What does come to mind when we think of Valentines day? Romance, love, proposal, night out and of course, for us ladies, it has to be perfect dress. Perfect meaning, dress that compliments our completion, colour of our hair and eyes and most importantly, it must be the dress that makes us feel extra special, very feminine and loved.
Valentine’s Day is all about romance, and nothing says romance like dress.
Whether you’re headed to a formal Valentine’s Day party or to dinner with that special someone, an elegant evening gown or sexy little black dress will make the evening that much more memorable.
You can’t go wrong with a luscious red or romantic soft pink frock for the holiday. The iconic colours of Valentine’s Day are also flattering to nearly every complexion and hair colour. Turn up the heat on Valentine’s in a red cocktail dress or soften your features with a flowing pink Grecian-style evening gown. You could also try a sultry purple formal dress to inspire a bit of passion in your valentine.
A true showstopper, this red dress with Self-Portrait’s signature lace and mesh will make others stop and stare. The tiered lace and winding organza frill on the sleeves assure us that details are essential to this contemporary brand.
Make a memorable entrance in this floor-sweeping dress from Paule Ka. Coloured in lipstick red and styled with a full but structured skirt, the dramatic appeal is anchored by a contrast nude panel at the chest.
The Kooples takes a feminine turn with this red chiffon and lace mini dress. Adorned with sheer lace upper, it cascades down to the neatly pressed pleats for an alluring romantic look. Delicate eyelash lace hem and the flowy bishop sleeves add a nonchalant vibe.
2. Little Black Dress. When it comes to formal dresses, the iconic little black dress is always a classic, and will surely melt hearts on Valentine’s. The beauty of a little black dress is that you can play with different styles. Try a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline for a feminine look, or a one-shoulder dress if you prefer something a bit more modern. A fitted, floor-length gown shows off a slim figure, and a fun belted party dress adds a flirty touch to any Valentine’s look.
Sensual scalloped edges meet a modest high neck collar in this black Kooples dress. Intricate lace and dotted mesh adorn the body conscious silhouette and is topped up with a bejeweled ribbon for a Victorian charm.
This tuxedo mini dress is cut with a boned bodice and an asymmetric crossover front. Tailored to flatter the body, the design is supremely comfortable and fully lined. Fold-back lapels frame the décolletage and shoulders for a dramatic impact, while princess seams define the shape.
Lavish Alice, Black Off The Shoulder Tuxedo Style Mini Dress Was £72.00, Now £32.00
Cross hatch bodycon. The little black dress by Lavish Alice is given a graphic transformation with a contrast of opulent textures. Velvet flocked sequins are laid in a grid formation over a sheer mesh backdrop that skims the body and creates a flattering silhouette. The maxi length design has a high neckline and long raglan sleeves with a contrast cutaway lining giving directional drama.
Lavish Alice, Black Cross Hatch Velvet Sequin Mesh High Neck Midi Dress, Was £120, Now £50
3. Colour Dress . Also, do not be afraid to try different colours and styles. Go for floral lace, deep purple or strong blue. Crochet and florals seems to be big this season.
Printed panels are mirrored in exquisite embroidery on Self-Portrait’s long sleeve “Maxine” dress – making it an artful choice for Valentines day.
Deep purple colour of this dress by Lavish Alice is a good substitute to the red. Also, the impeccable tailoring of this dress will compliment almost any body shape. Dress is crafted from embroidered lace in a bold Art Deco design.
A focus on embroidery. This bodycon tailored dress by Lavish Alice is crafted from embroidered lace in a bold vintage design. The semi-translucent navy lace is layered over a contrasting black underdress for a directional feel.
Mesh and lace is also big this season and this lacy piece by MissGuided ticks all the boxes.
The shape of the dress is very feminine and easy to wear. One of my favourite shapes
These are some dresses available online, that I am sure will make you feel loved.
However I would like to finish this article with alternative Valentines day outfit-
Confident, effortless and always elegant, the jumpsuit is one of our favourite pieces of celebrities lately .Some tailored designs are cut to flatter the body and feature cutaway panels, metal trims, tie backs and asymmetric ruffles. Plunge neck jumpsuits and cape jumpsuits add a dash of directional glamour, while nipped in waists have sash belts and legs are tapered, cropped or split sided. Taking inspiration from the runway and oriental minimalism, Lavish Alice prints are bold and abstract.
Fresh chic. Cool, crisp and ultra feminine: meet the new season jumpsuit. This asymmetric design by Lavish Alice, features a directional twist front inspired by Japanese furoshiki knotting. Interlocking ruched panels create a sense of sculptural volume, skimming the body, flattering the silhouette and framing the décolletage, while tapered crop trousers elongate the leg.
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So, ladies, when it comes to choose the outfit, go with the flow and remember to have a fabulous Valentine`s day!