Valentino's Fall 2014 Collection Confirms that Romance is Back in Vogue

We had a fun flirtation with 50 Shades of Grey-inspired fashion in 2013, but romantic, beautiful pieces are back in style this year, with Valentino's Fall 2014 collection leading the way. Chiffon, embroidery, and flowers galore were at play against a palette of red, pink, and green for an altogether exquisite collection. Don't expect to find any banal basics here; the collection had its head in the clouds, and the effect was nothing less than bewitching.

We're not suggesting you abandon all your bodycon dresses and over-the-knee boots in favor of a wardrobe consisting of solely blossoms and flowy fabrics; they certainly have their own sultry allure. But Valentino's collection reminds us that romantic pieces can be just as irresistible, from a flirty lace dress to a sheer gown with a hint of provocative appeal. Whether or not you're lucky in love, here's a collection will keep you sartorially spellbound.

Valentino Fall 2014

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There are few more literal interpretations of romance than a heart, and Valentino’s heart-embellished blue chiffon gown exudes passion.

Valentino Fall 2014

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The soft, petal pink of this Valentino dress is the perfect complement to blushing pink cheeks.

Valentino Fall 2014

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Nobody does red like Valentino. And Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli prove it again with this winsome dress.

Valentino Fall 2014

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This lighter-than-air olive gown with embroidered roses looks like it belongs on a Disney princess.

Valentino Fall 2014

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Leave it to Valentino to take romance to a preppy place. This flouncy skirt and crisp white collared shirt make a flirty pair.

Valentino Fall 2014

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Green may be more often associated with jealousy than love, but this ethereal flower-embroidered dress expresses a sort of elegant, earth goddess interpretation of modern romance.

Valentino Fall 2014

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Who says coats can’t be enchanting? The dark floral pattern on this one has fairytale appeal.

Valentino Fall 2014

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Lace makes the jump from demure to coquettish in this dainty dress.

Valentino Fall 2014

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Disregarding how incredibly sheer this dove grey gown is, the diaphanous composition makes for a sweet, Daisy Buchanan-ish look.

Valentino Fall 2014

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Royalty and romance collide in this regal, richly colored dress, but the sheer netting interspersed with the flower pattern gives it a more offbeat vibe.

Valentino Fall 2014

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Birds may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to romance, but somehow Valentino’s embroidered birds look whimsical, not eccentric.