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2000S Marc Jacobs Burgundy Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
2000S Marc Jacobs Burgundy Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Black velvet and taffetas cocktail dress with balloon sleeves Loris Azzaro
By Loris Azzaro Paris
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black velvet and taffetas cocktail dress with balloon sleeves. Zip and hook&eye in the middle back
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1970s French Cocktail Dresses

Black and white taffetas cocktail dress with pleated bust Victor Costa
By Victor Costa
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black and white taffetas cocktail dress with pleated bust.Boned. Zip, bow and snap in the middle
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

Scaasi Brown Taffeta Cocktail Dress, 1980’s
By Scaasi
Located in Atlanta, GA
Gorgeous Arnold Scaasi brown silk taffeta cocktail dress with ruched torso and a dramatic neckline
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

2005 Prada Spring Ready-to-Wear Red Taffeta Cocktail Dress With Apron
By Prada
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Babydoll style Prada bright red silk taffeta cocktail dress from the 2005 Spring ready-to-wear
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Early 2000s Italian Cocktail Dresses

1950'S Dusty Blue Rayon Taffeta Cocktail Dress Overlaid With Printed & Ribbon E
Located in New York, NY
Taffeta Cocktail Dress Overlaid With Printed & Ribbon Embroidered Tulle Lace
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1950s Casual Dresses

Murray Arbeid Black Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress
By Murray Arbeid
Located in Atlanta, GA
Diana for high profile events. This silk taffeta strapless black dress has a decidedly youthful look
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Late 20th Century British Cocktail Dresses

Traina-Norell Vintage Floral Print Taffeta Cocktail Dress
By Traina-Norell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a charming cocktail dress from Traina-Norell. It is made of a yellow orange and brown
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

1990's Bill Blass Navy Blue Taffeta Cocktail Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990's Bill Blass strapless navy blue silk taffeta empire waist cocktail dress featuring a large
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1990s American Cocktail Dresses

Bill Blass Vintage Strapless Black Velvet + Taffeta Cocktail Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Sparks, NV
taffeta. Fully lined with rear zip and hook closure. There is no marked size, but the dress fits like a
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

1950's Original by Rudolf Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress
By Original by Rudolf
Located in Sharon, CT
1950's BallRoom Dress. Designer Max Cory Rudolf NYC Boutique. Tulle Slip attached to skirt. Bow
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

1983 Madame Gres Haute Couture Blue & Striped Taffeta Cocktail Dress W/Capelet
By Madame Gres
Located in Studio City, CA
1983 Madame Gres haute couture cocktail dress featuring a blue silk taffeta bodice w/thin spaghetti
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

1950s Suzy Perette Red Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress w Full Draped Skirt
By Suzy Perette
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Suzy Perette Red Silk Cocktail Dress w Full Skirt & Artful Draping: This stunning iconic 50s
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Ceil Chapman Black Ribbed Chevron Detail Taffeta Cocktail dress, c. 1950's
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a lovely vintage cocktail dress from the 1950's from designer Ceil Chapman. It is made from
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Lanvin Haute Couture Black Velvet & Taffeta Cocktail Dress w/Hanky Hem No.91366
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Studio City, CA
Ca. 1983 Lanvin haute couture black sleeveless cocktail dress featuring a velvet bodice with
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

1980 Pauline Trigere Red Silk Taffeta & Black Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress
By Pauline Trigère
Located in Gresham, OR
A beautiful and dramatic 1980s Pauline Trigere red silk taffeta cocktail dress with gorgeous black
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

1950s George Carmel Blue Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress and Opera Coat Ensemble
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunning blue abstract floral silk taffeta George Carmel New York ensemble from the 1950's
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1950s American Dress and Coat Ensembles

1950s Bergdorf Goodman Cocoa Silk Cocktail Dress w Lace Applique and Feathers
By Bergdorf Goodman
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Bergdorf Goodman couture-quality cocoa silk taffeta cocktail dress: Strapless with structured
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

I980s Vintage Paul Louis Orrier Couture Avant Garde Taffeta 80s Cocktail Dress
By Paul-Louis Orrier
Located in San Diego, CA
Sensational vintage PAUL LOUIS ORRIER Couture 1980s / 80s silk taffeta cocktail dress! Features a
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

1960s Vivid Fuchsia Sequined Mod Mini Dress w/ Silver Beaded Collar and Cuffs
Located in Gresham, OR
A stunning 1960s vivid fuchsia sequin encrusted rayon taffeta cocktail dress: Mod glamour at its
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1960s Hong Kong Cocktail Dresses

1950s- 1960s Dorothy Litzan for Roban Vintage Blue Silk + Lace Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage robin's egg blue silk taffeta cocktail dress with a scoop neck, chantilly lace and
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Ruched Taffeta Fabrice Cocktail Dress
By Fabrice New York Couture, Fabrice
Located in New York, NY
Glamorous Fabrice Cocktail Dress in navy silk taffeta with lavishly decorated jet beadwork, sequins
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

1990S Valentino Cream Ruffled Silk Taffeta & Lace Cocktail Dress
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
1990S Valentino Cream Ruffled Silk Taffeta & Lace Cocktail Dress
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1980S Black Cotton Velvet & Gathered Taffeta French Vintage Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1980S Black Cotton Velvet & Gathered Taffeta French Vintage Cocktail Dress
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

2000S VALENTINO Fuchia Silk Taffeta Floral Applique Cocktail Dress With Ruffle
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
2000S VALENTINO Fuchia Silk Taffeta Floral Applique Cocktail Dress With Ruffle Trim
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

STELLA McCARTNEY Size 6 Black Taffeta Inside Out Balloon Sleeve Cocktail Dress
By Stella McCartney
Located in San Francisco, CA
STELLA McCARTNEY cocktail dress comes in a black silk blend taffeta with a sweetheart portrait
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

1960S Champagne Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Ikat Printed Cocktail Dress From Joh
Located in New York, NY
1960S Champagne Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Ikat Printed Cocktail Dress From John Galliano's Archive
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

1950s Taffeta Embroidered Floral Black Cocktail Dress
Located in London, GB
This charming 1950s black taffeta embroidered party dress with cross over straps is gamine and
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1950s Unknown Cocktail Dresses

Mignon 1950's Silk Taffeta and Lace Cocktail Dress
By Mignon
Located in New York, NY
Mignon Silk Taffeta and Lace Cocktail Dress from the 1950's. Silk taffeta is tucked through the
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Self-Portrait Taffeta & Point D'esprit Sleeve Dress
By Self-Portrait
Located in London, GB
Self-Portrait Taffeta & Point D'esprit Sleeve Dress Light pink mini dress designed with white
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Taffeta Pleated Bustier Dress
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Taffeta pleated bustier dress painted with colorful flowers. No size nor composition label, it fits
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Black asymmetrical silk velvet cocktail dress with oversize taffetas sleeves
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black asymmetrical silk velvet cocktail dress with oversize taffetas sleeves and rhinestone buttons
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1990s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Victor Costa Black + White Silk Taffeta Lace Cocktail Dress
By Victor Costa
Located in San Diego, CA
Pretty vintage Victor Costa black and white silk taffeta lace dress! Ultra flattering fit, with
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1990s American Cocktail Dresses

Asymmetrical cocktail dress in burgundy taffetas and devoured velvet Jean Patou
By Jean Patou Paris
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Asymmetrical cocktail dress in burgundy taffetas and devoured velvet. Fabric rose on the right
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

1950s Howard Greer Floral Silk Taffeta Strapless Trumpet-Skirt Cocktail Dress
By Howard Greer
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Howard Greer designed floral silk taffeta strapless cocktail dress: Bodice is fully boned and
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

80s Black Velvet Rhinestone Studded Cocktail Dress with Tiered Taffeta Skirt
By Robert David Morton
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Robert David Morton cocktail dress with rhinestone studded black velvet bodice. Taffeta skirt
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

MORPHEW COLLECTION Lipstick Red & Navy Silk Taffeta Cut-Out Cocktail Dress
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
Taffeta Cut-Out Cocktail Dress MORPHEW COLLECTION is made entirely by hand in our NYC Ateliér of rare
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

1950s Floral Taffeta Silk French Couture New Look Style Dress
Located in London, GB
This stylish 1950s French couture silk taffeta rose print dress has a classic 50s ‘New Look’ style
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1950s French Cocktail Dresses

2000S JOHN GALLIANO CHRISTIAN DIOR Blue Silk Taffeta Ruched & Draped Cocktail D
Located in New York, NY
2000S JOHN GALLIANO CHRISTIAN DIOR Blue Silk Taffeta Ruched & Draped Cocktail Dress
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Vicky Tiel Couture Dress Cocktail Embellished Sequins Silk Taffeta Vintage 90s
By Vicky Tiel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This chic little cocktail dress was made by Vicky Tiel Couture and originally sold by Neiman Marcus
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

Purple taffetas cocktail bustier dress with pink silk skirt Lanvin 1990's
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Purple taffetas cocktail bustier dress with pink silk skirt ( the taffetas skirt is like an apron
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

Rare LARRY ALDRICH COUTURE 1950s Silk Taffeta Bow & Button Cocktail Dress
Located in Asheville, NC
Larry Aldrich, 1950's Era Vintage Couture, Silk Taffeta, V Neck Front Wrap Style with Bow, Two
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Ruffled Cocktail Dres
Located in New York, NY
1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Ruffled Cocktail Dress With Belt
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Jacquard cocktail dress with tulle and taffetas petticoat Bill Blass New -York
By Bill Blass
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Jacquard cocktail dress with tulle and taffetas petticoat. Pockets. Fabric composition: 58% acetate
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Early 2000s Chinese Cocktail Dresses

Stephen Burrows Bright Cerulean Blue Jersey, Taffeta and Chiffon Tassel Dress
By Stephen Burrows
Located in Greenport, NY
and taffeta tassel dress by Stephen Burrows is truly a work of art! The bodice and skirt are made from
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Late 20th Century American Cocktail Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Black Silk Taffeta Pleated Ruffle Cocktail Dress, 1980s
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Boca Raton, FL
illustrated in this 1980s pleated cocktail dress. Done in a black silk taffeta, the dress is composed of a
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Black Silk Taffeta Pleated Ruffle Cocktail Dress, 1980s
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Boca Raton, FL
illustrated in this 1980s pleated cocktail dress. Done in a black silk taffeta, the dress is composed of a
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

1980s Jacqueline de Ribes Deep Purple Taffeta One-Shoulder Cocktail Dress w Rose
By Jacqueline de Ribes
Located in Gresham, OR
1980s Jacqueline de Ribes Deep Purple Taffeta One-Shoulder Cocktail Dress w Roses: This documented
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

New ETRO Runway SILK TAFFETA and VELVET Cocktail Dress It. 38 - US 2
By Etro
Located in Montgomery, TX
New ETRO Silk Taffeta and Velvet Cocktail Dress Italian Size 38 - US 2 (Run Small). Measurements
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2010s Italian Cocktail Dresses

F/W 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Black Silk Taffeta Backless Ruffle Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a stunning black silk taffeta Gucci halterneck dress, designed by Tom Ford. From the
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Early 2000s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Chanel Silk Taffeta Black Dress, Spring 2011
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Chanel - (Made in France) Silk taffeta black dress sewn with feathers and split into two sides on
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2010s French Cocktail Dresses

Paule Ka Taffeta and Feather Bustier Dress
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Paule Ka - Taffeta and feather bustier dress. No size label, it fits a 36FR. Piece worn by the
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Jenny Packham Velvet and Silk Taffeta Dress
By Jenny Packham
Located in London, GB
and silk cocktail dress is perfect for the upcoming party season. The bodice is made up of a lovely
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1980s British Cocktail Dresses

Chloe Black Silk Taffeta Dress wth Ruffled Collar
By Chloé
Located in Sparks, NV
Fully Lined Side Zip Closure Marked Size: T 36 Color: Black Fabric: Silk Taffeta Label: Chloe Bust
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21st Century and Contemporary French Cocktail Dresses

Vicky Tiel, Paris Silk Crepe and Taffeta Strapless Dress
By Vicky Tiel
Located in New York, NY
Vicky Tiel, Paris Silk Crepe and Taffeta Strapless Dress from the 1990's. Heavy silk crepe with
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

Stephen Burrows Black Chiffon and Taffeta Bubble Hem Dress
By Stephen Burrows
Located in Greenport, NY
outlined in ruffles. The body of the dress is made from stretchy matte black jersey and serves as a blank
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1990s American Cocktail Dresses

Alessandra Rich Taffeta Mini Dress with Lace IT36 US0
By Alessandra Rich
Located in Brossard, QC
Black silk blend flared mini dress from Alessandra Rich Oversized collar Front decorative buttons
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21st Century and Contemporary British Cocktail Dresses

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Size XS Black & White Silk Mixed Fabrics Cocktail Dress
By Giambattista Valli
Located in San Francisco, CA
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI sleeveless cocktail dress comes in a black and white lace and silk taffeta
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

1950s Ceil Chapman Black Taffeta and Ruched Silk Jersey Dress
By Ceil Chapman
Located in London, GB
This early 1950s Ceil Chapman taffeta and silk dress is a timeless and elegant party dress. It has
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Black taffetas dress with threads flowers embroideries Anne-Marie Beretta
By Anne Marie Beretta
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black taffetas dress with threads flowers embroideries. Buttoned middle back, draped in the front
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

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Taffeta Cocktail Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary taffeta cocktail dress you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Blue, Gray and more. If you’re looking for a taffeta cocktail dress from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. An accessory like this designed by Oscar De La Renta, Victor Costa and Yves Saint Laurent — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. 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 Taffeta Cocktail Dress?

The price for a taffeta cocktail dress starts at $109 and tops out at $4,034, and on average, selling for $708.

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 Taffeta 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 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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