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it's date night

What To Wear for Valentine’s Day

February 14 can be a polarising date in the diary. But whether you buy into Hallmark moments and go all out with your significant other or are planning a self-care sleepover with your best friend, there’s nothing stopping you from feeling your best this Valentine’s.

The rule remains the same as when you’re dressing for any occasion: staying
true to what makes you feel like you is the best source of style inspiration –

you’d never catch Cupid without his signature arrow, after all.

dinner and drinks

If dinner and drinks is the plan for the evening, take the chance to show yourself some love and give your wardrobe a classic black silhouette you’ll want to wear over and over.

Celebrate a long lunch with the girls wearing a LWD (little white dress) Or, opt for a pop of colour from our best selling cocktail dresses, the supreme extreme range.

set the tone

Flirt with pastel hues: the Supreme Extreme Balconette dress has a sweetheart neckline and elegant fall through the body to ankle-grazing length. The teardrop lace applique adds to the allure. The Artistic Spirit Strapless dress proves that roses don’t always have to be red. And the Tonal Poetry mini dress is like a love letter to your wardrobe – wear it with the Supersonic heels in silver.

Lean into the mood of the moment and go for a red or pink dress that will set your heart alight. Fiery hues like scarlet, crimson or even more subdued maroon bring heat to your wardrobe for day and night. Soft pinks and painterly floral will show-off your more romantic side. 

If you feel like really dialling up the drama, opt for the Grand Illusion maxi gown. This satin style has a stunning detailed neckline that’s balanced by a classic column skirt. A slicked-back bun and silver-tone jewellery and shoes are the perfect partners.

The Stacks Up strapless dress captivates with its sweeping skirt. But the tencel and linen-blend fabric keeps it grounded for daytime wear. Finish your look with flat sandals and statement sunglasses for a lunch date – be it with your friends, family or partner. 

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The summer days are still long and luscious. Make the most of every moment (even the most humid ones) with the perfect little white dress like the belted Heart Lines style. Match the golden detail with glimmering accessories and add a red lip to finish.


If you prefer a longer hem, the Footprints slip nods to ‘90s style with its draping cowl neckline. The In A Twist midi is another day-to-night hero that just needs a shoe change to reach its full potential.


You could also take the opportunity to truly dazzle your admirers with sequin styles like the High Voltage mini and maxi.


There’s a reason that black dresses are our long-term style loves. They’re dependable and always make us feel great. Treat
yourself to a new timeless silhouette that will always be there for you (and your wardrobe).

A halter neckline that’s finished with golden hardware elevates the simple silhouette of the Heart Lines maxi. It’s made from a taffeta fabric that drapes elegantly across the body and provides a floaty feel. A pair of embellished sandals is all you need to add to truly impress.

The strapless Fast Forward silhouette comes with mini and ankle-length hemlines depending on your preference. A curved neckline and softly sculpted bodice offer elegance to this pared-back style. Use the opportunity to leverage statement jewellery: either earrings or a chain necklace will seal the deal.

The Grand Illusion maxi, Heart Lines mini and Dramatic Twist midi also come in timeless black. And there’s the Double Time style with a pleated construction that will show-off your best assets. 

Confidence is the key to loving your outfit this Valentine’s Day. And finding the right fit is part of feeling like the best version of yourself. The team at MANNING CARTELL can help suggest the perfect match and offer styling advice in-store at your favourite boutique.