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1960s Vintage Black Nude Illusion Beaded Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Vintage black nude illusion cocktail dress with jet black beadwork along the bust. Details: Fully Lined Rear Metal + Hook Zip Closure Estimated Size: S-M Color: Black with ...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Black Flocked Velvet Nude Illusion Party Dress, 1950's
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pretty in pink and fabulous in flocked! This 1950's party dress is a layered combination of pale ballerina pink lining with a coordinating sheer black and pink flocked floral fabric...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Travilla Vintage Metallic Hand Painted Flowers Nude Illusion Dress
By Travilla
Located in Sparks, NV
Phenomenal vintage dress by William Travilla with a hand painted floral design. Sheer black mesh bell sleeves and nude illusion upper. *Please note: There is a very tiny break in ...
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1980s Shift Cocktail Dresses

Patricia Saunders Custom Vintage Silk + Nude Illusion Lace Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning custom made formal dress with a Spanish flare by Patricia Saunders. Couture hand stitched detailing with the highest quality fabric and craftsmanship. Gorgeous pr...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990S TADASHI Nylon/Spandex Mesh Plunging Neckline Nude Illusion Gown
By Tadashi Shoji
Located in New York, NY
1990S TADASHI Nylon/Spandex Mesh Plunging Neckline Nude Illusion Gown
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1990s Formal Gowns

Edith Flagg Vintage 1960s Nude Illusion Silk + Lace Cocktail Dress
By Edith Flagg
Located in Sparks, NV
Elegant vintage cocktail dress by California designer Edith Flagg. Nude silk with chantilly lace bustline. Details: Fully Lined Back Metal Zip and Hook Closure Marked Size: N...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Lillie Rubin Black Jersey Nude Illusion Maxi Evening Dress, C.1970
By Lillie Rubin
Located in Atlanta, GA
Get a sweet but not so innocent look with this black jersey maxi dress from Lillie Rubin's Collection 700 label C.1970. The youthful style emphasizes curves with an empire construct...
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1970s Maxi Dress

Vintage 1950's 50s Black Lace Nude Illusion Bombshell Wiggle Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
The perfect little black dress! Tiny nipped waist, V-neckline, and nude illusion peek-a-boo lace accents on the bodice. Short sleeves and hourglass silhouette. Rear metal zip closure...
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1950s Evening Dresses

Incredible 1970s Mr. Blackwell Vintage Nude Illusion Sequin Couture Black Gown
By Mr. Blackwell
Located in Chicago, IL
Absolutely incredible RARE 70s MR. BLACKWELL black vintage full length dress! Nude Illusion bodice, with strategically hand-sewn sequins, to cover just the right amount. Full black j...
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1970s Evening Gowns

1960s Sandra Sage Vintage Cream Nude Illusion Lace + Silk Chiffon Dress
By Sandra Sage
Located in Sparks, NV
Delicate creamy silk chiffon dress with a sheer blush lace bodice, long sleeves and a deep-V nude illusion lining by Sandra Sage. Partially lined with rear metal zip and hook closure...
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1960s Wedding Dresses

Exceptional 1960s 60s Black French Lace Nude Illusion Sequin Babydoll Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Such a stunning vintage 1960s Babydoll cocktail dress! Black French lace, covered with black sequins. Beautiful scalloped hems, with layers of nude silk under. Zips up the back, with...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Chic 1950s Black French Lace Nude Illusion Vintage 50s Silk Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic 1950s black French lace cocktail dress! Features luxurious black French lace, with a fitted bodice and flattering forgiving skirt. Full metal zipper with hook-and-eye closure. C...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

1990S ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Blood Red Acetate Jersey Nude Illusion Paneled Dress Fr
By Alexander McQueen
Located in New York, NY
1990S ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Blood Red Acetate Jersey Nude Illusion Paneled Dress From "The Hunger" 1996
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1990s CD GREENE Black Nude Illusion Sparkle Glitter Vintage 90s 3/4 Sleeve Dress
By CD GREENE
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy 90s CD GREENE for Bergdorf Goodman black + nude illusion rayon jersey sparkle glitter 3/4 sleeve bodycon dress! Greene has been a celebrity go-to for decades. He is known for hi...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1950s Suzy Perette Black Silk Chiffon Nude Illusion Couture Vintage 50s Dress
By Suzy Perette
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible 1950s SUZY PERETTE black silk chiffon nude illusion couture tiered cocktail dress! Features a black strapless bodice with a sheer chiffon overlay. Three tiers of soft luxu...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

1990s Sexy Black Beaded Sequin Nude Illusion Size 6 Vintage 90s Bodycon Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy 1990s black beaded bodcon nude illusion mini dress! Features a fully beaded fitted corset bodice, with thousands of hand-sewn black beads throughout the front and back. Black sh...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1930's Couture Ivory Lace Nude Illusion Backless Bias-Cut Gown & Jacket
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A breathtaking ivory white lace gown ensemble from the 1930's era of "Old Hollywood" glamour. At first glance, the attached nude silk under-slip gives the clever seductive illusion t...
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1930s Wedding Dresses

1950s Turquoise Blue Silk Chiffon Nude Illusion Fit n' Flare Vintage 50s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful 1950s turquoise blue nude illusion silk chiffon fit and flare cocktail dress! Vibrant turquoise blue color. Fitted bodice with a taffeta underlay and chiffon overlay. Full ...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Bob Mackie Size 12 Black Nude Illusion Sequin Beaded Little Black Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic vintage BOB MACKIE 1980s / 80s nude illusion little black dress! Incredible body huggin fit. Tailored bodice with sleek tailored long sleeves. Cut-outs above the bust and should...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1960s Kiki Hart Navy Blue Silk Chiffon Nude Illusion Belted Bow Ruffle Dress
By Kiki Hart
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic vintage 60s dress from hard to find designer KIKI HART! Beautiful navy blue silk chiffon, with impeccable demi-couture construction! High collar with a nude illusion dip front b...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

1960s Vintage Brown + Black Nude Illusion Chantilly Lace Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Vintage from the 1960s Hand Done Chantilly Lace Partially Lined in Brown Back Metal Zip, Hook and Button Closure Marked Size: Not Marked Estimated Size: Small-Medium Color: Bla...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Peggy Hunt 40s Bandage/ Nude Illusion Dress
By Peggy Hunt
Located in San Francisco, CA
This is a wonderful 1940s gown from Peggy Hunt! With nude illusion panels it seems to be made from bandage wrapped rayon strips! Lovely drop cap sleeves and weighted front drape de...
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1940s Evening Gowns

Sarmi 1960s Vintage Black Nude Illusion Lace + Silk Dress
By Sarmi, Ferdinando Sarmi
Located in Sparks, NV
Incredible 1960s Victorian-inspired black lace dress by Ferdinando Sarmi. Nude illusion and sheer silk panels and lace ruffle trim. Couture construction with hand stitched details th...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1998 Chanel Nude-Illusion Logo Lace Hourglass Evening Dress
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This breathtaking 1994 nude-illusion gown is a perfect example of why this couture brand has...
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1990s Evening Dresses

1990's Oscar de le Renta Strapless Nude-Illusion Sculpted Gown
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Oscar de la Renta is one of the world's leading fashion designers. Trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960's as one of the c...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Tadashi Shoji Vintage Hunter Green Nude Illusion Rhinestone Jumpsuit Catsuit
By Tadashi Shoji
Located in Chicago, IL
Spectacular vintage TADASHI SHOJI hunter forest green stretch jersey jumpsuit! Rich deep green color, which a sexy BodyCon fit. Nude Illusion semi sheer above the bust. Hundreds of s...
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1980s Catsuits

Sexy Vintage Bob Mackie Nude - Illusion Plunging Rhinestone Black Dress LBD
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexiest vintage BOB MACKIE little black dress! Features a nude-illusion plunging neckline, adorned with hand-sewn sequins, crystal and rhinestones. Halter style, with beaded collar, ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1960s 60s Victor Costa Nude Illusion Scallop Lace Beaded Sheath Dress
By Victor Costa
Located in Sparks, NV
Amazing nude illusion scalloped lace sheath dress with a beaded rhinestone empire waist and rear zip closure. Fully lined. Measurements: Bust: 36" Empire Waist: 28" Hips: 38"...
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1960s Sheath Dresses

Pat Sandler Vintage 1970s 70s Crochet Lace Nude Illusion Wedding Maxi Dress
By Pat Sandler
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning vintage double layered crochet lace maxi dress by Pat Sandler. The bottom layer is in nude jersey and the sheer outer layer in hand crocheted lace. High collar an...
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1970s Wedding Dresses

1950's Peggy Hunt Sheer Nude-Illusion Black Applique Lace Cocktail Party Dress
By Peggy Hunt
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An amazing and highly stylized 1950's cocktail dress by the famous American designer Peggy Hunt. Starting in the 1930's through the early 1960's, she was immensely successful with he...
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1950s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1996 Azzedine Alaia White Nude-Illusion Knit Hourglass Floor Length Gown
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic white patterned knit floor-length documented gown from Azzedine Alaia's 1996 Spring/Summer collection. In the 1980's when most of the fashion world was embracing sharp shoulde...
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1990s Wedding Dresses

1950's Irene Lentz Sheer Black & Nude Lace Illusion Hourglass Fishtail Dress
By Irene Lentz
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Irene Lentz stunned the world in the 1930's, 40's and 50's with her ingeniously constructed, sophisticated, couture-standard garments. After charming Los Angeles society and celestia...
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1950s Evening Dresses

1967 Balenciaga Haute-Couture Ivory Silk & Nude Chiffon Illusion Evening Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stunning ivory dupioni-silk & nude crepe-chiffon evening gown from the 1967 Balenciaga collection. Cristobal Balenciaga began his life's work in fashion at a very young age. It is fa...
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1960s Evening Gowns

Aquazzura Nude Beige PVC and Leather Illusion Studded Sandals Size 38.5
By Aquazzura
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals from Aquazzura are absolutely breathtaking! They are crafted from nude beige leather and styled with studded PVC frontal straps and ankle cuffs. They flaunt zippers on ...
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2010s Heels

1950's Peggy Hunt Nude & Ivory Lace Sheer-Illusion Peplum Cocktail Party Dress
By Peggy Hunt
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An amazing and highly stylized 1950's cocktail dress by the famous American designer Peggy Hunt. Starting in the 1930's through the early 1960's, she was immensely successful with he...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

2011 Oscar de la Renta Black & Nude Sheer-Illusion Silk Applique Party Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Oscar de la Renta is one of the world's leading fashion designers. Trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960's as one of the c...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

ALAIA Vintage AW90 black lace nude lined illusion bodycon mini dress S UK4 UK8
Located in Hong Kong, NT
ALAIA Vintage AW90 black lace nude lined illusion bodycon mini dress S UK4 UK8 AZZEDINE ALAIA VINTAGE FROM THE FALL WINTER 1990 RUNWAY BLACK LACE OVERLAY . NUDE SLEEVELESS LINING . ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Casual Dresses

runway GUCCI TOM FORD SS01 nude mesh corset illusion dress Kate Moss IT42 M
By Gucci
Located in Hong Kong, NT
runway GUCCI TOM FORD SS01 nude mesh corset illusion dress Kate Moss IT42 M GUCCI by TOM FORD FROM THE SPRING SUMMER 2001 RUNWAYBLACK . LONG SLEEVE . MESH DRESS . PLEAT DETAIL AT NE...
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21st Century and Contemporary Casual Dresses

1950s Vintage Flocked Velvet + Glitter Nude Illusion Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous vintage cocktail dress with flocked velvet nude illusion fabric and a full sweep. Multicolor glitter accents. Details: Fully Lined Back Metal Zip and Hook Closure Ma...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

C.1970 Victoria Royal Nude Illusion Beaded Chiffon Evening Dress
By Victoria Royal
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning ... spectacular ... striking ... and truly unforgettable! This ethereal evening dress combines a flesh tone nude illusion look with a heavily beaded Raj style bodice for ul...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Vintage Beaded Black Lace Nude Illusion Bell Bottom Pants
Located in Atlanta, GA
Take cocktail attire to a whole new level with these C.1990 black lace nude illusion pants. The relaxed waist silhouette zips and hooks at the back with an overlay of intricate flor...
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1990s Pants

Valentino Ivory Silk Pant Ensemble With Nude Illusion Back
By Valentino
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modernist chic! This Valentino ivory silk pant ensemble offers the silhouette of a stylish jumpsuit with the effortless ease of a two piece suit. The pullover top zips under one ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trouser Pant Suits

Mignon Black Cut Velvet Nude Illusion Cocktail Dress, 1980's
By Mignon
Located in Atlanta, GA
A black cocktail dress by Anne Marie Gabalis for Mignon in a classic 1980's silhouette including strong shoulders and an emphasized waist. This elegant look is modernized by the com...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1970s Bergdorf Goodman Vintage Crochet Nude Illusion Maxi Dress
By Bergdorf Goodman
Located in Sparks, NV
Incredible 1970s vintage off white hand crochet maxi dress from Bergdorf Goodman. The dress features long sleeves and rear zip closure. The nude slip is a separate piece. We are unsu...
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1970s Wedding Dresses

1960s Nude Illusion Silk Chantilly Lace 2-Piece Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous 2-piece silk chantilly lace cocktail dress and shell top that can be worn together or separately. Beautiful quality lace fabric and construction. Details: Fully Lined ...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Stunning Vintage Silk Chiffon ' Nude Illusion ' Heavily Beaded Custom Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Simply stunning vintage nude illusion heavily beaded silk custom made dress! Layers of nude silk chiffon, with intricate beading detail throughout. Asymmetrical back, that is just so...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Nude Illusion Wiggle Fit Party Dress with Swirling Beaded Appliqué
Located in Chicago, IL
This exceptional, c. 1950s illusion dress has a sexy nude illusion on the bodice. It's constructed from 2 layers of fabric. The sheer, darker flesh colored outer layer is backed by a...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 50s 1950s Nude Illusion Black Lace + Rhinestone Party Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Delicate pink and black lace vintage party dress with studded rhinestone detailing at the bust. Fit and flare shape with a full sweep and matching belt. Metal zip closure. Details...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1950s 50s Nude Illusion Black Lace Full Sweep Party Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous 1950's black full sweep cocktail dress with a nude illusion lace waistband. A harder to find larger size! Details: Fully Lined Back Metal Zip and Hook Closure Estima...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

1960 Werle Nude Illusion & Silver Metallic Floral Ribbon Embroidery Mod Dress
By Werle Beverly Hills
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Werle knee-length Mod cocktail dress with white and silver metallic chenille faux carnations scattered on nude illusion layer over a beige "nude" crepe under dress. Back zipper.
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Donald Brooks Vintage 1960s Black Silk Nude-Illusion Polka Dots Dress
By Donald Brooks
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage silk dress by Donald Brooks. Nude Illusion design with tiny swiss dots, bell sleeves and a front button detail. Flawless! Details: Fully Lined Front Button Cl...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Bob Mackie Black Sequin Nude Illusion Silver Sequin ' Star ' Dress 4 - 6
By Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy vintage BOB MACKIE 1990s / 90s black Avant Garde bodycon dress as seen on MILEY CYRUS ! Tailored body hugging fit, with one nude illusion sleeve that features silver hand-sewn ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1990s Arnold Scaasi Vintage Black Silk Nude Illusion Chantilly Lace Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Incredible vintage 1990s black silk dress by Arnold Scaasi with nude illusion chantilly lace panels and sheer silk chiffon sleeves and back. Partially lined with rear zip and hook cl...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Chic 1940s 40s Navy Blue Crepe + Nude Illusion Vintage Day Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Such a chic vintage 1940s navy blue crepe day dress! Form fitting bodice, with a slight full skirt. Amazing cut-outs above bust, that are lined with nude silk mesh, topped with a spr...
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1940s Cocktail Dresses

Sexy Vintage Bob Mackie Black Silk Jersey ' Nude Illusion ' Beaded Dress / Gown
By Neiman Marcus, Bob Mackie
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy, yet classy vintage BOB MACKIE black silk jersey beaded long sleeve dress! Features a nude illusion curved 'slash,' encrusted with thousands of hand-sewn white seed beads. Knee ...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Arnold Scaasi Vintage 1980s Black Cut Out Leaves Nude Illusion Silk Dress
By Arnold Scaasi, Scaasi Boutique
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous black silk nude illusion dress with cut out leaves by Scaasi Boutique. Fully Lined Back Zip and Hook Closure Label: Scaasi Boutique Estimated Size: M Colors: Black ...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Alaia Unworn with Tags Sheer Balck Mesh Nude Illusion Two-Piece Body Con Dress
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Sparks, NV
Original $3825 tags still attached! Stunning two piece nude illusion black mesh Alaia body con dress in a size 36/XS. The nude piece is very stretchy and very versatile. The black me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Werle for Saks 5th Ave Vintage 1960s 60s Nude Illusion Mint Green Lace Top
By Saks Fifth Avenue, Daniel Werle
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous nude illusion mint green lace top with nude silk lining by Werle for Saks Fifth Ave. Details: Fully Lined Back Metal Zip Closure Marked Size: Not Marked Color: Mint...
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1960s Bodices

Stunning 1950s Lace Illusion Black & Nude Vintage Evening Gown
Located in Chicago, IL
Featuring an incredible vintage 1950s vintage lace illusion gown. Great full skirt, with intricate black lace detailing under nude layers. Attached velvet bow belt, with hook and eye...
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1950s Evening Gowns

Norman Nude Champagne Floral Lace Sheath Illusion Dress With Bow Detailing 1950s
Located in Munich, DE
This sheath dress features a butter cream taffeta underlay and a champagne sheer lace illusion bodice with a bow in matching fabric under the bust. The dress has a scalloped soft sco...
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1950s Sheath Dresses

Nude Illusion For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary nude illusion for your needs in our varied inventory. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Beige, Red and more. You’re likely to find the perfect nude illusion among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Bob Mackie, Peggy Hunt and Oscar De La Renta are often thought to be among the most stylish.

How Much is a Nude Illusion?

The price for a nude illusion starts at $250 and tops out at $4,200, and on average, selling for $738.

Finding the Right Evening Dresses and Gowns for You

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.