The Broke Girl's Guide To Valentine's Day Dresses

Unless you're spending V-Day snuggling on the couch, wearing sweats probably isn't going to cut it. Whether you're heading out on the town with your S.O. or your best buds, you need a dress. But, that doesn’t mean dropping your entire February check on something extra-fancy.
You can get that high-end, stop-them-in-their-tracks vibe with something affordable; all you have to do is pay attention to the details. Ahead, we rounded up 30 under-$100 frocks featuring smart accents, luxe embellishments, expensive-looking fabrics, and flattering cuts, to help you do Valentine’s Day right.
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This long-sleeved frock is spot-on with its metallic dots.
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The intricate brocade pattern makes this dress feel pricier than it is.
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You've been wearing a turtleneck all winter long, so why not try it in dress form? The slim shape and slit keep it sexy.
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Yes, we know, it's body-con. But, the specific cut (i.e., mock turtleneck with longer-yet-still-short sleeves) adds sophistication.
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Tinder date? Let these offbeat sleeves kick off your convo.
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Classic in nature, but the neckline gives it a modern twist.
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The stripes feel preppy; the tank top keeps it cool.
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Running late? Throw this printed frock on and go.
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Draw attention to your silhouette with this long-sleeved stunner.
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This style is incredibly flattering — just think about how that deep V will elongate your body.
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The cage skirt is very right now.
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Add a sparkly necklace, and you're done.
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The structured collar gives this femme dress an edgy spin.
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For the too-cool girls among us.
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Those overlay sleeves, though.
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The dress works as-is but also looks great with a pair of wide-legged, printed pants.
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Slight pleats give this dress unexpected movement.
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The lace makes this dove-gray number sing.
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Non-trashy slits do exist.
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A drop-waist hem is so 1925 2015.
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The frayed collar adds interest to this boxy style.
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Do the electric (blue) slide.
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Use this as an excuse to have fun with your accessories.
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Wallpaper-like florals are massive for spring '15.
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Channel your inner-'90s self in this bib-tank dress.
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Layer this over a sweater, or keep it as-is to stay cool on the dance floor.
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Pair a sneaker with this style for low-key drinks with your crew.
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An easy, toss-on style, but the lace makes it feel fancy.
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For that really low-key evening. Layer it over trousers for an even cooler look.
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Even though this is billowy, the open sleeves make it extremely flattering.