VALENTINE'S Day (and really any date night) is a great excuse to get dressed up.

For girls, it's a chance to splurge on a great dress and, for guys, a hearty meal.

We shot this at Gladstone's Tables on Flinders, a fine dining restaurant with a boutique, luxury vibe.

Kienan and Micaela, having only just met at the shoot, were the picture of first-date cuteness.

If you plan to go for a simple picnic this year, bright and playful tones are fun to wear, such as Micaela's yellow dress from Divine Avenue (pictured).

Men's fashion from Cavalier's Menswear is sleek and casual and you can change the look you want to present with your preference of shirt tucked in or out.