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Alexander McQueen 2008 Violet Purple Silk Backless Gown
By Alexander McQueen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Alexander McQueen 2008 violet purple silk gown with a short sculptural draped sleeve and a deep scoop back. Draping at back extends downward into a short train. Draped collar, back s...
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Early 2000s Evening Gowns

Michael Kors Purple Jersey Long Sleeve Backless Gown
By Michael Kors
Located in San Francisco, CA
Michael Kors (mainline) purple stretch jersey fitted gown with flared hem. Slight train at back. Gathered at v-shaped waist seam. Cross-draped waist accent that probably accents fron...
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2010s Evening Gowns

MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Sheer Silk Chiffon & 1930S Lace Backless Gown
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Sheer Silk Chiffon & 1930S Lace Backless Gown
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

1960s House of Cardinali Black Wool Backless Gown with Bolero
By Marilyn Lewis, Cardinali
Located in Houston, TX
Marilyn Lewis knew how to design for the body. Worthy of both museum display and red carpet wear, this black ensemble exemplifies her aesthetic with its perfect silhouette and use o...
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1960s Evening Gowns

MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Backless Gown Made From Recycled 1930S Silk & Velvet
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Backless Gown Made From Recycled 1930S Silk & Velvet
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Mary McFadden Lavender Delphos Pleated Backless Gown for Neiman Marcus c 1990
By Mary McFadden
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Mary McFadden Lavender pleated backless gown c 1990s The exquisite pale lavender delphos pleated gown has a statuesque silhouette. The Fortuny "style" pleating drapes beautifully a...
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Late 20th Century Delphos Gowns

Vintage Halston Coral Silk Jersey Plunging Asymmetrical Hem Backless Gown Dress
By Halston
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy vintage HALSTON coral silk jersey plunging asymmetrical hem backless wrap gown! Features layers of silk jersey that effortlessly drape the body. There are no zips on this rare g...
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Late 20th Century Evening Gowns

1990S GHOST Black Rayon Charmeuse Minimal Bias Cut Backless Gown With Chiffon P
By Ghost
Located in New York, NY
1990S GHOST Black Rayon Charmeuse Minimal Bias Cut Backless Gown With Chiffon Panel
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1990s Evening Gowns

1970S BOB MACKIE Black Beaded Silk Geometric Cut Out Low & Backless Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in New York, NY
1970S BOB MACKIE Black Beaded Silk Geometric Cut Out Low & Backless Gown
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1970s Evening Gowns

Vintage 1961 Charles Cooper Couture Aqua-Blue Beaded Satin Backless Gown & Coat
By Charles Cooper
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
With its gorgeous aqua-blue color and flawless "Old Hollywood" silhouette, this Charles Cooper designer satin gown ensemble has the casual elegance the 1960's were known for. The bod...
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1960s Evening Gowns

Black *Larger Size* Erté-Style Art Deco Burnout Velvet Backless Gown- M-L, 1930s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A dagger of a gown worn by a pre-War Boston Brahmin in search of a husband. Despite its plunging back, sheer burnout bodice and sinewy bias seams she never found him. No regrets thou...
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1930s Evening Gowns

J Mendel Paris New One Shoulder Slash Backless Gown
Located in Water Mill, NY
An extraordinary beautiful off white silk gown from J Mendel, Paris. It has a split strap on one shoulder with a diagonal cut out and subtle front ruching at the waist. The skirt is...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930S Sapphire Blue Bias Cut Silk Velvet Backless Gown Few Small As-Is Details
Located in New York, NY
1930S Sapphire Blue Bias Cut Silk Velvet Backless Gown Few Small As-Is Details
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1930s Evening Gowns

1970'S Ecru Polyester Jersey Backless Draped Disco Gown
Located in New York, NY
1970'S Ecru Polyester Jersey Backless Draped Disco Gown
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1970s Evening Gowns

2000S JOHN GALLIANO Dove Grey Rayon Jersey Backless Gown With Slit
By John Galliano
Located in New York, NY
2000S JOHN GALLIANO Dove Grey Rayon Jersey Backless Gown With Slit
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Early 2000s Formal Gowns

1999 Atelier Versace Backless Hologram Sequin Couture Silver Beaded Gown
By Atelier Versace
Located in New York, NY
1999 Atelier Versace Backless Hologram Sequin Couture Silver Beaded Gown has strectch
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1990s Evening Gowns

Old Hollywood Plunging Backless Black Satin Mermaid Halter Gown - L, 1930s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Your "go-to" formal event gown, guaranteed to bring Rita Hayworth-level glamour every time. This one has everything: basic black color, heavyweight (and figure-friendly) slipper sati...
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1930s Ball Gowns

Backless Silk Velvet Gown from the 1930s with Matching Jacket
Located in New York, NY
Backless Silk Velvet Gown from the 1930s with Matching Jacket
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1930s Evening Gowns

MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Poly Blend Jersey & Metal Mesh Draped Backless Gown Wi
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Poly Blend Jersey & Metal Mesh Draped Backless Gown With Train
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci Belted Cutout Backless Dress Gown
By Gucci
Located in Totowa, NJ
Gucci Belted Cutout Backless Dress Gown IT 38 Gucci dress with cutout open back, belt accent at waist and concealed zip closure at back.
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Bias Cut Silk Crepe De Chine Backless Gown With Edward
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Bias Cut Silk Crepe De Chine Backless Gown With Edwardian Beaded Lace
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Hand-Painted Floral Ivory Silk Skirted Hourglass Backless Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous 1950's hand-painted colorful floral gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern couture. This c...
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1950s Vintage Bridal Gowns

Gucci Navy Buckled Backless Gathered Gown US 4
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
Gucci Navy Buckled Backless Gathered Gown - Long sleeves - Ruched detailing centre side - Concealed rear fastening - Maxi length - Round neckline - Black leather & silver tone metal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alexandre Vauthier Cutout Backless Red Evening Dress Gown
By Alexandre Vauthier
Located in Totowa, NJ
Alexandre Vauthier Cutout Backless Red Evening Dress Gown FR 38
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace Runway Vintage Plunged Backless Dress Gown
By Gianni Versace
Located in Totowa, NJ
GIANNI VERSACE Runway Vintage Plunged Backless Dress Gown IT 42 Gianni Versace sleeveless maxi dress with leopard print throughout, plunging neckline, ruffled trim at skirt, high-sl...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci Backless Silk Halter Gown with Hardware Collar
By Frida Giannini, Gucci
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous elegant black silk dress from Gucci S/S 2010 collection. The halter style dress has a front plunging cut out below a fabulous silver grey choker style collar with adjustab...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace S/S 2001 Runway Embellished Backless Evening Dress Gown
By Gianni Versace
Located in Totowa, NJ
Gianni Versace S/S 2001 Runway Embellished Backless Evening Dress Gown IT 42 Look 46 from the Spring 2001 Collection. Coral Gianni Versace embellished evening dress featuring one sh...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace Vintage Backless High Slit Evening Dress Gown
By Gianni Versace
Located in Totowa, NJ
Gianni Versace Vintage Backless High Slit Evening Dress Gown IT 42
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Monochrome Floral Printed Silk Ruffled Backless Evening Gown M
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This classic piece is made in a rich taste of style with a monochrome floral printed pattern. This evening gown has a ruffled detailing and features a zip closure with a backless cri...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Backless Thierry Mugler Couture Chiffon Trained Gown Size 44
By Thierry Mugler
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous and sexy gown is not only breathtaking, it is a very rare larger size from a designer known for his ill fitting small waists. This gown is clipped to fit on our mannequ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1998 Giorgio Armani Beaded Lilac Floral Strapless Cut-Out Backless Gown
By Giorgio Armani
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Giorgio Armani Couture black-label gown dating back to the late 1990's. The detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find...
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1990s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1979 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Red Dotted Silk Backless Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent documented couture gown from his iconic 1979 spring-summer collection. We found the garment to be just as fabulous worn backwards so we styled both ways f...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1987 Thierry Mugler Museum-Held Velvet & Satin Bias-Cut Backless Gown
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic 1987 Thierry Mugler documented "A Rose by Any Other Name" runway gown in the most flattering bias-cut shape! This legendary French fashion designer is known for bold fashion a...
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1980s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Versace Plunged Sheer Lace Panels Backless Black Evening Dress Gown
By Versace
Located in Totowa, NJ
Versace Plunged Sheer Lace Panels Backless Black Evening Dress Gown Please note size tag has been removed but this dress will likely fit IT 40
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Azzedine Alaïa c. 1990's Vintage Halter Backless Red Gown Maxi Dress
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Totowa, NJ
Azzedine Alaïa c. 1990's Vintage Halter Backless Red Gown Maxi Dress Size XS Alaïa red maxi dress featuring halter neckline, open back. flared hem with train and concealed zip closu...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Azzedine Alaïa c. 1990's Vintage Halter Backless Black Gown Maxi Dress
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Totowa, NJ
Azzedine Alaïa c. 1990's Vintage Halter Backless Black Gown Maxi Dress Size M Alaïa black maxi dress featuring halter neckline, open back. flared hem with train and concealed zip cl...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci Runway F/W 2006 Plunging Neckline Backless Gold Metallic Dress Gown
By Gucci
Located in Totowa, NJ
Gucci Runway F/W 2006 Plunging Neckline Backless Halter Gold Metallic Dress Gown XS
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Azzedine Alaïa c. 1990's Vintage Halter Backless Black Gown Maxi Dress
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Totowa, NJ
Azzedine Alaïa c. 1990's Vintage Halter Backless Black Gown Maxi Dress Size XS Alaïa black maxi dress featuring halter neckline, open back. flared hem with train and concealed zip c...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990S VERSUS VERSACE Black Acetate & Nylon Jersey Backless Minimal Gown
Located in New York, NY
1990S VERSUS VERSACE Black Acetate & Nylon Jersey Backless Minimal Gown
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gold Metal Mesh Backless One Sleeve Gown With High Slit
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
Gold Metal Mesh Backless One Sleeve Gown With High Slit
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1930's Sheer Black Lace Cut-Out Long Sleeve Bias-Cut Backless Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A seductive and rare 1930's black lace gown from the "Old Hollywood" era of glamour. This bias-cut dress has serious allure with the ruffle trimmed cut-out long, lean sleeves. The fa...
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1930s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

New Versace Crystal Embellished Plunged Lace Backless Black Evening Dress Gown
By Versace
Located in Totowa, NJ
New Versace Crystal Embellished Plunged Lace Backless Black Evening Dress Gown IT 38 New with Tags! Heavy beading, crystal embellishments and embroidery. Retail Price $32,000
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990S DANES Ivory Silk Chiffon Bias Cut Backless 1930S Style Gown
By Piranesi
Located in New York, NY
1990S DANES Ivory Silk Chiffon Bias Cut Backless 1930S Style Gown
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Tom Ford for Gucci S/S 1998 Bodycon Backless Black Evening Dress Gown
By Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Totowa, NJ
Tom Ford for Gucci S/S 1998 Bodycon Backless Black Evening Dress Gown IT 38
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970S JEAN VARON Peach Polyester Chiffon Backless Minimal Disco Goddess Gown
By Jean Varon
Located in New York, NY
1970S JEAN VARON Peach Polyester Chiffon Backless Minimal Disco Goddess Gown
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1970s Formal Gowns

1990S Cobalt Blue Silk Chiffon Backless & Trained Gown With Silver Beading
Located in New York, NY
1990S Cobalt Blue Silk Chiffon Backless & Trained Gown With Silver Beading
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

MORPHEW COLLECTION Silk Chiffon Vintage 70S Floral Backless Halter Gown With Po
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Silk Chiffon Vintage 70S Floral Backless Halter Gown With Pom-Pom Trim
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21st Century and Contemporary Formal Gowns

NWT Gianni Versace S/S 2002 Plunging Backless Semi Sheer Lace Ivory Dress Gown
By Gianni Versace
Located in Totowa, NJ
NWT Gianni Versace S/S 2002 Plunging Neckline Halter Backless Semi Sheer Corset Style Lace Up Ivory Dress Gown IT 44
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930S Ivory Cobweb Lace Backless Halter Gown With Train
Located in New York, NY
1930S Ivory Cobweb Lace Backless Halter Gown With Train
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1930s Wedding Dresses

1970S AZZARO White Beaded Jersey Backless Halter Neck Disco Gown With Silk Chif
By Loris Azzaro
Located in New York, NY
1970S AZZARO White Beaded Jersey Backless Halter Neck Disco Gown With Silk Chiffon Cape
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1970s Formal Gowns

1930S Black Silk Crepe Back Satin Backless Halter Gown With Pintuck & Bow Detail
Located in New York, NY
1930S Black Silk Crepe Back Satin Backless Halter Gown With Pintuck & Bow Details
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1930s Formal Gowns

1990S DONNA KARAN Black Bias Cut Rayon & Silk Velvet 1930S Backless Style Gown
By Donna Karan
Located in New York, NY
1990S DONNA KARAN Black Bias Cut Rayon & Silk Velvet 1930S Backless Style Gown
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black Silk Crepe Backless 1930S Bias Cut Slip Dress Gown With Antique 1920S Sil
Located in New York, NY
Black Silk Crepe Backless 1930S Bias Cut Slip Dress Gown With Antique 1920S Silver Lame
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970S Loris Azzaro Ivory Hand Beaded Silk Crepe Backless Halter Gown With Cut-Ou
Located in New York, NY
1970S Loris Azzaro Ivory Hand Beaded Silk Crepe Backless Halter Gown With Cut-Outs
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1970s Formal Gowns

1990s Oscar de la Renta Backless Black Satin Evening Dress Gown
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Houston, TX
Timeless and classic, this black satin Oscar dress exudes grace. The front is a modest cut with a center pinched waist. The back is gathered at the back of shoulder, while the dress ...
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Late 20th Century Maxi Dress

Todd Oldham Backless Dress 1980s
By Todd Oldham
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous full length dress from Todd Oldham in fine black wool. It has a square front neckline and is backless with the exception of 2 ties at the waist. It falls straight to the...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci New Silk Backless Dress
By Gucci
Located in Water Mill, NY
An incredible black silk blend dress with a light blue, beige and gold petal pattern brocade trim along the sides and sleeves from Gucci. It is semi fitted with short sleeves and a ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci Silk Brocade Backless Dress
By Gucci
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous silk dress from Gucci in a gold, rust and olive brocade fern pattern on a black background. It is a fitted dress which has long sleeves with zipper cuffs and fabulous cur...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1930's Couture Ivory Lace Nude Illusion Backless Bias-Cut Gown & Jacket
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A breathtaking ivory white lace gown ensemble from the 1930's era of "Old Hollywood" glamour. At first glance, the attached nude silk under-slip gives the clever seductive illusion t...
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1930s Wedding Dresses

Beaded Trim Bodycon Backless Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful black jersey dress simply cut, semi fitted with a deep V back and long sleeves. What sets it apart is the row upon row of tubular black glass beads around the neck and b...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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Backless Gown For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary backless gown you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Red and protectString (more) options on these pages. You’re likely to find the perfect backless gown 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 21st Century. Making an accessory such as this has likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Gucci, Morphew and Tom Ford for Gucci are consistently popular. 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 Backless Gown?

On average, a backless gown on 1stDibs sells for $1,800, while they’re typically $354 on the low end and $22,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Finding the Right Evening Dresses and Gowns for You

With entire museum exhibitions dedicated to examining fashion designers and their creations, we’re finally recognizing that costuming is art. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated evening dresses and gowns by our favorite courtier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. 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. 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. 

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.