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 are 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 Black-Tie Gowns

Black Floral Embroidery Pleated Dress
Black Floral Embroidery Pleated Dress
Yumi

£95.00

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Karen Millen Black Label Italian Stretch Wool Collared Dress -, Grey
Karen Millen Black Label Italian Stretch Wool Collared Dress -, Grey
Karen Millen

was: £299.00

£90.00

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Karen Millen Black Label Italian Stretch Wool Zip Dress -, Camel
Karen Millen Black Label Italian Stretch Wool Zip Dress -, Camel
Karen Millen

was: £279.00

£84.00

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Karen Millen Black Label Italian Stretch Wool Zip Dress -, Grey
Karen Millen Black Label Italian Stretch Wool Zip Dress -, Grey
Karen Millen

was: £279.00

£84.00

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Black Embellished Cluster Sequin Party Dress
Black Embellished Cluster Sequin Party Dress
Yumi

£75.00

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Yumi Garden Floral Black Midi Dress
Yumi Garden Floral Black Midi Dress
Yumi

£65.00

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Lola Black Jersey Wrap Dress Black Women Boden, Black
Lola Black Jersey Wrap Dress Black Women Boden, Black
Boden

£60.00

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Black Halter Neck Lace Dress With Pointe Skirt
Black Halter Neck Lace Dress With Pointe Skirt
Yumi

£60.00

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Yumi Floral Lurex Black Midi Dress
Yumi Floral Lurex Black Midi Dress
Yumi

£60.00

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Yumi Black Jersey Dash Tea Dress
Yumi Black Jersey Dash Tea Dress
Yumi

£55.00

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Black Twist Knot Lurex Party Dress
Black Twist Knot Lurex Party Dress
Yumi

£55.00

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Black Butterfly Long Sleeve Dress
Black Butterfly Long Sleeve Dress
Yumi

£55.00

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Black Peacock Kimono Midi Dress
Black Peacock Kimono Midi Dress
Yumi

£55.00

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Yumi Lace Bodycon Black Dress
Yumi Lace Bodycon Black Dress
Yumi

£55.00

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Black Foil Print Frill Wrap Dress
Black Foil Print Frill Wrap Dress
Yumi

£55.00

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Gina Bacconi Black/White Joyce Floral Embroidered Dress
Gina Bacconi Black/White Joyce Floral Embroidered Dress
Chesca

£330.00

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Gina Bacconi Black/Ivory Ella Contrast Lace Dress
Gina Bacconi Black/Ivory Ella Contrast Lace Dress
Chesca

£300.00

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Black Swirl & Stripe Beaded Mesh Sleeveless Dress
Black Swirl & Stripe Beaded Mesh Sleeveless Dress
Chesca

£295.00

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Nina Black & White Dogtooth Check Dress, Cream
Nina Black & White Dogtooth Check Dress, Cream
L.K. Bennett

£275.00

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Chesca Black All Over Beaded Dress
Chesca Black All Over Beaded Dress
House of Fraser

£275.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black/Multi Front and Back Printed Panel Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black/Multi Front and Back Printed Panel Dress
Chesca

£260.00

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Black/Gunmetal Diagonal Beaded Dress
Black/Gunmetal Diagonal Beaded Dress
Chesca

£255.00

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Black Cornelli Embroidered Lace Dress With Contrast Lining
Black Cornelli Embroidered Lace Dress With Contrast Lining
Chesca

£255.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black Floral Printed Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black Floral Printed Dress
Chesca

£250.00

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Frank Lyman Black/Pink/White Dress With Floral Print Chiffon Over Layer
Frank Lyman Black/Pink/White Dress With Floral Print Chiffon Over Layer
Chesca

£250.00

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Millie Black Crepe Frill Collar Tunic Dress, Black
Millie Black Crepe Frill Collar Tunic Dress, Black
L.K. Bennett

£250.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black/White Sleeveless Shift Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black/White Sleeveless Shift Dress
Chesca

£240.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black Jersey Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black Jersey Dress
Chesca

£240.00

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Gina Bacconi Black Stripe & Roses Dress With Satin Belt
Gina Bacconi Black Stripe & Roses Dress With Satin Belt
Chesca

£240.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black/Taupe Printed Dress With Choker Neck
Joseph Ribkoff Black/Taupe Printed Dress With Choker Neck
Chesca

£235.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black/White/Pink Dress with Printed Over layer
Joseph Ribkoff Black/White/Pink Dress with Printed Over layer
Chesca

£235.00

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Black/Multi Sleeveless Dress With Floral Print At Neck
Black/Multi Sleeveless Dress With Floral Print At Neck
Chesca

£225.00

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FRANK LYMAN Orange/Black/White Multi Print Sleeveless Dress with Fluted Hem
FRANK LYMAN Orange/Black/White Multi Print Sleeveless Dress with Fluted Hem
Chesca

£225.00

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Karen Millen Black Label Italian Compact Milano Jersey Dress -, Red
Karen Millen Black Label Italian Compact Milano Jersey Dress -, Red
Karen Millen

was: £299.00

£224.25

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Joseph Ribkoff Black Asymmetric Jersey Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black Asymmetric Jersey Dress
Chesca

£210.00

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Black Printed Chiffon Drawstring Detail Dress With Slip
Black Printed Chiffon Drawstring Detail Dress With Slip
Chesca

£199.00

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Rosalind Black Floral Jacquard Dress, Black
Rosalind Black Floral Jacquard Dress, Black
L.K. Bennett

was: £395.00

£197.00

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Gabrielle Black Floral Print Stretch Silk Midi Dress, Multi
Gabrielle Black Floral Print Stretch Silk Midi Dress, Multi
L.K. Bennett

was: £395.00

£197.00

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Black/Grape Wisteria Placement Multi Layered Chiffon Dress
Black/Grape Wisteria Placement Multi Layered Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Black Magnolia Floral Curved Panel Long Sleeve Mesh Dress
Black Magnolia Floral Curved Panel Long Sleeve Mesh Dress
Chesca

£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 Sheer Stripe & Frill Trim Crush Pleat Dress
Black Sheer Stripe & Frill Trim Crush Pleat Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Black Mock Layer Daisy Chain Trim Crush Pleat Mesh Dress
Black Mock Layer Daisy Chain Trim Crush Pleat Mesh Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Black Chiffon Trim Diagonal Stripe Lace Dress
Black Chiffon Trim Diagonal Stripe Lace Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Michaela Louisa Black Embroidered Sleeve Dress
Michaela Louisa Black Embroidered Sleeve Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Black Crush Pleat Dress With Lace Border Hemline
Black Crush Pleat Dress With Lace Border Hemline
Chesca

£195.00

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Calaluna Black Tiered Dress
Calaluna Black Tiered Dress
Chesca

£190.00

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michaela louise lemon and black dress
michaela louise lemon and black dress
Chesca

£190.00

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Black Contrast Print Godet & Pocket Detail Crush Pleat Dress
Black Contrast Print Godet & Pocket Detail Crush Pleat 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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Aggie Black Velvet Crepe Dress, Black
Aggie Black Velvet Crepe Dress, Black
L.K. Bennett

was: £275.00

£182.00

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Frank Lyman Black/Magenta Jersey Dress With Floral Print At Sides
Frank Lyman Black/Magenta Jersey Dress With Floral Print At Sides
Chesca

£180.00

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Michaela Louisa Ivory and Black Trimmed Dress
Michaela Louisa Ivory and Black Trimmed Dress
Chesca

£180.00

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Gina Bacconi White/Black Barbara Spotted Crepe Dress
Gina Bacconi White/Black Barbara Spotted Crepe Dress
Chesca

£180.00

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Black Squares & Stripe Mesh Trim and Linen Dress With Lining
Black Squares & Stripe Mesh Trim and Linen Dress With Lining
Chesca

£175.00

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Barbara Black Ribbed Merino Wool Turtle Neck Dress, Black
Barbara Black Ribbed Merino Wool Turtle Neck Dress, Black
L.K. Bennett

£175.00

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Black - by annalisa Floral print dress
Black - by annalisa Floral print dress
Navabi

£166.00

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Black - by annalisa Floral print dress
Black - by annalisa Floral print dress
Navabi

£166.00

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Black Sheer & Stripe Crush Pleat Drape Dress With Lining
Black Sheer & Stripe Crush Pleat Drape Dress With Lining
Chesca

£165.00

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Black/Taupe Cowl Collar Trim Jersey Dress
Black/Taupe Cowl Collar Trim Jersey Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Black Sheer Stripe Trim Crush Pleat Mock 2 Piece Dress
Black Sheer Stripe Trim Crush Pleat Mock 2 Piece Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Black Sheer Stripe Trim Layered Crush Pleat Dress
Black Sheer Stripe Trim Layered Crush Pleat Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Badoo Black Floral Print Dress
Badoo Black Floral Print Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Effie Black Shift Dress, Black
Effie Black Shift Dress, Black
L.K. Bennett

was: £250.00

£165.00

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Karen Millen Black Label Italian Stretch Wool Pencil Dress -, Camel
Karen Millen Black Label Italian Stretch Wool Pencil Dress -, Camel
Karen Millen

was: £324.00

£162.00

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Black Criss Cross Sleeve Godet Panel Jersey Dress
Black Criss Cross Sleeve Godet Panel Jersey Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Black Button Detail Linen Dress
Black Button Detail Linen Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Rose Pink/Black Layered Treebark Dress
Rose Pink/Black Layered Treebark Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Black Button Placket Hopsack Trim Linen Dress
Black Button Placket Hopsack Trim Linen Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Black Notch Neck & Pleat Trim Detail Textured Crinkle Dress
Black Notch Neck & Pleat Trim Detail Textured Crinkle Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Chesca Black Sleeveless Crush Pleat Dress
Chesca Black Sleeveless Crush Pleat Dress
House of Fraser

£155.00

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Wolford Black Tulle Forming Dress
Wolford Black Tulle Forming Dress
Selfridges

£150.00

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Juno Black Wrap Dress, Black
Juno Black Wrap Dress, Black
L.K. Bennett

£150.00

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Aftershock Talin black and white bodycon dress
Aftershock Talin black and white bodycon dress
House of Fraser

£149.00

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Black Asymmetric Hem & Seam Detail Mesh Dress
Black Asymmetric Hem & Seam Detail Mesh Dress
Chesca

£145.00

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Needle & Thread contrast bow lace maxi dress in cream and black-White
Needle & Thread contrast bow lace maxi dress in cream and black-White
ASOS

£435.00

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Joseph Diva Lurex Dress - Black
Joseph Diva Lurex Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£425.00

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Joseph Textured Rib Dress - Black
Joseph Textured Rib Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £495.00

£396.00

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Helen McAlinden Cameron Wool Blend Tuxedo Jacket Dress, Black
Helen McAlinden Cameron Wool Blend Tuxedo Jacket Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£358.00

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Joseph Dan Ramie Voile Dress - Black
Joseph Dan Ramie Voile Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £445.00

£356.00

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Gerard Darel Saly Floral Print Silk Dress, Black
Gerard Darel Saly Floral Print Silk Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Brora Liberty Bow Floral Midi Dress, Black Meadow
Brora Liberty Bow Floral Midi Dress, Black Meadow
John Lewis & Partners

£319.00

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See By Chloé Sweetheart Floral Midi Dress, Black/Red
See By Chloé Sweetheart Floral Midi Dress, Black/Red
John Lewis & Partners

was: £455.00

£318.50

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Needle & Thread contrast bow lace maxi dress in cream and black-White
Needle & Thread contrast bow lace maxi dress in cream and black-White
ASOS

£304.50

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See By Chloé Embroidered Summer Cotton Dress, Black
See By Chloé Embroidered Summer Cotton Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £430.00

£301.00

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Chesca Lily Bead Embroidered Double Layered Chiffon Dress, Black/Ivory
Chesca Lily Bead Embroidered Double Layered Chiffon Dress, Black/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£295.00

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Patti Leather Belted Shirt Dress - black
Patti Leather Belted Shirt Dress - black
French Connection UK

£280.00

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L.K.Bennett Nina Dress, Black/Cream
L.K.Bennett Nina Dress, Black/Cream
John Lewis & Partners

£275.00

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PS Paul Smith Floral Print Midi Dress, Black/Multi
PS Paul Smith Floral Print Midi Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£275.00

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AllSaints Sia Broderie Detail Maxi Dress, Black
AllSaints Sia Broderie Detail Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£269.00

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Chesca Lace Trim Dress, Black
Chesca Lace Trim Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£260.00

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Chesca Cluster Spot Satin Devoree Dress, Mocha/Cream/Black
Chesca Cluster Spot Satin Devoree Dress, Mocha/Cream/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£255.00

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Millie Black Crepe Frill Collar Tunic Dress, Black
Millie Black Crepe Frill Collar Tunic Dress, Black
L.K. Bennett

£250.00

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Pierre Monochrome Oversized Spot Print Georgette Dress, Cream Black
Pierre Monochrome Oversized Spot Print Georgette Dress, Cream Black
L.K. Bennett

£250.00

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Jovani racer neck maxi dress in black and gold-Pink
Jovani racer neck maxi dress in black and gold-Pink
ASOS

£250.00

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Studio 8 Hazel Sequin Maxi Dress, Black
Studio 8 Hazel Sequin Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Monsoon Marnie Embellished Maxi Dress, Black
Monsoon Marnie Embellished Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Monsoon Annie Embroidered Floral Maxi Dress, Black
Monsoon Annie Embroidered Floral Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Monsoon Lizzie Linear Embellished Maxi Dress, Black
Monsoon Lizzie Linear Embellished Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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L.K.Bennett Millie Crepe Tunic Dress, Black
L.K.Bennett Millie Crepe Tunic Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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L.K.Bennett x Royal Ascot Pierre Spot Print Dress, Cream/Black
L.K.Bennett x Royal Ascot Pierre Spot Print Dress, Cream/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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L.K.Bennett May Cheetah Print Silk Midi Dress, Black/Cream
L.K.Bennett May Cheetah Print Silk Midi Dress, Black/Cream
John Lewis & Partners

£245.00

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Gina Bacconi Jette Floral Jacquard Dress, Black/Red
Gina Bacconi Jette Floral Jacquard Dress, Black/Red
John Lewis & Partners

£240.00

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A Star Is Born Plus exclusive embellished maxi dress in black
A Star Is Born Plus exclusive embellished maxi dress in black
ASOS

£240.00

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Paper London Hydrangea Spot Dress - Black
Paper London Hydrangea Spot Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £395.00

£237.00

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See By Chloé Paisley Print Dress, White/Black
See By Chloé Paisley Print Dress, White/Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £330.00

£231.00

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Monsoon Whitney Sequin Stripe Dress, Black
Monsoon Whitney Sequin Stripe Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£230.00

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Gina Bacconi Amanda Floral Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
Gina Bacconi Amanda Floral Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£230.00

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Chesca Scallop Trim Tiered Lace Dress, Black/White
Chesca Scallop Trim Tiered Lace Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£225.00

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Gerard Darel Simona Striped Midi Dress, Black
Gerard Darel Simona Striped Midi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£225.00

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Studio 8 Jenna Maxi Dress, Navy/Black
Studio 8 Jenna Maxi Dress, Navy/Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £350.00

£225.00

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Gina Bacconi Sorsha Beaded Dress, Black/Silver
Gina Bacconi Sorsha Beaded Dress, Black/Silver
John Lewis & Partners

was: £450.00

£225.00

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Ted Baker Graduated Ditsy Print Midi Dress, Black
Ted Baker Graduated Ditsy Print Midi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£225.00

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Karen Millen Linton Tweed Short Sleeve A Line Dress -, Black
Karen Millen Linton Tweed Short Sleeve A Line Dress -, Black
Karen Millen

was: £299.00

£224.25

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Karen Millen Label Italian Compact Milano Jersey Dress -, Black
Karen Millen Label Italian Compact Milano Jersey Dress -, Black
Karen Millen

was: £299.00

£224.25

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Gina Bacconi Bertina Off The Shoulder Velvet Maxi Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Bertina Off The Shoulder Velvet Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£220.00

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Gina Bacconi Vianna Floral Maxi Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Vianna Floral Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£220.00

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Gina Bacconi Mallie Floral Maxi Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Mallie Floral Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£220.00

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Gina Bacconi Jerilyn Animal Knee Length Dress, Ivory/Black
Gina Bacconi Jerilyn Animal Knee Length Dress, Ivory/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£220.00

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Gina Bacconi Kim Polka Dot Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Kim Polka Dot Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£220.00

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Coast Beaded Satin Maxi Dress -, Black
Coast Beaded Satin Maxi Dress -, Black
Coast

was: £289.00

£216.75

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Vestire Age Of Innocence Jacquard Polka Dot Wrap Dress - Black
Vestire Age Of Innocence Jacquard Polka Dot Wrap Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£215.00

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Talulah Incognito Shirred Midi Dress - Black
Talulah Incognito Shirred Midi Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£210.00

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Adrianna Papell Mikado Floral Dress, Black/Multi
Adrianna Papell Mikado Floral Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£210.00

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Adrianna Papell Plus Size Mikado Floral Dress, Black/Multi
Adrianna Papell Plus Size Mikado Floral Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£210.00

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Ghost Lotty Dress, Black
Ghost Lotty Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £295.00

£206.50

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Chesca Sequin Lace Bow Trim Crepe Dress, Black
Chesca Sequin Lace Bow Trim Crepe Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£200.00

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Gina Bacconi Eslanda Floral Burnout Dress, Black/Blue
Gina Bacconi Eslanda Floral Burnout Dress, Black/Blue
John Lewis & Partners

£200.00

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Paper London Frankie Cotton Smock Dress - Black
Paper London Frankie Cotton Smock Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £320.00

£200.00

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Sosandar Leather Zip Shift Knee Length Dress, Black
Sosandar Leather Zip Shift Knee Length Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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Damsel in a Dress Collette Longline Coat, Black
Damsel in a Dress Collette Longline Coat, Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £249.00

£199.00

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Damsel in a Dress Jovie Wide Leg Jumpsuit, Black/White
Damsel in a Dress Jovie Wide Leg Jumpsuit, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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Sosandar Leather Halter Neck Dress, Black
Sosandar Leather Halter Neck Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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AllSaints Lorna Yermo 2-in-1 Dress, Black/Rose Pink
AllSaints Lorna Yermo 2-in-1 Dress, Black/Rose Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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AllSaints Paola Floral Midi Dress, Black
AllSaints Paola Floral Midi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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For after dark chic the little black dress is irresistible. Its star quality styling and slimming shade never fail 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 will 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.