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Hervé Léger Couture Dress
By Herve Léger
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1990 France Hervé Léger black mini dress. Bodycon dress with short sleeves made from an assembly of stretch fabric bands commonly used in the field of lingerie. Square collar...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

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Size: Équivalent French size. 36.
Chanel Black Silk & Lace Mini Dress Cocktail Dress
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1980's Chanel black short-sleeved mini dress comprised of a medium weight silk fitted upper bodice, a horizontally ruched lace mid-section, a fitted waist made of gathered lace and a...
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

1930s Pink silk dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1930s Pink silk dress with gold sequins. Bust: 34/ Hip: 34" size: 4
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1930s Vintage Evening Dresses

ALAIA vintage dress
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Leonardo, NJ
Vintage Azzedine Alaia Heavy Knit Long Sleeve Mini Dress. New with original ALAIA store tag! Never worn totally flawless. Tag says M but this def fits like a L or even an XL! Ruched ...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Jean Varon Maxi Dress 1970s
By Jean Varon
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful Jean Varon silk maxi dress in an abstract grey, coral and off-white pattern. The bodice fitted to the waist is trimmed along the low V neckline and long sleeve cuffs wit...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

1970s Black Jersey Maxi Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1970s Black Jersey Maxi Dress. Ruched front bodice. Sexy & strappy, with one slit up side for legs.
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Kathryn Dianos Red Maxi Dress
By Kathryn Dianos
Located in Alford, MA
Kathryn Dianos long red dress in a rayon and nylon blend fabric featuring a set-in midriff with two ties, a deepv neckline and raglan cap sleeves. The bodice has tucked pleats at the...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

1980s Lily Rubin Carwash Dress
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
These photos do no justice to the movement of this incredible 1980s Lily Rubin Dress! Covered in long strips of black carwash style fabric. Flattering empire waistline with sexy notc...
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

Biba black mini Dress, Circa 1970
By Biba
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970. England. Biba black mini dress and gold sequined collar. Opened on the back. Large and wide sleeves. Dress composed of a large t-shirt and a mini skirt, belt tight at w...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Moschino Black "ribbon" dress
By Moschino
Located in New York, NY
This Moschino Black "Ribbon" dress is of knitted viscose jersey. The ribbons hangs straight and is stitched at the waist for a uniform appearance. The front measures 33 1/2", back is...
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

Vicky Tiel Couture Corset Dress Gown
By Vicky Tiel
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black dress gown from Vicky Tiel Couture. It has a fitted boned bustier bodice covered in an intricate corded lace pattern with numerous front silk buttons and loops. T...
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

Azzedine Alaïa Vintage Fitted Mini Dress
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Red fitted high-neck dress from Azzedine Alaïa. Defined waistline. Halterneck dress. Concealed zip down back. Sleeveless. Thick straps. Flared skirt. Unlined. Colour: red. 60% Viscos...
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20th Century Vintage Evening Dresses

Claude Montana Dress
By Claude Montana
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous light weight black wool (with some stretch) dress from Claude Montana. It has princess seaming for a great fit, a stand up collar and silver metal ball button cuffs. It ...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Vintage MOSCHINO Cheap and Chic "Not Just A Pretty Dress" Velvet Bodycon Dress
By Moschino Cheap and Chic, Moschino
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage MOSCHINO Cheap and Chic "Not Just A Pretty Dress" Studded Velvet Bodycon Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Shoulder: 16.14 inches (41 c...
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20th Century Vintage Evening Dresses

Christian Dior 70s trench dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Carnate, IT
Christian Dior Coordonnès trench dress. Ultra Chic and new look-inspired. Vintage piece made in the 70s. Materials are wool and polyester, gun-metal gray color. Featuring a pink and ...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

1980s Bees Knees Emerald Green Strapless Dress
Located in London, GB
Stylish 1980s emerald green strapless dress by Bees Knees. The dress is exceptionally well made with the workmanship being at couture standards. We can only assume this was made by t...
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

Isola Marras Black Floral Evening A line Dress
By Antonio Marras
Located in Brindisi, Bt
I'm Isola Marras sheath dress, black color with multicolored floral designs, 94% polyester and 6% elastane, the inside is lined. Made in Italy. Excellent conditions. Size 46 IT 12 U...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Fiorucci blu dress
By fiorucci
Located in Capri, IT
Fiorucci blu elastic dress totally made in italy in italian size range M composition: Wool and acrylic
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

Tricosa Paris Vintage 1970s Maxi Dress & Scarf
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage dress from the 70s by luxury French label, Tricosa. In a purple synthetic jersey with double straps and a bird print. It has a matching fringed scarf which can be ...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Loris Azzaro Beaded Evening Dress
By Loris Azzaro
Located in Geneva, CH
This dress features whole of Azzaro’s preferred vocabulary ! Known for celebrating the woman silhouette in a glamorous and powerful way, Loris Azzaro was often using cut-outs and vib...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

HERMES Unworn Baroque Bodycon lycra Mini dress, 90s
By Hermès
Located in Genève, CH
Beautiful vintage Hermès lycra sleeveless mini dress, from 90s period. This light turquoise/yellow/cream baroque print Hermes dress is in perfect condition, and fabric is really soft...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Moschino Color Block Dress
By Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic
Located in Water Mill, NY
A great black and off white dress from Moschino. The sleeveless semi fitted dress has an off white peter pan collar and large front patch pockets with off white flaps. It is fully li...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

1970s Roger Frères Hostess Style Maxi Dress
By Roger Freres
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Fabulous "lets stay home hostess style" 1970s Roger Frères maxi dress. Black poly jersey top with mock turtle neckline and long sleeves. High waisted wool knit brocade skirt in tones...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

ALAÏA 1990 black knitted mini dress
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Genève, CH
Alaïa knitted mini dress with sheer raised edge skirt -Back closing with a hidden set zipper -Long sleeves -Nude knitted lining -Made in Italy -100% Viscose -Estimated size: 34 FR t...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Adolfo Sapphire Blue Lurex Knit Maxi Dress
By Adolfo
Located in New York, NY
Adolfo, sapphire blue, lurex, knit, maxi dress having, long sleeves, a fitted bodice with a slightly flared skirt and a "keyhole" neckline with criss cross straps that wrap around t...
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1970s Vintage Evening 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 Vintage Evening Dresses

1960s Vintage Beaded Pearl Rhinestone Organza Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Darling vintage party dress with rhinestones and beading. Full organza skirt. Details: Fully Lined Back Metal Zip and Hook Closure Marked Size: Not Marked Estimated Size: S-...
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1960s Vintage Evening Dresses

Masuda Asymmetrical halter maxi dress
By Masuda
Located in New York, NY
This Masuda black viscose halter maxi dress has a asymmetrical hemline. And flows when walking, giving an airiness. There are two deep pockets hidden on the sides and the waistband s...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Gianni Versace Backless Silk Dress with Leather Trim
By Gianni Versace Couture, Gianni Versace
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous full length black silk gown from Gianni Versace Couture. It has a front scoop neck, a deep cut out back and fabulous tan leather shoulders. It is semi fitted though the ...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Michael Hoban Tribal Leather Tank Dress, 1980s
By Michael Hoban
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Channel the best of the 1980s in our Michael Hoban leather tank dress! Solid black leather bust with tribal like patchwork pattern on the bottom in shades of orange, teal, blue and b...
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

Paco Rabanne 1970s Blue Lurex Evening Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Paris, FR
Paco Rabanne 1970s evening dress featuring a lurex flower motive, sides slits. 38% Polyester 10% Lurex In excellent vintage condition. Made in France. Estimated size 38fr/US6 /UK10...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

1960's RUDI GERNREICH dress with plunging neckline
By Rudi Gernreich Design for Harmon Knitwear, Rudi Gernreich
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Deep brown, ankle-length, wool dress with plunging deep V neckline and long sleeves designed by Rudi Gernreich dating to the 1960's. Labeled a size 8 however this best fits a US 2 to...
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1960s Vintage Evening Dresses

Tom Ford For Gucci Navy Maxi Dress
By Gucci
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Tom Ford for Gucci navy wool knitted maxi dress from Fall 1996 collection. - Military inspired shoulder details. - Height: 150cm I Shoulder: 8cm I Bust: 28cm I Waist: 60cm...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Alaia Vintage 1990s Black Polka Dot Dress
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Sparks, NV
Fits like a glove! This vintage Alaia dress features knit embossed polka dots and a sexy body hugging fit. Rear zip closure. Marked size small. Fabric content is 60% rayon, 31% cotto...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Thierry Mugler Dress 1980s
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous detailed red dress from master designer Thierry Mugler. It has a blouson bodice with long cuffed sleeves and a standup collar both beautifully detailed with pointed segme...
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

1930s Monochrome Chevron Pattern Tulle Dress
Located in London, GB
This is a very unusual and original 1930s tulle dress and reminds me of the work of the great American designer Elizabeth Hawes. This dress is unlabelled although American made and ...
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1930s Vintage Evening Dresses

Hanae Mori Haute Couture Printed Silk Chiffon Dress
By Hanae Mori
Located in London, GB
Superb and rare, early Hanae Mori haute couture burgundy chiffon dress. This dress is late 1970s or early 1980s vintage and was formally owned by the wife of an ambassador. The patt...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Sophie Sitbon Cage Dress
By Sophie Sitbon, Sophie Sitbon Paris
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black dress from French designer Sophie Sitbon. It is a simple sleeveless crew neck dress with long horizontal cut outs across the midriff, upper chest and sides. The ba...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Anne Fogarty Print Maxi Dress
By Anne Fogarty
Located in Alford, MA
Anne Fogarty maxi dress featuring a scooped and ruffled neckline, cap sleeves, and empire waist fastened with a black velvet sash; one deep and one shallow ruffle at hem complement t...
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1960s Vintage Evening Dresses

A Worth French Couture Velvet Dress and Bolero Circa 1950
By Worth
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1950 France Haute Couture evening set consisting of a dress and a bolero in black silk velvet by Maurice or Roger Worth from the early 1950s. Embroidery work on the shoulders,...
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1950s Vintage Evening Dresses

Hermes silk dress
By Hermès
Located in Capri, IT
Hermes silk dress size 44
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

1970's KENZO JAP black silk dress with ruching
By Kenzo Takada
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare and unusual black silk maxi dress with ruched detail designed by Kenzo Takada for Kenzo Jap dating to the 1970's. Ties allow the dress to be shortened or lengthened and cre...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Chanel Boutique 1980s Black Evening Dress
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Everybody needs a little black vintage cocktail dress especially when it's Chanel! Circa 1980s, this gorgeous black evening dress features a flattering v-neckline, long sleeves, stro...
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1980s Vintage Evening Dresses

Donald Brooks Novelty Monkey Print Jersey Maxi Dress, 1970's
By Donald Brooks
Located in Atlanta, GA
1970's jersey maxi dress with a racer back style neckline and a whimsical monkey print by Donald Brooks. The dress zips up to the back waistline and ties at the top of the keyhole b...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

1970s Courreges Black Lurex Knitted Maxi Long Dress
By Courrèges, André Courrèges
Located in Paris, FR
1970s Courreges black lurex knitted dress featuring a front logo, long sleeves, round neck, a separated knitted belt. In good vintage condition. Made in France. Label size 0 Estim...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

90s Missoni gold-tone cupro mini dress
By Missoni
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Missoni gold-tone cupro mini dress. Stretch fit, V neck and T straps. Size: 44 IT Flat measurements Height: 72 cm Bust: 37 cm Hips: 36 cm Product code: A7069 Composition: 100% Cu...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

1960's Annacat Black Velvet Maxi Dress
By AnnaCat
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunning late 1960's Biba-esque dress by the highly collectible British label Annacat black panne velvet maxi dress. Billowy elbow length sleeves, large collar and buttons all the wa...
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1960s Vintage Evening Dresses

1970s Alfred Bosand Black Metallic Glitter Maxi Dress
By Alfred Bosand
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Alfred Bosand black empire dress in colorful Silver and Green sparkles sequins. Size: SMALL 4/6 Bust: 34 inches Waist: 29 inches Shoulder to shoulder : 14 inches Dress Lengt...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

70s Metallic Gold and Purple Lace Evening Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
70s Metallic Gold and Purple Lace Evening Dress. Dolman sleeves. Lace overlay on nude mesh lining.
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

1960's Yellow & White Geometric Beaded & Sequin Cocktail Dress
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Fabulous Mod 1960's 3/4 length bell sleeve knit dress with yellow and white sequin and beaded chevron pattern. Neckline, cuffs and hem are trimmed in yellow and white sequin and bea...
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1960s Vintage Evening Dresses

Bustier mini-dress in gold brocade D&G by Dolce & Gabanna
By D&G by DOLCE & GABBANA
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Bustier mini-dress in gold brocade. Under-bust band to structure the bustier. Authenticity hologram.
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Victoria Royal Black Taffeta Striped Beaded Maxi Dress, 1970's
By Victoria Royal
Located in Atlanta, GA
1970's Victoria Royal black matte taffeta maxi dress with beaded striped cuffs and hem in shades of red, green and gold lamé. The dress zips and hooks at the back with a scoop neckl...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Gianni Versace Typhoon Line Short Dress
By Gianni Versace
Located in Riverdale, NY
Gianni Versace bright purple wool blend faced with chrome yellow satin short evening dress. Cowl neckline and asymetrical front draping forming the permanently wind swept effect acro...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Beaded Maxi Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is a mid-century gem! This Yves Saint Laurent gown has details upon details. The most remarkable being the intricate beaded creating a pattern around the round neckline and the ...
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Evening Dresses

1970s Disco Studio 54 Lamé Black Maxi Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1970s Disco Studio 54 Lamé Black Maxi Dress. Classic large collar. Buttons up front with rhinestone buttons. Wide belt included, not original.
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Moschino Soft Fuchsia With Sequin Body-Hugging Dress
By Moschino
Located in New York, NY
Moschino body-hugging dress in soft fuchsia is accented with detailed sequins. Made of a blend of spandex, acetate and polyester, the length measures 23" in front and 25" in b...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

Vintage Black 1970s ALFRED SHAHEEN Asian Maxi Dress
Located in Wallkill, NY
Alfred SHAHEEN MAXI Dress *Huge & Long ANGEL Sleeves *Hand Painted looking silk screening. buttons run diagonal down the front yoke. Mandarin collar. Hook closure at the neck. Measu...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Pierre Cardin 1970's Wool Pleated Flare Mini Dress
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Pierre Cardin mini dress features a back zipper closure, pleated cuffs and hem, satin band around the hips, and is fully lined. Measurements: Bust - 35'' Waist - 33'' Hips - 4...
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

1970s Radley Burgundy V neck Maxi Dress
By Ossie Clark
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970s Radley maxi V neck dress. Size 6
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1970s Vintage Evening Dresses

Moschino Color Block Tuxedo 90s Dress
By Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic
Located in Carnate, IT
Moschino Cheap And Chic Tuxedo Dress. Circa 1990s. Featuring black double breast jacket, long sleeves and fold cuffs matching white top and buttons. The straight skirt presents pocke...
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1990s Vintage Evening Dresses

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Vintage Evening Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of vintage evening dresses for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of vintage evening dresses includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Beige and more. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 19th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. Vintage evening dresses such as these have likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace and Christian Dior are consistently popular. 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 Vintage Evening Dresses?

On average, vintage evening dresses on 1stDibs sell for $950, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $1,000,000 for the highest priced versions of these items.

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. 

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