Best Bet: Zara’s Pleated Dress


Valentine's Day is approaching, and while there are plenty of festive frocks on the market, most seem to feature Kardashian levels of spandex or saccharine ruffles and lace. This cherry-hued Zara frock gives a nod to the holiday without going overboard. The slightly nipped-in waist and full pleats add some shape, while the wool fabric provides a bit of insulation against this slushy weather.

Zara seamed and pleated dress, $99.90 online.