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Wearing Formal Dresses for Valentine's Day

by Andrea Sparks

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Woman wearing a red satin dress for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is all about romance, and nothing says romance like formal dresses. Whether you're headed to a formal Valentine's Day party or to dinner with that special someone, an elegant evening gown or sexy little black dress will make the evening that much more memorable. The following tips can help you dress your best when you slip into that pretty formal dress this Valentine's Day.

Formal Dresses for Valentine's:

  1. Little black dress: When it comes to formal dresses, the iconic little black dress is always a classic, and will surely melt hearts on Valentine's. The beauty of a little black dress is that you can play with different styles. Try a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline for a feminine look, or a one-shoulder dress if you prefer something a bit more modern. A fitted, floor-length gown shows off a slim figure, and a fun belted party dress adds a flirty touch to any Valentine's look.

  2. Colors of the season: You can't go wrong with a luscious red or romantic soft pink frock for the holiday. The iconic colors of Valentine's Day are also flattering to nearly every complexion and hair color. Turn up the heat on Valentine's in a strapless red cocktail dress or soften your features with a flowing pink Grecian-style evening gown. You could also try a sultry purple formal dress to inspire a bit of passion in your valentine. Play with gem tones to bring out your eyes or go a bit more subtle and timeless with a soft peach or warm ivory dress.

  3. Flirty details: Take your Valentine's style up a notch by looking for dresses with flirty details and embellishments. A cocktail dress with a rhinestone neckline will really shine, and a party dress with ruffles or rosettes will certainly bring out your more playful side for the holiday. Look for a floor-length gown that is dressed up with beading or embroidery for an elegant look to wear to a Valentine's party. A few unique details can turn a formal gown into something special for the special day.

  4. Play with accessories: You can give even the simplest dress a dash of glam with the right accessories. Pair colorful pumps with a short formal dress and carry a metallic clutch to complete the look. A set of glittering bangles makes a fun little frock a bit more modern, and pretty diamond jewelry adds instant elegance to impress your valentine.

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