Score an Inexpensive Dress for Valentine’s Day—All Under $100

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Don't panic—date night dresses don't have to cost more than your dinner reservations!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here. It’s time to hunker down and start searching for gifts for your boyfriend or girlfriend. If this year’s Valentine’s Day budget is going to a swanky supper at the nicest place in town (read: most expensive), save some cash by shopping for date night dresses on sale.

Worried that your closet full of past-season dress styles are dating you? Shop now and stock up on new styles before they sell out.

Date night dress sales

  • Amazon: Amazon has tons of top brands like Calvin Klein for a fraction of the price of big box stores. Shop their deals page for tons of fantastic finds!
  • Anthropologie: Browse through Anthropologie’s sale section for dress finds on deep discount.
  • Free People: Some of the trendiest styles are on sale at Free People. Shop everything from date night dresses to denim at rock-bottom prices.
  • Mango: Score up to 50% flattering dresses and jumpsuits.
  • Neiman Marcus: Snag designer duds for a fraction of the price by perusing Neiman Marcus’s sale section.
  • Nordstrom: The popular department store is offering jaw-dropping markdowns on a wide selection of sale dresses.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: There’s no need to hit up clothing rental services when you can get designer dresses for under $100 thanks to Saks’ sale items.
  • Zappos: Zappos is on fire with their winter sale offerings! Save more than 50% on date night dresses, shoes and bags.

Our top picks

Ruffled sleeve dress

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For fancier outings, consider this ruffled-sleeve dress. Available in both black and red, this dress looks expensive—but is available for $40 off. The classic a-line construction contrasts with the exaggerated bell sleeves for a mini dress that turns heads.

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Open-back midi sweater dress

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A classic dress is hard to turn down, and this open-back sweater dress in the color “Tiger’s Eye” offers comfort and quality. Long sleeves and a mock neck keep you warm, while the open back offers a flirty peek of skin. Because it’s beige, it goes with almost anything—not bad for 30% off!

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Ruched flutter-sleeve dress

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For a formal dinner occasion, this beaded flutter-sleeve dress, available at a savings of 70%, delivers. Waist-defining ruching draws attention to the most flattering parts of you, and a tasteful round neckline delivers a flattering fit (no strapless bra required).

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Cowl neck silky midi dress

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Break out your best shapewear—this silky cowl neck dress is worth it. Available in sizes zero through 16, this slinky green number features a midi fit that’s perfect for winter and a soft material reminiscent of silk. Snag one while it’s on markdown and save $150!

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Michael Kors puff-sleeve paisley midi dress

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For less formal occasions where silk and sequins don’t fit, this paisley midi dress by Michael Kors is a solid choice. The fun paisley print offers a little interest, and the fit-and-flare silhouette is universally flattering. Pick it up at a markdown of 57% before it sells out.

Pair with a solid-colored winter scarf to winterize this look. As a bonus, this dress is an excellent business casual piece for the workplace.

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Blouson mini dress

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For a stunning twist on tweed, look no further than this blouson mini dress. A structured waist and boat neck design offer modest coverage while still highlighting your figure. Layer over a bodysuit for extra warmth, and pair with knee-high boots or heels for legs that look longer. Strike while the sale is hot and save a whopping $200!

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Ruffle wrap maxi dress

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Pick up this plus-size wrap dress in a multitude of colors for up to 43% off, depending on color and size. Butterfly sleeves are a pretty accent, while the wrap-front closure offers enough coverage to disguise any plus-size shapewear worn underneath.

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Surplice dress

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Enjoy an easy, breezy date night look with this simple surplice dress. Available in a range of colors and sizes (including plus sizes), this dress provides enough stretch to accommodate Valentine’s Day chocolate—and it does so at a savings of 45%.

Snag a plus-size winter coat to top off the look.

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Off-shoulder short-sleeve dress

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Bolster your capsule wardrobe with a classic black off-the-shoulder dress that does double duty. Dress it up for date nights with black tights and boots or dress it down by pairing it with leggings and chunky sneakers.

Whatever the occasion, this bodycon mini dress makes an impression—and select colors and sizes are only $30, thanks to a generous discount of $12.

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Emily Way
As Associate Shopping Editor of Sales and Deals, Emily helps readers find the lowest prices on the best products. An enthusiastic shopper, Emily is always on the lookout for the biggest bargains. When she’s not searching through flash sales, you can usually find her reading mystery novels or cuddling with cats.