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1990s Oscar De La Renta Silk Day Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in San Francisco, CA
1990s Oscar De La Renta Silk Day Dress. silk striped day dress with enlarged patent leather covered buttons and matching belt.
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1990s Day Dresses

Classic 1970s Valentino Chestnut Print Silk Day Dress
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Valentino silk day dress with chestnut print throughout. This dress has a box pleat button placket down center front and two inverted pleats on the skirt. A classic secretary ...
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1970s Informal Dresses

Vintage 1940's Apricot Silk Day Dress Size 2 4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This dress is composed of an apricot hue silk. Features sheer lace inserts, front pockets, and center front buttons. In excellent vintage condition, some discoloration due to age. ...
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1940s Cocktail Dresses

EMILIO PUCCI c.1960’s Button Front Signature Geometric SS Silk Day Dress
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Thiensville, WI
EMILIO PUCCI c.1960’s Button Front Signature Geometric SS Silk Day Dress Circa: 1960’s Label(s): Emilio Pucci; Made in Italy for Lord & Taylor Designer: Emilio Pucci Style: Day dress...
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1960s Shift Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Patterned Silk Day Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent, Rive Gauche, ivory silk, having a black and red diamond pattern day dress. Dress details, include a U neckline, having black piping and full sleeves that end at t...
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1970s Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Purple Floral Silk Day Dress 1970's
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent purple floral print day dress with short sleeves, button closures down center front, frontal patch pockets, a self belt and a drop pleated skirt. 100% silk,...
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1970s Day Dresses

1970's Geoffrey Beene Demi Couture Navy Raw Silk Day Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1970's Geoffrey Beene demi couture navy raw silk sleeveless dress with oversized round ivory colored buttons up the back and half belt. Custom made for a loyal client back in the 197...
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1970s Sheath Dresses

1980s Vintage Givenchy Pink & White Floral Dot Silk Day Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely vintage dress from Givenchy with the Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique label from the 1980's. The dress is pink and white floral silk with tone on tone white dots embroider...
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1980s Maxi Dresses

James Galanos for Amelia Gray Print Silk Day Dress 1960's
By James Galanos
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
James Galanos for Amelia Gray of Beverly Hills silk broadcloth ladies day dress with beautiful floral print. Dress features a dropped waist and matching fabric neck tie or belt (show...
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1970s Informal Dresses

A Vintage 1980s abstract printed Silk day Dress by Donald Campbell
Located in London, GB
A chic day dress by British designer Donald Campbell. The silk dress has a black background with bright multicolour print. It has a button opening nearly down to the hem, and short s...
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1980s Day Dresses

A Mutton Sleeves Silk Day Dress Edwardian Period Circa 1895
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1895 France or Europe Beautiful lady’s day dress in anthracite gray silk dating from the French Belle Epoque. Dress in two parts, curved bodice with pointed Basques, Mutton sl...
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1890s Day Dresses

1970's Demi Couture Geoffrey Beene Beige Raw Silk Day Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1970's beige raw silk cap sleeve demi couture Geoffrey Beene day dress. Stunning in its simplicity with a unique wave shaped welt at the neckline and mirrored ever so slightly at the...
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1970s Sheath Dresses

1930s Creme and Green Floral Print Silk Chiffon Day Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 30s creme, green, orange floral print silk day dress. Fit size 2/4
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1930s Day Dresses

Early 1980 Andre Laug Silk Pinstriped Day Dress
By André Laug
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980s Andre Laug black and white pinstriped silk day dress with pleated peplum detail. The squared off V neckline is accented with shoulder pads and a pleated peplum detail at the wa...
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1980s Day Dresses

1920s Yellow and Brown Floral Print Silk Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1920s Yellow and brown floral print silk day dress. Size: 6-8 dress comes with silk belt
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1920s Casual Dresses

Courreges Pink Silk Dress w/Belt
By André Courrèges
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a very unique light pink silk day dress with matching belt by Courreges, from the 1980's. The dress has a 3/4" tapered sleeve, open key hole neckline, high waist, silk lining...
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1980s Day Dresses

COUTURE c.1940's Gray Floral Print Silk Belted Front Bustle Draped Day Dress
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage Couture c.1940's gray floral print silk day dress. Gray, light blue, pink, white, and green floral print silk. Extended shoulders. V-neckline. Stylized mandarin collar. Front...
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1940s Casual Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Fuschia Silk Dress w/Velvet Deep V-Neck & Ruffled Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1970s Yves Saint Laurent fuschia silk day dress with a black velvet trimmed deep V-neckline as well as ruffled trim at the hem, sleeves and velvet neckline detail. Comes with a det...
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1970s Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Red & White Dot Double Breasted Silk Dress with Sash
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage red and white polka dot Yves Saint Laurent silk day dress with front pleats, double-breasted bodice, and belt. Yves Saint Laurent ...
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1980s Day Dresses

Ungaro Parallele Vintage Blue Polka Dot Silk Dress
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Portland, OR
This is a vintage navy blue and white polka dot silk day dress designed by Emanuel Ungaro in a faux wrap style. This late 20th century dress would be perfect to wear as a wedding gu...
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Late 20th Century Informal Dresses

A French Day Dress in Crepe Silk and Lace Circa 1935/1940
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1935/1940 France Elegant day dress in wine-red or burgundy silk crepe from the late 1930s. Loose dress with round collar and matching mechanical lace charms. The headcarf shaw...
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1930s Aesthetic Day Dresses

GIVENCHY c.1970’s Haute Couture Silk Floral Print Sheath Dress Numbered
By Givenchy
Located in Thiensville, WI
GIVENCHY c.1970’s Haute Couture Pink Brown Silk Floral Print Sheath Dress Numbered Circa: 1970’s Label(s): Givenchy Designer: Hubert de Givenchy / #57.750 Style: Sheath dress Color(...
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1970s Sheath Dresses

Fiandaca silk floral day dress 1990s
By Alfred Fiandaca
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Fiandaca silk floral day dress 1990s...Vivid floral print dress with a black ground that really makes the print pop! Long sleeve dress has a jewel neckline, gathered waist wrap and ...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Hermes Silk Knit Day Dress
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès silk knit, scoop neck, A line , long sleeve day dress, having a cerulean blue and ivory Hermes pattern. Dress comes with a belt in a matching fabric and pattern.
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1980s Day Dresses

1930s Floral Print Silk Lamé Cocktail Day Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant 1930s Silk lamé floral print in brown, mauve, blue, yellow and green. Dress has cap sleeves with V shape exposure. Dress has snap on button on the side. Perfect for downto...
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1930s Cocktail Dresses

80s Silk Stripe Balloon Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Silk Stripe Balloon Dress
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1980s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1920s Silk Cream Floral Embroidered Dress
Located in London, GB
This elegant and original 1920s embroidered flapper era dress is in immaculate antique condition. The pale cream medium weight crepe silk has floral embroidered motifs from the below...
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1920s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1970s Emilio Pucci Turquoise Silk Jersey Dress
By Saks Fifth Avenue, Emilio Pucci
Located in London, GB
This beautiful 1970s turquoise printed silk jersey dress with an attractive cross over bodice is a classic piece by Emilio Pucci, retailed at Saks Fifth avenue and is in lovely vinta...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1960s Lachasse Bee Pattern Silk Dress
Located in London, GB
A 1960s silk bee print dress by none other than Lachasse, one of the oldest British couture houses having opened in 1926, it sadly closed its doors in 2006. The dress is entirely han...
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1970s Ted Lapidus Silk Shirt Dress
By Ted Lapidus
Located in London, GB
A stylish 1970s daywear piece by revered designer Ted Lapidus who began his long fashion career at the house of Dior before branching out on his own in 1951. He is known for his uni...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Leonard of Paris Pastel Silk Chiffon Day / Evening Dress
By Leonard of Paris
Located in New York, NY
Pretty pastel silk chiffon Leonard of Paris special occasion day / evening dress. This is the Spring / Summer special occasion dress of your dreams! Bodice has a ruffled capelet that...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

1920s Art Deco Ivory Silk Shirtwaister Dress
Located in London, GB
An elegant 1920s cream silk art deco dress that is very well-made and extremely well preserved with some archetypal details from the era including the shirtwaister blouson style and ...
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1920s Aesthetic Day Dresses

80s Nina Ricci Magenta Silk Jacquard Dress
By Nina Ricci
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Nina Ricci Magenta Silk Jacquard Dress. Fully lined, center back zip.
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1980s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1960s Sky Blue Silk Chiffon Ruffle Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Sky Blue Silk Chiffon Ruffle Dress. Metal back zip.
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1980s J. Tiktiner French Silk Floral Strapless Dress
By J. Tiktiner
Located in London, GB
This is a colourful and extremely well made 1980s bustier dress by Tiktiner - a high-end Cote D'Azur fashion house which retailed at Berdorf Goodman and Harrods outside of France. Th...
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1980s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Mixed Pearls Print Silk Boho Dress FLORA KUNG
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Fabric: 100% silk satin charmeuse Invisible back zip, plus self tie at front for a perfect fit. Flared flowy skirt and flare sleeves. Print: Flora's original mixed pearls. FLORA K...
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Early 2000s Babydoll Day Dresses

1950s Paquin Haute Couture Silk Chiffon Floral Dress
By Jeanne Paquin
Located in London, GB
Impeccable 1950s couture dress from the London branch of the haute couture House of Paquin which closed in 1956. The crepe silk is in fine shades of salmon pink with a painterly look...
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1950s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Zimmermann Divinity Swiss Dot Silk Georgette Midi Dress UK 8
By Zimmermann
Located in London, GB
This 'Divinity' dress by Zimmermann is cut from embroidered silk-georgette and trimmed with cotton-lace ruffles along the sleeves, shoulders and waist, it's partially lined to reveal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Babydoll Day Dresses

1990s Y2K Escada Silk Floral Dress with Grosgrain Belt
By Escada
Located in London, GB
Sophisticated occasion dress from Escada, dating to the late 1990s or early 2000s. The dress has an abstract floral print in navy, purple and pink silk and is an unusual shirt-waiste...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Sweetheart print Silk Jersey Slip Dress Flora Kung NWT
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Scribble hearts print. Easy to wear: elastic back and adjustable shoulder strap for a perfect easy fit. FLORA KUNG silk dresses are made in premiere quality, long-filament silk yarn ...
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Early 2000s Babydoll Day Dresses

1920s 1930s Yellow Silk Chiffon Floral Tea Dress
Located in London, GB
These original chiffon tea dresses are getting increasingly difficult to find in a wearable state and this dress is verging on exceptional antique condition. In beautiful pastel colo...
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1930s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1920S Blush Pink & Nude Silk Chiffon Layered Tie Front Day Dress
Located in New York, NY
1920S Blush Pink & Nude Silk Chiffon Layered Tie Front Day Dress
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1920s Casual Dresses

A Léonard Dress in Printed Silk Jersey French Circa 2000
By Leonard
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2000 France Dress in silk jersey signed by Léonard from the early 2000s. Little summer dress in stretchy silk jersey printed with an impressionist color palette of pale pink, ...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Edwardian Off White Silk Cotton & Lace Trim Day Dress
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian Off White Silk Cotton & Lace Trim Day Dress
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Early 1800s Casual Dresses

Vintage Emilio Pucci Silk Jersey Print Long Sleeve Day Dress 1960s
By Emilio Pucci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Emilio Pucci silk jersey print long sleeve day dress from the 1960s. Vibrant Pucci print in pink, chartreuse, brown, cream & fuchsia. Shift style dress with a V neckline, hid...
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1960s Chemise Dresses

1920S Ecru Silk Chiffon & Lace Drop-Waist Flapper Era Day Dress
Located in New York, NY
1920S Ecru Silk Chiffon & Lace Drop-Waist Flapper Era Day Dress
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1920s Casual Dresses

Japanese Woodblock Print Boho Kimono Silk dress Flora Kung - NWT
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Deep rich red color with original Japanese woodblock print. Split kimono sleeves. Mixed dot print tie ties at back. Lots of volume in skirt. Authentic FLORA KUNG silk dresses are mad...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1990's LEONARD of PARIS floral printed silk jersey babydoll dress
By Leonard of Paris
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Floral-printed, silk-jersey babydoll dress in tones of grey and black designed by Leonard of Paris dating to the 1990's. No size is labeled however this would best fit a size S to M....
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Late 20th Century Babydoll Day Dresses

80s Silk Red, Black, and White Tiered Fractal Print Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Silk Red, Black, and White Tiered Fractal Print Dress. Drop waist with pleated skirt. Comes with neck bow.
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1980s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Dsquared2 Ruffled Trimmed Silk Mini Dress IT 44 UK 12
By Dsquared2
Located in London, GB
This dress by DSquared2 is cut from silk in a babydoll shape complete with a high-neck collar, pintucked yoke and ruffle trim with slightly puffed sleeves. Black silk. Concealed zip ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Babydoll Day Dresses

Pink Yellow Deco Mix Print Silk Shift FLORA KUNG Dress NWT
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Boat neck easy shift dress with 3/4 sleeves. Original Deco print from Flora Kung. Photos were taken with size 4. Approximately 38" long. US 0 = UK 4 = French 32 Condition: Pristine....
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2010s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Flora Kung Gray Japanese Tassel Print Plunge-V Silk Dress NWT
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Flattering and classy dress with deep plunge V-neck. In original Japanese tassel print on gray, Invisible back zipper for easy entry, slightly flared skirt with hidden pleat at fron...
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2010s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1930S Black Silk Gabardine Day Dress With Lace Collar, Deco Pockets & Removable
Located in New York, NY
1930S Black Silk Gabardine Day Dress With Lace Collar, Deco Pockets & Removable Bib Panel
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1930s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor Silk Floral Sicily Maiolica Mid-length Dress Majolica
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in MARBELLA, ES
Stunning Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Maiolica silk dress Size 40IT UK8, S. Stretch Brand new with tags Please check my other DG clothing bikinis shoes & Sicily bags in this beautiful M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Aesthetic Day Dresses

ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 1996 "The Hunger" Silk Velvet & Chiffon Babydoll Dress
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 1996 "The Hunger" Silk Velvet & Chiffon Babydoll Dress Brand / Manufacturer: Alexander McQueen Collection: Spring / Summer 1996; “The Hunger” Des...
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1990s Babydoll Day Dresses

FLORA KUNG Double Plunge V Entrance Maker Silk Kimono Rose Dress NWT
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Entrance maker double plunge V-neck silk dress in silk double satin and silk jersey. Mixed media and mixed print. Material: Silk charmeuse satin top and skirt, silk jersey knit waist...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage 1967 Courreges Couture Documented Orange Floral Print Silk Mod Dress
By André Courrèges
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Andre Courreges launched his Space-Age collection in 1964. The shapes of his clothes were geometric: squares, trapezoids, triangles. The main features of his ultra-modern, uncluttere...
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Emilio Pucci Embellished Printed Silk Mini Dress IT 38 UK 6
By Emilio Pucci
Located in London, GB
This dress by Emilio Pucci is filled with delicate, lingerie-inspired designs, it has been made in Italy from bead embellished floral-printed silk and cut for a short sleeve mini sil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Aesthetic Day Dresses

1930S Ecru With Blue & Orange Silk Crepe Straight Cut Boho Breezy Day Dress
Located in New York, NY
1930S Ecru With Blue & Orange Silk Crepe Straight Cut Boho Breezy Day Dress
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1930s Casual Dresses

1930S Cream Red & Blue Silk Floral Bias Cut Day Dress With Capelet
Located in New York, NY
1930S Cream Red & Blue Silk Floral Bias Cut Day Dress With Capelet
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1930s Casual Dresses

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Silk Day Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of silk day dresses. Many people prefer Black silk day dresses, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Brown and more options on these pages. 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 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding appealing silk day dresses such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana each produced popular versions that are worth a look. 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 are Silk Day Dresses?

Prices for silk day dresses can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $68 and can go as high as $780,780, while these items, on average, fetch $700.

Finding the Right Day Dresses for You

Luxurious and versatile, designer day dresses are as well suited to tea at an upscale hotel as they are to your next garden or rooftop party.

Today’s featherlight unisex day dresses — as well as the vibrant vintage day dresses of the 1950s and ’60s — look quite different from the heavy, fabric-rich de rigueur garments of the Victorian era. In the late 19th century, a woman of a certain standing might have multiple dresses to wear throughout the day: specifically, one or two for the daytime and one for the evening. For example, a long-sleeve silk dress with a prominently flared back and a round collar of gold beaded lace that hugs the neck would be suitable for stepping out during the day, while a velvet gown trimmed in silk embroidery but overall comparatively informal in appearance would be worn for afternoon tea at home. At night, a silk velvet evening dress could feature natural world motifs such as butterflies (a characteristic of Art Nouveau design) and have short sleeves adorned with lace and ruffles and a scooped neckline — the perfect attire for the theater.

During the 1920s, after all the chores were done, a woman would change from her housework clothing into a more fashionable day dress to run her errands or socialize. Some 1920s day dresses were brightly colored and featured bold patterns — a cotton dress with a dazzling floral print, perhaps, or, in the case of the more venturesome Art Deco apparel sold in high-end couture fashion boutiques of the era, semi-sheer silk garments embellished with three-dimensional beadwork or rich metallic gold lamé.

Today, a closet full of casual vintage day dresses is a must-have. Whether you opt for black, crimson or beige, day dresses bring an element of glamour to your next appointment, and in the summer, who doesn’t love a wonderfully simple, lightweight day dress cut in cotton and linen?

Because different fashion designers of every decade have offered their own take on the widely loved day dress, you’ll be able to find a variety of vintage and designer day dresses on 1stDibs. Search by creator to find enduring designs by the likes of Emilio Pucci, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, or browse by period to uncover a scintillating collection of cotton and satin patterned dresses of the 1950s and ’60s.

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