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Versace Pleated Silk Chiffon Dress with Purple Netting Detail circa 1980s
By Versace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a pleated mint colored chiffon dress by Versace Atelier c. 1980s. It features a purple silk woven net that covers the bodice and also gives the dress its straps. A partial ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Purple Ombre Houndstooth Check Silk Cocktail Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in San Francisco, CA
Oscar de la Renta silk pencil cut cocktail dress in a purple checked houndstooth pattern and ombre mid section. Back zip and hook and eye. 100% silk. Made in USA. Size 8. Runs sli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sheath Dresses

Gucci by Tom Ford Purple Velvet Trim Cocktail Dress
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gucci by Tom Ford Purple Velvet Trim Cocktail Dress This is classic Tom Ford, sexy coming and going. Size 40 Bust 36" Waist 30" Hips 40" Length 41" Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

1990s Herve Leger Purple Bandage Dress
By Herve Léger
Located in Paris, FR
1990s Herve Leger purple knitted bandage dress featuring a short length, pleats on the body, front bands yokes details, a center back zip on a brown band. Composition :90% rayon, 9%...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Vintage Purple Silk Floral Cocktail Dress with Lace Details
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage Purple Silk Floral Cocktail Dress with Lace Details Size 44, there is a lot of stretch Bust 36" Waist 28" Hips 40" Length 40" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Vintage 90's Purple Evening Dress with Side Embellishments XS
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage 90's Purple Evening Dress with Side Embellishments. With shawl, this has an inner bodysuit. This is so pretty, please use the zoom feature to see details. Siz...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli for Just Cavalli Purple Ruffle Flounce Dress with Gold Stitching
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli for Just Cavalli Purple Ruffle Flounce Dress with Gold stitching So sweet and sexy. Size 38 Bust 34" Waist 28" Hips 42" Length 42" Excellent pre owned condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Folkloric Rose Print Denim Cocktail Dress with Lace Up Details
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Folkloric Rose Print Denim Cocktail Dress with Lace Up Details So sweet and sexy. Size 40 Bust 34" Waist 28" Hips 38" Length 36" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Vintage Floral Maxi Dress with Jeweled Serpent Accents
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage Floral Maxi Dress with Jeweled Serpent Accents Size 44, there is a lot of stretch Bust 36" Waist 26" Hips 40" Length 58" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Blue and White Delft China Trade Pattern Sleeveless Shift Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Blue and White Delft China Trade Pattern Sleeveless Shift Dress This is so pretty Size 44 Bust 36" Waist 30" Hips 40" Length 41" Excellent condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Travilla Purple Cocktail Dress w/ Side Drape, c. 1980's
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a sophisticated indigo purple cocktail dress from Travilla, with drape pleating at the waist and bust. It has many fine sewing details such as a hand sewn zipper in the back ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

LIAN CARLO Silk Purple Cocktail Dress with Ruffled Sleeves Size 2-4
By LIAN CARLO
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Lian Carlo cocktail dress is composed of a purple silk with yellow accents in a floral print. Features a ruched bodice. There are ruffled sleeves and a center back zipper. In e...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

DOLCE & GABBANA Dress US 4 Purple Silk Satin A Line Short Puff Sleeve Cocktail
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in San Francisco, CA
This gorgeous DOLCE & GABBANA cocktail dress comes in a purple silk satin and features an A line silhouette, pleated front, scoop neck, short gathered puff sleeves, and back zip clos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Purple Jersey Ruched Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress Size 2 4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage cocktail dress is fashioned from an purple jersey. Features ruching throughout and a v-neck plunge neckline with a center back zipper. In excellent condition. **Pleas...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

1970s Roberta di Camerino Purple Angora Mohair Purple 3/4 Sleeves Vintage Dress
By Roberta Di Camerino
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic 70s ROBERTA DI CAMERINO jewel toned purple 3/4 sleeve angora and mohair belted dress! Features the softest wool blend fabric that feels amazing against the skin! Sleek tailored ...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

80s Galanos Purple Lace Cocktail Dress
By Galanos
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Galanos Purple Lace Cocktail Dress. Lace bodice with iridescent taffeta pleated skirt. Zippers at wrists. Fully lined bodice. Zips up the back.
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

GUCCI white & purple silk EMBELLISHED BODYCON Cocktail Dress 40
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Zürich, CH
Gucci bodycon in black, off.white, blue violet, and maroon silk (96%) and elastane (4%). With fantasy neck that features leather straps, chord, and metal beading. Closes with one hoo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Purple Versace by Tim Roeloff Art Print Silk Cocktail Evening Dress
By Versace, Versace & Tim Roeloffs
Located in Switzerland, CH
GORGEOUS VERSACE SILK DRESS WITH AMAZING ART PRINT BY FAMOUS TIM ROELOFF Roeloffs fused images from old ad campaigns with his trademark scenes of Berlin. The results range from p...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

DOLCE & GABBANA purple silk RUCHED SATIN Sleeveless Cocktail Dress 44 L
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Zürich, CH
Dolce & Gabbana sleeveless satin ruched dress in orchid purple silk (96%) and elastane (4%) with a round neck. Closes on the back with a zipper. Lined in black silk (90%) and polyest...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

1980S FABIAN MOLINA Purple Rayon Jersey Draped Strapless Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1980S FABIAN MOLINA Purple Rayon Jersey Draped Strapless Cocktail Dress
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Travilla Purple Silk Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress with Draping Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla cocktail dress is fashioned from a wonderful purple silk. The dress features a v-neckline, draping at the hip and bust, with long sleeves. There is a center back zipper...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

MAGGY REEVES 1970'S Purple and Green Draped Jersey Cocktail Dress Size 2
By MAGGY REEVES
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Maggy Reeves cocktail dress is composed of purple and green jersey. Features a draped and gathered design with front slit. There is a side zipper closure. In excellent vintage c...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior Purple Cashmere Cocktail Dress with Jeweled Collar by Lesage
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Simply amazing cashmere shift dress with jewels sewn on to a net overlay by Lesage. This is so much prettier in person, it really sparkles a lot. I believe this is by John Galliano ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Ralph Lauren Collection Purple Label Cashmere Gray Short Sleeve Dress
By Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic late 1990s RALPH LAURENT COLLECTION Purple Label charcoal grey cashmere short sleeve turtleneck sweater dress! Features the perfect color charcoal gray that can be worn with any...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Purple Silk Spaghetti Strap Cocktail Dress Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Mason Couture dress features a stunning strapless design with a double darted bust detail. Features a center back zipper closure. Shown here with bolero which is sold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Leonard Purple Pink Floral Dress
By Leonard
Located in Antwerp, BE
Excellent condition Leonard Purple Pink Floral Dress This vintage Leonard dress is perfectly made for anyone that loves flowerprints. It will definately bring colour to your wardr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior Purple Chiffon Draped Cold Shoulder Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Dior 1990s purple chiffon cocktail dress with strap detailing at chest and draped detail at front and back. Light floaty chiffon layered over a silk slip. Fastens on one s...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

PRADA purple wool Short Sleeve TRUMPET Cocktail Dress 42
By Prada
Located in Zürich, CH
Prada trumpet dress in dark purple virgin wool (100%). With cap-sleeves, bow detail on each sleeve, sweetheart neckline, and small ruffles sticking out from the back. Closes with bac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI purple silk blend raw seam flare skirt cocktail dress IT42 M
By Giambattista Valli
Located in Hong Kong, NT
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI purple silk blend raw seam flare skirt cocktail dress IT42 M GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Polyester,s ilk . Purple . Round neckline . Sleeveless . Raw cut frayed edges alon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Chic 1960s Purple Italian Rayon Hand Crochet Vintage Semi Sheer 60s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Absolutely wonderful 1960s purple Italian rayon hand crochet knee length dress! The construction on this hard-to-find beauty is impeccable! Completely sewn by hand, with an expert ey...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Beautiful 1970s Purple Lavender Ethnic Batik Print High Neck Vintage Midi Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous 70s ethnic batik print high neck purple / lilac long sleeve ombre midi dress / gown! Features a fitted soft stretch jersey bodice, with a full metallic semi sheer chiffon sk...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Pretty Vintage Fuchsia + Pink Purple 1970s 70s Raw Silk Dress w/ Angel Sleeves
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful 1970s raw silk + chiffon dress! Vibrant fuchsia color, with purple gray chiffon angel sleeves. Flattering empire waist on this maxi dress. Elastic at waist, and at sleeve c...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Givenchy Couture Strapless Cocktail Dress
By Givenchy Couture
Located in New York, NY
Givenchy Couture, slate blue, silk, strapless, fitted, cocktail dress, having a built in bra, and side slits exposing chiffon, bias cut "handkercheif " panels. Interior is lined in o...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1990s Laura Ashley Navy Blue + Purple Long Sleeve Cotton Vintage 90s Midi Dress
By Laura Ashley
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic classic early 1990s LAURA ASHLEY navy blue, purple and gray flower print long sleeve cotton dress! Features a fitted bodice with a flattering and forgiving full midi skirt. POCK...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

John Galliano Purple Toile de Joie Ruffle Cocktail Dress NWT
By John Galliano
Located in San Francisco, CA
Charming Toile de Joie ruffled dress with feather embellishments from John Galliano. New with tags. Size 40 Bust 39" Waist 31" Hips 39" Length 56" New with tags unworn condition
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Norman Hartnell Cocktail Dress
By Norman Hartnell
Located in London, GB
A pretty vintage dress by Norman Hartnell in a lilac /blue colour. The dress has wonderful bead decoration and a zip and button opening at the back. It has a pleated skirt and is lin...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Jeanne Lanvin Purple and gold lurex silk cocktail dress & wrap
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jeanne Lanvin VIBRANT Purple and gold lurex silk cocktail dress and matching wrap. Circa 1980s I personally believe this cocktail dress would be fabulous if it were redesigned and...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

1940s Blue and Purple Floral Print Rayon Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Blue and Purple Floral Print Rayon Cocktail Dress with purple sequins. Dress has side zipper and belt with buttons at the back. ( there is a slight yellowing on the button) ...
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1940s Cocktail Dresses

An Anne Valone Navy Chiffon Cocktail Dress with White Polka Dots Circa 1975
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975 France Elegant cocktail or ceremonial dress in navy chiffon printed with white polka dot stencil, signed Anne Valone Paris Circa 1975. Dress round the neck, with puffy s...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

1970s La Mendola Silk Jersey and Chiffon Abstract Peacock Print Cocktail Dress
By La Mendola
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fabulous 1970s La Mendola silk jersey and chiffon abstract peacock print cocktail dress with sheer balloon sleeves and button cuffs. Matching original belt with gold-tone buckle i...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Purple Lela Rose Long-Sleeve Lace Dress
By Lela Rose
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Purple long-sleeve lace dress by Lela Rose. V-neck. Long sleeves. Concealed back zip closure. Back hem vent. Scalloped hem. Condition: New with tags.
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

GUCCI S/S 2011 Purple Orange Color Block Knotted Midriff Cutout Cocktail Dress
By Gucci, Frida Giannini
Located in Thiensville, WI
Gucci Spring/Summer 2011 orange / purple color block dress. Cut-out knotted style midriff. Long sleeves button at cuffs. V-neckline. Pleated detail at shoulders. Zips at center back....
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Emanuel Ungaro Vintage Purple Velvet Cocktail Dress with Metallic Sequin + Beads
By Parallele, Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Sparks, NV
Beautiful vintage Emanuel Ungaro purple velvet cocktail dress with elaborate sequin and beadwork. Spaghetti straps and rear zip and hook closure. Fully lined. No marked size. The dre...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1960s GEOFFREY BEENE Purple and Blue Silk Woven Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A classic 1960s GEOFFREY BEENE Purple and Blue Silk Woven Dress . Zip in the front. A line shape with 2 hidden pockets. These Beene day dresses have a lot going for them: great fit, ...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Flora Kung Purple Plum Silk Jersey Catherine Wrap Dress
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Size 4. Flattering silk jersey mock wrap shirt dress with 3/4 sleeves, flare skirt and removable beaded tassel belt. In original Mosaic print from American designer Flora Kung. Brand...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Flora Kung Purple Plum Silk Jersey Catherine Wrap Dress
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Size 4. Flattering silk jersey mock wrap dress in original print from American designer Flora Kung. Brand new with tag.
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Versace Sheer Lace Accented Purple and Black Quilted Lace Cocktail Dress
By Versace
Located in San Francisco, CA
Versace Sheer Lace Accented Purple and Black Quilted Cocktail Dress. Supersexy on, this is a wonderful Versace Size 38 Bust 36" Waist 26" Hips 39" Length 48" Exce...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Louis Feraud Strapless Cocktail Dress, 1980s
By Louis Feraud
Located in Port Hope, ON
Crepe and satin blue and black dress, with elegant graduated ruffles ending in a straight skirt, and a boned top.
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

S/S 1996 Chanel Metallic Purple Knit Deep V Wiggle Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1996 Chanel Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Excellent FABRIC: Nylon Blend COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 38 MEASUREMENTS; provided as a c...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

PRADA purple silk BELTED RUFFLE Sleeve Dress 38
By Prada
Located in Zürich, CH
Prada sleeveless dress in grape purple silk (100%) with a straight cut features a belt to create a silhouette. Detailed with a side-ruffle from the left shoulder down to the front. H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

1960s Watercolor Blue and Purple Floral Print Sleeveless Sheath Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Late 1950s and early 1960s vintage cotton watercolor floral print sheath dress. Iridescent clear sequins sewn all over the flower prints. Sleeveless Sheath wiggle style. The skirt h...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

1980S Black & Purple Silk Fully Beaded Butterfly Wing Cut-Out Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1980S Black & Purple Silk Fully Beaded Butterfly Wing Cut-Out Cocktail Dress
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

ETRO Purple Floral Print Extended Shoulder Shift Cocktail Dress NWT
By Etro, Veronica Etro
Located in Thiensville, WI
Etro royal purple floral print extended shoulder shift cocktail dress; new with tags. Designed by Veronica Etro. Multi-patterned and floral print throughout. Crew neckline. Extended ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shift Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Beaded Purple Chiffon Dress by Jack Bryan, 1970s
By Jack Bryan
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A glamorous purple vintage beaded dress from the 1970s with billowing chiffon balloon sleeves by Jack Bryan. Estimated Size: UK 12-14/ US 8-10/ EU 40-42 Bust - 38” / 96cm Waist ...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Michael Kors Collection Size 2 / 4 Purple + Black Color Block Sleeveles Dress
By Michael Kors
Located in Chicago, IL
Wonderful mid 2000s $1,850 MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION black and purple color block sleeveless A -Line / Skater dress! Features a tailored bodice with a full skirt. Hidden zipper up the ...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

1970s Purple Lavender Lightweight Cotton Voile Vintage 70s Wrap Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing 1970s purple and lavender lightweight cotton voile short sleeve wrap dress ! Features a vibrant regal purple with lavender ruffle details. Elastic waistband. Both colors on e...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Versace Vintage Pleated Purple Jersey Low Cut Cocktail Dress with Low Cut Back
By Versace
Located in San Francisco, CA
Versace Vintage Pleated Purple Jersey Low Cut Cocktail Dress with Low Cut Back Supersexy on, this is a wonderful Versace Size 42 Bust 36" Waist 26" Hips 38" Length 40" Excellent cond...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Purple Silk Cocktail Dress with Bow Made to Order Size 2
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Mason Couture dress is composed of a purple silk with a large center front bow detail. Features a center back zipper. Made in Beverly Hills. Measurements of sampl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

1970s Oscar De La Renta Lavender Purple Crepe Silk Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 70s Oscar de la rent a purple lavender long sleeve dress with gold metallic sheen. Bust: 40 inches/ waist 28 inches/ Dress length: 56 inches/ sleeve length: 25 inches **belt ...
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1970s 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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Purple Cocktail Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of purple cocktail dresses available on 1stDibs. Our collection of purple cocktail dresses includes a variety of colors, spanning Purple, Black, Brown and protectString (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. Finding appealing purple cocktail dresses such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace and Versace each produced popular versions that are worth a look. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Purple Cocktail Dresses?

On average, purple cocktail dresses on 1stDibs sell for $895, while they’re typically $190 on the low end and $22,400 for the highest priced versions of these items.

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. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated evening dresses and gowns by our favorite courtier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. 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. 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. 

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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