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Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Black Velvet Backless Evening Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Black Velvet Backless Evening Dress So charming, crystal buttons down the back. Size tag gone, size appx 40 Bust 36" Waist 28" Hips 38" L...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Black Velvet Backless Evening Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Black Velvet Backless Evening Dress So charming, crystal buttons down the back. Size tag gone, size appx 40 Bust 36" Waist 28" Hips 38" L...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Mini Crini Velvet Corset "FIg" Evening Dress
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Mini Crini Velvet Corset "FIg" Evening Dress NWT Size 16 UK 12 US Boned corset with sculptural mini skirt. New with tags This is such a charming piec...
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2010s Evening Dresses

Benhaz Sarafpour Purple Velvet Mini Evening Dress w Petticoats and Jewel Collar
Located in San Francisco, CA
Benhaz Sarafpour Purple Velvet Mini Pouf Evening Dress with Jewel Collar. I love this sweet little dress. It has multiple layers under the skirt and a beautiful jeweled neckline. Siz...
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2010s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Black Velvet Ruffled Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Black Velvet Ruffle Trim Cocktail Dress. There are two straps, but it could be worn strapless. I show it both ways. Marked size 34 Bust 32" Wa...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Black Velvet Belted Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Black Velvet Belted Cocktail Dress So charming, there are snaps at the bust, which might have been added from modesty, I show it open and ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Black Velvet Feather Trim Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Black Velvet Feather Trim Cocktail Dress This is such a special piece, with a built in full corset with stays, and Coq feather and gold tinsel ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Sheer Devore Velvet Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Sheer Devore Velvet Cocktail Dress. So pretty , with a velvet corset like bodice with feather trim, and sheer gold edges devore velvet, so...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1980s Balmain Ivoire black velvet Dress
By Balmain
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The Balmain Ivoire sweetheart neckline black velvet dress is hight waist and with boned corset. The item is vintage, it was produced in the 80s and it's in perfect conditions. Made ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980s Balmain Ivoire black velvet Dress
By Balmain
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The Balmain Ivoire sweetheart neckline black velvet dress is hight waist and with boned corset. The item is vintage, it was produced in the 80s and it's in perfect conditions. Made ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Escada Sequin Accented Low Cut Velvet Evening Dress w Beaded Racer Back Straps
By Escada
Located in San Francisco, CA
Escada Sequin Accented Low Cut Velvet Evening Dress with Racer Back. Black velvet skirt with sequin halter style that crosses in the back with beaded straps. Size 34 Bust 36" Waist 2...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler 90's Black Velvet Accented Pleated Black Cocktail Dress NWT
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler 90's Black Velvet Accented Pleated Black Cocktail Dress NWT Size 42 Runs large Bust 40" Waist 31" Hips 45" Length 45" Excellent condition
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1980s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler 80's Strapless Black Velvet Bustier Dress w Fuchsia Silk Draping
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler 80's Strapless Black Velvet Bustier Dress w Fuchsia Silk Draping Inner boned bodice, this is so pretty Size 38 Bust 34" Waist 26" Hips 39" Length 57" Excellent...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Bob Mackie Vintage Metallic Purple Evening Dress with Black Velvet Details
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bob Mackie Vintage Metallic Purple Evening Dress with Black Velvet Details. The purple fabric is so shiny it's like tinsel. Wonderfully exaggerated bust , so dramatic. So much pretti...
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1980s Wedding Dresses

Christian Lacroix Neon Green 1980's Wool Coat w Black Velvet Arabesque Details
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Lacroix Neon Wool Coat with Exaggerated Black Velvet Arabesque Details. Lined in quilted black fabric. So wonderful,and cut very very large for size 38 Size 38 Bust 56" ...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Rolled Velvet Hoops Long Dress Evening Gown US Size 8
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage rare long dress/evening gown featuring rolled velvet wide hoops detailing on the collar and cuffs. As seen on MILEY CYRUS. This dress slips on, has some ...
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Versace Jeans Couture Plunging Velvet Trim Black Column Dress w Corset Lacing
By Versace
Located in San Francisco, CA
Versace Jeans Couture Plunging Velvet Trim Black Column Dress w Corset Lacing Size M Bust 36" Waist 26" Hips 39" Length 61" Excellent condition
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1990s Evening Gowns

Oscar de la Renta Heavily Gold Embellished Black Velvet Vintage 1980's Jacket
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in San Francisco, CA
Oscar de la Renta Heavily Gold Embellished Black Velvet Vintage 1980's Jacket. Comes with matching skirt Simply Stunning. Please use the zoom feature to see al the remarkable details...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Lacroix Vintage Gold Velvet Floral Print Evening Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Lacroix Vintage Gold Velvet Floral Print Evening Dress. This is so beautiful, but the gold doesn't read in the photos well, There is a very gold sheen to the velvet. Size 4...
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Early 2000s Casual Dresses

Gianni Versace Couture Vintage 1989 Textured Black Velvet Evening Dress
By Gianni Versace
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gianni Versace Couture Vintage Textured Black Velvet Evening Dress. Sizzling hot, from 1989 Hard to photograph , this is much prettier in person. It is marked size 42 but runs small...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Alberta Ferretti Black Velvet Evening Dress With Sequins and Beads
By Alberta Ferretti
Located in Portland, OR
This lovely Alberta Ferretti black sparkle velvet dress has a beautiful blue tone silver sequin and black bead detail throughout the bust and back. The silver and blue tone sequins a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Cardinali Gold and Black Velvet Evening Dress with Keyhole, 1970s
By Cardinali
Located in San Francisco, CA
Cardinali 1970's Gold and Black Velvet Evening Dress with Keyhole Larger Size This was made for Marilyn and is a larger size Bust 42" Waist 34" Hips 45" Length 60" From the Archive ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage Black Velvet Evening Dress with Gorgeous Jet Beading on Net
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
Valentino Vintage Black Velvet Evening Dress with Gorgeous Jet Beading on Net This is such a charming piece. Size 6 Bust 36" Waist 28" Hips 42' Length 60" Fr...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Sweetheart Strapless Black Velvet Evening Dress Rhinestone Bow
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Portland, OR
This is an incredible black velvet sweetheart strapless evening dress by Oscar de la Renta from the 1980's. This gorgeous vintage dress feels like silk velvet, although there are no ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1930s Vintage Black Velvet Evening Dress With Cream Needle Lace Trim
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful vintage dress from the 1930's in a luxe black rayon or silk velvet with exquisite needle lace that adorns the upper bodice and forms a V shape and delicate short ...
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1930s Evening Dresses

1980s Bergdorf Goodman Black Velvet Evening Dress
By Bergdorf Goodman
Located in San Francisco, CA
1980s Bergdorf Goodman Black Velvet Evening Dress Fabulous black velvet evening gown with open lace back and sleeve detailing. B 34 W 28 H 40 L 60
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Guy Laroche 70s Blue Gold Black Velvet Evening Dress
By Guy Laroche
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Guy Laroche vintage 70s woman dress. Evening dress, blue and gold damask bodice, internal boning. Black velvet skirt, on the side a large bow. Removable shrug with clip buttons. Fabr...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Thierry Mugler Black Velvet and Sheer Chiffon Evening Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Black Velvet and Sheer Chiffon Evening Dress. This is exquisite, with a velvet bodice and seductive sheer chiffon skirt and bust. Pure Thierry Mugler drama. Bust 40...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1990s Fiandaca Beaded Velvet Evening Dress
By Alfred Fiandaca
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Up your evening wear game in our 1990s evening gown from Alfred Fiandaca! Though this dress is marked a size 8, it best fits a modern Extra Small. Grey chiffon accented with geometri...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Saint Laurent collectable black iridescent velvet evening dress. Circa 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Yves Saint Laurent said “ I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke”. Black liquid velvet material features with discretion , ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Black Beaded Burnout Velvet Evening Dress w Statement Sleeves & Handkerchief Hem
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous vintage black midi length black dress that came from the estate of a woman who owned incredible designer clothing. Her stunning wardrobe included rare ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1980s Dramatic Burnout Velvet Beaded Black Evening Dress W/ Handkerchief Hem
Located in Portland, OR
This gorgeous vintage black dress came from the estate of a woman who loved designer clothing. Her impressive wardrobe included rare designer pieces and many of her sensational mid t...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1980s Emanuel Ungaro Black Sequins Swaroski Silk Velvet Evening Dress
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Vintage Emanuel Ungaro 80s evening dress, black, 100% silk, 100% viscose. Soft velvet fabric, details in black sequins and closing with swaroski buttons, zipper on the side, lined, b...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1970s Pauline Trigere Black & Silver Burnout Velvet Evening Dress Ensemble
By Pauline Trigère
Located in Houston, TX
Simply astounding evening dress ensemble by Pauline Trigere. The ensemble consists of a dramatic skirt and matching cardigan. The skirt is maxi length with an A - line silhouette and...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vintage Adele Simpson Black Velvet Gold Metallic Obi Evening Dress
By Adele Simpson
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant evening dress in sumptuous velvet with brilliant metallic details by Adele Simpson. The dress falls just above the knee, has a wide bateau boat neck, and 3/4 length sleeves. ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Fab 1960's Geoffrey Beene Black Velvet & Ivory Satin Evening Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Atlanta, GA
Geoffrey Beene's take on effortless American style is most evident in his evening wear designs. This 1960's rendition of a ball gown is both elegant and dramatic without pretense ......
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1960s Evening Dresses

Tadashi Shoji Vintage Dress Black Satin Velvet Evening Gown Rhinestones 6
By Tadashi Shoji
Located in Portland, OR
This lovely vintage Tadashi Shoji dress has a full satin skirt and a fitted sleeveless velvet bodice that is covered with beautiful rhinestones. I love Tadashi dresses and am always ...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses

1990s Louis Feraud Embroidered Blue Silk and Black Velvet Evening Dress
By Louis Feraud
Located in London, GB
This striking Louis Feraud 1990s evening gown with embroidered silk overlay is of exceptional quality and construction. The classic silhouette is deeply feminine, with a corseted bod...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Thierry Mugler Vintage Velvet Trimmed Evening Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful black evening dress with velvet trim from Thierry Mugler. Classic Mugler in a hard to find real size. Size 44 Bust 36" Waist 31" Hips 40" Length 60" Excellent condition
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1980s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Vintage Velvet Trimmed Evening Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful black evening dress with velvet trim from Thierry Mugler. Classic Mugler Bust 35" Waist 26" Hips 38" Length 53" Excellent condition
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1980s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Vintage Velvet Trimmed Evening Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful black evening dress with velvet trim from Thierry Mugler. Classic Mugler in a hard to find real size. Size 44 Bust 36" Waist 31" Hips 40" Length 60" Excellent condition
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1980s Evening Dresses

Arnold Scaasi Vintage 1980's Black Velvet Evening Dress w Crystal & Pearl Detail
By Arnold Scaasi
Located in San Francisco, CA
Arnold Scaasi Vintage 1980's Black Velvet Evening Dress w Crystal & Pearl Detail Please use the zoom feature to see the amazing embellishments. Appx Size 8 Bust 38" Waist 34" Hips 44...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Gorgeous Black Velvet Off The Shoulder Vintage Wiggle Evening Dress, 1950s
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous 1950s black velvet and satin off-the-shoulder wiggle dress! Couture quality, with so much attention to detail. The zipper has been professionally replaced up the back. Figur...
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1950s Evening Dresses

Gina Fratini Vintage Black Velvet and Pleated Fuchsia Evening Dress, 1980s
By Gina Fratini
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Gina Fratini Vintage Black Velvet & Pleated Fuchsia Evening Dress, 1980s Estimated Size: UK 12-14/ US 8-10/ EU 40-42. Please check measurements. Bust - 36” / 91cm Waist - 32” /...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Vintage 1940s Black Velvet Evening Dress or Hostess Gown
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage early 1940s black velvet gown by Kamore was originally designed to be a hostess gown or luxurious loungewear for the 40's woman who entertained in style. Though they ar...
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Mid-20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

GERMAINE MONTEIL c.1930s Black Silk Velvet Belted Floral Lace Evening Dress Gown
Located in Thiensville, WI
Rare vintage Germaine Monteil c.1930's black silk velvet belted floral lace evening gown. Long dolman sleeves with six covered button detail and four concealed snap closures at cuffs...
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1930s Evening Dresses

1980s Valentino Black Velvet Dress
By Valentino
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Simple and elegant Valentino evening dress with a sleeveless bodice and wool skirt. Lateral zip. Good conditions. Height: 87 cm Bust: 42 cm Shoulders: 30 cm Waist: 35 cm
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1980s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche '76 Black Velvet One Shoulder Evening Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche '76 Black Velvet One Shoulder Evening Dress So delightfully French. Black velvet one shoulder bodice, with spiraling asymetrical sheer silk skirting ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1980s Valentino Black Velvet Dress
By Valentino
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Simple and elegant Valentino evening dress with a sleeveless bodice and wool skirt. Lateral zip. Good conditions. Height: 87 cm Bust: 42 cm Shoulders: 30 cm Waist: 35 cm
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1980s Evening Dresses

BARNETT c.1910's Rose Pink & Black Silk Velvet Sleeveless Peplum Evening Dress
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: BARNETT c.1910's Rose Pink & Black Silk Velvet Sleeveless Peplum Evening Dress Circa: c.1910's Edwardian / 1920's Flapper Label(s): Barnett Style: Peplum dress Color...
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1920s Evening Dresses

CHANEL Black Wool And Velvet Evening Dress With Vest - Size 40
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Wool And Velvet Evening Dress With Vest - Size 6 Age: c. 1993 Made in France Composition: 86% rayon 14% silk and wool Velvet straps have two bows Back zipper closur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Victor Costa Vintage Black Velvet Strapless Evening Dress W Hot Pink Satin Trim
By Victor Costa
Located in Portland, OR
This is a sensational vintage evening gown from Victor Costa in a rich black velvet with fuschia pink satin petals and a rose on the bodice. The same pink fabric drapes down one side...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses

1980s Vintage Hot Pink Taffeta and Black Velvet One Shoulder Evening Dress
By Eugene Alexander
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage dress is from the 1980's and it would be perfect for a special evening event! The dress has a one shoulder black velvet bodice with pretty cut out leaves, and a pretty ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Size 36FR Evening Dress in Silk Velvet and Black Lace
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Paris, FR
Exceptional JEAN PAUL GAULTIER cocktail / evening dress in black silk velvet, American armhole with a long collar in chiffon and lace Chantilly is knotted in the back. From the wai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Jacqueline de Ribes Velvet and Lace Evening dress with Large Bows
By Jacqueline de Ribes
Located in Bath, GB
Jacqueline de Ribes Velvet and Lace Evening Dress Large Bow Decoration to Hip and Shoulder Nude Bodice Lining No Breaks within the Lace 32 inch Bust 28 inch Waist 32 inch Hips 60 in...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1960s Sarmi Red Velvet Evening Dress w/ Sheer White Silk Skirt Accent
By Ferdinando Sarmi
Located in Houston, TX
Striking dark burgundy velvet evening dress by Sarmi. The dress is sleeveless, has a high jewel neckline, and a high, left-to-right sloping waistline. The highest tip of the waistlin...
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1960s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Vintage Blue Velvet Evening Dress with Gobsmacking Jewel Details
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Rare Vintage Blue Velvet Evening Dress with Huge Jewel Accents So beautiful, please use the zoom feature to see the details. Size 38 Bust 34" Waist 28" Hips 36" Len...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Escada Couture Vintage Blue Crushed Velvet Dress Evening Gown W Beads & Sequins
By Escada
Located in Portland, OR
This beautiful blue vintage Escada Couture evening gown has a beaded bodice with beads and sequins creating a radial floral designs across the front, back and sleeves. This dress has...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Vintage Green Velvet Evening Gown Formal Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Portland, OR
This luxurious green velvet evening gown was designed by Oscar de la Renta and has the Oscar de la Renta Studio label. The bodice is smooth deep green velvet and the skirt is satin ...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses

Nina Ricci Vintage Dark Green Velvet Swag Detail Evening Dress, 1980s
By Nina Ricci
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Nina Ricci Vintage Dark Green Velvet Swag Detail Evening Dress, 1980s Estimated Size: roughly a UK 12-14/ US 8-10/ EU 40-42. Please check measurements. Bust - 38” / 96cm Waist - 30...
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1980s Evening Dresses

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Black Velvet Evening Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary black velvet evening dress you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Red, Gray and protectString (more) options on these pages. You’re likely to find the perfect black velvet evening 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 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar De La Renta and Bill Blass are often thought to be among the most stylish. 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 Black Velvet Evening Dress?

Prices for a black velvet evening dress can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $125 and can go as high as $42,000, while, on average they fetch $1,012.

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. 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.