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Hermès Day Dresses

Hermès (FRANCE)

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 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 Nut Chain Printed Silk Shirt Dress
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes nut silk shirt dress featuring an all-over chain print, a spread collar, a front button fastening, a separated belt, a straight hem, long sleeves. Composition: 100% silk Es...
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Late 20th Century 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 cut out back with adjustable lacing ...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

NEW Stunning HERMES Paris Printed Silk & Leather Belted Dress
By Hermès
Located in Switzerland, CH
THE MOST LUXURIOUS CLOTHING ON EARTH! Classy, timeless HERMES print silk dress Signature piece with the timeless HERMES print Crafted from silk and linen, a two piece tan leather s...
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2010s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermès archival ladybirds print silk chiffon dress. Circa 1960s
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès embodies luxury, tradition and elegance. This 1970s silk dress is a beautiful sartorial representation of Hermès’s intrinsic values. This unique archival hand printed ladybir...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Gray Wool Dress w/Double-Breasted Bodice & Decorative Brooch Detail
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hermes wool dress with oversized "H" buttons, unremovable pin at the lapel and "H" cufflinks at the wrist. In excellent condition - size tag 38. Please consult measurements. Shoulde...
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1980s Hermès Day Dresses

1970s HERMES Equestrian Print Silk Blouse and Skirt set
By Hermès
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1970s HERMES equestrian print multi color in beige knit and silk. Size: 2/4. Fit XSMALL Top's Length: 23.6" / Shoulders Width: 13.4" / Armpit to Armpit: 16.9" / Sleeve Length...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Navy Sleeveless Midi Dress
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage navy sleeveless midi dress by Hermes. Crew neck. Dual hip pockets. Zip closure at back. Designer size 34. 32" bust, 28" waist, 40" length, 13.5" shoulder wid...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Cashmere Beige Zip Front Sleeveless Dress - Size US 4
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes Cashmere Beige Zip Front Sleeveless Dress - Beautiful Elegant Style - Gold Hardware - Hermes Wording to the Zip - Beautiful Zip Fastening - Pleated Detail - Ribbon Detail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hermès Day Dresses

Rare Hèrmes “Frontlets and Medallions” 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

NEW Hermès Paris Suede Leather Shift Dress
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 White Cotton Button Front Shirt Dress S
By Hermès
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This shirt dress is classic, minimal, and it is from Hermès! It is tailored from cotton like a simple shirt but with a longer hemline. It has a collar, long cuff sleeves, and full fr...
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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

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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1980s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Sport Cashmere Day Dress
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermès Sport, light weight, cashmere knit dress dress in shades of milk chocolate and cream. Iconic Hermès "Frontaux et Cocardes" pattern. Dress has a mock collar, long sleeves and a...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermes Cotton Geometric Print Multi Color Belted Shift Dress
By Hermès
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Hermes cotton geometric print throughout the dress is belted at the drop waist with a black lambskin leather belt. With a modified boat neckline and dolman sleeve this dress is not ...
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Late 20th Century Hermès Day Dresses

Hermès Orange Cavalcadour Cotton Summer Sleeveless Bustier Beach Dress
By Hermès
Located in Kiev, UA
Lovely summer robe bustier in orange, model Cavalcadour. Don't miss it, just fantastic in many occasions, after a sea bath, during an afternoon party, near the swimingpool, ... ligh...
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2010s 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

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

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 Bandana Print Silk/Knit Dress
By Hermès
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Hermes dress features a teal bandana print at the front composed with silk fabric with a cream-colored wool knit. Dress is labeled size 44, made in Italy. Excellent condition with th...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

Hermès tricolour lambskin peplum dress. circa 1980
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermès is a fashion house steeped in history and tradition. We are all familiar with the brand exquisite silk printed designs, and most desirable and unobtainable luxury items. This...
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1980s Hermès Day Dresses

1970s Hermes Vintage Brown Cashmere + Silk Coat or Shirt Dress
By Hermès
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning vintage coat dress by Hermes Sport in what feels like a chocolate brown cashmere (fabric content is unmarked). Couture hand stitched creamy brown silk lining. Fla...
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

Hermès silk print mini dress. circa 1960
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
This dress is a statement piece that embodies the Hermès tradition, luxury and Frenchness. The intricate design “Passementeries”, silk-printed by hand on double ply Mulberry silk, wa...
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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 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 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

1970s Hermés Silk Dress
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Very fine heavy silk custom woven for the Hermés brand then hand printed to the finest of precision. The sash is sewn into the side seams and ties in either the front or back.
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1970s Hermès Day Dresses

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