Is there anything more romantic than a Valentine’s Day wedding? The ultimate ode to love, a February 14th marriage calls for a guest attire that’s in theme with all things lovey-dovey. So what do you wear to a Valentine's Day wedding? A Valentine's Day wedding means a palette of red, and pink — even purple in certain cases — with pretty details like lace, ruffles, tulle, and sweet floral prints.
If you tend minimal, a twist-front ruby satin maxi by Elizabeth and James or a bias-cut crepe dress in candy red by Khaite is simply gorgeous. Mango makes an exquisite pleated long-sleeve berry gown as an affordable version.
More daring? What about a fringe detailing like a tiered fringe knee-length cocktail number by Marchesa Notte or fringe sleeveless shift by Marc Jacobs? Both made for dancing! Peek-a-boo lace dresses with sheer panels offer a bit of va-va-voom, like Jonathan Simkhai’s grommet lace deep-V midi or For Love & Lemons’ ruffled Daphne lace midi dress with a see-through hem.
If you’re into a modern look, a satin tuxedo-style wrap dress is divine. We love Nanushka’s baby pink version. Allen Schwartz offers a simple asymmetric dress in tomato red, too. Super sleek and fresh. Or, consider a ladylike tea length dress with an unexpected side cutout á la Prabal Gurung or a minimal red and pink color-block dress from Tibi.
Prefer something classic? Rachel Zoe’s open-back lace gown or ML Monique Lhuillier’s long-sleeve, above-the-knee rose lace dress are perfect. The latter being prime choice for petite frames.
For those going for an ultra-romantic vibe, Dolce & Gabbana’s floral-embroidered stretch-cotton tulle dress is the epitome of feminine romance. We also love Alice McCall’s long-sleeve gown with tiers of pastel pink polka dots or Costarellos’ intricate tulle lace midi dress with bell sleeves. Girly as can be, yet very tasteful.
There’s also the idea of a print in which case we say go floral! For fancier fetes, something like Saloni’s ruffled silk-chiffon midi, Proenza Schouler’s contrasting long-sleeve gown, or Co’s metallic jacquard high low gown will be stand-out. For low-key romantic nuptials, Diane von Furstenberg, DÔEN, and Massimo Dutti have beautifully understated versions in a range of silhouettes from long-sleeve to maxi to knee-length.
What’s more? All of these dresses make are fitting for date-night attire on Valentine’s day and beyond. Whether you’re shopping specifically for a Valentine’s Day wedding, a formal occasion, or date-night, scroll through 52 options ahead, for every budget and style.
Adarsha Dress, $198, DÔEN
Sophia Dress, $399, Anine Bing
One-Shoulder Silk Faille Ruffle Dress, $595, Rebecca Taylor
Naella Dress, $282.50, ba&sh
Now Or Never Dress in Rose, $490, Alice McCall
Long-Sleeve Paneled Bias Floor-Length Dress, $598, Diane von Furstenberg
Color Block SIlk Midi Bias Dress, $895, Tibi
Unravelled Midi Dress, $245, Keepsake available at Fashion BNKR
Amada Dress, $698, Kate Spade New York
Embellished Rose Dress, $495, ML Monique Lhuillier available at Anthropologie
Meredith Dress, $695, Tanya Taylor
Midi Ruched One Shoulder Dress, $60, Topshop
Long Sleeve Mini Dress, $595, Fleur du Mal
Daphne Lace Midi Dress, $334, For Love & Lemons available at Revolve
Rome Dress, $428, Reformation
Kaelane Dress, $249, Club Monaco
Bell Sleeve Flare Dress, $129, Ann Taylor
Ruffly Tulle Dress, $82.99, J.Crew
Ezra Satin Wrap Dress, $605.12, Nanushka
Gathered Dress With Asymmetric Sleeves, $29.99, Zara
Asymmetric Dress With Ruffle Trims, $19.90, Bershka
Ruffle Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress, $88, Express
Pleated Long Dress, $149.99, Mango
Lace V-neck Dress, $79.99, H&M
Everly Satin Dress, $410, Allen Schwartz
Estelle Open-Back Lace Gown, $495, Rachel Zoe
Velvet Twist Front Dress, $13.98, A New Day available at Target
Plus Size Lace Cold Shoulder Dress, $34.98, Melonie T available at Target
Sheer Lace Maxi Dress, $68, Forever 21
Lace Mini Shift Dress, $56, ASOS ULTIMATE
Tiered Longer Length Midi Dress in Tulle, $135, True Violet available at ASOS
Applique Textured Dress, $289, Whistles
Silk Dress With Velvert Print, $195, Massimo Dutti
Isa Dress Ruby Red, $485, Staud
Bow Bodice Long Dress, $445, Zimmermann
Long Sleeve Dress, $1,650, Proenza Schouler
Twisted Front Dress With Cutout, $1,995, Prabal Gurung
Grommet Lace Deep-V Midi Dress, $1,595, Jonathan Simkhai
Valeria Gown, $698, AMUR
Metallic Jacquard High Low Gown, $3,395, Co available at Moda Operandi
Brenda Dress in Red, $1,250, Khaite
One Shoulder Dress, $770, GOEN.J available at Shopbop
Tulle Lace Dress with Bell Sleeves, $945, Costarellos available at Shopbop
Tiered Fringe Knee-Length Cocktail Dress, $795, Marchesa Notte available at Bergdorf Goodman
Isa Ruffled Printed Silk-Chiffon Dress, $695, Saloni available at Net-A-Porter
Cavan Twist-Front Satin-Twill Maxi Dress, $495, Elizabeth and James available at Net-A-Porter
Lily Floral-Print Gown, $1,570, Raquel Diniz available at MatchesFashion
Floral-Embroidered Stretch-Cotton Tulle Dress, $4,595, Dolce & Gabbana available at MatchesFashion
Pleated Lace Dress, $545, Self-Portrait available at Nordstrom
Floral Lace Sheath Dress, $450, Shoshanna available at Nordstrom
Belted Asymmetric Dress, $695, Derek Lam 10 Crosby available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Fringe Sleeveless Shift Dress, $1,200, Marc Jacobs