Six Gorgeous Red Dresses to Don on Valentine’s Day in 2019

So here’s the deal: I’m a sucker for red dresses. And I know, I know, wearing a red dress on Valentine’s Day is just soooo on the nose, but I’m totally fine with being corny for a day. That being said, just because I’m opting to—loudly and proudly— sport red during the occasion doesn’t mean I’m going to reach for the first predictable design I see at Nordstrom. I tend to gravitate toward garments that boast interesting details and playful riffs, ones that are a smidgen different from your typical spaghetti-strap, a-line dresses. Which is why I picked this beautiful, square-necked midi dress by California-based brand AFRM to take out for a spin on Vee Day this year.

In this post, I’ve rounded-up some swoon-worthy outfits you can swan about in with confidence. Whether it’s your first date or your 200th, these cherry-hued numbers will surely leave a heart-shaped impression on your partner. As per usual, I arranged my favorite looks according to price, for the low-high kinda gal.

Lina Corset Midi Dress

AFRM, available at Nordstrom | $148.00

Off-shoulder Pleated Dress

Self-portrait, available at Farfetch | $231

Bright Lights Maxi Dress 

For Love & Lemons, available at Revolve | $299

Plunge Neck Gown

Jonathan Simkhai, available at Farfetch | $695

Draped Belted Dress

MATÉRIEL, available at Moda Operandi | $702

Two-Tone Satin Dress

Marni, available at Need Supply Co. | $1,794.99

As an Los Angeles-based journalist and fashion writer, Mari Alexander highlights local and global talents through runway reviews, designer interviews, and trend reports.

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