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

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Black Geometric Print Woven Midi Dress
Pleats Please Issey Miyake Black Geometric Print Woven Midi Dress
Selfridges

£475.00

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Self-Portrait Self-Portrait black lace midi dress
Self-Portrait Self-Portrait black lace midi dress
Selfridges

£360.00

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Ba&Sh Black Floral Print Fairy Crepe Midi Dress
Ba&Sh Black Floral Print Fairy Crepe Midi Dress
Selfridges

£360.00

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Self-Portrait black lace midi dress
Self-Portrait black lace midi dress
Selfridges

£360.00

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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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Olivia Rubin Black Greta Bodycon Sequinned Midi Dress
Olivia Rubin Black Greta Bodycon Sequinned Midi Dress
Selfridges

£320.00

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Phase Eight Contessa Tapework Lace Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Contessa Tapework Lace Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £375.00

£300.00

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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 Dress with Flower Placement
Black Dress with Flower Placement
Chesca

£299.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Red Black & Vanilla Dress Style 201462 - Spring 2020 Collection (18)
Joseph Ribkoff Red Black & Vanilla Dress Style 201462 - Spring 2020 Collection (18)
Amazon

£289.00

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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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Phase Eight Roberta Layered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Roberta Layered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£260.00

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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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Joseph Ribkoff Black & Multicolor Dress Style 201643 - Spring 2020 Collection (14)
Joseph Ribkoff Black & Multicolor Dress Style 201643 - Spring 2020 Collection (14)
Amazon

£255.00

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Phase Eight Anabella Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Anabella Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£250.00

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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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Ba&Sh Black Noir Poppy Crepe Midi Dress
Ba&Sh Black Noir Poppy Crepe Midi Dress
Selfridges

£245.00

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Frank Lyman Black & Gold Sheer Overlay Evening Dress 14 UK Black Multi
Frank Lyman Black & Gold Sheer Overlay Evening Dress 14 UK Black Multi
Amazon

£245.00

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

£240.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black Jersey Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black Jersey Dress
Chesca

£240.00

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Phase Eight Loretta Feather Embroidered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Loretta Feather Embroidered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£236.00

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Phase Eight Shannon Layered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Shannon Layered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£236.00

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Phase Eight Sia Sequin Emboidered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Sia Sequin Emboidered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£236.00

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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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Joseph Ribkoff Black & Vanilla Dress Style 201285 - Spring 2020 Collection (8)
Joseph Ribkoff Black & Vanilla Dress Style 201285 - Spring 2020 Collection (8)
Amazon

£235.00

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Paige Black Cicely Satin Midi Dress
Paige Black Cicely Satin Midi Dress
Selfridges

£230.00

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Phase Eight Tina Tassel Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Tina Tassel Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£225.00

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Studio 8 Hermosa Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Hermosa Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£225.00

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Studio 8 Shante Sequin Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Shante Sequin Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£225.00

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Studio 8 Lexi Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Lexi Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£225.00

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Black/Blush Floral Bloom Placement Print Double Layer Chiffon Dress
Black/Blush Floral Bloom Placement Print Double Layer Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£225.00

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Frank Lyman Off Shoulder Black Eveing Dress 14 UK Black
Frank Lyman Off Shoulder Black Eveing Dress 14 UK Black
Amazon

£220.00

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Michael Kors Black Twilight Blue Tiger Print Crepe Midi Dress
Michael Kors Black Twilight Blue Tiger Print Crepe Midi Dress
Selfridges

£215.00

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Paige Black Cedar Stretch-Jersey Wrap Midi Dress
Paige Black Cedar Stretch-Jersey Wrap Midi Dress
Selfridges

£210.00

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Phase Eight Penelope Tapework Lace Dress, Black, Fit & Flare, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Penelope Tapework Lace Dress, Black, Fit & Flare, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £250.00

£200.00

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Studio 8 Hazel Sequin Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Studio 8 Hazel Sequin Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £250.00

£200.00

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Black Sequin/Lace Bow Trim Stretch Crepe Dress
Black Sequin/Lace Bow Trim Stretch Crepe Dress
Chesca

£200.00

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Phase Eight Natasia Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Natasia Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £275.00

£199.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Black Tunic/Dress Style 201079 - Spring 2020 Collection (12)
Joseph Ribkoff Black Tunic/Dress Style 201079 - Spring 2020 Collection (12)
Amazon

£199.00

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Black/Apple Multi Layered Gypsy Abstract Floral Chiffon Dress
Black/Apple Multi Layered Gypsy Abstract Floral Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Black Mesh Shoulder Flared Jersey Dress
Black Mesh Shoulder Flared Jersey 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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Michaela Louisa Black Embroidered Sleeve Dress
Michaela Louisa Black Embroidered Sleeve Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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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 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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Frank Lyman Long Bell Sleeve Black Cocktail Dress 12 UK Black
Frank Lyman Long Bell Sleeve Black Cocktail Dress 12 UK Black
Amazon

£189.00

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Black/White Short Sleeve Printed Dress
Black/White Short Sleeve Printed Dress
Chesca

£185.00

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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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Cobalt Floral Print Black Lace Trim Dress
Cobalt Floral Print Black Lace Trim Dress
Chesca

£175.00

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Black/Orange Multi Abstract Print Crush Pleat Notch Neck Dress
Black/Orange Multi Abstract Print Crush Pleat Notch Neck Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Black Button Detail Linen Dress
Black Button Detail Linen Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Black Floral Border Crush Pleat Chiffon Dress
Black Floral Border Crush Pleat Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Theory Blouson Silk Midi Dress, Black
Theory Blouson Silk Midi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£470.00

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Needle & Thread sequin wrap tie midaxi dress with fluted sleeves in black
Needle & Thread sequin wrap tie midaxi dress with fluted sleeves in black
ASOS

£450.00

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Theory Square Neck Ribbed Dress, Black
Theory Square Neck Ribbed Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£430.00

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Theory Flared Floral Print Silk Dress, Black/Multi
Theory Flared Floral Print Silk Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£415.00

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Needle & Thread embroidered contrast maxi dress in black and cream floral-Multi
Needle & Thread embroidered contrast maxi dress in black and cream floral-Multi
ASOS

£410.00

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Marc Jacobs The Love Daisy Midi Dress - Black
Marc Jacobs The Love Daisy Midi Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £460.00

£368.00

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Kenzo Feminine Shirting Dress - Black
Kenzo Feminine Shirting Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £455.00

£364.00

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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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Raishma Cleo Floral Embellishment Dress, Black
Raishma Cleo Floral Embellishment Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£350.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Short Sleeve Maxi Dress, Midnight Blue/Black
Adrianna Papell Beaded Short Sleeve Maxi Dress, Midnight Blue/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£350.00

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Gerard Darel Solidea Silk Blend Floral Maxi Dress, Black
Gerard Darel Solidea Silk Blend Floral Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£345.00

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Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Haruko Tunic Dress - Black
Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Haruko Tunic Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £420.00

£336.00

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Kenzo Soft Flare Smocking Dress - Black
Kenzo Soft Flare Smocking Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £415.00

£332.00

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Gina Bacconi Calandra Spot Maxi Dress, Black/White
Gina Bacconi Calandra Spot Maxi Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£320.00

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PS Paul Smith Earthling Floral Dress, Black
PS Paul Smith Earthling Floral Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£300.00

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Phase Eight Contessa Tapework Lace Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Contessa Tapework Lace Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £375.00

£300.00

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

£295.00

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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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Club Monaco Jumpsuit Dress, Black
Club Monaco Jumpsuit Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£295.00

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Helen McAlinden Vivienne Tweed Dress, Black
Helen McAlinden Vivienne Tweed Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£295.00

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Adrianna Papell Mikado Monochrome Stripe Dress, Black/Ivory
Adrianna Papell Mikado Monochrome Stripe Dress, Black/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£290.00

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Gerard Darel Sally Maxi Dress, Black
Gerard Darel Sally Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£285.00

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Bariano organza pencil dress with ruffle detail and dip hem in black
Bariano organza pencil dress with ruffle detail and dip hem in black
ASOS

£280.00

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For Love & Lemons Celeste Moire Removable Bow Strapless Dress - Black
For Love & Lemons Celeste Moire Removable Bow Strapless Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £340.00

£272.00

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We Are Kindred frankie ruffled maxi dress in black delphinium
We Are Kindred frankie ruffled maxi dress in black delphinium
ASOS

£270.00

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Gina Bacconi Ciela Beaded Midi Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Ciela Beaded Midi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £380.00

£266.00

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Essentiel Antwerp Floral Print Wrap Dress, Black/Multi
Essentiel Antwerp Floral Print Wrap Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£265.00

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Needle & Thread embroidered lace midi dress in black and charcoal blue
Needle & Thread embroidered lace midi dress in black and charcoal blue
ASOS

£264.00

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Gina Bacconi Ariella Jersey Maxi Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Ariella Jersey Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£260.00

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

£260.00

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Gina Bacconi Laina Velvet Bardot Maxi Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Laina Velvet Bardot Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£260.00

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Gina Bacconi Aga Sequin Embellished Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
Gina Bacconi Aga Sequin Embellished Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£260.00

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Phase Eight Roberta Layered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Roberta Layered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£260.00

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Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Cut Out Sleeve Wool Dress - Black
Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Cut Out Sleeve Wool Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £520.00

£260.00

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Kenzo Logo Sport Hoodie Dress - Black
Kenzo Logo Sport Hoodie Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £325.00

£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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Adrianna Papell Plus Long Beaded Dress, Midnight/Black
Adrianna Papell Plus Long Beaded Dress, Midnight/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£255.00

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Gina Bacconi Lockie Jersey Frill Maxi Dress, Black/Pink
Gina Bacconi Lockie Jersey Frill Maxi Dress, Black/Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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See By Chloé Printed Poplin Dress, Black/White
See By Chloé Printed Poplin Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Phase Eight Aubree Tapework Lace Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight Aubree Tapework Lace Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £350.00

£250.00

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Phase Eight Anabella Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Anabella Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£250.00

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For Love & Lemons cut out bodycon midi dress-Black
For Love & Lemons cut out bodycon midi dress-Black
ASOS

£249.00

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Fenn Wright Manson Adelphe Floral Print Midi Dress, Black/Ivory
Fenn Wright Manson Adelphe Floral Print Midi Dress, Black/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£249.00

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Gerard Darel Stefania Floral Belt Dress, Black/White
Gerard Darel Stefania Floral Belt Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£245.00

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

£245.00

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Reiss Venus - Split Detail Midi Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss Venus - Split Detail Midi Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss

£245.00

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Reiss Adele - Plunge Neckline Midi Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss Adele - Plunge Neckline Midi Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss

£245.00

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Reiss Jenna - Printed Midi Dress in Black/white, Womens
Reiss Jenna - Printed Midi Dress in Black/white, Womens
Reiss

£245.00

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Phase Eight Cleo Velvet Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight Cleo Velvet Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£245.00

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Frank Lyman Black & Gold Sheer Overlay Evening Dress 14 UK Black Multi
Frank Lyman Black & Gold Sheer Overlay Evening Dress 14 UK Black Multi
Amazon

£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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Bec & Bridge mila asymmetric midi dress-Black
Bec & Bridge mila asymmetric midi dress-Black
ASOS

£240.00

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Bec & Bridge Ce'Cile Floral Print Midi Dress - White/Black
Bec & Bridge Ce'Cile Floral Print Midi Dress - White/Black
very.co.uk

was: £480.00

£240.00

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Ted Baker Trishna Masquerade Pleated Maxi Dress, Black
Ted Baker Trishna Masquerade Pleated Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£239.20

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Virginia Velvet Cowl Neck Dress - Black
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Virginia Velvet Cowl Neck Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £374.00

£239.00

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Gina Bacconi Liara Embroidered Overtop Dress, Black
Gina Bacconi Liara Embroidered Overtop Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

was: £340.00

£238.00

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Phase Eight Loretta Feather Embroidered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Loretta Feather Embroidered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£236.00

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Phase Eight Shannon Layered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Shannon Layered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£236.00

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Phase Eight Sia Sequin Emboidered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Sia Sequin Emboidered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£236.00

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Gina Bacconi Ineska Floral Maxi Dress, Black/Silver
Gina Bacconi Ineska Floral Maxi Dress, Black/Silver
John Lewis & Partners

was: £330.00

£231.00

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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.