Updated: Nov 21
Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I know most people hate it, but I think it's oh so romantic.
The idea of a specific day to tell your loved ones how much you love them and care about them, is inherently... good to me.
But last year's Valentine's Day was a bit of a disaster.
You see, Cain and I had only been together for about 5 months, when we decided to go away on a romantic vacation for Valentine's Day to our favorite spot: Autocamp.
For those of you who aren't familiar, Autocamp is basically a luxury camping experience where you stay in these decked out airstreams in the middle of stunning nature. We had gone in December at the suggestion of one of his friends and loved it so much that we decided to go back for the romantic Valentine holiday.
We were new into our relationship and hadn't learned enough about each other yet, so Cain was baffled when I was shocked that he didn't get me a gift (he did get me flowers and chocolate covered strawberries). And I was baffled that he didn't think to at the very least get me chocolate!
You see he planned for flowers to be delivered on Valentine's Day to our airstream, but the vendor got confused and didn't deliver them until the 15th. Causing me to think that he hadn't gotten me anything at all.
And, subsequently, didn't care about me.
This turned into a huge argument in this gorgeous airstream, on Valentine's Day, about Capitalism and about how he thought the gift was the fact that he paid for us to be there. It wasn't pretty.
We've since learned much more about each other and are ten times more in love now than we were then. He knows how important small actions are to me, and I know how unimportant consumer based Holidays are to him. It was a necessary fight that taught us so much about each other.
We didn't let that minor hiccup ruin our trip entirely though, we ended up salvaging the night and getting dinner at an adorable hole in the wall Italian Restaurant where I finally got to wear this red and black floral dress that I had been holding on to for a year.
I had bought the dress a year before, for a date that I got stood up on. (Long story. Pre-Cain). And had wanted somewhere to wear it ever since.
See, when I buy dresses, it means something to me. It means I care. It means I am preparing to look my absolute best.
Which is why for Valentine's Day, I always opt for a dress.
Everyone knows by now that I love dresses. So in honor of my favorite item of clothing and my favorite holiday, I'm giving you my guide to Feminine Valentine's Day Dresses. I'll be using Lulu's as my example because I absolutely adore Lulu's clothing and accessories and I want to show you some examples of what I would were from Lulu's!
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Their stuff is seriously so cute.
1: Floral and Flirty
Nothing says feminine like flowers. Not only are they classy and beautiful, but in the Winter, they bring a bright, joyful feeling to an otherwise drab and dreary time. If you're not a huge fan of pink the way I am, then a dress like the one shown above that has light pink and red floral accents, but is majority a darker blue would be perfect for any evening date night with your love.
2: Sassy yet Sweet
If you're a sour patch kid like me, you're equal parts sweet and sassy. And this adorable skater dress from Lulu's showcases just that! I love the burgundy color because it doesn't scream Valentine's Day, but it is still in the family of red and pink (if you're wanting to stay on theme.) Since it is on the shorter side, pairing this with some black tights with a cool design and pumps or boots would turn this summer style minidress into the perfect V-day ensemble!
3: The Blushing Bride
You don't have to be married or engaged to wear this stunner, I just needed to do the play on words since this dress is blush. Don't judge me, I love alliterations. Not only is this color absolutely precious, but the chiffon fabric and peek-a-boo sleeves make it so flirty and fun! Often times with dresses, femininity and styling, less is more. So this simple, yet elegant style will speak volumes about your class and feminine energy.
4: The Bodycon Babe
I have a love/hate relationship with bodycon dresses. I may not be blessed with much up top, but I've been given more than enough on the bottom. Which makes bodycon dresses look unintentionally sexy on me and causes me to be very self-conscious about wearing them. If you don't have those issues however, then this is a great option! The lace adds a charm and vintage feel to an otherwise modern style. This dress would make an amazing impression on someone you've maybe just started seeing on a nice night out to dinner and a show. I would pair this with pearl earrings to keep the vintage feel going and nude heels. Remember, always keep it classic ;)
5: Lady in Red
You know I couldn't complete this post without including a vibrant, true, red dress. This red is much brighter than the typical V-Day red, which tends to lean more towards being the color of roses. But, if you have a vivacious personality, this just might be the dress for you! I love the sheer detail at the bottom because it teases just enough, but is still classy and elegant. If you're one of my younger readers, this would be a great dress to wear to school, with your girlfriends to the movies or a big galentine's day brunch!
If you haven't already, head to YouTube to watch my video showing my 4 Valentine's Day Outfits that I got from Shein (links are in the description box on YouTube) and comment down below which look is your absolute favorite!