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Todd Oldham Vintage Silver Studded Black Evening Dress
By Todd Oldham
Located in San Francisco, CA
Todd Oldham Vintage Silver Studded Black Evening Dress SO pretty, the fabric feels like an ultrasuede, very soft, fully studded with silver studs, and a cross back design in chains. ...
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1980s Clothing

Geoffrey Beene Vintage Lace Two Piece Dress Set
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in San Francisco, CA
Geoffrey Beene Vintage Lace Two Piece Dress Set, featuring a skirt and top. Quintessential Beene Size 6 , but runs large Bust 38" Waist 26" Hips 40" Sleeve 23" Skirt length 25" Exce...
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1980s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

1980s Vintage Bob Mackie Black Lace Illusion Dress w Paper Bag Waist
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous Bob Mackie vintage black dress from the 1980's. The lace illusion bodice has a tan lining and is adorned with sequins and ribbons, with eyelash scallop...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Thierry Mugler Vintage 1980's Navy Blue Wrap Dress w Nautical Anchor Detail
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Vintage 1980's Navy Blue Wrap Dress w Nautical Anchor Detail. So charming, use zoom feature to see details Size 40 Bust 36" Waist 26" Hips 38" Length 38" Great p...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Vintage 1980's Micro Beaded Cross Back Black Cocktail Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage 1980's Micro Beaded Cocktail Dress Size 36 Lots of stretch Bust 34" Waist 26" Hips 39" Length 36" Excellent pre owned condition
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1990s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Vintage 1980's Sexy Sheer Cut Out Dress Museum Exhibition Piece
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Vintage 1980's Sexy Sheer Cut Out Dress Current Museum Exhibition Piece in the Montreal Museum exhibit Thierry Mugler Size 40 Bust 36" Waist 30" Hips 40" Length...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Green Vintage 80's Evening Dress with Black Lace Overlay
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Green Vintage 80's Evening Dress with Black Lace Overlay. With velvet lacing and ruffled cuffs. Size 40 Bust 36" Waist 32" Hips 40" Length 59" Excellent condit...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler for Bergdorf Goodman Vintage 80's One Shoulder Little Black Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler for Bergdorf Goodman Vintage One Shoulder Little Black Dress So beautiful, the details don't show very well in the photos. Size 38 Bust 34" Waist 26" Hips 36" L...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Elegant Vintage 80's Bow Accented Little Black Cross Back Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Elegant Vintage 1980's Little Black Cross Back Dress with Bow Classic Mugler Snaps closed Size 40 Bust 38" Waist 30" Hips 40" Length 36" Excellent condition
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1980s Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Black Vintage Evening Dress with Electric Blue Silk Lining
By Thierry Mugler
Located in San Francisco, CA
Thierry Mugler Vintage 80's Sculptural Black Evening Dress with Electric Blue Piping. Lined in electric blue silk , which peaks out of the high slit. So pretty, so Mugler. Wear it t...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Bob Mackie Vintage Metallic Purple Evening Dress with Black Velvet Details
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Francisco, CA
Bob Mackie Vintage Metallic Purple Evening Dress with Black Velvet Details. The purple fabric is so shiny it's like tinsel. Wonderfully exaggerated bust , so dramatic. So much pretti...
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1980s Wedding Dresses

Versace Sequin and Bead Embellished Vintage Black Evening Dress
By Versace
Located in San Francisco, CA
Versace Sequin and Bead Embellished Vintage Black Evening Dress. This is so pretty , bt hard to capture in a photo Marked size 44, it is appx size 6 today Bust 36" Waist 28" Hips 42...
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1980s Day Dresses

Leonard Paris Vintage Luxurious Knit Floral Dress with Two Pockets
By Leonard
Located in San Francisco, CA
Leonard Paris Vintage Luxurious Knit Floral Dress with Two Pockets. This is very fine knit wool that feels like pure cashmere, minor pilling. Leonard Paris was a contemporary of Pucc...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage Evening Dress with Sheer Jet Bead Crystal Cage Bustier
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
Valentino Vintage Evening Dress with Sheer Jet Bead Crystal Cage Bustier So pretty , jet beading on sheer netting giving a peek a boo effect to the bust.Much prettier in person, thi...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage Evening Dress with Sequin and Bead Crystal "Belt" Details
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
Valentino Vintage Evening Dress with Sequin and Bead Crystal "Belt" Details. So pretty . Much prettier in person, this was hard to capture in a photo. Size 6 (there is no size tag) B...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Issey Miyake Spiraling Sculptural Sawtooth Pleated Black Vintage Coat
By Issey Miyake
Located in San Francisco, CA
Issey Miyake spiraling pleated oversize black coat. Size 3 This is amazing, must be seen to be appreciated. It is very sculptural and extremely overscale One size fits all the bust m...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Heavily Gold Embellished Black Velvet Vintage 1980's Jacket
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in San Francisco, CA
Oscar de la Renta Heavily Gold Embellished Black Velvet Vintage 1980's Jacket. Comes with matching skirt Simply Stunning. Please use the zoom feature to see al the remarkable details...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jimmy Gamba Vintage 1980s Black Wool Blouse Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Black wool double breasted style blouse dress. Double gold chains at waist with lion buttons on either ends. Blouse top with dolman sleeve style and v neck lapel. Fitted waist and...
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1980s Casual Dresses

Valentino Vintage Black Linen Party Dress, 1980s
By Valentino
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A sexy vintage womens dress from the 80s by Valentino. In a black linen with a deep sweetheart neckline that is so flattering and interesting square, art deco inspired double buttons...
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1980s Mini Dress

1980s Bill Blass Black crepe ruffle vintage cocktail Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Sexy and chic Vintage Bill Blass 1980s little black crepe dress with ruffle V neck line and exposed back. This dress is trimmed in rows of black organza and lace ruffles. The dress ...
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1980s Mini Dresses

Chloe Vintage Black Silk Shift Dress with Red Piping, 1980s
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1980s CHLOE Black Silk Shift Dress with Red Piping. Button at the back and sleeve has red piping soutache piping. Fit US 4 SMALL Bust: 30" / Waist: 30" /Hip: 32"/ Length: ...
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1980s Shift Dresses

Vintage Jean Muir black wool crepe dolman sleeve dress 1980s
By Jean Muir
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Jean Muir black wool crepe dolman sleeve dress 1980s...Pull on dress with padded shoulders, working buttons at each shoulder top...Dolman sleeves with wide cuffs that can be ...
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1980s Informal Dresses

1980s Jean Muir Vintage Black Rayon Jersey Dress
By Jean Muir
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A timeless and elegant vintage Jean Muir dress from the 1980s with a high neck that has topstitched bowtie at the neck and lightly padded, darted shoulders that flow down to long sli...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Vintage 1980s Nina Ricci black silk dress
By Nina Ricci
Located in Antwerp, BE
Nina Ricci dress made in black soft silk. Features a ruffle collar with a silk fabric ribbon bow underneath. Lined fully with silk lining. Size label missing, please go by the provi...
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1980s Day Dresses

Oleg Cassini Baroque Beaded Vintage 1980's Mini Party Dress
By Black Tie by Oleg Cassini
Located in San Francisco, CA
Oleg Cassini Baroque Beaded Vintage 1980's Mini Party Dress Size 2 Bust 34" Waist 26" Hips 39" Length 35"
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Leonard Paris Black & White Vintage Wool Blend Knit Sweater Dress, 1980s
By Leonard Fashion, Leonard
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Leonard Paris Monochrome Vintage Wool Blend Knitted Jumper Dress, 1980s Please Click 'Continue Reading' below for full description and size. Size: best fits women's Medium to Larg...
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1980s Shift Dresses

Vintage 1980s Black Silk Dress Heavily Beaded W Black & Gold Bronze Beads
Located in Portland, OR
This is a 1980's silk vintage dress with bugle beads of black making leaf-like designs and trim of gold bronze smaller beads. The label reads; Brilliante by J.A. The hem is iered wit...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Azzaro Boutique Vintage Black Strapless Bodycon Dress Size 2
By Loris Azzaro
Located in Portland, OR
This is a gorgeous 1980's Azzaro Boutique bodycon vintage dress in ruched fine black crepe. The strapless little black dress has a back zipper and boning in the bodice. Fits our size...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s YSL Red Wool Vintage Dress With Black Satin Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This beautiful vintage YSL dress in in a beautiful shade of red wool with a pretty black satin lapel. This dress is in excellent condition - the only thing found is that the previou...
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1980s Informal Dresses

Norma Kamali 1980s Black Velvet Vintage Oversized Dress With Snaps on Side
By Norma Kamali
Located in Portland, OR
Our obsession with Norma Kamali continues with this fabulous vintage 1980's oversized black velvet cozy style evening dress! Norma Kamali was designing athleisure styles before the...
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1980s Informal Dresses

1980s Egon Von Furstenberg Black + Grey Abstract Print Vintage 80s Sweater Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare and so chic 1980s EGON VON FURSTENBERG black and gray / white abstract print double breasted long sleeve sweater dress ! Egon Von Furstenberg was a French prince whom married Di...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Roots 1980s Vintage Sheer Black & Gold Party Dress
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A beautiful vintage womens evening dress from the 80s by high quality British designer label, Roots of London. In a sheer black organza with puffed and ruffle sleeves and a full gol...
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1980s Mini Dress

Mary McFadden Vintage 1980s Black and White Silk Drop Waist Dress Size 8
By Mary McFadden
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Black and white silk drop waist dress by Mary McFadden c1980s. Black silk top with short sleeves that have a slight puff at the shoulder. 5" zipper closure on back of the top of thi...
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1980s Casual Dresses

Bob Mackie Vintage 1980s Boho Colorful Black Semi Sheer Back Ruffle 80s Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic 1980s BOB MACKIE bohemian black and colorful asymmetrical dress! Features a black asymmetrical panel on the front, with a colorful geometric chiffon skirt, sleeves, and semi she...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1980s Patrick Kelly Paris Crinkle Ruffle Black Bodycon Dress
By Patrick Kelly
Located in Portland, OR
This is a vintage black Patrick Kelly stretch bodycon dress with textured ruffle details horizontally across the entire dress. This wonderful 1980's dress has long sleeves and a scoo...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Vintage Laurence Kazar black chiffon bugle beaded cocktail dress 1980s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Laurence Kazar black chiffon bugle beaded cocktail dress 1980s...Sleeveless, fitted cocktail dress has bands of dense beading at the neck, arms and hem, the body of the dress...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent black raw silk sac dress 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent black raw silk sac dress 1980s...A beautiful and versitle dress the fabric is deep black raw silk...Round yoke neckline with a single button closure...The ...
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1980s Tunics and Wrap Dresses

Valentino Vintage Blue Wool Dress with Black Velvet Shawl Collar, 1980s
By Valentino
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Valentino Vintage Blue Wool Dress with Black Velvet Shawl Collar, 1980s Estimated Size: UK 8/ US 4/ EU 36. Please check measurements. Bust - up to 36” / 91cm (meant to have a loose...
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1980s Casual Dresses

1980s Black One Shoulder Cotton Fit n ' Flare Vintage 80s Striped Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic vintage 80s does 50s black one shoulder fit n' flare cotton dress ! Features a tailored bodice with raspberry pink, green and periwinkle blue stripes on the top front and back. ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Lanvin 1980s Vintage Strapless Little Black Dress with Peplum
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Sparks, NV
Chic vintage 1980s strapless little black dress by Lanvin. Asymmetric button detail and flouncy peplum detail. Medium weight ribbed cotton fabric. Details: Fully Lined in Cotton B...
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1980s Day Dresses

Vintage Emanuel Ungaro 1980s Silk Dress
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
An incredibly feminine and elegant vintage dress from the 1980's by master of draping and print, Emanuel Ungaro. Made in Italy, this luxurious dress is in a light and airy black silk...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Roccobarocco Vintage Silk 1980s Party Dress
By Roccobarocco
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Roccobarocco Black & Red Silk Cocktail Dress with Statement Pockets, 1980s Estimated Size: UK 8-10/ US 4-6/ EU 36-38. Please check measurements to ensure fit. Bust - 34” / 86cm Wais...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Vintage Samir Black Beaded + Pearl + Rhinestone Sexy Ruched 80s Dress
By SAMIR
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy and super flattering SAMIR black ruched sleeveless cocktail dress! Features a peek-a-boo bust, encrusted with pearls, beads, seed beads and rhinestones. Flattering stretch jerse...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Vintage 2 Pc Skirt & Top Dress In Yellow & Black & White Graphic Print
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fun 100% cotton yellow and black 2 piece dress in a great, graphic print from L'eru Vive. The top buttons down the front and has shoulder pads. The skirt has an elastic wa...
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1980s Informal Dresses

Norma Kamali OMO 1980s Vintage Dark Blue Denim Dress
By Norma Kamali, OMO Norma Kamali
Located in Portland, OR
This is a wonderful vintage Norma Kamali dark denim dress from the 1980's. This oversized dress has drop shoulder seams, 3/4 sleeves, breast pockets with flaps and is pleated with a...
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1980s Informal Dresses

Lillie Rubin Vintage Black and Ivory Checked Sequined Strapless Dress, 1980s
By Lillie Rubin
Located in Portland, OR
This amazing vintage Lillie Rubin party dress is from the 1980's and has a cotton black and ivory checked bodice that is covered with clear and pale ivory sequins. The dress has sta...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1980s Samir One Shoulder Black Metallic Rainbow Vintage 80s Cocktail Dress
By SAMIR
Located in Chicago, IL
Beuatiful 1980s SAMIR black metallic rainbow one shoulder cocktail dress! Features flattering and forgiving ruching throughout. Black backdrop with a colorful rainbow metallic sheen....
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Eugene Alexander Avant Garde Green + Black Vintage 80s Mini Dress
By Eugene Alexander
Located in Chicago, IL
Avant Garde EUGENE ALEXANDER 1980s green silk brocade and black silk velvet off the shoulder mini dress! Features an off-the-shoulder bodice in a pretty green hue. Oversized pouf sle...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Laura Ashley 1980s Vintage Strapless Red Velvet & Black Taffeta Evening Dress
By Laura Ashley
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage Laura Ashley dress would make a perfect holiday party dress! The dress has a raspberry red velvet bustier style bodice with boning for structure. The full skirt is blac...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1980s Vintage Black Strapless Peplum Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic, and utterly classic 1980s YVES SAINT LAURENT 'Rive Gauche' black silk and linen blend strapless peplum dress! Features luxurious silk and linen blend that holds a nice shape wh...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Ann Lawrence Strapless Beaded Black Red & White Vintage Dress W Sequins
By Ann Lawrence
Located in Portland, OR
This stunning vintage dress was designed by Ann Lawrence in the 1980's. The dress has an asymmetrical bodice that is covered with red, black and red sequins in an abstract design, a...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Diane von Furstenberg Vintage Black Pink Floral Print Sheer Dress Boho, 1980s
By Diane von Furstenberg
Located in San Francisco, CA
Diane von Furstenberg vintage 1980s slightly sheer belted dress in black and pink floral print. Cloth covered buttons to mid-front. Tie at neck. Flutter sleeves. Makes a great swim...
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1980s Casual Dresses

Enrico Coveri 1980s Vintage White & Black Polka Dot Cotton Fit & Flare Dress
By Enrico Coveri
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible vintage 80s ENRICO COVERI white and black polka dot printed dress! Features all over polka dots, with white silk grosgrain ribbon detail at bust. Super flattering bodice, ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Black Silk A J Bari Vintage Evening Dress With Beads Rhinestones & Sequins
By A.J. Bari
Located in Portland, OR
This is a sublime black silk A.J. Bari evening dress that was made in Hong Kong in the 1980's. The silk fabric has a tone on tone fan design and the top of the dress is blousy while ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Beautiful Vintage 1980s Isabelle Allard Black & Nude French Lace Pouf Dress
By Isabelle Allard
Located in Chicago, IL
Absolutely beautiful vintage Isabelle Allard COUTURE Avant Garde black and nude French Lace dress! Black silk lace overlay, with nude silk underlay. Chic semi sheer 'pouf sleeves,' w...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Emanuel Ungaro Black Ruched Velvet & Taffeta Ruffle Vintage Evening Dress, 1980s
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A vintage Emanuel Ungaro formal party dress in a black ruched velvet with pretty black taffeta frilly ruffles and beaded black lace from the 1980s. Click 'Continue Reading' below t...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Victor Costa Black + Yellow Avant Garde 1980s Strapless Cotton Dress
By Victor Costa
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic late 80s VICTOR COSTA black and yellow Avant Garde strapless cotton cocktail dress! Features a fitted boned bodice that is lined in canary yellow. Forgiving skirt features a lar...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Bloomingdales Vintage 1980s Burn Out Black Velvet Dress With Metallic Threads
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely vintage dress from the 1980's from Bloomingdale's in a black burn-out velvet with scattered metallic threads for the perfect amount of shimmer. This pretty vintage d...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1980s Lady Katie Vintage Black Velvet Dress With Pleated Satin Sleeves
Located in Portland, OR
Gorgeous vintage 1980's black velvet dress with satin pleated sleeves and satin trim! It has satin shoulders that lead to pleated sleeves that are only attached at the shoulder! The ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1980s Jacques Molko Vintage Black Patent Leather + Wool Avant Garde Dress
By Jacques Molko
Located in Sparks, NV
Black wool and shiny patent avant garde dress by Jacques Molko. Fully lined with front zip closure. Front pockets. Structured shoulders pads are sewn in underneath the lining. 100% w...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

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Vintage Black 1980s Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary vintage black 1980s dress you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Purple, Red and protectString (more). Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Yves Saint Laurent, Victor Costa and Bob Mackie each produced a popular version that is 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 is a Vintage Black 1980s Dress?

On average, a vintage black 1980s dress on 1stDibs sells for $775, while they’re typically $95 on the low end and $50,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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. 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.