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1960s Black Day Dress with White Piping
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stylish 1960s anonymous black day dress with white piping along the neckline, hemline and down the front. The dress has two faux pockets on the hips and zips up the front. Uber chic,...
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1960s Shift Dresses

1960s Valentino Smocked Black Day Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Valentino Smocked Black Day Dress. 100% wool. Metal zipper closure at back. Bodice gathers at waistband, with smocking detail on front skirt.
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1960s Day Dresses

Roberta di Camerino Trompe Grey, Red & Black Day Dress
By Roberta Di Camerino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage grey, red, burgundy and black Roberta di Camerino trompe wool day dress with sleeves. Dress features signature Roberta print and gold tone buttons. Roberta di Camerino archiv...
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1970s Day Dresses

Norell Linen Day Dress
Located in New York, NY
Norman Norell, Moygashel linen, black, day dress, having a fitted bodice, slightly capped sleeve, a rounded banded neckline, dropped waist with gathering at the hip with hidden pock...
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1960s Day Dresses

50s Black Ruffle Day Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Ruffle Day Dress. Unlined, side zip closure,
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1940s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1920 Black Cotton Day Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1920 Black Cotton Day Dress. Late 20s early 30s black cotton day dress. Enlarged tied collar closed with a mother of pearl buckle. Peplum over skirt at waist. A-line cut.
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1920s Day Dresses

Vintage Courreges Black Wool Mod Day Dress
By André Courrèges
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Andres Courreges black knee length wool day dress featuring four silver side buttons and short sleeves. Excellent Vintage Condition. Size: B
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Zucca Day Dress size L
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
100 Cotton Blue and white color Short sleeves Button closure Wide fit Maximum length cm 113 (4448 inches)
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2010s Casual Dresses

Sacai Day Dress size XS
By Sacai
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
100% Cotton Blue and white color Striped Short sleeves Two pockets Wide fit Maximum length cm 86 (3385 inches)
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2010s Casual Dresses

a vintage 1920s - 1930s black floral devore day dress small
Located in London, GB
A lovely 1920s - 1930s black devore dress in a floral design, popper up the front, measurements taken flat in inches bust - 18 waist - 17 length - 40
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1920s Casual Dresses

1950s Hattie Carnegie Boucle Black Long Sleeve Day Dress
By Hattie Carnegie
Located in Toronto, Ontario
This Hattie Carnegie 1950s boucle wool black long sleeve day dress is elegant and sophisticated. Round neckline with long sleeves that hit just above the wrist, hidden zipper placket...
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1950s Casual Dresses

1980s Valentino Miss V Black Wool Day Dress Size 6
By Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This is a timeless Valentino vintage wool dress that is fully lined in rayon. The late 1980's dress has a blousy, gathered bodice and though it is a dress, it has the appearance of ...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Black Asymmetric-style fully-lined dress
Located in New York, NY
Asymmetric-styled black viscose dress is fully lined in chiffon. There's a single ribbon detail off-centered in front along with a patch pocket and a off-centered large patch pocket ...
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1990s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Valentino Black and Cream Wool Day Dress, Circa 1980's
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black and cream day dress by Valentino, from the 1980's. The dress has a cream color block across the shoulders with pads, long sleeves, a large black silk bow on the front...
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1980s Day Dresses

Burberry Black and Ivory Dalmatian Print Day Dress
By Burberry, Burberry Prorsum
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Burberry Dalmatian Sheath Dress. Perfect Day to Night Dress. Black and Ivory . Small Seam is coming out (please see photo) Size 38 Made in Italy Hits Knee length or below (depe...
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2010s Sheath Dresses

Vintage English Lady Day Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic and easy to wear day dress by English Lady. The dress is in a wool jersey with a black background and colourful leaf print. It has a button through opening to below the waist...
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1970s Day Dresses

1970s Ossie Clark Black Crepe Halter Neck Dress
By Ossie Clark
Located in London, GB
This is a very early 1970s dress from Ossie Clark’s couture range when he designed and collaborated with Alice Pollock of the infamous Quorum Boutique during the "swinging 60s" in Lo...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Hussein Chalayan Black Zippered Mini Sun Dress
By Hussein Chalayan
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Avant-garde Hussein Chalayan black zippered mini sun dress with an asymmetrical hem line and cowl neckline on the front and back of the dress. The hemline can be easily changed by un...
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21st Century and Contemporary Aesthetic Day Dresses

1940S DOROTHY O'hara Black Silk Crepe Draped Pleat Day Dress
By Dorothy O'Hara
Located in New York, NY
1940S DOROTHY O'hara Black Silk Crepe Draped Pleat Day Dress
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1940s Casual Dresses

A black Lace & white FrenchCouture Cocktail Dress Circa 1990
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1980/1990 France Black and white cocktail dress with bustier, unidentified Haute Couture from the 80s / 90s. Large pleated neckline of white taffeta and black velvet. Short p...
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1980s Babydoll Day Dresses

Diane Von Furstenberg Day dress size S
By Diane von Furstenberg
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Rayon (76%) Polyester (22%) Spandex Fancy Orange blue black and white color Sleeveless Total length cm 92 (36.22 inches)
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2010s Casual Dresses

Ozbek Black Asymmetrical Double Breasted Sleeveless Dress
By Ozbek
Located in New York, NY
Ozbek's wonderfully asymetrically cut double breasted sleeveless dress measures 53" center front, 40" center back. Shoulder is 12 1/2" across, underarm circumference is 34", under-to...
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1980s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1960s Geoffrey Beene Grey Wool and Black Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in London, GB
This wool and black piped 1960s dress is by the New York designer Geoffrey Beene; celebrated for his craftsmanship, attention to detail and relaxed wearable designs. This timeless pi...
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

RALPH LAUREN Black Label Size 10 Black Lace Cotton Blend Cocktail Dress
By Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren
Located in San Francisco, CA
RALPH LAUREN "Black Label" cocktail dress comes in a black lace cotton blend featuring a shift style, no slip liner, and a back zip up closure. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Blue 1940s Day Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty blue crepe dress with embroidery detail on the bust area and waist. The fabric is a pretty blue colour with a subtle ribbed detail. It has a button opening at the back , an...
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1940s Day Dresses

1970s Ossie Clarke Black Moss Crepe Maxi Dress
By Ossie Clark
Located in London, GB
Original 1970s Ozzie Clark for Radley moss crepe shirtwaister dress. This is the classic Ozzie design that has made him one of the most enduring and admired fashion designers of the ...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Blumarine Day dress size 40
By Blumarine
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Rayon (70%) Angora (25%) Spandex Black color Short sleeves Crystals and studs on the neck V neck Total length cm 106 (41.73 inches)
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2010s Casual Dresses

Diane Von Furstenberg Day dress size S
By Diane von Furstenberg
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Rayon (76%) Polyester (22%) Spandex Fancy Black and white color Sleeveless Total length cm 92 (36.22 inches)
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2010s Casual Dresses

1986 ISSEY MIYAKE black circular Ikat woven cotton day dress
By Issey Miyake
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Soft black and off-white circular Ikat printed cotton dress from Issey Miyake dating to 1986. A very similar dress was featured on the spring 1986 Miyake runway. Dress best fits a ...
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1980s Casual Dresses

RALPH LAUREN Black Label Size 2 Black & Beige Virgin Wool Calf Hair Shift Dress
By Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren
Located in San Francisco, CA
RALPH LAUREN "Black Label" dress comes in a black virgin wool with a beige animal print calf hair trim design featuring a shift style and a back zip up closure. Very Good Pre-Owned...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shift Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Black & Purple Abstract Print Day Dress w/Ruffled Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent black crepe ruffle trim dress with abstract purple "leaf" print. In excellent condition - it appears that its last owner removed the grosgrain waistband w...
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1970s Day Dresses

1950S Black Cotton Day Dress Printed With Cute Green Castles
Located in New York, NY
1950S Black Cotton Day Dress Printed With Cute Green Castles
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1950s Casual Dresses

Black and white 80's day dress Thierry Mugler
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Bi-color black and white cotton dress. Snap button and zip in middle back.
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1980s Day Dresses

RALPH LAUREN Size M Black & White Cashmere Herringbone Below Knee Dress
By Ralph Lauren Black Label
Located in San Francisco, CA
RALPH LAUREN Black Label below knee dress comes in a black and white cashmere, herringbone pattern and 1/4 invisible zipper closure at center back featuring a leather trim detail. ...
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15th Century and Earlier Day Dresses

Atto Black Crepe & Leather Asymmetric Zip Up Dress - US 4
Located in London, GB
Atto Black Crepe & Leather Asymmetric Zip Up Dress - Asymmetric leather panelling - Silver-tone zip up closure at the front - Not lined - Wide leather shoulder strap coordinated wit...
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2010s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Pauline Trigere Black Chiffon Dress Size S
By Pauline Trigère
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a wonderful Pauline Trigere design. The dress is composed of a beautiful black silk chiffon with ruffle details at the sleeve and hem. This fabulous dress features a slip wit...
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20th Century Babydoll Day Dresses

PACO RABANNE Black Dress in Polyester Size 36FR
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Paris, FR
Paco Rabanne black dress with imitation motifs of metal pieces created by Paco Rabanne on the dresses he had made. It has a black lining.
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21st Century and Contemporary Aesthetic Day Dresses

Flora Kung Guimauve Print Black Pussy Bow Silk Dress - NWT
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Condition: NEW WITH TAG. Hand-designed and signed French Guimauve print. Pussy bow shift dress with detached self belt. Flattering graceful long lines with bell-sleeve details. Appr...
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2010s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Black cotton baby doll dress with white buckle Thierry Mugler
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black cotton baby doll dress with white buckle. White snaps in the middle back. The brand tag has been cut off.
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1980s Babydoll Day Dresses

Scaasi 1990s Wool Red & Black Stripe Dress
By Arnold Scaasi
Located in London, GB
This is a striking and contemporary looking dress by high end American label Scaasi that dates from the 1990s. It is made of the highest quality wool in a red and black striped patte...
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1990s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Givenchy Couture Black and White Cotton Polka Dot Day Dress 1980s
By Givenchy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Givenchy Couture black and white cotton polka dot day dress from the late 1980s-early 1990s. I love polka dots, they just make me feel happy, this dress is so classic I don't think i...
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1990s Day Dresses

CHANEL Dress in Black Wool Jersey Size 38FR
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel dress in black wool jersey. Black monogram silk lining. size 38FR It closes with a 61 cm zipper and a black button. Made in France. It has 2 slit pockets on the sides. In v...
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2010s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1940S Black Rayon Crepe Bow Neck Day Dress With Textured Weave Pockets
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Rayon Crepe Bow Neck Day Dress With Textured Weave Pockets
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1940s Casual Dresses

Geoffrey Beene Wool Jersey Day Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in New York, NY
Geoffrey Beene, wool knit, fitted day dress, having cap sleeves and an off center, curved closing at the neckline, embellished by a singular large wood button closure.
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1990s Day Dresses

Norman Norell Wool Boucle Day Dress
By Norman Norell
Located in New York, NY
Norman Norell, black, wool boucle, day dress, having a scoop neckline, short puff sleeves, a fitted princess line bodice and a slightly dropped waist.
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1960s Day Dresses

Valentino Black Crêpe Back-Button Day-to-Night Peplum Dress - Large, 1980s
By Valentino Miss V
Located in Tucson, AZ
Searching for a failsafe day dress that can take you from conference to cocktails? Look no further: with just enough feminine details (like back buttons and a half peplum) to make yo...
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1980s Shift Dresses

RALPH LAUREN Black Label Size 2 Beige Textured Mermaid Dress
By Ralph Lauren Black Label
Located in San Francisco, CA
RALPH LAUREN "Black Label" dress comes in a beige textured material with a slip liner featuring a mermaid style, sleeveless, and a back zip up closure. Made in USA. Ver Good Pre-Ow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Casual Dresses

Costume National Day dress size 42
By Costume National
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Jersey Costume National Wool blend (80%) Blue color 3/4 Sleeve Total lenght shoulder/hem cm 86 (33.8 inches)
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2010s Casual Dresses

1930S Black Silk Gabardine Day Dress With Lace Collar, Deco Pockets & Removable
Located in New York, NY
1930S Black Silk Gabardine Day Dress With Lace Collar, Deco Pockets & Removable Bib Panel
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1930s Cocktail Dresses

CHANEL Dress in Black Polyamide Size 36FR
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL black dress in polyamide, extensible material. Size 36 FR. Recent collection. 2 pockets at the front. The lining is in black silk. In very good condition. Dimensions: shou...
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2010s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage MOSCHINO "CARTOON COUTURE" Medallion Trompe L'oeil Belted Black Dress
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage MOSCHINO "CARTOON COUTURE" Medallion Trompe L'oeil Belted Black Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Bust: 17.32 inches (44 cm) Waist: 14....
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1990s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1970s Ossie Clarke Black Muslin Embroidered Maxi Dress
By Ossie Clark
Located in London, GB
This is one of the more unusual dresses from fashion superstar Ossie Clark for British retailer Radley circa 1973- 1975. Rather than it being made from a black moss crepe, this is 10...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

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

JEANNE DURRELL c.1950's Black White Gingham Avant Garde Applique Day Dress
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage Jeanne Durrell (Lorch Co.) c.1950's black white gingham check day dress. Center front black avant garde applique. Short gusseted sleeves. Angled scoop neckline. Knife pleated...
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1950s Casual Dresses

Junya Watanabe Black Twist Dress With Lace Insets 2007
By Junya Watanabe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garcons black wool jersey twist dress with the button placket and lace insets. Junya Watanabe Size: ...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage 1950's Pauline Trigere Black Wool and Silk Asymmetric Flounce Dress
By Pauline Trigère
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
During the 1950s, 60s and 70's, Pauline Trigère was part of the glamorous excess in Hollywood fashion. Her exquisite tailoring and feminine-fitting clothing were highly desired by t...
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1950s Aesthetic Day Dresses

BOTTEGA VENETA Resort 2015 Black Pink Silk Layered Detail Sleeveless Shift Dress
By Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta
Located in Thiensville, WI
BOTTEGA VENETA Resort 2015 Black Pink Silk Layered Detail Sleeveless Shift Dress Brand / Manufacturer: Bottega Veneta Collection: Resort 2015- Runway look #28 Designer: Tomas Maie...
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2010s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Alexander McQueen Birdseye Wool Day Dress
By Alexander McQueen
Located in London, GB
A chic day dress by Alexander McQueen. In a birdseye wool , the dress has cap sleaves with shoulder pads , a v neckline , central back zip and 10'' slit at the hem. As you would exp...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Junko Koshino Asymmetrical Black & Navy dress
By Junko Koshino
Located in New York, NY
This Junko Koshino Black and Navy body-hugging Asymmetrical cut with wrap-arounf dress can go from day into nights. The shoulders had molded shoulder pads. On the back, there are six...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Flora Kung Black Silk Prosperity Luck Mahjong Tile Print Dress - Rare NWT
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Silk Mahjong dress is one-of-a-kind. The Mahjong tiles featured are all the lucky tiles including “prosperity” and “striking it rich”. The quality Chinese calligraphy on the tiles i...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

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Black Day Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of black day dresses available on 1stDibs. For black day dresses, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Gray, Brown, Beige and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. Black day dresses designed by Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Yves Saint Laurent — each of whom created beautiful versions of these treasured items — are worth considering. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 350 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Black Day Dresses?

The prices for black day dresses start at $70 and top out at $31,250 with these items, on average, selling for $650.

Finding the Right Day Dresses for You

Luxurious and versatile, designer day dresses are as well suited to tea at an upscale hotel as they are to your next garden or rooftop party.

Today’s featherlight unisex day dresses — as well as the vibrant vintage day dresses of the 1950s and ’60s — look quite different from the heavy, fabric-rich de rigueur garments of the Victorian era. In the late 19th century, a woman of a certain standing might have multiple dresses to wear throughout the day: specifically, one or two for the daytime and one for the evening. For example, a long-sleeve silk dress with a prominently flared back and a round collar of gold beaded lace that hugs the neck would be suitable for stepping out during the day, while a velvet gown trimmed in silk embroidery but overall comparatively informal in appearance would be worn for afternoon tea at home. At night, a silk velvet evening dress could feature natural world motifs such as butterflies (a characteristic of Art Nouveau design) and have short sleeves adorned with lace and ruffles and a scooped neckline — the perfect attire for the theater.

During the 1920s, after all the chores were done, a woman would change from her housework clothing into a more fashionable day dress to run her errands or socialize. Some 1920s day dresses were brightly colored and featured bold patterns — a cotton dress with a dazzling floral print, perhaps, or, in the case of the more venturesome Art Deco apparel sold in high-end couture fashion boutiques of the era, semi-sheer silk garments embellished with three-dimensional beadwork or rich metallic gold lamé.

Today, a closet full of casual vintage day dresses is a must-have. Whether you opt for black, crimson or beige, day dresses bring an element of glamour to your next appointment, and in the summer, who doesn’t love a wonderfully simple, lightweight day dress cut in cotton and linen?

Because different fashion designers of every decade have offered their own take on the widely loved day dress, you’ll be able to find a variety of vintage and designer day dresses on 1stDibs. Search by creator to find enduring designs by the likes of Emilio Pucci, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, or browse by period to uncover a scintillating collection of cotton and satin patterned dresses of the 1950s and ’60s.

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