Charles James ball gown, 1949-50

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art Pinterest

Cocktail dress, 1950’s

From Mill Street Vintage via 1stdibs

Evening dress ca. 1850

From the Museum of Applied Arts

Evening dress (detail) ca. 1845

From the Kent State University Museum Pinterest

Robe à la française, 1770’s

From the OSU Historic Costume & Textiles Collection

Costume designed by Gabriella Pescucci for Michelle Pfeiffer in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)

From Tirelli Costumi

Costume designed by Judianna Makovsky for Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012).

From Live Auctioneers

Evening dress, 1820’s

From the Kent State University Museum Pinterest

Inaugural dress of Mrs. Angus W. McLean, 1925

From the North Carolina Museum of History

Evening dress, 1950’s

From the Museovirasto