7 Dresses for Your Valentine’s Day Date

Bonus: They’re all under $130.

Once you’ve picked the restaurant and bought him a gift, it’s time to find perfect Valentine’s Day date dress. Something pretty, but not overly formal, festive, but not cheesy—it’s a fine line to walk on this pseudo-holiday. But you’ll walk it with poise–even in heels–in one of these flirty frocks. And just because we love you, they’re all under $130.

The gold zipper on this simple rose pink dress adds just a bit of flair to the simple cut. Dress with zip at the front ($79.90) at Zara.

Fans of Emma Stone’s sheer tuxedo dress at the SAG Awards will love this simple but sexy V-neck maxi dress ($49.95) at H&M.

Wear the color of the day in this red sheath dress. It’s a little conservative, but with the right statement necklace and heels, it’s perfect for a classy Washington date night. Scalloped trim dress ($98) at J.Crew Factory.

Heat things up a bit with this shimmery LBD. Whether you’re hoping to impress your longtime beau or looking to snag the eyes of a cutie at a singles event, this dress will keep the attention on you. Sequined dress ($69.95) at H&M.

The color is hot, and the pleats across the middle do double-duty as tummy coverage so you can go ahead and indulge in that chocolate mousse. Sassy to See Dress ($54.99) at ModCloth.

We’re melting over the simplicity of this pale crepe dress, and so will your date. The bow in the back makes for a cute, date-ready detail. Bow back crepe shift dress ($125) at Topshop.

The elegant black piping on this dress makes it a winner for any date night, and the bright color, easy fit, and long sleeves put it on the top our list for a chilly February 14 night out on the town. Crepe dress with piping ($79.90) at Zara.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.