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Oscar de la Renta Purple Ombre Houndstooth Check Silk Cocktail Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in San Francisco, CA
Oscar de la Renta silk pencil cut cocktail dress in a purple checked houndstooth pattern and ombre mid section. Back zip and hook and eye. 100% silk. Made in USA. Size 8. Runs sli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sheath Dresses

Multicolor Emilio Pucci Signature Print Silk Kaftan Tunic Dress
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful EMILIO PUCCI print tunic/kaftan style dress Signature piece with the timeless EMILIO PUCCI print Stunning multicolor print Emilio Pucci coverup tunic/dress in feathe...
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2010s Kaftans

Vintage Lanvin Paris Silk Dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in London, GB
A chic and easy to wear dress by French design house,Lanvin. In a wonderful silk, with a purple background, with a green , red and cream deign.The dress has a v neck with a cross ove...
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1980s Day Dresses

Guy Laroche Long printed silk Dress, Circa 1970
By Guy Laroche
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970 France Long printed silk dress by Guy Laroche. Printed with reverse effect of negative / positive. Empire waist dress highlighted by a belt under the chest in a black sat...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Galanos Floral Dot print Billow Sleeve Cut-Out Silk Cocktail Dress, 1970s
By Galanos
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This is a stunning creation from James Galanos circa 1970. Done in an airy silk chiffon with a pattern of black dots, and playful florals in red, green and blue. From the round ne...
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1970s Day 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

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

60s Mod Yellow Silk Day Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
60s mod silk dress. Buttons up the front, and on sleeves. Original waist tie included. Fully lined.
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1960s Casual 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

1970 Vintage Paper Thin Indian Print Silk Dress + Sash by The Silk Farm
By Icinoo, The Silk Farm
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage 1970s sheer India print paper thin silk dress by The Silk Farm. Unlined with detached purple silk slip (not pictured) and rear button closure. 100% silk. The marked ...
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1970s Day 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

1970s Vintage Paper Thin Sheer Metallic Flecked Silk Dress
By Icinoo, The Silk Farm
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning 1970s vintage dress in gorgeous paper thin silk. The fabric is flecked with metallic threads and features an allover floral print. No closure, pulls on over the head. Partia...
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1970s 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The Silk Farm by Icinoo 1970s Vintage Paper Thin Metallic Flecked Paisley Dress
By Icinoo, The Silk Farm
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning metallic flecked paper thin silk dress with a paisley print by The Silk Farm by Icinoo. Dolman sleeves and matching sash. The dress is a marked size 4 and fits like a modern...
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1970s Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Purple Floral Silk Day Dress 1970's
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
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

1970s Paper Thin Blue Silk Vintage Dress with Billowy Batwing Sleeves
By The Silk Farm by Icinoo
Located in Sparks, NV
Delicate paper thin silk dress in shimmery blue with a cherry blossom floral print, huge billowy batwing sleeves and matching sash. The fabric on this dress is completely amazing! ...
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1970s Day 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

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

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

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

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

1920S Navy Blue Silk & Velvet Pintucked Drop Waist Day Dress
Located in New York, NY
1920S Navy Blue Silk & Velvet Pintucked Drop Waist Day Dress
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1920s Casual 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

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

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

1970s Vintage Paper Thin Sheer Metallic Flecked Silk Dress
By Neiman Marcus, The Silk Farm by Icinoo
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning 1970s vintage dress in gorgeous paper thin silk. The fabric is flecked with metallic threads and features an allover floral print. No closure, pulls on over the head. Partia...
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1970s 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

Rena Lange White Pique and Silk Organza Day Dress 14
By Rena Lange
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rena Lange white cotton pique and silk organza day dress, marked US 14. Princess seam dress with an upper bodice and sleeves of double silk organza. The dress is crisp cotton pique....
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1970s Haute Couture Copy Floral Silk Chiffon Dress
Located in London, GB
This arresting maxi dress is by Lydia Martin who was a licenced couturier of Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent designs for the affluent city of Marseille during the 1970s. Extensive res...
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1970s Aesthetic Day 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

Valentino "Miss V" Cream and Blue Silk Floral Print Day Dress
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a very cute long sleeve cream and blue silk floral print dress by Valentino "Miss V", from the 1980's. The dress has buttons up the back, shoulder pads, and a white lining. ...
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1980s Day Dresses

1970s Silk Chiffon Scarlet Red Victoriana Maxi Dress
Located in London, GB
This is a superb example of 1970s lux Victoriana fashion and has many high end couture elements and tailoring. The dress is made of the finest scarlet red silk chiffon in contrasting...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Prada Pale Yellow Silk Beige Border Shirt Dress
By Prada
Located in Paris, FR
Prada shirt dress in pale yellow silk and beige borders. Size 38. Bottom of pleated dress. Buttons in beige mother-of-pearl. Silk belt and silver metal buckle. Sold with a pale yel...
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2010s Aesthetic Day 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

60s Painterly Swirl Floral Silk Chiffon Blouson Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
60s Painterly Swirl Floral Silk Chiffon Blouson Dress
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1960s Aesthetic Day 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

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

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

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

Neutral Floral NWT ethereal silk kimono dress - FLORA KUNG
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
One of Flora's personal favorites (she owns 2!) Easy to wear, ethereally chic, timeless and seasonless. Just enough flare on the kimono sleeve. 5" slit on either side. Print: Gray...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Pink Polka Dot Print Silk Babydoll Dress M
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This elegant outfit from the house of Dolce & Gabbana will make you look like a babydoll, just like the name of the dress says. The enticing pink ensemble features polka dot print, r...
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2010s Babydoll Day Dresses

Black White Printed Silk Georgette Carefree Babydoll BEY Dress
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
New with tag. Throw on a little cardigan or a Biker jacket over this flirty and romantic silk georgette dress from FLORA KUNG. Wear it with stiletto sandals, flip flops, or ankle boo...
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Early 2000s Babydoll Day Dresses

1970s Vintage Emilio Pucci Silk Jersey Knit Dress- Signed
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Sparks, NV
Rare vintage 1970s Emilio Pucci for Saks Fifth Avenue silk jersey knit dress with a signed print and short puff sleeves. Unlined with side zip closure and high waist. From the estate...
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1970s Babydoll Day Dresses

Emanuel Ungaro Yellow Silk Floral Lattice Pattern Day Dress w/Ruffled Edges
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Emanuel Ungaro faux-wrap day dress in a yellow silk chiffon w/cut floral silk print in a lattice pattern and ruffled edgingl. In excellent condition. No size tag - please consult mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 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

Flora Kung puff sleeve cranberry Japanese tassel print silk dress
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
From FLORA KUNG collection - New with tag. Easy dress in rich cranberry color. Signed Japanese tassel print. Gentle puff sleeves, Authentic FLORA KUNG silk dresses are made in premie...
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Early 2000s Babydoll Day Dresses

Miu Miu Silk Trimmed Wool Sweater Dress IT 38 UK 6
By miu miu
Located in London, GB
Miu Miu’s sweater dress looks chic no matter how you style it, it's been spun in Italy from luxuriously soft wool and has a relaxed silhouette enhanced by a V-neckline and floating s...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

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

Flora Kung CATE dress in teal black print silk jersey
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Very flattering and classy dress with deep plunge V-neck. In original signed-print from New York designer Flora Kung. FLORA KUNG silk dresses are made in premiere quality, long-fila...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Flora Kung CATE dress in pink floral print silk jersey
By Flora Kung
Located in Boston, MA
Very flattering and classy dress with deep plunge V-neck. In original signed-print from New York designer Flora Kung. FLORA KUNG silk dresses are made in premiere quality, long-fila...
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Day Dresses

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Silk Dress Day For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary silk dress day you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Brown and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a silk dress day may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. An accessory like this designed by Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Silk Dress Day?

The price for a silk dress day starts at $68 and tops out at $780,780, and on average, selling for $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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