36 Valentine’s Day Costumes That Will Make You Swoon (2024)

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Romance is in the air, stores are stocked with heart boxes of chocolate, and Etsy shops are selling territorial boxers with self-portraits on them. That can only mean one thing–February 14 is around the corner, and no matter how you’re celebrating, all those occasions call for Valentine’s Day costume ideas.

There’s many ways to celebrate, from a candlelit dinner to a cozy Galentine’s party. Whether you’re looking for a nice set of pajamas to wear while watching When Harry Met Sally with the gal pals, for a stunning dress to impress your valentine, or even if you want to dress up as Cupid himself for a fun V-Day party, we’ve got costumes for you.

These Valentine’s Day costume ideas range from accessories to full-blown outfits, and they’re all a 10/10 in the style department. Delete Hinge, because with these costumes, you’re your own Cupid.
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36 Valentine’s Day Costume Ideas

1. Women’s 2-piece Set Satin Pajamas , $18

This satin pajama set is the perfect thing to wake up in on Valentine’s Day morning when your partner brings you breakfast in bed. Or at least an Eggo chocolate chip waffle and lukewarm cup of coffee. It’s the thought that counts.
Available at Target
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2. Lounge Heart Loafers, $228

Something on theme that we can wear to work? Sign us up. Pair these loafers with an all-black outfit, that way you can still reflect your chill girl vibe while celebrating love.
Available at Kate Spade
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3. Amour Red Necklace, $60

Layer this with other necklaces, like a chunky pendant, or a locket with the hair of your crush. The witch at the farmer’s market told us it would work.
Available at Gorjana
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4. Make U Mine Cupid Costume, $36

Who wouldn’t want to play Cupid? Wear this anywhere you want. Like to a Valentine’s Day party, in the bedroom, or running errands to the bank.
Available at Dolls Kill
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5. Lace & Beads Sheer Maxi Dress in Pink and Red Heart, $39

Feel like a diva in this sheer maxi dress. It layers perfectly over a pink bodysuit or matching set.

You could always opt out of something underneath, which will make your valentine swoon, but might make your coworkers uncomfortable.
Available on Asos
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6. Satin Rhinestone Babydoll Mini Dress, $23.99

Get dolled up for your Valentine date night in this baby doll dress. Go all out with a pair of red heels. And if they have red bottoms, too…well, good for you.
Available at Forever 21
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7. Heart 1950s Mesh Sling Dress, $26.99

Embrace your 1950’s sock hop energy in this dress that can be worn out to dinner or to a Sadie Hawkins dance. Match it with your favorite heart-shaped purse and simple pair of white shoes.

Just checking…are we technically before Labor Day or after Labor Day right now?
Available at Retro Stage
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8. Caroline Initial Bracelet, $38

This heart-beaded bracelet allows you to wear your heart on your sleeve. Or under your sleeve, depending on the type of shirt you have in mind.

You can also customize it with your beloved’s initial. We’re going with “C” for cheese.
Available at BaubleBar
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9. Women’s Hearts on Fire Jumpsuit, $82

Sometimes the perfect Valentine’s Day is a cozy night in so you can get comfy in a onesie. Plus, it comes in different styles. So you have the option to match with your partner, because nothing says “we’re disgustingly in love” like matching outfits.
Available at Tipsy Elves
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10. Heart Lounge Brami, $39.95

This bra top is soft and supportive, adjectives that can also be used to describe a good valentine. Bonus points if you get the matching shorts.
Available on Altar’d State
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11. Heart Pink V-Neck Knit Sweater Cardigan

Cardigans are the perfect outerwear for your Valentine’s Day outfit, especially ones covered in hearts. Would you be our valentine if we asked you while wearing this?
Available on Amazon
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12. Valentine Heart Headband, $4.99

Have some fun with your headwear with this headband with plush hearts, giving animal ear vibes. You don’t have to save the ear-wearing for Disney trips and Halloween. Ears are pretty helpful year-round.
Available at Forever 21
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13. Polka Dot and Heart Tights, $11.99

Wear these tights under your favorite skirt or dress to a Valentine’s Day party. Way better than fancy dinner reservations, because who really wants everything on that prix fixe menu?
Available on Asos
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14. Collective the Label Exclusive Embellished Heart Mini Dress in Red, $50.50

Bust out this glitzy dress for a swanky Valentine’s Day party. This one will surely draw attention. Unfortunately, that also means you can’t house the entire charcuterie board under-the-radar.
Available on Asos
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15. Black Hammered Satin Heart Cut Out Corset, $23

Show off what your mama gave you with this heart cut-out corset top. Pair with a satin skirt and a pair of black pumps for a night out on the town. Keep your eyes on what matters. What’s in your heart, obviously.
Available at Pretty Little Thing
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16. Acrylic Heart Drop Earrings, $8

These pink heart earrings are helping us live our Barbie dreams. They go with just about anything, casual or dressed up.

And if you don’t have a Valentine, remember: he’s just Ken, and you’re everything.
Available at Target
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17. Love Shack Heart Crossbody, $175

Everyone needs a cute heart-shaped purse for a party. This one from Kate Spade is perfect for V-day, or any day after that. We’ll still be wearing ours on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day (February 23rd, if you didn’t already know).
Available at Kate Spade
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18. Heavenly Affair Babydoll Dress, $68

This whimsical heart babydoll dress is good for every occasion: Galentine’s day, date night, your company Valentine’s party. We asked HR, they said it’s okay. Well, our HR. We don’t know where you work.
Available at Dolls Kill
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19. Matching Valentine Print Pajamas For Women, $21.99

Look, Old Navy is having a moment to shine, and we’ve accepted it. These Valentine print pajamas come in styles for the whole family. That way you all can match. We just need a pair for the dog now.
Available on Old Navy
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20. Heart Embellished Mini Dress in Red and Pink, $44.40

This embellished mini dress can be worn to just about any Valentine’s themed night.

It can be a revenge dress for a heartbreak party, a hot look for your valentine, or you can wear it at home to eat chocolates. If this is what self love looks like in 2024, we’re in.
Available on Asos
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21. Embellished Hearts Shirt, $69

Dress this heart and kiss-embellished shirt down with a pair of jeans or up with a red skirt and a pair of knee high boots. Compasses have never looked so sexy.
Available at Chico’s
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22. Premium Heart Embellished Mini Dress, $71.60

Wear your heart right on your chest in this dress with sparkling diamante detailing. The heart-shaped cups are fun and flirty. Your peers will both be intimidated by you and attracted to you.
Available at Nasty Gal
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23. Heart Cut Out Dress, $80

If you want something a little more subtle, this dress is for you. The heart cut-out is right on the hip, making it obvious when someone gives you the up-down.

Hey! Our toes are down here.
Available at Revolve
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24. Women’s Crewneck Pullover Valentine’s Day Sweater, $30

Wear this heart crewneck sweater to a comfy party. This one screams, “I wanted to dress up but I need comfort to motivate me to leave my house.”

Look, sometimes social anxiety speaks louder than words.
Available at Target
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25. Silk Satin Pajamas

Get some matching PJs for you and your girls to wear for a cozy Galentine’s day movie night. You can watch all the best movies about love: Pride and Prejudice, The Notebook, Oppenheimer. We could go on and on.
Available on Amazon
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26. Candy Heart Baseball Hat, $19.95

Make your intentions clear with this Candy Heart hat. That intention is “bye.”
Available on Aerie
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27. Favorite PJ Set, $118

This silky PJ set is decked with the Queen of Hearts pattern. So you’ll be able to wear them to your coronation ball, too.
Available at Show Me Your Mumu
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28. Loyal Maneater Velour Track Jacket, $48

Megan Fox made this tracksuit legendary in Jennifer’s Body, but you can wear it just about anywhere, even if you’re not harming boys.

Love feels like a soul-sucking demon anyway.
Available at Dolls Kill
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29. Dump Him Graphic Baby Tee, $8.99

Channel your inner Britney with this baby tee. Bitter people deserve cute festive clothes, too.
Available at Forever 21
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30. Acrylic Heart Bag, $138

This heart bag is the perfect accessory for just about any festivity. Plus, it’ll hold all the valentines you get. We just hope you get one with temporary tattoos.
Available on Anthropologie
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31. 3D Heart Cardigan

Wear this for when your valentine sends a singing telegram to you at your local coffee shop. You’ll be easy to find so the person dressed up as baby Cupid doesn’t start singing to the wrong person. Again.
Available on Anthropologie
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32. BaubleBar Chrissy Heart Drop Earrings, $38

These simple gold earrings will go with just about any item on this list. We mean it. Try to find one that doesn’t.
Available at BaubleBar
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33. Kindred Heart Double Hoops, $45

The double hoops give the illusion of a second piercing, which will be perfect for when you go to a Valentine’s Day party with all of your cool indie friends.
Available at Girls Crew
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34. In My Lover Era Fleece Sweatshirt, $59.95

If Taylor can be happy being in her “Lover Era,” then so can we. Are we dating a professional football player? No. But is our DnD boyfriend very sweet and funny? You bet. Let us have this, okay?
Available on Altar’d State
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35. Presley Red Heart Sneaker, $79

Add a playful touch to any outfit with these heart sneakers that can easily enhance any Valentine’s Day outfit. White sneakers go with everything. Just watch out for chocolate fountains and red 40.
Available at Betsey Johnson
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36. Chocolate Box Costume

Just remember. You’re the gift.
Available on Amazon
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