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Pierre Balmain Plunge Ruched Dress
By Pierre Balmain, Balmain
Located in Watermill, NY
A gorgeous bright orange fine stretch silk dress from Pierre Balmain. It has a plunging V vertically ruched bodice with horizontal ruching at the waist and skirt which is framed on...
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2010s Day Dresses

Suzy Perette Bodycon Ruched Dress 1950s
By Suzy Perette
Located in Watermill, NY
A fabulous black ruched 1950s dress by Suzy Perette. It has a scoop neck and ruched raglan cap sleeves. The bodice is fitted ruched through to the thighs from there a gathered full...
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1950s Day Dresses

Marc Jacobs Chocolate Brown Ruched Dress
By Marc Jacobs
Located in Port Hope, ON
Such a lovely cotton dress with so many design elements such as deep v; stitched band; two floating ribbon-like panels on the back which can be tied or left loose; ruched panels; sid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Babydoll Dresses

Balmain Runway Silk Ruched Dress
By Pierre Balmain, Balmain
Located in Watermill, NY
A fabulous taupe fine silk jersey dress from Balmain. It has a plunging neckline framed from shoulder to waist with vertically ruched panels. The skirt is fitted and horizontally r...
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2010s Day Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Brown Mixed Print Silk Ruched Dress S
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Leopard and floral prints are where Dolce & Gabbana's heart is. This dress has a floral printed, ruched bodice and leopard printed skirt.
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2010s Casual Dresses

1980's Ungaro Black Floral Ruched Dress
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Iconic Ungaro black floral cocktail dress from the 1980's. The dress has a v-neckline and puffed ¾ sleeves finished with a black faceted button detail on the cuff. Typical Ungaro pic...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Chanel White Ruched Dress with CC Logo Buttons
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
A classic CHANEL signature piece Seen on actress and top model Milla Jovovich Finest white fabric Beautiful ruches "CHANEL CC PARIS" logo buttons in back and on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Informal Dresses

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Rene Floral Ruched Dress
By Preen By Thornton Bregazzi
Located in London, GB
The Rene Dress is crafted from a stretch crepe. The form-fitting long sleeved dress features signature ruching to flatten the figure, a high neckline, and this season's black floral ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mini Dresses

Lanvin Black Ruched Dress - Size Estimated M
By Lanvin Paris
Located in London, GB
Lanvin Black Ruched Dress -Black dress with ruching details -Features rossette -Scoop neckline Please note, these items are pre-owned and may show signs of being stored even when ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Stunning Chanel White Ruched Dress with CC Logo Buttons
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
A classic CHANEL signature piece Seen on actress and top model Milla Jovovich Finest white fabric Beautiful ruches "CHANEL CC PARIS" logo buttons in back and on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Informal Dresses

Alexander McQueen Marled Knit Ruched Dress
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Alexander McQueen dress is featured in a gray, black, and white marled knit with a full zippered front closure and ruching along the bodice. Dress is a size 38. Measurements: Bust ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Tom Ford Drape Back Ruched Dress
By Tom Ford
Located in Watermill, NY
This is a gorgeous cobalt blue silk dress by Tom Ford. It is sleeveless and fitted with a horizontally ruched skirt. The back is scooped mid way with a fabulous gathered pouf drape ...
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2010s Day Dresses

New VERSACE Beaded Cocktail Stretch Yellow Ruched Dress 42 - US 6
By Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
New VERSACE Beaded Cocktail Dress Italian Size 42 - US 6 Color – Yellow Rich Hand Embellishment Ruched Design Very Stretchy Back Zip Closure Fully Lined 100% Viscose, 100% Silk Made ...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

New VERSACE Beaded Cocktail Stretch Yellow Ruched Dress 44 - US 8
By Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
New VERSACE Beaded Cocktail Dress Italian Size 44 - US 8 Color – Yellow Rich Hand Embellishment Ruched Design Very Stretchy Back Zip Closure Fully Lined 100% Viscose, 100% Silk Made ...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Zac Posen Teal Silk Ruched Dress, Fall 2004
By Zac Posen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Zac Posen, Autumn-Winter 2004 silk dress with plunging neckline, short sleeves, ruched at sides and back zip. US. 10, Fits a Modern US. 8 Bust: 40, Waist 34, Hip 40, Length 48
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Brown Ruched Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Dolce & Gabbana Brown Ruched Dress -- features a gathered design with a fluted hem. Dress has a back zipper closure and is fully lined. Measurements: Bust 33”, waist 26”, hips 32”, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Anne Klein Ruched Dress with Chain Trim
By Anne Klein
Located in Watermill, NY
An amazing dress in ruched fine black silk blend knit from Anne Klein. The dress is entirely ruched horizontally it's entire length on both sides and has fine silk cord looped and in...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Thierry Mugler Flower Silk Ruched Dress 1980s
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Watermill, NY
A brightly colored flower pattern silk dress from Thierry Mugler in blues, greens, pinks and yellow. It has a V neck, 3/4 length sleeves and snaps along the center front of the ruch...
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1980s Day Dresses

Early 1980s Missoni Multi-Colored Printed Ruched Dress
By Missoni
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Early 1970's slinky mini dress with abstract mosaic pattern in blue, red, purple, green, black and tan. The fabric seems to be inspired by the iconic Missoni knit. Spaghetti straps a...
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1980s Shift Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Monochrome Striped Stretch Silk Ruched Dress L
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Masterfully crafted by the experts at Dolce & Gabbana, this dress is perfect for formal gatherings. Crafted from stretch silk, it comes in a monochrome scheme and has a striped exter...
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2010s Day Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Black Floral Print Silk Ruched Dress S
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
You'll find occasions to wear this beautiful dress from Dolce & Gabbana! It is made of a silk blend and features a floral print all over it. It flaunts ruched details and a flatterin...
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2010s Day Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Pale Blue Ruched Dress - 4
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Oscar de la Renta Pale Blue Rouched Dress - 4. This dress is in excellent condition and has a large bubble/ruche design on the bottom of the skirt. It is slightly longer in the back ...
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1990s Day Dresses

Lanvin by Alber Elbaz Ruched Linen Dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A beautiful Lanvin sleeveless dress from spring summer 2010 (designed by Alber Elbaz). In a taupe linen fabric with pleating / ruched details a bodycon pencil fit and an exposed zipp...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Armani Collezioni Red Ruched Sleeveless Maxi Dress L
By Armani Collezioni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Cozy and classic for all seasons, this dress is a wardrobe staple. Sport this impressive Armani Collezioni dress and create a stunning statement at those soirees. It has a plunging n...
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2010s Maxi Dresses

Vintage Flora Kung Blue + Teal + Black Flowers Silk Ruched Dress
By Flora Kung
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage Flora Kung dress! Signature florals and vibrant colors Kung was so well known for. Ruching at waist makes for a very flattering fit. Shoulder pads can easily be sni...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vicky Tiel 1980s Strapless Ruched Dress
By Vicky Tiel
Located in Watermill, NY
A pretty black slinky knit dress from Vicky Tiel. It is strapless and horizontally ruched from top to bottom front and back. The bodice has side boning, a side zipper and black lin...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

2000's Jean Paul Gaultier Sheer Green Asymmetrical Off Shoulder Ruched Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 2000's Jean Paul Gaultier Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: 100% rayon COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 42 MEASUREMENTS; p...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Payal Singhal First Collection c. 1999 Hot Pink Fuchsia Sequined Ruched Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous PAYAL SINGHAL hot pink silk dress from her first collection in 1999! Intricate ruching detail, with hundreds of hand-sewn sequins on each side. Slits on each side of the leg...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Victor Costa Hot Pink + Red Avant Garde Strapless Ruched Dress
By Victor Costa
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible vintage VICTOR COSTA hot pink / fuchsia and red strapless dress!
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Rodarte Wrap-Effect Ruched Sequined Dress
By Rodarte
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful ruched sequined dress is designed in a mermaid silhouette with a V-neckline and cinched short sleeves.
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior by John Galliano Ruched Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Dior by John Galliano Dress Made in Italy Black Sleeveless V-neckline Ruched detailing down front of dress Fitted sheath style dress Invisible zipper down back of dress ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Tadashi Ruched Cream Bodycon Vintage Dress
By Tadashi Shoji
Located in Portland, OR
This cream silk ruched sleeveless dress from Tadashi is so lovely! The silhouette makes this a very interesting and flattering evening dress. The cream color can really be worn year ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Black Polka Dot Print Stretch Silk Ruched Dress S
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This stunning creation comes from the house of Dolce & Gabbana. Designed to deliver effortless style and sophistication, this dress is great for formal occasions. It has been made fr...
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2010s Day Dresses

Saint Laurent Embellished Ruched Halter Dress
By Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Its drapes picked out by mini metallic embellishments for a seditious finish. The design features a halterneck with a back tie fastening and a twisted detail to the chest. Leaving th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mini Dress

Balmain Ruched Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress
By Balmain
Located in London, GB
Earthy hues and fitted silhouettes define Balmain's Resort '16 collection. Crafted from sculpting taupe stretch-jersey, this plunging dress has ruched panels that are strategically p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Alberta Ferretti Black Sheep Leather Panel Ruched Sleeveless Dress S
By Alberta Ferretti
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This dress from Alberta Ferretti is as delighting as it is gorgeous and stylish at the same time. Made from quality materials, including leather, the dress flaunts ruched detailing o...
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2010s Mini Dresses

Beautiful Vintage Vicky Tiel Couture Black Jersey Ruched Dress w/ Lace Cut - Out
By Vicky Tiel
Located in Chicago, IL
Featuring the perfect vintage little black dress by VICKY TIEL COUTURE! Black silk jersey, with ruching, and a lace cut-out (slash) down the bodice, that leaves just the right amount...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Brown Satin Lace Trim Ruched Maxi Dress M
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
An exquisite fusion of class and grace, this Dolce & Gabbana dress will lend you endless style. This piece is nothing but classic fashion. Detailed with lace trims, the brown maxi dr...
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2010s Maxi Dresses

Alexander McQueen Lavender Marble Printed Ruched Halter Neck Dress S
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Let your style do the talking when you sport this Alexander McQueen dress and go out. This lavender-colored dress is easy to style, making it a go-to piece to incorporate to your col...
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2010s Casual Dresses

Patrick Kelly 1980s Grey V Neck Jersey Ruched Midi Dress
By Patrick Kelly
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Patrick Kelly 1980s super soft grey jersey ruched midi dress with v-neck. Sleeves are oversized at shoulders and fitted at lower arm. Pull on, no closure. 50% cotton, 50% a...
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1980s Casual Dresses

VALENTINO Red Silky V NECK Sheath DRESS w/ Ruches WINTER 2008
By Valentino
Located in Rome, Rome
- Cap sleeves - Ruches detailing on the front - V-neck and V-back - From the 2008 winter collection - Side zip closure - Composition tag is missing! It is a silky fabric - Red silky ...
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Late 20th Century Casual Dresses

1980s Valentino Ruched Floral Dress
By Valentino
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A 1980s Valentino cotton dress with a full floral printed skirt and a fitted ruched bodice, two side pockets and a red sash stretches gently across the hips. The dress closes in the ...
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1980s Day Dresses

Designer Vintage 1980s Watercolor Flower Print Strapless Ruched Tiered Dress
By Karen Lucas
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing 80s strapless cotton watercolor floral printed ruched dress! This dress is so flattering, it is insane! Ruching up the bodice is super slimming! Beautiful print, with vivid c...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1970s Bill Tice Red Liquid Velvet Ruched Ruffle Maxi Dress
By Bill Tice
Located in London, GB
Bill Tice won a Coty Award for his lingerie designs in 1974 and was renowned for his flowing loungewear styles & hostess gowns. The design is the pinnicle of his genius and this ruby...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Chic Vintage Navy Blue and White Hand Painted Polka Dot Sleeveless Ruched Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic vintage navy blue and white hand painted flirty spaghetti strap midi dress! Features a flattering ruched bodice and a forgiving full skirt. Layers of the skirt give the perfect ...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Prada Ruched Fairytale Silk Dress Geometric Print
By Prada
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful dress from Prada main line Closes in front with invisible buttons Asian-inspired collar Pleated details Gold-coloured fabric trimming Printed silk, "Prada" discreetly writt...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Ruched Sleeveless Dress M
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Dolce and Gabbana dress has a lovely silhouette. It features an all-over floral print that contrasts well with the black background. It has been tailored to offer a good fit and...
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2010s Evening Dresses

Alexander McQueen Multicolor Printed Ruched Drape Detail Sleeveless Maxi Dress M
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This maxi dress from Alexander McQueen is utterly gorgeous! It is styled as a sleeveless with ruched details, a back zipper and prints in multiple colours splayed all over. You can w...
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2010s Maxi Dresses

Vintage MOSCHINO Denim Bustier Stripe Ruffled Frill Ruche Panel Dress
By Moschino Jeans, Moschino
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage MOSCHINO Denim Bustier Stripe Ruffled Frill Ruche Panel Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Bust: 13.77 inches (35 cm) Waist: 12.20 cm in...
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1990s Casual Dresses

VALENTINO A/W 2007 Blush Pink 100% Wool Ruched Sleeve Cocktail Dress
By Valentino
Located in Thiensville, WI
Valentino Autumn/Winter 2007 blush pink 100% wool cocktail dress. 3/4 length sleeves with ruched detail. V neckline. Center front box pleat with three silver-toned Swarovski crystal ...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

NEW VERSACE EMBELLISHED RUCHED YELLOW Dress 42 - 6
By Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
VERSACE This Cocktail dress features ruched design out and embellishments. Crafted in 100% viscose and 100% silk, it hugs your body flawlessly. Content: 100% viscose outer fabr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Norma Kamali Ruched Halter Dress 1980s
By Norma Kamali
Located in Watermill, NY
A great little black jersey dress by Norman Kamali. It has a ruched plunging halter neck and a horizontally ruched band from under the bust through to the hips. The skirt is gather...
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1980s Day Dresses

Vintage 1995 Dolce & Gabbana Semi-Sheer Black Ruched Wiggle Mini Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1995 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- flawless! FABRIC: Acetate-Nylon-Spandex COUNTRY: Italy SIZE: 38 with a lot of st...
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1990s Mini Dresses

Gucci by Tom Ford Bronze Ruched Pussy Bow Mini Dress - Size S
By Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in London, GB
Gucci Bronze Mini Dress This Gucci dress features Tom Ford's signature elements while he worked at the Italian fashion house; form-flattering fabrics and silhouettes, accented wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mini Dresses

NEW Prada Asian-Inspired Ruched Printed Silk Dress
By Prada
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful PRADA dress Closes in front with invisible buttons Asian-inspired collar Pleated details Yellow/Gold-coloured fabric trimming Printed silk, "Prada" discreetly written on f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Angelo Tarlazzi Off Shoulder Ruched Silk Dress 1990s
By Angelo Tarlazzi, Angelo Tariazzi
Located in Watermill, NY
A fabulous red fine silk dress with stretch by Angelo Tarlazzi. It is open across the shoulders and has horizontal ruching across the front/back down to the skirt on the drop waist ...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Unworn 2000's Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Black Mesh Ruched Mini Dress 40
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 2000's Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Pristine! Unworn FABRIC: Cotton & Spandex COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 40 MEASUREMEN...
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Early 2000s Mini Dresses

New Thakoon White Asymmetrical One Shoulder Cotton Ruched Mini Bubble Dress
By Thakoon
Located in Chicago, IL
Brand new THAKOON white cotton asymmetrical mini dress! Purchased from SAKS in San Francisco for $1,550--Never been worn! Luxurious soft cotton, with elastic at waist, shoulder and h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mini Dresses

1980s Ungaro Blue & Black Lame Ruched Cocktail Dress
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in London, GB
This black and blue 1980's lame dress is by renowned French designer Emanuel Ungaro. Sleeveless but with an exaggerated double layer of ruffles at the shoulders, ruched fabric wrappe...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

James Galanos Camel Ruched Chiffon Cocktail Dress, 1990s
By James Galanos, Galanos
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This a fantastic contemporary cocktail dress made by James Galanos. It is made of a camel colored ruched chiffon outer and a rayon base for structure, and is fully lined. It has spag...
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1990s Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

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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. 

Questions About Ruched Dress
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A ruched dress uses a specific pleating or gathering of the dress material which results in a slimming effect. The ruched style is also used as a means of decoration.