15 celeb-inspired Valentine’s Day dresses and outfits to shop for date night

Valentine’s Day might be a Hallmark holiday, but let’s face it: There’s never a bad time for a date night, whether it’s with your significant other or your closest friends.

And when it comes to getting dressed for this particular occasion, options abound; you could really lean into the day’s romantic vibes with heart-shaped earrings or a flirty pink frock, or just add a well-placed pop of color with a red-hot accessory.

Prefer to play it simple? Consider a classic LBD or crimson pantsuit you can style multiple ways.

For more V-Day outfit ideas, keep scrolling to shop 15 style standouts you’ll want to wear long after February’s over.

And if it’s a great Valentine’s Day gift you’re after, don’t miss Page Six Style’s guides to the best jewelry, lingerie and other presents your special someone is sure to heart.


Taylor Swift sparkled in Peppiatt-designed party dresses for both her birthday and New Year’s Eve, and this LBD adorned with a crystal-embellished heart — inspired by antique Victorian brooches — would be a fitting pick for V-Day.

Reformation Casette Silk Dress

You really can’t go wrong with Reformation for any occasion, and we love this romantic red version of the brand’s popular Casette dress (as seen on Amber Heard and Jamie Chung).

Le Superbe Jolie Sequined Midi Skirt

Meghan Markle, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern agree: A sparkly midi skirt’s the perfect festive fashion pick. We love the sultry slit and soft draping on this scarlet number.

Alice + Olivia Jeanna Bustier Top
Alice + Olivia

The corset trend isn’t going anywhere — just ask Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez — and this luxe-looking velvet version’s a great way to wear it for a night out.

Aupen Purpose With Chain Bag

Hot date? Stash your lipstick, mints, keys and other small essentials in this sweet chain-handled bag from celeb go-to Aupen.

BaubleBar Sheri Earrings

Blake Lively and Kourtney Kardashian can’t get enough of BaubleBar’s festive bling — and these gleaming heart-shaped earrings are classic enough to wear year-round, not just in February.

Hill House Home Lace Ellie Nap Dress
Hill House Home

This lovely pink lace version of the label’s signature Nap Dress is as flirty and feminine as it gets. Princess Beatrice, Olivia Rodrigo and Chrissy Teigen are all Hill House Home fans.

Argent Single Button Blazer and Slim Pintuck Trousers

If you’re after something less twee and more tailored, try a power pantsuit like this one from Kerry Washington-approved Argent. (Who wouldn’t take suiting suggestions from Olivia Pope?)

Sam Edelman Michaela Flats

Mary Jane flats are having a major moment; just ask Selena Gomez, Olivia Rodrigo and Halsey, all of whom have taken the trend for a spin in recent months. We love the raspberry-colored velvet on this Sam Edelman pair, a perfect (and comfortable!) pick for Valentine’s Day.

Sheertex Semi Opaque Rip-Resist Tights

If you’re looking to test-drive the red tights look that’s been all over the runways recently — not to mention on stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle Fanning and Anya Taylor-Joy — there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day. Bonus: These snag-proof Sheertex stockings will hold up to whatever obstacles the evening throws your way.

L'Agence Caprice Midi Dress
Saks Fifth Avenue

You can never go wrong with a little black dress, and this flattering ruched midi from L’Agence (a favorite label of famous folks ranging from Kelly Clarkson to Kristin Cavallari) comes with detachable straps, so you can style it two ways. Oh, and it’s on sale — can’t beat that.

Loeffler Randall Minerva Feather Sandals
Saks Fifth Avenue

If you ask us, few shoes are as romantic as the retro marabou mules popularized by Marilyn Monroe and other Old Hollywood icons, and this modern take on the look is made for showing off outside the boudoir.

Jennifer Behr Velvet Bow Barrette
Jennifer Behr

In case you’ve been living under a rock these past few months, bows are back in a big way — and Valentine’s Day is the ideal excuse to rock the romantic accent. Make like Hailey Bieber, Rachel Brosnahan and Olivia Culpo by adorning your hair with this pretty clip from Jennifer Behr, whom celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger’s fondly dubbed “the queen of bows.”

Doên Merla Dress

You know what’s cooler than a V-Day bouquet? A floral frock from celebrity favorite Dôen, whose dreamy dresses have been spotted on Taylor Swift, Sofia Richie and Kylie Jenner (to name but a few).

Naked Cashmere Eden Crewneck Sweater
Naked Cashmere

Given that Valentine’s Day is smack dab in the middle of February, a strappy minidress probably won’t cut it if your plans involve spending time outdoors. In cases like this, cashmere’s your best bet — and this classic, cherry-colored crewneck from Selena Gomez-beloved brand Naked Cashmere is a cozy way to still tip your hat to the holiday.