Valentine’s day is coming up on 14 February and it’s a perfect day to go on a romantic date with your significant other. But what are the best Valentine’s outfits for this romantic evening?

Here are a few of my ideas on what to wear on how to dress for Valentine’s Day with your beloved.

Valentine’s outfits to wear on a date

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you tend to go out with your loved one?

While Valentine’s Day is often called a “hallmark holiday,” it does at the very least focus the attention on spending quality time with the one you love.

If you are heading out on a date, lucky you! Here are some Valentine’s outfits for you, no matter whether you are going to a swanky restaurant for an evening meal, or you are celebrating in a more casual lunch venue.

Don’t forget to let me know what you will be wearing for Valentine’s Day, or what your favorite date night outfit is, in the comments at the bottom of this article.

Below are my favorite ideas if you’re thinking about how to dress for Valentine’s Day. I’d love to know what you think.

Should you wear red for Valentine’s Day?

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Red is considered the color of love and passion, so red is definitely an obvious choice if you are choosing how to dress for Valentine’s Day, and there’s a shade of red that will suit all skin tones, whether you opt for a shade which has more orange or more blue in its mix.

For a more romantic feel, you could add a touch of pink to your outfit. Or, just wear any color which makes you feel great!

Shannon (above) teams red with white and adds a romantic flounce with the ruffles on her blouse.

Recreate her look with this similar silk blouse, cardigan, pants and slingback pumps.

Also take a look at how to wear red.

Fabric choices

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I always think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to wear tactile fabrics such as silk or satin, or to choose chiffon with a camisole worn underneath.

How to dress for Valentine's day - Topshop scallop satin blouse | 40plusstyle.com

Topshop scallop satin blouse

Petra (above) opts for a style which has a romantic, old-fashioned feel to it, yet still manages to be very modern because of the addition of the patent accessories.

Check out these mock neck blouse options from Merlette, ROMWE and Floerns, and this similar midi skirt, booties and handbag.

9 Valentine’s Day outfits for you

If you still have to decide on what to wear for Valentine’s day this year, here are 9 suggestions for you. Let me know which outfit you would be most likely to wear.

Red dress

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I think that a dress should be your number one option to look at. Certainly when you don’t normally wear dresses. That makes it extra special!

Op for something sexy that shows off the parts that you wish to highlight about your body. Don’t be afraid to show off some of your curves and be proud of them! Men love a woman who is confident about her body.

That doesn’t mean you have to go ultra-short or ultra-tight. Simply choose a dress which shoes off the part of you that you like best, whether that is your shoulders, decolletage or your legs.

Monika (above) opts for a below-the-knee pencil style.

Check out these red dress options from Badgley Mischka, Floerns and Milumia and pair the dress of your choice with these similar pumps and a similar Gucci bag.

What to wear for Valentine's day - an asymmetrical dress for your date night | 40plusstyle.com

Eliza J asymmetrical lace dressAmalfi by Rangoni pump Olga Berg embellished shoulder bagHalogen linear drop earrings

Red pants with neutrals

If you would like to wear red in a more casual way, you might like to opt for a pair of red jeans.

White is always a beautiful option with red.

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4SI3NNA tie waist blazerSplendid tankMOTHER straight leg jeansJ. Renée sandalOlga Berg embellished shoulder bagDean Davidson drop earrings

Satin dress

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For an outfit which looks luxurious and has subtle sex appeal, you could choose satin.

Gala (above) wears an all-neutral outfit, but chooses to add color with her leather jacket.

Steal her look with a similar pair of Christian Louboutin nude pumps and wear with this similar dress, moto jacket, clutch, and wide brim hat.

how to dress for valentines day in a satin dress | 40plusstyle.com

Levi’s moto jacketForest Lily satin shirtdressDolce Vita bootieUrban Originals toteHalogen linear drop earrings

Satin skirt

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Also very romantic is to wear a skirt. I like the idea of wearing a flowery skirt or you could wear your satin as a skirt rather than a dress, but then “roughen” it up with a leather jacket or make it more casual with a sweater.

Anita (above) wears her satin skirt with a cable knit sweater and booties.

Get her look with this similar cable knit sweater, satin skirt, tights, booties, tassel necklace and crossbody bag.

how to dress for valentines day in a neutral sweater and satin skirt | 40plusstyle.com

All in Favor ribbed sweaterLeith satin midi skirtDolce Vita bootieUrban Originals toteKate Spade New York pearl linear earrings

Purple pants and red shoes 

If you prefer to wear pants, how about wearing colorful pants in whatever your favorite shade is, whether you love purple, red, or pink for example.

You can keep the rest of your look neutral. A snakeprint or leopard print also works as a neutral and can be worn with any color at all.

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Vince Camuto blouseTopshop trousersLinea Paolo pumpSole Society clutchHalogen linear drop earrings

A wrap blouse or dress

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For a universally-flattering style, you really can’t go wrong with either a wrap top or wrap dress.

Marina (above) wears on-trend polka dots along with leather.

Check out this similar wrap top, leather leggings, ankle strap sandals and drop earrings.

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Bailey 44 colorblock wrap top7 For All Mankind wide leg jeansAmalfi by Rangoni pumpSole Society clutchKate Spade New York pearl linear earrings

An off-the-shoulder top

Another romantic outfit with subtle sex appeal is an off-the-shoulder top. You can wear with jeans or wide-leg pants.

If you do choose an off-the-shoulder style, you may need a strapless bra.

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Treasure & Bond off the shoulder topSocialite wide leg satin pantsJ. Renée sandalUrban Originals toteDean Davidson drop earrings

A red jumpsuit

Red jumpsuits are perfect to wear on Valentine's day | 40plusstyle.com

Rather than a red dress, you could choose a red jumpsuit if you prefer to wear pants.

Sandra (above)

Get her look with this similar jumpsuit, belt and ankle strap sandals.

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Blank NYC drape jacketCharles Henry culotte jumpsuitAmalfi by Rangoni pumpSole Society clutchDean Davidson drop earrings

Heart sweater

I couldn’t resist this heart-print sweater for a playful take on your Valentine’s outfit.

How to dress for Valentine's day with a sweater and jeans | 40plusstyle.com

Kate Spade New York mock neck sweaterMavi Jeans bootcut jeansSbicca muleSole Society clutchNordstrom pearl stud earrings

Here are the Valentine’s outfits from above together in a capsule wardrobe.

You could easily mix and match many of the tops, jackets and bottoms here.

For instance, how about wearing the white leather jacket with the satin skirt, teaming the white blazer with the jumpsuit, or wearing the off-the-shoulder sweater with jeans?

How to dress for valentines day capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Will you celebrate valentine’s day this year? What do you plan to wear?

Continue reading:

  1. How To Wear Red – Your Comprehensive Guide On Wearing The Color Of Love!
  2. The Best Dress Styles For Your Body Shape
  3. The Best Cocktail Dresses In Stores Now 

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