The most romantic holiday of the year is upon us once again. Candlelit dinners, luxurious bubble baths, and secluded getaways with a significant other are just a few of the things on the menu for couples. And chocolate, we can’t forget chocolate. Another thing no man or woman should forget on Valentine’s Day is an outfit for the occasion. Whether you and your beau are simply hiding out at home for a relaxing evening together or you are hitting up the ritziest restaurant in town, you are going to need to dress the part! Below, we will get into a few Valentine’s Day outfits from casual to formal that will make you look stylish in whatever romantic setting you find yourself in.
You can’t be too surprised to see this pop up on the list. Maybe it seems overdone or too traditional, but the truth remains: an elegant, eye-catching red dress is a timeless Valentine’s Day outfit. It’s the perfect choice for a romantic dinner date and red dresses come in all different styles, cuts, and shades, ranging from casual to formal. If you want to keep it casual but still look presentable, try a wraparound midi dress in red. If you are going for an elegant, formal look, go for a red satin slip dress, a ruffled red gown, or a mermaid-cut red gown. You can wear the dress all on its own or layer it with a cashmere cardigan or a stylish coat.
Red and pink are classic Valentine’s Day colors, so these are the two most popular choices to wear on such a romantic day. If you are staying at home with your significant other for a night of romantic movies and takeout, slip into an ultra-soft pink cardigan sweater. It will give you a festive look without requiring you to wear anything too formal or uncomfortable. A button-up cardigan sweater in pink will go with just about anything, from skirts to jeans to leggings.
If you want to keep it really casual and you and your significant other have no intention of leaving the house on Valentine’s Day, then there’s no reason to put on clothes! Just slip into some matching pajama sets in white, pink, or red. You can add accessories like fuzzy slippers or soft, flannel robes in white. Treat yourselves to an at-home spa day filled with bubble baths, facials, and massages before ending your night with a fabulous takeout dinner and a movie—all while enjoying the supreme comfort of silky, soft pajamas. And when that’s not enough, you and your significant other can cuddle up in a warm throw blanket.
Here, we find ourselves back to the formal theme. Whether you and your significant other are heading out to dinner, going on a cruise, staying at a 5-star luxury hotel, or engaging in some other ridiculously romantic activity, you need a dress fit for the occasion. When red isn’t your thing, maybe you would enjoy wearing a pink floral satin slip dress. The satin feels as elegant as it looks, and the floral detail will really make the dress look unique. Accessorize with fine jewelry and your favorite designer clutch. Part of the fun of Valentine’s Day is the opportunity to dress up and feel more elegant than usual.
This is where casual meets dressy. This is the ultimate high-low look for Valentine’s Day. If you want a unique and super trendy outfit for a romantic evening, ditch the traditional red and pink colors and go for silver. Instead of an elegant dress, opt for a silk jacket (oversized and loose) with comfortable, matching wide-leg trousers. For your base layer, keep with the ultra-luxurious theme by pulling on a cashmere sweater tee. Accessorize with a diamond or pearl necklace. You will project an incredibly elegant and sophisticated vibe without looking like you had to put in any effort to achieve it.
This is another one of those pieces that can pass for either dressy or formal. The fleece material will give it a slightly more casual look but don’t think you can’t incorporate this outerwear piece for a dinner out. This is also the ideal outfit choice if you and your significant other are doing something a little more outdoorsy for Valentine’s Day, like going ice-skating or spending a few days at a ski resort. And what to wear it with? Double up on a warm layer by wearing it over a cashmere sweater. Don’t forget warm winter accessories like hats and gloves.
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