Dressing for a holiday usually comes with a stack of unspoken assumptions — and that's never more true than when it comes to Valentine's Day. But, this year, we're not going to fall into that trap. We refuse to end up with an overtly sexy or super-girly new item in our closet that we most certainly won't want to wear for, say, the next 364 days.
How does one dress for an evening of romance without ending up looking like Valentine's Day Barbie? To solve this conundrum, we decided to turn to the pros. Ahead, nine of L.A.'s top stylists share their ultimate picks this season for a non-cliché —but, still totally stunning — badass V-Day dress.