V-Day is right around the corner, and if you love to celebrate by pulling out all the stops, outfit-wise, you might be searching for a red Valentine’s Day dress. Whether you’re headed out for a Galentine’s Day get together with your besties or a romantic date night with your boo, these crimson frocks will have you looking—and feeling—your absolute best (and most festive).
16 Gorgeous Red Valentine’s Day Dresses That Will Have You Feelin’ Yourself on February 14
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How to Style a Red Dress
Usually we would tell you to keep it simple, since the dress is the star of the show. But for Valentine’s Day, there’s no better time to be extravagantly extra. Be bold: Match your handbag and shoes to your dress, throw on an extra accessory, rock your most in-your-face red lip, whatever you want. That being said, if you want to play it a bit cooler, you can totally keep your styling subtle with a pair of nude heels and simple but lovely gold jewelry.
Here, the cutest red Valentine’s Day dresses we’ll definitely be shopping this year.
The Best Red Valentine’s Day Dresses at a Glance
- Best Corset Dress: Aureta Studio x Anthropologie Corset Dress
- Best Balloon Sleeve Dress: Lulus Flirty Moments Balloon Sleeve Dress
- Best Burgundy Dress: Mango Bow Wrap Dress
- Most Elegant Midi Dress: Dress the Population One-Shoulder Dress
- Best Print: Farm Rio Mini Dress
- Best Neckline: & Other Stories Twisted Front Mini Dress
- Best Off-the-Shoulder Dress: Reformation Bridgton Dress
- Best Casual Dress: Free People Casey Tunic Dress
- Best Skater Dress: Lulus Believe It Or Not Dress
- Best Velvet Dress: & Other Stories Velvet Party Dress
- Best Ruffled Dress: Mango Ruffle Sleeve Dress
- Best Faux Leather Dress: Amanda Uprichard Leather Midi Dress
- Most Sophisticated Dress: Anthropologie Ruched Cowl-Neck Dress
- Best Structured Dress: ASOS Design Structured Mini Dress
- Best Asymmetrical Dress: Lulus Total Appeal Midi Dress
- Best Fit-and-Flare Dress: Dress The Population Catalina Cocktail Dress
Best Corset Dress
- Why We Love It: Flattering corset bodice, fun bubble hemline
It finally happened: The famous bubble dress style of the ‘50s is back in. This silhouette combines the chic corset with a flirty bubble skirt for a look that’s equal parts sexy and cute. The corset is boned and the back has a scooped shape.
Best Balloon Sleeve Dress
- Why We Love It: Balloon sleeves, subtle floral pattern
A long-sleeve dress is a great pick considering it’s February, and these balloon sleeves are a flirty way to stay warm in style. This dress has a two-tiered bottom and a tie-back so you can cinch the waist tighter if you want.
Best Burgundy Dress
- Why We Love It: Shiny satin, wrap waist
This gorgeous satin dress looks as smooth as butter. The deep burgundy hue has brown undertones and plays into the red theme without being too on the nose. It has a midi length and a wrap waist to highlight—or create the illusion of—an hourglass.
Most Elegant Midi Dress
Dress The Population
- Why We Love It: Bow shoulder, back slit
A middle back slit is a great addition to a bodycon midi dress to give your legs some room to move. This one has a one-shoulder with a bow for a festive touch, and is a great option if you’re headed to a fancier dinner to celebrate with your significant other.
- Why We Love It: Layered skirt, floral pattern
If simple, single-color dresses aren’t your thing, you’re going to love this one. The skirt on this dress is layered in a unique way to give the dress dimension while still being fitted to the body. The V-neckline isn’t too deep, and the sleeves have a balloon fit.
& Other Stories
- Why We Love It: Relaxed silhouette, twisted neckline
We’re loving the relaxed fit of this mini dress because the low, twisted neckline adds a sultry touch and the button cuffs are timeless. It’s made of a lightweight rayon material which is similar to linen, so it’s lightweight and very breathable.
Best Off-the-Shoulder Dress
- Why We Love It: High slit, sweetheart neckline
What better way to embrace Valentine’s Day than with a sweetheart neckline? This red dress has a dainty, ladylike look if the vibe you’re going for is more pretty than sexy. The midi length is complemented by the high slit and the linen material is very lightweight.
Best Casual Dress
- Why We Love It: Lightweight knit, orange-red hue
The knitted fabric isn’t lined, so if you’re wearing this out and about you may want to throw on some tights for warmth. The mock neck is ribbed and the short length will really show off your legs.
Best Skater Dress
- Why We Love It: Tie waist,shoulder ruching
Sometimes the little details are what really make the outfit. In this case, we love the simple shoulder ruching to add some texture to the sleeves and the short, layered tie skirt. We also adore this burgundy shade for a non-fire engine red option.
Best Velvet Dress
& Other Stories
- Why We Love It: A-line silhouette, open back
The front of this dress has a sleek, polished look and the back has a sexy opening to show a little bit of skin, complete with a button closure. It’s a soft velvet made of recycled materials and is fully lined on the inside.
Best Ruffled Dress
- Why We Love It: Ruffled, bell sleeves, sheer fabric
Looking for something with a little flare? These sheer, ruffled sleeves are a total showstopper. We love this shade of red and the mock neck adds a cute bit of coverage. There’s a lined under layer that’s topped with a gorgeous sheer overlay for some dimension.
Best Faux Leather Dress
- Why We Love It: Ruched faux leather skirt, high neckline
Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t go a little edgy. The ruched skirt will flatter your curves and this color is great for all skin tones. And don’t worry about this faux leather feeling cheap—it’s double lined for an extra bit of thickness.
Most Sophisticated Dress
- Why We Love It: Cowl neckline, side slit
The side slit along the ruching of this dress is a beautiful detail to show off your legs. But the real focal point of this dress is the draped, cowl neckline. The material makes it look buttery smooth (a la Zendaya at the Dune premiere), and the deep red shade has a hint of orange that will flatter so many skin tones.
Best Structured Dress
- Why We Love It: Structured shoulders, draped bodice
The high neckline and structured shoulders are polished and elegant while the mini silhouette, open back and draped bodice say "sultry." This stylish dress is a bold, classic shade of red and it would look stunning for a romantic night out with your babe on Valentine's Day.
Best Asymmetrical Dress
- Why We Love It: Asymmetrical hemline, ruched skirt
This spicy dress is made of a soft and stretchy jersey material that fits to your body from top to bottom. The skirt has a midi fit with an asymmetrical hemline that's ruched from the waist down for flattering texture to your shape. We're loving one-shoulder necklines at the moment, too.
Best Fit-and-Flare Dress
Dress the Population
- Why We Love It: Pockets, deep red shade
If a bold, bright red isn't your favorite shade, opt for a deeper hue instead. This sleek silhouette is made even more special thanks to the coveted pockets and the fit-and-flare style is flattering on most body types.
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