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'George Gross' Chantilly lace and beaded cocktail dress (size 12)

A navy blue cocktail dress with side bow with V neckline, short sleeves, gathered bodice, gathered and draped skirt with a crossover effect, bow attached at hip, back zip; by Claire Henry Originals; 1950s; Australian; pure silk; size, medium/large; excelle

A black cocktail dress with Cowl neck and Sequin Braid detail short sleeves, sash tie at back, back zip, drop waistline, gathered at waistline for full skirt effect, V neck at back, unlabelled; 1950s; Australian; Polyester, sequins; size: medium; excellent

A black lace cocktail dress with sheer short sleeves and shoulder with V neck, simple waistband, flared skirt, side zip, unlabelled; 1950s; American; machine-made lace, synthetic lining; size: large; excellent condition part of Doris Darnell's original beq

A cranberry lace cocktail dress with scallop Neckline elbow length sleeves, simple waistband, lace overlay bodice and skirt, flared skirt, back zip; by Lenore Zepolione, Dayton Ohio; 1950s; American; Polyester lace, synthetic lining; size: large; excellent

A black and Rust patterned cocktail dress bubble-style skirt gathered for full effect tapered at hem, ruched and gathered waistband, 3/4 sleeves, boat neck, back zip, drop waist, fully lined; unlabelled; late 1950s; Australian; printed silk; size: large; e

A pale green with silver bead cocktail dress plunging neckline, mid calf length; label has been removed; 1980s; India; silk, glass beads, synthetic lining; size: medium, expandable fabric; excellent condition. Waist 36 inches.

1950s cream lace cocktail dress together with black cotton and silk evening dress by Sishi, Australia (2)

A black raw silk cocktail dress by Christian Dior, circa 1960 labelled ' Christian Dior-London, Modele original, made in England', with bateau neckline and short gusetted kimono sleeves, cut with a drop waist and gathered skirt finished with a draped and p

A black cocktail dress by Alexander Mcqueen labelled size 40

A black cocktail dress by Temperley Labellec size UK8 or US4

A 1980s cocktail dress by Bill Blass with black sequin bodice and yellow and black satin striped skirt

A 1950s white strapless lace bodice cocktail dress with full tulle skirt

A 1950s black rayon crepe cocktail dress by roslyn american fashions of sydney, with beaded accents and to the back a watteau style panel

A 1960s cerulean blue cocktail dress with sequin and beaded bodice

A 1960s apricot cocktail dress with gold lattice overlay to bodice

A 1940s black crepe cocktail dress with lace insertion detail

A pink silk cocktail dress by Oscar de La Renta, circa 2010, labelled 'Oscar De La Renta', the strapless dress with asymmetrical waistband and pleated short skirt, labelled size 8.

A silk cocktail dress by Escada, circa 1985, labelled 'Escada By Margaretha Ley', the V-neck dress with faux wrap front and short dolman sleeves printed in a floral pattern with contrast zebra stripe borders, labelled size 40.

A silk cocktail dress by Ralph Lauren, circa 1990, labelled 'Lauren, Ralph Lauren', the maxi length silk georgette bias cut dress with shoestring straps and assymetrical flounced trim and hem, labelled size 10.

A red leather cocktail dress, circa 1980, with strapless boned bodice, panelled and hand stitched detail, an inverted waistline and overskirt with tiered bustle to back, retailed by Le Louvre Melbourne.

A cocktail dress, circa 1980, of gold metallic lace with hand painted bows and applied jewels, the strapless boned bodice and full length sleeves with an inverted waistline and a-line skirt, bustle and bow to back, retailed by Le Louvre Melbourne.

A cocktail dress by Leonard, the long sleeved silk printed dress of floral and foliate design with a conforming belt with gold metal fringed belt

Nina Ricci cocktail dress brown silk and velvet, labeled made in France

Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique Paris black cocktail dress velvet, silk chiffon, trimmed with boa feathers, purchased from the Betty McInerney Estate

A short cocktail dress, in a rich and fine black cotton printed with orange flowers and with fine stripes of black velvet and gold thread. Straight cut with full skirt gathered from a low hipline. Plain black sleeves.

A short cocktail dress, in the same fabric but different styling. Vinka Lucas, after five.

A cocktail dress and skirt, in pale blue tufted silk. Deep 'Sailor' collar; the skirt in lining material with frilled hem. Vinka Paris.

A short cocktail dress, in white with dramatic black lame appliqued pattern. Strapless. Some marks. Vinka Paris.

A short cocktail dress, in black and silver embroidered silk over tulle. Straight cut and very full puffed sleeves.

A cocktail dress, in black chiffon with gold crystal embroidery, halter neck with handkerchief skirt.

A cocktail dress, in yellow pleated tulle and white floral embroidery. Typical 50s styling.

A cocktail dress, in blue embroidered and crystal chiffon. Handkerchief skirt and halterneck.

A short cocktail dress and matching jacket, with sequined and beaded embellishment on the bodice and flounced skirt, by Vinka Brides.

Short cocktail dress and matching jacket, in cream and gold Abraham silk and chiffon lurex velvet, by Vinka Lucas, after five

A short cocktail dress, the elasticised camisole bodice in silver lame, the straight skirt in blue silk with silver corded flowers, with matching cape.

Short cocktail dress in black French lace with appliqued embroidery and diamantes, and a matching short black tulle cape

Short formal cocktail dress, the bodice with sequins of black and gold, the skirt in black net with a stiff lining, with a festooned and frilled hem in gold sequined tulle

A short cocktail dress, in black satin with oriental inspired bold silver sequined and beaded bird design. Simple sleeveless style with applied silk black chiffon panel.

Short cocktail dress in Cardinal red devore French velvet, with long full sleeves and a deep flared hemline

A short cocktail dress, in black silk with floating panels in black, white and grey sequins and Swarovski crystals. Ornate beading and diamante at the neck. Applied flowing chiffon panel. Vinka Paris.

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