35 Valentine’s Day Dresses That’ll Make You Feel Like An Absolute Queen

From hyper-festive to minimalist.

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I love any excuse to get dolled up — New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Arbor Day, it doesn’t matter. While centering Valentine’s Day as the lover’s holiday may not be applicable every year, the idea of dressing up in my finest Barbie pink still tickles me.

Whether you’re a keen observer of the holiday in its true capitalist form (ie: boxes of chocolates, teddy bears, and diamonds) or just plan on celebrating a Galentine’s Day happy hour with your closest friends, a new dress is a priority. You’ve got to love yourself first, amiright?

But even if Valentine’s Day pink isn’t really in your usual color palette, varying shades of red or purple — and even black and white — will still make you feel wonderfully festive.

Dinner date at a romantic Italian spot? Drinks at a swanky new bar that’s trending on TikTok for its Instagram-bait backdrops? Sushi and sake with your work wife? Bottomless brunch with your mom? Literally any and every Valentine’s Day date setting you can think of, I’ve found a dress for.

Here, take a look through 35 Valentine’s Day dresses — from wonderfully kitschy heart prints to laid-back, minimalist vibes. Shop that and more right ahead.


OK, but this tiered metallic mini dress? Take my money immediately.


Eloquii is one of my favorite plus-size brands, carrying sizes 12-32. This adorable heart print feels just right for a cute picnic date.


With the corset bodice and cowl neckline, this bubblegum pink dress is anything but sweet. Oh, and the British label is Beyoncé, Cardi B, and J.Lo-approved. Need I say more?


This knit midi dress has stolen my heart. Just look at that criss-cross, open back detail.


A bodycon is instantly leveled up with a unique neckline, like the jumbo braid on this knit dress.


The halter neck and waist cut-outs on this wavy print dress make it a unique night out look.


Embrace the kitsch with this all-over heart print dress.


Betsey Johnson knows how to do super feminine, playful designs perfect for Valentine’s Day.


The Sammy B X Target collection for Black History Month is packed with must-haves, like this fuchsia mesh dress.


An unexpected design detail, like a bow in the back, is a great way to elevate a classic slip dress.


You’re sure to be the center of attention in this fringed mini — in Valentine’s red no less.


Celebs like Ashley Graham and Nicole Byer have both rocked this printed sweater dress with stunning results.


A mini with cut-outs and frilly, ruffled, off-the-shoulder sleeves? You’re practically guaranteed a good time in this baddie.


This floral A-line dress is so whimsical and fun, especially paired with the pink tights and platforms.


This magenta leopard print dress would be perfect for boozy brunch. Just sayin’.


I cannot get over this futuristic, kaleidoscope design. Definitely an unexpected Valentine’s Day look.


Purple is a lesser-chosen hue of the holiday, which makes this dress surprising, but still holiday appropriate.


If I had to pick one dress from this list to magically appear in my close, it would be this playful bubble number. From the heart-shaped neckline to the puffy hem, everything about this number is cute.


Fit and flare dresses are a wardrobe staple, and the cut-out on this one take it from basic to bomb.


This soft pink, tiered set is truly the stuff of love stories.


A bold print is a personal favorite of mine, and the rose graphics make it festive without being corny.


I cannot overstate how much I love a curve-hugging dress, and this lipstick red number is simply *chef’s kiss*.


If you don’t want to go with a pink or red hue for the holiday, a black-and-white dress code can still do the trick — especially if it features cut-outs like this.


Abstract prints can elevate any simple silhouette. Just like this strapless number from Kylie Jenner and Megan Thee Stallion’s go-to Black-owned brand, Farai London.


You can never go wrong with a sweater dress, and the subtle puff sleeves on this one elevate just enough.


Give off White Lotus luxe with this asymmetrical print dress — whether you’re lounging beachside or not.


Wrap dresses are a favorite for any occasion, including Valentine’s Day. And that print? A playful and not-so-subtle way to hint at a post-date smooch.


Purple may not be the first color you think of when you hear the words “Valentine’s Day,” but this jewel tone is sure to change your mind.


This heart print screams Valentine’s Day and I’m not mad about it.


Cut-outs are firmly in the 2023 trend forecast. Try the trend in a baby pink on February 14.


I can’t get enough of slip dresses, particularly in this dreamy wine color.


For a more formal outing, this floral-inspired ruffle hem is just the move.


For an elevated variation on the slip dress, consider a style with a halter neckline. Such an effortless look. (Plus, your straps won’t fall down.)


Wray is one of my favorite brands due to its size inclusive (XXS-6XL), sustainable designs. Plus, this square neckline is a huge win.


Just wait until you see this ruffled number dancing in the wind.

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