An elegant dress is the ultimate wardrobe staple for a lot of women. A sophisticated dress makes for simple, easy styling, no matter the occasion, which can save you a lot of time and effort when putting together an outfit.

At Lily Ella we offer a stylish selection of midi and maxi dresses suitable for all occasions, featuring a variety of flattering colours, prints and styles.

Read on for the Lily Ella guide to elegant dresses for women and discover our top styling tips.

Elegant Summer Dresses

The summer season is in full swing which means we’re reaching for light and cooler wardrobe options.

Bywell Dress £79.95

Summer dresses made from light, breathable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, are the best options for keeping cool in summer. This is the season for bright colours and bold prints, so don’t be afraid to make a statement. A midi dress with short sleeves and a looser fit will ensure optimum comfort and a classy look. Style with a statement straw hat and sandals to complete the perfect staycation outfit.

Elegant Party Dresses

At Lily Ella, we love a classic shape and just the right amount of glitz when it comes to elegant party dresses.

Kenton Dress £84.95

It’s all about the details when picking the perfect party dress. A scalloped hem and metallic embroidery can really elevate a simple silhouette. Whether it’s a long-awaited dinner out with your other half, whether it be at a restaurant or at home in the garden, you simply can’t go wrong with a black or navy midi dress, and you’ll more than likely be pulling this style from your wardrobe time and time again. Add a matching clutch bag, heels and a pair of sparkly earrings for the perfect party look. If you’re dining at home for now, a pair of elegant sandals will do the trick.

Elegant Mother of The Bride Dresses

Every mother wants to look great on her daughter’s big day, and Lily Ella are experts in designing the most elegant Mother of the Bride dresses. The day may be smaller than planned but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a fabulous dress. 

Glebe Dress £79.95

A pastel colour scheme is usually a safe option for weddings, especially during the spring and summer seasons. We love an abstract print to add interest, and florals are super pretty and delicate - perfect for a wedding. A print will also look great in photographs. An elasticated waistband is a good idea to ensure you stay comfy all day - even after a three-course meal and a few glasses of sparkling fizz. Don’t forget a pashmina and fascinator for those all-important romantic details.

Elegant Day Dresses

You don’t always need a special occasion to bring out a gorgeous dress. Our range of elegant day dresses are sure to elevate your casual attire whilst providing comfort - you can throw this type of dress on any day of the week and are guaranteed to look stylish. 

Gosforth Dress, £79.95

Opting for a comfortable fit is especially important when it comes to daywear. We love dresses with small details, such as a collar or buttons, to keep your look casual enough for day-to-day activities such as running errands. If you’re worried about how your silhouette will look in a more relaxed style, choose a dress with pleat detail to the front as this provides structure for a flattering fit. The great thing about day dresses is that they can be styled with a pair of heels or flats and still look classy.

How to accessorise an Elegant Dress

It’s worth investing in accessories as you can totally transform a dress by styling it with different pieces.

Heading out for coffee with friends? Add a chunky necklace, straw bag and wedges and you’ve got the perfect smart-casual look. For weddings and special occasions, a pashmina can add a glamorous edge to your dress and also keep you warm in the evening. Elevate a simple dress and boost your confidence with a wide belt to cinch in the waist. Footwear can really switch up a look, simply changing from flats to heels will take a dress from day to night if you don’t have time to change. 


Elegant dresses for women at Lily Ella


Browse our gorgeous range of elegant dresses for women, carefully designed with quality and fit in mind. You’ll find the most flattering shapes, luxurious fabrics and superb craftsmanship in every single one of our stylish and timeless dresses, allowing you to create a wardrobe that’s always in fashion and suitable for a whole range of occasions. 

Browse the full collection of dresses at Lily Ella



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