed with rows of oversized crystals. Boned inner corset and fully lined. Comes with extra rhineston...
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1980s American Evening Gowns

80s Jiki Monte Carlo Creations Black Velvet and Sequin Stretchy Sheath
Located in Los Angeles, CA
80s does 60s wiggle style dress in panels of black velvet and sequins. Super stretchy for the body
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1980s Monacan Cocktail Dresses

Paco Rabanne Velvet and Lace Dress - 1970s
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, Chelsea
Stylish Paco Rabanne Velvet and Lace Dress. This great looking dress was made, we believe, as a
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1970s French Evening Dresses

YSL Black Tuxedo Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Topanga, CA
80's black wool jersey tuxedo dress, trimmed in velvet,with a front or back V neckline and buttons
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1980s French Day Dresses

Holly's Harp Black Silk Jersey Dress
By Holly Harp
Located in Topanga, CA
Black silk jersey tiered dress. Late 70's / early 80's. Keyhole closure at back of neck. Tapered
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1970s American Day Dresses

80s Couture Finish Fuchsia Silk Strapless Floral Print Gown
Located in Los Angeles, CA
print. Trimmed in black velvet. Bustle effect on skirt accented with black velvet bows. Fully boned
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1980s Evening Gowns

1960's Dominic Rompollo Black Velvet Dress With White Satin Trim
By Dominic Rompollo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Black velvet long sleeve dress with v cut bodice. Three hook and eye closures above embellished
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1960s American Empire Waist Dresses

1980s Nina Ricci Couture Strapless Black Evening Dress
By Nina Ricci
Located in Houston, TX
Amazing fit and flair evening gown by Nina Ricci. The black dress is maxi length with a strapless
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1980s French Evening Gowns

 1980s Nina Ricci Couture Strapless Black Evening Dress
 1980s Nina Ricci Couture Strapless Black Evening Dress
Size: 34 or US 0-2, XS See measurement
Vintage Bill Blass Fuschia Cut Velvet Dress-Sz 6-Circa 80's
By Bill Blass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Bill Blass Fuschia Cut Velvet Long Sleeve Dress. Dress has pearl buttons, 2 front pockets
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1980s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage HOLLY HARP Green Metallic Velvet Burn Out Flapper Style 80s Dress
By Holly Harp
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful 1980s Holly Harp Long sleeve Flapper inspired green and silver metallic burnt out velvet
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1980s American Day Dresses

Thierry Mugler Black Satin Mini 80s Dress with Velvet Trim
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Gresham, OR
A sexy little black dress from Thierry Mugler with signature velvet trim and bust construction
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

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80s Velvet Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of 80s velvet dresses for sale on 1stDibs. For 80s velvet dresses, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Blue, Red and more in stock now. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 20th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 20th Century. There have been many classic iterations of 80s velvet dresses over the years, but those made by Oscar De La Renta, Valentino and Escada Margaretha Ley are often thought to be among the most stylish.

How Much are 80s Velvet Dresses?

Prices for 80s velvet dresses can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $155 and can go as high as $4,595, while these items, on average, fetch $763.

Finding the Right evening-dresses for You

With entire museum exhibitions dedicated to examining fashion designers and their creations, we’re finally recognizing that costuming is art. Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated vintage evening dresses and gowns by our favorite couturier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

In the 16th century, dresses and gowns were so important that England's Queen Elizabeth I defined rules about what dresses women could wear — guidance included long skirts and fitted bodices. Forward-thinking designers have responded to this history.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel reimagined traditionally masculine garments for feminine shapes, and her elegant evening dresses and gowns promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by layers of fabric. Christian Dior's gowns celebrated luxury and femininity in the late 1940s — and gave to women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of the war. French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced innovative and highly coveted dress designs in the 1960s while at the same time challenging sexist stereotypes about which members of society could wear tuxedos.

Works by unconventional British designer John Galliano — featured in houses like Givenchy and Dior — redefined limits that dressmakers faced in terms of material, construction and vision during the late 20th century. From his embroidered absinthe-green Oscars gown for actress Nicole Kidman to the iconic sleeveless Dior newspaper dress that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw made famous, Galliano’s intricate and multifaceted work is reliably collectible and newsworthy

Today’s designers target an increasingly broad audience with their boundary-crossing work, and their tendency to play off of each other’s ideas means that every walk down the runway is also a walk through an entire history of fashion design and dress craftsmanship.

Whether you gravitate toward backless maxi dresses or silk charmeuse gowns by Alexander McQueen or embellished, ruffled floral-print designs by Chloe or Versace, there is an extraordinary collection of vintage and designer evening dresses and gowns waiting for you on 1stDibs.

Questions About 80s Velvet Dresses
  • 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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