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Lia Biffi Sartorial Vintage Dress L
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
VEry elegant dress by Lia Biffi Tailored suit Silk Black color Voile sleeves Plissé on the bottom Back zip closure Silk petticoat Black color Back zip closure Shoulder width cm 40 (1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Black Cotton Moto Style Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Jean Paul Gaultier Chic Black Vintage Cotton Moto Style Dress sz 36 (6) Bust 38" Waist 30" Hips 38" Length 38" Excellent condition
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1990s Day 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

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 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 Dress w Feathers by Maison Lamari
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Little Black Dress with Feathers by Maislon Lamarie on the Skirt. The dress is knit wool, and has considerable stretch, with shoulder pads whic...
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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

Bill Blass Vintage Sheer Silk Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress, 1970s
By Bill Blass
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bill Blass Vintage 1970's Sheer Silk Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress . Fully lined in nude silk This is hard to capture in a photo. Size 8 Bust 38" Waist 32" Hips 42" Length 40" Excellen...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Silk Polka Dot Day Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 70's Silk Polka Dot Day Dress. This is so charming with tie of puffed short sleeves. Sz 34 , but seems to run large Bust 38" Waist 26" Hips 40"...
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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

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Slate Silk Evening Dress with Draped Back
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Slate Silk Evening Dress with Draped Back Appx Size 44 Bust 38" Waist 32" Hips 49" Length 64" In excellent condition
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1970s Evening Dresses

Emanuel Ungaro Parallel Vintage Black Evening Dress w Hematite Seed Bead Details
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in San Francisco, CA
Emanuel Ungaro Parallel Vintage Black Evening Dress w Hematite Seed Bead Details So pretty . Size 6 Bust 35" Waist 28" Hips 37" Length 60" Excellent collection, minor bead loss
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 1970's Lace Overlay Skirt Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage 1970's Lace Overlay Skirt Suit So sweet, the skirt is longer than I show, I pulled it up in the first photo. Size 34 Bust 34" Waist 22" Lengt...
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1970s Evening Dresses

A Vintage 1960s Silver and Black Waistcoat /Mini Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic and easy to wear metallic waistcoat in an attractive silver and black print. The waistcoat has a v neckline and shoelace ties.
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1970s Vests

Todd Oldham Vintage Silver Studded Black Evening Dress
By Todd Oldham
Located in San Francisco, CA
Todd Oldham Vintage Silver Studded Black Evening Dress SO pretty, the fabric feels like an ultrasuede, very soft, fully studded with silver studs, and a cross back design in chains. ...
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1980s Clothing

Geoffrey Beene Vintage Lace Two Piece Dress Set
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in San Francisco, CA
Geoffrey Beene Vintage Lace Two Piece Dress Set, featuring a skirt and top. Quintessential Beene Size 6 , but runs large Bust 38" Waist 26" Hips 40" Sleeve 23" Skirt length 25" Exce...
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1980s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Lacroix Vintage Black Silk Cocktail Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Lacroix Vintage Black Silk Cocktail Dress Size 38 Bust 38" Waist 27" Hips 40" Length 37" Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Casual Dresses

Christian Lacroix Vintage Sheer Black Lace Cocktail Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Lacroix Vintage Sheer Black Lace Cocktail Dress. This is so seductive , with a tie front. Size 38 Bust 34" Waist 28" Hips 41" Length 30" Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Casual Dresses

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Little Black Dress with Lace Inserts
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Little Black Dress w Lace Inserts Marked size 40 , this runs small Bust 34' Waist 22" Hips 38" Length 40" Excellent condition
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Little Black Dress with Lace Inserts
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Little Black Dress w Lace Inserts Marked size 40 , this runs small Bust 34' Waist 22" Hips 38" Length 40" Excellent condition
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Vintage Black Lace Overlay Red Silk Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Vintage Black Lace Overlay Red Silk Dress Size 42 Bust 34" Waist 28" Hips 38" Length 34" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Christian Lacroix Vintage Sheer Black and Gold Lace Cocktail Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Lacroix Vintage Sheer Black and Gold Lace Cocktail Dress. This is so pretty. I am not certain I styled it correctly, please look through the photos to see styling option S...
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Early 2000s Casual Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Black Racer Back Halter Embellished Evening Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Black Racer Back Halter Embellished Evening Dress Size 42 Bust 36" Waist 26" Hips 44" Length 61" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Vintage Little Black Dress with Sheer Lace Inserts
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Vintage Little Black Dress with Sheer Lace Inserts Size 38 Bust 36" Waist 24" Hips 39" Length 42" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Frilly Ruffled Black & White Mini Dress Inner Corset
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Frilly Ruffled Black & White Mini Dress with an Inner Corset There is a lot of stretch Size 38 Bust 32" Waist 26" Hips 38" Length 27" Excellent cond...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Black Strapless Tinsel Cocktail Dress with Inner Corset
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Black Strapless Tinsel Cocktail Dress with Inner Corset So pretty, there is shiny tinsel like embellishment There is a lot of stretch Size 38 Bust 32" Waist...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Vintage Sheer Black and Green Lace Cocktail Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Sheer Black and Green Lace Cocktail Dress Size 40 Bust 34" Waist 26" Hips 40" Length 37" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Night Vintage Black and Red Cocktail Dress
By Valentino Night
Located in Nice, FR
VALENTINO Night classic black and red cocktail dress. This dress features : - Black silk matte crepe upper bodice and sleeves. - Deep V collar. - Red satin cumberbund style middle b...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Little Black Dress w Low Cut Back with Ribbon Train
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Little Black Dress w Low Cut Back with Ribbon Train Size 42, runs small Bust 36" Waist 28 Hips 37" Length 49" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Sheer Lace Mini Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Sheer Lace Mini Dress Please check measurements, there is no size label. This might have originally had a slip, but it is not with it . Bust 38" Waist 31"...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Sheer Lace Shirt Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Sheer Lace Button Up Shirt Dress There is a lot of stretch, sheer , comes with slip and belt. Size 42 Bust 36" Waist 32 Hips 38" Length 40" Excelle...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Sheer Lace Shirt Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Sheer Lace Button Up Shirt Dress There is a lot of stretch, sheer , comes with slip and belt. Size 42 Bust 36" Waist 32 Hips 38" Length 40" Excelle...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Sheer Lace Shirt Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Sheer Lace Button Up Shirt Dress There is a lot of stretch, sheer , comes with slip and belt. Size 44 Bust 36" Waist 32 Hips 38" Length 40" Excelle...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Vintage 90's Black Baroque Pattern Embellished Cocktail Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage 90's Black Baroque Pattern Embellished Cocktail Dress Size 42 This is so pretty, please use the zoom feature to see details. Bust 36" Waist 29" Hips 36" Len...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Vintage Bob Mackie Black Lace Illusion Dress w Paper Bag Waist
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous Bob Mackie vintage black dress from the 1980's. The lace illusion bodice has a tan lining and is adorned with sequins and ribbons, with eyelash scallop...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Escada Margaretha Ley Black and White ' Piano ' Dress Removable Collar
By Margaretha Ley, Escada
Located in Chicago, IL
Exceptional vintage ESCADA by MARGARETHA LEY black and white 'piano key' dress or jacket, with removable collar! Black bodycon dress with white embroidery throughout. Avant Garde sty...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Giorgio Armani Size 12 / 44 Flirty Little Black Dress 90s
By Giorgio Armani, Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni
Located in Chicago, IL
The ultimate chic vintage GIORGIO ARMANI Size 12 / 44 flirty little black dress! Features a tailored bodice with a forgiving skirt. Slit up the left hem reveals just the right amount...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Tiger Print Cotton Corset Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Tiger Print Cotton Corset Dress Marked size 40 , this runs small Bust 34' Waist 26" Hips 46" Length 40" Excellent condition
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

John Galliano Vintage Grecian One Shoulder Little Black Dress with Keyhole
By John Galliano
Located in San Francisco, CA
John Galliano Vintage Grecian One Shoulder Little Black Dress with Keyhole So pretty, an unusual style for Galliano. Size 40 Bust 38" Waist 30" Hips 40" Length 34" Excellent co...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Thierry Mugler Green Vintage 80's Evening Dress with Black Lace Overlay
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Green Vintage 80's Evening Dress with Black Lace Overlay. With velvet lacing and ruffled cuffs. Size 40 Bust 36" Waist 32" Hips 40" Length 59" Excellent condit...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Dark Denim Zipper Accented Cocktail Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Dark Denim Zipper Accented Cocktail Dress .There is an inner bra attached, and all the zippers are metal working zippers, so it weighs more than you would...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

John Galliano Vintage Sheer Black Trench Style Coat Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in San Francisco, CA
John Galliano Vintage Sheer Black Trench Style Dress Bust 38" Waist 30" Hips 46" Length 42" Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler for Bergdorf Goodman Vintage 80's One Shoulder Little Black Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler for Bergdorf Goodman Vintage One Shoulder Little Black Dress So beautiful, the details don't show very well in the photos. Size 38 Bust 34" Waist 26" Hips 36" L...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Elegant Vintage 80's Bow Accented Little Black Cross Back Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Elegant Vintage 1980's Little Black Cross Back Dress with Bow Classic Mugler Snaps closed Size 40 Bust 38" Waist 30" Hips 40" Length 36" Excellent condition
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1980s Evening Dresses

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Denim Dress with White Lace Petticoat
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Denim Dress with White Lace Petticoat. Sz 42 Please check measurements, Marked size 42 Bust 36' Waist 28" Hips 40" Length 44" Excellent condition
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Amazing Vintage Holly's Harp 1970s Black + Blue Beaded Silk Jersey Flapper Dress
By Holly Harp
Located in Chicago, IL
Sensational 1970s HOLLY'S HARP black and royal blue silk jersey heavily beaded disco meets flapper dress! Features a double ply silk jersey that hugs the body in all the right places...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Lingerie Vintage Sheer Lace Slip Dress 38 B
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana Lingerie Vintage Sheer Lace Slip Dress Size 38 B Bust 34" Waist 28" Hips 40" Length 36" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

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

Roberto Cavalli Sheer Vintage Gold and Black Knit Zebra Pattern Evening Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Sheer Vintage Gold and Black Knit Zebra Pattern Evening Dress Hard to photograph, it is semi sheer and very sexy with a high side slit. Size 38, lots of stretch Bust...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

John Galliano Vintage 1999 Bias Cut Wood Grain Pattern Black Evening Dress
By John Galliano
Located in San Francisco, CA
John Galliano Vintage 1999 Bias Cut Wood Grain Pattern Black Evening Dress. This is so pretty, but difficult to capture the subtle wood grain pattern. Size 40 Bust 38" Waist 30" ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1960's Pauline Trigere Vintage Purple Cut Out A-Line Shift Dress
By Pauline Trigère
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Pauline Trigere 1960s purple wool crepe A-line shift dress with open slit detail at chest. L shaped seams at bodice. Back zip and hook and eye. Fully lined in silky fabric. ...
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1960s Casual Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Aboriginal Maori Tattoo Print Maxi Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage maxi dress featuring an opulent Aboriginal Maori tattoo print, deep round neckline and open sleeves. Stretchy material. Label reads GAULTIER JEAN'S. Made...
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20th Century Maxi Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Vintage Black Bodycon Dress w Crystal Embellished Snake Collar
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage Black Bodycon Dress with Embellished Snake Collar. Who created the first snake embellished fashion? Ask Eve This is amazing, very stretchy dress, hugs all the...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Vintage Black Sheer Back Sequin Embellished Evening Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage Black Evening Dress with Amazing Sheer Embellished Back. The beautiful feather like embellishement include "sequins" made of black leather. Marked size 46, b...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Alexander McQueen Folkloric Vintage Black Batwing Caftan Dress w Mirror Accents
By Alexander McQueen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Alexander McQueen 2002 Folkloric Black Batwing Caftan Dress with Mirror Accents . Voluminous with buttons at cuffs, this is quite dramatic. Silk / wool blend Zips up the side underne...
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1970s Wedding Dresses

Moschino Vintage Black Sheer Silk Ruffled Sleeveless Column Maxi Dress
By Moschino
Located in San Francisco, CA
Moschino Vintage Sheer Silk Ruffled Sleeveless Column Maxi Dress So sexy. Size 4 Bust 36" Waist 26" Hips 38" Length 59" Execellent condition
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1990s Evening Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Vintage Plaid Cocktail Mini Dress Inner Corset
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana D&G Vintage Plaid Cocktail Mini Dress with inner corset and detachable straps There is a lot of stretch. Missing the detachable straps Marked Size 38, but runs r...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Vintage Orchid Print Pink and Black Evening Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage Orchid Print Pink and Black Evening Dress . There is a lot of stretch in this. Size 40 Bust 36" Waist 28" Hips 40" Length 64" Excellent condition
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1990s Evening Dresses

John Galliano Vintage Sheer Black Lace Trench Style Coat Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in San Francisco, CA
John Galliano Vintage Sheer Black Trench Style Dress Bust 38" Waist 30" Hips 46" Length 42" Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

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Black Vintage Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of black vintage dresses for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of black vintage dresses includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Purple and protectString (more). 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. There have been many classic iterations of black vintage dresses over the years, but those made by Yves Saint Laurent, Moschino and Jean Paul Gaultier are often thought to be among the most stylish. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Black Vintage Dresses?

The prices for black vintage dresses start at $94 and top out at $50,000 with these items, on average, selling for $895.

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.