Black Cocktail Dresses
Elegant and refined, the Print Midi Dress by Lost Ink features a silky satin fabrication with a multicoloured floral print in a midi-length design. With flowing angel sleeves and a fluid full skirt anchored by a double waist tie. Style with strappy heels to take this look to cocktail hour and beyond.Our model is wearing a size UK 8 dress. She usually takes a standard AU 8/Small, is 5’7” (170cm) tall, has an 81cm bust, 89cm hips and a 61cm waist. - Length: 110cm (size UK 8) - Regular fit; flowing full skirt - Satin fabric; non-stretch; partially lined - Black base; multicoloured floral print - V-neckline - Subtle angel sleeves; half length - Wrap tie waist; polished gunmetal-toned D-ring fastening - Invisible zip fastening to back - Vent to back skirt
A soft cowl neckline complements the blouson bodice on this elegant Badgley Mischka Collection dress. Formfitting pencil skirt. Vented hem. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Mid-weight stretch weave. Shell: 90% polyester/10% spandex. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 43.25in / 110cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S
This filmy mesh Marchesa Notte dress blooms with delicate floral embroidery, making it the perfect choice for a party during the cooler months. Blending demure style with striking accents, it's the gown your closet is waiting for. Fabric: Sheer mesh Floral embroidery Velvet ribbon at waist A-line silhouette Midi length Boat neck 3/4 sleeves Hidden zip at back Partially lined Semi-sheer Shell: 100% nylon Lining: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
Another Norma Kamali masterpiece, this time in the form of a flirtatious dress. Made of opposing nude mesh and black jersey, it's a delightfully daring choice for your next event. Fabric: Stretch jersey / mesh Sheer panels Body-con silhouette Midi length Boat neck Long sleeves Shell: 95% polyester/5% spandex Shell: 82% nylon/ 18% spandex Imported, China
A classic fishtail hem, lends a dramatic touch to this formfitting Norma Kamali dress. The piece is composed of soft, slinky jersey and styled with an off-shoulder neckline. Covered elastic top hem. Raw edges. Unlined. Fabric: Slinky jersey. 95% polyester/5% spandex. Wash cold. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 57.75in / 147cm, from center back Measurements from size S
Thin straps cross the deep neckline of this alluring T by Alexander Wang dress. Long sleeves. Double-layered. Fabric: Jersey. 95% modal/5% spandex. Hand wash or dry clean. Imported, Vietnam. Measurements Length: 45.25in / 115cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S
If you're scrambling for a last-minute date night dress, you can be sure that Bailey44 will always have your back. This piece stays true to the label's reputation for all things alluring with deep color and a figure-hugging silhouette. Fabric: Bonded jersey Mid-length profile One-shoulder neckline Sleeveless Hidden zip at side Lined Shell: 61%\trayon/35% nylon/4% spandex Dry clean Made in the USA
This ruched mesh DVF dress cuts a sexy, curve-hugging profile that looks snug, but feels effortless. The knee-length profile looks equally alluring with tall boots or barely-there sandals. Fabric: Ultra-fine stretch mesh Off-center V neckline Long ties accentuate the gathered long sleeves and side slit Floral print Body-con silhouette Midi length V neck Long sleeves Shell: 100% nylon Trim: 95% silk/5% spandex Dry clean Imported, China
This asymmetrical Self Portrait midi dress has sculptural appeal with asymmetrical detailing and dimensional flounces. Fabric: Plain weave Thigh-high slit Colorblock print Maxi dress cut One-shoulder neckline Sleeveless Zip at back Zip at skirt Partially lined Shell: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
An alluring Yumi Kim dress, styled with a structured sweetheart neckline and wrap skirt. Padding and boning shape the cups. Non-slip rubber binding at top hem. Exposed back zip. Unlined. Fabric: Velour. Shell: 65% polyester/30% nylon/5% elastane. Lining: 97% cotton/3% elastane. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 33in / 84cm, from center back Measurements from size XS
Stop and smell the flowers! Marchesa Notte brings a little petal power to this classic night-out dress with fluttery chiffon details. Add a sweetheart bodice and sheer yoke and you have a piece that's totally timeless. Fabric: Lace Chiffon petal appliqués Knee length Boat neck Long sleeves Hidden zip at back Hook-and-eye at back Lined Shell: 100% nylon Lining: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
Twinkling with metallic sequins and covered in glossy floral embroidery, this Marchesa Notte cocktail dress definitely makes a statement. Fabric: Mesh Smooth floral embroidery and sequin detailing Sheer trim Floral print Midi length V neck Short sleeves Hidden zip at back Hook-and-eye at back Open back Lined Shell: 100% nylon Trim: 60% metallic/40% polyester Trim: 70% polyester/30% metallic Lining: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
A revealing Rachel Zoe gown styled with a dramatic center slit and open back. Long sleeves balance the formfitting silhouette. A button and hidden zip secure the back. Lined bodice. Fabric: Crepe jersey. 95% polyester/5% spandex. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 60in / 152.5cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4
Set even the wintriest of nights shimmering in this mid-weight JoosTricot sweater dress. Paired with sheer tights and sleek booties, this is the perfect night-out piece when there's a chill in the air. Fabric: Mid-weight metallic knit Ruffled yoke Long ties at neckline Mini dress cut Tie Neck Long sleeves Unlined Shell: 64% acetate/20% spandex/8% polyamide/8% polyester Hand wash Made in the USA
A peek of pleated lining at the hem gives this figure-skimming Victoria Beckham shift dress a touch of swingy movement. Fabric: Plain weave A-line silhouette Mini-dress cut Crew neck Sleeveless Exposed zip at back Lined Shell: 100% polyester Dry clean Made in Portugal
When you're gearing up for a tropical vacation or attending a celebration closer to home, this Alexis Adela dress will be the one you reach for. The lively leaf print and asymmetrical detailing are tailor made for warm-weather fun. Fabric: Shirting Ruffle trim Floral print Mini dress cut One-shoulder neckline Sleeveless Hook-and-eye at side Hidden zip at side Open back Unlined Shell: 100% ramie Dry clean Imported, China
A gown that is elegant, flattering, and comfortable is difficult to come by, but this Norma Kamali dress fits the bill. This reversible dress is made of comfy jersey material that is both formfitting and flattering—an effortless gown to wear to any formal event. Fabric: Slinky jersey Maxi dress cut Scoop neck 3/4 sleeves Shell: 95% polyester/5% spandex Wash cold Imported, China
Zimmermann uses special sizing. This silk Zimmermann mini dress is accented with heavy draping and a wrap-inspired silhouette. Boned bodice. Hidden back zip. Strapless. Lined. Semi-sheer. Fabric: Silk crepe. Shell: 100% silk. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 33.5in / 85cm, from center of back Measurements from size 1
A formal THURLEY dress feels effortless and sexy with side cutouts at the waist and a swingy, uneven skirt. Made from heavily textured, two-tone lace you'll cause a sensation wherever you go. Fabric: Lace Midi length V neck Sleeveless Hook-and-eye at back Hidden zip at back Lined Shell: 100% polyester Trim: 100% polyester Lining: 97% polyester/3% elastane Dry clean Imported, Cambodia
We love that even Rick Owens' evening pieces have a cool grunge quality to them – you'll never look like you're trying too hard at galas or cocktail parties. Designed with a plunging neckline and racer-back, this gown is cut from light-catching lamé that's gathered at the front to highlight the waist. Let the piece speak for itself with slicked-back hair and minimal jewelry.
Here's the romantic cocktail dress you've been dreaming about, presented by—who else?—Self Portrait. This charming little number is designed with a trompe l'oeil bodice and an assortment of ruffles fit for a princess. Fabric: Mesh / lace Mini-dress cut Crew neck Long sleeves Hook-and-eye at back Hidden zip at back Lined Shell: 100% cotton Shell: 100% polyester Shell: 100% polyamide Trim: 100% viscose Lining: 100% elastomultiester Dry clean Imported, China
Chantilly lace composes this shoulder-baring Lover dress. Grosgrain ribbons secure the halter neckline, and eyelash fringe accents the scalloped hem. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Lace. Shell: 55% cotton/25% viscose/20% nylon. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 43in / 109cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4
This single-shoulder Bailey44 dress is cut from curve-hugging mid-weight jersey. Hidden side zip. Lined. Fabric: Jersey. 61% rayon/35% nylon/4% spandex. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Measurements Length: 41.25in / 105cm, from shoulder Measurements from size S
A dazzling bombshell of a gown, this Parker Black Ava dress sparkles with multi-color sequins. The silhouette hugs the curves then drifts into a delicate, sheer skirt that falls to the floor. Fabric: Stretch mesh Hand-sewn embellishments Raw hem Maxi length Crew neck Sleeveless Hook-and-eye at back Hidden zip at back Lined Shell: 100% nylon Lining: 100% polyester Professional spot clean Imported, India
Twirl away! This Zac Posen dress is finished with structured ruffle at the flared skirt, practically perfect for twirling. Tonal topstiching at the wide straps adds a touch of vintage style to the fit-and-flare silhouette. Fabric: Suiting cotton Lattice trim Tonal topstitching A-line silhouette Mini dress cut V neck Sleeveless Hook-and-eye at back Exposed zip at back On-seam hip pockets Unlined Shell: 97% cotton/3% spandex Hand wash Imported, China
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In pitch black with tonal crystal embellishment, this Simone Rocha dress is a statement with a sheer tulle overlay and frothy ruffles through the skirt * Black slip dress with sheer tulle overlay, tonal crystal embellishments, round neckline, zipped back * Slim fit, voluminous ruffled skirt
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In jet black with a draped nonchalance and a fitted skirt, this elegant dress from Max Mara is a decadent buy that can be styled for business, pleasure or refined brunch dates. The V-neckline will show off just enough skin.
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Body-conscious in jet black wool, this Max Mara dress is a flattering choice made sensual with sheer mesh sleeves. The tactile combination is easy to style but promises just enough modern edge * Black wool, mesh sleeves and neckline, round neckline, button fastening at the nape of the neck * Fitted * Add heels and a sleek clutch
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In all-black with a streamlined longer-length body, this sequin-adorned dress from Boutique Moschino is a sophisticated but glitzy offering for after-dark. Note the tactile lace at the back as an unexpected finish.
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A classic staple in black, this sumptuous wool dress from Paule Ka is a flattering choice with a feminine flared skirt. Versatile and chic, it can be dressed up and down from season to season.
T by Alexander Wang's dress is made from a double layer of stretchy modal fabric for a snug, flattering fit and smooth finish. This style is suspended from delicate, thin straps and has a cutout and gathered bodice that is secured by silk ties. We think it looks equally chic teamed with combat boots or heels.
Opening Ceremony's signature 'Lotus' dress has been updated in a tactile jacquard. This piece has a ribbed scooped neckline and body-hugging fit that's enhanced by perfectly positioned seams. The flouncy ruffled shoulders and fluted midi hem call for minimal accessories - leave your dress to do the talking.
Get ready to meet your new favorite little black dress. This shift dress by Prabal Gurung takes the classic style and adds a charming twist with a panel of contrast lace. Fabric: Satin Lace trim Mini dress cut Crew neck Sleeveless Hidden zip at back Hook-and-eye at back Lined Shell: 100% polyester Wash cold Imported, China
This stunner of a gown by Marchesa Notte is covered in texture and intricate details and promises to sweep beautifully with your every movement. Fabric: Swiss-dot tulle Textured embroidery Tiered ruffles Pleated, boned bodice Eyelash trim Maxi dress cut Crew Neck Sleeveless Hidden zip at back Hook-and-eye at back Tie at neckline Lined Shell: 100% nylon Lining: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
An embroidered Marchesa Notte cocktail dress in layered mesh and lace. The illusion neckline and sheer short sleeves add flirty detail. Scalloped hem. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Embroidered mesh. Shell: 100% nylon. Trim: 10% polyester/45% viscose/45% metalic. Lining: 100% polyester. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 37.5in / 95cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4
Say goodbye to the plain old LBD and make room for this showstopper from Jourden. With embroidered flower details and an off-shoulder silhouette, it's about as far from basic as you can get. Fabric: Chiffon Embroidery details Balloon cuffs Shoulder poofs Floral print Mini dress cut Off-shoulder neckline Long sleeves Covered elastic at waist Open back Lined Semi-sheer Shell: 100% polyester Dry clean Imported, China
Sexy, with a definite lingerie-inspired feel, this curve-hugging velour Hudson x Baja East slip dress is just the silhouette for refined, yet effortless style. Fabric: Crushed velour Body-con silhouette Maxi dress cut V neck Sleeveless Hook-and-eye at back Hidden zip at back Unlined Shell: 95% polyester/5% spandex Dry clean Made in the USA
This effortless Veronica Beard sheath dress is crafted in crisp, lightweight poplin. Ruching frames the slanted button-up front. Split-V neckline. Sleeveless. Unlined. Fabric: Lightweight stretch poplin. 97% cotton/3% elastane. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 45in / 114cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4
This playful flamenco inspired 3.1 Phillip Lim party dress made from silk chiffon features contrasting rib-knit panels. With feminine details such as a cutout at the back, a sweetheart neckline, and slinky adjustable straps, it's still the perfect amount of edgy to make a style statement. Fabric: Chiffon Adjustable straps Ribbed trim Abstract print Midi length Sweetheart neckline Sleeveless Hidden zip at side Covered elastic at back Open back Unlined Shell: 100% silk Trim: 80% viscose/20% elastane Trim: 67% viscose/22% cotton/11%elastane Imported, China
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Wisp-thin straps and a fluid, streamlined silhouette inform this pitch black floor-grazing gown from Deitas. Take it from one occasion to the next, you can change your look with accessories * Black silk, square neckline, wisp-thin straps * Slim, fluid silhouette, floor-length