What to wear on Valentines Day? My favorite Valentines Day Dresses for 2023 from cute to sexy to casual
The best Valentine’s Day dresses for 2023 are all here whether it’s hot or cold weather you’re planning for. Valentines day is the perfect excuse to shop for something absolutely breathtaking and romantic to wear. I love dressing up and always look for something extra special and feminine for Valentine’s Day. I love a red Valentines day dress for dinner on the Vegas strip with Mr. Dawes, a cute little black dress for cooking Valentines Day dinner at home (safer than wearing a lighter color in the kitchen) and then a pink or black dress for Galentines drinks. If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit you’ve come to the right place. Keep scrolling to see this years top picks from classic styles to fashionable looks to wow your date.
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What to wear for Valentines Day 2023
The perfect Valentines Day dresses and outfits for 2023 are different for all of us as we all have different ways we celebrate it and climates. Normally for us it’s a romantic dinner out the day before, cooking at home on Valentines day and having a Galentine’s day night out that week with the girls.
I’m in Vegas, where it could be 75* or it could be freezing so I’m planning on layering an elegant but sexy and cute Valentines day dress with a longline coat. Shoe wise it’ll be either strappy sandals, or tights and knee high boots depending on the weather.
For Valentine’s Day 2023 fashion think Viva magenta, metallic, sheer or crystal embellished dresses for an on trend look. For a sexy timeless look, check out the stunning off the shoulder or flattering backless dresses below.
What to wear when it’s cold on Valentine’s Day
Versace has some stunning black logo tights and so does Gucci you can wear if it’s a bit cold out. I know a lot of my East Coasters and Brits will be looking for something with longer sleeves or thicker material like this pink sweater dress. As well as matching sets like sexy cropped red tops and blazer sets, dressy jumpsuits and sexy sequin outfits. So I’ve added quite a few to the Valentines day dress edit below.
This pink sweater dress would make such a cute Valentine’s outfits (S). It has the sexiest back but full disclosure you’ll need nipple petals as you can’t really wear a bra with it unless it’s a stick on. Nipple cover ups are great for going braless, especially with thinner fabrics or on colder days.
This pink dress does tend to show everything so you might want to belt it or wear Spanx. It’s still a super cute Valentine’s Day dress, I just like you to know everything before spending money.
I’ve added some other super cute red and pink sweater dresses that can be worn on repeat all season not just on Valentines day if you’re looking for something warmer and cozier.
Best Red Valentines Day Dresses 2023
A red Valentines day dress might seem cliché but red is one of those sexy colors that always makes me feel more confident. I’m also OK with all of the hearts, flowers and clichés when it comes to dressing for occasions like this. Red is such a romantic, powerful color, so if you love it as much as I do, these dresses are stunning options for your red dresses.
If you go for a more simple style like a solid color sheath dress, you can always have crystal embellished shoes, bags or accessories to elevate an otherwise basic look.
Admittedly some of these red Valentines day dresses are very fitted for eating out but most of them are made from stretchy material including sexy satin fabrics so there’s plenty of room for eating and drinking bubbles at whatever fancy restaurant you have booked.
Hervé Léger dresses are brilliant for holding everything in. If you’re wondering if they’re still in style, while they’re not a major fashion trend like they were a couple of years ago, bodycon dresses will always be a classic.
Best Pink Valentines Day Dresses 2023
Pink dresses are just that bit softer and more feminine than red and there’s so many gorgeous cute pink Valentines Day dresses for 2023 around. Self Portrait always has such cute, feminine styles that are perfect for soft, romantic and beautiful Valentine’s outfits. Their quality is also consistent and the dresses often have hidden pockets. Which has become more and more important as phones have got bigger and purses smaller!
Roland Mouret is one of my favorite designers for classy and elegant dresses. The only downside is that they do tend to crease easily. So they’re better if you’re staying in a hotel and going to dinner rather than sitting in the car for a long time.
Unlike this long sleeve, pink sequin mini dress which doesn’t crease. I have it in red and it runs true to size but short. Metallics, all things sparkly and pink are all in for 2023, so this dress is right on trend and a best seller.
Classic Black Valentines Day Dresses 2023
You really can’t go wrong with an LBD for your Valentines Day dress. These super sexy long sleeve dresses are great for staying warm but still have a wow factor. As well as comfier dresses if you’re doing dinner at home and sexier cut out styles if you’re wanting a knock out style.
The off the shoulder black mini dress I’m wearing is one that I bought for the holiday season and one of my best sellers on the blog but it works for pretty much any date night or special occasion. It also comes in lots of other colors including red.
I’m not someone who wears their clothes once and is done. I’m more about minimizing the CPW (cost per wear) and sustainability whenever I can be. So this might be an option for my Valentines day dress 2023.
The other one I have on order is a 1 shoulder pink NBD satin mini dress so we’ll see how that fits and looks on. I tend to wear mini dresses more than any other length as maxis always need tailoring on me and midis are hit and miss for my proportions.
A lot of these styles would also work for wedding guest dresses and black tie wedding guest dresses if you’re looking to get more than one use out of them.
Shop the best Valentines Day dresses 2023 edit
Here’s the best Valentines day dresses I came across during my search from designer to luxe for less, long sleeves to strapless styles, mini’s to midis and floor length maxis. A lot of them are pre-order or new in as I wanted to try and make sure the styles wouldn’t be sold out when you went to shop as much as was possible.
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Happy Valentines Day ladies!
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