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1990S Sapphire Blue Silk Duchess Satin Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1990S Sapphire Blue Silk Duchess Satin Cocktail Dress
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Pink and black satin cocktail dress Dior 2
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Pink and black satin cocktail dress and black velvet belt with bow
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1980s Italian Cocktail Dresses

1990S DOLCE & GABBANA Acid Green Silk Lycra Stretch Satin Cocktail Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in New York, NY
1990S DOLCE & GABBANA Acid Green Silk Lycra Stretch Satin Cocktail Dress
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Mini balloon silk satin cocktail dress draped on bust Chanel
By Chanel
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Mini balloon silk satin cocktail dress draped on bust.Zip middle back. Padded bra. Jersey lining
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Early 2000s French Cocktail Dresses

1980S GIVENCHY Black Haute Couture Silk Double Faced Satin Cocktail Dress With
By Givenchy
Located in New York, NY
1980S GIVENCHY Black Haute Couture Silk Double Faced Satin Cocktail Dress With Sleeves
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Montaldo's Vintage 1950s Silk Satin Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning vintage 1950s silk satin cocktail dress with an hourglass silhouette in
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1950s North American Cocktail Dresses

Black satin cocktail dress with snap closure Thierry Mugler Circa 1990's
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black satin cocktail dress with snap closure. in the middle front and cuffs. Main fabric
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

Pierre Balmain Couture Black Satin Cocktail Dress, 1960's
By Pierre Balmain Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gorgeous vintage black satin cocktail dress by Pierre Balmain Couture, from the 1960's
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1960s French Cocktail Dresses

1960s Black Silk Satin Cocktail Dress with Embroidered Skirt
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s custom made and handmade black silk satin cocktail dress featuring a wide boarder embroidery
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Grey satin cocktail dress with rhinestone Raf Simons for Christian Dior
By Raf Simons for Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Grey satin cocktail dress with rhinestone embellishment. NO TAG Zip on the left side and hook&eye
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2010s European Cocktail Dresses

1950'S DON LOPER Black Silk Duchess Satin Cocktail Dress With Sheer Illusion La
By Don Loper
Located in New York, NY
1950'S DON LOPER Black Silk Duchess Satin Cocktail Dress With Sheer Illusion Lace Panels
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Ivory satin cocktail dress with black passementerie embellishment Circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Ivory satin cocktail dress with black passementerie embellishment. No fabric composition tag but
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1950s Unknown Cocktail Dresses

1980's Never Worn Jean Louis Scherrer Lace and Satin Cocktail Dress
By Jean-Louis Scherrer
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980's unworn silver lace and taupe satin cocktail dress with illusion neckline by Jean Louis
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

1980 Arnold Scaasi Black Silk Satin Cocktail Dress W/ Rhinestone Decoration
By Arnold Scaasi
Located in Gresham, OR
1980s Arnold Scaasi black silk satin cocktail dress with delicate rhinestone line-traced
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1980s American Mini Dress

1920S Black Beaded Silk Chiffon Over Satin Cocktail Dress With Golden Art Deco
Located in New York, NY
1920S Black Beaded Silk Chiffon Over Satin Cocktail Dress With Golden Art Deco Flowers & Leaves
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1920s Maxi Dresses

1960S Red Silk Satin Cocktail Dress Covered In Medieval Style Metallic Gold Emb
Located in New York, NY
Hand finished and fully lined in soft silk 1960S Red Silk Satin Cocktail Dress Covered In Medieval
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1960s Casual Dresses

Valentino Silk & Satin Cocktail Dress
By Valentino
Located in Geneva, CH
satin wide belt and front buttons. Closure of the dress on the left side with a zip and four covered
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1980s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Oscar de La Renta Black & Ivory Satin Cocktail Dress, 1970's
By Oscar De La Renta, Oscar de la Renta Boutique
Located in Atlanta, GA
1970's Oscar de La Renta black & ivory satin cocktail dress with a demure silhouette and decidedly
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

Vintage copper satin cocktail dress, c1960s Kitty Copeland
By Kitty Copeland
Located in NEWARK, GB
A most gorgeous vintage early 1960s cocktail dress by Kitty Copeland. Made from a heavy copper
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Mid-20th Century British Cocktail Dresses

1950s Gold Pleated Bodice Silk Satin Cocktail Dress
Located in London, GB
A highly desirable, original, 1950s cocktail dress which could easily be worn as an alternative
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1950s British Cocktail Dresses

1980s Sequin and Satin Cocktail Dress
By Saks Fifth Avenue
Located in Alford, MA
Cocktail dress featuring an all-over black sequin bodice and a gunmetal satin skirt, the bodice
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Late 20th Century Indian Evening Dresses

60s Lili Ann Satin Cocktail Dress and Bolero Set
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s black and white Lili Ann cocktail dress and black satin dolman bolero set.
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Lanvin Black Satin Cocktail Dress with White Piping
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Timeless Lanvin black satin strapless cocktail dress from the 1980s. The sweetheart neckline and
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

Geoffrey Beene early wool crepe and satin cocktail dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in New York, NY
Classic Beene cocktail dress in wool crepe with satin ribbon trim. Versatile one piece style
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1960s American Cocktail Dresses

Harvey Berin Velvet and Satin Cocktail Dress Size Small
By Harvey Berin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Harvey Berin dress is composed of black velvet with satin accents. The dress features a flare
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20th Century American Cocktail Dresses

Bill Blass Color Blocked Satin Cocktail Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Studio City, CA
A Bill Blass purple, brown and green satin dress with a crinoline under the skirt. No size tag - so
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Late 20th Century American Evening Dresses and Gowns

F/W 2004 Yigal Azrouël Runway Blush Pink Silk Satin Cocktail Dress
By Yigal Azrouël
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Introducing a knee-length light pink satin dress by Yigal Azrouël from the Fall/Winter 2004
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Early 2000s American Cocktail Dresses

Traina Norell Black Satin Cocktail Dress, Drop Waist & Full Skirt xs
By Traina-Norell, I. Magnin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a wonderful vintage dress from designers Traina-Norell. It is made of a heavy black satin
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1940s American Cocktail Dresses

Roland Mouret Strapless Black Print Lace & Pink Satin Cocktail Dress NWT Size 6
By Roland Mouret
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunner from French designer Roland Mouret. Strapless lace and satin dress, Bust is a lacquered
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2010s British Cocktail Dresses

ARNOLD SCAASI Blue Satin Cocktail Dress with Bow Size 8
By Arnold Scassi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Arnold Scaasi cocktail dress is composed of a blue satin combination with exaggerated sleeves
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20th Century American Evening Dresses

1960s Helga Vintage Cocktail Dress
By Helga
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning 1960s vintage silk satin cocktail dress by Helga. Metallic brocade paisley
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1960s American Cocktail Dresses

1980s Bill Blass Black and Pink Cocktail Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1980s Bill Blass Black Velvet and hot pink satin cocktail dress - 3/4 Sleeves - satin bow Fitted
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1980s American Wedding Dresses

Oscar De La Renta Black Bow Cocktail Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Los Angeles, CA
All wrapped up with a bow! This Oscar De La Renta velvet and satin cocktail dress is perfect for
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980s Louis Féraud Black Velvet & Satin Sequin Beads Embellished Cocktail Dress
By Louis Feraud
Located in Munich, DE
and vibrant coloured satin cocktail dress. The knee-length dress features an abstract designed bodice
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1980s German Cocktail Dresses

1950s Black Strapless Silk Satin and Lace Dress
Located in London, GB
This seductive 1950s black silk satin cocktail dress is of superb quality and construction and in
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1950s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Grey satin sleeveless cocktail dress Emanuel/ Emmanuel Ungaro
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Grey satin sleeveless cocktail dress in biais. Fabric composition: 47% rayon, 53% acetate SIZE 44
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1990s Hong Kong Cocktail Dresses

1960S EDWARD ABBOT Black Silk Duchess Satin Fringe Cocktail Dress
By Edward Abbott
Located in New York, NY
1960S EDWARD ABBOT Black Silk Duchess Satin Fringe Cocktail Dress
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

1980S Silk Crepe Back Satin 60S Style Bow Front Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
Crepe Back Satin 60S Style Bow Front Cocktail Dress
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

2000S ZAC POSEN Electric Blue Silk Duchess Satin Strapless Cocktail Dress
By Zac Posen
Located in New York, NY
Electric Blue Silk Duchess Satin Strapless Cocktail Dress
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Etro Black Cocktail Dress with Dotted Tulle Sleeves and Satin Hem
By Etro
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Etro black cocktail dress with dotted tulle sleeves and satin bias ruffle hem. Flirty dress has
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Cocktail Dresses

Black wool cocktail dress with and satin belt & bow Vager Nastat Real
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black wool cocktail dress with 3 lays on the skirt and satin belt ( and belt-loop) & bow. Kaki
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1960s French Cocktail Dresses

50s Pink Satin Embroidered Bodice Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Pink Satin Embroidered Bodice Cocktail Dress Chiffon Skirt.
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1950s Unknown Cocktail Dresses

1920S Black Silk Satin Art Deco Crystal Beaded Cocktail Dress Can Be Worn Open
Located in New York, NY
1920S Black Silk Satin Art Deco Crystal Beaded Cocktail Dress Can Be Worn Open As Well
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1920s Cocktail Dresses

Cocktail dress in fuschia satin Circa 1950's
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Cocktail dress in fuschia satin with "spaguettis" shoulders straps. Boned and satin lining inside
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1950s Unknown Cocktail Dresses

Alexander McQueen Red Satin Pleated Cocktail Dress 2003
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
, all perfectly cut in a luxurious heavy red satin. The dress's closure features a side zipper with a
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Early 2000s English Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1950's Silk Velvet and Satin pink floral dress satin dress UK 8 US 4
Located in Cheltenham, GB
A gem to behold, this original 1950's satin dress, in shades of pink and red accented by silk
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Prada SS09 Crinkle Collection Pearl Satin Dress
By Miuccia Prada, Prada
Located in London, GB
Beautiful archival Prada dress from the iconic SS09 ‘crinkled’ collection - unworn with tags. Made
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Early 2000s Unknown Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Missy Black Cocktail Dress with Satin Trim, 1980s
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
1980s Valetino Missy Black Cocktail Dress w/ Satin Trim. Organza peek-a-boo bib collar. Satin bow
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Hardy Amies Couture Satin and Lace Cocktail Dress
By Hardy Amies
Located in London, GB
black dress. Suitably show-stealing and perfect for a high-glamour event, the bodice and sleeves are
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1980s British Cocktail Dresses

Jill Richards Brown Satin Ruffled Cocktail Dress, 1970's
By Jill Richards
Located in Atlanta, GA
Jill Richards, the California designer of this fabulous 1970's cocktail dress, had the well earned
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

Marc Jacobs black waxed satin Dress, circa 2000
By Marc Jacobs
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2000 United States Marc Jacobs black waxed satin dress, cut inspired from the 1920s
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Early 2000s American Cocktail Dresses

Black asymmetrical cocktail dress in satin and beaded lace Marusia
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black asymmetrical cocktail dress in satin and beaded lace. Boned. Draped on the hips and
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1950s Unknown Cocktail Dresses

Jackie Rogers Classic Black Satin Bias Cut Dress
By Jackie Rogers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Jackie Rogers classic silky black satin bias cut dress from the 1990s. The perfect black dress to
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1990s American Cocktail Dresses

Satin asymmetrical draped cocktail dress with bow Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique
By Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Blue silk satin asymmetrical draped cocktail dress with bow. Ruffles on the side of the skirt. Zip
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

Black lace cocktail dress with black satin belt Dolce & Gabbana
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black lace cocktail dress with black satin belt. Fabric composition: 38% cotton, 45% nylon, 2
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Cocktail Dresses

Black cocktail dress in satin dévoré, ruffles and lace Galliano
By John Galliano
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black cocktail dress in satin dévoré and ruffles and lace. Zip and hook&eye on the left side. Cut
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2010s French Cocktail Dresses

Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld Satin Back Crepe Beaded Cocktail Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe, Chloé
Located in New York, NY
Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld Satin Back Crepe Beaded Cocktail Dress. Easy sheath shape with wide open
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

Geoffrey Beene Black Wool Knit and Satin skirt Cocktail Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black cocktail dress with a wool knit bodice and satin skirt by Geoffrey Beene, from the
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

Ceil Chapman Champagne-Colored Satin Beaded Cocktail Dress Ca. 1965
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Studio City, CA
Ca. 1965 Ceil Chapman champagne-colored satin faux pearl beaded cocktail dress. Dress features an A
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1960s American Cocktail Dresses

Red satin sleeveless cocktail dress with see-through lace back Grès
By Madame Gres
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Red satin sleeveless cocktail dress with see-through lace back and cape effect . No fabric tag
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1980s Unknown Cocktail Dresses

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Satin Cocktail Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary satin cocktail dress you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Red, Blue, Gray and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a satin cocktail dress may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Christian Dior are often thought to be among the most stylish. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Satin Cocktail Dress?

Prices for a satin cocktail dress can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $172 and can go as high as $9,800, while, on average they fetch $800.

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.

Questions About Satin Cocktail Dress
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The difference between a dress and a cocktail dress is mainly the specificity of the term. A dress is any garment that has a bodice attached to a skirt. The term cocktail dress refers to a dress designed for events in the late afternoon and early evening. Many feature hemlines that fall between the knee and calf. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of cocktail dresses from some of the world's top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A classic cocktail dress is a garment worn for special occasions that usually take place in the evening. Although its name comes from "cocktail party," the dresses are suitable for other types of gatherings. Designs vary greatly, but most cocktail dresses feature a hemline that falls close to the knee. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of vintage cocktail dresses.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cocktail dresses usually finish above or at the knees and are paired with high heels. This dress should be party-ready such as dressy separates or a little black dress.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Satin wedding dresses photograph well because of their high sheen, which tends to look great in any lighting.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Cocktail dresses first rose to prominence in the 1920s and onward, with each era making its own mark on the practical and fashionable garment. You’ll find a collection of vintage and contemporary cocktail dresses from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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