John Lewis Frances Jersey Maxi Dress, Midnight

We like it because...

its Grecian-inspired draping adds lots of feminine allure

Product information

Radiate unparalleled glamour this party season in the John Lewis Frances Jersey Maxi Dress from our exclusive occasionwear collection.
Fashioned from a luxe easy-to-wear jersey fabric, this directional maxi length style features a fitted bodice with a sumptuous cross-over gathering, an elegant v-neckline and a cinched-in waist for full feminine appeal.
With subtle gathering at the waist, the jersey fabric falls effortlessly towards the straight draped hem and is finished with a sophisticated square.
Style yours with a pair of elegant heels and an opulent bolero to cast an enviably occasion-ready ensemble. This formal evening gown is ideal for balls, weddings and formal evening occasions.
Sizing Information:
Model wears a size 10
Measurements in cm based on a size 12:
Length: 150cm
Bust: 92cm
Waist: 74cm
Hem: 125cm
John Lewis
Dress Shape
Empire Line
Dress Trends
Length Information Mini - A mini style falls mid-thigh to above the knee, Midi - A midi length is knee- to calf-length, Maxi - A maxi length is ankle- to floor-length
94% Polyester, 6% Elastane
Washing Instructions
Dry clean


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Q & As

John Lewis Frances Jersey Maxi Dress, Midnight 4.9 5 10 10
Great dress - very flattering I bought 5 of these dresses for my bridesmaids: ranging from a size 8 through to a size 18. They all looked fantastic in it, it's a very flattering cut. Lovely colour as well. I'm now buying one myself to wear as Matron of Honour for one of their weddings! 25 September 2014
Beautiful dress This dress is beautiful in every way. I am a size 18 but it drapes beautifully and is fully lined so does not cling to my lumps and bumps! The colour is beautiful - a mix of navy blue and purple - gorgeous. Only problem is it is incredibly long even with heels (I am 5' 4") so will have to have it shortened, which will be an added expense. Still love it though. 26 August 2014
Really useful dress! Excellent dress for very smart and more casual evenings 08 July 2014
Perfect Bridesmaid dresses I bought these in Navy for my 3 bridesmaids after 1 of them tried this on and looked great in it! The straps are super, lovely and thick at the back, so the girls can wear normal bras and feel comfortable on the day (December). The material is thick, stretchy and lined, and because of the weight of the fabric, it won't show any lumps and bumps after eating! They are quite long, but having them taken up is much better than it being too short! We will be nipping the straps in the create a sweetheart neckline, which is also very flattering. Well done John Lewis for making these dresses such good value, and thank you to your staff at the call centre who advised me about stock delivery, and updating me! The emerald green looked stunning in the shop too, lovely colours! 06 June 2014
Beautifully made dress. I'm thrilled with this dress. The material is gorgeous, and it's beautifully made. The only problem is me. I'm losing height as I'm getting older, so I've had to have it taken up. Now it's exactly what I wanted. 27 May 2014
Amazingly stylish and flattering! I spent ages looking for the perfect prom dress. This one was a bit over my budget, but I fell in love with it the minute I tried it on. Best purchase this year by far! Paired it with some gorgeous red lips and curly hair and got tons of compliments! 14 May 2014
Frances Jersey Maxi Dress, Midnight We brought four of this dress for our Bridesmaids to be and all four girls unanimously loved it. The dress is elegant, beautiful and has a wonderful feel to it to both to touch and wear. We felt it was the one when we first saw it, but the proof was in the reaction of the girls when they all tried it on. They simply did not want to take it off. We would recommend it to anyone. 01 May 2014
Beautiful I'm thrilled with this dress it looks very elegant and slimming. Because of the material it hangs beautifully. 09 April 2014
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