What To Wear On Valentine’s Day: 5 Outfits That Won’t Cost A Fortune

These clothes will make jaws drop, not your bank account.

Published On Feb 13, 2023 | Updated On Mar 04, 2024


Romance sure is in the air! Date nights come and go, but Valentine's Day pops up only once a year, and it's a great occasion for throwing a new outfit together. Whether you're celebrating with a new boo, a long-term significant other, or your closest girlfriends, now's the perfect time to treat yourself to a new look. But remember, make jaws drop - not your bank account.
As long as you follow the simple and approachable outfit ideas ahead, you are guaranteed to have a fabulous-looking Valentine's Day, no matter what your plans are. To prove our point, we've rounded up cool and affordable Valentine's Day–ready outfits that won’t cost a dent in your pocket.

If you want to wear one of the most famous Valentine's Day colours, opt for an '80s-inspired pink dress with a pair of black tights. You can even pull that off in a lighter red-toned dress, just ensure the rest of your makeup is nude and understated. Keep your accessories simple with a pair of simple black kitten heels. Here's to a subtle valentine’s look, this time not so cliché.


Our recommendations: Black slingbacks, H&M; Black stockings, Zivame; Multi-tier ruffle dress, Attic Salt

Who said wearing a dress with heels is a requirement for this day? Throw on your best-fitted jeans, a nice top to go with it, a cool, bright jacket and shoes to die for. You’re set for any and all occasions. Opt for cute sunglasses and sneakers. Don't shy away from a bold red lip for this look to pop up.


Our recommendations: Shiny puffer jacket, Uniqlo; Wide-legged jeans, Freakins; Abstract pink top, Vero Moda

A perfectly-fitted maxi dress is an easy option to go for V-day! Choose from a variety of patterns, shapes and prints to suit any and every occasion - be it a quiet, romantic evening with your partner or dancing with your best friends. A hint of blush on your cheeks, and some eyeliner with a chic hair up-do will give you the desired glam look.


Our recommendations: Velvet dress, Cover Story; Solid heels, Forever21; Radiance crystal cocktail earrings by Voyce Jewellery

Feeling especially festive? A sequinned skirt with a basic tank top and a timeless coat will be perfect for you. You may add a romantic touch to your outfit with a pretty pink coat. Another route you can take for Valentine's Day is the flirtatious combination of a corset with a bias-cut skirt.


Our recommendations: Solid tank top, Oxxo; Sequin skirt, NA-KD; Button blazer, Urbanic

The little black dress has earned the accolade of being a wardrobe classic accolade without good reason. It's the easiest dress to find when you're in a bind and never fails to compliment any and all body types. Or keep it sweet and simple in a floor-length black gown or stun in a black dress.


Our recommendations: Cut-out long dress, Label Ritu Kumar; Clear heels, Cai

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