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Hermès Day Dresses

For Hermès, what began as a maker of leather equestrian goods for European noblemen would eventually grow into one of the most storied fashion labels in the world. In 1837, German-born French entrepreneur Thierry Hermès opened a saddle and harness purveyor in Paris. Gradually, the house extended into accessories and luggage for its riders, and today, in paying homage to its origins, the family-run luxury brand resurfaces horse motifs in everything from clothing and modernist jewelry to pillows and handbags.

The first top-handled bag ever produced by Hermès was the Haut à courroies, which made its debut in 1892. A tall bag secured with a folded leather flap (fastened with bridle-inspired straps), it was designed to transport riding boots and a harness. As the world made the switch from horse to automobile, the bag adapted, becoming a multifunctional travel satchel instead of a designated saddlebag. Today, 120 years later, the HAC remains in Hermès’s line — and its distinctive flap and clasping straps have laid the groundwork for some of the house’s other iconic bags.

In the 1930s, Robert Dumas (son-in-law to Émile-Maurice Hermès, Thierry’s grandson) designed a smaller, trapezoidal take on the flap bag with a handle and two side straps. Later, actress Grace Kelly, then engaged to Prince Rainier of Monaco, is said to have used one of these bags to conceal her pregnancy during the 1950s. Because she was photographed constantly, the coverage catapulted her handbag to international popularity. In 1977, Hermès officially renamed the model for her, and the Kelly bag was born. Each Kelly bag takes between 18 and 25 hours to produce, and its 680 hand stitches owe solely to one Hermès artisan.

Robert Dumas was also responsible for another one of the brand’s most iconic offerings: the launch of its first silk scarf on the occasion of Hermès’s 100th anniversary in 1937. Based on a woodblock designed by Dumas and printed on Chinese silk, the accessory was an immediate hit.

Today, vintage Hermès scarves, typically adorned in rich colors and elaborate patterns, serve many functions, just as they did back then. Well-heeled women wear it on their heads, around their necks and, in a genius piece of cross-promotion, tied to the straps of their Hermès bags. Kelly even once used one as a sling for her broken arm.

In 1981, Robert Dumas’s son Jean-Louis Dumas, then Hermès chairman, found himself sitting next to French actress and musician Jane Birkin on a plane, where she was complaining about finding a suitable carryall for the necessary accoutrements of motherhood. After the two travelers were properly introduced, Birkin helped design Jean-Louis’s most famous contribution to the Hermès canon: the Birkin bag, a roomy, square catchall with the HAC’s trademark leather flap top and the addition of a lock and key. Owing to the brand’s legendary commitment to deft, handcrafted construction, the Birkin is an investment that is coveted by collectors everywhere.

While the Kelly and Birkin may be standouts, gracing the arms of everyone from royal heiresses to hip-hop stars in the past few decades, the handbags are but a small part of Hermès’s fashion offerings. Since the 1920s, the brand has produced some of the most desirable leather goods in the world. There’s the Constance bag, a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy, the recently relaunched 1970s-era Evelyne and, on the vintage market, a slew of designs dating back to the 1920s.

Good design never goes out of style. Find a variety of vintage Hermès handbags, day dresses, shoes and more on 1stDibs.

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Hermes Silk Knit Day Dress
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès silk knit, scoop neck, A line , long sleeve day dress, having a cerulean blue and ivory Hermes pattern. Dress comes with a belt in a matching fabric and pattern.
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1980s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Pink Sorbet Long beach kaftan printed "Flowers Mirror H Round"
By Hermès
Located in Nicosia, CY
Size 40 A long beach kaftan in printed cotton voile “Fleurs Miroir H Rond” (100% cotton)
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2010s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermés 1990s Celestial Sun Midi Dress
By Hermès
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The dress to accompany you on all your vacations is here! Circa 1990s, this cotton midi dress features a subtle scoop neck, short sleeves, black stripes and a celestial sun signed He...
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1990s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Leather Trim Cotton Tunic
By Hermès
Located in Oakland, CA
This is an Hermes cotton tunic top with lambskin leather trim, with two side hand pockets. I believe this is relatively recent. As always with Hermes, the materials are of the highes...
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2010s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermès Black and White Stripe Maxi Dress
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès, black and white, graphic stripe, jersey, halter style, maxi dress, having a deep V neckline and open back.
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Early 2000s Hermès Day 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 Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes printed silk twill sheath dress 1970s 42
By Hermès
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Hermes printed silk twill sheath dress size 42 from the 1970s...Jewel neckline dress closes with zippers at either shoulder and a side zipper...Fully lined in silk...Beautiful navy g...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

NEW Hermès Paris Beige Suede Leather Shift Dress 36
By Hermès
Located in Switzerland, CH
BEAUTIFUL HERMES SUEDE LEATHER SHIFT DRESS A HERMES STATEMENT PIECE THAT WILL LAST YOU FOR MANY YEARS Find this timeless piece in brandnew, unworn condition for a fraction of the...
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2010s Hermès Day Dresses

HERMES ivory white leather FLORAL EMBROIDERED Sleeveless Mini Dress 38 S
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes sleeveless shift dress in ivory lambskin (100%) with a seam-cut at the waist-line and floral embellishment on the chest and at the sides hem. Closes with butto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Day Dresses

HERMES midnight blue viscose RIB KNIT BELTED WRAP Dress 42 L
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermés belted sleeveless wrap dress in midnight blue viscose (100%). Features two patch pockets on the front and a deep v-neck. Opens with a button and a push button o...
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2010s Hermès Day Dresses

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

Hermes 1970s Dress with Lace up Back
By Hermès
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black polished cotton dress from Hermes. It is sleeveless with a crew neckline, a button front closure to the waist, hip pockets, and a cut out back with adjustable lacin...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

Vintage Hermes Gold Zodiac Print Scarf Maxi Dress
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to present a vintage Hermes black, gold, and white silk scarf dress featuring a deep V neckline, wide straps, handkerchief point hem, and iconic Herme...
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20th Century Hermès Day Dresses

HERMÈS Equestrian spur print silk dress, c. 1960s limited edition
By Hermès
Located in Genève, CH
Midi silk dress with sleeves pleated details and emblematic equestrian spur print, slightly opened on the sides. - Hermès logo printed - Burgundy mother of pearl buttons - Very fine ...
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1960s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermès Long Dress Jungle Love Rainbow Cheetahs Pattern Cashmere Silk Size S/M
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Absolutely Gorgeous Authentic Hermès Long Dress Pattern: Cheetahs from "Jungle Love" , "rainbow" version Made of silk and cashmere knit, and twill silk From the 2019 F/W collecti...
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20th Century Hermès Day Dresses

Hèrmes Frontaux et Cocardes Limited edition silk dress, circa 1968
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Since 1937, Hermès has called upon artists to create art on silk for their scarves, shirts and other signature pieces. The print for this elegant dress was conceived by the French a...
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1960s Hermès Day Dresses

HERMES Pleated Dress in Navy Blue Silk Size 34FR
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès dress in navy blue silk with thin straps and buttoned on the front. Size 34. Pleated at the bottom. Tonal printed horses on the edge of the silk hips. Made in France. Very g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes White “Clickling Watercolour” printed dress
By Hermès
Located in Nicosia, CY
Size 40 A short dress in water-repellent cotton poplin printed “Cliquetis Aquarelle”. - Elasticated waist - Side pockets This model fits normally, we advise you to take your usual size.
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2010s Hermès Day Dresses

Vintage Hermes Paris Black, Size 36
By Hermès
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Black polyester with silk lining dress designed by Hermes, featuring zipper detail on both sides, 3/4 sleeve length and crew neck line. Made in France.
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Late 20th Century Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes vintage 1972 "Brandebourgs" Cathy Latham print silk dress
By Hermès
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful vintage 1972 dress by Hermes. Print by Cathy Latham. Made in a soft silk jersey. Measurements are taken flat: Sh to Sh 16inch/41cm - Ua to Ua 20inch/51cm(x2) - Waist 20in...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes silk floral maxi shirt dress with matching sunhat, c. 1970s
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Silk floral maxi shirt dress with matching sunhat - Button fastenings throughout - Bishop sleeves - Internal waist stay - 'Romantique' floral print c. 1970s
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Black "H Rond" short-sleeve dress
By Hermès
Located in Nicosia, CY
Size 38 Short-sleeve dress
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2010s Hermès Day Dresses

HERMES midnight blue wool BELL SLEEVE TIE NECK Dress 36 XS
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermes oversized 3/4 ruched sleeve dress in midnight blue wool (100%) with tie detail around the neck. Lined in midnight blue silk (100%). Has been worn once and is in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Silk Jersey Halter Dress
By Hermès
Located in Riverdale, NY
Hermes signature scarf print dress in vibrant silk jersey. Halter neck wrap dress with border print on hem and belt. Self belts and wraps with zipper entry at waist. 1970's France. ...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

HERMES sage taupe brown mohair TASSEL Short Sleeve Dress 40 M
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Hermés short sleeve dress in sage, brown and gray mohair (37%), silk (37%) and wool (26%). Features details around the v-neck and a tassel in khaki lambskin (100%). Un...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Day Dresses

HERMES dark blue viscose Short Sleeve Knit Dress 36
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes casual dress in dark blue viscose (100%). Opens with buttons on the front. Has been worn and is in excellent condition. Tag Size 36 Size XS Shoulder Width 58cm (22.6in) Bust ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Day Dresses

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By Hermès
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2010s Hermès Day Dresses

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Hermes Ivory Scarf Print Sleeveless Shift Dress - Size US2
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Grey Cashmere Keyhole Dress S
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
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Hermes Blue Draped Dress Size M
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Blue Draped Dress - Lightweight dress - Short dress - Long batwing sleeve - Long 'V' neck - Blue W/Purple undertones Please note, these items are pre-owned and may show s...
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Hermés 1980s Vintage Yellow Cotton Day Dress
By Hermès
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage womens tea dress from the 80s by French luxury fashion house, Hermes. In a yellow textured cotton jacquard with wide, kimono inspired sleeves and a nipped waist th...
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By Hermès
Located in Toronto, Ontario
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1990s Hermès Day Dresses

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Located in West Palm Beach, FL
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Day Dresses

2000s Hermès Beige Leather Dress
By Hermès
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
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Hermes Bandana Print Silk/Knit Dress
By Hermès
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
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By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
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Hermès day dresses for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Hermès day dresses. 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 blue, red, orange and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Tom Ford, Yohji Yamamoto and Louis Vuitton appealing. Find designer, vintage and haute couture Hermès day dresses from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. The price for these items starts at $342 and tops out at $6,541, while the average work can sell for $1,160.

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