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Deborah Lindquist: Celebrate Valentine's Day in Fashion

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By Deborah Lindquist

Where would we be without love?

A Valentine's Day celebration can be as simple as a little heart-shaped candy containing the message "Be Mine" or as dramatic as a proposal for marriage. No matter what the day brings, it's a day to celebrate love, the most powerful force on the planet.

For whatever date-night festivities you have planned, what you wear on Valentine's Day should make you feel lovely and lovable. Because the truth is, you are. So, what to wear?

Be feminine.

A little cleavage couldn't hurt. Try a bustier, even if it's new for you. A little lift here, a little nip there, and you automatically feel sexier. Not only do bustiers enhance your assets, they urge you to stand up straight, just like Mom told you to do. This vintage kimono bustier with embroidered flowers is elegant and sexy, and is a great choice for a romantic date night.

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Photo by Chika Okazumi

Try a red lip and a bare shoulder.

A wrap will offer you some warmth (because it's still winter, after all) but letting it slip off one shoulder adds that bit of je ne sais quoi. This reincarnated cashmere ruffled wrap is a good option. Worn over a red beaded bustier with a red lip, you'll look absolutely huggable. And kissable.

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Photo by Barry Druxman

Experiment with red if you're planning "The Date."

How much love can you fit into one day? Millions of couples get engaged on Valentine's Day. And many more choose it as their wedding date. So if you're planning a Valentine's Day wedding, why not wear red? This red hemp/silk and vintage lace gown would be beautiful and dramatic for your nuptuals.

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Photo by Anjani Lynn White

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. May your day be filled with LOVE.

As one of America's most sought after environmentally conscious designers, Deborah Lindquist creates exquisite apparel out of a mix of "reincarnated" and new Earth-friendly fabrics, such as cashmere, hemp and bamboo. Lindquist's avant-garde apparel has been showcased in numerous publications including Elle, In Style, Lucky, WWD, Vibe, People, Brides and Maxim. You can also catch her one-of-a-kind pieces during episodes of Lifetime's How to Look Good Naked and Access Hollywood's Hollywood Green. She has dressed trendsetters such as Rihanna, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Keisha Cole and Jessica Alba. Check out her press page and blog to learn more about Deborah.