(SPOT.ph) With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it may be time to start planning your dates, finding gifts for your S.O., and picking your outfits. This is the one day a year when you can be as shamelessly sappy, fanciful, and idealistic as you please, so don’t be afraid to go all out! Below, we round up 10 gorgeous dresses to help you do just that. Each piece features elegant elements like ultra-feminine ruffles and ruching, skin-flaunting cuts, form-flattering silhouettes, and head-turning colors.
Here are 10 romantic dresses you can shop now that are perfect for Valentine’s Day:
Dress with a Sheen (P3,290) from H&M
You know that moment when Cinderella walked into the ball and all heads turned to look in awe? That’s how you’ll feel when you wear this lustrous powder-blue dress from H&M. Adorn yourself in dainty silver jewels and slip into shiny heels (if you don’t own glass slippers) to complete the belle-of-the-ball look.
See a list of H&M branches.
Lace Long Dress (P5,995) from Mango
If you’ve got an extra fancy date planned, this floor-length Mango gown won’t let you down. Your beau will have a hard time keeping his eyes off of you thanks to the flowy, form-flattering silhouette and bold red shade. And to finish it all off: a higher-than-the-Empire-State slit to show off your legs (and your shoes!).
Available at Mango branches nationwide.
Strappy Dress With Knot (P1,595) from Bershka
You can never have too many LBDs, so you’ll be using this Bershka dress over and over even after V-Day. The black piece combines spaghetti straps, a just-plunging-enough V-neck and a not-so-subtle slit on the front for a classic silhouette that would flatter a variety of body types. The back of the dress adds an extra fun twist with a peek-a-boo window to show off an extra bit of skin. Your date will have major heart eyes even as you walk away.
See a list of Bershka branches.
Lolita Dress (P3,500) from Wear Anika
Just this once, it won’t be annoyingly cheesy if your crush asks if it hurt when you fell from heaven because you’ll really look like an angel in this white dress from Wear Anika. The flowy silhouette and crinkly fabric give the piece an ethereal look and an effortless grace. Amp up the divine, otherworldly appearance with extra shiny makeup products and accessories.
Marlowe Dress (P1,795) from Undo Clothing
Show off your curves with this champagne-colored dress from Undo Clothing, which will hang oh-so elegantly on your body—loose enough to hide your tummy, but subtly showing off the contours of your hips as well as your back and shoulders. Pair with classic pieces like pearl earrings and nude heels to rock a timeless elegance.
Olas Dress (P1,600) from Solana
If your Valentine’s Day plans involve romantic daytime activities like a stroll in the park or a mid-morning brunch, this halter dress from Solana would suit the occasion perfectly. You’ll look like a modern-day Greek goddess thanks to the loose, ruffled shape, open back, and gorgeous ivory color. You can wear it with strappy sandals or even your fave white sneakers.
Juanita Dress (P2,180) from Laya MNL
This enchanting yellow dress from Laya MNL is tempting us to start singing, “tale as old as time, true as it can be…” Combine that sunshine shade with the off-shoulder cut and thigh-high slit and what beast (or perhaps oblivious crush) wouldn’t fall head-over-heels in a heartbeat?
Button-Front Mini Dress (P1,200) from Forever 21
What’s Valentine’s without a little bit of pink? This button-down dress from Forever 21 features a bright flamingo color that’s perfect for the season of love. Little details like the smocked waist, tassel-tied belt, lace trimmings, and flounced sleeves add extra touches of femininity and sophistication to this pretty piece.
See a list of Forever 21 branches.
Asymmetric Pencil Dress (P3,295) from Zara
Show off some skin with this pencil dress from Zara, which is the definition of “business in the front, party in the back.” The asymmetric, single-strap neckline is enough to flaunt your shoulders and collarbone, but turn around and you’ll reveal a disarmingly low back. Be sure to have the right bra for the occasion!
See a list of Zara branches.
Esme Dress (P2,495) from Studio 17
For a laid-back, spontaneous V-Day with your S.O., this dress from Studio 17 would be a good pick. The loose fit will hide your food baby, so you’re free to enjoy a big lunch (and dessert after) with the bae. Best part? It has pockets!