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

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

£375.00

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Phase Eight Rosalie Dipdye Tiered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Rosalie Dipdye Tiered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£350.00

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Phase Eight Pascale Jewelled Tulle Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Pascale Jewelled Tulle Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£350.00

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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

£325.00

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

£295.00

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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

£295.00

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Phase Eight Esme Beaded Fringe Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Esme Beaded Fringe Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£295.00

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Phase Eight Adele Sequinned One Shoulder Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Adele Sequinned One Shoulder Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£295.00

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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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Joseph Ribkoff Black Fit And Flare Jersey Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black Fit And Flare Jersey Dress
Chesca

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

£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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Joseph Ribkoff Black Jersey Dress
Joseph Ribkoff Black Jersey Dress
Chesca

£240.00

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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/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 Fitted Black Dress with Rose Detail 14 UK Black
Frank Lyman Fitted Black Dress with Rose Detail 14 UK Black
Amazon

£225.00

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Damsel in a Dress Lulu Lace Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Lulu Lace Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£220.00

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Damsel in a Dress Violet Velvet Shimmer Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Violet Velvet Shimmer Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£220.00

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

£210.00

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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 Melina Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Melina Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£199.00

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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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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 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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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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Black Sheer Stripe Trim Crush Pleat Mock 2 Piece Dress
Black Sheer Stripe Trim Crush Pleat Mock 2 Piece Dress
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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Damsel in a Dress Ella-Mai Fitted Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Ella-Mai Fitted Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£189.00

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Damsel in a Dress Abline Fringe Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Abline Fringe Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£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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Black/Orange Swirl/Stripe Zip Detail Jersey Drape Dress
Black/Orange Swirl/Stripe Zip Detail Jersey Drape Dress
Chesca

£185.00

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navabi Knee-length black dress
navabi Knee-length black dress
Navabi

£184.00

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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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Black Zip Detail Jersey Drape Dress
Black Zip Detail Jersey Drape Dress
Chesca

£175.00

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Black Comme des Garçons x Nike logo-print jersey midi dress
Black Comme des Garçons x Nike logo-print jersey midi dress
Selfridges

£170.00

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Damsel in a Dress Brair Lace Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Brair Lace Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£169.00

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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 Contrast Print Godet & Pocket Detail Crush Pleat Dress
Black Contrast Print Godet & Pocket Detail Crush Pleat Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Ruby/Black Garland Floral Placement Mesh Trim Jersey Dress
Ruby/Black Garland Floral Placement Mesh Trim Jersey 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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Tricotto Black/White Printed Mesh Fit and Flare Dress
Tricotto Black/White Printed Mesh Fit and Flare Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Black Mesh Trim Gem Print Asymmetric Jersey Dress
Black Mesh Trim Gem Print Asymmetric Jersey Dress
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 Layered Crush Pleat Dress
Black Sheer Stripe Trim Layered Crush Pleat Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Vivienne Westwood Ray Metallic Jersey Dress - Black
Vivienne Westwood Ray Metallic Jersey Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£440.00

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Elie Tahari Women's Maritza Dress, Black/Multi, 12
Elie Tahari Women's Maritza Dress, Black/Multi, 12
Amazon

£438.34

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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

£375.00

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Phase Eight Rosalie Dipdye Tiered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Rosalie Dipdye Tiered Dress, Black, Maxi, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£350.00

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Phase Eight Pascale Jewelled Tulle Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Pascale Jewelled Tulle Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£350.00

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Reiss Miranda - Open Back Lace Maxi Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss Miranda - Open Back Lace Maxi Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss

£350.00

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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

£325.00

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Kenzo Pleated Dress &Ndash; Black/Green
Kenzo Pleated Dress &Ndash; Black/Green
very.co.uk

£325.00

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

£320.00

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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

£295.00

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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

£295.00

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Phase Eight Esme Beaded Fringe Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Esme Beaded Fringe Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£295.00

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Phase Eight Adele Sequinned One Shoulder Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Adele Sequinned One Shoulder Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£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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Phase Eight Penny Shimmer Silk Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight Penny Shimmer Silk Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

£275.00

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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

£250.00

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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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A Star Is Born exclusive embelllished floral maxi dress with fringe in pink and black
A Star Is Born exclusive embelllished floral maxi dress with fringe in pink and black
ASOS

£240.00

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Reiss Kenzie - Floral Printed Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss Kenzie - Floral Printed Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss

£235.00

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AllSaints Lara long sleeve polka dot maxi dress with ruffle detail in black
AllSaints Lara long sleeve polka dot maxi dress with ruffle detail in black
ASOS

£229.00

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Phase Eight Christine Embroidered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight Christine Embroidered Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£225.00

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Phase Eight Abigail Floral Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight Abigail Floral Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£225.00

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Frank Lyman Fitted Black Dress with Rose Detail 14 UK Black
Frank Lyman Fitted Black Dress with Rose Detail 14 UK Black
Amazon

£225.00

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Damsel in a Dress Lulu Lace Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Lulu Lace Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£220.00

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Damsel in a Dress Violet Velvet Shimmer Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Violet Velvet Shimmer Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£220.00

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Studio 8 Bella Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Studio 8 Bella Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£209.00

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Studio 8 Avalon Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Studio 8 Avalon Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£206.50

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Paper London Gaga Bandeau Wrap-Style Dress - Black
Paper London Gaga Bandeau Wrap-Style Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £295.00

£206.50

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Love Moschino Script Logo Jersey Dress - Black
Love Moschino Script Logo Jersey Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£205.00

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Karen Millen Beaded And Sequin Hi Neck Dress, Black
Karen Millen Beaded And Sequin Hi Neck Dress, Black
Karen Millen

was: £270.00

£202.50

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Diesel logo hooded dress in black
Diesel logo hooded dress in black
ASOS

£200.00

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Gestuz Cassia Polka Dot Open Back Midi Dress - Black
Gestuz Cassia Polka Dot Open Back Midi Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£200.00

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Lilith Dress Black Metallic
Lilith Dress Black Metallic
Hobbs Ltd

was: £249.00

£199.20

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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

£199.00

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

was: £350.00

£199.00

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Studio 8 Phaedra Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Studio 8 Phaedra Beaded Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£199.00

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Phase Eight Melina Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight Melina Maxi Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£199.00

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Damsel in a Dress Jovie Drape Neck Jumpsuit, Black
Damsel in a Dress Jovie Drape Neck Jumpsuit, Black
Phase Eight

£199.00

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Sequin Maxi Dress - black/silver
Sequin Maxi Dress - black/silver
French Connection UK

was: £395.00

£197.00

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Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Flared Trapeze Dress - Black
Mcq Alexander Mcqueen Flared Trapeze Dress - Black
very.co.uk

was: £395.00

£197.00

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Dream Sister Jane oversized smock dress with volume sleeves in floral jacquard-Black
Dream Sister Jane oversized smock dress with volume sleeves in floral jacquard-Black
ASOS

£195.00

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French Connection embelished short sleeve maxi dress in black
French Connection embelished short sleeve maxi dress in black
ASOS

£195.00

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Reiss Sia - Metallic Semi-sheer Sleeve Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss Sia - Metallic Semi-sheer Sleeve Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss

£195.00

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Reiss Sabrina - Maxi Dress With Semi Sheer Panelling in Black, Womens
Reiss Sabrina - Maxi Dress With Semi Sheer Panelling in Black, Womens
Reiss

£195.00

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Reiss Lillian - Plunge Detail Maxi Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss Lillian - Plunge Detail Maxi Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss

£195.00

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Reiss Greta - Zip-through Utility Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss Greta - Zip-through Utility Dress in Black, Womens
Reiss

£195.00

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Karen Millen Sequin And Beaded Tassel Dress, Black
Karen Millen Sequin And Beaded Tassel Dress, Black
Karen Millen

was: £259.00

£194.25

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Damsel in a Dress Ella-Mai Fitted Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Ella-Mai Fitted Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£189.00

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Damsel in a Dress Abline Fringe Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Damsel in a Dress Abline Fringe Dress, Black, Occasion Dress
Phase Eight

£189.00

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Reiss Tula - Bodycon Dress With Semi Sheer Sleeves in Black, Womens
Reiss Tula - Bodycon Dress With Semi Sheer Sleeves in Black, Womens
Reiss

£185.00

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Monsoon Atelier Heather Embroidered Long Sleeve Dress - Black
Monsoon Atelier Heather Embroidered Long Sleeve Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£180.00

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Frank Lyman Long Sleeve Check Dress 10 Black Multi
Frank Lyman Long Sleeve Check Dress 10 Black Multi
Amazon

£180.00

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Karen Millen Cutwork Lace Volume Sleeve Dress, Black
Karen Millen Cutwork Lace Volume Sleeve Dress, Black
Karen Millen

was: £239.00

£179.25

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Ted Baker trinni floral bodycon midi dress in black
Ted Baker trinni floral bodycon midi dress in black
ASOS

£179.00

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Karen Millen Diamante Cutwork Midi Dress, Black
Karen Millen Diamante Cutwork Midi Dress, Black
Karen Millen

was: £235.00

£176.25

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Katherine Wool Dress Black
Katherine Wool Dress Black
Hobbs Ltd

was: £279.00

£175.20

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Phase Eight Simone Applique Flower Dress, Black, Fit & Flare
Phase Eight Simone Applique Flower Dress, Black, Fit & Flare
Phase Eight

was: £285.00

£175.00

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Phase Eight Barbara Applique Floral Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight Barbara Applique Floral Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£175.00

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

was: £295.00

£175.00

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Phase Eight Angela Tapework Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight Angela Tapework Maxi Dress, Black, Maxi
Phase Eight

was: £350.00

£175.00

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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.