Not sure what to wear this Valentine’s Day? Never fear – finder.com.au has you covered for every type of date.
Want to buy a new outfit for Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone. Thousands of people pick up a new outfit for the most romantic day of the year, but finding that perfect look can be tough.
That’s where we come in. We’ve sorted outfits for every type of date, so you can simply scan through and pick the one you want! To make things even sweeter, we’ve sorted out discount codes for every single retailer featured in this article.
Save on your outfit, splurge on your date. Win-win.
Valentine's Day Guide to Outfits
How to find the perfect Valentines Day outfit
Where are you going? There’s no point picking out the perfect cocktail dress and stilettos if you and your date are snuggling up to an outdoor cinema.
What can you afford? Sure, everyone wants to look their best on Valentine’s Day, but your budget might determine if you’re shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue or The Iconic. Don’t spend all your money on a dress, if that means you have to order salad and tap water when you go out.
What does your date like? Look, we’re not saying dress only to please your date. We’re just saying it might not be the moment to experiment with crazy hair colours and a dress so bonkers even Nicki Minaj would think twice.
Will you be eating for Australia? People love food. People equate food with love. My point is, there’s a decent chance you’ll be eating a feast come Valentine’s Day and if you do, you’ll be thankful you went with the loose-flowing dress instead of the stomach-sucking bodycon one.
Will you be getting lucky? Just kidding… sort of. Look, no one wants to be the girl catching the bus at 10am the next morning in the little black dress from the night before.
Top ten things to wear on Valentines Day
Sweet, whimsical and ideal for romantic picnicking in the park.
|Saks Fifth Avenue | Tweed Combo DressThe dress that screams "I am a strong, independent woman… and I'm hot. Deal with it."|
|Dotti | Summer Night MaxiThe name says it all. This maxi is easily adaptable; throw on some jewelled flats for a casual look, or pair with heels and a cocktail for a night on the town.|
|The Iconic | arm yourselfA dress that's bursting with understated elegance. Match it with a champagne and a dashing beau.|
|Beginning Boutique | Jonquil DressThe ideal dress for a chilled Valentine's Day date by the beach. Casual-cool, but still looks like you made an effort.|
|Dorothy Perkins | Black & Cream Bodycon DressElegant and just a little bit sixties, this one will work well with stilettos and red lippy.|
|The Iconic | Empire DressFun and flirty, pair this one with sun-kissed skin and a messy up-do.|
|Glassons | Lace Bodice Detail DressThe right little black dress will save you from most kinds of fashion crises. Plus, you can change the look completely with accessories – it's the perfect blank canvas.|
|Portmans | Jacquard Floral DressA sweetheart neckline suits most busts, while the thick straps and slight flare in the skirt makes this dress extra flattering. Sweet and flirty, all in one.|
|ASOS | Halterneck Jumpsuit With Open FrontWho says you have to wear a dress just because it's Valentine's Day? Change things up with an elegant jumpsuit.|
Valentines Day outfits for every type of date
A romantic date
|ASOS | Shift Dress With Asymmetric ColourblockClassy, simple, chic. Perfect for a little fine dining.||The Iconic | Phatasm DressA simple yet elegant little black dress. You'll definitely be wearing this one again.||The Iconic | Winter Birds DressThis 60s inspired dress is daringly backless - stylish yet flirty.|
|ASOS | Slim Fit BlazerGo all out with a well-cut blazer. Beard is optional.||Cheap Monday | Chambray ShirtAmp up the romance with something in the red-pink colour spectrum.||The Iconic | Smith Classic ShirtWhen in doubt, you can't go wrong with a button down shirt.|
An adventure date
|The Iconic | Flamingo Print PlaysuitFor something a little fashion forward, yet casual cool.||Glue Store | Trainer Short in BlackLuckily the sport-luxe look is in right now, because you'll be prepared for anything.||The Iconic | Hillary Cut-Out Ankle BootsIf you don't know what you're doing yet for Valentine's Day, wear flats or boots. Trust us.|
|The Iconic | Mason ShortsClassic chinos in dark colours are easy to pair with almost anything.||ASOS | Breton Striped PoloThere's a reason stripes are so popular- they work. with. everything.||Glue Store | No Standing Only Dancing T-ShirtMake her giggle with this t-shirt. If she doesn't find it funny, dump her.|
A casual date
|ASOS | Playsuit With Lace BackPretty but moveable, perhaps to be worn on a yacht?||The Iconic | Triple Stripe TeeWhen in doubt, you can't go wrong with a stripy t-shirt.||The Iconic | Mirror T DressFun and flirty, pair with chunky boots to give this look some edge.|
|The Iconic | Black Dukes Denim ChinosPair with something in a soft jewelled tone (light blue, darker purple) or simple black and white.||Glue Store | Tri Harder ShortsKeep the look modern by ensuring the shorts are cut high above the knee. We're in a short shorts for men phase and it ain't going anywhere.||Glue Store | Bennett Short Sleeve Polka Shirt in ChambrayThe short sleeved collared shirt is the breakout men's look of summer.|
Best retailers to shop for outfits for Valentines Day
|The Iconic||With cutting edge men and women's fashion, The Iconic will deliver within 24 hours in Australian cities and three hours in Sydney. Last minute shopping, anyone?|
|ASOS||ASOS houses more brands, more clothes and more options for Valentine's Day than any other.|
|Saks Fifth Avenue||Saks Fifth Avenue is your go-to for designer labels, straight from the US.|
|Glue Store||Casual, cool and a little bit out there, Glue Store makes no apologies for its in-your-face attitude.|
|Dorothy Perkins||Dorothy Perkins specialises in romantic dresses, making it ideal for choosing your Valentine's outfit.|