Think you need to spend a million bucks on a date-night dress? Think again. I’ve found 12 totally stylish frocks that you can wear for V-Day, and then transform to weekend- and work-appropriate outfits. But the best part? Each is less than $100! Happy shopping.
Laser-cut faux leather dress, $78 at Nordstrom. Yes, this is a juniors dress, but the sophisticated cut and laser-cut detailing make it totally appropriate for adults. Just check out the sizing info to figure out how to translate the fit to traditional women's sizing.
Color-block dress, $96 at Topshop. The colorblocking of this dress is super-slimming. Throw on a blazer and opaque black tights and it's work-appropriate (and winter-friendly), too!
Textured black dress, $95 at Dorothy Perkins. A body-con dress with a classic cut is simply sexy. Make it your own with a fur collar or sparkly collar necklace.
Ella maxi dress, $78 at NastyGal. A maxi dress looks divine paired with a cropped leather jacket and minimal accessories.
Cracked leather-look t-shirt dress, $70 at River Island. The oversized silhouette rendered in a faux leather is the modern way to do sexy; pair with ankle-strap heels or booties for a city-sleek look.
Mulligan shift dress, $69.95 at Anthropologie. The drop-waist silhouette is adorably retro; the bold hue flatters most skin tones. Tip: Layer a skinny black turtleneck underneath to wear it to work.
Ombre foil dress, $98 at Free People. Instead of too-splashy sequins, try a metallic-foil-dipped dress in a deep wine hue.
Draped dress, $34.95 at H&M. The forgiving stretch jersey fabric means this dress will still be comfortable after a big Valentine's Day dinner, and the sleek cut is endlessly wearable.
Tinley Road Dreamtown dress, $79 at Piperlime. A postcard-pretty print in bright, punchy colors is of-the-moment, and it'll still work well come spring.
Abbeline dress, $32.99 at South Moon Under. Proof that looks can be deceiving: This is one piece (not a skirt-and-top combo), and the leather is vegan. It wins for best color mixing in my book.
Lingerie-style dress, $15.99 at Zara. Nothing is sexier than a simple slip dress. Pair it with an oversized menswear-inspired coat to beat the cold. (For a casual weekend look, wear a chunky sweater on top and flat boots on bottom.)
See by Chloé dress, $85 at Yoox. This dress has a lot going on, but the tank-top like crew neck and lightweight material tones it down. Full disclosure: I adore it so much I bought it, and I plan to wear it through the summer with black ankle-strap heels. J'adore!
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