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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chanel Navy Blue Knit Drop Waist Dress
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
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

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

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

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

J.W. Anderson Black Drop Waist Pleated Trousers - Size US4
Located in London, GB
J.W. Anderson Black Drop Waist Pleated Trousers -Luxurious soft striped texture -Drop waist cut -Triangle belt loop details to the back -Pleat details to the waits -Pleat detai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pleated Pants

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

1960s Avocado Green Floral Printed Drop-Waist Day Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s avocado green cotton-linen blend day dress featuring a floral print in two shades of pink. The skirt of the dress is full at the drop-waist. This dress is fully lined, sleevele...
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1960s 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

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

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

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

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

1950s Du-Rite Floral Cotton Dress With Dropped Waist
Located in London, GB
This charming 1950s cotton sun dress with a softly abstracted floral print in soft pastel shades in pink, blue, green and grey is a lovely piece for summer. It features a dropped wai...
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1950s 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

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

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

1920S White Cotton Embroidered Tulle & Edwardian Lace Dropped Waist Dress
Located in New York, NY
1920S White Cotton Embroidered Tulle & Edwardian Lace Dropped Waist Dress
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1920s Slips

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

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

1920S Brown Silk Burnout Velvet Devoré Drop Waist Flapper Dress
Located in New York, NY
1920S Brown Silk Burnout Velvet Devoré Drop Waist Flapper Dress
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1920s Day 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

Ralph Lauren Gown - Collection - Cream Beaded Drop Waist Tulle Dress
By Ralph Lauren
Located in San Francisco, CA
RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION evening gown comes in textured cotton tulle completely beaded and features satin piping and drop waist pleated tulle skirt. Made in USA. New with Tags. Mar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail 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

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

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

John Galliano 1990s floral silk chiffon drop waist evening dress
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano 1990s floral chiffon drop waist evening dress - sample made for Vogue Magazine
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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

Paul Daunay drop waist silk cocktail dress, circa 1952-57
By Paul Daunay
Located in London, GB
Exquisite and extremely rare Paul Daunay cocktail dress, circa 1952-57. The dress is fabricated in a fine silk with an abstract floral print. Drop waist with full pleated skirt, fitt...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1920S Navy Blue Silk Charmeuse & Lace Scalloped Dropped Waist Cocktail Dress W
Located in New York, NY
1920S Navy Blue Silk Charmeuse & Lace Scalloped Dropped Waist Cocktail Dress With White Floral Beading
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1920s Cocktail Dresses

Black silk velvet drop waist cocktail dress with puffball skirt, c. 1960
Located in London, GB
Black silk velvet couture cocktail dress with drop waist, puffball skirt, ribbon bow fastening and silk lining. c. 1960
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1920S Black Silk Velvet Drop-Waist Jacket Lined In Cream Satin
Located in New York, NY
1920S Black Silk Velvet Drop-Waist Jacket Lined In Cream Satin
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1920s Blouses

Vintage 1960's Tropical Tiki Floral Print Cotton Drop-Waist Tiered Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Truly a wonderful and unusual designer sundress from Sara's Las Vegas boutique. I think this is one of the best examples of 1960's flower power fashion I have seen in a long time. Th...
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

John Galliano 2000s Leather Size 4 Distressed Print Drop Waist Belted Skirt
By John Galliano
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic early 2000s JOHN GALLIANO brown distressed print leather skirt! Features a soft leather with a distressed print. Drop waist has a belt that buckles in the front. Flattering desc...
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Early 2000s Pleated Skirts

50s I Magnin Drop Waist Silk Taffeta Petal Sleeve Dress with Brooch
By I. Magnin
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s I Magnin Drop Waist Silk Taffeta Petal Sleeve Dress with Brooch
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1950s Evening 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

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

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

Ivory Lace Drop-Waist Wedding Gown with Bateau Neck - XS, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
The unusual combination of a drop waist and fit-and-flare silhouette impart a charm reminiscent of Givenchy's designs for Audrey Hepburn. Perfectly balanced by transparent lace cap s...
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1950s Wedding Dresses

EMILIO PUCCI c.1970s Multicolor Floral Print Cotton Jersey Drop Waist Sundress
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage c.1970s Emilio Pucci cotton jersey drop waist sundress. All over multicolor abstract floral signature print motif. Decorative border on neckline, waist, and hem. Spaghetti st...
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1970s Summer 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

Traina Norell Black Satin Cocktail Dress,Drop Waist & Full Skirt xs
By Traina-Norell, I. Magnin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a wonderful vintage dress from designers Traina-Norell. It is made of a heavy black satin and has a fitted bodice, drop waist and very full skirt. There is a button front clo...
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1940s Cocktail 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

1920S Yellow Green & Orange Floral Silk Chiffon Pullover Drop-Waist Flapper Dre
Located in New York, NY
1920S Yellow Green & Orange Floral Silk Chiffon Pullover Drop-Waist Flapper Dress With Ruffled Lace Collar Bias Flounced Skirt
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1920s Casual 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

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

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