Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Starts Today!! + A Giveaway!

If you’ve been reading for the past few days, it’s absolutely no secret anymore that the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale starts at 8am!  If you hopped over to SSP before the sale starts this morning, feel free to check back here and here for last-minute tips before the sale starts.  You can check out my Lilly favorites from this year below and enter my giveaway!  You can also sign up for TrueFit too (takes 6o seconds and no measurements are necessary).  Love this feature!  As you’re shopping the sale, look near the sizes available and it’ll show you what size will fit you best (there’s an example of what it looks like on yesterday’s post).  As the sale goes live, I’ll be updating my post throughout the day with my favorites from the sale!

Here are my favorites I’ve loved wearing this past year.  Crossing my fingers for you that most of these will be included in this year’s sale!

Blue Print



My absolute favorite dress this year has been the Jane Dress!  If you’ve been waiting for it to go on sale, here’s hoping it’s part of the sale this year.  I’m guessing it will be, as many of the prints were pulled this past week to be included in the sale!  For fit, it’s pretty true to size.  It’s a little swingy which you know I love!  I’m wearing a 6. UPDATE: They sold out of the Jane dress in a hot minute, but fingers crossed they restock it in the morning!

Wheeler’s Dress

Hot Pink

A repeat favorite from last year that I ordered a few more this year is the Essie Dress.  An easy toss-on dress to wear all summer long.  For fit, it’s true to size.  I’m wearing a medium because I didn’t want it too fitted.  Also available on sale here.

Tavvy Cover-Up – I clearly wore mine out, not just as a coverup.  Love all the vibrant colors!

Thalia Dress – This is a great swing dress and it’s lined too.  I feel like I keep saying everything is true to size, but this one is too.  I’m wearing a small.

Meg Top – Wore this with so much this year.  It also comes in navy.

Bonita Cover-Up – It’s true to size, but I wanted a looser fit so I went with a medium.

Devon Dress – Runs pretty true to size and is a little A-line too.

Sandy Popover – Such a soft cozy top.

Kipper Top – Love the fun fringe details on the hem.  On sale in white.

Lachelle Midi Dress – Some of you had asked if I would share some dresses that are a little longer.  This is one of them.  It’s a midi dress, not too short and not too long.  Wearing a small.

Alanna Off The Shoulder Dress – Love the lace detail on this one!  Also available on sale here.

Julietta Top – Such a pretty cut-out detail on this top.  Love a bright yellow top in summer!

Amisa Tunic Dress – I’m still obsessed with the color combo of this dress!  Such a pretty dress!  It runs a tad big, but I still with a small.

Balletta Cover-Up – Like the Bonita Cover-Up, I’ve worn this one so much this summer too!  I’m wearing a medium, but probably should’ve done a small.  It was a little big, but it was a cover-up so I didn’t mind it fitting a little more loosely.  Also available on sale here.  This pretty print that I have is also on sale too.

Essie Top – ($34) Just like the dress, I toss it on all the time.  Such a great summer staple in white.  Depending on how you want it to fit, I didn’t want mine too fitted so I sized up to a medium.

Amina V-Neck Swing Dress – Talk about a soft dress!  I absolutely LOVE this one!  Unfortunately this one is not part of the sale.  But the girls are wearing these shifts that are on sale!

Girls’ Dresses

Little Lilly Shifts are clearly my favorite dresses for the girls! Obviously, I’ll be stocking up for the girls during the sale. I’ve said it before, but these make great gifts too! Little Lilly Shifts forever!  As far as swimsuits, I sure wish they’d offer more girls’ swimsuits during the sale.  This one and this one are currently still available and on sale.  Have always loved them!  Achelle Sleeveless Silk Top – I’m guessing this top won’t be part of the sale, as it’s one of their newest arrivals.  But I do love it!  Maybe it’ll be marked down during their next sale?  You never know.

Also, don’t forget to check the Accessories Section! Usually there are some fun novelty Lilly items, but most of them are low stock so they sell out pretty quickly!  Love this necklace, only $24!  My favorite always is the silk Elsa Top.  Toss it on with jeans and you’re good to go!  Many are currently on sale!  They fit true to size.  I wear a small in them.  Oh and be sure and check out the Luxletic section and what’s all on sale!  Because it’s always more fun to work-out in bright colors!


If you are planning on ordering items as gifts or saving them for next summer, make sure you still open the package and make sure your items are all accounted for, that you were sent the correct size, and your items aren’t defective.


Comment below and let me know what all you picked up during the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale, or what’s on your wish list!

All comments will be entered in a GIVEAWAY!!
One comment per person, please.

For an extra entry, head over to Instagram here.

One lucky SSP reader will win a $250 Lilly Pulitzer Gift Card!

Pretty awesome, right?  I’ll also be tossing in some extra Lilly accessories that I think you’ll love too!

Don’t forget that Nordstrom offers price adjustments, so be sure and check out their Lilly section here, especially if your favorite item from the sale sold out quickly.  It may still be available at Nordstrom.

Zappos and Amazon have both marked down their Lilly too!

If you have a fit question on a specific item, please email me at sweetsouthernprep at gmail. I’ll try and help you with sizing as best as I can, and attempt to get back to you promptly!

Whatever happens during the Lilly After Party Sale, I wish you the best and hope you have lots of luck scoring your Lilly favorites!

Don’t stress and have fun!

236 thoughts on “Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Starts Today!! + A Giveaway!

  1. Shopped early yesterday… at Belk and Lilly store. Stocked up on shorts for me and my 2 year old. Store had very little inventory for little ones…so definitely looking for shifts for next year. Fingers crossed!

  2. Wish list: I try to go for the classic Lilly looks – the items that will never go out of style. Oh, and this year I’m dressing a baby bump, so I’m looking for looser tops and dresses that I can wear through the fall.

  3. I love the jennalyn dress and ballets cover up! Seriously hope they are part of the sale!

  4. I stopped on our store yesterday and grabbed an Essie dress and some girls shorts!

  5. I love all Lilly. Hoping to score the balleta cover up. Orange is my fav color! Happy shopping. Xox

  6. I’m really hoping for the Jane dress 🙏🏻 I’ve had my eye on that all summer!

  7. I’m hoping to score any of the essie tops or dresses. They are always a favorite!

  8. I just grabbed an Essie dress on zappos and now am waiting for the sale to go live! Hoping for a new popover!!

  9. Shopped local yesterday. Got three shifts and a coverup. Love your blog. Happy shopping!!!

  10. I am hoping to snag some baby Lilly for our seeet little girl due in January!! Maybe I will snag me some looser fitting stuff since I am pregnant. 🙂

  11. I wish I could have shopped early yesterday, but it just didn’t work out! That’s ok, there’s something so excited about snatching things online. I’m looking for a good shift.. I’d like to get one for me and my mama so we can match! I’m also LOVING the tassels this year.. 35 minutes to go. Thanks for the tips!!

  12. Hoping for some sweaters, blouses, and a shift dress or two! I love grabbing staples, like the Meg too, during APS!

  13. I went yesterday and got some great stuff but want I’m hoping for most are the Essie dresses.

  14. I am hoping to buy some outfits so my sweet daughter and I can match!

    Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

  15. I’m eager to grab a few more Essie dresses. They’re seriously my favorite easy summer dress. So, so cute and comfortable. Easy to dress down or up.

  16. I was looking all over for the linden dress in oh shello…..FINALLY found it and in sale!!!

  17. I’m hoping to get a couple of things that I missed out on when they were in stores last spring/summer.

  18. I got in right away and ordered the Almeria OTS top! I also grabbed some accessories to give as gifts.

  19. I’m hoping to pick up a few Luxletic tanks & a maxi skirt. I would also love to grab a new dress… or maybe two if I get carried away!

  20. The Jane & Essie dresses are definitely on my list! Love all of your Lilly advice!

  21. I’m hoping to get some dresses for my daughter and maybe one for me too! I always try for a new phone case and I could use a coverup! Might head downtown to see what’s left.

  22. Ready for all the lily! Dreaming of a Jane dress for my cousins wedding next month!

    Happy Shopping everyone!

  23. Shopped yesterday and got a beautiful maxi with a slit. A few other dresses too but I really want that Jane shift!

  24. I always love your Lilly outfits – so cute!! I’m hoping to find a few Essie dresses and your Jennalyn Swing Dress – perfect for fall with brown boots and a long cardigan!!

  25. I grabbed a pair of Lia’s that I have been wanting to try as well as a couple other things. Only a 5 minute wait this year!

  26. I need some new shorts after losing weight 🙌 I can always use some dresses too!!

  27. hoping to grab dresses for my girls and tanks/essie dress for myself! and i always love looking at the accessories!

  28. I was able to get an Essie dress, the Julietta top, a super cute swimsuit for my daughter, and of course a few accessories!

  29. Still waiting on my turn for lilly’s site, but picked up a rylie cover up and hampton dress on zappos. Hoping to score a couple more dresses when the 83K people in front of me are finished !

  30. I had SO much better luck on internet explorer and was only 2000th in line! Such a quick and easy process this morning! I snagged two little Lilly’s for next year. May be needing to go back for a 3-6mo for a hopefully second girl coming. 😉 Thanks for all the tips!

  31. I picked up classic shifts for both my girls in the “sparkling sands” print! Yay 🙂

  32. I want matching lily shifts for my 3 girls and I. We love to match and LOVE Lily Pulitzer!

  33. So many cute dresses!! Hard to narrow down. Also thinking of a zip up in a cheery print for cooler weather ahead.

  34. I’m hoping to score a Jane dress and a couple of tops that I can transition into fall with.

  35. essie dresses. Kipper tops and the bonita cover-up and a new shift dress to wear to my sons graduation next spring!

  36. Luxletic leggings and some cardigans for myself and some little Lilly shift dresses for my girls.

  37. Loving the Alannah dress and the Bonita cover up! Hoping to snag those during the sale for an upcoming trip to Bermuda!

  38. I’m shocked by how smoothly it went for me this year! I got a t-shirt dress, gold crossbody, a wrap cardigan and a Christmas ornament!

  39. I purchased the Kinsey tank top in Palm Beach Coral – so cute! And the navy Lucita Cardigan for cool nights!

  40. I’ve wanted that peach Balleta coverup since I saw it on your blog! Crossing fingers I can snag one!

  41. I love the coverups, but I’d also like to get one of the sleeveless or long sleeve silk blouses. Thanks!

  42. Ophelia Swing Dress and Stella Shift in Navy!!! Cannot wait to get on to buy these!!! I own the Stella Shift with a pattern but the Navy can be worn all the time!!

  43. Picked up a cardigan sweater and two cups! Hoping the luxletic shorts get added soon since I love them! Thanks for all the tips-love your blog!

  44. I missed out on a lot of the best cardigans during the N Sale, so I guess I had that in mind when shopping today! I got the magenta Alina cashmere cardigan, agate green Chesapeake cardigan, Ramona sweater, ferrera sweater, printed pj pants, and del lago tunic dress! I had to narrow down a lot of adorable printed dresses and coverups, but I’m excited to get a lot of use out of all these sweaters and cardigans this fall! Can’t wait to see what you got!!!

  45. Stocked up and scored big scooping up three dresses on sale and a few gifts I’ll hold until Christmas! Here’s hoping I can scoop up a few more when they add pieces tomorrow.

  46. The two dresses I was looking for aren’t on the sale. Hopefully they’ll be added in the next couple days. I also liked and tagged people on Instagram!

  47. I am still in the que but I just got the Beacon dress and I love it so I am hoping for another print in the sale, as zappos Beacon dress has already sold out!

  48. I tried to keep it practical and picked up a few sweaters for the fall and some gold wedges!

  49. I want to get a Jane dress – or any other swingy dresses! Only 10 minutes away in the virtual line now!

  50. Picked up an Essie dress and shirt. Also nabbed the maisy in navy. Was hoping for the luxletic gear but nope….

  51. Great sale! I picked up an Essie dress at the in-store preview sale yesterday. Today I shopped online and stocked up on transitional pieces for Fall. I’m most excited about the Margate dress & Georgia May pants. Thanks for sharing all of you tips!

  52. Hoping for a Jane dress! Haven’t been able to get through on the site yet but hoping soon!

  53. Both of the Jane Shift Dresses are on my wishlist! And I’m definitely hoping that they include the Allair Maxi Dress. I want that dress so desperately! I was able to snag the coverup in the same Toucan Green print and the espadrilles I’ve been wanting! I also love the midi skirts, so I snagged a few of those.I’m considering not buying anything else today and waiting until tomorrow when they release more. I usually stock up on dresses, which are my favorite from Lilly, but wasn’t impressed with the selection. Thank you for your After Party Sale details, Ashley! I follow along with your posts, and you’re always the first person to have the sale date! Thanks to you, I was prepared in advance, and had the date marked on my calendar!

  54. I always get some sort of cardigan from these sales! Such a deal.

    I got the Emilia wrap dress, and a little dress for my mini so we can match 🙂

    I forgot to look at shoes so I’m back in line….

  55. Got some great essie dresses and tops and beach tumblers both at the store on Sunday and online this morning! Fingers crossed to get a jane dress and your awesome midi dress once I can get back in for a second round!

  56. I ordered a couple of new style (to me) tops – alora silk top and the luxletic anisa tank! Was too overwhelmed to buy much more, will try again later 😉

  57. Mini Callahan Shorts and shifts for my daughter! And whatever catches my eye for myself 😉

  58. Round One: shifts and bathing suit for my daughter.
    Round two: Cant wait to see what they have for ladies.

  59. I was able to get the Isabeau dress, Tana Shift in resort white, Linzy top in Sea Salt and Sun, and a Southern Charm IPhone case! So happy with what I got and will probably get another top or two. I have my eye on the Ferrera Sweater and Tulsa Tunic!

  60. I’ve never been able to shop the After Party Sale. Today will be my first time, if I can get through the line! I’m hoping to snag some baby Lilly and little Lilly for my sweet daughter, Georgia Mae. And if I haven’t blown all my money by then, maybe something for myself? Ha, lets face it, kids clothes are so much cuter! 🙂

  61. so happy you shared you favorites, sometimes I miss out on pretty things….
    So far I got a dress, two teeshirts and a caftan! so exited! The app worked seamlessly, I had to wait 4 hours though!
    Now I have a bigger wishlist with yours, lol!!!

  62. At my local Signature store I bought the Adara shift in Multi Dive In and Callahan shorts in Hey Bay Bay. I have only been able to get to the online sale via moblie and picked up an Essie top (in Multi Dive In) and the Jaylynne top in Cats Meow. Still haven’t got in on my computer. Groan!

  63. I got a v-neck cashmere tunic, a terry skirt and a Tilda tunic. I wish there had been some popovers or captains in my size! But will check other sites.

  64. Essie tops and dresses! So easy to toss on and feel put together. They wash up so nicely! Also the classic Elsa tops are a favorite as well!

  65. I’ve stocked up on lots. Fewer tops this year than last. Lots of dresses! I loved shopping in store yesterday!

  66. Just placed my third order! Ordered some home accessories (drink huggers and cups), got the Meg top on your recommendation, another Essie dress (your recommendation and I love it!) and the Stasia Sweater. Wanted to order some more acrylic wine glasses – hoping they restock!!!!

  67. Got a dress for my daughter and a rain jacket. There was a great selection this year! Does anyone know if new styles will be added tomorrow and Wednesday?

  68. Picked up a Zanna silk dress and Essie dress. Hoping they restock some Jane dresses tomorrow for round 2.

  69. My sister found my one hoped for dress- the light pink Valli dress for a wedding… just beautiful! And half price 🙂 The Navy Jane dress though is mighty tempting….

  70. I’m so excited! I got a few Essies, a few totes, and a few make up bags. Would love a gift card!

  71. I got some accessories for a great price, a pair of short and jacket for my daughter, and a Sophia dress for me! Good luck everyone!

  72. I was able to grab a few Elsa’s in my size surprisingly. Can’t wait to see if they restock some of the other items.

  73. Picked up an orphelia dress, Devon dress. Weekender bag, cashmere sweater and breezy tote- so lucky to get in the site fast —

  74. Essie tops, Essie dress, popover for my little, shifts for my little, leggings for my oldest, and some cover ups! your review was by far the best one in the blogs today so thank you so much!

  75. I got some of the Minnie’s leggings and a Del Lago dress! Now the waiting for them begins 😄

  76. I like stocking up on the cashmere sweaters during the sale. Past years have been great quality.

  77. Got a few things this morning- Ashlyn shift dress for my daughter’s graduation in June, an Elsa top, Mays top and Ferrera sweater. Hoping to get an Essie dress for next spring- I love the Essie (shirts and dresses too!)
    ~ Amy

  78. I grabbed an Essie dress and Skipper top! Then I went back in and got a linen top and the Rollins gold stripe t. I also got pj pants which I’m excited to try. Of course had to get my little girl a skirt! I was bummed the Havana dress was oos by the time I got in!

  79. I may have gone a little crazy…but I also don’t have a Lilly store anywhere nearby…and who can resist a GREAT sale! Not sure where I’m going to wear all these yet, but they are mine! 🙂

    – Devon dress
    – Largo Shift dress
    – Emilia Wrap dress
    – Bellamie dress

  80. I was so excited to see the avenue cashmere cardigan with fringe on sale! I have been watching this item for what seems like forever! I found an Essie top and a shift for my daughter. I thought it Lilly had a great selection and a lot of inventory this year!

  81. I grabbed a Girls Caisa dress, a Popover and a few of the Phone/Wallet Cases for Xmas gifts. I get so many compliments on my mine and it’s been one of my favorite hidden gems from previous sales!

  82. Picked up several items yesterday in store for my daughters, and got a few dresses and cardigans online this morning for myself.

  83. I picked up the Rika sundress which I have been eyeing all summer! Super excited for it to come in!

  84. Got some great sweaters for fall and 2 cover ups for next year! Can’t wait to see what they add next

  85. I purchased 18 total items today! 6 dresses, 2 romper, a clutch bag, a couple pieces of jewelry and some thank-you gifts for my mom and aunt for all they have done for my upcoming cruise wedding! I hope all the stuff comes in before our wedding! There are so many more items on my wish list!!!!

  86. This year I went straight for the accessories section and shopped there for the start of my Christmas shopping, my oldest is obsessed with skorts so I’m always happy to pick them for such a great price!

  87. I really really want a Jane dress. I did score a few things for the girls however and a romper and a dress for me!

  88. I am loving the Rylie dress and the Elsa tops! Love all your pretty Lilly clothes-especially with your tan!

    1. They just added the Jane Dress in the blue print and green print to the sale today!!

  89. I’m hoping to get some dresses or stuff for my daughter!


  90. Hope to snag a couple of Skippers! Already got a couple of dresses and gifts for others!

  91. I found a pair of shorts, beach coverup and top and luckily got two shifts for my daughter!

  92. Unfortunately, I had horrible problems trying to shop online. Hopefully tomorrow will be better! I did get an Elsa, a cover up, and a dress in the store though. Hopefully everyone was/is able to get something they love! Thank you for your blog and a chance to win!

  93. Okay, I have shopped the sale four times now. I was able to get the Essie dress (which I LOVE), the Kira tunic in navy, the sleeveless Stacey top and the Brewster top which was not on sale, but I really needed a navy top with white accents. Love, love this time of year. Thanks for all of your hints and tips!

  94. I got an Essie dress, Essie top, shorts, a popover for my daughter, and a Little Lilly shift. This was the best sale yet!

  95. I’m on my third order so far, whoops! My favorites I got the Kipper top you have above (so cute) and the Tala Romper in the Lobstah roll print.

  96. Love the Lilly Sale! I picked up a two infant shifts for my daughter, my first baby, due in October! I also picked an Essie dress for myself that matches one of the infant shifts! So excited!

  97. I snagged the bonita coverup and an essie dress! Now keeping my fingers crossed they fit! ha!

  98. I’ve only ordered a tank top so far, but the Colby dress is so tempting for my rehearsal dinner dress!

  99. I picked up an Essie Dress, an Elsa Top, & a Balletta coverup!!

    Thank you for all your suggestions always!!

  100. Just bought my first popover! I hope it’s love. Plus an Essie shirt and a dress and leggings for my daughter. Can’t wait for her to wear them next summer!

  101. I bought all silk this year . Tired of their poly stretch fabric it’s just too expensive for them to keep using cheap fabric. I miss the cotton and linen

  102. I was lucky enough to snag 4 dresses, 2 coverups, a blouse & beach pouch. I’m in love with everything & cannot wait for it to arrive. I’m sort of a newbie to Lilly but have been getting a nice collection going! I have to say your shoes are so cute too! I enjoy seeing how everyone styles their Lilly!

  103. I tried to get the Jane dress based on your recommendation, but they sold out in my size! 🙁 But, I did score a cute coverup in So Snappy, an Amina dress, and an Essie top. 🙂

  104. I got shorts, two dresses, one Essie top, and a cashmere cardigan — all while shopping from our cruise ship in the Med!

  105. I grabbed 2 dresses, some palazzos, an elsa and a popover! Wish I had looked at a few more cool weather options early on but there’s always next time!

  106. I scored several dresses and some shirts. Last but not least, little Minnie shift!! Can’t wait to receive my order.

  107. I picked up the Harper shift dress and The Lola pull on ankle pant!!! These are truly the best pants in the world. I could wear them every day.

  108. I always stock up on Essie tops and dresses during the sale! They are the best!

  109. I was lucky enough to get a steal of a deal on a wrap dress and a Marlowe dress in a great print!

  110. Love your APS posts and all the great reviews/advice on sizing and fit. Thank you!! This year I got some Essie tops and Meredith tees, plus stocked up on some girl’s dresses for next summer 🙂

  111. I finally found an Alanna dress in Tipping Point in my size!! Now to hope all my packages get here when my husband isn’t home LOL

  112. I ordered a beautiful Riva dress and pj pants! I can’t wait for the shipment. I wish they had popovers in small. They we’re all gone by the time I got in.

  113. Too much!! LOL ! The purchase I’m most excited about is the Tala Romper in Navy Pop Up Lobstah Roll. It’s super comfy and perfect for hot, sunny SW Florida!

  114. I ordered three dresses and a cardigan Monday and two more dresses yesterday! I’m trying not to even look to see what they have added to day but Lilly is my weakness.

  115. I stocked up on shorts! I never had the legs to feel comfortable in shorts but after a winter of a new routine I was discovered their shorts and fell in love …. I ordered 6 pair (eeek)! I ended up placing 5 seperate orders and bought a bit of everything

  116. This was only my 2nd After Party Sale I’ve ever participated in. I can’t believe how many awesome items I was able to get. Several were purchased based on your suggestions. Thank you for all the tips and updates! I just love reading your blog and seeing how you put your outfits together. I’ve gotten so many great items based on your posts.

  117. Matching dresses for my girls, a lobstah roll popover for my older girl, accessories and sundresses! Yay!!

  118. Sadly, I haven’t been able to shop the sale this year because I just finished my residency program and have been struggling to find a job. However, if I could, I have my eye on the Essie dress, Essie top, anything in Southern Charm print (the best print), and the silk trapeze maxi dress (can’t remember the name). Oh, and I’d throw in one of the agendas. Get one every year!

  119. I love all your suggestions!! I have been wearing the Jane all summer and am now scooping up the Bonita coverup — I also loved the Joyce dresses!

  120. It’s all about the Essie! Ashley, you inspired me to get my first Essie dress, & I won’t admit how many I bought this sale…

  121. I scored the Elsa top I was after and a new phone case for both my daughter and myself! 🙂

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