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1930S Cobalt Blue Velvet Bias Cut Halter Top Gown
Located in New York, NY
1930S Cobalt Blue Velvet Bias Cut Halter Top Gown
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1930s Formal Gowns

Vintage Eyelet Two-Piece Column Dress Set With Matching Cropped Blouse
Located in New York, NY
support and prevents sheerness. On the top, the scalloped hem mimics the eyelet design. It's so
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1970s North American Formal Wear

1920s Pale Chartreuse Green and Cream Silk Dress
Located in London, GB
is composed of an under-dress with pleated skirt and a V-neck, longer tunic-style top that sits over
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1920s American Formal Wear

1950s Grey and White Cotton Box Pleat Dress
Located in London, GB
pattern from a distance. The wide collar is double-layered and topped with contrasting white textured
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1950s British Formal Wear

1950s Cotton Abstract Floral Print Sundress
Located in London, GB
, chartreuse and smudgy pink and burgundy. The bustier top is boned at the front, rear and sides, down to the
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1950s British Formal Wear

1960s French Couture Green and Pink Floral Embroidered Dress
Located in London, GB
style. Mirroring the embroidered detail on the body of the dress, flowers are dotted across the top and
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1960s French Formal Wear

1960s Bramel Model Beaded Coral Red Dress
Located in London, GB
also has these iridescent glass drop beads. The top layer of fabric appears to be a manmade organza
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1960s British Formal Gowns

1960s Paul Jonas Floral Dress with Black Stripes
Located in London, GB
box pleating adding definition around the top of the skirt. With robust spaghetti straps, the fabric
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1960s British Formal Wear

1960S Blue & White Haute Couture Silk Duchess Satin Cut Velvet Gown With Bows
Located in New York, NY
brushstroke print, aligned right on top of the velvet brushstrokes. The designer who made this gown understood
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1960s Formal Gowns

Vintage 1950s Dusty Pink Prom Style Dress
Located in London, GB
. The top is very fitted and has a large shawl style collar that sits over the shoulders. There is a
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1950s Formal Wear

1990s Badgley Mischka Size 10 / 12 Lipstick Red Long Sleeve Evening Midi Dress
By Badgley Mischka
Located in San Diego, CA
Measurements: (lots of stretch) 40-44 inch bust 36-42 inch waist 42-48 inch hips 50 inches from top back
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1990s American Formal Wear

Louis Vuitton Epi Twist Top Handle Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Introducing the Louis Vuitton Epi Twist Top Handle Shoulder Bag, a chic and versatile accessory
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

BC Luxury Blue Crocodile Leather Top Handle Bag
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The BC Luxury Blue Crocodile Leather Top Handle Bag is a stunning accessory that combines timeless
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel 2003 Vintage Beige Caviar Kelly Flap Bag 24k GHW 68109
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Kelly bag. A lady's bag, also seen on Princess Diana, this Chanel classic item has a formal look that
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel 2000 Vintage Beige Caviar Kelly Flap Bag 24k SHW 68170
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Kelly bag. A lady's bag, also seen on Princess Diana, this Chanel classic item has a formal look that
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Chanel 2002 Vintage Black Caviar Classic Kelly Bag 24k GHW 68013
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Princess Diana, this Chanel classic item has a formal look that will dress up any outfit. Meant to be chic
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Taurillon Clemence Rose
By Hermès
Located in Indianapolis, IN
a formal event, going to work, or simply enjoying a day out, carrying the bag will elevate your
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 30 Taurillon Clemence Rose
Hermes Birkin 30 Taurillon Clemence Rose
H 8.86 in W 11.82 in Dm 6.11 in
Hermes 2000 Kelly Retourne 25 Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
a handbag or wear it crossbody for hands-free convenience. The single rolled top handle adds a touch
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Early 2000s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 1993 Black Ardennes Leather 32 Cm
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
formal ensembles, this handbag adds a touch of refinement to any outfit. Indulge in luxury and make a
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1990s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Birkin 35 in Ardennes Leather Black
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
. Whether used for daytime errands or evening events, it effortlessly transitions from casual to formal
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Early 2000s French Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 28cm Black Lizard Leather Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
edges, creating a sleek and formal appearance. This construction style involves using a harder exterior
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2010s French Top Handle Bags

Celine Phoebe Philo 2 tone Medium Edge bag
By Celine
Located in Toronto, CA
occasions, whether casual or formal. Signature Features: The Edge Bag is recognizable by its structured
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2010s Italian Top Handle Bags

Gianni Versace Vintage Elegant Leather Pochette
By Gianni Versace Couture, Gianni Versace
Located in Milano, IT
occasions or formal events.
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1980s Italian Top Handle Bags

Unusual 1920s Lucite Frame Satin Bag
Located in Boca Raton, FL
sturdy. The black satin is pleated where it meets the top of the Lucite frame, giving this bag a
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1920s American Top Handle Bags

Vintage black patent leather bag with handle 1970 USA
Located in Stuttgart, DE
efforts resulted in the production of glossy leather that quickly caught on as a complement for formal
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1950s American Top Handle Bags

New Milly Pewter Panné Velvet Quipao Top with Jeweled Brooch Buttons – S, 2012
By Milly New York
Located in Tucson, AZ
One part short sleeved evening jacket and one part formal top, the best part of this striking piece
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Early 2000s American Blouses and Tops

Rena Lange Tulle Black night formal skirt
By Rena Lange
Located in Bilbao, ES
, Medium-Tall US Matching top also on sale Rena Lange was founded in 1916 as a lingerie label M. Lange
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21st Century and Contemporary German Flare Skirts

1980s VictorCosta GatheredRuched RedSatin BlackVelvet LongSlit Formal Maxi Gown
By Victor Costa
Located in Chicago, IL
For a formal special event, this 1980s maxi dress sleeveless gown by American designer Victor Costa
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1980s American Maxi Dress

Exquisite 1970s Lipstick Red Chiffon Rhinestone Beaded Vintage 70s Goddess Gown
By Mike Benet Formals, MIKE BENET
Located in San Diego, CA
from top shoulder to hem
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1970s American Evening Dresses

Amazing 1970s Vintage One Shoulder Black Sequin Silk 70s Evening Dress Gown
By Mike Benet Formals, MIKE BENET
Located in San Diego, CA
Medium Measurements: 36-38 inch bust 28-30 inch waist Up to 46 inch hips 56 inches from top shoulder to
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1970s American Toga Dresses

Mary McFadden Couture Jacket Sequins Evening Cocktail Formal Embellished Vintage
By Mary McFadden
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
two hook/eye closures (on on top, one on bottom).
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1990s American Jackets

Dsquared2 Brown Patent Leather Round-Toe Stitching Penny Loafers Formal Shoes
By Dsquared2
Located in Downey, CA
Dsquared2 Brown Patent Leather Round-Toe Stitching Penny Loafers Formal Shoes Dsquared2 Loafers
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2010s Italian Shoes

Yves Saint Laurent Blouse Peasant Puffed Sleeve Black Velvet Formal Vintage 38
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
fabulous vintage top that can be worn on or off the shoulders. It looks amazing with a long ruffled skirt
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1980s French Blouses

Giorgio Armani Dress Beaded Fleurette on Tulle Formal Gown 40 / 6 New
By Giorgio Armani
Located in Miami, FL
delicate flowers and vines in a deep gray. The embroidery reveals through to the top layer in a subtle
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses

Valentino Evening Gown 2pc Set Documented Formal Beaded Mosaic Vintage S/S 89
By Valentino
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
ensemble consists of a brown silk chiffon top completely covered in sequins, mother-of-pearl leaves, gold
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1980s Italian Evening Gowns

Issey Miyake 1990s Blue Bubble Skirt
By Issey Miyake
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
. Whether worn with a simple blouse for a chic day-to-day outfit or dressed up with a more formal top for an
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1990s Japanese Skirts

Gucci Yellow Monogram Satin Crop Top
By Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
for a casual chic outfit or something more formal, this top offers endless styling possibilities
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2010s Italian Crop Tops

Louis Vuitton Multicolor Linen Top Men’s
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Indianapolis, IN
modern touch to the classic polo silhouette, making it a versatile choice for both casual and semi-formal
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2010s French Collars

Chanel SS21 Silk Bustier Crop Top
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Introducing the Chanel SS21 Silk Bustier Crop Top, a captivating blend of elegance and
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2010s Italian Crop Tops

Burgundy velvet top hat, pp. s. XX – France
Located in VALLADOLID, ES
city. The top hat then began to be used in more formal events, a use that still continues today
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1890s English Hats

Rosetta Getty Black Satin Front-tie Sleeveless Top, Size 4
By Rosetta Getty
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
. Effortlessly pairing with a range of bottoms, this top is a versatile wardrobe staple, suitable for both formal
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2010s North American Blouses and Tops

Thierry Mugler 80s vintage black skirt with attached signature belted halter top
By Thierry Mugler, Thierry Mugler Couture
Located in Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest
belted halter top. Crafted with the utmost attention to detail, this exquisite piece features a long
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1980s French Evening Gowns

Dsquared2 Khaki Classic DSQ2 Camouflage Collar Long Sleeve Shirt Button-down Top
By Dsquared2
Located in Downey, CA
Dsquared2 Khaki Classic DSQ2 Camouflage Collar Long Sleeve Shirt Button-down Top A timeless design
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2010s Italian Shirts

Jean Paul Gaultier Kim Kardashian Mesh Optical Illusion Striped Nude Body Top
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in PARIS, FR
Tattoo Vintage 90s 1996 SS Mad Max Tee Top Shirt Jean Paul Gaultier yellow optical illusion printed mesh
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1990s Tunics

ALEXANDER McQUEEN F/W 1999 Gray Wool Plaid Wrap Fringe Sleeveless Vest Knit Top
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Thiensville, WI
ALEXANDER McQUEEN F/W 1999 Gray Wool Plaid Wrap Fringe Sleeveless Vest Knit Top Brand
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1990s Italian Sweater Vests

PRADA c.1990's Brown Knit Wool Dyed Lamb Fur Sleeveless Pullover Turtleneck Top
By Miuccia Prada, Prada
Located in Thiensville, WI
PRADA c.1990's Brown Knit Wool Dyed Fur Sleeveless Pullover Turtleneck Shirt Top Brand
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1990s Italian Blouses and Tops

ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 2000 "Eye" Gold Metallic Lame Form Fit Cutout Blouse Top
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Thiensville, WI
ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 2000 "Eye" Gold Metallic Lame Structured Form Fit Cutout Blouse Top Brand
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Early 2000s Italian Blouses

NWT Rochas Runway Fall 2004 Size 42 / 10 Gold Silk Short Sleeve Crop Top Blouse
By Rochas
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic avant-garde ROCHAS new with tags RUNWAY Fall / Winter 2004 gold crop top ! Brand new with
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Early 2000s French Blouses and Tops

Gucci Ace GG Supreme Sz 7 Leather Low Top Men's Sneakers GG-S0805P-0003
By Gucci
Located in Downey, CA
Heel Height:Low 1"-2" Heel Style:Chunky Occasion:Active Athletic Material:Leather Type: Formal Shoes No
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2010s Italian Shoes

Chloe Metallic Grey Pebbled Leather Shopper Tote
By Chloé
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Flaunt your fashion quotient by adorning this top-class shopper tote from Chloe. It has an amazing
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2010s Italian Tote Bags

Manolo Blahnik Black Suede Cut Out Detail Pointed Toe Pumps Size 39
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
detailing, 9 cm high heels, leather insoles, leather soles and a sculpted top line. They are perfect for
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2010s Heels

1950s Art Deco Brown & Brass Alligator Evening Bag Cosmetic Case
Located in University City, MO
the interior has a stationary vanity mirror Makes an elegant evening bag accessory for formal
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1950s Unknown Evening Bags and Minaudières

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Leather Tote Bag Black
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Indianapolis, IN
upper part, creating a striking contrast against the deep black hue. The bag features dual top handles
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2010s Italian Tote Bags

Chanel Cerf Executive East West Small Black Caviar Leather Handbag
By Chanel
Located in AUBERVILLIERS, FR
elongated leather top handles, a silver Mademoiselle turn lock, this bag exudes simplicity and
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cerf Executive 2005 East West Small Camel Caviar Leather Handbag
By Chanel
Located in AUBERVILLIERS, FR
camel color, featuring elongated leather top handles, a silver Mademoiselle turn lock, this bag exudes
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Cerf Executive East West Small White Caviar Leather Handbag
By Chanel
Located in AUBERVILLIERS, FR
, featuring elongated leather top handles, a silver Mademoiselle turn lock, this bag exudes simplicity and
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

1970s Royal Blue Fully Sequin Dolman Sleeves Vintage 70s Evening Gown Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
. Dolman sleeves can accommodate an array of bust sizes. A true show stopper that is great for any formal
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1970s American Evening Gowns

Missoni 1980s Multicolor Knit Button-Up Cardigan
By Missoni
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
fully buttoned as a dress, partially buttoned as a top, or fully unbuttoned as a lightweight cardigan
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1980s Italian Cardigans

Issey Miyake Resort 2018 Pleated Skirt
By Issey Miyake
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
print layered on top of horizontal pleats, creating a striking and vibrant visual effect. The pleated
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2010s Japanese Skirts

Issey Miyake 1990s Pleats Please Multicolor Pants
By Issey Miyake
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
. Pair them with a simple top for a casual yet stylish ensemble, or dress them up with a tailored blouse
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1990s Japanese Pants

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Formal Top For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary formal top you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for an option in black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in gray, blue and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a formal top may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. An accessory like this designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Formal Top?

On average, a formal top on 1stDibs sells for $745, while they’re typically $75 on the low end and $47,531 for the highest priced versions of this item.