Stop us if this Valentine’s Day dilemma sounds familiar. Do you wear something sexy or weather-appropriate? If it usually throws you for a loop, you’re not alone. Luckily this year, you’re off the hook. Many of us are choosing to celebrate love in all it’s beautiful, various forms by staying in and staying safe.
But staying in doesn’t have to mean dressing down. In fact, treating yourself to a new flirty ‘fit could be just the pick-me-up you need to fend off these winter-in-quarantine blues.
Whether making your sweetie a homemade meal, getting your Galentine’s together over Zoom, or celebrating solo, going all out on your Valentine’s Day dress is an act of defiance against the pandemic. Review this curated list to spread a little love this holiday.
Looking cute and feeling comfortable this Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. This long red mermaid cut dress from Ellie Wilde proves it. Chic simplicity is the name of the game here, allowing you to dress up and adorn it to suit your unique personal style. From its crystal dusted bodice and deep v-neck to its low keyhole open back to its slight train, you have everything you need to make an understated statement.
Feeling flirty? This hot pink satin V-neck dress will send your confidence soaring. Strappy and sliming, this dress flatters in all the right places to help you really make an entrance, even if just on your Instagram feed. Its front slit helps the charmeuse fabric flow with every step, while an adjustable lace back adds dimension and fit to this Valentine’s Day dream. Have someone you’re excited to smooch? Handy side pockets are the perfect companion for quick lip gloss touchups.
A mini skirt in February? If not this year then when?! You can always heat up this classic little red lace cocktail dress by pairing it with a cute puffy jacket or faux fur coat to keep you semi-insulated. Just make sure to remove it once you get settled so you can show it off proper!
Flashy femmes who love a dress that brings the drama will fall head over heels for this one. The short, pink mini dress from Sherri Hill starts with a jaw-dropping plunge neckline. Its modesty panel inset keeps you comfortably secure while the thick double straps give this Valentine’s Day cocktail dress a little extra lift. Still, none of that compares to the dress’ signature focal point! All over reflective, geometric mirrors will capture your heart! Pairs well with chocolate, flowers and our favorite Stefanie Somers earrings.
This gorgeous gown was love at first sight. The one-shoulder hot pink Valentine’s Day dress has a glamorous bishops sleeve complete with a crystal embellished cuff. Its asymmetrical hemline is enhanced with ruching from bust to waist for added dimension and an impossibly flattering fit. Though the fabric is stretchy, it has a natural sheen that really elevates your look and makes you the center of attention. Try it on once, and you’ll find any excuse to wear this stunner over and over again.
Loved up and lovely, this stretch lace Valentine’s Day dress is so hot it’s practically boiling. Whether you give it an edge with a black combat boot or your strappiest stilettos, this jaw-dropper is always ready for a selife. Subtle shimmering crystals give this gown an all over glow, but it’s the sleek, lace up back that really steals the show. With a ruched back and fitted front, this Valentine’s Day cocktail dress is sure to make your heart skip a beat.
If red and pink aren’t really your thing, don’t worry. Sometimes, finding the perfect Valentine’s Day dress comes down to a classic little black dress. Always in style, this simple fitted long black gown chicly slenderizes your frame with subtle soft satin. A dramatic open crisscross back brings the party and turns up the heat on this quintessential LBD. Accent with red or pink heels with alternating amethyst or ruby jewelry to elevate your Valentine’s look accordingly.
This year, it’s critical we celebrate as usual, even if things still feel rather unusual. Take this opportunity to find the best Valentine’s Day dresses for your personality and use the time to reconnect with someone you love, even if that person is yourself.