10 Outfit Ideas For Your Valentine's (Or Galentine's) Day

10 Outfit Ideas For Your Valentine's (Or Galentine's) Day

Not sure what to wear for the love-filled holiday?

Valentine's Day is on its way, and no doubt you’ve got your date plans (or self-date plans) all wrapped up. You know what that means: it's time to get creative with your outfit.

But what if you don't have a significant other? Or what if the love of your life happens to be a platonic friend, your family, or yourself? Don't worry — we've got you covered with our list of outfit ideas for your Valentine's Day OR Galentine's Day celebration.

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with your partner, drinking the 14th night away with your hopeless romantic BFFs, or just being single and fabulous, here are ten outfit ideas to help you stay on trend.

If You're In A Relationship…

  1. Be pretty in pink.

A surefire way to take the breath away of your S/O is to doll up in a pretty pink dress (like the CLAIRE Satin Drape Back Maxi Dress). Trust me; they’ll get smitten.

Pink is effortlessly sultry yet also innocent and fresh—it's bright and bubbly, feminine and sweet, and it makes us feel good overall. But when you add that perfect pink lip gloss or a blush that makes your cheeks look like the fire of passion has been lit in your face, it's hard not to feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.

So should you go for hot pink or baby pink this love month? Either shade will turn you into a femme fatale. The darker pink dress will give off a more mature and sophisticated vibe, while lighter shades convey a softer and more playful character. You choose your fighter!

And don't forget those accessories—the finishing touches make all the added difference.

  1. Dress to pop the question.

If you're hoping for a proposal on your Valentine's date night, make sure you have time to do your hair and makeup. Nothing says "proposal" like a little extra effort put into your appearance!

Choose a Valentine’s dress that shows off your curves without being too revealing. Think backless dresses or skirts with slits up the side. Keep it classy—you want to show off your body and give him a teaser of what forever looks like with you. You want to look chic and sexy but also ready for whatever happens.

Finish off the look with a pair of heels that make your legs look long and lean. You don't want anything too high since you'll be sitting down for most of the night!

Most importantly, make sure your nails are done.

  1. Rose print to match your bouquet.

No matter what your style is, a rose print dress is sure to put you in the mood for romance. The soft shades of pink and red are so flattering on all skin tones, and the romantic design speaks to your inner romantic without being over the top. Add some delicate jewellery and high heels, and then you're ready to go!

We've curated a collection of beautiful rose print dresses that will have you looking good and feeling great no matter where your date takes place. Check it out on our website soon.

If You're Going Out With A Date…

  1. A dress with laces, if you please!

If you're going out this Valentine's Day with someone new, consider sporting something with laces. Laces are an easy way to add extra flare and subtle sexiness to your outfit without making it look too complicated or overdone.

If you want to take things to the next level and knock their socks off, look no further than our collection of dresses with laces.

  1. When in doubt, wear red.

Imagine you're meeting someone for the first time. But you're not nervous because you know you've done your research.

Colour psychologists reveal wearing red, especially if you are a woman, will make you more desirable, attractive, and seductive to your date. Even more fascinating, men are willing to pay more on a date if you are wearing red.

Not to sound manipulative, but a red dress is indeed a secretly cunning wardrobe tool for this Valentine's day. The best part? We've got all the red dresses as bloody gorgeous as you in our Valentine's collection!

If You're Celebrating With Friends…

  1. Going out? Go for black!

We're all about that blush on Valentine's Day, but in case you're not feeling up to it and have a dinner date with your friends instead, a black dress it is.

Wearing black is a great way to dress up a low-key outfit, and it's not hard to find a piece of clothing that works for the occasion!

All you need is a simple black dress or skirt, and you'll look like you stepped right out of the pages of Vogue magazine. If you want something a little more casual, try pairing your black outfit with a pair of sneakers or loafers.

Browse our collection for some of the most stylish black dresses for your Galentine's day plan!

  1. Be irresistibly glittery!

Glitter, sequins, and all things sparkly—just the right amount of flash to make sure everyone knows how much fun you're having this Galentines, even without a valentine. 

A glittery dress is perfect for a night out on the town with your girls—it's fun, flirty, and cute. Just enough to make people think: "Wow! She really knows how to dress for the occasion!" Plus, it won't be too much if someone spills something on it or if you spill something on it (like wine).

If You Just Want To Spend It Alone…

  1. Shades of red and a hint of black leather.

In a world where everyone is looking for love, it can be hard to navigate the holiday of love-themed celebrations. But don't let Valentine's Day get you down! Falling in love with yourself is also a beautiful adventure, and you can definitely still nail a red dress for the occasion.

But how do you wear red without feeling like a cliché? The trick is to add just a touch of something unexpected: black leather.

It may sound like an odd combination, but hear us out. Red is a colour that reminds us of love and passion, while black is all about sensuality and mystery. That's why they're such great colours to pair together—one offers impulse, while the other offers intrigue. And together, they create something that's both classic and unpredictable: perfect for an evening spent alone with yourself.

  1. Your favourite jeans and soft pastels.

If you're spending Valentine's Day alone, why not make it a luxurious, self-affirming experience? Channel your inner fashionista and embrace the day with a look that's as bright and beautiful as the holiday itself!

A pair of jeans and a pastel top in a subtle hue will keep you warm and cosy. If you want to add a pop of colour, try a scarf or a cardigan in a bold shade.

Consider adding jewellery that matches your outfit if you want to dress up a little bit but still stay casual. A nice bracelet or earrings can go a long way!

  1. Show up in a cute heart-print outfit.

When you're spending Valentine's Day alone, there's no reason to be anything but fabulous. 

Rock a cute heart print outfit. Hearts are universally loved and appreciated, so why not wear one? It will let everyone know that there is love in your life—even if it's just for yourself!

Wear your favourite lipstick colour. You can't go wrong with red, but if that's not your thing, then go for pink or some other bold colour. Go the extra mile to show yourself some TLC. Who knows? You may meet someone who will sweep you off your feet this Valentine's day.

The Bottomline

There is something undeniably romantic about Valentine's Day — the red and pink hearts and candy symbols, and the overall festive and amorous atmosphere. 

And whether you are looking for that perfect outfit for a significant other or just looking to show yourself some love with some fabulous new clothes, these outfits are sure to make you feel fantastic about yourself.

Take a look at our Valentine's/Galentine's collection and slay this heart-fluttering holiday.