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Cocktail Dresses


The cocktail dress evolved post World War I as a party dress that fits somewhere between an everyday dress and a ball gown. A new lifestyle emerged that involved nightclubs, parties and other occasions that required something dressier than the afternoon dress. Some say cocktail dresses should fall just below the knee, but today there are many options, and you can wear whatever length pulls off the look you want and makes you feel comfortable.

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Unique Vintage Plus Size Beige & Black Embroidered Fringe Cocktail Bourges Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Burgundy Red & Black Beaded Sleeved Troyes Cocktail Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Burgundy Red & Black Beaded Sleeved Troyes Cocktail Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Beige & Black Embroidered Fringe Cocktail Bourges Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Deco Style Blue & Gold Sequin Laurentine Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Beige & Silver Sequin Black Fringe Annecy Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Beige & Silver Sequin Black Fringe Annecy Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Deco Style Blue & Gold Sequin Laurentine Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Burgundy & Gold Beaded Ambroise Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Red & Black Beaded Yvette Fringe Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Burgundy & Gold Sequin Lina Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1960s Olive Green Velvet Short Sleeve Stretch Mod Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Burgundy & Gold Beaded Ambroise Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Red & Black Beaded Yvette Fringe Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage Burgundy & Gold Sequin Lina Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage 1960s Olive Green Velvet Short Sleeve Stretch Mod Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Green & Blue Beaded Yvette Fringe Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Green & Blue Beaded Yvette Fringe Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Black & Beige Beaded Fringe Magdeleine Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Burgundy & Black Beaded Fringe Magdeleine Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Cream & Gold Sequin Fringe Cremieux Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Navy Beaded & Black Fringe Fernande Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Navy Beaded & Black Fringe Fernande Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black & Silver Sequin Fringe Sleeved Laure Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Black & Silver Sequin Fringe Sleeved Laure Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black & Silver Sequin Fringe Cremieux Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Black & Silver Sequin Fringe Cremieux Flapper Dress
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Smak Parlour Black Stretch Scalloped Short Sleeve Charmed Fit & Flare Dress
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Unique Vintage Black Beaded & Sequin Margaux Sleeved Fringe Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Beige & Black Sequin Long Sleeve Zulma Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Beige & Black Sequin Long Sleeve Zulma Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Grey Beaded Cap Sleeve Renaldo Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1950s Black Sheer Bodice Shirelle Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1950s Black Stretch Sheer Bodice Shirelle Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Leopard Print Knit Ruffle Sophia Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Black Beaded Sleeve Fringe Le Havre Cocktail Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Style Black & White Sequin Florent Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black & Silver Sequin Dacquoise Cocktail Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Black & Silver Sequin Dacquoise Cocktail Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Style Black & White Sequin Florent Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Deco Style Black & Gold Sequin Laurentine Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Deco Black & White Beaded Fortunee Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Deco Style Black & Gold Sequin Laurentine Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black & Beige Sleeved Fringe Saint Martin Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Black & Beige Sleeved Fringe Saint Martin Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Black Beaded Angel Sleeve Oxsana Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Black & Red Beaded Fringe Charvelle Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1960s Style Black Short Sleeve Stretch Mod Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Stretch Sleeved Adelia Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1960s Style Black Long Sleeve Mod Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Beaded Mesh Cape Olivette Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Iridescent Beaded Zelia Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Black Beaded Mesh Cape Olivette Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage Black Iridescent Beaded Zelia Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Black & Silver Beaded Josseline Fringe Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Black & Silver Beaded Josseline Fringe Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Black & Red Beaded Fringe Charvelle Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1950s Black Sweetheart Stretch Knit Dianne Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage 1950s Black Sweetheart Stretch Knit Dianne Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1950s Style Black Stretch Sleeved Devon Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1950s Style Black Stretch Sleeved Devon Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1950s Style Ivory Stretch Sleeved Devon Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage 1950s Style Black Bengaline Sweetheart Lamar Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size White & Silver Sequin St. Michel Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage White & Silver Sequin St. Michel Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Sequin Fringe Sleeve Marcy Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Black Sequin Fringe Sleeve Marcy Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Beaded & Blush Sleeveless Emilienne Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black & Gold Beaded Cap Sleeve Rolande Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Black & Gold Beaded Cap Sleeve Rolande Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Navy & Silver Sequin Long Sleeve Fringe Marchelle Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Navy & Silver Sequin Long Sleeve Fringe Marchelle Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1950s Style Black Bengaline Sweetheart Lamar Swing Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1960s Black Knit Half Sleeve Cassidy Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Style Blue & Black Beaded Avignon Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage 1950s Eggplant Purple Delores Swing Dress with Sleeves
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1940s Style Black Swiss Dotted Mesh Heather Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Swiss Dotted Mesh Heather Midi Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Black Sequin Fringe Del Mar Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Velvet Draped Off Shoulder Sophia Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Black Beaded & Pink Sleeveless Marcelline Cocktail Dress
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Unique Vintage Black Beaded Short Sleeve Fringe Valentine Cocktail Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Emerald Green Velvet Draped Off Shoulder Sophia Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Deco Red & Black Veronique Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage 1920s Bronze Beaded Sequin Juliette Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Deco Red & Black Veronique Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size 1920s Deco Purple & Black Sequin Veronique Fringe Flapper Dress
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Unique Vintage Plus Size Burgundy Red Velvet Draped Sophia Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage 1940s Style Black Stretch Sleeved Adelia Wiggle Dress
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Unique Vintage Burgundy Red Velvet Draped Sophia Wiggle Dress
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While you can choose a department store dress for your event, a retro-style from Unique Vintage could just be the showstopper you're looking for, darling. Find looks to love inspired from the 1920s through the 1970s.

Dresses Across History

Each decade had its own staples, and we gather the most stunning examples to represent each fashion trend:

• 1920s – Drop waist dresses; beadwork; sheer lacy panels. • 1930s – Bias cuts; knee to floor length; flared hems. • 1940s – Knee length A-line or pencil skirts; peplum ruffles. • 1950s – Circle skirts and dresses with full skirts; sheath dresses. • 1960s – Wiggle dresses; miniskirts; mod dresses; polka dots • 1970s – Shift dresses; mini to maxi skirts; wrap dresses.

The 1920s was the era of the flapper with drop waist dresses, fringe, lace and sparkly accoutrements such as beads and sequins. Go bold with long fringe that extends the length of a short skirt. Later eras brought on a mix of styles such as the slim pencil skirt that inspired today’s bodycon dress, and full skirt that falls by the knee, known today as midi length. The 1950s kept the full skirts and paired them with a fitted bodice — often with a low sweetheart neckline. You can even find floor-length maxi dresses and pantsuits here inspired by the free styles of the 1970s.

Modern Takes on Retro Styles

While dresses are cut from vintage styles, they are full of modern comfort and some modern updates. Fabrics are made to stretch and hug your curves, and the vibrant colors pop. Unique Vintage offers many dresses in plus sizes to fit a fuller figure, while still offering a flattering style. Each style dress is made to beckon days past, and have lovely details such as the use of velvet and satiny fabrics that feel luxurious on your skin. Pencil skirted dresses look conforming, but have enough stretch to give you freedom and movement. Layers of lace let colors of satin slips beneath peek through for a flirty style.

These lovely frocks have such attitude you will hope there's dancing at your party. A flirty flapper-inspired dress with a drop waist and fringe wants movement while a swing dress and its full skirt also wants to cut a rug. Even if the party is low key, you'll look elegant and timeless. Styles from our line speak to your vintage sensibilities and trendy tastes. Most dresses can easily go from dinner to dancing, or to evening events whether they are an informal get together at a friend's or a more formal occasions like weddings.

Pair any of these dresses with the right shoes, a clutch purse and the right accessories, and people will think you stepped through time. Accessories are an important part of the dress, and a few pointers can help you turn a dress into an ensemble.

• 1920s – Mary Jan and T-strap heels; fringe wraps; bead and feather headbands; small beaded purses; pearl necklaces; faux gemstones. • 1930s – T-strap heels; knit berets and slouch hats. • 1940s – Peep-toe heels, wedge sandals; turban hats and headscarves; snoods; flower clips. • 1950s – Kitten heels and stiletto heels; hair flowers; pearl jewelry; animal brooches; clutch handbags. • 1960s – GoGo boots; costume jewelry; headbands. • 1970s – Platform shoes; macramé; peace beads.
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