The Most Stylish Dresses for Every Type of Valentine’s Day

You can't go wrong with any of these chic dresses, no matter how you're spending February 14.

The Most Stylish Dresses for Every Type of Valentine’s Day
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Get a head start on your Valentine’s Day ensemble with one of these stylish dresses. Olivia Baker for Observer

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and once you’ve finished all that gift shopping for your loved ones, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear for the most romantic time of the year. Valentine’s Day plans can take any form you want, whether you’re heading out on a fancy date night, spending a romantic evening at home, having a Galentine’s Day drinks moment with your closest pals or indulging in a day of self-care—no matter what, it’s the perfect excuse to get all dressed up.

There are countless stylish Valentine’s Day outfits, but you simply can’t go wrong with a good dress. There’s a Valentine’s Day dress for every occasion, from classic cocktail dresses and glamorous pearl-embellished frocks to glitzy sequin numbers and whimsical hot pink looks. You can go all out and embrace vampy red hues and on-theme feminine accents, or go for a more traditional and timeless aesthetic with a simple and chic black dress. If you’re not sure about where to start, don’t stress—we’ve done the hard work for you, and found all the most stylish dresses to shop for Valentine’s Day. Below, see the best frocks to peruse for any plans you have on February 14, including flirty minis, minimalist slip dresses, casual knit options and so many more.

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All the Best Valentine's Day Dresses

The most stylish dresses to shop for every type of Valentine’s Day, including a fancy date night, cozy evening at home or Galentine’s dinner.

  • Mme.Mink.

    Mme.Mink Sequin Social Dress in Champagne Pink

    Is there anything more on-point for Valentine’s Day attire than a sequined pink dress, complete with a feminine bow? You deserve to get all dressed up, and this sleeveless mini is perfect for a special date night out.

    $525, Shop Now
  • Lilysilk.

    Lilysilk The Armeria Lace Dress

    If you’re a ’90s style queen, look no further than this black midi dress. It has all the classic attributes of a timeless slip dress, with stylish accents like a delicate lace v-neck. It’s easy to dress up or down, depending on your accessories, too.

    $199, Shop Now
  • Forte Forte.

    Forte Forte Il Voile Incantato Long Dress

    Go all out with the romantic vibes in this flowy red long-sleeve dress. The high neckline adds a Victorian element to the maxi dress, and you can complete the look with either a suede knee-high boot or a delicate heel.

    $840, Shop Now
  • Favorite Daughter.

    Favorite Daughter The On Again Dress

    For a more casual yet polished look, try Favorite Daughter’s light pink sweater dress. The long-sleeved maxi dress is comfy and chic, and you can switch up the sartorial energy of the outfit depending on your shoe choice, whether you’re into a low-key bootie, chunky loafer or elegant heel.

    $278, Shop Now
  • Brandon Maxwell.

    Brandon Maxwell Silk-Satin Mini Dress

    Don’t fret if you’re not feeling the look of a pink dress or a red dress, because you simply can’t go wrong with a staple LBD. This black silk-satin dress is flirty and fun, with a deep neckline, corset-like bodice and flared skater dress-inspired hem.

    $2,295, Shop Now
  • Olivia von Halle.

    Olivia von Halle Bibi Nuit Silk Velvet Slip Dress

    The rich velvet fabric adds an enticing textural element to this cowl-neck dress.

    $590, Shop Now
  • Retrofête.

    Retrofête Harlowe Embellished Chiffon Dress

    You’ll be the star of everyone’s evening in this rhinestone-covered, long-sleeved embellished bodycon dress.

    $1,095, Shop Now
  • Rodarte.

    Rodarte Lace-Trimmed Silk-Satin Dress

    A body-skimming emerald green dress is a stylish and unexpected alternative to the more often seen reds and pinks on Valentine’s Day, and the unapologetically feminine cap sleeves and lace overlays add such a dreamy touch.

    $1,595, Shop Now
  • PatBo.

    PatBo Jasmine Fitted Midi Dress

    Those who are heading off on a warm weather beach getaway for Valentine’s Day are sure to love this floral print dress, with sheer lace panel details and a subtle ruffle hem.

    $695, Shop Now
  • Hill House Home.

    Hill House Home The Anjuli Nap Dress

    Hill House Home’s smocked nap dresses are always best-sellers for the brand, and it’s easy to see why. They just debuted a new silhouette, and it’s such a comfy and cute option for any Valentine’s Day moment.

    $150, Shop Now
  • Self Portrait.

    Self Portrait Red Lace Cotton Midi Dress

    This ladylike short-sleeve ruby red frock features a buttoned lace bodice, delicate pearl accents and a full skirt.

    $555, Shop Now
  • Fleur du Mal.

    Fleur du Mal Eco Luxe Keyhole Slip Dress

    The cheeky cutout adds a playful note to this slinky red slip dress, for a refined and alluring lingerie-inspired silhouette.

    $295, Shop Now
  • Gaala.

    Gaala Isadora Dress

    A dependable party dress is a must for any wardrobe, like this fanciful halter frock, with a dramatic backless cut and pearl embellishments.

    $380, Shop Now
  • Reformation.

    Reformation Libra Knit Dress

    This long-sleeved knit turtleneck mini is a low-key fashionable option; pair it with tall boots, a blazer and a leather handbag for a more casual Valentine’s Day dress option.

    $128, Shop Now
  • Gauge81.

    Gauge81 Naha Wrap-Effect Silk Mini Shirt Dress

    If you’re unsure of how dressy or casual to go for your Valentine’s Day date, look no further than this purple wrap dress, which works for pretty much any occasion.

    $660, Shop Now
  • Aja.

    Aja Gretta Organza Mini Dress

    You’re sure to be the queen of everyone’s heart in this flouncy, burgundy-toned mini with voluminous puff sleeves and a ruched waist.

    $455, Shop Now
  • Laws of Motion.

    Laws of Motion The Zest Dress

    For a classic LBD with a side of sass, try this black feather-trimmed sheath dress.

    $395, Shop Now
  • Farm Rio.

    Farm Rio Leopard Hearts Mini Dress

    We’re obsessed with the leopard and heart print, as well as the sweetheart neckline, on this long-sleeved Farm Rio mini.

    $185, Shop Now
  • Mother of All.

    Mother of All Luna Dress

    While not everyone loves a strapless moment, this minimalist knit dress just might have you changing your mind on the look.

    $390, Shop Now
  • Ba&Sh.

    Bash Daryl Dress

    When in doubt, go for a dress that you feel comfortable in, like this easygoing Ba&sh maxi. It has a deep v-neck and relaxed fit, with a gathered waist that gives a more tailored silhouette.

    $445, Shop Now
The Most Stylish Dresses for Every Type of Valentine’s Day