Remember Valentine’s Day as a kid? The excitement and pure joy of celebrating love with your class. It wasn’t about how many gifts you got or what fancy place your boyfriend was taking you. It was literally an excuse to get dressed up and have a party. Flash forward to us as adults and we’ve done with Valentine’s Day what we so often do with holidays. We take the magic and fun out of it. To those who are in relationships it’s become single awareness day. Going out is not an option with the fear of being smacked in the face with the reminder that you are lonely. Feeling like maybe it’s better to just stay home in sweats, watching The Notebook for the 1000th time and wondering where your Ryan Gosling is. Those in relationships feel this awkward pressure to conform to a system that tells us that the more you spend the more you care. It’s not enough anymore to be in the company of the person you love and relish in it. Think we’ve gotten away from what made Valentine’s Day special to begin with. It was once fun for everyone. No matter your relationship status, you have the right to put on a great dress, go out and have a good time. With these dresses, we will show you how you can do just that.
You had me at hello…..
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire
There is absolutely no shame in scheduling a first date on Valentine’s Day and in one of these dresses , there’s a good chance it won’t be your last date. You will have his attention from the moment he sees you. To make things less awkward, sit at the bar of a nice restaurant. You can grab a couple of drinks, some small plates and get to know each other. Let the couples have their candle light dinners at the tables. The bar has more of a casual feel to it and if the date is a bust, easier to make a quick escape.
To me you are perfect…….
Mark, Love Actually
Your guy tells you he’s surprising you with a special date on Valentine’s Day. Return the favor by surprising him in one of these jaw dropping numbers. He won’t be able to keep his eyes off of you. Prove to him that although he’s seen you in a messy bun, ripped up T-shirts and a mouth guard, that you still got what it takes to take his breath away. No matter what you do, it will be perfect because you’re together and the love you share is worth celebrating.
Single and fabulous, exclamation point…..
Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
So you’re a single woman and your thinking Valentine’s Day isn’t for you. Well you’re wrong. At the heart of it, V-Day is about love and last time we checked, you don’t only have love in romantic relationships. There are the love you have for your friends, family and most importantly yourself. So put the Ben and Jerry’s down and put on one of these head turning dresses and head out. Galentine’s Day is a thing. Grab some girlfriends and celebrate the love of friendship and prove you don’t need a guy to make you happy. Find a great spot that lets you have a couple of cocktails and dance the night away. There won’t be a shortage of laughs and good times. Not to mention, there’s a chance you might run into a group of eligible bachelors and with a dress like either one of these, how could they resist. The possibilities for the night are endless, but they aren’t going to happen with you sitting at home.
Single or taken, with one of these dresses , there is no way you can’t make this Valentine’s Day the best one yet. Just remember that the dress doesn’t make the girl, the girl makes the dress. So the #1 accessory to go with all of these pieces is confidence!
Happy Valentine’s Day
Blog written by: Courtney
Co-founder of #swipelife dating blog. Courtney is from Sunny South Florida, and is a part time bartender, full time GIRL BO$$