26 Cute Valentine’s Day Outfits for Every Type of Celebration (2024)

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A cute Valentine’s Day outfit is essential on Feb. 14, whether your ideal date is elegant and fancy or low-key and chill. The perfect look could center around just about any item — a festive pink dress, a romantic top, a cozy sweater or even a great-fitting pair of jeans. If you’re more of a shoe or jewelry lover, why not start with accessories and build an outfit around bow-adorned heels or sparkling earrings? Into the at-home V-day date? Stylish leisure sets in festive shades like blush or berry or heart print pajamas are super cute for cozy time on the couch. It all depends on the type of Valentine’s Day date you’re planning — a Galentine’s day party with friends, a dinner date with your S.O. or a family celebration with kids at home. And, of course, your personal aesthetic factors in, be it glamorous, minimal, vibrant or relaxed.

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“For Valentine’s Day, it’s all about feeling confident and comfortable for the love-filled day,” says Shopbop Fashion Director Caroline Maguire. “I love leaning into the holiday’s theme with bright red and pink in cheery prints, like with a color-block dress or boldly printed cardigan.”

Bloomingdale’s RTW Fashion Director Arielle Siboni shares similar sentiments. “Whether you’re celebrating with friends or your significant other, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get dressed up and go all out.” A pretty pajama set with heels for a Galentine’s Day party, a sweater dress or jeans with a pretty top for a romantic date on the town — ideally accented with a bright clutch, crystal heels or a sparkly party bag for excitement — are just a few of Siboni’s top outfit suggestions. For relaxed celebrations at home or with kids, she recommends pairing a festive sweater with jeans.

When putting together a cute Valentine’s Day outfit, consider fabric, silhouette and fun finishing touches, too. “It’s important to juxtapose and fuse different styles for a less formulaic look,” says Nordstrom Managing Fashion Editor Kate Bellman. “Valentino is a great example for spring ’22, pairing voluminous tops with micro-mini shorts and traditionally demure florals in edgier sheer materials with flashes of lingerie.” If you’re into color mixing, “have fun and go bold,” Bellman says. “Striking reds and hyper-pinks made an impactful statement, particularly in satin or lace.”

Also championing balance, Siboni tells WWD, “I love pairing lush materials like velvet and satin with crystal embellishments. You can add a touch of sparkle with accessories if your clothing is more refined. Or, you can pair jeans with a sexy top with cutouts.” Similarly, Maguire suggests layering lively prints and varied textures for a bold and unexpected look.

In addition to Valentino’s offerings, a variety of other spring ’22 collections offer great formulas for creating your Valentine’s Day outfit. “Many of the trends that came down the runways are incredibly relevant for the upcoming holiday,” says Bellman.

She calls out the romantic trend in particular, led by brands such as Erdem and Zimmerman and characterized by tops and dresses with billowing volume, statement sleeves, feminine necklines and blooming floral prints. “By name alone, it’s perfect for infusing into dinner date outfits,” she says. “But what I love most about using this trend to inspire a Valentine’s look is you can style it as casual or dressed up as the occasion calls for.” She suggests trying a beautiful romantic top paired with jeans for a Galentine’s happy hour, or going all out in full skirt and heels for a glam date night. “If you have cozier plans on the horizon, I love the idea of textured sweaters in a Valentine’s palette [like] bold reds and pops of pink,” Bellman adds.

And thanks to designers like Laquan Smith and Stella McCartney, there’s been a “widespread movement toward modern sexiness,” she says, highlighting that the trend — often featuring body-conscious silhouettes, peekaboo cutouts and sheer materials — is perfect for channeling this V-day. “These designers sent sharp seduction down the runway, and we’ve seen customers of all ages openly embrace it,” she adds. Maguire agrees. “Whether it’s a sexy going out dress for Valentine’s date night or a cropped knit for Galentine’s Day, daring slits and asymmetrical hems dress up your look, giving both a modern and uber-feminine feel to any silhouette,” Maguire says.

For anyone who really wants to go all out this Valentine’s Day, consider spring ’22’s high-glam, fantastical looks (courtesy of brands like Dries Van Noten and Balenciaga) and bright color play. “I love Emili Sindlev and Pernille Teisbaek’s personal style,” Siboni says. “Emili combines bright colors in such a fun way, and Pernille is amazing at interpreting trends through a more classic lens.”

And yet another source of inspiration for your ensemble? The Y2K revival, which Siboni says is all about having fun and celebrating. “Corsets, crystal embellishments, ’90s shoulder bags and bright colors are all trends that are resonating with our customers and are easy to incorporate into a Valentine’s Day outfit,” she says. She suggests wearing crystal embellishments on party bags and shoes, as well as trying other nostalgic pieces like oversized blazers, straight or wide-leg jeans and statement earrings — all favorites of mega street style stars like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid. “These women are great inspiration for the younger customer looking for ideas on how they can take part in the Y2K revival,” Siboni adds.

For more Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration, keep scrolling for 26 picks from casual to daring and elegant.

Halston Ember Stretch-Jersey Dress

You’ll capture the ’00s essence when stepping out in this Halston stretch jersey dress on Valentine’s Day. The ruched design, featuring long sleeves and a halter neck tie with a keyhole cutout, is instantly eye-catching and plenty festive in deep ruby red. For megawatt glamour, team yours with sparkly party heels. Or, go more minimal with sleek mules or sandals.

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Mach & Mach Double Crystal Bow Pointed Toe Pump

If there’s one item to dial-up a simple sweater and jeans pairing on Valentine’s Day, it’s a sparkly pair of party heels. To go bolder, team yours with a minimal black dress for a vibrant pop. “I’m ready to embrace heels again, and this pair exclusive to Nordstrom has all the right bells and whistles, from the crystal bow to the studded toe,” Bellman says. “ have come onto the scene strong and have been embraced by both celebrities and our customers, alike.”

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A.L.C. Riley Jacket

When looking for a tailored Valentine’s day outfit, seek out sleek, spirited designs in pink or red. “A.L.C.’s Riley blazer is an easy piece to wear when you want to be classic and festive at the same time,” Siboni says. “You can pair it with straight-leg blue jeans, a white tee and platforms.” Add fun earrings or a crystal bag to the mix for more excitement.

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Jonathan Cohen Dress With Side Twist

This high-neck dress by Jonathan Cohen is proof that red and pink can read daring. At first glance, the vibrant striped print stands out, not to mention the twisted silhouette that creates a beautiful line from neckline to knee. Complete the ensemble with the perfect party shoe — we’re thinking of a tall stiletto boot or shimmering heel.

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Lelet NY Exes Crystal Headband

Cozy Valentine’s Day dates don’t mean you have to sacrifice sparkle and shine. “If you still want to feel ‘dressed up’ while staying in, try topping off your look with a fun hair accessory,” Maguire suggests. “This crystal headband from Lelet elevates any look. Pair it with your favorite tee and denim or a simple sweatshirt and full skirt.”

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Lake Pima Long-Short Weekend Set in Heart

It doesn’t get cuter than Lake’s heart-print PJs for a cozy Valentine’s Day date. Whether you’re curling up under a blanket with your S.O. or celebrating with friends at a festive pajama party, give this set a special-occasion touch with an oversized silk bow or scrunchie in your hair. Bonus points for a cute pair of house shoes in plush velvet or shearling.

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The Attico 8:30 PM Satin Frame Clutch

Why not build a Valentine’s Day outfit around a bold and bright bag? “The electric color of this clutch from The Attico makes it an instant scene-stealer, and the distorted shape actually fits seamlessly under the arm,” Bellman says. “I love the thought of satin in the daytime and would use this past date night to running around town.”

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Sleeper Cosmos Metallic Stretch Lounge Set

If heart-printed jammies aren’t your choice, look to a fashionable PJ set that skews festive in a fanciful fabric. “Sleeper’s metallic lounge set in pink is perfect for a night in with friends or even a dinner party,” Siboni says. “It’s comfortable, chic and goes well with heels. Since the outfit is lurex, I would keep the accessories simple.” Think of a simple strappy stiletto or kitten heel.

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Ulla Johnson Sabina Blouse

What’s more darling on Valentine’s Day than a peplum, puff-sleeve top with sweet bow ties, like this style from Ulla Johnson? Tuck yours into high-rise jeans for an effortless look, day or night. For an ’80s twist, go for stirrup leggings on the bottom.

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Stine Goya, Amelia 1302 Sequin Dress

When embracing the romantic trend, a puff-sleeve midi dress is undeniably sweet on Feb. 14. “Stine Goyas’ bubblegum pink dress is perfect for Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day,” Maguire says. “I’d style this ultra-feminine design with a pair of lug sole boots to give your look an edgier feel.” For a more classically sweet look, pair yours with pumps, pearl earrings and a headband.

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Reformation Alisal Silk-Charmeuse Midi Dress

The slinkiest Valentine’s Day outfit unquestionably centers around a slip dress. A bold fuchsia hue will showcase your confidence while feeling ultra-festive for a special occasion date. Lean into ’90s nostalgia by accessorizing the Reformation Alisal dress with tonal pink mules and a minimal bag.

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Aqua 2-Pc. Sweater Set

A sweater set is one of the cutest Valentine’s Day looks for embracing the Y2K trend. “Aqua, a customer-favorite exclusive Bloomingdale’s brand, has a two-piece sweater set that can be worn with jeans and flats for more of a relaxing night,” Siboni tells WWD. If you’d rather dress yours up, team it with a ‘90s-style slip skirt, a mini bag and strappy sandals.

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Oscar de la Renta Metal Bow Earring

What could be sweeter on Valentine’s Day than an outfit tied with a bow? Even better? A glistening set of pink crystal earrings, like these yellow-gold beauties by Oscar de la Renta. Pair yours with a co*cktail dress for a fanciful look. Or, use them to up the ante of a simple outfit, like a ribbed set or T-shirt and jeans.

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Larroudé Dolly Pumps

If you’re inclined to pass on red or pink, lean into other joyful colors like aqua or neon green on V-Day. When dressing up, “it’s always all about the shoes,” Maguire says. “I would style these Larroudé pumps with a black minidress to draw the eye to the heel; let the bold snake-embossed print shine.” Don’t let the idea of bare toes threaten your footwear choice in chilly February. “I love pairing pumps with trouser socks — très chic,” Maguire adds.

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Dundas Hamilton Burgundy Trousers

Red and pink are classic on Valentine’s Day but look to deep jewel tones, like burgundy, for a luxurious twist. For the ultimate in elegance, a sumptuous pair of velvet trousers — including this style courtesy of Dundas — are stunning with tops of all kinds, from puff-sleeve blouses to fitted knits. The effect is incredibly sumptuous, not to mention warm in cold weather.

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Khaite Lima Intarsia Zigzag Cashmere Sweater

If an all-pink or red outfit doesn’t speak to you, a subtle touch of either shade still reads plenty festive for V-Day. “This Khaite sweater has all the right elements of a cozy date night at home,” Bellman says. “The graphic intarsia print is in keeping with the [handcrafted] trend of the moment but is modernized with its cool color palette.” Pair yours with jeans for effortless style, or go bolder with a deep green skirt or trousers.

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Ugg Oh Fluffita Slipper

Valentine’s Day may be synonymous with dressing up, but don’t discount cozy footwear on the day of love. Ugg’s fluffy slippers, beloved by celebrities from Gigi and Bella Hadid to Megan Fox, are perfectly festive with a cute sweatsuit or even jeans for a casual celebration. Celebrate the day with the Oh Fluffita slipper in pink, or try a candy-colored shade like lilac or banana yellow.

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Aje Le Mempris Cut Out Ring Flip Mini Dress

If your taste skews feminine, a pink mini dress makes for a romantic and playful Valentine’s Day outfit. “I love and would wear this mini from Aje Le Memprisfor a dressier event,” Siboni says. “You can style it with statement earrings and simple metallic heels like Bottega Veneta’s stretch mesh sandals.” In colder climates, mix in a metallic-flecked pair of tights.

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Apparis Stella Coat

Let’s be real. Feb. 14 is always cold, making outwear an essential part of your Valentine’s Day outfit. For an ultra-warm and cozy layer, nothing beats Apparis’ faux-fur coat in magenta. Toss yours on over a slinky dress or a comfy outfit featuring jeans or leggings.

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Dries Van Noten Cuzco Sequin Top

When embracing a boldly color-blocked pink and red Valentine’s day outfit, it doesn’t get more spirited than head-to-toe sparkle. Start with a liquid-shine top in luminous pink, like this playfully fringed cap-sleeve silhouette from Dries Van Noten. Then, ground it with a coordinating skirt in red. “This sequined top and skirt, particularly in the red and pink color combo, just scream ‘best Valentine’s Day ever,’” Bellman says.

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Line & Dot Halo Cutout Sweater

There’s the little black dress, which never fails for date night, and then there’s the little black top. One with cutouts is decidedly on-trend and alluring as part of a Valentine’s Day outfit, whether paired with jeans, trousers or a skirt. “I love the cutout details in ,” Siboni says. “It’s a special touch that’s on-trend and goes with just about anything.”

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Staud Shoko Sweater Dress

Go bold with your Valentine’s Day outfit by opting for a vibrant two-tone pink and red sweater dress, such as this style from Staud. Not only is it versatile for any type of date, from a romantic dinner to an at-home co*cktail party, but it beautifully skims the body with a comfy feel. For a minimal finish, style yours with a pair of low-heeled mules or dial it up with a stiletto boot.

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Gemma Ruby Ring

Lean into the vibrant color trend with a mix of rings in bright hues for a fun and unexpected Valentine’s Day accent. “Stacked rings, have always been a staple look of mine — usually two to three at a time,” Maguire says. “For Valentine’s Day, why not get a polished mani and show off some bling? More is more.” Start with this elegant gold and ruby-trimmed style from Gemma.

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Kimberly Goldson Koko Vegan Leather Midi Dress

“This Kimberly Goldson midi dress is an on-trend, dress-to-impress your partner look,” Maguire says. “Style it with some strappy sandals and sheer hosiery.” Add in a pair of delicate diamond earrings for a touch of sparkle.

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Vince Draped Sleeve Slip Dress

Ballet pink is a subtle nod to a classic Valentine’s Day palette. Likewise for a cold-shoulder silhouette. Vince’s midi dress, cut from hammered satin, is a timeless design that’s an elevated way to show some skin, capitalizing on the cutout trend. Even better is that it’ll last years in your wardrobe, pairing flawlessly with flats, sandals, heels and boots.

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Prada Monolith Mini Bag Lug Sole Combat Boot

A lug-sole boot might not feel obvious for Valentine’s Day. But for a wintry date in cold weather or snowy conditions, nothing’s more practical — not to mention versatile and on-trend — than a lace-up pair, like Prada’s popular Monolith boot. “There’s nothing I won’t pair a lug sole boot with, including a soft, pretty floral dress, which is the quintessential Valentine’s day item,” Bellman says.

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What is the best color to wear on Valentine's Day? ›

Pink and Red are the most commonly worn colours on Valentine's Day. These also happen to be one of the best colour combinations for a statement outfit. Red signifies love and pink means gentleness.

What is the fashion trend for Valentine's Day in 2024? ›

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The officewear trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon, so embrace it this Valentine's Day by pairing an oversized blazer with your go-to date-night dress. Bonus points if it's red, like the one pictured here.

Can I wear black on Valentine's Day? ›

If wear all black, together we can make a statement. A statement that we don't need one day a year to show love to others. We shouldn't need an excuse to show love. Whether that being love to another individual or to yourself.

Which colour dress should be wear by lovers on Feb 14? ›

According to the Valentine's Day Dress Code, the person wearing the colour red is in love, and it is two-sided. Feel free to rock the red colour if you are committed to a relationship and are happy in it. You can wear a red dress and couple it with red accessories to look gorgeous.

How can I look cute on Valentine's Day? ›

Try a classically romantic outfit.

When shopping for your Valentine's Day outfit, search for romantic elements and details, such as puffed sleeves, lace, or ribbon details. For a romantic look that is always in style, try wearing clean and simple winter whites for your Valentine's Day outing.

What are the 3 colors of Valentine's Day? ›

Pop into any flower shop or even a festive hotel or restaurant and there's no arguing that red, white, and pink are the official colors of Valentine's Day. As a holiday centered around love and romance, it's no surprise that these bold colors with their rich pasts are associated with the celebration.

What are the 2 colors most used during Valentine's Day? ›

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What does wearing pink on Valentine's Day mean? ›

From there, it was just a short step to making it a symbol of true love. What About Pink? So we have a plethora of stories about the link between red and Valentine's Day, but what about pink? Pink is often seen as a softer and more youthful version of red and stands for young love, femininity, innocence, and purity.

What should I wear on a date night? ›

You want your outfit to feel as laid-back as the date. "Opt for a casual, easy vibe," Priyanka says. "Keeping it low-key is the main focus." As jeans are practically the definition of casual, they're an ideal choice. "Light-wash, high-waist denim with a T-shirt is a great look and also very classic," Priyanka notes.

What color should men wear on Valentine's Day? ›

Grey, blue, or black suits are usually a good choice as Valentine's day outfits for guys. For outerwear, don an overcoat or a peacoat for a complete traditional appearance. Add stylish dress shoes or boots to complete the appearance (oxfords, derbies or monks would be ideal).

What colors are in fashion 2024? ›

Bold and vibrant colors like bright orange, lively green, and vibrant blue will also play a significant role in the fashion year 2024. These colors are intended to bring freshness and vitality to the collections. In addition, earth tones such as brown, terracotta, and olive green are in trend.

Can I wear green on Valentines Day? ›

Valentine's Day is associated with red and pink, representing passion and romance. But there's another hue with a secret, sensual history longing for embrace: green. The colour of nature and fertility, green is deeply connected to love in traditions throughout the world.

Can you wear pink on Valentine's Day? ›

Pink is often associated with softness, sweetness, and romance, making it a fitting choice for Valentine's Day attire.

Is it OK to wear red on Valentines Day? ›

Red and pink are colors we often associate with love. Red is symbolic of more of a romantic type of love, while pink represents friendships and family love.

What is the real Valentines color? ›

Red is a powerful colour that evokes powerful emotions and is connected with love, passion, and desire. February 14 is a day to express our feelings for our loved ones.

What is the most common Valentine's Day color? ›

Red, pink, and white remain popular choices for decorations, gifts, and attire on Valentine's Day, but there are no official or specific colors designated for any particular year. Of course, bouquets aren't the only way to express how you feel this Valentine's Day.


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