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Prom Dresses

Jessica McClintock for Gunne Sax Strapless Lime Ballerina Dress – Small, 2003
Located in Tucson, AZ
like lime cotton candy. Strapless prom dress with straight cut bodice and slightly curved dropped
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Early 2000s American Ballerina Dresses

Will Steinman New Look Pink Blue Strapless Back Bow Bouffant Party Dress-S, 1950
By Will Steinman
Located in Tucson, AZ
. Strapless prom dress with flexible boning along front and rear princess seams; triple-layer skirt with pink
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1950s American Ballerina Dresses

1950s Turquoise Layered Tulle Net Halterneck Dress
Located in London, GB
This original 1950s turquoise and net prom dress is a real show-stopping, fairy tale piece. It
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1950s American Ball Gowns

Vintage 1950s Dusty Pink Prom Style Dress
Located in London, GB
to shape the dress. The skirt is densely gathered around the waist so the skirt has lots of volume
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1950s Formal Wear

1980s Prom Night Blacke Dress Embellished Pois on Skirt
Located in Capri, IT
1980s Prom Night Blacke Dress Embellished Pois on Skirt Totally made in italy Composition
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1980s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950s pink chiffon organza party dress, prom style
Located in NEWARK, GB
A gorgeous vintage 1950s full skirt party dress in pink with a chiffon organza overlay. The dress
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Mid-20th Century British Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Corset Lace Up Green Vintage Couture Gown Prom Bustier Dress
By Chanel Boutique, Chanel
Located in PARIS, FR
Silk Chanel dress. One piece dress, it has a suit look. Golden logo metal buttons. With shoulder
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1990s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Corset Lace Up Green Vintage Couture Gown Prom Bustier Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in PARIS, FR
Lace up evening dress by Thierry Mugler! Wonderful silhouette! Wasp waist look. VERY GOOD
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1990s Evening Dresses

Early PACO RABANNE Vintage Silver Gold Evening Prom Grown Metal Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in PARIS, FR
Important Early PACO RABANNE vintage gown dress. 4 pieces of PACO RABANNE metal tag at the buttoms
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1970s French Ball Gowns

SS15 Moschino Couture Jeremy Scott Barbie Prom Satin Sleeveless Gown 42 IT
By Jeremy Scott, Moschino
Located in Palm Springs, CA
SS15 Moschino Couture Jeremy Scott Barbie Prom Satin Sleeveless Gown 42 IT Additional Information
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2010s Italian Ball Gowns

SS15 Moschino Couture Jeremy Scott Barbie Prom Satin Sleeveless Gown 40 IT
By Jeremy Scott, Moschino
Located in Palm Springs, CA
SS15 Moschino Couture Jeremy Scott Barbie Prom Satin Sleeveless Gown 40 IT Additional Information
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2010s Italian Ball Gowns

Vintage YSL Rive Gauche beaded sequin maxi dress, Red crepe silk
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in NEWARK, GB
formal events, cocktail parties or proms. An outstanding and beautiful vintage dress by a renowned
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Late 20th Century French Maxi Dress

Elisabetta Franchi fuchsia cocktail dress
By Elisabetta Franchi
Located in Milano, IT
, this dress is ideal for aperitifs and parties, but also for the famous prom. Size 42Europe.
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Early 2000s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Versace purple chiffon silk beaded evening dress, gown
By Gianni Versace
Located in NEWARK, GB
, perfect for formal events, cocktail parties or proms. It is quite a heavy dress due to the beading, fully
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Evening Dresses

1950s White Cotton Organza Floral Dress
Located in London, GB
skirt for additional volume. The reverse of the dress covers the back and there is a central zip
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1950s British Ball Gowns

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1960s Hattie Carnegie Silver Sequined Open Back Mod Vintage 60s Mini Dress
By Hattie Carnegie
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1960s HATTIE CARNEGIE silver fully sequined vintage open back mini dress! Features thousands of hand-sewn silver sequins throughout on a soft stretch knit. Simply slips over th...
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1960s American Cocktail Dresses

1910s Edwardian Lace Beaded Vintage Dress Starburst Design Mini Train
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely incredible Edwardian dress with silver sequins and beads covering the black lace outer layer and creating a firework starburst design on the front. The waist is...
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Early 20th Century American Evening Dresses

Vivienne Westwood brown shearling coat dress, fw 1992
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
Vivienne Westwood brown shearling coat dress. High neck, signature Westwood Orb buttons, fitted waist and flared skirt. Fall-Winter 1992
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1990s Italian Coats and Outerwear

John Galliano for Christian Dior S/S 2004 Mixed Print Silk Slip Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous silk dress from John Galliano for Christian Dior in a pink, green and off white mixed pattern of elaborate paisleys and abstract shapes. The slip style dress has spaghetti...
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Early 2000s French Day Dresses

Gianni Versace Couture 90s Metallic Mesh Silver Top It. 38
By Gianni Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
Gianni Versace Couture Iconic from 90's Metallic Mesh Italian size 38 Silver-tone Metallic Mesh This top has a matching draping metal scarf that is permanently attached around the ne...
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1990s Italian Blouses and Tops

Ermanno Scervino S/S 2004 multi-layered pink chiffon gown with side slit
By Ermanno Scervino
Located in Rome, IT
- Ermanno Scervino spring-summer 2004 collection - Sold by Gold Palms Vintage - Pink silk chiffon evening dress - Asymmetric chiffon double panel with frayed hem - Cowl neck - Side...
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Gowns

Ralph Lauren champagne bias cut backless silk slip style backless gown dress
By Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in Paris, FR
LOVE LALI Vintage Ralph Lauren Collection (Purple Label) champagne coloured slinky sleeveless silk gown Draped neckline Cut on the bias so it skims the silhouette of the body just b...
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2010s Central American Evening Dresses

1960s White and Green Beaded Mini Cocktail Dress
By British Crown Colony
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1960s Intricate White and Green beaded sequin floral pattern on white lace mini cocktail dress. Dress is lined in silk but sleeve in unlined. Size: best fit size 0/2 or 4 Bu...
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1960s Hong Kong Mini Dress

1960s Helen Rose Egyptian Cream Beaded Evening Gown
By Helen Rose
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Helen Rose full-length evening gown in a cream silk chiffon featuring ornate beadwork and embroidery with pearls, glass beads, and brass decoration. Beading is along the bottom...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino S/S 2001 Runway Sheer Panel Embellished Brown Dress Gown
By Valentino
Located in Naples, FL
VALENTINO S/S 2001 Runway Embellished Sheer Panel Dress Gown IT 42 Look 64 from the S/S 2001 Collection. Valentino halter evening dress with beaded embellishments at sheer waistband...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

YSL 1970s Cape, Moroccan Collection
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Alford, MA
Yves Saint Laurent hard-to-find vintage 1979s cape from the designer’s Moroccan collection. Crafted of black wool, the simply cut long cape features a pointed hood and burgundy braid...
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1970s French Capes

Bob Mackie Extraordinary 1990s Art Deco Beaded Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Bob Mackie is commonly regarded as one of the world’s most prolific costume designers with his designs gracing stages and screens all over the globe. He famously designed for the lik...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Abito Blumarine vintage con pietre e ricami
By Blumarine
Located in Basaluzzo, IT
Abito Blumarine bianco e nero a fiori Scollo a cuore, rouge in vita che finiscono con ampia gonna Il bustino e' impreziosito da pietre sul seno Chiusura con cerniera laterale Tag...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Stunning Victorian Old-Cut Diamond Fringe Tiara Convertible to Necklace Bracelet
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique diamond tiara convertible to a necklace, c.1880s, the tiara designed as a relatively short compact fringe which almost gives the impression of a bandeau style tiar...
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Antique Late 19th Century Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, Silver

Christian Dior by John Galliano Powder Blue Silk Jersey Evening Dress, ss 2000
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Rare Christian Dior Evening Dress ▪ Creative Director: John Galliano ▪ Spring-Summer 2000 ▪ Sold by One of a Kind Archive ▪ Crafted from powder blue silk jersey, this garment epito...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Roberto Cavalli F/W 2001 asymmetric shearling fur jacket
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Rome, IT
Roberto Cavalli asymmetric grey leather shearling jacket from the Fall/Winter 2001 collection. Leather strings closure, maxi fox fur collar. Size label removed, fits S - shoulder t...
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Early 2000s Italian Coats and Outerwear

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1950's Periwinkle Blue Debutante Prom Dress
Located in Toronto, ON
This formal vintage party dress, by Cotillion Originals, would be perfect for prom or a special
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1950s American Evening Gowns

1950's Unusual Brown & Pink Gown with Interesting Details
Located in Oradell, NJ
Hart, Inc. I believe that this company dealt mainly in prom and ball gowns. The gown has a variety of
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1950s American Evening Gowns

Pretty in Pink 1950's Silk Satin Beaded Princess Dress With Train
By British Crown Colony
Located in Atlanta, GA
. Perfect for a red carpet event or everything from a prom dress to an alternative wedding gown. Excellent
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1950s Hong Kong Ball Gowns

Mariano Fortuny Labelled Delphos Gown
By Mariano Fortuny
Located in Toulon, FR
. Can be worn in indoor or prom dress. Black claw hand painted red carmine graphics. Other black ribbon
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1920s French Delphos Gowns

Mariano Fortuny Labelled Delphos Gown
Mariano Fortuny Labelled Delphos Gown
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Size: Equivalent french size 38
1950s Emma Domb White Prom/Wedding Dress
By Emma Domb
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Petit Emma Domb white dress that can be a Prom or a wedding dress. The skirt and bolide is
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Crimson Red Satin Vintage Prom Style Dress
Located in London, GB
This stunning 1950s party dress has an amazing shape and structure to it. The waist is drawn
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Valentino Red satin ball gown dress, Evening dress
By Valentino
Located in NEWARK, GB
formal events, cocktail parties or proms. An outstanding and beautiful vintage dress by a renowned
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Late 20th Century European Evening Gowns

Roberto Cavalli Black Embellished Silk Ruched Strapless Dress S
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Roberto Cavalli's Ruched dress will have you in awe! The black beauty is made from silk blend
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2010s Italian Casual Dresses

TARIC EDIZ CORAL PINK BALL GOWN DRESS Sz EU 42
Located in Montgomery, TX
TARIC EDIZ Dance the night away at Prom 2020 while wearing Tarik Ediz This satin dress feature a
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2010s Turkish Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Worth Couture Ivory And Fawn Lace Net Dress With Petticoat
By House of Worth
Located in London, GB
This enchanting 1950s couture dress in ivory and fawn net lace is by the iconic House of Worth's
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1950s British Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Hand Painted Prom Dress
Located in London, GB
A stunning pink prom dress with a wonderful hand painted skirt. The skirt is painted in an
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1980s Unknown Cocktail Dresses

1950s Vintage Tiered Tulle Formal Barbie Pink Cupcake Prom Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Very 1950s tulle formal dress with a poofy tiered skirt and halter neckline. Details: Fully
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1950s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vivienne Westwood Slashed Party Dress
By Anglomania, Vivienne Westwood
Located in New York, NY
Prom dress meets Edward Scissorhands in Vivienne Westwoods sweetly subversive rendition in deep
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21st Century and Contemporary British Cocktail Dresses

Voluminous Strapless Lavender Tulle Balloon-Ruffle Ballerina Ball Gown– S, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Be prepared to cut a massive—and we do mean massive—swath in this amplified ballerina dress whose
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1950s Unknown Ballerina Dresses

1950s Aquamarine Textured Cotton Dress With Floral Rhinestone Applique
Located in London, GB
This enchanting late 1950s American prom style strapless dress in soft aquamarine textured cotton
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1950s American Day Dresses

1950s Victor Josselyn Cream and Pink Floral Rose Print Cotton Dress
Located in London, GB
This charming 1950s printed cotton prom style dress is by noted 50s-60s designer Victor Josselyn
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1950s British Aesthetic Day Dresses

1960’s Roger Milot for Fred Perlberg Paisley Dress
By Fred Perlberg
Located in Greenport, NY
decades his party dresses were incredibly popular, especially for proms, weddings, cocktail parties and
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1960s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Pale Pink Lace Tiered Dress With Rhinestone Detail
Located in London, GB
This charming vintage 1950s pale pink tiered lace dress is gamine, playful, and in lovely vintage
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Exquisite 1950's Tulle Evening/Prom Dress
Located in New York, NY
dresses for proms were a popular item sold at the store in the 1950's. This lovely three layer tulle
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1950s American Evening Dresses

50s Lipstick Red Strapless Tulle Dress
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The very best 1950s prom style dress we have ever had. Lipstick red tiers of tulle banded with red
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Lemon Cream 1960's Brocade Sheath Dress
Located in Toronto, ON
This dress reminds me of Doris Day. It is a pale colour of creme yellow with lemon accents in its
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1960s American Sheath Dresses

1950's Red Gingham Candy Striped Gown
Located in Toronto, ON
. This dress is very petite like a modern size 0. This dress is a true original and perfect for Prom or
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1950s American Ballerina Dresses

Rare F2005 Documented Runway Alexander McQueen Sweater
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Rockwood, ON
which the women featured choose to dress. Against a film-set backdrop flooded with red light models
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21st Century and Contemporary Sweaters

Zandra Rhodes Wedding Dress
By Zandra Rhodes
Located in Topanga, CA
waistband, hidden under belt. Beautiful for a wedding, prom or any other special occasion.
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1980s British Day Dresses

1985 Laura Ashley Crisp White Cotton Strapless Bow Dress
By Laura Ashley
Located in Rockwood, ON
their first shop, and by 1966 started to make the dresses she became known for. This dress is from a
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1980s Maxi Dress

Gina Fratini Vintage 80s Blue Silk Ruffle Evening Cocktail Dress, 1980s
By Gina Fratini
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A stunning and rare vintage womens evening dress from the 80s by luxury British fashion designer
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

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Prom Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of prom dresses for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of prom dresses includes a variety of colors, spanning gray, black, brown and more. The ideal items for you are waiting among the distinctive accessories we have available, which include versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Prom dresses designed by DAVID FIELDEN, Elisabetta Franchi and Emma Domb — each of whom created beautiful versions of these treasured items — are worth considering. 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 are Prom Dresses?

Prices for prom dresses can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $88 and can go as high as $5,554, while these items, on average, fetch $795.

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. Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated vintage evening dresses and gowns by our favorite couturier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

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. Christian Dior's gowns celebrated luxury and femininity in the late 1940s — and gave to women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of the war. 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. From his embroidered absinthe-green Oscars gown for actress Nicole Kidman to the iconic sleeveless Dior newspaper dress that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw made famous, Galliano’s intricate and multifaceted work is reliably collectible and newsworthy

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.

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