Whether you’re having a romantic dinner with your partner or cocktails with the girls, these fail-safe Valentine’s outfits will have you feeling the best version of yourself and in the mood for love.

Getting dressed up is all part of the fun. You’ve washed your hair, executed a 10-step ‘everything shower‘ routine with some help from TikTok, and perfected a makeup artist-worthy winged eyeliner, but picking a killer outfit will give you the confidence you need ahead of any date night, whether it’s date number one or 100.

Love dresses? Honour your personal style and find something fun and flirty, or if low-key glamour is more your jam, jeans and a nice top with a pair of killer heels will give you the spark you need. Happy shopping and happy dating…

Look 1

Content creator, Darja Barannik, has perfected a balance of romantic and cool with this monochromatic look. Take a silk slip skirt, pair it with a classic white tee and add a pair of statement corsage-embellished shoes. Hers are Magda Butrym and a cool £800+. Start making hints for your Valentine’s Day gift, or head to H&M, Dune or Office, all of which have some floral-inspired takes on the trend.

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Look 2

Staying in with your significant other? You can still bring the glamour with one of Sleeper’s glamorous silk pyjama sets. Add metallic heels (or go barefoot) and a swash of hot red lip colour to up the Valentine’s ante. And if you decide on heading out for some impromptu knee-knocking at a bar, RIXO‘s cute Zenni beaded bag will offer a fun finishing touch.

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Look 3

If a Valentine’s look for you is cute and fun, Brit brand, Sister Jane, fully understands the assignment. Their selection of charming party dresses will add a bit of romanticism to your date-night look. Take style cues from Scottish style maven, Jo-Ann Alari, and add playful socks, mega platforms and Grace Wear’s adorable power pink bag to bring it all together.

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Look 4

You can always count on content creator Marilyn to deliver on the sophistication. Whilst she probably didn’t intend this to be a Valentine’s look, it definitely works as one. Ideal if you’re not into showing too much skin (and you like to keep warm), pair an on-trend maxi skirt with this season’s colour of the moment, pillbox red. Timeless black accessories will keep things simple and paired back. Leather gloves… optional.

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Look 5

Amy Appleton Dreyer’s look is a masterclass in how to do cool girl date night. Tap into the short shorts trend a la Miu Miu but with a little more coverage with a pair of leather shorts, add a great going-out top like Next’s cosy rib sparkle knit (it will also work really well under an oversized white shirt and jeans) and pull the whole look together with a classic white tux jacket.

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Look 6

White lace and bow details give a dreamy feel to any look, making them particularly appropriate around February 14th. Whilst we’d all love Emmanuelle’s stunning Zimmermann dress, this Sister Jane offering below is far more affordable. Pair with Mary-Janes, heart-shaped earrings and a plump velvet bow hair accessory for an unashamedly romantic look.

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Look 7

And finally, the Valentine’s look for gals who don’t do Valentine’s. Whether you’re celebrating early with a breakfast date, heading to the cinema or meeting your friends, this off-duty look requires no heels, no frills, no show of leg whilst still feeling just on the right side of Valentine’s. Get cosy with Marcela London’s fluffy faux fur jacket and snap up those Wales Bonner Sambas before everyone else puts them on their Valentine’s wish list.

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