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1970s Pierre Cardin Drop Waist dress
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Pierre cardin orange silk dress. Size: 6 Shoulder: 14inches; Bust: 36 inches/ waist: 36" Hip: 36.5"/ length: 52.5 inches. Sleeve length: 22inches.
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Vivetta Printed Drop Waist Dress US 4
Located in London, GB
Vivetta Printed Drop Waist Dress - Illustractive print all-over - Round neckline - Half ruffle trim sleeves - Self-tie waist - Removable black lace collar - Button fastening to the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

20s Velvet Floral Printed Drop Waist Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
20s velvet floral printed drop waist dress with beaded embellishment along bust line. Chiffon trim along hemline. Unlined
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1920s Sac Dresses

1960s Rose Printed Drop-Waist Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s drop waist floral printed cotton day dress with layered gathered ruched bust along the v-neckline. The shoulder openings are trimmed with matching piping. The back has an expos...
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1960s Day Dresses

1950’s Green Cotton Drop Waist Dress
Located in London, GB
A simple yet stylish and wearable 1950’s day dress in a crisp green cotton. Featuring a square cut neckline, cap sleeves, drop waist with shaped band and two matching bows to the fro...
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1950s Day Dresses

Chanel Navy Blue Knit Drop Waist Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel sleeveless Navy blue knit dress with blue and white piping tassel on the sleeve and collar. Fun casual attire. Marked size: 42F/ Medium Bust: 36-38 inches
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

1970s Swiss Dot and Chantilly Lace Dropped Waist Dress
Located in London, GB
This dress is a great example of a 1970/1980s version of an early 1920s dress, with the classic drop waist design. The 1920s revival began in 1974 with the film The Great Gatsby and ...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Ramy Brook Orange Sleeveless Drop Waist Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Orange sleeveless drop waist dress by Ramy Brook. Crew neckline. Keyhole at nape featuring button closure. 38" bust, 32" waist, 37" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Exc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Peach Glass Beaded Drop waist Dress, 1920s
Located in San Francisco, CA
1920's Peach Glass Beaded Drop-waist Dress. Peach Drop-waist dress with multicolored glass beading featuring Peacock design. Smocked waist band that forms bow in the back. Built in l...
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1920s Day Dresses

Lanvin Black & Gold Embellished Drop-Waist Dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black and gold embellished drop-waist dress by Lanvin. V-neck. Long sleeves. Tiered ruffle hem. Pullover style. 30" bust, 28" waist, 36" length. Condition: P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1960s Yellow Daisy Printed Drop-Waist Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s yellow drop waist dress featuring a dense daisy print in tones of yellow and grey. The skirt is pleated and the peter pan collar is finished with a buckled elongated tie.
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1960s Day Dresses

1920S Silk Chiffon Long Sleeve Tropical Floral Drop Waist Dress
Located in New York, NY
1920S Silk Chiffon Long Sleeve Tropical Floral Drop Waist Dress
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1920s Casual Dresses

Zuhair Murad White Dropped Waist Dress - Size XS
By Zuhair Murad
Located in London, GB
Zuhair Murad White Dropped Waist Dress -Lace maxi dress with dropped waist -Sheer lace dress with lining -Side zip closure -Scoop neckline Please note, these items are pre-owned an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1920s Silk Black Multi Colored Beaded Drop Waisted Dress
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning 1920's beaded drop waist dress. Flapper era. Snaps closure up the side and along the sleeve. Scalloped Sleeves. Lined with a silk slip. This is truly a stunning wearable fla...
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1920s Art Deco Evening Dresses

Black French Lace Drop Waist Dress
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This dress is composed of a black French lace and features a drop waist design. A great piece. Measures (Approximately) Length: 40.5" Bust: 32" Waist: 33" Hip: 36"
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

20s Black Velvet Drop Waist Dress with Floral Beadwork
Located in San Francisco, CA
20s Black Velvet Dress with Floral Beadwork. Cutout strips along top of shoulders/arms. Snap closure entry along left side and shoulder. Unlined.
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1920s Cocktail Dresses

Jil Sander Black Virgin Wool Drop Waist Dress
By Jil Sander
Located in Port Hope, ON
Minimalist, well tailored dress with a drop waist and lovely leather belt at hip. The dress has a round neck with two decorative metal snap button which create a fold. These are repl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1920'S Yellow & Grey Floral Silk Chiffon Pullover Cape Sleeve Drop Waist Dress
Located in New York, NY
1920'S Yellow & Grey Floral Silk Chiffon Pullover Cape Sleeve Drop Waist Dress
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1920s Casual Dresses

Alexander McQueen 2008 Black Drop Waist Dress with Pink Silk Band Detail
By Alexander McQueen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Alexander McQueen black sleeveless drop waist dress with deep v back and black and pink silk bands at dropped waist. From the 2008 collection created as a tribute to McQueen's mentor...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

20s Black Silk Drop Waist Dress with Gold & Green Beading
Located in San Francisco, CA
20s Black Silk Drop Waist Dress with Gold & Green Beading. Beaded trim along collar, short sleeves and at either hip. Unlined.
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1920s Sac Dresses

PIERRE CARDIN c.1960’s Mod Space Age Black Drop Waist Dress Accordion Pleating
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Thiensville, WI
PIERRE CARDIN c.1960’s Mod Space Age Black Drop Waist Dress Accordion Pleating Circa: 1960’s Label(s): Pierre Cardin Paris New York, The Needle Craft Atlantic City Designer: Pierre ...
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1960s Casual Dresses

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN red silk GEORGETTE FLORAL DROP WAIST Dress 42 M
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Zürich, CH
Alexander McQueen floral-print drop-waist dress in red silk georgette (100%). Has a mandarine collar, button front, cuffed long sleeves. Lined in silk (100%). Has been worn and is in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Biba Blue Drop Waist Mini Dress
Located in Houston, TX
2008 featured Biba blue mini dress with a Prussian front. Large silk flounce, bodice front. Textured fabric on skirt as well as neck line and arm holes. Top and bottom are separated...
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20th Century Mini Dresses

1980s Ungaro Black & Cream Rayon Drop Waist Dress W/ Velvet Collar & Heart Print
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 1980s Ungaro black and cream "distressed heart" print rayon dress: Dropped-waist style with button-down front, pleated skirt and velvet buckled collar. Full Dolman sleeves and str...
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1980s Informal Dresses

1920s Lace Drop-Waist Dress with Soft Rose Lining
Located in San Francisco, CA
Lace dress with intricate floral and linework motives, lined with a soft pink rose silk jersey. The drop waist silhouette accentuates the lace-tiered skirt and the lace trim around t...
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1920s Day Dresses

EMILIO PUCCI c.1960’s Orange Tan Geometric Signature Print Drop Waist Dress Belt
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Thiensville, WI
EMILIO PUCCI c.1960’s Orange Tan Geometric Signature Print Drop Waist Dress Belt Circa: 1960’s Label(s): Emilio Pucci Style: Drop Waist Dress Color(s): Shades of orange and tan ...
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage 1980 Christian Dior Haute Couture Ivory Silk Pleated Drop-Waist Dress
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The House of Dior has been an enduring icon of Haute Couture. While the House of Dior is still a thriving business today, Dior's untimely death in 1957 left the fashion world without...
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1980s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage Norma Walters Size 8 Black + White + Yellow Abstract Drop Waist Dress
By Norma Walters
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible vintage 1980s NORMA WALTERS black, white and yellow abstract drop waist silk maxi dress! Features a billow fit dolman sleeve blosue, with elastic waistband and flirt full ...
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1980s Maxi Dress

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Smocked Drop Waist Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche cotton dress from the 1970s. Orange, white, pink and blue all over chintz print. Smocked bodice with drop waist and mid length skirt. Smocking creates ...
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1970s Day Dresses

KOOS VAN DEN AKKER c.1980s 2 Piece Tri-Color Polka Dot Drop Waist Dress + Scarf
By Koos Van den Akker
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage Koos Van Den Akker c.1980's two piece tri-color polka dot drop waist dress with scarf. Tri-color blocked abstract polka dot print in shades of red, teal, and purple. Crew nec...
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1980s Casual Dresses

Vintage Brioni Yellow + Gold Silk 1920s Style Drop Waist Dress + Turban Sash
By Brioni
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible vintage BRIONI Couture 20s flapper style yellow and gold silk drop waist dress and turban caftan sash! Luxurious Italian silk fabric drapes the body beautifully. Loose fit...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

1960s Drop Waist Fringe Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Drop Waist Fringe Cocktail Dress. Fully faced. Back zip closure.
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

60s Teal Drop Waist Knife Pleat Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
60s Teal Drop Waist Knife Pleat Dress (belt included but not original)
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1920s Silk Georgette Drop Waist Dress with Embroidered Flounce
Located in San Francisco, CA
1920s Silk Georgette Drop Waist Dress with Embroidered Flounce. Black Silk chiffon dress with drop waist, machine embroidered flounce and peplum.
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1920s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Stunning 1970s Pierre Cardin Vintage Brown Silk Pleated Drop Waist Dress
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage 1970s Pierre Cardin! All done in gorgeous pleated silk, this dress features sheer balloon sleeves, a drop waist, and ruffled edges. Fully lined with rear zip and hoo...
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1970s Day Dresses

Oscar de la Renta 1970s Black + Burgundy Red Iridescent Sequin Drop Waist Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic 70s vintage OSCAR DE LA RENTA black and burgundy red long sleeve drop waist dress! Features a Victorian / Renaissance vibe that was very distinct in the early 1970s. Features bl...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Guy Laroche Vintage Purple Satin Jacquard & Black Velvet Drop Waist Dress, 1980s
By Guy Laroche
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage women's evening dress from the 80s by Guy Laroche with an oversized / blousy fit on top with a drop waist, high neck and velvet skirt. Size: Marked vintage 38 wh...
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1980s Shift Cocktail Dresses

Original 1920s Lame Drop Waist Flapper Dress
Located in London, GB
Extraordinary and original 1920s unlabeled couture lame flapper dress. This dress has a beautiful simplicity of line juxtaposed with a detailed baroque pattern woven into the lightwe...
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1920s Sheath Dresses

Vintage 1920's Mint-Green Chiffon & Floral Motif Beaded Lace Drop-Waist Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Undiminished by time, this 1920's mint-green dance dress still casts its magical spell. Like a Great Gatsby fairy! This exceptional French beauty is fashioned in three different fabr...
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1920s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1968 Christian Dior Couture London Stripe Silk Pleated Drop-Waist Dress
By Marc Bohan
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The House of Dior has been an enduring icon of Haute Couture. While the House of Dior is still a thriving business today, Dior's untimely death in 1957 left the fashion world without...
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1960s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1970s Bill Blass Purple Drop Waist Pleat Skirt Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Houston, TX
Fantastic 1970s Bill Blass knee length dress has long sleeves and boasts a high round collar. The dress features an amazing pointillism - like print of black, purple, and lavender st...
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1970s Casual Dresses

ALEXANDER McQUEEN c. 2007 Red / Navy Check Ribbon Band Silk Drop Waist Dress
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Thiensville, WI
ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 2008 Red / Navy Check Silk Drop Waist Sash Sleeveless Dress Brand / Manufacturer: Alexander McQueen Designer: Alexander McQueen Collection: c. 2007 Style: Drop...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

1920s Chiffon Drop Waist "Flapper" Dress with Black Lace
Located in Houston, TX
Delicate and wonderful, this sheer almost antique dress from the 1920's is a pure dream. Dress has stitching running from neck and shoulder to mid dress, mimicking pleats. One se...
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20th Century Maxi Dresses

50s Drop Waist Lace Tiered Skirt Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s drop waist lace tiered skirt with fitted bodice. Slightly off shoulder. Chocolate brown lace, mocha colored lining. Bust: 34-36 inches Waist: 26 inches Hip: up to 39 inches Len...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

1920s Printed Silk Velvet Long Sleeve Drop Waist Flapper Dress
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1920s printed silk velvet, long sleeve, drop waist flapper dress with layered asymmetrical hem. Classic 20's flapper dress with a mini confetti floral print in autumn shades on silk ...
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1920s Chemise Dresses

1920s Black Drop-waist Dress With Beading and Drape Accents
Located in San Francisco, CA
1920s Black Drop-waist Dress With Beading and Drape Accents. The hand appliqué is trimmed in lamé rope and rounded studs. The shoulder has a georgette drape and the face of the dress...
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1920s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1920S Coral Embroidered Silk Long Sleeve Drop Waist Dress With Faux Shirt Front
Located in New York, NY
1920S Coral Embroidered Silk Long Sleeve Drop Waist Dress With Faux Shirt Front Detail
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1920s Day Dresses

1920S Navy Blue Silk & Velvet Pintucked Drop Waist Day Dress
Located in New York, NY
1920S Navy Blue Silk & Velvet Pintucked Drop Waist Day Dress
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1920s Casual Dresses

Vintage NIna Ricci Size 14 / 16 Red Black Flapper Style Flower Drop Waist Dress
By Nina Ricci
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage NINA RICCI red and black flower printed drop waist 1920s style flapper inspired dress! Features red and black floral print throughout. Hidden buttons up the front n...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

KOOS VAN DEN AKKER c.1980's Black White Red Dot Pop Art Wear Drop Waist Dress
By Koos Van den Akker
Located in Thiensville, WI
KOOS VAN DEN AKKER c.1980's Black White Red Dot Pop Art Wear Drop Waist Dress Circa: 1980’s Label(s): “KOOS”, Koos Van Den Akker New York Designer: Koos Van Den Akker Style: Drop w...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1920s Floral Printed Chiffon Drop-waist Dress with Lace Accents
Located in San Francisco, CA
1920s custom-made Floral printed chiffon evening dress with applied drop waist, black lace and chiffon overskirt, Art Deco bodice with shear panels, and hand rolled edges. The dress ...
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1920s Evening Dresses and Gowns

50s Flocked Velvet Drop Waist Cocktail Dress - Inspiration
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s flocked Velvet Drop Waist Cocktail Dress. There is a lot of fading and wear on the velvet of the skirt, as well as badly done repairs to the shoulder and armhole area. That being...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Red Cotton Drop Waist Dress with Floral Motif Size 36
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Yves Saint Laurent dress is composed of a red cotton and features a floral pattern. There are buttons at the sleeves and a hip tie detail. In excellent condition. Made in France...
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1980s Day Dresses

SAINT LAURENT midnight blue cotton DROP WAIST MIN Shift Dress 40
By Saint Laurent
Located in Zürich, CH
Saint Laurent drop-waist long-sleeve dress in midnight blue cotton (100%). With mandarin collar, embroidered front, decorative crochet buttons, bishop sleeves, and pleated skirt. Clo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Casual Dresses

1980s Zandra Rhodes Abstract Motif Drop Waist Silk Dress
By Zandra Rhodes
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Looking For The Perfect 80s Dress? Well It's Arrived! Circa 1980s, this Zandra Rhodes asymmetrical drop waist dress features a cream and black pattern of flowers, swirls and tribal i...
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1980s Evening Dresses

EMILIO PUCCI c.1960's Multicolor Zigzag Signature Print Drop Waist Shift Dress
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage c.1960's Emilio Pucci multicolor zigzag signature print silk jersey shift dress. Decorative border detailing around bust, cuffs, drop waist, and hem. Wrist length sleeves. Ba...
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1960s Shift Dresses

Alaia Black Knit Dress W/ High Neckline Dropped Waist and Pleated Flared Skirt
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderful basic from Azzedine Alaia: A blackwool knit dress with a high crew banded neckline, 3/4 sleeves, a dropped waist and a full pleated skirt. Zippered back.
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21st Century and Contemporary Informal Dresses

1920S Floral Silk Chiffon Drop Waist Garden Party Dress With Floaty Handkerchi
Located in New York, NY
1920S Floral Silk Chiffon Drop Waist Garden Party Dress With Floaty Handkerchief Hem
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1920s Casual Dresses

Chic 1920s Ivory ' Candy Stripe ' Silk Drop Waist Vintage 20s Day Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredibly chic 1920s 20s silk vintage dress! Classic drop waist style with a side bow at the waist. Tie at neck. Ivory silk with pastel blue, pink, yellow and green vertical stripes...
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1920s Cocktail Dresses

1950S Sepia & Purple Silk Abstract Floral Dress With Petaled Drop-Waist Skirt
Located in New York, NY
1950S Sepia & Purple Silk Abstract Floral Dress With Petaled Drop-Waist Skirt
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

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