20 Formal Red Dresses to Wow Your Valentine’s Day Date

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Some people love a nice Valentine's night in — cooking dinner, drinking wine and watching a movie; others love to celebrate the holiday with a fancy night out. (Or perhaps you love both and will indulge in a movie and wine night after your fancy evening!) If you plan to go the swanky route for something special, choosing a frock to rock can be a task and a half.

The outfit has to be just the right amount of elegant, functional, comfortable and versatile enough for other occasions — because who wants to buy a garment only to wear it once? With this in mind, we searched far and wide to find the most fancy red date-worthy dresses at places like Revolve, Nordstrom and more. Whether you're looking for a long dress, a short dress or a sparkly dress, we've got you covered. Read on!

Best Long and Midi Dresses

Windsor
Windsor

Windsor

Our Absolute Favorite: Nothing says Great Gatsby party invite quite like this stunning off-the-shoulder satin gown. A wrap-style front slit, folded neckline, shiny fabric and elegant length make this the perfect Valentine's Day dress. Your date will be speechless! Plus, a stretchy material makes this frock extra-comfortable.

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Short Dresses

revolve
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Revolve

Our Absolute Favorite: Simplicity is key with this vibrant red number. Pair the mock neck style with a pair of heels, and you'll look 12 inches taller! A fluffy jacket will easily seal the sophisticated outfit deal. We adore the subtle U-shaped cut of the hem, plus the flattering fit around the midsection.

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Sparkly Dresses

Windsor
Windsor

Windsor

Our Absolute Favorite: This burgundy hue couldn't be more timeless. The mermaid fit and glittery fabric make this a princess-like dress you can wear all year long (for particularly fancy occasions, of course!). A unique cowl and heart neckline show off the shoulders beautifully. We're obsessed!

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