This Sexy-as-Hell Dress Trend Is Perfect For Valentine's Day
The Valentine's Day dress can go a few different ways: sweet and romantic, low-key cute, or sexy as hell. If you're planning to dial it up on Feb. 14, we've got a trend for you: the '80s minidress. From hot-pink hues with puffy sleeves to glam metallic fabrics and punchy floral prints, this playful trend is all about fun and definitely ticks the "sexy" box whether you go for a form-fitting silhouette, plunging neckline, or up-to-there slit.
With nostalgia playing a huge role in fashion right now, there's no better time to embrace this almost-prom-like dress trend. The Spring/Summer 2020 runways were flooded with '80s and early-90s fashion with Oscar de la Renta, Giambattista Valli, Valentino, and Saint Laurent leading the way on the mini front; think ear-grazing puff sleeves, flippy taffeta skirts, fuchsia hues, and slick, liquid-y fabrics. While many of these throwback details have translated quite literally to the minis on the market right now, there are more subdued takes on this trend from slinky satin styles with a just-bold-enough shoulder to gently puffed sleeves and shimmering fabrics in a spectrum of shades.
Since the in-your-face look certainly stands out, a simple pump, sleek ankle boot, or strappy sandal is the way to go when styling the '80s mini for a night out. As for your jewelry, you can really go for it with a rhinestone earring or temper the look with a delicate hoop and a couple of stackable rings. You do you!
Ready to shop sexy '80s-inspired minidresses? Our favorites lie ahead at a range of price points.