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    12 Stylish Things That'll Have You Breaking Hearts On Valentine's Day

    You'd look cute in sweats, but just in case.

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    Valentine's Day is right around the corner! And that means a lot of pressure to find the right thing to show your love. Fortunately for you, we’ll be flooding our pages with gift guides this coming week, so keep an eye out for more here.

    1. This linen, off-the-shoulder midi dress, that is pure romance.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, The Iconic

    The sweetheart neckline, elasticised puffed sleeves, thigh-high centre slit and fabric-covered buttons — it's all just so dreamy. Made of pure linen with cotton lining, it's the perfect thing for your summer night date.

    Promising review: "This is my new favourite dress. I wear it to work in contrasting, bright slides — and at night, keep my face bare and sandals nude for the ultimate ethereal, romantic look. I get compliments on the blush colour and sweet sleeves all the time. It is linen — so crushes easily — but you get past that quickly enough for such a sweet dress."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Originally $139 / Buy now for $69.50 from The Iconic.

    2. This Third Form Intrigue Bias slip dress, which has just enough detail to stand out from the sea of satin in the restaurant.

    Third Form

    You've never owned a slip dress like this. Featuring adjustable tie-up straps, I've seen this dress worn slightly looser, like the above photos, making for a more relaxed silhouette — and tighter, creating a more figure-hugging shape and higher hemline. The timeless black colour, classic satin construction, keyhole detail to bust and ribbon back feature — 100% a dress to wear over and over again.

    Buy for $220 from Amazon Australia.

    3. These linen-blend, cropped pants, which would be adorable with any white tee, shirt or cami you have hanging in your closet already.

    The Iconic

    So, not the only linen item on the list — and really, can you blame me when it's been so hot lately? These high-waisted, relaxed fit cropped pants feature sweet gathered detail to the cuffs and a pistachio hue that wouldn't look out of place on your date or work come Monday.

    Buy for $99.95 from The Iconic.

    4. This figure-hugging, bombshell of a dress from Mossman, which loves every body it's put on.

    Natalia Krslovic / BuzzFeed

    I recently dressed my friend, Nat, in this dress for a style swap challenge video you can watch here. Of the form-fitting, midi-length dress with asymmetrical sleeve, she said:

    Promising review: "When I first saw this dress, I was simultaneously excited and scared. I love an asymmetrical sleeve, but I don't often go for anything this figure-hugging for fear of it not flattering my body.

    Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. This dress was sexy, comfortable and showed off all my curves — while still looking elegant and classy. I really felt super glam and I loved it. I was initially worried that some of my rolls were showing through, but once I'd gotten over my own insecurities, I was really vibing this look."

    -Natalia Krslovic

    Originally $111.96 / Buy now for $83.97 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This beaded, velvet drawstring From St Xavier purse, that looks like a prop straight out of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge!

    @fromstxavier / Via instagram.com

    Playful and theatrical, use this drawstring purse as a contrasting accessory to simple monochromatic outfits or to complement your beaded, slinky numbers. It also comes in green — though there's something about the drama of this fire engine red that just speaks to me.

    Originally $145 / Buy now for $58 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This Third Form Paisley Trouser, because women rock suits harder than men, let's be honest.

    @thirdform / Via instagram.com, Amazon

    This excellent trouser from Third Form features a high-waist, wide leg, ankle-baring hemline — and perhaps my favourite detail, a tonal paisley pattern throughout. Lining from waist to seat ensures it will last you for years (no wearing down at the thighs!). Wear with its matching jacket closed, black stilettos and nothing else at all.

    Promising review: "Honestly, one of the best pair of pants I've ever owned. Figure-hugging in all the right spots but balanced with a loose-fit in the legs —which makes them suitable for both the office and date-night. Love the subtle pattern on the fabric too, and the side zip. But if I'm being real, it's all about the ass in these pants and I am liviinnggg for it."

    Julia Willing

    Buy for $200 from Amazon Australia.

    7. These gold-plated, pearl chandelier earrings from Bling Bar, which you'll want to wear on your date, and every night after.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, Myer

    Promising review: "I'm a big fan of statement earrings as part of an everyday outfit. I wear these with a double denim look and bare face, all the time. I love everything about this — the gold and pearl detail is just so decadent. Plus, considering the quality, it's so affordable — I buy something from Bling Bar whenever I need to gift my friends something."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $55 from Myer.

    8. This '90s Silk Slip Dress by Silk Laundry, which is the easiest way to look like a million dollars without spending nearly close to that.

    In recent years, slip dresses have come back from their '90s hey day, and I for one, am here for it. Not all slip dresses are made equal though — cheap material, unflattering cuts — but this one here is the crème de la crème. Cut from pure silk in a form-flattering silhouette, its midi-length hem means it can be worn wherever without it looking like you've just run away from bridesmaid duties.

    Originally $250 / Buy now for $175 from The Iconic.

    9. These beaded, velvet headbands, which will instantly make your hair look chic, despite you having done nothing more than brush it.

    If, like me, you're challenged when it comes to styling your hair for special occasions, few things come as handy as a headband. These particular ones are fashioned from lush velvet, are embellished with pearl-like beads and have a knot design to centre. You'll look like a duchess — without the prince or intense public scrutiny.

    Buy a set of three for $17.99 from Amazon Australia.

    10. These Sportsgirl Claire Minimal Heels, which I loved from the first moment I saw them.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed, Sportsgirl

    I am literally wearing these now at my desk, as I type this. Unlike my usual heels, these are so comfortable. Their block midi-heels mean I can happily walk around everywhere and their classic black hue and minimalist design mean they have slotted easily into my existing wardrobe — date night or otherwise.

    Buy for $79.95 from Sportsgirl.

    11. This floral-embroidered, lace-trimmed Cooper St dress, which will make you look like a leading lady from the Golden Age of Italian cinema.

    Ugh, it's just so pretty. An illusion neckline, lace overlay, asymmetrical hemline — this gorgeous dress wouldn't look out of place in Sophia Loren's wardrobe. Add a red lip and braid crown for a gorgeous ~romantic vibe~.

    Buy from $41.17 from Amazon Australia.

    12. And finally, these gold-flecked hair clips that will make you feel like the goddess you are.

    Amazon

    Another for the women who don't know what to do with their hair. These gorgeous hair clips are held in place thanks to its clasp mechanism, and add effortless glamour to any outfit — even your sweaty, hours-long worn office outfit you're going to dinner in.

    Buy a pack of two for $4.95 from Amazon Australia.

    Your date, laying eyes on you in your new 'fit.

    Warner Bros.

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