What To Wear On Valentines Day - Sultry Dresses And Hot Styles

Last updated on : January 17 2019

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The origin of Valentine’s Day is obscure. Saint Valentine, however, is the likely source.

The folklore details that Valentine fell in love with the jailer's daughter. His punishment, execution. Before his demise, he left a farewell love letter signed “From Your Valentine.”  A line recognized for centuries as the most romantic expression of love ever. 

The Catholic Church recognizes three saints named Valentine (spellings vary). So we are unable to identify precisely where and when Valentine’s Day originated. Nevertheless, it's a day of love we all make romantic and unique.

Finding The Right Valentines Day Dress

On Valentines Day you need a dress that is sexy, sultry and hot. This dress requirement rings true whether you're heading out for a romantic night with your lover, cooking a seductive meal at home. Or merely meeting up with your single friends.

An essential element to any Valentine’s Day dress is the neckline and fit. Necklines that plunge, dip, or sit lower than your average choice provide understated and confident sex appeal. The proper fit for your dress ensures your curves shine and highlight your feminine profile. 

Choosing the right dress doesn't need to be complicated or stressful. We have some ideas for you, from up-styling an existing piece in your closet to buying an entirely new one. 

Here are dresses to choose depending on your date and the night you want to have.  

In A Rush - Style Your Sexy Must-Have LBD

What do you do when your special someone springs a surprise Valentine’s Day dinner on you? Or tells you to meet at an undisclosed location for a romantic night out?

There is a reason why your LBD (little black dress) is a closet staple. It's your go-to dress and must have for invitations like these. When you're up against time your LBD is easy to style and versatile enough for both formal and relaxed occasions.

Add a stylish twist that highlights a particular part of your body for added sex appeal. 

A strapless LBD that bares your shoulders is lovely but add a belt to cinch your waist and show off your curves this year. Black is slimming and naturally streamlines your body. So it doesn't need much to add a sexy twist.  

strapless off shoulder black bandage dress for valentine day

To balance wearing black on the day of love complete your look with a dash of red. Try red pumps or dangling earrings. Or opt for a red clutch, bracelet, or jacket. Keep the accessories dainty and straightforward to maintain a look of classy femininity.

On A First Date - Avoid Too Much Skin

First impressions count, a lot. So choose your first date dress wisely for a lasting impression on your blind date or new online friend.    

Avoid showing too much skin but instead, rely on a snug fit. A hot two-piece bandage dress will show off your fun, flirty and inherently sensual style.

If you prefer a more conventionally styled dress, try a classic bandage dress in solid colors. A strapless style highlights your curves, concealing flabs and bulges, yet offers tasteful glimpses of skin (collarbones, arms, and back). Flared styles are fun and playful, and inherently sexy showing off your legs. 

silver bandage dress for first valentine date

Wear a jacket or shrug if needed and accessorize lightly to make a lasting first impression. Choose sensible pumps or heels.   

In A Particular Mood - Wear Something Colorful

Often we like to stick to colors we count on regularly like blacks, grays, whites, and browns. However, there are tons of colors in the rainbow and Valentine’s Day gives you the stage to share them with everyone. 

Wear gold to exude confidence and charm. Try turquoise to show your openness, pink to welcome love, orange to offer warmth and compassion. And blue if you are in the mood to hold intellectual conversations. 

orange bandage dress for warmth on valentines day

Colors evoke moods and inspire your emotions more than you think. So use them to your advantage on the day of love.

Choose a stunning backless bandage dress in a luscious color to ensure your love cannot take their eyes off you. Or try an ombre bandage dress for a sensual color riot. 

Pair your colorful dress with dangling chandelier earrings that kiss your shoulders, sensible and dainty bracelet cuffs, or elegant necklaces and rings.  

On A Casual Date - Go for Tease or Friendly?

What if you’re seeing someone, but the L word is still not uttered? Or you and your date are not yet involved or exclusive? What do you wear and just how casual do you go?

If you want to entice and tease go for a figure-hugging little number that exposes some skin. Choose a color that balances with your mood so you're at ease and confident.

Tease dress for valentines day

Prefer to keep it friendly and fun because you're still undecided about the relationship? Consider a casual style like a flared bandage dress. This dress type screams flirty and fun at the same time.

Flared styles are comfortable and versatile, so you can fully participate in whatever your date has in mind – a movie and dinner, bowling (wear boy or biker shorts underneath), or even a night stroll on the beach staring at the stars.

Add a statement necklace, textured clutch, and inviting hairstyle that compliments your neckline.

Your Hot Valentines Date - Make It Sizzle

For these dates, less is more. A draped or scantily clad woman's body is the epitome of sexual invitation on Valentine’s Day. 

There are dates, and then there are Valentine’s Day dates with that special someone who rocks your world. These times are the perfect opportunity for you to speak volumes without saying a word. Let them know what they mean to you. Blow their socks off with a sultry, bold, and uber-sexy deep plunge or drape dress.

Your dress choice might leave no doubt where your romantic night is heading. Pair it with sky-high heels and unperfect teased hair. Go for a show-stopper look that has their jaws on the floor from the minute they see you. 

sexy white bandage dress

If you prefer to be more covered, try a long-sleeved bandage dress for a similar effect.

In A Wild Mood - Call for Textured Prints

Sometimes we feel a bit primal in our love, and so a print or textured dress is the way to go.

The great thing about these styles is that you can go easy on other parts of your look and let the dress do the heavy fashion lifting. Nothing says wild and free as much as an animal print mini or textured foil-like bandage dress. 

Animal prints are like jeans - they are fashionable and trendy all year long. Every season you are likely to see a celebrity or a fashionista swearing that “Animal prints are trending!”

Whether you opt for a dress, a top, or a pair of shoes; animal prints are bold, wild, and edgy. Show your beau your wild side in a sexy cut out bandage dress or drive them wild with a leopard printed bandage dress. To tame the look a bit pair it with a single-colored cardigan or denim or leather shrug.

Read MoreA Lady's Guide On How To Look Great On A First Date

Feeling Feminine & Soft - Go Floral

Floral dresses give you a perfect fun and flirtatious look that works for most occasions.

Whether you find yourself participating in a Netflix and chill or heading to a sweet lunch date, blooms are romantic, tasteful, and wonderfully feminine.

The best thing about floral patterns is that they are never tame and conceal more than you may think. If you are bloating or feel a bit out of sorts, a floral dress hides all the insecurities for you.

flowing floral dress with slit

Add a touch of glam and simplicity to your Valentine’s Day dress with a floral or patterned dress for a sensual look that is fun and relaxed.

When All Else Fails - Give ‘em Red

Wearing a red Valentine’s Day dress is a no-brainer. Red is the color of love, passion, and all other sentiments that get your pulse racing and your head feeling light.

Red is one of the best choices when it comes to date night dresses because it provokes energy, captivates, and is strangely addictive. A red strapless cocktail dress is the perfect choice for a casual date, movie night, or cocktail party.

hot red off shoulder bandage dress

If you want to wear something that screams grab me don a red metallic bandage dress that hugs your curves and presents your sexy feminine silhouette.

Leave accessorizing to a minimum because red pack's more punch than other more docile and cozy colors. A low cut red bandage dress or one with a sexy cross back is enough to set the night aflame.

Don't be scared to pair your flaming hot red dress with bold red lip color and nails. But do consider leaving your hair free and disheveled to aid in your subtle sexual invitation efforts.

If you're looking to tone it down a bit try pink, a softer and more feminine color and not as powerful as red. 

fiery red bandage dress for valentines day

Maximize Your Look

You don't have to opt for tiny revealing dresses to pull off sexy and seductive on Valentines Day. The right dress matches your mood and the occasion, and just how hot you want to be.  

Go for a look that races the mind and ensnares the senses. Show some skin when necessary with dresses that expose your back and plunge down the front. Be careful however to choose styles that emphasize your curves ahead of exposed skin. Your date will appreciate this more.

The key to a sexy and sultry Valentine’s Day dress is you, and how you carry it off. If you're confident in your dress, you'll be hot and perfect for the night. 

flared bandage dress for valentines day


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