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Velvet / Rayon Black Embellished Dress 1940s
Located in Port Hope, ON
This tailored dress is in great condition for its age. The upper part is velvet embellished with embroidery and has a scalloped neckline and diamente. The rayon skirt has a shine and...
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1940s Unknown Vintage Dresses 1940S

Dorothy O'Hara Vintage Black Lace Cocktail Dress, 1940s
By Dorothy O'Hara
Located in Sparks, NV
Extremely rare vintage 1940s Dorothy O'Hara cocktail dress in unworn condition with the original tags still attached! Nude illusion lace bustline and draped front. Details: Par...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

Vintage Ivory Organza Cut Work Summer Evening Party Dress 1940s 10-12
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage ivory cotton organza cut work summer evening party dress or wedding gown from the 1940s. It's an amazing dress and will make a fabulous special occasion even more special. Dr...
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1940s British Vintage Dresses 1940S

'She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not', Girl in a Gingham Dress, 1940's, Folk Art
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A sensitively painted portrait of the artist's daughter, Nancy, aged two and a half, shown wearing a floral-striped, jade green gingham dress. Signed lower right, 'Martha Tracy Fre...
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1940s Realist Vintage Dresses 1940S

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Vintage 1940s Day Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty vintage day dress from the 1940s. The dress is in a mixture of grey, cream and red and has a button front opening, shawl collar and cap sleaves.
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Vintage Brown 1940s Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty dress from the 1940s. The dress has a shawl collar, side zip opening, gathering at the shoulders and two pockets at waist level.
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Vintage 1940s Dress and Bolero
Located in London, GB
A pretty vintage dress from the 1940s. In a floral print of brown , yellow, green and beige, the dress has a square neckline with pleat detail at the front. There is a matching boler...
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Vintage 1940s Apple Print Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty Summer dress from the 1940s. The dress has an interesting double collar and button detail on the front. It has a side zip opening, short sleeves a self fabric belt and 2 po...
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Vintage Blue 1940s Day Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty blue crepe dress with embroidery detail on the bust area and waist. The fabric is a pretty blue colour with a subtle ribbed detail. It has a button opening at the back , an...
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1940s Unknown Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Silk Dress with Applique Flowers
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous little black silk 1940s dress. It has a V neckline, elbow length sleeves, shoulder pads and a front peplum on the A line skirt. The bodice front has 2 self covered butto...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Vintage Heart Print Tea Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty and easy to wear vintage tea dress from the 1940s. The dress has a button front with elbow length sleaves and is in a pretty heart print and has tie backs. Measurements: Bus...
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1940s Black Crepe and Cotton Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic dress from the 1940s. The bodice is a cotton net like fabric with hand painted flowers and cut out petals. The dress has a sweet hear neckline and short sleeves,and it opens a...
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1940s Unknown Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Black Dress with Studded Belt
Located in Alford, MA
Black 1940s dress in a slightly sheer fabric, possibly rayon. The bodice, with short sleeves, has a bolero-like effect and shirring across the top. The gently shirred skirt falls sof...
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1940s Novelty Print Colouful Rayon Patchwork Dress
Located in London, GB
This pretty 1940's rayon crepe dress features a whimsical patchwork/bunting novelty print in soft pastel shades of yellow, blue, pink, purple and green. It is comprised of asymmetric...
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Moschino Dusty Pink Crepe 1940s Style Dress
By Moschino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Moschino dusty pink crepe 1940s style dress Be retro glam wearing this vintage dress by Moschino, which has a 1940s vibe. Side zipper. Velvet cherry's on the shoulder. Missing on se...
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1940s Day Dress with Novelty Button Trim
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Day Dress with Novelty Button Trim. Vertical strip bodice with gathered bust, contrast brown skirt. Velvet trim on collar and breast pocket. Button trim on pockets and sleeves.
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1940s Feather Print Rayon Wrap Dress
Located in London, GB
Original cold rayon novelty feather print wrap dress dating to the 1940s. It is in really vibrant colours of orange, yellow and blue against a black background and is a combination o...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

Eisenberg Originals Dress with Beaded Lace Panel 1940s
By Eisenberg Originals
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful black silk 1940s dress by Eisenberg Originals. It has a crew neckline, long sleeves and a stunning richly detailed glass seed beaded lace insert across the chest and alon...
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Rare 1940s Taffetas Silk Dress
Located in Paris, FR
Gorgeous 1940s peach pink silk dress featuring maxi length, fixed flounces on front bust & goes on back sleeves, bias cut with many tailoring details, maxi length. In good vintage c...
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1940s French Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Multicolor Floral Print Rayon Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1940s Multi color floral print in pink, orange, white and green) silk crepe dress. Perfect summer dress. Fit size: Small / 2 or 4 B: 34” / W: 26”/ H: 34” / Dress Length: 42"
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1940S Cotton Egyptian Novelty Printed Dress
Located in New York, NY
Dress has discoloration from age as well as color bleeding from the thread. Elastic in waist stretches up to 40in. 1940S Cotton Egyptian Novelty Printed Dress
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1940S Black Silk Bias & Net Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Silk Bias & Net Dress
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Vintage 1940s Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic dress with pockets from the 1940s. The dress has a v neckline with decorative buttons, and gathering on the shoulders. It has short sleaves, a side zip opening and two pocket...
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1940s Unknown Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Wool Crepe Floral Burgundy Dress
Located in London, GB
Very late 1930s to early 1940s floral print burgundy textured crepe dress. Old Hollywood full-length style with a fitted and inverted T shaped bodice and wide waist band with a flar...
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1940s British Vintage Dresses 1940S

Vintage 1940s Ivory Crepe Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage crepe dress dating from the 1940s. The dress has a v neckline , short sleaves and pleats. There is sequin detail at waist leval front and back.
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Vintage 1940s Black Velvet Dress
Located in London, GB
A stunning vintage black velvet gown. The dress has a sweetheart neckline, with gathering at the bust and by the side seam. It has cap sleaves and a side zip.
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1940s Cold Rayon Floral Print Dress
Located in London, GB
An original vintage cold rayon 1940s dress in a striking floral and leaf print. The colour combination is a sublime contrast of pastel blue, pink and white against a dusky orange ba...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Black and Cream Floral Rayon Dress
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Black and cream floral printed rayon dress dating from the 1940s. Tiny feminine V neck with a collar and long sleeves. Very wearable today with a pair of white sneakers. Beautiful fa...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

Vintage 1940s Linen Print Day Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty vintage day dress from the 1940s. The dress has a white background, with crimson, blue , brown and yellow flowers. It has a decorative bow on either sleave and a self fabric...
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1940s Unknown Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940S Light Pink Cotton Eyelet Lace Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Light Pink Cotton Eyelet Lace Dress
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Late 1930s Early 1940s White Crepe Wedding Dress
Located in London, GB
Phenomenal and original rayon crepe wedding dress, couture made in France around 1937 - 1940. Made from fine woven medium weight rayon crepe in ivory white which reaches to the floo...
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1930s French Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940S Purple Rayon Blend Crepe Short Sleeve Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Purple Rayon Blend Crepe Short Sleeve Dress
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1940S White Cotton Piqué Off Shoulder Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S White Cotton Piqué Off Shoulder Dress
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1940s Pattullo-Jo Copeland silk and wool dress
By Pattullo-Jo Copeland
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1940s black wool and silk satin dress, 3/4 length gusseted raglan sleeves, alternating insets of black wool and silk, with rolled collar neckline. The dress closes at back with a met...
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Crepe Dress with Floral Beading, 1940s
Located in Austin, TX
1940s black crepe dress with floral beading. Condition: Very good. Size 6. Approximate measurements: 36" bust, 25" waist, 34" hips, 44" length. We accept returns for refund. ...
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Vintage 1940s Novelty Ribbon Print Dress
By Stefney
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Stefney Vintage 1940s Novelty Ribbon Print White Rayon Dress Estimated Size: UK 10-12/ US 6-8/ EU 38-40. Please check measurements. Bust - 36” / 91cm Waist - 28” / 71cm Hips - Free...
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1940s British Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Navy and White Abstract Print Cold Rayon Dress
Located in London, GB
This 1940s navy and white print dress is in exquisite antique condition - increasingly rare for an item of its age. Made from a thick, dark navy rayon with a lovely weight to it, the...
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1940s British Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Flora Originals Dress
Located in Port Hope, ON
Black crepe top and bronze and gold metallic rayon or acetate make up this lovely dress. The metallic pattern is also replicated on the short sleeve cuffs with bows and the two butto...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940S Grey & Pink Rayon Crepe Atomic Print Dress
Located in New York, NY
as-is some minor spots & stains 1940S Grey & Pink Rayon Crepe Atomic Print Dress
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1940S Black Wool Vamp Style Shirred Skirt Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Wool Vamp Style Shirred Skirt Dress
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1940S Printed Rayon Crepe Dress With Bows & Pockets
Located in New York, NY
1940S Printed Rayon Crepe Dress With Bows & Pockets
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1940S Beige Silk Conversational Print Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Beige Silk Conversational Print Dress
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1940s Du Barry Raspberry Sequin Shirtwaister Dress
Located in London, GB
This 1940s Du Barry shirt waister dress is in the most delightful shade of raspberry pink, with matching pink sequin clover leaf detail. It has gathered shoulders with lightweight or...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

1970s Does 1940s Purple & Red Velvet Tie-Dye Boho Dress
Located in London, GB
Beautiful vintage late 1960s or early 1970s dress in deep purple with bold orange/red tie-dye pattern on the front of the bodice and around the hem. This dress has a very 1940s feel...
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1970s British Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940S Peach & Cream Lace Bias Cut Slip Dress With Jacket
Located in New York, NY
1940S Peach & Cream Lace Bias Cut Slip Dress With Jacket
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1940’s Black and Floral Peplum Shirt Rayon Tea Dress
Located in London, GB
This desirable original unlabelled 1940’s day dress in black rayon with a pretty pink rose print is an incredibly versatile piece and can be dressed up or down. It features long s...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Minx Mode Navy Patriotic Dress With Checkered Ribbon
Located in London, GB
This sensational 1940s navy patriotic dress is incredibly rare and in absolutely impeccable vintage condition to the point that it is the best we have ever seen or are likely to see ...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940S Red & Black Organic Cotton Nigerian "Ngozi" Batik Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Red & Black Organic Cotton Nigerian "Ngozi" Batik Dress
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1940S Blue & Red Plaid Cotton Seersucker Peter Pan Collar Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Blue & Red Plaid Cotton Seersucker Peter Pan Collar Dress
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1940S Black Rayon Belted Dress With Deco Beaded Shoulders
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Rayon Belted Dress With Deco Beaded Shoulders
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1940s Haute Couture Purple Satin Chiffon Dress
Located in London, GB
Original late 1930s or early 1940s purple satin and chiffon gown with matching waist sash. This beautiful unlaballed haute couture dress is of superb quality and construction and is ...
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1940s French Vintage Dresses 1940S

Vintage 1940s Black & White Stripe Tea Dress
Located in London, GB
A fun and easy to wear black and white stripe dress from the late 1940s or early 1950s. The dress has a v neck with triangular collar and zip front with bow detail. It has short slee...
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1940S Heather Grey Wool Silver Metal Studded Mini Dress Tunic
Located in New York, NY
Reworked 1940s original. 1940S Heather Grey Wool Silver Metal Studded Mini Dress Tunic
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1940S Pink & Blue Rayon Princess Castle Fantasy Print Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Pink & Blue Rayon Princess Castle Fantasy Print Dress
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Marion Michael 1940s Sage Green Tea Dress
Located in London, GB
A cute day dress by Marion Michaels. In a light sage green jacquard and silk fabric with swirling design in tonal shades. This dress has a chic frilled collar and cuffs and a fullish...
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1940S Mint Blue Rayon Crepe Dress With Sash Belt Peplum
Located in New York, NY
1940S Mint Blue Rayon Crepe Dress With Sash Belt Peplum
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Lilli Ann New 1940s Asymmetric Neckline Silk Dress
By Lilli Ann
Located in Water Mill, NY
A rare unworn 1940s dress in purple silk from Lilli Ann. It has an asymmetrical front neckline with a V in back, short sleeves and a straight skirt with a back kick pleat. The dres...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Vintage Dress in Navy Blue Pink & Yellow Rosebud floral Rayon Print
Located in Portland, OR
This is a great 1940;s vintage navy midi dress with a colorful rosebud print. The pretty roses are in shades of pink, yellow and white with green stems. This dress is easy to assimi...
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1940s American Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940s Norman Young Red Georgette Maxi Dress
Located in London, GB
This is a very fine example of late 1940s to early 1950s evening wear by British designer Norman Young who made high end occasion wear for department stores and specialist boutiques ...
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1940s British Vintage Dresses 1940S

1940S Multicolor Floral Nylon Jersey Peplum Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Multicolor Floral Nylon Jersey Peplum Dress
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Vintage Dresses 1940S For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of vintage dresses 1940s. For vintage dresses 1940s, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Beige, Gray, Brown and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. Vintage dresses 1940s such as these have likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Adrian, Gilbert Adrian and Claire McCardell are consistently popular. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 18 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Vintage Dresses 1940S?

Prices for vintage dresses 1940s can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $95 and can go as high as $225,050, while these items, on average, fetch $710.

Fashion of the 20th Century

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Christian Dior fashion on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, purple, blue and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work appealing and attractive. On 1stDibs find designer, vintage and haute couture Christian Dior fashion from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $44 and tops out at $175,500, while the average work can sell for $748.

Finding the Right Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing available on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

For fashion lovers, the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers — think Galliano and Cavalli — but maybe ‘80s accessories are among your (guilty?) pleasures. Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel remain classic for haute couture advocates and beyond. By exploring the vast array of vintage collections on these pages, you can transform your closet into a retreat that is as retro as it is royal. 

Velvet cocktail dresses and silk evening gowns designed by French-born American couturiere Pauline Trigère — who dressed Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor — have proven timeless since their mid-century debut, while an overcoat by Alexander McQueen is the perfect finishing touch. In fact, an emerald one stays in rotation for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Those seeking modern high-fashion brands are also in luck. Turn your day-to-day into a runway with selections from Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace or complete that fresh look with stunning footwear classics from the likes of Gucci and Christian Louboutin. The future — and glamorous past — of fashion is yours for the wearing. 

Build your collection of covetable and iconic vintage garments by shopping on 1stDibs. No matter where you roam, our diverse apparel and accessories will keep you covered in the hottest styles and comfiest black hoodie imaginable.

Questions About Vintage Dresses 1940S
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A number of dresses were popular during the 1940s. Many women wore short-waist dresses with button necks, collars, fitted waists and full skirts. The classic A-lines with knee-length hems in red, white and blue colors were also a trend. Shop a collection of vintage dresses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The most popular 1940s-style dress was the shirtwaist dress. It had a front opening like a men’s shirt, but with large buttons in the front of the dress, which was practical and easy to wear. The sleeves were short and necklines varied from shirt style to sweetheart and other necklines. Antique and vintage dresses from well-known designers are available on 1stDibs.

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