I spent a lot of time looking for gorgeous Valentine’s Day dresses over the past few weeks. The truth is, it’s been a while since I had someone to celebrate with and I’m making up for lost time.
Don’t let me fool you – I’m not particularly crazy about the holiday. Seriously. Just last year I published a guide to least romantic Valentine’s Day destinations for those whose only serious relationship is the one they have with deep-fried chicken.
But I love any excuse to dress up and Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect opportunity to treat myself to some new clothes. Unfortunately now that I’ve got my two favourites I’m finding it impossible to decide which one to wear on the day…
I’d love your help in choosing the perfect one – if you could let me know which one you prefer in the comments below I’d be super grateful!
Our first contestant (can you tell I’ve been watching the “Bachelorette”?) is the Nessa dress by Chi Chi. I love everything about it – from the structured bodice to the puffy skirt and elaborate cutouts. It’s also really flirty without being too revealing which is quite rare these days.
One word about Chi Chi dresses – they aren’t very stretchy and you really need to make sure you get the size right. I’m 5’3 and got it in a UK size 8 (US 4) but although it fits well, I think I should have gone one size smaller because it leaves a bit of room around my waist.
Having said that, I will definitely be having dessert on Valentine’s Day (are you even allowed to eat anything besides chocolate?) so that might not be a bad thing…
I’m Not A Queen, I’m A Khaleesi
When I first saw this Chi Chi Jannah dress it almost seemed… too fabulous? I’m all about making a statement and wearing things that are pretty out there, but I just wasn’t sure if I could pull this one off.
I asked my boyfriend about it and his immediate reaction was: “This looks like something straight out of ‘Game of Thrones’.” I swear to you guys, I have never ordered another item so fast in my life. Mind. Blown.
This dress makes me feel like a real-life Khaleesi, complete with a bit of Cersei’s snark and Margaery’s wit. You can bet I’ll pack it when I go back to Northern Ireland to explore more Game of Thrones filming locations!
Which of these Valentine’s Day dresses is your favourite? Let me know – I could really use some help picking my outfit! 🙂
PS: Although both dresses are fit for royalty, you don’t need blue blood to rock them. And you certainly don’t need a boyfriend either.