Skip to main content

1940s Black Dresses

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
1940s Black Dress with Studded Belt
Located in Alford, MA
Black 1940s dress in a slightly sheer fabric, possibly rayon. The bodice, with short sleeves, has a bolero-like effect and shirring across the top. The gently shirred skirt falls sof...
Category

1940s Day Dresses

1940S Black Silk Bias & Net Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Silk Bias & Net Dress
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940s Black and Cream Floral Rayon Dress
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Black and cream floral printed rayon dress dating from the 1940s. Tiny feminine V neck with a collar and long sleeves. Very wearable today with a pair of white sneakers. Beautiful fa...
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

Vintage 1940s Black Crepe Dress with Leaf Detail
Located in London, GB
This is a charming and chic dress from the 1940's with some great detailing. It's made of a black crepe with nude coloured fabric in the cutout sections. There are black leaf appliqu...
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Dusty Blue, Pink & Black Rayon Crepe Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Dusty Blue, Pink & Black Rayon Crepe Dress
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Black Wool Vamp Style Shirred Skirt Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Wool Vamp Style Shirred Skirt Dress
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Black Rayon Belted Dress With Deco Beaded Shoulders
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Rayon Belted Dress With Deco Beaded Shoulders
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Black Rayon Crepe Shirred Front Dress With Fringe Sleeves
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Rayon Crepe Shirred Front Dress With Fringe Sleeves
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Teal & Black Rayon Crepe Chiffon Hand Smocked Floral Boho Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Teal & Black Rayon Crepe Chiffon Hand Smocked Floral Boho Dress
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Black Sheer Rayon & Silk Lace Fit Flare Dress With Sleeves
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Sheer Rayon & Silk Lace Fit Flare Dress With Sleeves
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Red & Black Organic Cotton Nigerian "Ngozi" Batik Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Red & Black Organic Cotton Nigerian "Ngozi" Batik Dress
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940s Black Crepe and Cotton Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic dress from the 1940s. The bodice is a cotton net like fabric with hand painted flowers and cut out petals. The dress has a sweet hear neckline and short sleeves,and it opens a...
Category

1940s Day Dresses

1940S Black Rayon & Silk Crepe Zipper Front Fringed Bodice Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Rayon & Silk Crepe Zipper Front Fringed Bodice Cocktail Dress
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940s Anita Modes Black Dress with Green Beaded and Appliquéd Purse
By ANITA MODES
Located in Houston, TX
Long black dress with trompe l'oeil beading appears as a purse lying across this gorgeous bodice and sleekly atop the left hip. The beading dazzles in glorious hues of green and blue...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940S Black Rayon Crepe Bow Neck Day Dress With Textured Weave Pockets
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Rayon Crepe Bow Neck Day Dress With Textured Weave Pockets
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Black Rayon Crepe Stripe Applique Dress With All Over Rope Embroidery
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Rayon Crepe Stripe Applique Dress With All Over Rope Embroidery
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940s Multicolor Floral Print Rayon Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 40s Multi color floral print in pink, orange, white and green) silk crepe dress. Fit size: Small / 2 or 4 B: 34” / W: 26”/ H: 34” / Dress Length: 42"
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940S Black Silk Faille Short Sleeved Midi Length Cocktail Dress With Beaded Sh
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Silk Faille Short Sleeved Midi Length Cocktail Dress With Beaded Shooting Stars
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940s Black Crepe Sheath Dress with Multi Color Sequins
By Eisenberg
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless and chic 1940s Eisenberg black crepe sheath dress featuring red, green, pink and purple floral sequins trough out. Both front and back neckline has key hole opening. Side me...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

Beautiful 1940s Black Sequin Crepe Vintage 40s Cocktail Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful 1940s black crepe sequined cocktail dress! Features hundreds of hand-sewn black sequins on the entire front bodice. Free flowy skirt is both flattering and comfortable. Met...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940S Black Silk Faille Long Sleeve Polka Dot Beaded Cocktail Dress Gathered On
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black Silk Faille Long Sleeve Polka Dot Beaded Cocktail Dress Gathered On The Hips
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Salmon Pink & Black Rayon Crepe Medieval Knights Castles Print Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940S Salmon Pink & Black Rayon Crepe Medieval Knights Castles Print Dress
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

Couture c. 1940’s Black Multicolor Floral Glass Bead Embroidered Shift Dress
Located in Thiensville, WI
Couture c. 1940’s Black Multicolor Floral Glass Bead Embroidered Shift Dress Circa: 1940’s Style: Shift dress Color(s): Shades of black (body), blue, pink, purple, and green (bead...
Category

1940s Shift Dresses

1940'S Black Rayon Crepe One Shoulder Draped Peplum Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940'S Black Rayon Crepe One Shoulder Draped Peplum Cocktail Dress
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940'S Black & White Rayon "Roman" Novelty Print Fit Flare Dress
Located in New York, NY
1940'S Black & White Rayon "Roman" Novelty Print Fit Flare Dress
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940s Vintage Black Velvet Cocktail Dress with Collar + 3/4 Cropped Sleeves
Located in Sparks, NV
Flattering vintage 1940s cocktail dress in black velvet with a draped collar and 3/4 length sleeves. Unlined with side metal zip closure. Fits like a modern size small. The bust meas...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940s Pattullo-Jo Copeland silk and wool dress
By Pattullo-Jo Copeland
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1940s black wool and silk satin dress, 3/4 length gusseted raglan sleeves, alternating insets of black wool and silk, with rolled collar neckline. The dress closes at back with a met...
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940'S Black Silk Charmeuse Button Front Couture Detailed Dress From Paris
Located in New York, NY
1940'S Black Silk Charmeuse Button Front Couture Detailed Dress From Paris
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940s Black Crepe Long Sleeve Chic Asymmetrical Peplum Vintage 40s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic 1940s black crepe long sleeve vintage 40s asymmetrical peplum dress! The perfect little black dress that exudes class and style. Flattering side peplum detail, with ruffle at wa...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940s Adrian Magenta and Black Print Dress w Front Slit Diamond Inset and Gather
By Adrian
Located in San Francisco, CA
A stunning 1940s original Adrian design! A magenta and black "heraldry" paneled print crepe dress with sexy right side front slit and diamond shaped inset panel at abdomen, surround...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Brown 1940s Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty dress from the 1940s. The dress has a shawl collar, side zip opening, gathering at the shoulders and two pockets at waist level.
Category

1940s Day Dresses

1940s Gold Lamé Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Gold Lamé Dress. Black braid trim on collar and hips and adorable tassel detail on boat neck collar. Zips up mid back. Glove length sleeves. Original belt included.
Category

1940s Day Dresses

1940s Klafter & Sobel Navy Rayon Floral Crepe Dress with Corsage
Located in London, GB
A Klafter and Sobel navy rayon floral crepe dress from the 1940s with matching waist tie. This dress is versatile as it can be dressed up or down for both evening and day. The pretty...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940’s Monica Black Dress With Cream Guipure Lace Underlay
By Monica
Located in London, GB
This beautiful vintage 1940s black organza dress features a unique guipure lace under layer in soft cream which is visible beneath the sheer fabric of the skirt, a pretty sweetheart ...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940's HOUSE OF WORTH black wool haute couture dress
By House of Worth
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Black felted wool haute couture dress with pleated bodice, shoulder detail and peplum waist designed by the House of Worth dating to the 1940's. Best fits a US 4-6. Approximate measu...
Category

1940s Evening Dresses

1940s Iconic Adrian Original Cubist-Inspired Dress in Green Gray and Black Drape
By Adrian
Located in San Francisco, CA
Here's your chance to own a piece of classic Hollywood design! An iconic 1940s Adrian Original dress: The man who made Joan Crawford's shoulders famous designed this stunning silk ...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

Velvet Contrast Coat Dress with Appliqué Collar, late 1940s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Almost monastic in its simplicity, this unique coat dress maintains its femininity via full length princess seams that accentuate curves and encourage the skirt to swirl around the l...
Category

1940s Princess Cut Dresses

Vintage Blue 1940s Day Dress
Located in London, GB
A pretty blue crepe dress with embroidery detail on the bust area and waist. The fabric is a pretty blue colour with a subtle ribbed detail. It has a button opening at the back , an...
Category

1940s Day Dresses

1940S HOWARD GREER Silk Crepe Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress With Taffeta Bands &
By Howard Greer
Located in New York, NY
1940S HOWARD GREER Silk Crepe Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress With Taffeta Bands & Bows
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940S Silk Chiffon & Fine Chantilly Lace Sleeved Cocktail Dress With Very Full
Located in New York, NY
1940S Silk Chiffon & Fine Chantilly Lace Sleeved Cocktail Dress With Very Full Skirt
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940s Silk Dress with Applique Flowers
Located in Watermill, NY
A fabulous little black silk 1940s dress. It has a V neckline, elbow length sleeves, shoulder pads and a front peplum. The bodice front has 2 large self covered buttons with finely...
Category

1940s Day Dresses

Large Size 1940s Silver Grey and Black Silk + Velvet Flower 40s Vintage Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful 1940s silver and black silk and velvet dress! Little flowers printed throughout. Fitted bodice, with a forgiving full skirt. Black silk velvet portrait collar, with 13 blac...
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940’s Black and Floral Peplum Shirt Rayon Tea Dress
Located in London, GB
A fantastic original unlabelled 1940’s day dress in black rayon with a pretty pink rose print. Incredibly versatile this piece features long sleeves, a peplum from the waist and but...
Category

1940s Day Dresses

Vintage 1940s Black & White Stripe Tea Dress
Located in London, GB
A fun and easy to wear black and white stripe dress from the late 1940s or early 1950s. The dress has a v neck with triangular collar and zip front with bow detail. It has short slee...
Category

1940s Tea Gowns

1940S Black & Gold Rayon Taffeta Ball Gown With Hand Embroidered Hem Bodice
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black & Gold Rayon Taffeta Ball Gown With Hand Embroidered Hem Bodice
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

Eisenberg Originals Beaded Lace Panel Dress 1940s
By Eisenberg Originals
Located in Watermill, NY
A beautiful black silk 1940s dress by Eisenberg Originals. It has a crew neckline, long sleeves and a stunning richly detailed glass seed beads lace insert across the chest and along...
Category

1940s Day Dresses

1940s Day Dress with Novelty Button Trim
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Day Dress with Novelty Button Trim. Vertical strip bodice with gathered bust, contrast brown skirt. Velvet trim on collar and breast pocket. Button trim on pockets and sleeves.
Category

1940s Day Dresses

40s Black Crepe Dress w/ Beaded Butterflies
Located in San Francisco, CA
40s Black Crepe Dress w/ Beaded Butterflies. Front crossover detail, buckles in back. Side zip closure.
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940'S Navy Blue Rayon Crepe Dress With Embroidered Sheer Back
Located in New York, NY
1940'S Navy Blue Rayon Crepe Dress With Embroidered Sheer Back
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

Ottoman Crochet and Crêpe Day Dress with Eisenhower Bodice, 1940
Located in Tucson, AZ
The perfect blend of bohemian and traditional, this liquid shirt dress combines a bright hand-crocheted placket, cuffs and collar with a modest silhouette, somber color and upright E...
Category

1940s Informal Dresses

Vintage 1940's Jeanne Lanvin Haute-Couture Black Lace Strapless Asymmetric Dress
By Jeanne Lanvin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Jeanne Lanvin haute couture black Chantilly-lace dress dating back to the mid 1940's. Lanvin was recognized for her innovative approach to fashion as well as for her fin...
Category

1940s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Striking 1970s Does 1940s Purple & Red Velvet Tie-Dye Boho Dress
Located in London, GB
Beautiful vintage early 1970s dress in deep purple with bold orange/red tie-dye pattern on the front of the bodice and around the hem. This dress has a very 1940s feel to it with a ...
Category

1970s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1940's Novelty Fish Print Black and Pink Cotton Halter Dress with Bolero
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
With its vibrant swimming fish novelty print and flawless styling, this Margaret Newman designer dress ensemble has the casual elegance the 1940's were known for. The fully-boned swe...
Category

1940s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Flowered Dress With Removable Skirt, circa 1940
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1930 or 1950 France Unlabelled dress very good manufacturing, high-quality garment, chiffon flowers on green background. Short sleeves. Scarf neck can be tied. Fine pleated s...
Category

1950s Casual Dresses

40s Black and Blue Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
40s Black and Blue Dress
Category

1940s Aesthetic Day Dresses

50s Black Ruffle Day Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Ruffle Day Dress. Unlined, side zip closure,
Category

1940s Aesthetic Day Dresses

1940S NORMAN ORIGINAL Peach Silk Faille & Black Chantilly Lace Tiered Cocktail
Located in New York, NY
1940S NORMAN ORIGINAL Peach Silk Faille & Black Chantilly Lace Tiered Cocktail Dress
Category

1940s Cocktail Dresses

1940's Designer Sheer Back Dress
Located in Watermill, NY
A great black 1940's dress with a black sheer covered cutout back surrounded by scrolls. It has a ruched V neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and a rounded dropped fitted waist. The skir...
Category

1940s Day Dresses

1940S Black & Rusty Orange Printed Cotton Summer Gown With Great Fullness Towar
Located in New York, NY
1940S Black & Rusty Orange Printed Cotton Summer Gown With Great Fullness Towards The Back
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

1940'S Black & Red Nylon Jersey Low Cut Wrap Front Negligee
Located in New York, NY
1940'S Black & Red Nylon Jersey Low Cut Wrap Front Negligee
Category

1940s Casual Dresses

Questions About 1940s Black Dresses
Prices for most 1940s black dresses on 1stdibs are negotiable. You’ll see a "Make an Offer" button on the item details page, indicating that the seller is willing to consider a lower price. It’s not uncommon for customers to get 15–25% off the list price after negotiating. See our tips for negotiating like a pro.
Only experienced, professional sellers who have applied and been thoroughly vetted by our team of experts can sell 1940s black dresses and other quality items on our site. Learn more about becoming a 1stdibs seller.
The 1stdibs Buyer Protection Guarantee provides coverage for qualified purchases in the unlikely event that the item arrives not as described or is damaged. We’ll work with you and the seller to find a resolution, ensuring your satisfaction. View details
We have partnerships with the world's best shipping providers to facilitate seamless and fully-insured delivery from the seller's location directly to you, wherever you are in the world. Our logistics team is comprised of dedicated members who arrange all the details with our partners, servicing and supporting all shipments. Learn more about shipping on 1stdibs.
For your convenience, we offer multiple payment methods, including all major credit cards and PayPal. For many purchases we also offer financing options or wire transfer. Learn more about payment options on 1stdibs.