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Bonwit Teller candy pink beaded sequin silk chiffon roll hem evening dress 1960s
By BONWIT TELLER
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bonwit Teller candy pink beaded sequin silk chiffon, roll hem evening dress from the early 1960s. This beautiful dress is a gorgeous example of early 1960s evening glamour. The sleev...
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1960s Evening Dresses

Valentino Off-The-Shoulder Silk-Blend Crepe Mini Dress
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
Valentino's dress has loose, ruffled sleeves that have a flattering effect on the shoulders. Cut from the brand's 'crepe couture' fabric made from a blend of silk and wool, this thig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Versace Pleated Silk Chiffon Dress with Purple Netting Detail circa 1980s
By Versace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a pleated mint colored chiffon dress by Versace Atelier c. 1980s. It features a purple silk woven net that covers the bodice and also gives the dress its straps. A partial ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Halston Orange Silk Dress with Batwing Sleeve circa 1970s
By Halston
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dress by Halston circa 1970s Bias cut V neckline in front and back Batwing sleeves Side slit Condition: Excellent vintage condition Size/Measurements: Can fit a size 2-8 approximately
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1970s Caftans

Michael Casey Vintage Dress in Purple Silk Beaded Chiffon Evening Gown
By Michael Casey
Located in Portland, OR
This glamorous purple silk vintage evening gown was designed by Michael Casey in the 1990's. This beautiful vintage dress has incredible ruching throughout the bodice that ends at t...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Marc Jacobs Collection Shiny Silk Floral Belted Sleeveless Dress
By Marc Jacobs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Marc Jacobs Collection Shiny Silk Floral Belted Sleeveless Dress So much prettier in person. It is marked size 4, but runs more like a 6. Bust 36" Waist 28" Hips 44" Length 34" Exce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Amazing Vintage Holly's Harp 1970s Black + Blue Beaded Silk Jersey Flapper Dress
By Holly Harp
Located in Chicago, IL
Sensational 1970s HOLLY'S HARP black and royal blue silk jersey heavily beaded disco meets flapper dress! Features a double ply silk jersey that hugs the body in all the right places...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Halston Red Silk Long Sleeve Evening Dress, 1970s
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in Houston, TX
Simply sublime 1970's Halston red silk long sleeve evening dress. Scoop front neckline that falls into a V shape at center back. Shoulder pads. Draped at bust, with gathering at fron...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960s Jon Mandl Silk Multicolored Asian Motif Evening Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous 1960's Jon Mandl silk 'Asian warrior and floral' motif evening dress. The dress was originally purchased at Helen Morrell, an exclusive boutique in Wurtsboro, NY. Scoop nec...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960s Jon Mandl Silk Multicolored Asian Motif Evening Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous 1960's Jon Mandl silk 'Asian warrior and floral' motif evening dress. The dress was originally purchased at Helen Morrell, an exclusive boutique in Wurtsboro, NY. Scoop nec...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Maggy Rouff Pink Silk Dress 1960s
By Maggy Rouff
Located in Paris, FR
Maggy Rouff pink silk dress featuring a white ribbon detail, a center back zip opening, a silk lining. Label: Maggy Rouff - 14 Avenue Montaigne Paris, circa 1968/1970 Estimated size...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Balenciaga Blue Silk Dress, 1980s
Located in Paris, FR
1980s Balenciaga blue silk moire dress featuring a black spot print, black silk moire contrasted waistband, gold tone buttons, a side zip opening. In good vintage condition. Made i...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990s Diane Freis Sz 10 Bright Sequin Beaded Silk Chiffon Handkerchief Hem Dress
By Diane Freis
Located in Chicago, IL
Insanely beautiful vintage (brand new with tags) 1990s DIANE FREIS bright neon silk chiffon dress! Features vibrant colors of pink, green, blue, orange and fuchsia throughout. Flatte...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1960s Vintage Cream/ Off White Silk Soutache Lace Top/ Skirt Ensemble or Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage two-piece ensemble featuring a top and a skirt that can be worn together as a dress or separately. This came from a high end estate and was custom made for it's orig...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Leonard Paris Silk Jersey Mikado Floral Dress And Pants Set, Vintage
By Leonard
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Leonard Paris is collected for its luscious prints, like the one found on this fabulous dress and pants combo from the Nineties. A gorgeous display of watercolored flowers in a Monet...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bernard Perris Paris Vintage Stunning Black and Off White Silk Peplum Dress
By Bernard Perris Paris, Bernard Perris
Located in Sparks, NV
Extraordinary Bernard Perris black and off white 100% silk dress with a ruffled peplum and 3/4 length sleeves. Stunning couture construction with hand stitching on the silk interior....
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Galanos Deep Red + Chartreuse Green Burnt Out Silk Velvet 20s Style Gown
By James Galanos
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous vintage JAMES GALANOS deep red and chartreuse green burn-out silk velvet 1920s style long sleeve evening dress! Gorgeous deep red color with chartreuse cut-outs in shapes of...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Valentino Printed Silk Evening Dress
By Valentino
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Valentino silk black red gold brown graphic evening dress with invisible back zip and hook-and-eye closure. US. 6 Bust 32" Waist 28", Hips 44", Length 63
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Byblos Ochre Silk Evening Dress, 2008
By Byblos
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Magnificent evening dress by Byblos. 2008 "Origami" collection. 100% silk plissé, fantastic work of folds and embroideries. Perfect for gala, première or ceremony. Must h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Alexander McQueen Silk Evening Dress, Spring 2006
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Alexander McQueen, Spring 2006 silk evening dress with back zipper and fully lined in silk. EU. 44, US. 8 Bust: 35, Waist: 31, Hips: 41, Length: 42
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

1970's Galanos Sapphire Blue Silk Evening Dress
By James Galanos
Located in New Hope, PA
Sapphire blue silk satin is perfect for this sleek evening dress designed by James Galanos in the 1970's. The round neckline and cut in armholes create a clean modern look, accented ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Giorgio Armani Black Label Silk Evening Dress, 1980s
By Giorgio Armani
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Magnificent evening dress by the king of fashion Giorgio Armani. 1980's vintage black label, Giorgio Armani via Borgonuovo 21 Milano. 100 % silk chiffon Fantastic work of silk chif...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Christian Lacroix Vintage Midnight Blue Silk Evening Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely Christian Lacroix early 1990's vintage evening dress in a gorgeous midnight blue silk. The bodice is gently pleated and there is a wide scoop neck. There is a back ...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Amazing Black Chanel Sequin Silk Evening Dress Coat Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
A stunning piece by Chanel Designed by Karl Lagerfeld A very versatile piece - can be worn as dress, coat or jacket Shiny black sequins Closes in front with a zip with CC logo Fully ...
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1990s Evening Dresses

1950s Black Silk Evening Dress With Peplum and Beaded Collar
Located in London, GB
This stylish 1950s black silk evening dress is a stunning combination of design features, achieving a deeply glamorous yet formal evening look. The mid-length sleeves and peplum deta...
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1950s Evening Dresses

1970s Stavropoulos Neon Red Silk Evening Dress and Sheer Coat
By George Stavropoulos
Located in Houston, TX
Astounding neon red evening dress ensemble consisting of a dress and long coat by George Stavropoulos! The red dress is maxi length, with spaghetti straps and a columnar silhouette. ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1950s Mainbocher Couture Black Silk Evening Dress with Lace Panels
By Mainbocher
Located in London, GB
This 1950s Mainbocher black silk and lace evening dress is of exceptional quality with some really elegant details. The bodice is fully lined and the bust has slight padding to add s...
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1950s Evening Dresses

SADIE NEMSER c.1920's Cream Floral Bird Bead Embellished Silk Evening Dress
By SADIE NEMSER
Located in Thiensville, WI
Rare vintage c.1920's Sadie Nemser cream floral and bird bead embellished Georgette silk evening dress. Heavily hand glass beaded multicolored floral and blue birds motif on bust and...
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1920s Evening Dresses

1990s Zandra Rhodes Black Silk Evening Dress With Gold Chain Print
By ZANDRA RHODES II
Located in Houston, TX
Check out this fantastically designed evening dress from Zandra Rhodes! It features a curvaceous body and high neck adorned with a clever print of gold chains draping around. The sk...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Vintage MICHAEL NOVARESE Black and White Sequin Silk Evening Dress Size Small
By Michael Novarese
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage MICHAEL NOVARESE Black and White Sequin Silk Evening Dress Size Small Product detail: Black silk skirt Black mesh with white sequin Rear zip and hook closure Balloon short s...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses

Nina Ricci Black Silk Evening Dress with Embroidered Organza Petals Never Worn
By Nina Ricci
Located in New Hope, PA
Silk organza is layered with embroidered fan shaped petal appliques on the bodice and long skirt of this 1970's Nina Ricci, Paris evening dress. Peeking through the petals is a beaut...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Loris Azzaro Couture Silk Embroidered Evening Dress
By Loris Azzaro
Located in Bath, GB
Loris Azzaro Couture Silk Evening Dress No Size Label 30 Bust 26 Waist
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1970s Evening Dresses

Alber Elbaz For Lanvin Sleeveless Black Viscose Silk Evening Dress, Fall 2007
By Alber Elbaz
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Fall 2007 sleeveless black viscose silk long evening dress with prong-set crystal neckline, concealed back zip and hook and eye closure, fully lined in silk. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

1984 Rare Madame Gres Black Silk Evening Dress w/ Scarf Drape & Original Croquis
By Madame Gres
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous black silk faille evening dress by Madame Gres. The knee length dress is sleek, with a loose body - skimming silhouette, long sleeves, and a high, diamond cut neckline. The ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Byblos Purple Silk Plissé Evening Dress, 2008
By Byblos
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Elegant 2008 Byblos silk evening dress. 100% silk plissé with beautiful work of folds. Colour purple. Size 44 (It) - 8 (US) Made in Italy New with tags Fast internat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Black Beaded Vintage Silk Evening Dress With Beading in a Bow Pattern 10/12
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful black silk evening dress with lovely, intricate beading. The heavily beaded design creates a bow print across the dress! There are dangling bugle beads across the...
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1960s Evening Dresses

1970s Geoffrey Beene Raspberry Iridescent Silk Evening Dress W/ Pom-pom Belt
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Houston, TX
Remarkably designed dress from Geoffrey Beene! This dress features an iridescent silk that truly catches the eye! It opens at the front with hidden zipper closure and also slightly ...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Halston Red Tiered Silk Chiffon Evening Dress, 1970s
By Halston
Located in New Hope, PA
Layers and layers of ruffled red silk chiffon are used in this striking and sexy evening dress from Halston. It slips on over your head with hooks and eyes at each shoulder seam. Th...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1990s Mario Borsato Black Silk Evening Long Dress
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Mario Borsato vintage black evening dress for women. 100% silk, V-neck. Velvet applications on the waist. Pleated on the back. Made in Italy, new with label. Size 44 It 10 Us 12 Uk ...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Valentino Hand Beaded Sari Silk Asymmetrical Evening Dress
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fall 2003 designed by Valentino Garavani. Rare, beautifully hand beaded and few produced. Fashioned in shades of purple silk chiffon with skirt in a checkered pattern. Entire dr...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Alexander McQueen Paisley Silk Evening Dress 2001
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Bath, GB
Alexander McQueen Silk Paisley Print Dress Labelled size 40 Look number 46 on runway
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Early 2000s Sheath Dresses

50's Hattie Carnegie Black Silk Faille Evening Dress
By Hattie Carnegie
Located in San Francisco, CA
50's Hattie Carnegie black silk faille evening dress with embellishments.
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1950s Evening Dresses

1980's Bill Blass Lipstick Red Silk Evening Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Atlanta, GA
This lipstick red silk evening dress epitomizes the drama of 1980's fashion and Bill Blass' talent for creating luxurious designs. The dress is seamlessly constructed in two parts ....
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1980s Evening Gowns

Bob Bugnand, Cranberry Silk Gazar Silk Velvet Evening Dress, Circa: 1960's
By Bob Bugnand
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Bob Bugnand, Circa: 1960's cranberry silk gazar and silk velvet sleeveless evening dress, empire waist with silk gazar bow, two front pockets, back zip with hook and eye closure. No...
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1960s Evening Dresses

1960s Stavropoulos Black Silk Evening Dress
By George Stavropoulos
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning black silk maxi length empire waist evening dress by George Stavropoulos! The evening dress is strapless with the slightest sweetheart neckline -the mostly straight neckline...
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1960s Empire Waist Dresses

Vicky Tiel, Paris Pleated Violet Silk Chiffon Evening Dress
By Vicky Tiel
Located in New Hope, PA
American designer Vicky Tiel, working in Paris designed beautiful evening dresses. This sexy long evening dress is a perfect example of her style. Changeable silk chiffon starts ou...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses

Gattinoni Yellow Silk Chiffon High Low Evening Dress w Cutout
By Gattinoni
Located in Portland, OR
This is an incredible Italian yellow silk high low dress with soutache bust detail from Gattinoni. We love the beautiful textures and different silks used for this dress. This has an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Gattinoni Couture Black Silk Chiffon Ruffles Evening Sheath Dress
By Raniero Gattinoni
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Raniero Gattinoni Couture vintage 80s evening dress. Elegant dress, short sheath dress on the knee. Splints on the bodice, ruffles on the length of the skirt. Zip closure on the back...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Alexander McQueen Black Silk Chiffon Evening Dress, Fall 2005
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
ALexander McQueen, Fall 2005 black silk chiffon evening dress with spaghetti strap and sweetheart neckline with back zip, built in brasiere and fully lined in double layered silk chi...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Vintage Beaded Aqua Silk 2 Piece Evening Dress W/ Beads & Sequins
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful vintage 1980's 2 piece dress in a gorgeous aqua silk covered with aqua beads and sequins. This heavily beaded sequin outfit includes a sweatshirt style top with ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

La Mendola Vintage Floral Silk Jersey Maxi Evening Dress
By La Mendola
Located in Rome, Rome
La Mendola Vintage Floral Silk Jersey Maxi Evening Dress Vintage 1970 jersey and silk set of 3 pieces in a floral pattern from La Mendola, Italy consisting of a maxi dress, a belt a...
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20th Century Evening Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Black Silk Bodycon Long Evening Dress 2000s
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Brindisi, Bt
2000s Jean Paul Gaultier women's dress. Long evening dress 100% silk, bodycon model, black color, light hood that can turn into a soft collar. Long sleeve flared at the end. Made in ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquiere Silk Floral Strapless Evening Dress, Spring 2008
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere, Spring-Summer 2008, silk strapless floral, bias cut gown, interior corset, side zip and fully lined. FR. 40, US. 8 Bust: 30, Waist: 32, Hips: 34, L...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Angelo Mozzillo Dress Silk Long Maxi Evening Vintage Beige, 1990s
By Angelo Mozzillo
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Long evening dress designed by the Italian fashion designer Angelo Mozzillo. It is 100% silk, beige. It is characterized by a corset sewn in relief. It behind the shoulder has a beau...
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1990s Evening Dresses

1980s Emanuel Ungaro Black Sequins Swaroski Silk Velvet Evening Dress
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Vintage Emanuel Ungaro 80s evening dress, black, 100% silk, 100% viscose. Soft velvet fabric, details in black sequins and closing with swaroski buttons, zipper on the side, lined, b...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Beaded Butterfly Crystal Blush Silk Evening Kimono Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Switzerland, CH
Roberto Cavalli Evening Dress Just like haute-couture Breathtaking hand-beading all over Butterfly detail Kimono-style sleeves Finest blush silk Open back Made in Italy Dry Clean Only
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquiere Silk Floral Strapless Evening Dress, Spring 2008
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere, Spring-Summer 2008, silk strapless floral, bias cut gown, interior corset, side zip and fully lined.
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR Evening Dress Size 38FR in Black Silk
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Evening dress CHRISTIAN DIOR in black silk. John Galliano Era. Draped and crossed on the neckline, high waist of black pearls, many small buttons all along the left side of the dress...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

J. Mendel Paris chocolate brown silk chiffon bias cut evening dress 8
By J. Mendel, Gilles Mendel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
J. Mendel Paris chocolate brown silk chiffon bias cut evening dress 8......Low open neckline with bodice of horizontal draped and pleated silk chiffon...The dress is bias cut chiffon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

CHANEL Evening Dress Size 36 FR in Black Silk Sequin
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful Chanel evening dress in black duchess silk and sequins. The skirt-panty is very seyante. The top is lined in silk. Collection Spring / Summer 2008. Will be delivered in...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

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Silk Evening Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of silk evening dresses. If you’re looking for Black silk evening dresses and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Beige and protectString (more). If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 18th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Silk evening dresses designed by Christian Dior, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana — each of whom created beautiful versions of these treasured items — are worth considering. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Silk Evening Dresses?

The prices for silk evening dresses start at $1 and top out at $71,154 with these items, on average, selling for $1,286.

Finding the Right Evening Dresses and Gowns for You

With entire museum exhibitions dedicated to examining fashion designers and their creations, we’re finally recognizing that costuming is art. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated evening dresses and gowns by our favorite courtier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. In the 16th century, dresses and gowns were so important that England's Queen Elizabeth I defined rules about what dresses women could wear -- guidance included long skirts and fitted bodices. Forward-thinking designers have responded to this history.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel reimagined traditionally masculine garments for feminine shapes, and her elegant evening dresses and gowns promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by layers of fabric. French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced innovative and highly coveted dress designs in the 1960s while at the same time challenging sexist stereotypes about which members of society could wear tuxedos. Works by unconventional British designer John Galliano — featured in houses like Givenchy and Dior — redefined limits that dressmakers faced in terms of material, construction and vision during the late 20th century. 

Today’s designers target an increasingly broad audience with their boundary-crossing work, and their tendency to play off of each other’s ideas means that every walk down the runway is also a walk through an entire history of fashion design and dress craftsmanship. 

Whether you gravitate toward backless maxi dresses or silk charmeuse gowns by Alexander McQueen or embellished, ruffled floral-print designs by Chloe or Versace, there is an extraordinary collection of vintage and designer evening dresses and gowns waiting for you on 1stDibs. 

Questions About Silk Evening Dresses
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