Date nights come and go, but Valentine's Day only pops up once a year. Read: There's an upcoming excuse to throw together a new outfit for. 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 if there's one thing we love more than an excuse to buy a new outfit, it's buying an outfit that's affordable.
Your date night getup can still turn heads without surpassing the $100 price point. Ones that aren't just your stereotypical strappy red dress. (But if that is your thing, we included a few of those too.) To prove our point, we've rounded up 21 cool and affordable Valentine's Day–ready dresses that all cost less than an annual Netflix subscription. Remember, make jaws drop—not your bank account.
The Classic LBD
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.
The Pretty V-Day Themed Dress
Go big or go home. Valentine's day is about being as saccharine as possible, you may as well extend that same mentality to your wardrobe. A pink or red dress is sure to get a sweet reaction from your date.
We'll take any excuse to be a little extra. Whether you go the route of a bedazzled minidress, a glitzy and glittery number, or a bodycon dress that leaves little to the imagination, take comfort in the fact that you were able to purchase it for less than your Amazon Prime membership.
Going All Out
If your planned date requires a more upscale dress-code, there are plenty of under-$100 options for that as well. Keep it sweet and simple in a floor-length black gown or stun in a red wrap dress.
Cute and Cozy
Not every date has to involve an over-the-top ensemble. Comfortability can often be key depending on the date's situation and your general comfort level. Stay cozy in these simpler options below.
Cool and Creative
If you're one who wants to let your personal style shine through no matter the occasion, there's no need to feel boxed in by traditional date-friendly dresses. The options below are just as playful as they are affordable.
The Reliable Slip Dress
The slinky slip dress has quickly become the modern replacement to the LBD. The satiny dress comes in an array of colors and prints making it versatile enough to work for any and all occasions. Looking to dress it up? Style it with a pair of strappy sandals and some pearl-drop earrings. Looking to dress it down? Layer it under a chunky sweater and top off the look with a pair of lug-soled boots.