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Retro Prom Gowns

Thierry Mugler Corset Lace Up Green Vintage Couture Gown Prom Bustier Dress
By Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in PARIS, FR
Silk Chanel dress. One piece dress, it has a suit look. Golden logo metal buttons. With shoulder pads. Fully lined with Chanel logo. 100% silk VERY GOOD condition, but it has light...
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1990s Retro Prom Gowns

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 condition! The paint is faded a bit at the snaps. There was a small reparation inside, but ...
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1990s Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom 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 has multi layers including the original underskirt giving the skirt lots of volume,...
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Mid-20th Century British Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom Gowns

1950s White Cotton Organza Floral Dress
Located in London, GB
This sensational 1950s white cotton organza gown with floral print overlay is of exceptional
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1950s British Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom 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 Retro Prom Gowns

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Thierry Mugler S/S 1994 White Pleated Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in New York, NY
Thierry Mugler S/S 1994 White Fan Pleated Dress; with pleated gathering to central metal ring at midriff, satin-covered lightly-boned corset to interior. Fits US size 4, EU 34; Miss...
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1990s French Retro Prom Gowns

Vintage Late 1950's Black Christian Dior Dress UK 8 US 4
By Christian Dior
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This collectible and rare late 1950's Christian Dior dress, rendered in a deep black wool crepe, showcases the iconic silhouette of the era, whilst remaining to this day a classic an...
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1950s European Retro Prom Gowns

1980's Vicky Tiel Velvet & Gold Lame Gown
By Vicky Tiel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Sexy and slinky black velvet strapless mermaid style gown from the 1980's, the height of Vicky Tiel's epic career. Pleated gold lame inset front and back add a touch of mystery as yo...
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1980s American Retro Prom Gowns

Thierry Mugler Couture Vintage Sand Tulle Skirt & Gold Leather Corset Top & Belt
By Thierry Mugler Couture, Thierry Mugler
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely showstopping 1999 vintage rare Thierry Mugler gold leather strapless corset style top and layered tulle skirt evening outfit. This could be worn as an alternati...
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1990s Italian Retro Prom Gowns

Mugler 1980s vintage iconic design 100% wool belted burgundy maxi coat.
By Mugler, Thierry Mugler
Located in Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest
Amazing burgundy 100% wool long/maxi coat by Thierry Mugler for Mugler. 100% Wool - lining acetate - Made in France - French size 42 Our doll is size 36. Personally, I find the coat ...
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1980s French Retro Prom Gowns

Off-white bustier wedding dress with furs on the waist Lillie Rubin
By Lillie Rubin
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Off-White bustier evening ( or wedding) dress with furs on the waist. Boned. Zip and hook&eye in the middle back. Hook&eye on the furs in the middle back. Fabric composition: Rayon (...
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Early 20th Century American Retro Prom Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana Silk 2pc Leopard Print Sheer Blouse & High Waist Pants Outfit
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Portland, OR
We love Dolce and Gabbana animal prints and this 2 piece outfit is in a luxe brown leopard print. The ensemble includes a sheer short sleeve button front blouse and a pair of high wa...
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Early 2000s Italian Retro Prom Gowns

1960s Bernetti Citrine Silk Opera Coat & Dress Ensemble w Extravagant Beadwork
Located in Gresham, OR
A fabulous Bernetti 1960s 2 piece evening ensemble: Citrine silk opera coat and column dress with extravagant hand-sewn beadwork and rhinestone embroidery throughout. Fully lined. Dr...
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1960s American Retro Prom Gowns

1992 Gianni Versace Denim Leopard Vest and Jeans
By Gianni Versace
Located in Austin, TX
1992 Gianni Versace leopard print vest and jeans. Medusa buttons. Zip up closure on vest. Cotton fabric. Condition excellent. Size XS, IT38, US 2 24" waist, 32" hips, 28.5" inseam ...
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1990s Italian Retro Prom Gowns

Vintage Ivory Net and Satin Slip Dress
Located in London, GB
A slinky and easty to wear vintage slip dress in a pretty ivory colour. The dress has a net bodice and side opening. Measurements Bust 33'', waist 29'',length 65''
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1930s Unknown Retro Prom Gowns

A Louis Féraud wool knit Dress by Rembrandt Circa 1975
By Louis Feraud
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975 - 1980 France - England Scarlet red and blue wool knit day dress signed Miss Féraud by Rembrandt, British branch of the famous French House.  Straight day dress, long sle...
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1970s French Retro Prom Gowns

A Louis Féraud wool knit Dress by Rembrandt Circa 1975
A Louis Féraud wool knit Dress by Rembrandt Circa 1975
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Size: Equivalent French size 36
Laltramoda Vintage white shrug
Located in Capri, IT
Vintage white fur shrug
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1980s Italian Retro Prom Gowns

A Christian Dior Lace Couture Gown Collection Ligne Oblique (?) Circa 1950
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Ligne Oblique Collection (?) Circa 1948/1950 Paris France A Collectible Calais black lace cocktail or ceremonial dress by Christian Dior. Black and white transparency effect obtaine...
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1950s French Retro Prom Gowns

50s Magenta Rose Jacquard Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Magenta Rose Jacquard Gown. Metal back zip. Skirt lined in tulle.
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1950s Retro Prom Gowns

1950s Emma Domb Black and Pink Tulle Party Dress
By Emma Domb
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Emma Domb Black and Pink Tulle Party Dress. Ruffled tulle bodice embellished with pearls. Ribbon embellishments. Two layers of black tulle over pink lining. Boned bodice. Worn ...
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1950s Retro Prom Gowns

Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Green Silk Crepe Sequined Cocktail Dress ca. 1967
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Studio City, CA
A circa 1967 Pierre Cardin haute couture green sequined silk crêpe cocktail dress that features a keyhole opening at the back. The main draw of this slinky silk cocktail dress are t...
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1960s French Retro Prom Gowns

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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 Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom 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 right in with 20 panels making up the dress from the bust, that flutes out from the wai...
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1950s Retro Prom Gowns

Vintage Valentino Red satin ball gown dress, Evening dress
By Valentino
Located in NEWARK, GB
A truly magnificent vintage Valentino Boutique red satin ball gown dress. This is a strapless and
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Late 20th Century European Retro Prom 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 Retro Prom Gowns

1950s Worth Couture Ivory And Fawn Lace Net Dress With Petticoat
By House of Worth
Located in London, GB
50s prom style aesthetic and features a fitted bodice with a V neckline, capped sleeves and a show
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1950s British Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom Gowns

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 Lined Side Metal Zip Snap and Hook Closure Marked Size: Not Marked Estimated Size: Smal...
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1950s American Retro Prom Gowns

Voluminous Strapless Lavender Tulle Balloon-Ruffle Ballerina Ball Gown– S, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Lanvin-Castillo (pictured) that went for over $20,000 in Didier Ludot’s auction in 2015. Strapless prom
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1950s Unknown Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom Gowns

1950s Pale Pink Lace Tiered Dress With Rhinestone Detail
Located in London, GB
proms. It is unlabelled and would best suit US size 6-8, UK size 10-12.
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1950s American Retro Prom Gowns

Exquisite 1950's Tulle Evening/Prom Dress
Located in New York, NY
on either side with a center panel. It is the perfect 1950's evening gown for prom or a retro night
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1950s American Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom Gowns

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 Retro Prom Gowns

Lemon Cream 1960's Brocade Sheath Dress
Located in Toronto, ON
shoes for prom or evening event.
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1960s American Retro Prom Gowns

Gina Fratini Vintage 80s Blue Silk Ruffle Evening Cocktail Dress, 1980s
By Gina Fratini
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
for a formal evening event like a prom or a more casual cocktail party. Size: Marked vintage 12 but
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1980s Retro Prom Gowns

1985 Laura Ashley Crisp White Cotton Strapless Bow Dress
By Laura Ashley
Located in Rockwood, ON
version in 1985 to their prom. It has that nostalgic feel to it that all the best of her work has. It is
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1980s Retro Prom Gowns

Zandra Rhodes Wedding Dress
By Zandra Rhodes
Located in Topanga, CA
Rare, delicate silk chiffon, hand screened gown adorned with micro rhinestones, pearls and
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1980s British Retro Prom Gowns

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Retro Prom Gowns For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of retro prom gowns available on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for gray retro prom gowns and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in black, blue and more. Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. There have been many classic iterations of retro prom gowns over the years, but those made by DAVID FIELDEN, Emma Domb and Fred Perlberg are often thought to be among the most stylish. 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 Retro Prom Gowns?

On average, retro prom gowns on 1stDibs sell for $673, while they’re typically $88 on the low end and $5,527 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. 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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