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Albert Nipon Boutique Vintage Yellow Silk Dress With Black Polka Dots
Located in Portland, OR
This is such a pretty vintage Albert Nipon short sleeve dress in a luxe yellow silk fabric with black polka dots. We love vintage Albert Nipon dresses and the quality of the fabrics ...
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1980s Day Dresses

S/S 1996 Bill Blass Couture Runway Black Lace Overlay Spaghetti Strap Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a beige with black lace Bill Blass Couture slip dress, designed by Bill Blass. From the Spring/Summer 1996 collection, this fabulous dress debuted on the season...
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1990s Day Dresses

Flora Kung Abstract Teal Blue Silk Vintage Dress 1980s Size 6
Located in Portland, OR
This pretty silk dress was designed by Flora Kung and made in Korea in the 1980’s The dress is teal silk with abstract shapes in red, pink and purple. This great vintage dress has bu...
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1980s Day Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR 2000 Sheer Blue Knit Top & Skirt Set by John Galliano Runway S/S
Located in Arnsberg, NW
CHRISTIAN DIOR 2000. Sheer Blue Knit Top & Skirt Set from Christian Dior by John Galliano. The top closes at the front of the collar with a hook and eye. The skirt has a blue lining...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

F/W 1999 Roberto Cavalli Red Stretch Velvet Gold Maxi Spaghetti Strap Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a red velvet leaf print Roberto Cavalli dress. From the Fall/Winter 1999 collection, this sought-after red maple leaf print debuted on the season's runway. This...
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1990s Day Dresses

Fendi Yellow FF Monogram Jacquard Dress
Located in London, GB
Fendi Yellow FF Monogram Jacquard Dress - Close-fitting knitted dress with a tone-on-tone FF monogram - Ribbed round neck and short sleeves - Mid length - Nude pink slip dress ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

NWT F/W 2005 Donna Karan Runway Copper Brown Silk Satin Bandage Stretch Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning copper brown silk satin evening gown designed by Donna Karan for her Fall/Winter 2005 collection. A version of this piece debuted on the season's run...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Goat Light Pink Wool Dress
Located in London, GB
Goat Light Pink Wool Dress - Wool round neck a-line midi dress - Cropped pleated sleeve - Concealed side zip and fully lined Materials 100% Wool Lining 63% Acetate 37% Polyest...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

F/W 2002 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Runway Sheer Black Lace Poet's Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a gorgeous black lace Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dress, designed by Tom Ford. From the Fall/Winter 2002 collection, this dress debuted on the season's runwa...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Vintage 1970's Bob Mackie Couture Pink Beaded Strapless Hourglass High-Slit Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Bob Mackie pink beaded nude-illusion hourglass gown dating back to the late 1970's. Bob Mackie began his career as a Hollywood costuming sketch artist, working for both ...
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1970s Day Dresses

MORPHEW COLLECTION Gold Lurex Sagittarius Scarf Dress Made From A Vintage
Located in New York, NY
“The Art of Craftsmanship” MORPHEW COLLECTION™ Silk Scarf Dresses are handmade individually, with pain-staking attention to detail in our New York City Production Studio. Pieced an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1960s Louis Feraud White Mini Dress With Navy Appliqué
Located in London, GB
This desirable 1960s off-white mini dress by Louis Feraud for Rembrandt is in pristine vintage condition and superbly adaptable with a smart contemporary aesthetic. Made of thick nyl...
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1960s Day Dresses

1970s Teal Traina Neon Green Silk Chiffon Vintage Maxi Dress and Shirt Jacket
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing rare 70s TEAL TRAINA neon green silk chiffon spaghetti strap maxi dress and matching shirt jacket ! Tailored stitched bodice with a full skirt. Vibrant colors of neon green, ...
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1970s Day Dresses

An Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Coat Dress Numbered 29390 Circa 1970/1980
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970/1980 France Beautiful wrap dress in black wool crepe and swan feathers by Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture numbered 29390 Circa 1970. From the wardrobe of Madame Augier, ...
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1980s Day Dresses

Prada Pink Marabou-Trimmed Dress - US 8/10
Located in London, GB
Pink Marabou-Trimmed Ivory Silk Floral Print Special Edition Dress - Silk ivory sleeveless dress with floral print in fuchsia and green hues - Ostrich feather trim in light pink to ...
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2010s Day Dresses

A Jeanne Lanvin Couture cocktail Dress, Circa 1965
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1965 France Elegant cocktail dress in black gazar and thin stripes gold, vermilion, gray and garnet-colored from the famous Maison Lanvin directed by Jules François Grahay sin...
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1960s Day Dresses

Gianni Versace Fuchsia Floral One Shoulder Dress
Located in Milano, IT
Fabulous one-shoulder short dress designed by Gianni Versace in the 1990s, made in Italy. ORIGINAL LABEL. The dress is very seductive, made entirely of a soft fuchsia fabric with a f...
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1990s Day Dresses

Louis Feraud Vintage Navy Polka Dot Peplum Top Pencil Skirt & Blazer Jacket Suit
Located in Portland, OR
This is a vintage Louis Feraud 3 piece navy blue and white polka dot rayon skirt , top and jacket suit. Louis Feraud pieces are always beautifully made and we always love finding the...
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1980s Day Dresses

Betsey Johnson Black & Multicolor Floral Print Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Vintage black and multicolor floral print maxi dress by Betsey Johnson. Scoop neckline. Short sleeves. 32" bust, 32" waist, 50" length, 16" shoulder width. Conditio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1990S DOLCE & GABBANA Animal Print Brown Tulle Dress
Located in New York, NY
1990S DOLCE & GABBANA Animal Print Brown Tulle Dress
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1990s Day Dresses

Chanel Navy Long Sleeve Wrap Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Vintage navy long sleeve wrap dress by Chanel. Plunging V-neckline. Gold-tone button closures at nape. 34" bust, 26" waist, 44" length, 16" shoulder width. Conditio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

French Couture Dress and Jacket in the style of Balmain Circa 1972
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1972 France Dress and jacket in wool and silk, anonymous Haute Couture without label around 1972. Straight dress with cream nylon lining and zip fastening at the back. Sleevel...
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1970s Day Dresses

Chanel Navy Knit Sleeveless Dress - Size US 12
Located in London, GB
Chanel Navy Knit Sleeveless Dress - Elastic waist dress and elastic bottom - Great for the day time All measurements are taken seam to seam: Waist: 37cm 60% Viscose, 25% Cotton,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Alberta Ferretti Papaya-red Lace Dress US 6
Located in London, GB
Alberta Ferretti Papaya-red Lace Dress - Papaya-red and cream Lace Dress - Ruffled neck collar, orange hem -Detachable sand silk slip to line - Beige ties fastening back of neck -...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Simone Rocha Pink & Red Tinsel Embroidered Tulle Dress - Us size 8
Located in London, GB
Simone Rocha Pink & Red Tinsel Embroidered Tulle Dress - Round Neckline - Red abstract tinsel embroidery - Pink tulle fabric - Pink slip silk dress with lace detail at the neckli...
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2010s Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Jeans Vintage Mock Neck Stretch Denim Minimalist Dress, 1990s
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
An excellent vintage Jean Paul Gaultier shift dress from the 90s. In a darkest blue, almost black stretch denim fabric with a mock neck, long sleeves and a zip opening at the side of...
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1990s Day Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana White Pink Cotton Tropical Rose Off-The-Shoulder Poplin Dress
Located in MARBELLA, ES
DOLCE & GABBANA TROPICAL ROSE-PRINT OFF-THE-SHOULDER COTTON-POPLIN DRESS IN WHITE With its painterly blooms, Dolce & Gabbana’s white midi dress brings to mind sun-kissed strolls thro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1980S Black Leopard Print Silk & Rayon Burnout Velvet Wrap Dress Gown With Slee
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully made and hand finished in Paris, no label. 1980S Black Leopard Print Silk & Rayon Burnout Velvet Wrap Dress Gown With Sleeves
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1980s Day Dresses

Moschino Peace and Stop War Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
This is one of the more poignant of Moschino's dresses in blue emblazoned on the front with the word "PEACE" in large red letters on a white background divided horizontally into grad...
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1990s Day Dresses

Alice + Olivia Santos Cold Shoulder Floral Printed Silk Dress US 8 UK 12
Located in London, GB
This Alice + Olivia ‘Santos’ dress has been made from airy silk-georgette digitally printed with vibrant flowers, it has a cold-shoulder silhouette that's secured by delicate straps,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

A Christian Lacroix Dress in Printed Velvet Circa 1991/2000
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1991/2000 France Beautiful skin-tight dress by Christian Lacroix in printed velvet dating from the 1990s. Iridescent stretch elasthane velvet with golden patterns on a black b...
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1990s Day Dresses

Donna Karen New York Stretch Linen Blend US 6 UK 10
Located in London, GB
This dress by Donna Karan New York is made from stretch linen-blend - it fits closely to the body and is designed for a bodycon fit that fall just above the knee and has a cross-over...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

John Galliano Paris Violet Bows Roses Dress and Scarf Small
Located in Amsterdam, NL
-Collectors item- Vintage Rare 1990s JOHN GALLIANO PARIS dress with matching scarf. We offer more exclusive fashion & fur items, view our frontstore. Details: Velvet bows and litle...
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1990s Day Dresses

Emilio Pucci Dress size 44
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Silk and viscose Black color Fancy profiles on top and bottom Long sleeves V neck with goldden chain Shoulder/hem length cm 94 (37 inches) Sholuder cm 38 (14.96 inches)
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2010s Day Dresses

Azzedine Alaïa Metallic Jacquard Knit Mini Dress FR 36 UK 8
Located in London, GB
The weighted, stretch-knit of Alaïa's mini dress ensures the bodycon silhouette holds its shape, patterned with metallic jacquard design, this style has a high neck and is sleeveless...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana White Pink Cotton Tropical Rose Off-The-Shoulder Poplin Dress
Located in MARBELLA, ES
DOLCE & GABBANA TROPICAL ROSE-PRINT OFF-THE-SHOULDER COTTON-POPLIN DRESS IN WHITE With its painterly blooms, Dolce & Gabbana’s white midi dress brings to mind sun-kissed strolls thr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Maje Red Long Muslin Dress with Ruffles - Size M
By Maje
Located in London, GB
Maje Red Long Muslin Dress with Ruffles Come through in blazing color wearing this romantically ruffled maxi that's ready to be styled up or down however you like. - Back keyhole ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Vintage LEONARD Yellow and Black Print Turtleneck Maxi Dress w/ Belt Size 3
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Collar detail/ turtleneck Belted Featuring long flare sleeves Floor length Rear zip closure Made in France Giorgio Beverly Hills tag
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Herve Leger Zara bandage dress US 2
Located in London, GB
Herve Leger Zara bandage dress - Tonal-grey rose print, double-knit jersey - Deep V-neck, sleeveless, racerback - Dark-grey knit trimmed edges - Centre-front concealed zip fasteni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

2000S ROBERTO CAVALLI White & Pink Floral Viscose Elastane Dress
Located in New York, NY
2000S ROBERTO CAVALLI White & Pink Floral Viscose Elastane Dress
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Azzedine Alaïa Metallic Jacquard Knit Mini Dress
Located in London, GB
The weighted, stretch-knit of Alaїa's mini dress ensures the skater silhouette holds its shape, patterned with metallic jacquard design, this style has a scoop-neck and is sleeveless...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Gucci Floral Snake Print Ruffle Midi Dress - US 2
Located in London, GB
Gucci Floral Snake Print Ruffle Midi Dress - Lightweight silk - Collar with black lace ruffle - Pearl button and loop front fastening - Belt - Ruffle detailing - Long sleeves - Conc...
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2010s Day Dresses

Emanuel Ungaro Lace-Trimmed Cocktail Mini Dress
Located in Geneva, CH
In line with the minimal slip styles of the 90s, this vintage Emanuel Ungaro (first line) mini dress is perfect for nearly any summer events. Made from refined silk patterned with bl...
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1990s Day Dresses

Emilio Pucci White & Blue Off-The-Shoulder Printed Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: White and blue off-the-shoulder floral print mini dress by Emilio Pucci. Long sleeves. Drawstring tie at empire waist. 37" bust, 39" waist, 28.5" length. Condition:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Sailor Ivory and Blue Tank Mini Dress Size M
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Ivory and Blue Cotton Tank Mini Dress Size M Product details: Size M Ivory and blue striped pattern with embroider red anchor and two blue pockets on the front...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Vintage Missoni Multi Color Coat Cover Up Mini Dress w/ Belt Size 42
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Missoni Multi Color Coat Cover Up Mini Dress w/ Belt Size 42 Product details: Size 42 Brown/ beige and yellow with zig zag pattern Short sleeves Mini length Featuring adj...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

1980s Jean Muir Royal Blue Jersey Dress With Ruffle Trim
Located in London, GB
This vibrant 1980s Royal blue jersey dress is by iconic British designer Jean Muir and is in pristine vintage condition with some lovely design features. The dress is long sleeved wi...
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1970s Day Dresses

Lilly Pulitzer Pink Snail Print Halter Maxi Dress, 1960's
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pretty in pink! 1960's Lilly Pulitzer pink halter dress in a cotton blended fabric with a snail print. The dress zips and hooks at the back with crisscrossed buttoned straps that o...
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1960s Day Dresses

1980's Paco Rabanne Black Silk Belted Mini Dress
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1980's Black silk sleeveless fitted mini dress with an attached metal horse bit buckled belt from PACO RABANNE and an invisible back zipper. New with tags.
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1980s Day Dresses

1980S Yves Saint Laurent Black Wool Belted Shirt Dress With Satin Tuxedo Style
Located in New York, NY
1980S Yves Saint Laurent Black Wool Belted Shirt Dress With Satin Tuxedo Style Lapel
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1980s Day Dresses

1970s Gunn Sax Grey Blue Cotton Prairie Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1970s Gunnel Sax overdid grey/blue cotton prairie dress with black lace trim throughout. The bishop cuffed sleeves are made of a sheer mesh along with it s high neckline. The full l...
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1970s Day Dresses

M Missoni Pink Tinsel-effect Knit Mini Dress - Size US 4
Located in London, GB
M Missoni Pink Tinsel-effect Knit Mini Dress - Pink knit, black tinsel-effect - Stretch fabric - Short-sleeved - Mini-length style - Round neck Please note, these items are pre-ow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

A Grès Evening Dress in Printed Chiffon Silk Circa 1975/1985
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975/1985 France "Romantic" evening dress in printed silk muslin by Grès Haute Couture Circa 1975/1985. Long-sleeved dress and bardot collar in muslin printed with large, styl...
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1980s Day Dresses

GEOFFREY BEENE 1960s Green White Polka Dot & Square Print Knit A Line 60s Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic mod 1960s GEOFFREY BEENE vintage green and white polka dot and square print long sleeve A-Line dress! Features a soft cotton knit, with sorbet color squares and white circles pr...
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1960s Day Dresses

Staud Cotton Peasant Maxi Dress
Located in Atlanta, GA
A flowing crisp white cotton maxi dress by Los Angeles based clothing company, Staud. The dress has a vintage inspired peasant style with balloon sleeves and tiers accented by color...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Vintage 1960s Jean Patou Couture Light-Blue Metallic Brocade Mini Dress & Jacket
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Jean Patou by Michel Goma Paris boutique ensemble dating back to the mid 1960's. This rare dress and jacket read so fresh and modern. The fabric alone is a masterpiece; rich...
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1960s Day Dresses

Ronny Kobo Jules Striped Stretch Cotton Blend Mini Dress XSMALL
Located in London, GB
It's spun from a stretch cotton-blend with a hint of spandex and cut for a flexible fit. The bright colour palette works so well against a sun-kissed glow, so make sure to show yours...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Vintage 1968 Pierre Cardin Colorful Psychedelic Pleated Chiffon Mod Mini Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Spectacular late 1960's Pierre Cardin pleated silk chiffon babydoll mini dress in a vibrant psychedelic print. In 1951 Cardin opened his own couture house and by 1957, he started a r...
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1960s Day Dresses

Vintage and Designer Day Dresses

Luxurious and versatile, designer day dresses are as well suited to tea at an upscale hotel as they are to your next garden or rooftop party.

Today’s featherlight unisex day dresses — as well as the vibrant vintage day dresses of the 1950s and ’60s — look quite different from the heavy, fabric-rich de rigueur garments of the Victorian era. In the late 19th century, a woman of a certain standing might have multiple dresses to wear throughout the day: specifically, one or two for the daytime and one for the evening. For example, a long-sleeve silk dress with a prominently flared back and a round collar of gold beaded lace that hugs the neck would be suitable for stepping out during the day, while a velvet gown trimmed in silk embroidery but overall comparatively informal in appearance would be worn for afternoon tea at home. At night, a silk velvet evening dress could feature natural world motifs such as butterflies (a characteristic of Art Nouveau design) and have short sleeves adorned with lace and ruffles and a scooped neckline — the perfect attire for the theater.

During the 1920s, after all the chores were done, a woman would change from her housework clothing into a more fashionable day dress to run her errands or socialize. Some 1920s day dresses were brightly colored and featured bold patterns — a cotton dress with a dazzling floral print, perhaps, or, in the case of the more venturesome Art Deco apparel sold in high-end couture fashion boutiques of the era, semi-sheer silk garments embellished with three-dimensional beadwork or rich metallic gold lamé.

Today, a closet full of casual vintage day dresses is a must-have. Whether you opt for black, crimson or beige, day dresses bring an element of glamour to your next appointment, and in the summer, who doesn’t love a wonderfully simple, lightweight day dress cut in cotton and linen?

Because different fashion designers of every decade have offered their own take on the widely loved day dress, you’ll be able to find a variety of vintage and designer day dresses on 1stDibs. Search by creator to find enduring designs by the likes of Emilio Pucci, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, or browse by period to uncover a scintillating collection of cotton and satin patterned dresses of the 1950s and ’60s.

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