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1970s Indian Red and Black Sheer Silk Hand Block Print Dress
By Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann, Judith Ann
Located in Houston, TX
Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann. Beautiful floral print sheer silk bishop-sleeved dress. Square neckline, flowy midi, with a gathered drop waist. Comes with a coordinating belt. Dress is...
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970s Original Paisley Print Indian Block Work Dress
Located in London, GB
An original 1970s floral Indian paisley print dress in a vibrant pinky red and pale orange. The design boasts a high neck collar and a bibbed front yoke in a similar floral print. Th...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Moschino Color Block Face Print Dress
By Moschino, Moschino Jeans
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous dress with a face print from Moschino. It is adorned on the front with a brightly colored vintage style photo print of a face enhanced with flowers, birds and jewelry. T...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

1990's Jean Paul Gaultier Face Block Print Long Sleeve Shift Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1990's Face Print Velvet and Silk Long Sleeve Mid-Length Shift Dress with a turtleneck and back zipper. Iconic Vintage. New With Tag.
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20th Century Shift Dresses

Marimekko Vintage 1980s 80s Textile Print Color Block Avant Garde Batwing Dress
By Marimekko
Located in Sparks, NV
Colorful geometric screen printed avant garde dress by Finnish textile designer Marimekko. Drop waist and batwing sleeves. Details: Unlined No closure Circa: 80s Label: Mar...
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1980s Day Dresses

MORPHEW COLLECTION Cream & Light Blue Silk Hand Block Printed Kaftan Made From
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Cream & Light Blue Silk Hand Block Printed Kaftan Made From 1950’S Japanese Kimono MORPHEW COLLECTION is made entirely by hand in our NYC Ateliér of rare antique m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kaftans

Vintage One Sleeve Maxi dress in Mode Block Print
Located in Antwerp, BE
Circa 1980 one sleeve maxi dress by August max . The stretchy nature of the synthetic jersey fabric allow for stretch so it can fit a size 38-42 depending if you want to wear the dre...
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Late 20th Century Maxi Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Color Blocked Zebra Printed Empire Waist Sheath Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Henrico, VA
This dress by Oscar de la Renta is made of 100% cotton. The dresses print is an animal like striped print and is color blocked in blue and purple. The dress has an empire waist and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sheath Dresses

1980's Koos Gray Print Block Coatdress
By Koos Van den Akker
Located in North Miami Beach, FL
Adorned with print motif, this 1980's Koos gray print block coatdress is sure to be a stand out piece in your wardrobe. Clever paneling creates for interesting style lines, this coa...
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1980s Day Dresses

1970S Blue & Purple Cotton Indian Block Printed Dress
Located in New York, NY
1970S Blue & Purple Cotton Indian Block Printed Dress
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1970s Casual Dresses

I. Magnin 80s Cotton Block-Print Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
An 80s block-print cotton dress in turquoise, yellow and black from Anciens. Originally sold at I. Magnin. One size fits all.
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1980s Informal Dresses

1970s Paper Thin 100% Sheer Silk Indian Hand-Block Print Dress
By Judith Ann
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning paper thing silk dress with a hand block printed Indian design by Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann. Huge billowy balloon sleeves and soft delicate creamy silk fabric. Ju...
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1970s Day Dresses

Missoni Signature Print Color Block Knit Dress
By Missoni
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Missoni Brown Knit Mini Dress with Slip Multi-Color Color Block detail at Hem in Signature Missoni Print Size 36 New with Tags Retail $595
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21st Century and Contemporary Casual Dresses

Morphew Collection African Indian Block Print Tribal Cotton Dress
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
Morphew Collection African Indian Block Print Tribal Cotton Dress
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21st Century and Contemporary Casual Dresses

Ritu Kumar Indian Hand Block Printed Silk Dress, 1970's
By Ritu Kumar for Roshafi
Located in Atlanta, GA
1970's hand block printed silk dress by Indian designer, Ritu Kumar, for Roshafi. The pullover construction hooks at the keyhole collar with a lightly elasticized modified drop wais...
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1970s Informal Dresses

African Block Printed Cotton Tunic Dress
Located in New York, NY
This piece can be worn both as an over dress, short dress, or waistcoat. Ties at side with wood beads. Made from handwoven west African fabric printed by hand.
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Chloe Multicolor Block Print Ruffle Trim Dress S
By Chloe
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This gorgeous dress from the house of Chloe is great for formal occasions. It has been crafted from 100% silk and flaunts a multicolored block print pattern throughout. It has been d...
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2010s Day Dresses

Vintage 1974 Ossie Clark Red Floral Celia Birtwell Print Crepe Block Color Dress
By Ossie Clark
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
English fashion designer, Raymond Ossie Clark, was a leading light in the London "swinging sixties" fashion era and is now renowned for his romantic flowing dresses and dramatic ense...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1970's Bill Blass Silk Organza Color Blocked Print Maxi
By Bill Blass
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fabulous Bill Blass 70's Organza Trans-Period Color Blocked Maxi Dress with Gathered Flare Sleeves.
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Color Block Print Vintage Sundress
Located in Alford, MA
Enjoy the warm weather in this color block sundress from the 1960s-'70s featuring a small black floral repeat on turquoise, orange, purple, and pink sections. Spaghetti-strap bodice ...
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1970s Day Dresses

JEAN-CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC Size 8 Color Block Linen Cartoon Print Coat Dress
By Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Located in San Francisco, CA
This fabulous vintage JEAN-CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC coat dress comes in cream, pink, yellow, turquoise, purple and red color block linen with lovely cartoon eye, fish and sun cartoon d...
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1980s Day Dresses

Vintage 1970s Indian Cotton Gauze Block Print Dress with Balloon Sleeves
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A stunning vintage and highly collectable vintage Indian dress from the 70s in a fine cotton gauze which is so floaty has a just the right amount of sheerness when the sun hits the s...
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1970s Kaftans

Judith Ann 1970s Vintage Paper Thin Silk Indian Hand-Block Print Dress
By Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann, Judith Ann
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning paper thing silk dress with a hand block printed Indian design by Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann. Billowy balloon sleeves and soft delicate creamy silk fabric. Just go...
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1970s Day Dresses

Vintage 1970s Paper Thin 100% Sheer Silk Indian Hand-Block Print Dress
By Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann, Neiman Marcus
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning paper thing silk dress with a hand block printed Indian design by Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann. Billowy balloon sleeves and soft delicate creamy silk fabric. Just go...
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1970s Day Dresses

1970s Judith Ann Vintage Paper Thin Silk Indian Hand-Block Print Dress
By Judith Ann
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning paper thing silk dress with a hand block printed Indian design by Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann. Billowy balloon sleeves and soft delicate creamy silk fabric. Just go...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann 1970s Vintage 100% Silk Indian Hand-Block Print Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann 1970s vintage Indian hand block printed 100% silk dress and sash. Unlined with front hook closure at neckline, button and snap closure a...
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1970s Kaftans

Christian Lacroix Stretchy Red Pink Graffiti Print Color Block Tube Dress, 1990s
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Lacroix Pret-a-Porter 1990s super stretchy bodycon strapless dress in quartered red and pink fabric with black graffiti-like polka dots, stripes, and tribal print. Pull on,...
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1990s Casual Dresses

Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann 1970s Hand Block Printed Silk Dress
By Judith Ann
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann boho style dress in 100% silk with a floral print in a variation of maroon, tan, and brown colors on a black background. Dress has cuffed sleeves with butto...
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1970s Day Dresses

1970s Vintage 100% Silk Hand Block Printed Indian Caftan Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage hand block printed caftan maxi dress in 100% silk. Gorgeous Indian print and bat wing sleeves. Free size will fit XS-XL. No closure, pulls on. Unlined.
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1970s Kaftans

Phool Vintage Indian Cotton Smock Floral Block Print & Gold Paint Dress, 1970s
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Phool Vintage Indian Cotton Smock Floral Block Print & Gold Paint Dress, 1970s Estimated Size: Best fits a women's Small to Medium due to loose, smock fit. Bust - up to 40” / 1...
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1970s Kaftans

1970s Vintage Sheer Cotton Gauze Indian Blue Block Print Hippie Boho Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Paper thin vintage 1970s cotton gauze dress in a blue floral Indian block print. Unlined with front tie closure. High low hem. The marked size is small. 100% cotton. The bust measure...
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1970s Kaftans

Phool Vintage Indian Cotton Smock Floral Block Print & Gold Paint Dress, 1970s
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Phool Vintage Indian Cotton Smock Floral Block Print & Gold Paint Dress, 1970s Estimated Size: Best fits a women's Small to Medium due to loose, smock fit. Bust - up to 40” / 1...
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1970s Kaftans

1970s Pakistani I. Magnin Hand Block Print Kaftan
By I. Magnin
Located in Houston, TX
Kaftans are so "in" and this one is a winner! This taupe, mustard, and rust print on cotton was made for I. Magnin in Pakistan. Mini mirrors embroidered at random intervals atop the...
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1970s Kaftans

Sheer gauze block print with gold caftan from India 1960s Woodward & Lothrop
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Sheer gauze block print with gold caftan from India 1960s Woodward & Lothrop...Bias cut block printed sheer gauze creates a caftan or dress that really flows...Pull on caftan dress c...
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1960s Kaftans

Indian Hand Block Print Cotton Kaftan with Leather Macrame and Wood Bead Trim
Located in San Francisco, CA
This Indian cotton print Kaftan is ready for any Summer resort get-away. Vintage Indian cotton is block-printed in rich shades of yellow, brown and maroon with green leaves. The Kaft...
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1970s Kaftans

Block Print Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary block print dress you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Brown and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Beige, Gray and more. If you’re looking for a block print dress from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Judith Ann, Ritu Kumar for Judith Ann and Bill Blass each produced a popular version that is worth a look. 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 Block Print Dress?

On average, a block print dress on 1stDibs sells for $675, while they’re typically $216 on the low end and $1,500 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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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