The John Lewis evening dresses sale is INSANE, and enough to make me buy now — even though I’m not going out-out until at least 2021

John Lewis evening dresses sale has some of the best Black Friday deals we've come across...

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There's up to 70% off John Lewis evening dresses right now and I'm making a virtual dash there.

The phrase ‘all dressed up with nowhere to go’ has never felt as relevant as it does in 2020. I’ve spent more time than I’m willing to admit dressing up from the waist up for Zoom quizzes and even longer gazing longingly at my (currently redundant) partywear wardrobe. I’ve really missed the joy of dressing up - and I'm willing to bet I’m not alone. 

But there is good news amongst the doom and gloom of tiers and lockdowns. A surge in loungewear and comfy undie sales has left plenty of sequins on the shelves, and that’s what I’ll be adding to basket this Black Friday weekend. Top of my wishlist? John Lewis evening dresses. 

Prices start from an almost unbelievable £15, with discounts of up to and above 70%. Meaning now’s the perfect time to stock up on glitz and glamour for next year’s occasions - we have a feeling it’s going to be a big one.

Whether you’ve got a rescheduled wedding, a postponed party or even a just a much-needed night out in the calendar, John Lewis evening dresses have got you covered.

Full-length, sequin gowns are perfect for black tie events, proms and parties, while floral midis tick all our boxes for a summer wedding or christening. 

Alongside John Lewis own brand, look out for labels such as Reiss, Whistles and Adrianna Papell. 

To get you to the best bargains in John Lewis evening dresses sale pronto, we’ve rounded up our top picks below. Happy shopping!

John Lewis evening dresses to shop now 

French Connection Esi Crinkle Floral Print Midi Tea Dress £90 (opens in new tab)

French Connection Esi Crinkle Floral Print Midi Tea Dress £90 £45 |John Lewis (opens in new tab) Save £45 Liven up your evening-wear with this floaty floral number. The bright hue will see you straight through to spring too.

Hobbs Ashley Spot Jacquard Dress £179 (opens in new tab)

Hobbs Ashley Spot Jacquard Dress £179 £66.75 | John Lewis (opens in new tab) Save £112.25 You can save an additional 25% off Hobbs on Cyber Monday, making this frock an absolute steal! The fit and flare style is universally flattering and the subtle spot print adds interest. Plus, it has pockets! Sold!

Ghost Su Scatter Heart Print Dress £165 (opens in new tab)

Ghost Su Scatter Heart Print Dress £165 £49.50 |John Lewis (opens in new tab) Save £115.50 A Ghost dress for under £50? Truly irresistible! With ruffle detailing and a midi length for a boho finish, you could totally wear this in the day too. Just team with chunky boots for a tough-edge.

Ted Baker Pohshan Knotted Waist Midi Wrap Dress £179 (opens in new tab)

Ted Baker Pohshan Knotted Waist Midi Wrap Dress £179 £75 | John Lewis (opens in new tab) Save £104 This olive-green beauty is a real show-stopper. A wrap style with a knotted waist detail to cinch you in, this frock is seriously flattering. Snap it up pronto!

Monsoon Tabitha Embellished Maxi Dress £170 (opens in new tab)

Monsoon Tabitha Embellished Maxi Dress £170 £85 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £85 Tis the season to sparkle, so why not bag this embellished number? A plunging neckline, angel sleeves and a floor-sweeping length, it ticks all the boxes.

Phase Eight Collection 8 Artemis Lace Maxi Dress £325 (opens in new tab)

Phase Eight Collection 8 Artemis Lace Maxi Dress £325 £142.50 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £182.50  Turn heads in this red hot number. A delicate lace design that hugs in all the right places. A tiered skirt, perfect for hitting that dance floor!

Adrianna Papell Beaded Floral Dress: £350 (opens in new tab)

Adrianna Papell Beaded Floral Dress: £350, £63 | John Lewis (opens in new tab) Save £287 With a saving of nearly £300, this isn't a deal to be missed. Buy now and stash away for your next big event. 

Adrianna Papell Beaded Maxi Gown: (opens in new tab)

Adrianna Papell Beaded Maxi Gown: £335, £60.30 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £274.70 This glittering gown looks like it belongs in a fairytale, and the price is pretty magical too. 

Adrianna Papell Satin Floral Print Jacquard Halterneck Midi Dress: £160 (opens in new tab)

Adrianna Papell Satin Floral Print Jacquard Halterneck Midi Dress: £160, £28.80 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £132.20 Showing off your shoulders, the halter neckline perfectly balances the midi length of this jacquard beauty. 

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Finery Marcilly Floral Print Midi Dress: £119, £23.79 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £95.21 Best known for their fashion-forward shapes and unusual prints, this Finery dress is ticking all our boxes. 

Gina Bacconi Coraima Floral Dress: £270 (opens in new tab)

Gina Bacconi Coraima Floral Dress: £270, £56.70 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £213.30 If the green rose print wasn't enough to make you fall head-over-heels for this Bardot style dress, the contrast zip at the back will seal the deal. 

Oasis Wear It Maxi Dress: £95 (opens in new tab)

Oasis Wear It Maxi Dress: £95, £22.40 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £72.60 Brilliant for bridesmaids, this aqua number can be tied, wrapped and twisted in a number of different ways for a unique look. 

Reiss Delilah One Shoulder Midi Dress: £195 (opens in new tab)

Reiss Delilah One Shoulder Midi Dress: £195, £55 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £140 Simple and chic, the cut of this dress will flatter all figures. We love the baby pink shade too. 


Phase Eight Coralee Floral Print Asymmetric Hem Dress: £130, £36.75 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Phase Eight Coralee Floral Print Asymmetric Hem Dress: £130, £36.75 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £93.25 Perfect for a summer wedding, the textured fabric and asymmetric hemline add a playful touch. 

Ghost Josie Satin Wrap Neck Midi Dress: £149 (opens in new tab)

Ghost Josie Satin Wrap Neck Midi Dress: £149, £44.70| John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £104.30 It's practically unheard of to see a Ghost dress for under £50! This blue steel shade will work for all seasons. 

Whistles Annabel Metallic Polka Dot Dress: £199 (opens in new tab)

Whistles Annabel Metallic Polka Dot Dress: £199, £109.65 | John Lewis (opens in new tab)Save £89.35 The tiered shape and frilled sleeves give this dress a relaxed feel, while the gold spots add a little extra glamour. 

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Jess Beech

Jess Beech is an experienced fashion and beauty editor, with more than eight years experience in the publishing industry. She has written for woman&home, GoodtoKnow, Now, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own and Chat, and is a former Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC. A beauty obsessive, Jess has tried everything from cryotherapy to chemical peels (minus the Samantha in Sex and The City-worthy redness) and interviewed experts including Jo Malone and Trinny Woodall.