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1980S Metallic Poly/Lurex Gold Lamé Dramatic Ruffled Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1980S Metallic Poly/Lurex Gold Lamé Dramatic Ruffled Cocktail Dress
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Couture Floral Silk Ruffle Cocktail Dress, Circa 1980's
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a beautiful off the shoulder floral print cocktail dress by Valentino, from the 1980's. The dress has layered ruffles all over, a ruched fitted waist, and a zipper up the bac...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage SCAASI Black Off Shoulder Ruffle Cocktail Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
90s Arnold Scaasi black ruffle off shoulder cocktail tulle flare dress with printed daisies. Size: SM-Med Bust: 36 inches/ Waist: 28 inches/Hip: 39 inches Dress length: from should...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

LOUIS FERAUD c.1980's Black Asymmetrical Tiered Ruffle Cocktail Dress
By Louis Feraud
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage Louis Feraud c.1980's black asymmetrical tiered ruffle cocktail dress. Black satin asymmetrical ruffle four tier over skirt. Matte shift under skirt with right side seam slit...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent One Shoulder Ruffle Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Austin, TX
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche black one shoulder sleeveless cocktail dress with ruffles. Condition: Excellent. Size M/ US 6/ FR38 34" bust, 33" waist, 33" hips, 40" length
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

LOUIS VUITTON black silk MONOGRAM LACE RUFFLE Cocktail Dress 40
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Zürich, CH
Louis Vuitton shift dress in black silk (100%). With crew neck and ruffled cape in monogram lace. Closes with hook and silver-tone zipper on the back. Unlined. Has been worn and is i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1980's Black & Pink Sequin Ruffle Cocktail Dress Size Small
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage 1980's cocktail dress is composed of black and pink sequins with cascading ruffles throughout. Features spaghetti straps and a large front flower applique form fitting s...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1960s Ruffled Front Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Ruffled Front Cocktail Dress. Black crepe fabric, fully lined.
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Black Velvet & Satin Ruffle Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage black velvet high low skirt cocktail dress featuring double layered black satin ruffles around the neckline and wrists. The left side fastens ...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

LANVIN 8 Black Silk Tiered Ruffle Draped Tie Cocktail Dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gorgeous black silk cocktail dress by LANVIN. A fabulous tube style constructed on tiered ruffles in chiffon featuring skinny straps, and a long raw column that drapes from the bust ...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Lilli Diamond Yellow Drop-waist Ruffle Cocktail Dress with Lace Overlay, 1960s
By Lilli Diamond
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Lilli Diamond Yellow Drop-waist Ruffle Cocktail Dress w/ Lace Overlay. Yellow base with white lace overlay, double tier of ruffled hem, and large bow at back. Low cut back.
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Black Silk Taffeta Pleated Ruffle Cocktail Dress, 1980s
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Having worked for internationally renowned couturiers before launching his own successful brand, Oscar de la Renta established a long legacy of opulent and stylish fashion. De la Ren...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Size L White & Black Floral Ruffle Skirt Cocktail Dress
By Alexander McQueen
Located in San Francisco, CA
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN cocktail dress comes in off white textured stretch knit with a black floral pattern throughout, red belt panel, fit to flair ruffled skirt, and cutout trim. Made in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Blush Silk Jersey Ruffled Cocktail Dress Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Mason Couture This gown is composed of a pink mauve silk jersey ('Blush' hue) and features a draped ruffle design. This cocktail dress has a waist wrap. This effortl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Victor Costa Black Ruffled Cocktail Dress with Silver and Gold Polka Dots Size 2
By Victor Costa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Victor Costa cocktail dress is fabricated from layers of black mesh fabric accented with silver and gold metallic polka dots. The ruffled hem lines are slightly structured due t...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

1950S Navy Blue Silk Organza & Chantilly Lace Cocktail Dress With Beaded Ruffles
Located in New York, NY
1950S Navy Blue Silk Organza & Chantilly Lace Cocktail Dress With Beaded Ruffles
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

BALMAIN black RUFFLED Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress 36
By Balmain
Located in Zürich, CH
Balmain ruffle dress in black polyester (35%) and viscose (65%) with a v-neck, padded shoulders and long sleeves. Closes with a gold zipper on the back. Unlined. Has been worn and is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1960s Silk Cocktail Dress with Ruffled Hem
Located in Sparks, NV
Chic black silk cocktail dress with a ruffled hem and dolman sleeves. Details: Fully Lined Back Metal Zip and Hook Closure Estimated Size: Medium Color: Black Fabric: Feels...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Miss. Magnin Black Cocktail Dress w/ Ruffled Skirt, 1960s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Black Cocktail Dress w/ Ruffled Skirt, 1960s. Elegant high collar with set pleated ruffles matches pleated ruffle trim at hem. Jersey knit bodice, satin belt hooks at back. Slightly ...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

PRADA black viscose RUFFLE FRONT Sleeveless Cocktail Dress 44
By Prada
Located in Zürich, CH
Prada cap-sleeve dress in black viscose (98%) and elastane (2%). With ruffled front and pleated skirt. Closes with invisible zipper on the back. Unlined. Has been worn and is in exce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Anne Klein Black Wool Cocktail Dress with Ruffle Detail
By Anne Klein
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Anne Klein cocktail dress is composed of a black wool and features a tiered ruffle design at the skirt back. There is a zipper closure at the center back. Measures (Approxim...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Helen Rose Vintage Black Ruffle Chiffon Cocktail Dress, 1960s
By Helen Rose
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an elegant and collectible fitted vintage cocktail dress made by costume and clothing designer Helen Rose. It is made from black chiffon and has ruffles on the bodice and ski...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Galanos Black Chiffon Cocktail Dress with Ruffles, Circa 1960
By James Galanos
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gorgeous black chiffon cocktail dress by Galanos, from the 1960's. The dress has a silk slip with a chiffon top overlay, a matching belt, and buttons up the back bodice. ...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Amazing Christian Dior Floral Print Ruched Ruffled Silk Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Switzerland, CH
GORGEOUS CHRISTIAN DIOR MILLEFIORI FLORAL COCKTAIL DRESS A TRUE ICON! A luxurious CHRISTIAN DIOR signature piece that will last you for years. Gorgeous, almost couture-like p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

PRADA grey silk SATIN RUFFLED Sleeveless Shift Cocktail Dress 42
By Prada
Located in Zürich, CH
Prada satin dress in grey silk (100%) with ruffled off-the-shoulder sleeves and gathering at the waist. Closes with a concealed zipper and a hook on the left side. Unlined. Has been...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

PRADA black silk SATIN RUFFLED Sleeveless Shift Cocktail Dress 42
By Prada
Located in Zürich, CH
Prada satin dress in black silk (100%) with ruffled off-the-shoulder sleeves and gathering at the waist. Closes with a concealed zipper and a hook on the left side. Unlined. Has bee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR black VELVET RUFFLED LACE NECK Cocktail Dress 42
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
Christian Dior velvet shift dress in black cotton (100%). With ruffled lace neck in off-white cotton (90%) and nylon (10%). Closes with one fabric button and invisible zipper on the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

UNGARO Black Silk Gathered Cocktail Dress with Ruffle Detail Size 4-6
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Ungaro dress is composed of a fine black silk with a gathered detail throughout the bodice and a dramatic ruffle detail. There is a center back zipper closure. In excellent vi...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

ARNOLD SCAASI Black Ruffled Silk Cocktail Dress with Bow 10
By Arnold Scassi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Arnold Scaasi gown is composed of a ruffled chiffon trimmed in a patent material. The skirt is composed of a silk with floral motif/pattern. There is a center back zipper. Mea...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Victor Costa Black Cocktail Dress with Ruffled Horsehair Hemlines Size 2
By Victor Costa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Victor Costa cocktail dress is fabricated from layers of black mesh fabric accented with a polka dot design. The ruffled hem lines are slightly structured due to the "Horsehair"...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

DELL LOS ANGELES Black Ruffled Tiered Sequin Cocktail Dress Size 6 8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Dell Los Angeles cocktail dress is composed of tiered ruffled mesh with sequin applique. Features a sweetheart neckline with zipper closure. In excellent vintage condition. *...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Jacquard Ruffle Dress, Circa 1978
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Geneva, CH
This late 70’s YSL dress has a flattering faux wrap silhouette. Constructed in black jacquard silk, the dress features a V-neckline and blouson sleeves. The shoulders are gathered so...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

2000S JOHN GALLIANO Red Rayon Blend Knit Ruffled Skirt Cocktail Dress
By John Galliano
Located in New York, NY
2000S JOHN GALLIANO Red Rayon Blend Knit Ruffled Skirt Cocktail Dress
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Black silk taffeta cocktail dress with tiered ruffle hem 1980s
By Valentino
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Valentino Boutique black silk taffeta cocktail dress with tiered ruffle hem 1980s...Fitted sheath dress with narrow shoulder straps that is fitted in the bust and skims the hip with ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Neal of California C.1960 Black Jacquard Cocktail Dress With Ruffled Hem
Located in Atlanta, GA
Cha cha d’amour! This Neal of California design will have you shimmiying across the room with loads of ‘va-va-voom’ attitude. The form fitting silhouette zips and hooks at the back...
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1960s 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

1960S Black Silk Organza Mod Textured Ruffle Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1960S Black Silk Organza Mod Textured Ruffle Cocktail Dress
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1960s Casual Dresses

Glamorous Wavy Lace Ruffle Dress
Located in Riverdale, NY
Striking cocktail dress of silk marquisette and lace. Undulating graduated panels of wavy lace circle the full skirt of the dress which is backed in a stiff crinoline. The bodice is ...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Ruffles Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Geneva, CH
2007 was the year Jean Paul Gaultier celebrated 30 years of fashion. His Spring-Summer ready-to-wear fashion show opened with an euphoric retrospective of the most iconic designs he ...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

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Size: FR 40 (US 8) but runs small
1950s Black Rayon & Silk Lace Ruffled Fit & Flare Swing Skirt Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1950s Black Rayon & Silk Lace Ruffled Fit & Flare Swing Skirt Cocktail Dress
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG DVF Pandora black ruffle sheer back cocktail dress US4 S
By Diane von Furstenberg
Located in Hong Kong, NT
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG DVF Pandora black ruffle sheer back cocktail dress US4 S DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Pandora ruffle dress . Black polyester, silk, triacetate . Scooped round neck . ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Cocktail Dress with Ruffles YSL Black Silk Velvet 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This incredible cocktail dress was made by Yves Saint Laurent, most likely in the 1970s. Made from silk velvet, this dress features black satin ruffle detailing at the collar and nec...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage John Galliano Black Bias Cut Cocktail Dress W/Ruffle Trim & Cut Velvet
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage John Galliano black cocktail dress with ruffle trim made out of a double layer silk chiffon and cut velvet with silver lurex stripes. Cowl neck with silk ruffles that tie in ...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

JIKI Monte-Carlo Creation Black Pleated Ruffle Rhinestone Cocktail Dress Size 38
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Jiki Monte-Carlo Creation is composed of black pleated ruffles with rhinestone trim. This is an absolutely stunning strapless cocktail design a knee length with ruched waist. Th...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Louis Feraud Vintage 1980s Long Sleeve Floral Ruffle Silk Satin Cocktail Dress
By Louis Feraud
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Louis Feraud Vintage 1980s Long Sleeve Floral Ruffle Silk Cocktail Dress Estimated Size: UK 12/ US 8/ EU 40. Please check measurements. Bust - 38” / 96cm Waist - 30” / 76cm Hips - ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

TRAVILLA Black on Black Lace Lame Cocktail Dress with Ruffle Hem Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla cocktail dress is composed of a black on black metallic silk lace lame with nude underlay. The dress features a draped ruffle hem with scallop edges. There is a cente...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

1960s Roger Milot for Fred Perlberg Lame Brocade Ruffle-Hem Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
A gorgeous 1960s Roger Milot for Fred Perlberg autumnal lame paisley cocktail dress with wide ruffled hem and cuffs. Matching belt.
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Christian Dior Pointe D'Esprit Tulle Cocktail Dress with Ruffle Hem
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fabulously sexy 1980s CD de Christian Dior pointe d'esprit tulle cocktail dress with sheer sleeves, decolletage and a full ruffled knee length hemline. Back zipper and backward pe...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

GUCCI Pre-fall 2017 Ruffle-Trim Bow Detail Crepe Jersey Dress
By Alessandro Michele, Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Teal-green crepe-jersey dress with ruffled stand collar and bib that's trimmed with plush velvet ribbon and crystal-embellished bows, before falling into a neat hem that skims across...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 2003 Yves Saint Laurent Tom Ford Sheer Red Plunging Ruffles Dress
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 2003 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- few faint tiny marks- please see photos FABRIC: Rayon & Silk ...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

1970s Multi Color Blue, Green and Pink Ruffle Maxi Silk Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1970s multi color ( pink, blue, green plaid ruffle V neck sleeves maxi dress. Size: Medium Bust: 38 inches / Waist: 28 inches/ Dress length: 60 inches
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Alfred Werber Vintage 1960s Little Black Dress with Lace Ruffle Detail
By Alfred Werber
Located in San Francisco, CA
Alfred Werber of Saint Louis 1960's vintage little black dress. Sleeveless, tailored shape. Ruffle detail with lace accent runs up side and around hem. Back metal zip and hook. No ...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Black Lace Cocktail Dress Ruffled Hem and Rhinestones Size 6-8
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Oscar De La Renta cocktail dress is composed of a black lace combination with nude base. Features a ruffled hem with rhinestones splashed throughout the hem. There is a center...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

MORPHEW COLLECTION Black & Green Silk Cotton Velvet Dress With Ruffled Tulle Sk
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Black & Green Silk Cotton Velvet Dress With Ruffled Tulle Skirt
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Torrente Ruffled Lace Mini Dress Suit
By TORRENTE
Located in Geneva, CH
This 80’s Torrente two-piece ensemble is the perfect balance between being playful and sophisticated. Constructed in refined cherry-red “Calais” lace, this mini dress features a slim...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1970s Jack Bryan Chiffon Neon Flowers + Polka Dots Amazing Vintage Ruffle Dress
By Jack Bryan
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible 1970s JACK BRYAN chiffon ruffle dress! Features neon flowers and black and white polka dots throughout. Vibrant neon colors of green, blue, pink, and orange. Chic chiffon ...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Mary McFadden Light Pink ' Fan ' Print Ruffle Tiered Silk Dress w/ Belt
By Mary McFadden
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage Mary McFadden flapper style dress! Light pink silk, with fan prints throughout. Three tiered layers on the skirt, with a ruffled neck. Long corded belt can be wrapp...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Jourden NWT Blue Metallic Ruffle Dress W/ Silver Lace sz FR42/ US10
Located in New York, NY
Jourden Blue Metallic Ruffle Dress W/ Silver Lace NWT Sz 42 Made In: China Color: Blue and silver Materials: Fabric 1: 65% acrylic, 30% polyester, 5% polymetal. Fabric 2: 90% Viscos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

1960s Kiki Hart Navy Blue Silk Chiffon Nude Illusion Belted Bow Ruffle Dress
By Kiki Hart
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic vintage 60s dress from hard to find designer KIKI HART! Beautiful navy blue silk chiffon, with impeccable demi-couture construction! High collar with a nude illusion dip front b...
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1960s 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. 

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