Every wardrobe should make room for one statement piece including the little black dress. If the dress code is black then this fabulous collection of black-tie event outfits, cocktail and evening dresses is sure to inspire. You’ll find stunning Oscar style maxi dresses, bandeau, halter neck and sequined party dresses plus chiffon, lace and satin creations full of glitz and glamour.

Occasion Dresses – JerseyShiftMidi & Maxi – Colourblock

Little Black Dress and and Black-Tie Gowns

Kalia Black Silk Dress

Kalia Black Silk Dress

L.K. Bennett

 

£450.00

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Ariella Black white lace and chiffon long dress, Black/White

Ariella Black white lace and chiffon long dress, Black/White

House of Fraser

 

£295.00

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Black Lined Nude Layered Lace Long Dress

Black Lined Nude Layered Lace Long Dress

Chesca

 

£295.00

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Lavendar Black Viscose Dress

Lavendar Black Viscose Dress

L.K. Bennett

 

£295.00

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Gina Bacconi Black Baroque sequin dress and jacket

Gina Bacconi Black Baroque sequin dress and jacket

Chesca

 

£266.00

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Ditas Black Silk Viscose Dress

Ditas Black Silk Viscose Dress

L.K. Bennett

was: £325.00

£260.00

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Vetti Black Print Dress

Vetti Black Print Dress

L.K. Bennett

was: £325.00

£260.00

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Gina Bacconi Black Floral Printed Dress

Gina Bacconi Black Floral Printed Dress

Chesca

 

£250.00

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Isabel de Pedro Black/Grey  Knitted  Tunic Dress

Isabel de Pedro Black/Grey Knitted Tunic Dress

Chesca

 

£240.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black Floral Print Dress

Joseph Ribkoff Black Floral Print Dress

Chesca

 

£225.00

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Gina Bacconi Black Floral Lace Print Dress

Gina Bacconi Black Floral Lace Print Dress

Chesca

 

£200.00

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Gina Bacconi Black pearl stretch floral lace dress, Black

Gina Bacconi Black pearl stretch floral lace dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£200.00

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Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Frill Front Dress, Women's, Size: 18, Evening dresses

Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Frill Front Dress, Women's, Size: 18, Evening dresses

Debenhams

 

£200.00

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Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Maxi Dress, Women's, Size: 12, Evening dresses

Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Maxi Dress, Women's, Size: 12, Evening dresses

Debenhams

 

£200.00

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Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Frill Front Dress, Women's, Size: 24, Evening dresses

Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Frill Front Dress, Women's, Size: 24, Evening dresses

Debenhams

 

£200.00

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Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Top Belted Dress, Women's, Size: 24, Evening dresses

Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Top Belted Dress, Women's, Size: 24, Evening dresses

Debenhams

 

£200.00

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Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Top Belted Dress, Women's, Size: 16, Evening dresses

Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Top Belted Dress, Women's, Size: 16, Evening dresses

Debenhams

 

£200.00

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Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Maxi Dress, Women's, Size: 26, Evening dresses

Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Maxi Dress, Women's, Size: 26, Evening dresses

Debenhams

 

£200.00

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Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Maxi Dress, Women's, Size: 24, Evening dresses

Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Maxi Dress, Women's, Size: 24, Evening dresses

Debenhams

 

£200.00

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Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Top Belted Dress, Women's, Size: 26, Evening dresses

Scarlett & Jo Black Plus Size Wrap Top Belted Dress, Women's, Size: 26, Evening dresses

Debenhams

 

£200.00

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Gina Bacconi Black/Pink Dainty embroidered lace dress and jacket

Gina Bacconi Black/Pink Dainty embroidered lace dress and jacket

Chesca

 

£199.50

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Black Pleat Trim Jersey & Chiffon Cap Sleeve Dress

Black Pleat Trim Jersey & Chiffon Cap Sleeve Dress

Chesca

 

£199.00

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Michaela Louisa Black Print Maxi Dress

Michaela Louisa Black Print Maxi Dress

Chesca

 

£199.00

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Black Lace A-Line Dress

Black Lace A-Line Dress

Karen Millen

 

£199.00

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Ariella London Black Printed 'logan' Prom Dress, Women's, Size: 8, Party & going-out dresses

Ariella London Black Printed 'logan' Prom Dress, Women's, Size: 8, Party & going-out dresses

Debenhams

 

£199.00

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Ariella London Black Printed 'logan' Prom Dress, Women's, Size: 14, Party & going-out dresses

Ariella London Black Printed 'logan' Prom Dress, Women's, Size: 14, Party & going-out dresses

Debenhams

 

£199.00

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Ariella London Black Printed 'logan' Prom Dress, Women's, Size: 16, Party & going-out dresses

Ariella London Black Printed 'logan' Prom Dress, Women's, Size: 16, Party & going-out dresses

Debenhams

 

£199.00

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Eline Black Viscose Dress

Eline Black Viscose Dress

L.K. Bennett

 

£195.00

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Black/Orange Tulip Print Chiffon Dress with Jersey bodice

Black/Orange Tulip Print Chiffon Dress with Jersey bodice

Chesca

 

£195.00

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Black & White Seamed Stripe Dress

Black & White Seamed Stripe Dress

Chesca

 

£195.00

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Trudy Black Print Dress

Trudy Black Print Dress

L.K. Bennett

was: £395.00

£195.00

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Gina Bacconi Black Moss crepe dress with beaded cape

Gina Bacconi Black Moss crepe dress with beaded cape

Chesca

 

£192.00

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Badoo Black and Red Colour Block Dress

Badoo Black and Red Colour Block Dress

Chesca

 

£190.00

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Lemon/Black Animal Printed Chiffon Sleeved Dress

Lemon/Black Animal Printed Chiffon Sleeved Dress

Chesca

 

£190.00

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Elora Blackberry Dress

Elora Blackberry Dress

L.K. Bennett

was: £375.00

£185.00

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Aine Black Printed Dress

Aine Black Printed Dress

L.K. Bennett

was: £375.00

£185.00

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Ivory & Black Abstract Swirl Stripe Ombre Border Chiffon Dress

Ivory & Black Abstract Swirl Stripe Ombre Border Chiffon Dress

Chesca

 

£185.00

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Black/White Short Sleeve Printed Dress

Black/White Short Sleeve Printed Dress

Chesca

 

£185.00

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Black Tropical Feather Print Chiffon Dress with Black Underslip

Black Tropical Feather Print Chiffon Dress with Black Underslip

Chesca

 

£185.00

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Black Matt Crepe Crush Pleat Flounce Chiffon Trim Dress

Black Matt Crepe Crush Pleat Flounce Chiffon Trim Dress

Chesca

 

£185.00

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Black Mixed Fabric Jersey Dress

Black Mixed Fabric Jersey Dress

Chesca

 

£185.00

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Ted Baker Embroidered appliqué midi dress Black

Ted Baker Embroidered appliqué midi dress Black

Ted Baker

 

£499.00

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Tadashi Shoji V NECK ALL OVER LACE DRESS, Black/Brown

Tadashi Shoji V NECK ALL OVER LACE DRESS, Black/Brown

House of Fraser

 

£450.00

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Jill Jill Stuart Bardot dress with halter strap, Black/White

Jill Jill Stuart Bardot dress with halter strap, Black/White

House of Fraser

 

£450.00

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Max Mara GIULIVA sleeveless maxi palm print dress, Black

Max Mara GIULIVA sleeveless maxi palm print dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£410.00

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Ted Baker Embroidered lace maxi dress Black

Ted Baker Embroidered lace maxi dress Black

Ted Baker

 

£395.00

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Ted Baker Ellil Embroidered Lace Maxi Dress, Black

Ted Baker Ellil Embroidered Lace Maxi Dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£395.00

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Hugo Boss Sleeveless suit shift dress, Black

Hugo Boss Sleeveless suit shift dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£380.00

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Hugo Boss 3/4 sleeve shift dress with contrast colour, Black

Hugo Boss 3/4 sleeve shift dress with contrast colour, Black

House of Fraser

 

£380.00

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Max Mara POMPEO sleeveless dress with bow back, Black

Max Mara POMPEO sleeveless dress with bow back, Black

House of Fraser

 

£360.00

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Phase Eight Collection 8 Schubert Lace Beaded Full Length Dress, Black/Nude

Phase Eight Collection 8 Schubert Lace Beaded Full Length Dress, Black/Nude

John Lewis

 

£350.00

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Needle & Thread Embroidery Rose Prom Dress - Washed black

Needle & Thread Embroidery Rose Prom Dress - Washed black

ASOS

 

£350.00

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Jill Jill Stuart Strapless floral lace midi dress, Black

Jill Jill Stuart Strapless floral lace midi dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£350.00

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Polo Ralph Lauren Floral Print Silk Maxi Dress, Black/Ecru

Polo Ralph Lauren Floral Print Silk Maxi Dress, Black/Ecru

John Lewis

 

£349.00

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Polo Ralph Lauren Cutout Shoulder Silk Dress, Black/Ecru

Polo Ralph Lauren Cutout Shoulder Silk Dress, Black/Ecru

John Lewis

 

£349.00

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Gina Bacconi Monochrome Sequin Dress, Black/White

Gina Bacconi Monochrome Sequin Dress, Black/White

John Lewis

 

£330.00

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Gina Bacconi Mono tone sequin dress, Black

Gina Bacconi Mono tone sequin dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£330.00

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Phase Eight Collection 8 Elodie Embroidered Full Length Dress, Black/Oyster

Phase Eight Collection 8 Elodie Embroidered Full Length Dress, Black/Oyster

John Lewis

 

£325.00

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Alice McCall Like I Would Dress - Black

Alice McCall Like I Would Dress - Black

ASOS

 

£320.00

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Max Mara MARAT Jersey top and ruffle skirt dress, Black

Max Mara MARAT Jersey top and ruffle skirt dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£315.00

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Max Mara GIROTTA sleeveless textured crew neck shift dress, Black

Max Mara GIROTTA sleeveless textured crew neck shift dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£315.00

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Max Mara DETROIT sleeveless palm print fit and flare dress, Black

Max Mara DETROIT sleeveless palm print fit and flare dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£315.00

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Akshara Crew Neck Dress, Black/Gold

Lauren Ralph Lauren Akshara Crew Neck Dress, Black/Gold

John Lewis

 

£300.00

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Dual-Toned Maxi Dress, Red/Black

Lauren Ralph Lauren Dual-Toned Maxi Dress, Red/Black

John Lewis

 

£300.00

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Anna Sui Band Of Flower Slip Dress - Black multi

Anna Sui Band Of Flower Slip Dress - Black multi

ASOS

 

£300.00

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Anna Sui 100% Silk Wildflower Print Dress - Black multi

Anna Sui 100% Silk Wildflower Print Dress - Black multi

ASOS

 

£300.00

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Ariella Black white lace and chiffon long dress, Black/White

Ariella Black white lace and chiffon long dress, Black/White

House of Fraser

 

£295.00

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Ariella Marble Lace Blouson Dress, Black

Ariella Marble Lace Blouson Dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£295.00

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L.K. Bennett Marlin Print Large Polka Dot Dress, Black/Cream

L.K. Bennett Marlin Print Large Polka Dot Dress, Black/Cream

John Lewis

 

£295.00

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Ariella Maddox Floral Print Dress, Black

Ariella Maddox Floral Print Dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£295.00

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L.K. Bennett Sophia Bodycon Dress, Black

L.K. Bennett Sophia Bodycon Dress, Black

John Lewis

 

£295.00

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L.K. Bennett Lavendar Asymmetric Dress, Black

L.K. Bennett Lavendar Asymmetric Dress, Black

John Lewis

 

£295.00

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Gerard Darel Celestial Dress, Black

Gerard Darel Celestial Dress, Black

John Lewis

 

£295.00

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Phase Eight Collection 8 Embry Full Length Dress, Black/Silver

Phase Eight Collection 8 Embry Full Length Dress, Black/Silver

John Lewis

 

£295.00

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L.K. Bennett Sophia Body Con Dresses, Black

L.K. Bennett Sophia Body Con Dresses, Black

House of Fraser

 

£295.00

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Ariella Echo Rose Print Maxi Dress, Black

Ariella Echo Rose Print Maxi Dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£295.00

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L.K. Bennett Lavendar Asymetric Dress, Black

L.K. Bennett Lavendar Asymetric Dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£295.00

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Ariella Tallulah Sequin High Neck Dress, Black

Ariella Tallulah Sequin High Neck Dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£295.00

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Gina Bacconi Crepe Maxi Dress With Sequin Band Cape, Black

Gina Bacconi Crepe Maxi Dress With Sequin Band Cape, Black

House of Fraser

 

£290.00

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Max Mara UCRAINA jersey printed fit and flare dress, Black

Max Mara UCRAINA jersey printed fit and flare dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£290.00

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Gina Bacconi Beaded Edge Tiered Maxi Dress And Shawl, Black

Gina Bacconi Beaded Edge Tiered Maxi Dress And Shawl, Black

House of Fraser

 

£290.00

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Lace Cut Out Dress - Ivory/black

BCBGMAXAZRIA Lace Cut Out Dress - Ivory/black

ASOS

 

£290.00

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Adrianna Papell Sequin detail evening dress, Black

Adrianna Papell Sequin detail evening dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£290.00

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Max Mara BALERIE sleeveless cotton shift dress, Black

Max Mara BALERIE sleeveless cotton shift dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£285.00

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Sportmax Code A-Line Dress with Embellishment - Black

Sportmax Code A-Line Dress with Embellishment - Black

ASOS

 

£285.00

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Sportmax Code Embroidered sleeveless overlay shift dress, Black

Sportmax Code Embroidered sleeveless overlay shift dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£285.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Cocktail Dress, Black

Adrianna Papell Beaded Cocktail Dress, Black

John Lewis

 

£280.00

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Adrianna Papell Sequin bodice evening dress, Black

Adrianna Papell Sequin bodice evening dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£280.00

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Ted Baker Jamisen Layered Lace Dress, Black

Ted Baker Jamisen Layered Lace Dress, Black

House of Fraser

 

£279.00

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For after dark chic the little black dress is irresistible. Its star quality styling and slimming shade never fails to attract. Whether it’s trendy and short or an elegant maxi you can be sure of feeling fabulous. Coast is home to an impressive selection of black evening gowns for all ages.

Chesca, Jacques Vert and Gina Bacconi offer a traditional take on the LBD also available in plus sizes. Here you will find sophisticated evening gowns for Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom.  For a contemporary edge there’s Reiss, Phase Eight and L.K. Bennett with modern bandage black and white illusion dresses. The little black dress can take on many forms. You can play safe with simple embellished accents or take things to the next level. A slimming black dress that fits and flatters wills serve you well for many star events. Inject some drama with a full on colour block palette. Or if not so bold accessorise with eye-catching sandals to break up the look.

Ariella is home to stunning red carpet gowns as well as shimmering cocktail dresses. Dress to impress in body defining dresses in beaded silk, chiffon, and lace. New collections are event ready to build perfect outfits for every occasion. Come alive after dark in floor skimming sequin gowns. features include an alluring mesh yoke and sheer long sleeves for elegant arm coverage.

For a little more daring there are strapless black stretch duchess satin dresses. These come with silk organza ruffles, graduated hem, sweetheart neckline and open back. For a real show stopper halter neck dresses with a fishtail skirt will hug the body beautifully. Black with silver or gold foiled lace detailing adds that extra glimmer.