33 Gorgeous Photos Defined Evening Gowns of the 1930s

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The 1930s evening dresses, cocktail dresses, and party dresses were long, sleek and sexy. The design hugged every curve of the body creating the ultimate feminine silhouette. Many dresses were decorated with small groups of beaded flowers or rhinestones around the neckline. Slip dresses had light flowing fabric, gathered with a decorative rhinestone brooch at the shoulder.

Many 1930s Art Deco evening gowns were inspired by Grecian and Egyptian goddesses with extensive draping on a column silhouette.  Sleeveless and often backless the gowns exposed as much skin as possible without looking too risque. Modesty was still important in this Golden Age of Old Hollywood cocktail parties.

These gorgeous photos that captured classic beauties wearing evening gowns in the 1930s.

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