No matter what your Valentine’s Day plans might be, we can all agree that half the fun is picking out the perfect outfit to wear for your date or Gal-entine’s Day dinner! But when you’re a collegiette on a budget, it can be hard to justify buying something new to wear—no matter how special your plans for the day might be. Don’t sweat it collegiettes! We’ve rounded up our five favorite dress picks for the big day or night. The best part? Each one is under $25, so you can keep your budget in check while still feeling fancy for V-Day.
1. Scuba Knit Drop Waist Dress ($22.90 at Forever 21)
Want to add a fashion-forward edge to your Valentine’s night out look? The siren-red color and scuba material on this chic drop waist dress will do just that!
2. Short-Sleeved Dress ($24.95 at H&M)
Even if pink and red aren’t your colors, it’s still totally possible to look super sweet for your Valentine’s dinner date! Try an LBD with pretty lace accents, which majorly up the flirty factor.
3. Velvet Bardot Bodycon Dress ($18.98 at Missguided)
We love the way the velvet fabric on this dress adds a ton of luxe to the look—without the super-luxe price! Style with strappy heels and your favorite clutch to feel extra fancy for your Valentine’s date.
4. Sateen Fit and Flare Dress ($24.90 at Forever 21)
A blush pink color and a fit-and-flare shape make this the perfect dress for feeling extra flirty. Bonus: it’s super versatile! Pair with a sweater, tights and ankle booties for a day out with the girls, and when it comes time for your dinner date with your guy, add jewelry and heels!
5. Jersey Dress ($24.95 at H&M)
Roses are definitely the flower of choice on Valentine’s Day, so why not add some to your outfit? This rose-print dress is ultra feminine, but the sleeves and jersey fabric ensure you won’t look overdressed for a more casual V-Day date.
With a little deal-hunting, it is possible to score the perfect V-Day frock, without breaking the bank! What are your plans for your Valentine's Day look this year, collegiettes?