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Turn Red Carpet Style into V-Day Glamour

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Cupid’s favorite holiday is on the horizon and last month’s award show glamour has us feeling inspired. Most of us can’t all roll out the red carpet or don a designer gown for V-Day, but we can take a few cues for our own special plans. Because if there’s any night to feel  like a princess, it’s February 14th. With a little help from Hollywood’s biggest stars, you can dress the part.

So many of the beautiful SAG, Golden Globe and Grammy Awards outfits sent us swooning, with unintentional nods to St. Valentine. Pulling from the holiday’s signature palette and adding a few dreamy surprise details, we’ve found V-Day dupes for your favorite red carpet looks — all on a budget that leaves you with heart eyes. From sultry accessories to charming tea-length frocks and festive tops, these picks borrow from the best of awards season to give you your own star moment.

Red Carpet Style — 5 Looks to Copy

1. Romantic and Rosy

Side by side photo of Vanessa Kirby wearing Valentino and Novashe dress
Left: Vanessa Kirby wearing Valentino / Right: Women’s 3/4-sleeve Floral Embroidery Mesh Maxi Dress, $51, Novashe

Bring the bouquet to life this year with a frock full of embroidered blooms inspired by one of the greats, Valentino. A blush base gets traditional pops of pink and red for a sweet twist on traditional Valentine’s get-ups.

2. Moulin Rouge

Side by side of red carpet dress worn by Camilia Cabello and red top from Nordstrom
Left: Camila Cabello wearing Vivienne Westwood  /Right: Leith Ruffle Bodysuit, $55, Nordstrom

Go all out Day of Love and show off some assets with a structural silhouette in a hot hue. Look for pleating and tucking details in a dress or blouse for a flirty look on your evening out and undoubtedly, painting the town red.

3. Victorian Vamp

Side by side: Heidi Klum in sheer black outfit and swiss dot pantyhose
Left: Heidi Klum wearing sheer black / Right: Swiss Dot Full Tights, $16.90, Express

Few outfits bring the heat like a lingerie-inspired ensemble. Take cues for Heidi Klum and work in some black lace or sheer Swiss dots for a peek of what’s to come.

4. Ultra Violet

Side by side of Julia Michaels wearing soft lavender dress and lavender dress from ASOS
Left: Julia Michaels wearing lavender at the Grammys / Right: Pinny Extreme Tulle Mesh Midi Dress, $83, ASOS

Purple may not be the first color that comes to mind for V-Day, but conversation hearts rock the violet and you can, too. Aim for the shade in an airy, ethereal fabric to channel your inner angel.

5. Evening Poppy

Side by side of emily althaus and similar budget top
Left: Emily Althaus wearing v-neck black dress with floral accents / Right: Printed Floral Shell, $17.25, The Limited

For a gothic twist on typical florals, look for stark contrast between your base shade and a bright red embellishment. This decorative poppy print is just the right amount of daring to pair with your favorite trouser and pump.

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