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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

Christian Dior baby doll bustier dress in navy blue veil and white lace
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Paris, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR (Made in France) Lovely skater halter dress, composed of a transparent navy blue silk veil decorated with white lace stripes over a nude silk background, in the style ...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Michael Casey Vintage Dress in Purple Silk Beaded Chiffon Evening Gown
By Michael Casey
Located in Portland, OR
This glamorous purple silk vintage evening gown was designed by Michael Casey in the 1990's. This beautiful vintage dress has incredible ruching throughout the bodice that ends at t...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Vintage Bill Blass Two Toned Purple Satin Gathered Evening Dress Gown With Train
By Bill Blass
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage Bill Blass evening dress is so unique and a total showstopper! This deep purple satin dress has a thick tightly woven tulle under layer to add more fullness and structur...
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1980s Evening Gowns

New Atelier Versace Wisteria Purple Silk Fully Beaded Dress Gown
By Atelier Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
Atelier Versace Wisteria Purple Fully Beaded Silk Dress Gown Designer size 42 ( run smaller - measurements provided ) 100% Silk Wisteria Purple Dress with Tulle Fully Embellished Ove...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior S/S 2009 Silk Halter Dress
By John Galiiano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous rich purple silk halter dress by John Galliano for Christian Dior. It is fitted through the bodice with a stunning intricately detailed ruffle trimmed plunge halter neckl...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Couture Philippe Venet Purple Pleated Evening Dress
By Philippe Venet
Located in Paris, FR
1970s Haute Couture Philippe Venet purple pleated dress featuring a decorative open neck line, all over pleated fabric, long sleeves with elasticated cuffs, a center back zip openin...
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1970s Evening Dresses

COUTURE c.1940's Purple Gold Belted Sequin Embellished Evening Dress Gown
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage Couture c.1940's purple button front floor length evening gown. Extended shoulders. High v-neckline. Eight center front covered dome button closures. Gold sequin polka dot em...
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1940s Evening Dresses

Byblos Purple Silk Plissé Evening Dress, 2008
By Byblos
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Elegant 2008 Byblos silk evening dress. 100% silk plissé with beautiful work of folds. Colour purple. Size 44 (It) - 8 (US) Made in Italy New with tags Fast internat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Late 1940s or 1950s Baroque Deep Purple Silk Chiffon Evening Dress
Located in London, GB
This enchanting very late 1940s to early 1950s purple silk chiffon evening gown is labelled "Baroque London" and is clearly of exceptional quality with some exquisite design features...
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1940s Evening Dresses

Tadashi Shoji Vintage Purple Stretch Sheer Cut Out Mesh Evening Dress, 1990s
By Tadashi Shoji
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A sexy vintage womens maxi evening dress from the 90s by luxury American- Japanese fashion designer, Tadashi Shoji. In a thick purple stretch jersey with a halter neck and sheer mesh...
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1990s Evening Dresses

80s Purple Sequin Snake Pattern Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Purple Sequin Snake Pattern Dress
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1980s Evening Dresses

Alberta Ferretti Purple Silk Evening Sheath Dress
By Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti 2000s woman dress. Elegant sheath dress, knee length. Purple color, 75% acetate fabric, 20% polyamide, 5% other fibers, the upper part of the chest and...
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Early 2000s Sheath Dresses

Geoffrey Beene Vintage Green Black Check Evening Dress With Purple Wool Jacket
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely vintage Geoffrey Beene 2 piece dress and jacket evening ensemble from Geoffrey Beene. The outfit includes a green check and black knit long evening dress with a sli...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1960s Custom Purple and Silver & Gold Metallic Vintage Evening Dress With Belt
Located in Portland, OR
This is a wonderful 1960's vintage evening dress in purple with silver and gold metallic patterns and its original belt. We acquired this from an estate we handled that included most...
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1960s Evening Dresses

Lanvin Haute Couture Evening Dress Numbered 18073
By Jeanne Lanvin, Lanvin Paris
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970-1980 France Long evening dress Jeanne Lanvin Numbered 18073. Fuchsia brilliant satin silk 100%. Fully lined with a purple and cream silk dyed by hand closes with a knot ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Artisanal Long Cocktail Dress Pleated Purple 1980s
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Vintage 80s tailored evening dress, color purple, long and soft with V-neck and short sleeves, has a lace embroidery on the waist. Made in Italy. Excellent vintage condition. SIZE 4...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1960s Mollie Parnis Purple & Yellow Floral Evening Dress with Gold Lame Detail
By Mollie Parnis
Located in Houston, TX
Dreamy chiffon dress by Mollie Parnis! The dress is maxi length, with an A - line silhouette, fitted waist, square neckline, and long batwing sleeves. This piece is reminiscent of Ed...
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1960s Evening Dresses

1940s Haute Couture Purple Satin Chiffon Dress
Located in London, GB
Original late 1930s or early 1940s purple satin and chiffon gown with matching waist sash. This beautiful unlaballed haute couture dress is of superb quality and construction and is ...
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1940s Evening Dresses

Vera Wang Purple Silk Crystal Embellished Off Shoulder Dress L
By Vera Wang
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A Vera Wang attire to display your fantastic designing choices to the world. This purple dress is easy to style, making it an effortless piece to add to your collection. The soft mat...
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2010s Evening Dresses

Halston Purple Chiffon Halter Dress, c.1970s.
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Halston Purple Chiffon Halter Dress, c.1970s. Halston layered chiffon purple halter dress with empire bodice and handkerchief skirt. Low cut back with hidden side zipper closure and ...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1970s Purple and Magenta Silk Spaghetti Straps Maxi Dress
By BONWIT TELLER
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 70s multi color print in magenta and purple silk spaghetti strap V neck maxi dress from Bonwit Teller. Perfect for cocktail party. Bust: 34 inches/ waist: elastic stretch up ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

NEW Missoni Purple Embroidered Crochet Knit Evening Gown Maxi Dress
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A very elegant sequined crochet-knit gown in Missoni's signature crochet knit fabric Gorgeous piece, perfect for a classy evening Stunning purple color, embroidered with beautiful s...
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2010s Evening Gowns

Georges Rech Vintage Glamorous Purple Sequin Evening Gown Dress
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A sexy vintage sleeveless, maxi length evening dress from the 90s by luxury French fashion designer, Georges Rech. In a purple viscose crepe covered in sequins giving a glamorous loo...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Pre-FALL 2011 Look # 5 VERSACE PURPLE FLORAL GOWN DRESS 38 - 2
By Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
VERSACE Actual PR-Sample Collection Pre-Fall 2011 Look # 5 Purple Silk and Viscose Dress with thin straps Deep slit on the leg Content: 51% viscose, 49% silk Lining: 100%sil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Purple Floral Silk Runway Dress Fall 2007
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Portland, OR
This purple floral Oscar de la Renta dress is incredibly unique and has a very flattering silhouette. We are showing it in a long version presented during the Fall Winter Oscar de la...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Embellished Evening Dress w Fuschia Taffeta Ball Skirt & Train
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Oscar de la Renta Beaded Evening Dress with Fuschia Taffeta Ball Skirt and Train Stunning. Please use the zoom feature to see all the remarkable details. I believe this is a pre pr...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Purple Green Evening Sheath Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Roberto Cavalli Class 2000s women's dress. Elegant sheath dress, knee length. Green and purple color, the suspenders are in golden chain. Deep sweetheart neckline. 100% viscose fabri...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Loris Azzaro Vintage Purple + Green Silk Taffeta Evening Gown or Dress
By Giorgio Beverly Hills, Loris Azzaro
Located in Sparks, NV
Beautiful vintage evening gown by Loris Azzaro in a deep purple silk taffeta fabric with a green silk taffeta empire waist detail. Partially lined with rear zip and hook closure. Bui...
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1970s Evening Gowns

LOUIS FERAUD Pink Blue Purple Jersey Mod Maxi Dress With Matching Scarf, c. 1970
By Louis Feraud
Located in Munich, DE
This eye-catching c. 1970 Louis Féraud maxi dress shows a clashing abstract mod pattern in various shades of pink, blue and purple. It features a figure-hugging silhouette, a round n...
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1970s Evening 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 evening maxi dress, c. 1990s
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in London, GB
Dolce & Gabbana purple silk evening maxi dress with adjustable black bra straps. c. 1990s
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Limited Edition Vintage 1980s Mike Benet Minnie Mouse Purple One Shoulder Dress
By Mike Benet Formals, MIKE BENET
Located in San Diego, CA
Impossible to find anything from this documented collection!!! This was the dress featured in the 1980s limited edition Mike Benet Formals for Disney! In the 80s, these dresses start...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Jean Varon Blue / Purple Pleated Dress 1970's
By Jean Varon
Located in London, GB
Striking Jean Varon 1970s evening dress. Navy blue pleated chiffon gathered into the ruff collar at the neck forming a cape effect is then echoed in the skirt. The purple lining give...
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20th Century Evening Dresses

Gianni Versace Versus Purple Velvet Party Dress
By Versus, Gianni Versace
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage womens cocktail / party dress from the 90s by luxury Italian fashion house, Versace for the Versus line. In a sumputuous purple velvet with a multicolored, optical...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Judith Ann Creations Purple & Blue Beaded Sequin 2pc Dress with Bird Design
By Judith Ann Creations
Located in Portland, OR
This is a stunning beaded and sequin 2 piece dress from Judith Ann Creations. The outfit includes a gorgeous silk lined long sleeve blouse with a beautiful bird motif. and a silk lin...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Issey Miyake Purple Pleated Origami A-Line Dress
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Issey Miyake dress features a signature pleated detail to the fabric, 100% polyester, and made in Japan. One size fits all. Measurements: Length: 39'' (laying flat without stretch)
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1990s Evening Dresses

A French Evening Dress in Navy Polka dots net by Jean-Louis Scherrer Circa 1980
By Jean-Louis Scherrer
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1980 France Beautiful evening dress in navy blue Polyamide tulle with polka dots by Sherrer Boutique Paris numbered A13862 dating from the beginning of the Prêt-à-porter of t...
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1980s Evening Dresses

70s Metallic Gold and Purple Lace Evening Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
70s Metallic Gold and Purple Lace Evening Dress. Dolman sleeves. Lace overlay on nude mesh lining.
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1970s Maxi Dress

A Loris Azzaro French Couture Evening Dress In Lavender Silk Jersey Circa 1980
By Loris Azzaro Couture, Loris Azzaro
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1980/1990 France Iconic evening set, long dress with dog collar and hooded cape in fluid and stretchy silk jersey from Loris Azzaro Haute Couture. Loose, sleeveless long stra...
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1980s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Purple cocktail bustier dress
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Purple cocktail bustier dress
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

NWT Giambattista Valli Splash Print "Pretty in Purple" Silk Dress
By Giambattista Valli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Giambattista Valli lovely feminine dress as seen on the runway. Fashioned of silk chiffon in a subtle purple and lavender splash print. Fully pleated throughout. Featuring narrow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

1970s HALSTON Purple V Neck Jumpsuit
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic Studio 54 Sexy Vintage 1970s Purple Violet Halston Silk Jumpsuit with beads with bare back. Size 4/. Waist: 26 inches/ Bust: 36”/ Hip: 36” **small tiny holes see pictures a...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1930s Purple Velvet Lame Bias Cut Dress
Located in London, GB
This enchanting 1930s deep purple velvet evening gown is in superb condition and exudes the glamour of the era. The rich velvet fabric is a deep aubergine shade and is skilfully cut ...
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1930s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1960s Geoffery Beene Red Purple and Gold Brocade Evening Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Houston, TX
1960s Geoffery Beene Multicolored Paisley Brocade Evening Caftan Impressive brocade dress by Geoffery Beene! This dress is queen among other brocade dresses with its luxurious fab...
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1960s Evening Gowns

1960s Thai Silk Black, Purple, and Red Chrysanthemum Floral Maxi Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning colorful floral dress made of smooth Thai silk. The dress is maxi length, with long, loose sleeves, an empire silhouette, and a high neckline with narrow V - neck slit. The ...
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1960s Evening Dresses

1970s Bill Blass Neon Pink and Purple Sheer Stripe Dress 10
By Bill Blass
Located in Houston, TX
Absolutely striking bright, neon pink and purple dress by Bill Blass. The dress is maxi floor length, has long sleeves, and a round jewel collar. The dress has a pinched blouson wais...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vintage Ceil Chapman 1950s Dress in Purple Green Floral Silk Print
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage Ceil Chapman dress is simply divine! It has beautiful ruching, which was a part of most of Ceil Chapman's 1950's dresses, and the green and floral printed cotton is cris...
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1950s Evening Dresses

Vintage Ralph Lauren Collection Purple Label Cashmere Gray Short Sleeve Dress
By Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in San Diego, CA
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

Ralph Lauren black silk beaded evening dress with open back, fw 2002
By Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in London, GB
▪ Ralph Lauren Collection black evening dress ▪ Beaded in a floral pattern allover ▪ High neck ▪ Beaded net cap sleeves with beaded tassel trim ▪ Trained skirt ▪ FR 38 - UK 10 - ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Givenchy Att Haute Couture Vintage Purple Pink Floral Silk Dress & Atelier Hat
By Givenchy
Located in Portland, OR
Givenchy Haute Couture Vintage Purple Pink Floral Silk Dress. This is an absolutely gorgeous silk gazar couture dress in an oversized poppy floral print. The dress is missing the Giv...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Purple and Black Animal Printed Lace Insert Baby Doll Dress S
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Baby Doll dress from Dolce and Gabbana is so pretty, you'll love wearing it for your fashionable outings! The purple and black creation is made of a silk and cotton blend and fe...
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2010s Evening Dresses

1990s Ralph Lauren Purple Label Collection Black Gown
By Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Sleek and stunning long sleeve black silk crepe Ralph Lauren Purple label gown from the 1990s. Subtly contrasting black satin high collar with gold tone buckle detail and long key ho...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Tessara Vintage 80s Purple Taffeta Statement Bow Party Evening Dress, 1980s
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage womens sleeveless maxi evening dress from the 80s by quality British fashion designer, Tessara. In a purple taffeta with a dark iridescent hue and a teal brocade f...
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1980s 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

Vintage Donald Campbell Purple Silk Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage silk dress by Donald Campbell. As you would expect the silk is super soft with a wonderful texture. The upper area of the dress is unlined, and the skirt area lined. I...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Peter Pilotto Yellow Taffeta Crop Top with Purple Ballroom Skirt
By Peter Pilotto
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Peter Pilotto Yellow Taffeta Crop Top with Purple Ballroom Skirt This Peter Pilotto paneled, yellow, taffeta Top with purple long Skirt is a show-stopper! Sleeve are off the shou...
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2010s Evening Dresses

1970s Silk Satin Evening Gown with Beaded + Sequin Plunging Neckline
By Victoria Royal
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous embellished evening gown with a plunging neckline and open back in Mardi Gras colors. Fits like a size medium. See measurements below. Details: Fully Lined Closure: Back ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970s Joy Stevens Tyrian Purple Draped Knit Evening Dress with Jacket
By Joy Stevens
Located in Houston, TX
Sublimely elegant evening dress by Joy Stevens. The knit dress is maxi length, with an A - line silhouette, cinched elastic waist, and a bloused bodice with draped neckline and spagh...
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1970s Maxi Dress

Maggie Norris Couture Strapless Mauve or Violet Pink Sequin Evening Gown
By Maggie Norris, Maggie Norris Couture
Located in New Hope, PA
Maggie Norris has designed a beautiful evening gown using mauve or violet pink sequins all over the dress and mauve caviar beads to edge the top of the bodice. The dress is a sleek...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

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Purple Evening Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary purple evening dress you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Purple is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Gray, Brown and more in stock now. Finding the perfect purple evening dress may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 19th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and Gianni Versace are often thought to be among the most stylish. 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 Purple Evening Dress?

On average, a purple evening dress on 1stDibs sells for $999, while they’re typically $78 on the low end and $37,247 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Finding the Right Evening Dresses and Gowns 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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This New York Bride Made a Statement in a Rare Saint Laurent

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