After years of uncertainty when it comes to special events, it finally feels like dressing up has returned for good. Whether it's Valentine's Day, a birthday celebration, an anniversary, or a date night, we're all for any opportunity to put aside the loungewear for an evening.
With Valentine's Day coming up in just a few short weeks, it's the perfect time to plan a night out with your partner or best friends — and Lulus is one of our go-to shopping destinations for cute looks on a budget.
The retailer has thousands of options for dresses that are bound to collect compliments, and at some pretty affordable prices. Ahead, we've gathered 14 standout dresses for Valentine's Day, date night or any other occasion — all under $100.
Best slip dress: Romance Starter Brown Satin Cowl Neck Midi Slip Dress
This satin midi dress has a thigh-high slit and a soft cowl neckline, making it a top choice for date night.
Best printed dress: Floral Dressed Up Dark Green Floral Print Midi Dress
Choose from four colours of this gorgeous printed midi dress: dark green, dusty blue, black and royal blue.
Best one-shoulder dress: Total Appeal Black Ruched One-Shoulder Bodycon Dress
You can never go wrong with a simple black dress. This ruched dress is made from slinky kersey knit that shoppers also say is pregnancy bump friendly.
Best ruffled dress: Flirty Moments Red Burnout Floral Balloon Sleeve Mini Dress
Flirty ruffles and a subtle floral pattern make this red mini dress a great choice for a Valentine's dinner or Galentine's party with friends.
Best smocked dress: View from the Meadow Olive Green Off-the-Shoulder Dress
This smocked, off-the-shoulder dress can easily be dressed up or down to suit your style. Pair it with heels for a night out, or sneakers and a denim jacket for a casual vibe.
Best tiered dress: Molinetto Navy Blue Lace Ruffled Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress
Available in sizes XXS to 3X, this tiered lace dress makes a stylish statement. Its high, fitted waist sits above an elegant maxi skirt with a floral pattern.
Best bodycon dress: Iconic Moment Mauve Pink Bodycon Midi Dress
This figure-hugging dress is a versatile choice for your next night out, since it can also be paired with a blazer for a more professional look.
Best lace dress: Absolutely Stunning White Lace Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress
If you have a bridal shower or wedding rehearsal dinner coming up, then this white lace midi dress will ensure that all eyes are on you.
Best mini dress: Forever Tied to You Emerald Green Satin Tie-Back Mini Dress
This flowing mini dress has a flattering shape that drapes over the body without leaving you feeling constricted. The back also has a bow detail for bonus style points.
Best halter dress: Beyond Classy Hot Pink Satin Halter Midi Dress
For an updated take on the halter dress, look to this stunning pink number. The neckline has a keyhole details and a criss-cross effect that's thoroughly modern.
Best LBD: Cocktail Hour Black Wrap Dress
Slip into this black mini dress for your next special occasion. It's simple and versatile enough to suit just about any occasion without being boring.
Best high-low dress: Darling Daylily Mustard Yellow Floral Print High-Low Maxi Dress
This eye-catching dress isn't for the fain of heart! It has a bold floral print, a deep V-neckline and a mermaid silhouette with a ruffled high-low hemline.
Best backless dress: Romance Language Blue Backless Lace Dress
This all-over lace dress features an open back and capped sleeves for a chic and sophisticated look. If this shade is too bright for your tastes, it's also available in navy, black, white and emerald green.
Best wrap dress: Wrapped Up In Love Burgundy Satin Faux-Wrap Midi Dress
Love the look of a wrap dress but not the constant adjustments? This faux wrap style has you covered with the same flattering silhouette and less fuss.