10 Universally-Flattering Dresses for Valentine’s Day

As you know, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I’m always waiting until the last minute to find something to wear on special date nights like these (I spend way too much money on 2-day shipping, you guys). I always think I have more time, and then BOOM—it’s 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day and I have nothing to wear. So this year, I got ahead of my typical schedule and started looking for a dress that would be fun, sexy, and flattering early.

Let’s be honest, it can be really hard to find a dress that fits all three of these criteria. It’s super easy to find a sexy dress—but a sexy dress that’s also tasteful and makes me feel confident and comfortable is a whole other thing. And I don’t want to wear a cutesy dress I’d rock for a brunch with my girlfriends. I’m going on a hot date with my husband. I want to look hot.

Dress: Revolve (Less than $80) // Sandals: Stuart Weitzman // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Necklace: Nordstrom // Earrings: Nordstrom // Rings: Etsy

Whenever I’m looking for a dress that I know will make me feel sexy and confident as soon as I put it on, I always go back to the same design style and silhouette: Draping. A draped dress is always, always, always going to flatter the female figure. Draping covers up any lumps or bumps that might make you feel self conscious. However, because of the way draping forms to the body, you’re still able to wear something fitted.

Take a look at the red dress I wore during me and Cody’s engagement photo session here. At the time, I was super self conscious about my belly, but this dress made me feel like a BOMBSHELL. The way it is cinched at the waist totally flatters my figure. It gave me an hourglass figure (which I do NOT have naturally), and it accentuated my ASSets.

If you’re trying to figure out what to wear this Valentine’s Day and you’re struggling with finding something that makes you feel absolutely incredible, try one of the draped dresses below:

If you’re wanting something that will flatter your arms and shoulders, the thick straps and plunging neckline on these options will make your upper body look slim and trim:

The option below is the best for making your middle section look long and lean. It also comes in six colors, including a pretty blush for Valentine’s Day. This dress is also available here if you can’t find your size at the link below.

And this dress is just my favorite. It reminds me of what I wore to take me and Cody’s engagement photos. It’s pricey, but it’s one of those dresses that you’ll wear over and over and over. Oh, and it comes in TWELVE colors:

Happy shopping!


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