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Thierry Mugler Black Velvet Strapless Gown
Located in Pasadena, CA
This museum worthy dress by Thierry Mugler has the iconic bustier style top. Signs of wear inside with boning coming out in one area and a few signs of wear on the inside lining. Out...
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1980s Day Dresses

Vintage 1990 Thierry Mugler Couture Documented Rainbow Bodycon Cut-Out Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic 1990 Thierry Mugler Couture documented rainbow swirl dress in the most flattering body-con shape. This legendary French fashion designer is known for bold fashion and edgy, so...
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1990s Day Dresses

Vintage 2001 Christian Dior by John Galliano Gold Lace & Pink Silk Bias-Cut Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Christian Dior metallic gold lace and mauve pink silk chiffon bias-cut gown. Dior is probably the best known name in high fashion since the late 1940's. This stunning Ch...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Michael Kors Gold Jersey Gown with Rhinestones
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful 2000s Michael Kors light yellow strapless Jersey gown with iridescent rhinestones. Size: Small Measurement: Bust: 32” / Waist: can stretch up to 28” / Hip: can stretch up...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Dolce and Gabbana 2004 White Beaded Rhinestones Flapper Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare 2004 Dolce and Gabbana White Spaghetti Strap Beaded Rhinestones Dress with tassel beads. Flapper Dress. Dress is heavy. Fit best for size 0/2 US size. ( model measurement: 32 i...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Tom Ford Yves Saint Laurent Chinese Dragon Dress
Located in Pasadena, CA
This rare 2004 silk two-piece dress if from the Tom Ford era of Yves Saint Laurent. Two small spots on the skirt on the teal gauze area near waist band. Measurements: Internal snap i...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Classic 1980’s Halston Red Jersey Caftan / Maxi Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Simple, sexy and small splash of detail: all the components within a classic Halston piece. This Kaftan's cut features a deep v neck and loose sleeves that fall just right on the w...
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1980s Day Dresses

Gianfranco Ferre Coral silk cocktail Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
2000s Gianfranco Ferre Coral cocktail dress with large rosette. Size : Medium- Large Bust: 42”/ Waist: 39”/ Hip” 39”/ Dress length: 36”
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Vintage 1966 Arnold Scaasi Couture For Mitzi Gaynor Beaded Strapless Gown & Cape
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An important and absolutely gorgeous Arnold Scaasi custom-made gown ensemble for Mitzi Gaynor, worn to the 1966 Academy Awards. Scaasi started his career designing for Charles James ...
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1960s Day Dresses

Leonard Paris Silk Jersey Draped Bodice Slip Dress
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Leonard Paris silk jersey draped bodice slip dress. Resort dress perfect for cocktails or dinner on the patio. Spaghetti strap dress with a draped bodice front, the back is scooped a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Long Sleeved Dress
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Adorable grey mock turtleneck long-sleeved cotton dress, with delightful striping encircling one shoulder, comes to you from vintage Jean Paul Gaultier.
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1980s Day Dresses

Eaton Mod Coat/Dress Made in France, 1960s
Located in Port Hope, ON
This wool shift coat/dress was carried by Eaton's Chelsea Place Room and was designed and manufactured in France, Although there is no designer label, it is reminiscent of Cardin and...
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1960s Day Dresses

1970s Gay Gibson Trompe L’Oeil Lace Print Yellow Cotton Voile 70s Maxi Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic early 1970s GAY GIBSON yellow cotton voile vintage trompe l’oeil lace and flower print lightweight long sleeve belted maxi dress ! Features the perfect vibrant marigold yellow c...
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1970s Day Dresses

Vintage Bill Blass Size 6 Black and White Gingham 1980s Silk Taffeta 80s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful late 80s BILL BLASS Size 6 black and white gingham silk taffeta dress with hot pink bows. Fit and flare style with a boned tailored bodice and full forgiving skirt. Hidden ...
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1980s Day Dresses

Emilio Pucci Bolero and skirt set, Circa 1970s
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970 - 1980 Italy Bolero and skirt set Emilio Pucci from the 70s / 80s. Brassière bolero in stretch lycra cotton. V neckline, the bolero crosses in front to tie with the belt...
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1970s Day Dresses

Vintage Valentino Dress & Jacket Ensemble W/ Belt in Gray Abstract Stripes
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible vintage early 1980's Valentino outfit includes a wonderful day dress with an attached double breasted short jacket, and a terrific one size open front jacket with the...
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1980s Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Long Sleeved Dress
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Adorable grey mock turtleneck long-sleeved cotton dress, with delightful striping encircling one shoulder, comes to you from vintage Jean Paul Gaultier.
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1980s Day Dresses

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

Chanel Multi-Colored Tweed Short Sleeve Dress Spring Summer 2015
Located in Portland, OR
This is an incredible multi-colored tweed Chanel structured short sleeve dress. The colors in the tweed consist of: metallic blue, purple. teal, green, yellow, cream, and brown. The ...
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2010s Day Dresses

Gianni Versace Colorful Dress and Jacket A/W 1991
Located in Water Mill, NY
A brightly colored abstract pattern light weight wool dress and jacket set from Gianni Versace in blue, red, purple, green, yellow and black. The dress is semi fitted with a crew nec...
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1990s Day Dresses

Gianni Versace Fall 1997 Runway Vintage Black Pink & Chartreuse Green Knit Dress
Located in Portland, OR
Gianni Versace Couture Fall/Winter 1997 vintage black wool blend knit sleeveless dress with pink and chartreuse design at bustline. Fully lined, the dress closes with a back zipper a...
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1990s Day Dresses

Pierre Balmain 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 Day Dresses

1960s Rodrigues New W Tags Vintage Orange Red Silk Dress w Keyhole Opening
Located in Portland, OR
This is a gorgeous dead stock vintage dress by Rodrigues from the 1960's! This fun, sleeveless dress is in a fiery red/orange raw silk with a button closure at the neck. The dress h...
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1960s Day Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Little Jewelry Black Dress, circa 2005
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2005 France Small black dress with boat neckline applied of jewelry of the Milanese designer Dolce Gabbana and dating from 2000/2010. Black jersey in stretch. Neckline and sho...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

A French Babani Couture Embroidered Satin Kaftan Circa 1920
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1910/1920 Asian production for Fashion in France A Rare Collectible Party or Evening kaftan kimono in green silk satin of the famous Parisian House Babani from 1920s. Kimono c...
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1910s Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 1999 Runway Vintage Floral Semi-Sheer Off Shoulder Dress
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique S/S 1999 Runway Vintage Floral Semi-Sheer Off Shoulder Dress Please note size tag is missing. Due to stretch this dress will fit size XS-M.
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1990s Day Dresses

Vintage 1930's Couture Black Lace Flutter Velvet Bow Tiered Swirl Bias-Cut Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Undiminished by time, this mid 1930's black lace couture gown still casts its magical spell. This exceptional French beauty is fashioned in the highest quality black floral patterned...
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1930s Day Dresses

Zandra Rhodes Smocked printed Silk Tunic Dress
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Zandra Rhodes elastic smocked printed silk tunic dress from the 1990s. Ruffle edge elastic neckline can be worn up or off the shoulder, the raglan sleeves have elastic in bands that ...
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1990s Day Dresses

Vintage 1975 Bill Gibb Documented Beaded White Jersey Draped Goddess Caftan Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Ethereal Bill Gibb of London documented designer maxi dress dating back to the mid-1970's. His pieces are very collectible and found in museum's around the globe. Bill Gibb, a forgot...
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1970s Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil Vintage Japanese Koi Fish Mesh Bodycon Maxi Dress
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil Vintage Japanese Koi Fish Mesh Bodycon Maxi Dress Size S Please note the size tag has been removed.
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20th Century Day Dresses

MSGN Milano Red & White Zebra Print Dress NWT
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
MSGN Milano red & white zebra print cotton blend dress unworn with tags. Jewel neckline, sleeveless dress with a center shirred seam front, the full skirt sits just below the natural...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Temperley London Black & Tan Intarsia Symbols Knit Sweater Dress
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Temperley London black & tan intarsia symbols knit sweater dress. Pull on dress has a jewel neckline, long sleeves and tapered fit. Unlined, finished interior seams. Marked size Larg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil Logo Semi-Sheer Bodycon Mesh Maxi Dress
Located in Totowa, NJ
Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil Logo Semi-Sheer Bodycon Mesh Maxi Skirt Dress IT 44 Please note this piece is very versatile and it could be worn as a strapless dress or a maxi skirt as s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Leonard Paris Floral Silk Jersey Dress & Belt 1980s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Leonard Paris floral silk jersey dress & belt from the 1980s. Floral silk jersey long sleeve dress with on seam side pockets and the original self belt with gold metal logo tabs. Min...
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1980s Day Dresses

Altuzarra Black & White Sleeveless Silk Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black and white sleeveless silk dress by Altuzarra. Lace trim throughout. V-neck. Zip closure at back. Designer size 42. 36" bust, 30" waist, 49" length. Condition: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Lanvin Dress or Coat in Indigo Blue Linen w/ Exposed Seams & Raw Hem Alber Elbaz
Located in Portland, OR
This is a great " inside out " dress from Lanvin with exposed seams, unfinished hem, and metal zippers. The fabric is a deep dark indigo blue linen and the dress has 4 zip front poc...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

90s Romeo Gigli Off shoulder Crinkle Crepe Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
90s Romeo Gigli off shoulder light mocha or very light pale pink with thin strap. Size : 6 Bust :36” / ribcage :28”/ Waist:30”/ Hip: 38” Armhole : 5” / Dress length : 46”
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1990s Day Dresses

90s Gianfranco Ferre Light Brown Strapless Mini cocktail Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Gianfranco Ferre Light Brown Knit mini strapless dress with leather trimming. Dress has built in bra. Perfect for cocktail party. Size : Small Bust : 32” / Waist : 28” / ...
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1990s Day Dresses

Gianni Versace Ruched Silk Gown 1990s
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous brown silk gown from Gianni Versace Couture. It has a plunging V neckline with spaghetti straps, ruched panels over the bust and another around the waist and hips. The ski...
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1990s Day Dresses

1950s Claire McCardell Blue Silk Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Late 50s Claire McCardell Blue Silk Dress with 3/4 sleeves. Fit size: Small/ 4 Bust : 36”/ Waist :26” / Dress Length : 48 with 2” hem **small faint light discoloration on shoulde...
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1950s Day Dresses

ETRO beige silk FLORAL STRIPE Long Sleeve Shift Dress 42 M
By Etro
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Etro long sleeve dress in beige, green, burgundy and blue silk (38%), viscose (35%) and wool (27%). Embellished with floral stripe prints and a round split neck. Opens...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Gucci Orange & Multicolor Silk Seashell Print Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Orange and multicolor silk seashell print dress by Gucci. Short puff sleeves. V-neck featuring pussybow accent. Designer size 42. 36" bust, 39" waist, 39.5" length. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

ETRO orange wool PRINTED Long Sleeve MIDI KNIT Shift Dress 42 M
By Etro
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Etro knit midi dress in magenta, salmon, beige, mauve, sage, and burnt orange wool (67%), nylon (22%), and elastane (11%). With long sleeves, pleated low v neck and em...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Prada Light Yellow Short Sleeve Pleated Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Light yellow short sleeve pleated dress by Prada. Crew neck. Elasticized waist. Keyhole at nape featuring button closure. 34" bust, 32" waist, 36" length. Condition:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

ETRO maroon brown FLORAL VELVET TURTLENECK Dress 40 S
By Etro
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Etro floral jersey dress in maroon, rust, petrol, and taupe cotton blend (assumed as tag is missing). With turtleneck, long sleeves, and figure-hugging gathered side s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

ETRO white yellow green silk STRIPED WIDE SLEEVELESS MAXI Dress 42 M
By Etro
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Etro sleeveless maxi-dress in white, indigo, black, mustard, and green silk (100%). With v neck, v back, and deep pleat on the front. Lined in semi-sheer military gre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

ETRO beige ochre silk chiffon 2016 PAISLEY MAXI Dress 40 S
By Etro
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Etro SS'16 ruffled paisley maxi dress in beige, tan, ochre, red, sky blue, and green silk chiffon (100%). With drawstring around the neck and smocked waist. Sleeves sl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

ETRO multicolor viscose PAISLEY 3/4 SLEEVE WRAP Dress 44 L
By Etro
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Etro 3/4-sleeve paisley wrap dress in raspberry, pale rose, terracotta, charcoal, sage, off-white, and pink viscose (85%), elastane (8%), and cashmere (7%). Unlined. H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Geoffrey Beene Black & White Gingham Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black and white gingham cap sleeve dress by Geoffrey Beene. Crew neck. Polka dot lace panel detailing at front bodice. Gathering at waist. Zip closure at bac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Geoffrey Beene Black & Gold Long Sleeve Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black and gold long sleeve dress by Geoffrey Beene. Crew neck. Belt accent at waist. Button closures at front. 36" bust, 30" waist, 40.5" length. Condition: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

ETRO pink purple PAISLEY CAP SLEEVE Dress 44 L
By Etro
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Etro paisley print dress in rose, purple, black, yellow, white, and petrol jersey fabric (missing tag). With V neck and cap sleeves. Unlined. Has been worn and is in e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

ETRO forest green purple silk wool SHORT SLEEVE Dress 46 XL
By Etro
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Etro short-sleeve dress in dark forest green, violet, sand, black, and red silk (55%) and wool (45%). With pleats on the front and back of the top, as well as box plea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Red Jacket & Skirt Set
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Red matching jacket and skirt set by Oscar de la Renta. Jacket features shawl collar and belt closure. Skirt features sheer panel detailing at hem and zip closure. J...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

1970s BILL BLASS Black V Neck Sequin Gown with Ostrich Feathers
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970s Bill Blass black sequin V neck long sleeve dress with black ostrich feather hem. Semi Sheer Sleeves, and fitted in the waist. Perfect for Black Tie event. Size: 4 Bust: 34 inc...
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1960s Day Dresses

1990s Bill Blass Tangerine Orange Silk Chiffon Strapless Dress with Shawl
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful vintage Bill Blass silk chiffon in Tangerine and light yellow strapless dress with shawl attached. Size: 6 Bust: 34”/ Waist: 30” Note: there is faint tiny water stains ( y...
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1970s Day Dresses

1970s BILL BLASS Burgundy Metallic Silk Maxi Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970s Bill Blass burgundy metallic silk maxi dress with sash. Fit Size : 4 / Small Bust: 38 / Waist: 26.5" ***All Clothing has been professionally Dry Cleaned and ready to wear.
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1970s Day Dresses

1960's pink knit wrap dress Courrèges Paris Hyperbole
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
1960's pink knit wrap dress with belt . Numbered item 103937
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1960s Day Dresses

Orange pleated dress Chloé
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Orange pleated dress in silk
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1990s 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.