Valentine's Day style guide

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Photo courtesy of Vivian Dang

Selena Gomez perfected this style during the 2011 People's Choice Awards in a pale pink Paule Ka dress.

Experiment with different styles, whether it's a one-shoulder dress or a classic sleeveless v-neck frock. 

Pretty in Pink

Affectionately known as "the colour of love," it's unsurprising that pink is ubiquitous on Valentine's day.

Opt for a girly, blush-coloured dress for a soft and pretty look like Kate Mara

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For a flirtier feel, choose a style similar to this L'Wren Scott mini dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker. The simplicity of the design leaves room for more drama in the hair and makeup department.

Style your hair in a vintage ponytail, accompanied by a subtle cat eye and frosty lips; play up the 1960's bombshell look.

And if you're feeling particularly daring, sport a bold colour-blocking ensemble à la Emma Stone.

Ravishing Red

Of course, you can definitely amp up the sex appeal in a seductive red dress. Bold and eye-catching, red dress wearers always turn heads.

Show off your décolletage in a shoulder baring dress, like this sizzling frock worn by Jessica Szhor

Or for an understated sexiness, sport an asymmetrical dress with stand-out details.

Photo courtesy of Vivian Dang

Pull your hair up in a no-fuss ponytail with soft tendrils framing your face, the way Jessica does. It's sexy and effortless.

Opt for a natural look and swap a bold red lip for a neutral one.


Valentine's Day is practically an excuse to dress up. So even if you're spending it with your closest girlfriends, wear the most eye-catching and attention-grabbing attire.

Go all out in red and pink. Or if the colours seem too stereotypical, take a different route and settle for discrete details instead. 

Single or not, this over-commercialized holiday doesn't have to be spent in misery. After all, when all else fails, fashion is a girl's best friend.

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