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Valentine’s Day – The day that strikes fear in the heart of men everywhere, and glee in the hearts of women. Of course, if you’re not a hetro couple, I’m sure the holiday still strikes fear into tons of hearts. If you decide to go out for the night – which is a Wednesday this year – a horrible day for it – here are my top four picks for dresses to wear.
I’m a big believer in dressing in the color of the holiday. I like wearing the green on St. Paddy’s Day, wearing red and green at Christmas, and red on Valentine’s Day. The coining of the day Valentine’s was a surprise to me; I always thought it was from St. Valentine. According to BBC Newsround a Roman festival called Lupercalia was held around this time of year. They’d match girls and boys together and they’d ‘date’ for the duration of the festival. Sometimes I guess they’d end up getting married years later. I’d take that over any of these dating apps any day! Who do I talk to about setting this up?
We all know that now it’s a lovely Hallmark holiday where you spend a ton of dough on that love of your life to show how much you do love that person. If you don’t, there’s hell to pay. Anyhoo. This post is more about these four dresses I would wear if I was going out to a great dinner.
1. Free People – Embroidered Minidress | 2. SHEIN – Open Back High Waist Frilled Dress | 3. RACHEL Rachel Roy – Draped Bodycon Dress |
4. SHEIN – Flounce Embellished Tied Neck Dress
1 – This is my absolute favorite dress right now. I love Free People and their dreamy boho type dresses; this one is no exception. The color, the sheer overlay, and the almost polka dots combined create a cute but sexy look. I’d pair this with black tights and black thigh high boots.
2 – I’m calling this the subtle sexy surprise. It looks all sweet and demure from the front, but then you turn around and are surprised by the peek of an open back. I also like that it’s a pattern with red, and has the feminine ruffles.
3 – No woman can go wrong on Valentine’s Day with a bodycon dress. Or any other day for that matter. This is for the woman who wants to impress her date with her assets. It’s a bit on the nose, but it’s a classic for a reason.
4 – This cute dress is just that. It’s incredibly feminine with the ruffles and flounced skirt. I would wear this with a great pair of stilettos or even boots to shake up the cuteness. A black moto-jacket thrown around your shoulders is a great idea.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on Valentine’s Day dresses. Do you like wearing red on the holiday? Do you hate the day and want to hibernate? Let me know in the comments below!