Black Evening Dresses

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.


Roman Mother of the Bride outfits and occasion dresses under £50

Occasion Dresses – JerseyShiftMidi & Maxi – Colourblock

Little Black Dress and Black-Tie Gowns

Floral Mesh Bardot Black Tie Dress - Navy
Floral Mesh Bardot Black Tie Dress - Navy
Coast UK & IE

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Bow One Shoulder Full Skirted Black Tie Dress - Jade
Bow One Shoulder Full Skirted Black Tie Dress - Jade
Coast UK & IE

was: £149.00

£119.20

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Mint Velvet Black Waistcoat Midi Dress
Mint Velvet Black Waistcoat Midi Dress
very.co.uk

£119.00

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Mint Velvet Black Button Detail Midi Dress
Mint Velvet Black Button Detail Midi Dress
very.co.uk

£119.00

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Mint Velvet Black Floral Midi Dress
Mint Velvet Black Floral Midi Dress
very.co.uk

£119.00

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Mint Velvet Black Zip Through Collar Dress
Mint Velvet Black Zip Through Collar Dress
very.co.uk

£119.00

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Phase Eight Women's Rimsha Black Lace Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Rimsha Black Lace Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £159.00

£119.00

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Phase Eight Women's Jenna Black Spot Wrap Midaxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Jenna Black Spot Wrap Midaxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £139.00

£111.20

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Mint Velvet Black Maxi Slip Dress
Mint Velvet Black Maxi Slip Dress
very.co.uk

£109.00

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Cape Back Pleat Detail Maxi Black Tie Dress - Pink
Cape Back Pleat Detail Maxi Black Tie Dress - Pink
Coast UK & IE

was: £119.00

£107.10

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Phase Eight Women's Morven Black Wrap Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Morven Black Wrap Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £129.00

£103.20

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Phase Eight Women's Cindy Black Sequin Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Cindy Black Sequin Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £129.00

£103.20

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Phase Eight Women's Petite Cindy Black Sequin Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Petite Cindy Black Sequin Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £129.00

£103.20

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Luv Forever Black Double Breasted Blazer Dress Colour: Black
Luv Forever Black Double Breasted Blazer Dress Colour: Black
Yumi

£99.99

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Mint Velvet Black Ribbed Jersey Midi Dress
Mint Velvet Black Ribbed Jersey Midi Dress
very.co.uk

£99.00

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Phase Eight Women's Nika Black Tiered Shift Dress
Phase Eight Women's Nika Black Tiered Shift Dress
Phase Eight

was: £129.00

£99.00

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Luv Forever Black Sequin Embroidered Side Split Maxi Dress Colour: Black
Luv Forever Black Sequin Embroidered Side Split Maxi Dress Colour: Black
Yumi

£97.49

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Luv Forever Black Bandeau Side Slit Maxi Dress Colour: Black
Luv Forever Black Bandeau Side Slit Maxi Dress Colour: Black
Yumi

£97.49

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Luv Forever Black Jewelled Sleeve Hi-Lo Sequin Dress Colour: Black
Luv Forever Black Jewelled Sleeve Hi-Lo Sequin Dress Colour: Black
Yumi

£97.49

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Corsage Detail Chiffon Black Tie Dress - Red Orange
Corsage Detail Chiffon Black Tie Dress - Red Orange
Coast UK & IE

was: £99.00

£89.10

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Phase Eight Women's Karmie Black Ponte Bodycon Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Karmie Black Ponte Bodycon Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £110.00

£88.00

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Phase Eight Women's Khloe Black Faux Leather Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Khloe Black Faux Leather Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £129.00

£85.00

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Double Second Black Square Neck Fitted Guipure Lace Dress Colour: Black
Double Second Black Square Neck Fitted Guipure Lace Dress Colour: Black
Yumi

£81.00

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Yumi Black And Gold Sequin Ombre Long Sleeve Midi Dress Colour: Black
Yumi Black And Gold Sequin Ombre Long Sleeve Midi Dress Colour: Black
Yumi

£80.00

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Phase Eight Women's Julieta Black Linen Ruffle Broderie Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Julieta Black Linen Ruffle Broderie Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £119.00

£79.00

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Phase Eight Women's Jessica Black Jersey Bodycon Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Jessica Black Jersey Bodycon Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £95.00

£76.00

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Quiz Black One Shoulder Bow Maxi Dress
Quiz Black One Shoulder Bow Maxi Dress
very.co.uk

£75.00

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Phase Eight Women's Bonnie Black Bow Shirt Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Bonnie Black Bow Shirt Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £119.00

£75.00

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Phase Eight Women's Petite Bonnie Black Bow Shirt Midi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Petite Bonnie Black Bow Shirt Midi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £119.00

£75.00

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Yumi Black Ombre Sequin Wrap Dress Colour: Red
Yumi Black Ombre Sequin Wrap Dress Colour: Red
Yumi

£75.00

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Vivienne Black Broderie Anglaise Cotton Dress, Black
Vivienne Black Broderie Anglaise Cotton Dress, Black
LK Bennett

was: £399.00

£299.00

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Black/Pink Orchid Print Mesh Maxi Dress with Beaded Neckline
Black/Pink Orchid Print Mesh Maxi Dress with Beaded Neckline
Chesca

£295.00

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Black/Pink Wild Roses Printed Chiffon Dress
Black/Pink Wild Roses Printed Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£290.00

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BOSS Black Farara Mixed Fabric Dress - Metallic Beige
BOSS Black Farara Mixed Fabric Dress - Metallic Beige
very.co.uk

£289.00

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Frank Lyman Black & Silver Long Dress Style - 179257 Hot Styles Summer 2019 (20)
Frank Lyman Black & Silver Long Dress Style - 179257 Hot Styles Summer 2019 (20)
Amazon.co.uk

£254.47

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Dita Black and Red Cherry Print Dress, Multi
Dita Black and Red Cherry Print Dress, Multi
LK Bennett

was: £499.00

£249.00

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Cally Black Pleated Shirt Dress, Black
Cally Black Pleated Shirt Dress, Black
LK Bennett

was: £329.00

£246.00

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Sky Black Crepe Dress with LENZING ECOVERO viscose, Black
Sky Black Crepe Dress with LENZING ECOVERO viscose, Black
LK Bennett

was: £329.00

£246.00

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Sky Petite Black Crepe Dress with LENZING ECOVERO viscose, Black
Sky Petite Black Crepe Dress with LENZING ECOVERO viscose, Black
LK Bennett

was: £329.00

£246.00

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Phase Eight Women's Freesia Black Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Freesia Black Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £299.00

£239.20

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Phase Eight Women's Mallory Black Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Mallory Black Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £299.00

£239.20

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Marrie Black Velvet Spot Dress, Black
Marrie Black Velvet Spot Dress, Black
LK Bennett

was: £359.00

£239.00

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Black Textured Shirt Dress
Black Textured Shirt Dress
Chesca

£235.00

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Black Chiffon Dress with Embroidered Sequin Mesh Overtop
Black Chiffon Dress with Embroidered Sequin Mesh Overtop
Chesca

£225.00

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Lemoni Black Crepe Fit and Flare Dress, Black
Lemoni Black Crepe Fit and Flare Dress, Black
LK Bennett

was: £279.00

£209.00

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Eva Black Cotton Buttercup Meadow Print Dress, Black
Eva Black Cotton Buttercup Meadow Print Dress, Black
LK Bennett

was: £279.00

£209.00

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Phase Eight Women's Elena Black Sequin Tiered Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Elena Black Sequin Tiered Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £249.00

£199.20

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Hanna Navy And Black Italian Tweed Dress, Navy Black
Hanna Navy And Black Italian Tweed Dress, Navy Black
LK Bennett

was: £399.00

£199.00

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Nathalie Black Lace Tuxedo Dress, Black
Nathalie Black Lace Tuxedo Dress, Black
LK Bennett

was: £399.00

£199.00

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Black Crush Pleat Satin & Chiffon Dress
Black Crush Pleat Satin & Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Black/Multi Rose Melody Print Jersey Drape Dress
Black/Multi Rose Melody Print Jersey Drape Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Black Pleated Dress With Chiffon Flower Details
Black Pleated Dress With Chiffon Flower Details
Chesca

£195.00

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Edel Black and Cream Graphic Spot Dress, Black Cream
Edel Black and Cream Graphic Spot Dress, Black Cream
LK Bennett

was: £359.00

£179.00

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Black/White Scribble Flowers Mesh Cut-Out Detail Sleeveless Dress
Black/White Scribble Flowers Mesh Cut-Out Detail Sleeveless Dress
Chesca

£175.00

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Black Plissé Mock Jacket Dress
Black Plissé Mock Jacket Dress
Chesca

£175.00

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Black Sleeveless Plisse Pleat Dress
Black Sleeveless Plisse Pleat Dress
Chesca

£165.00

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Mint Velvet Felicity Print Black Maxi Dress
Mint Velvet Felicity Print Black Maxi Dress
very.co.uk

£159.00

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Black Bias Cut Crepe Chiffon Dress
Black Bias Cut Crepe Chiffon Dress
Chesca

£155.00

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Closet London Black and Gold Print A-Line Midi Dress
Closet London Black and Gold Print A-Line Midi Dress
Closet London

£150.00

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Closet London Black Tie Back A-Line Dress
Closet London Black Tie Back A-Line Dress
Closet London

£150.00

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Maria Black Jersey Fit and Flare Dress, Black
Maria Black Jersey Fit and Flare Dress, Black
LK Bennett

was: £199.00

£149.00

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Black Plissé Sleeveless Balloon Dress
Black Plissé Sleeveless Balloon Dress
Chesca

£145.00

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Mint Velvet Black Satin Midi Shirt Dress
Mint Velvet Black Satin Midi Shirt Dress
very.co.uk

£139.00

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Carla Black Maxi Dress with Cotton and LENZING ECOVERO viscose, Black
Carla Black Maxi Dress with Cotton and LENZING ECOVERO viscose, Black
LK Bennett

was: £179.00

£134.00

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Closet London Black A-line Paneled Skirt Dress
Closet London Black A-line Paneled Skirt Dress
Closet London

£130.00

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Luv Forever Two-Tone Red-Black Jewelled Sleeve Sequin Maxi Dress Colour: Red/Black
Luv Forever Two-Tone Red-Black Jewelled Sleeve Sequin Maxi Dress Colour: Red/Black
Yumi

£129.99

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L.K.Bennett Daphne Polka Dot Silk Maxi Dress, Black/Cream
L.K.Bennett Daphne Polka Dot Silk Maxi Dress, Black/Cream
John Lewis & Partners

£429.00

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KARL LAGERFELD Long Sleeve Mesh Dress, 999 Black
KARL LAGERFELD Long Sleeve Mesh Dress, 999 Black
John Lewis & Partners

£399.00

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Kanerite Asymmetric Floral Dress, Black
Lauren Ralph Lauren Kanerite Asymmetric Floral Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£399.00

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Lk Bennett Womens Pure Cotton Broderie V-Neck Midi Dress - 12 - Black, Black
Lk Bennett Womens Pure Cotton Broderie V-Neck Midi Dress - 12 - Black, Black
Marks and Spencer UK

£399.00

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Velvet by Graham & Spencer Ginger Linen Cut Out Detail Maxi Dress, Black
Velvet by Graham & Spencer Ginger Linen Cut Out Detail Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£395.00

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Jasper Conran London Eve Silk Blend Velvet Midi Shirt Dress, Black
Jasper Conran London Eve Silk Blend Velvet Midi Shirt Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£375.00

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Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Bonded Crepe Midi Dress, Black
Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Bonded Crepe Midi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£370.00

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Joseph Ribkoff Dress 223266, black, 16
Joseph Ribkoff Dress 223266, black, 16
Amazon.co.uk

£355.22

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James Lakeland Velvet Side Ruched Midi Dress, Black
James Lakeland Velvet Side Ruched Midi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£350.00

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Gina Bacconi Amelia Beaded Maxi Dress, Ivory/Black
Gina Bacconi Amelia Beaded Maxi Dress, Ivory/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£350.00

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Brora Silk Flower Ruched Midi Dress, Black/Multi
Brora Silk Flower Ruched Midi Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£349.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Maxi Dress, Black/Nude
Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Maxi Dress, Black/Nude
John Lewis & Partners

£349.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded V-Neck Maxi Dress, Black/Purple
Adrianna Papell Beaded V-Neck Maxi Dress, Black/Purple
John Lewis & Partners

£349.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Maxi Dress, Black/Gold
Adrianna Papell Beaded Mesh Maxi Dress, Black/Gold
John Lewis & Partners

£349.00

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Gina Bacconi Matilyn Sequin Maxi Dress, Black/Ivory
Gina Bacconi Matilyn Sequin Maxi Dress, Black/Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£340.00

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Lovechild 1979 Rosetta Wool Blend Maxi Dress, Black
Lovechild 1979 Rosetta Wool Blend Maxi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£330.00

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L.K.Bennett Hilary Scallop Trim Dress, Black
L.K.Bennett Hilary Scallop Trim Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£329.00

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L.K.Bennett Keeler Check Pearl Detail Dress, Black/Cream
L.K.Bennett Keeler Check Pearl Detail Dress, Black/Cream
John Lewis & Partners

£329.00

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L.K.Bennett Coco Polka Dot Dress, Black/Cream
L.K.Bennett Coco Polka Dot Dress, Black/Cream
John Lewis & Partners

£329.00

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chesca Floral Devoree Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
chesca Floral Devoree Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Malina Manon Reef Print Satin Kaftan Dress, Cream/Black
Malina Manon Reef Print Satin Kaftan Dress, Cream/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£325.00

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Daphne Polka Dot Pleated Dress, Black Cream
Daphne Polka Dot Pleated Dress, Black Cream
LK Bennett

was: £429.00

£321.00

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Gina Bacconi Flavia Floral Maxi Dress, Black/White
Gina Bacconi Flavia Floral Maxi Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£320.00

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Wilisant Floral Print Linen Shirt Dress, Black/Tan
Lauren Ralph Lauren Wilisant Floral Print Linen Shirt Dress, Black/Tan
John Lewis & Partners

£319.00

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Belforette Rose Print Linen Wrap Dress, Black/Multi
Lauren Ralph Lauren Belforette Rose Print Linen Wrap Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£319.00

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nué notes Demetri Floral Print Oversized Silk Dress, Black/Multi
nué notes Demetri Floral Print Oversized Silk Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£305.00

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Helen McAlinden Steph Bow Dress, Black
Helen McAlinden Steph Bow Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£305.00

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Adrianna Papell Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Midi Cocktail Dress, Black
Adrianna Papell Aidan Mattox by Adrianna Papell Midi Cocktail Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£300.00

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Queens of archive Rhiannon Daisy Print Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
Queens of archive Rhiannon Daisy Print Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£300.00

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L.K.Bennett Mallory Cherry Print Midi Dress, Black/Multi
L.K.Bennett Mallory Cherry Print Midi Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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Aidan by Adrianna Papell Crepe Feather Cuff Blazer Dress, Black
Aidan by Adrianna Papell Crepe Feather Cuff Blazer Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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Adrianna Papell Aidan Beaded Halterneck Dress, Black
Adrianna Papell Aidan Beaded Halterneck Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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James Lakeland Tie Dye Satin Shirt Dress, Black/White
James Lakeland Tie Dye Satin Shirt Dress, Black/White
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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AllSaints Jessie Tanana Floral Midi Dress, Jet Black
AllSaints Jessie Tanana Floral Midi Dress, Jet Black
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Midi Dress, Black/Gunmetal
Adrianna Papell Beaded Midi Dress, Black/Gunmetal
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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Vivienne Black Broderie Anglaise Cotton Dress, Black
Vivienne Black Broderie Anglaise Cotton Dress, Black
LK Bennett

was: £399.00

£299.00

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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.

Author Debra Binns
Curated by Debra Binns

Debra Binns is the co-founder of MotherOfTheBrideOutfits.org.uk. Debra has been creating and sharing relevant content about women's occasionwear since 2009, bringing together fabulous fashion from the high street and online stores for that special occasion.

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