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

French Connection Esi Crinkle Floral Print Midi Tea Dress £90 £45 |John Lewis 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

Hobbs Ashley Spot Jacquard Dress £179 £66.75 | John Lewis 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

Ghost Su Scatter Heart Print Dress £165 £49.50 |John Lewis 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

Ted Baker Pohshan Knotted Waist Midi Wrap Dress £179 £75 | John Lewis 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

Monsoon Tabitha Embellished Maxi Dress £170 £85 | John Lewis 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

Phase Eight Collection 8 Artemis Lace Maxi Dress £325 £142.50 | John Lewis 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

Adrianna Papell Beaded Floral Dress: £350, £63 | John Lewis 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:

Adrianna Papell Beaded Maxi Gown: £335, £60.30 | John LewisSave £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

Adrianna Papell Satin Floral Print Jacquard Halterneck Midi Dress: £160, £28.80 | John LewisSave £132.20 Showing off your shoulders, the halter neckline perfectly balances the midi length of this jacquard beauty. 

£119

Finery Marcilly Floral Print Midi Dress: £119, £23.79 | John LewisSave £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

Gina Bacconi Coraima Floral Dress: £270, £56.70 | John LewisSave £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

Oasis Wear It Maxi Dress: £95, £22.40 | John LewisSave £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

Reiss Delilah One Shoulder Midi Dress: £195, £55 | John LewisSave £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

Phase Eight Coralee Floral Print Asymmetric Hem Dress: £130, £36.75 | John LewisSave £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

Ghost Josie Satin Wrap Neck Midi Dress: £149, £44.70| John LewisSave £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

Whistles Annabel Metallic Polka Dot Dress: £199, £109.65 | John LewisSave £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 currently Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC. 


She caught the magazine bug during a stint as Fashion Editor of her university newspaper alongside her English degree, and hasn’t looked back since. As for the fashion bug, that came as part and parcel of growing up in the 90s, but the less said about that the better!


Jess’ average day in the office is spent researching the latest fashion trends, chatting to industry tastemakers and scouring the internet to bring you this season’s must-buy pieces - as well as advice on how to wear them. Weekends are equally fashion-focused, and Jess has been known to visit no less than five Zara stores in a single day in search of the perfect occasion dress. 


The only thing that comes close to a buzz of finally tracking down that much-coveted dress is the joy of discovering a new beauty wonder product or hero ingredient. 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.