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Vintage 1994 Documented Donna Karan Grey Silk Chiffon One Shoulder Evening Dress
Located in Portland, OR
This stunning vintage Donna Karan dress is in a dreamy grey silk chiffon and it has a beautiful ethereal asymmetrical train! The dress has one shoulder styling and closes with a side...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Valentino Red Boutique Silk Evening Bias Cut Long Slip Dress With Train
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous Valentino red vintage slip dress. This beautiful silk evening gown has spaghetti straps, an empire waist, and closes with a metal zipper and hook and e...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 2003 Dolce & Gabbana 'Sex & Love' Stretch Black Tank Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a beautiful black bodycon Dolce and Gabbana dress. From the Spring/Summer 2003 'Sex & Love' collection, this stunning form-fitting dress is the perfect versatil...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

A French Flowered Printed Chiffon Dress With Removable Skirt, circa 1950-1960
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1950-1960 France Unlabelled dress very good manufacturing, high-quality garment, chiffon flowers on green background. Short sleeves. Scarf neck can be tied. Fine pleated skir...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 2006 Christian Dior by John Galliano Sheer Stretch Knit Black Flare Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a black knit Christian Dior Boutique dress, designed by John Galliano. From the Spring/Summer 2006 collection, this beautiful stretchy dress features a sheer in...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 2000 John Galliano Canary Yellow Knit Distressed Heart Stretch Knit Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a gorgeous canary yellow John Galliano knit gown. From Galliano's Spring/Summer 2000 collection, this knit slip dress features a wide scoop neckline and back. T...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Deadstock Oscar de la Renta 3 pc Evening Dress w White Bolero & Bustier & Skirt
Located in Portland, OR
This is a vintage deadstock Oscar de la Renta evening ensemble that includes a ribbed white bustier style top and bolero jacket paired with a navy blue silk chiffon full length skirt...
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Elie Saab Red Sequin Embroidered Belted Mini Dress - US 6
Located in London, GB
Elie Saab Red Sequin Embroidered Belted Mini Dress - Pre SS 2018 Collection - Rich red sleeveless stretch tulle all over embellished mini dress - Heavily embellished in tonal sequin...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Balenciaga Grey Logo Printed Ribbed-Knit Dress - S
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Grey Logo Printed Ribbed-Knit Dress - Warm grey with allover diagonal logo print - Mock neck, sleeveless - Wrapover, with self-tie waistband - Ankle length Materi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

F/W 1993 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Velvet Boned Corset Flare Silk Dress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning boned corset Chanel dress, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. From the Fall/Winter 1993 collection, this dress debuted on the season's runway modeled by Est...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alessandra Rich Ivory Cotton Tweed Double-Breasted Midi Dress - US 8
Located in London, GB
Alessandra Rich Ivory Cotton Tweed Double-Breasted Midi Dress - Signature vintage-inspired cut by Alessandra Rich, referencing 1940's style - Soft, lightly textured ivory tweed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Sacai Teal Velvet Navy Knit Tie Neck Swing Mini Dress - US 00
Located in London, GB
Sacai Teal Velvet Navy Knit Tie Neck Swing Mini Dress - Swing style short dress crafted from deep teal velvet, with navy chunky knit collar and long sleeves - Pull on style, wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Missoni Black Knitted White Wave Pattern Sleeveless Dress
Located in London, GB
Missoni Black Knitted White Wave Pattern Sleeveless Dress -Black and white wave pattern knitted slip-on skater dress -Features a round neck, black slip dress underneath - Slee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

MaxMara Stone Poplin Cotton Wrap Trench Dress
Located in London, GB
MaxMara Stone Poplin Cotton Wrap Trench Dress - Cotton poplin trench-style wrap dress - Collared, wrap front, with single popper closure - Self-tie waist belt - Gold-tone hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980s Jeanette Kastenberg Gold Sequins + Black Lace Vintage 80s Dress Sz Medium
Located in San Diego, CA
Pretty vintage 80s ( 1985 to be exact ) JEANETTE KASTENBERG gold sequin cocktail dress with attached black lace overlay. Kastenberg’s collaboration with the St. Martin fashion line c...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Tibi Dark Blue Midi Silk Dress with Sheer Back - Size US 4
By Tibi
Located in London, GB
Tibi Dark Blue Midi Silk Dress with Sheer Back -Long sleeve minimal classic design -Sheer panel to the back -Beautiful deep blue color -Luxurious silk fabrics -Completely silk ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Knit Ruffled Dress - Size Large
Located in London, GB
Valentino Black Knit Dress - High neck sleeveless dress - Open scoop back - Ruffle details - Asymmetric ruffled hem - 80% Viscose, 15% Polyester, 5% Polyamide Approx: Measurement...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace Silk Patchwork Print Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous silk dress from Gianni Versace in a compilation patchwork of some of his most notable colorful prints including scrolls, feathers and flowers. It is sleeveless and has a ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Lanvin Turquoise One-Shoulder Silk Dress - Size US 6
Located in London, GB
Lanvin Turquoise One-Shoulder Silk Dress - Turquoise, lightweight, silk dress - One-shoulder - Left self-tie shoulder strap - Elasticated drawstring waist - Midi length - 100% silk...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Garavani 2008 Documented Black Silk Crepe Evening Dress w Satin Bow
Located in Portland, OR
This is a wonderful 2008 Valentino evening dress that is the epitome of elegance and refinement. This dress is from Valentino's last year as a designer at the label. We love dresses ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Max Mara Yellow Printed Belted Cotton Midi Shirt Dress US10
Located in London, GB
Max Mara Yellow Printed Belted Cotton Midi Shirt Dress - Yellow printed design - Lightweight cotton - Classic shirt silhouette - Pointed collar - Gold buttoned cuffs - Printed t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Red Silk Beaded 1990s Evening Dress w Rhinestones & Pearls
Located in Portland, OR
This is a stunning unlabeled vintage red silk chiffon evening dress with red satin lining. This 1920's inspired dress is beaded with silver and clear beads throughout and the bodice ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 2005 Versace Couture Runway Hot Pink Beaded Stretch Silk High-Low Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An absolutely gorgeous spring-summer 2005 Versace runway documented hot-pink gown that originally retailed for over $20,000. Versace is one of the world's leading international fashi...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Lanvin by Alber Elbaz Ruched Green One Shoulder Mini Dress from Spring 2012
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Lanvin by Alber Elbaz Ruched Green One Shoulder Mini Dress from Spring 2012. So beautiful, much prettier in person. This is exquisite. Size 42, there is a lot of stretch in this abr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

90s Dolce & Gabbana black mini strapless stretch dress
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Dolce & Gabbana black narrow-ribbed elasticated viscose mini strapless dress with neck crossed bands. Size: M Flat measurements Height: 55 cm Weist: 28 cm Hips: 32 cm Product code...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960’s Peach Crepe Full Length Couture Dress with Beaded Bodice
Located in London, GB
This enchanting 1960s peach silk crepe couture evening gown with beaded bodice is a beautifully elegant piece that we attribute to either Hardy Amies or Norman Hartnell. I have han...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Blush Pink Silk Dress w/ Sequins & Beaded With Bugle Beads & Pearls
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely pale peachy pink silk dress with mirrored bugle beads, silver sequins and pearls. The dress has long sleeves, a back zipper, and is fully lined in pink rayon. The ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Zimmermann Cutout Ruffled Plisse Organza Mini Dress
Located in London, GB
Zimmermann's dress has elegant ruffled hems that beautifully falls voluminous silhouette which is reinforced to hold its bouncy shape, cut from plisse-organza, it has delicate cutout...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Donna Karan Vintage Silver Sequin Backless Cashmere Cocktail Dress
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Donna Karan Vintage Silver Sequin Backless Halter Cashmere Cocktail Dress This is so pretty. There is a lot of stretch. Size P Bust 34" Waist 27" Hips 37" Length 48" Excellent pr...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Saint Laurent Metallic Black Floral Fil Coupe Silk Dress
Located in London, GB
Saint Laurent Metallic Black Floral Fil Coupe Silk Dress - Delicate black floral fil coupe chiffon with a metallic thread running throughout - Draped bodice hung from shoestring...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Hanae Mori 1970's Rose Chiffon Two-Piece Gown
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Hanae Mori is an iconic and very popular Japanese clothing designer. She is includes in one of only two Japanese women to have brought their collections to the runways of Paris and N...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Georgia Alice Silver Metallic Lame Mini Dress - Size US 10
Located in London, GB
Georgia Alice Silver Metallic Lame Mini Dress - Full sleeved mini dress - Silver lame fabric - Ruched body - Flared bell sleeves - Fluted hem - Figure hugging design - Concealed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

CECILIE BAHNSEN Runway white blue yellow floral embroidery sheer puff dress XS
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CECILIE BAHNSEN Runway white blue yellow floral embroidery sheer puff dress XS Reference: LNKO/A01848 Brand: Cecilie Bahnsen Designer: Cecilie Bahnsen Collection: Fall/Winter 2019 Ru...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 1998 Gucci by Tom Ford 'G' Logo Buckle Racerback Knit Dress Black
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a beautiful knit racerback Gucci mini dress, designed by Tom Ford. From the Spring/Summer 1998 collection, this dress features a high neckline, racerback, and a...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990s Vintage Escada Couture 3pc Silver Lurex Evening Skirt Pants & Jacket
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible vintage Escada Couture evening ensemble includes a long pleated skirt in black and silver horizontal stripes and a pair of pants and a jacket top in a textured silver...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Erdem Black Silk and Floral Pattern Evening Dress Size 8
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Edem Black Silk and Floral Pattern Evening Dress Size 8 Product details: Size US8, UK12 Strapless neck line cut Midi length Pink and green flowers embroidery detail Size zipper and...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Marjon Couture Mauve Purple Silk Reverse-Halter Pleated Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A gorgeous mid-century formal gown by the Marjon Couture London fashion house. The fabric used is of the highest quality; shimmering light-weight mauve purple lined silk. The bodice ...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Runway Documented Gucci Spring/Summer 2007 Black Silk Purple & Orange Dress
Located in London, GB
Super Gucci spring/summer 2007 but 60s inspired mini dress from Frida Giannini. This is the exact dress which was look eight of the runway show which saw the designer move away, in ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Paul Gaultier pink dress
Located in Capri, IT
Jean Paul Gaultier pink dress size 38
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Ralph & Russo Embellished Silk Crepe De Chine Mini Dress
Located in London, GB
This custom made Ralph & Russo dress has been made with layers of beads and cut with a v-neckline and thigh-grazing hem, the light crepe de chine gently clings to your frame. Metalli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bruce Oldfield Silk Cocktail Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic cocktail dress by British designer Bruce Oldfield. The dress is in a pale lilac/ silver silk, and is fully lined. The dress has an interesting t detail at the back and a diama...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black asymmetrical silk velvet cocktail dress with oversize taffetas sleeves
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black asymmetrical silk velvet cocktail dress with oversize taffetas sleeves and rhinestone buttons. Probably Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1993
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black Waxed Satin Trapèze Bolero & Skirt by Vatan Couture France Circa 1960
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1958 - 1962 France Amazing Japanese skirt and bolero set in black waxed satin from the House of M.A Vatan in Dijon dating from the early 1960s. Loose bolero with small office...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Saint Laurent Runway Neon Orange Long Sleeve Plunging V-Neck Mini Dress Size 36
Located in Paradise Island, BS
Saint Laurent Runway Neon Orange Long Sleeve Plunging V-Neck Mini Dress As seen on the Winter 2019 Runway, this neon orange deep V-neck mini dress from Saint Laurent featuring a plu...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Osman Ariana Navy Linen Embroidered Shirt Dress
Located in London, GB
Osman Ariana Navy Linen Embroidered Shirt Dress - Navy line shirt dress with front button up closure, pointed collar - Intricate gold-tone embroidery on the wide sleeves - Sel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Max Mara Black Pussy Bow Cap Sleeve Midi Dress - Size US4
Located in London, GB
Max Mara - Black sleeveless midi dress - high neck - contrasting satin top - polyester skirt - self tie neck detail - button up neck with keyhole cut out - zip up fastening on t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emilio Pucci Vintage 1960's Silk Jersey Dress from Saks Fifth Avenue
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Emilio Pucci Charming Vintage 1960's Silk Jersey Day Dress from Saks Fifth Ave So pretty , please use the zoom feature to see details. Size 12 vintage is like 6 today Bust 38" Waist ...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

2005 Prada Spring Ready-to-Wear Red Taffeta Cocktail Dress With Apron
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Babydoll style Prada bright red silk taffeta cocktail dress from the 2005 Spring ready-to-wear collection. The U shape bust line is meant to show off cleavage while the empire waistl...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana Mini Dress with Cut Out c. 2000s
Located in Austin, TX
2000s Dolce & Gabbana mini dress black and brown with cut out silk condition: Excellent 26" bust, 25" waist, 23" hips, 30.5" length sz US4 / IT40
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

A French Pierre Balmain Printed Silk Dress, Circa 1980
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1980 France Pierre Balmain summer dress in blue silk with polka dots in shades of yellow, pink white and black. Round neck, short kimono sleeves, tightened dress at the waist,...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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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1940s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage and Designer Evening Dresses and Gowns

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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