When it comes to packing for a vacation, there’s something so appealing about bringing dresses. They’re cute, lightweight, versatile, and they don’t take up too much space in your luggage.
Plus, I love that just one piece can serve as your entire outfit—just add comfortable shoes and some accessories and you’re good to go!
During the spring and summer, dresses are a no-brainer for beach vacations and girls trips since they’re easy to pull on over a swimsuit (and fun to fancy up with heels!)
If you’re heading somewhere with cooler weather or if you’re traveling during the fall or winter, dresses are easy to layer with denim jackets, cardigans, and coats. They also look so cute with over-the-knee boots or basic white sneakers.
To help you pick the perfect travel dresses, I’ve rounded up a handful of my favorite styles for a variety of trips. Have fun shopping—and get ready for your most stylish and comfortable vacation yet!
Summer Travel Dresses
Nothing suits a beach vacation better than a palm leaf printed dress.
Other on-theme choices: bright blues and pinks, striped patterns, and maxi dresses. Just keep in mind that even if you’re going somewhere tropical, it tends to cool off at night—be sure to pack some long sleeve dresses to wear to dinner or drinks.
Fall Travel Dresses
Autumn is all about shades of burnt orange, bright red, and deep green.
Button-up dresses, ruching, flannel, and animal prints all have their own shining moment in the fall. These chic finds are perfect for wine tasting, leaf peeping, and pumpkin picking.
If you’re looking for more fall fashion inspo, we have an entire post dedicated to our favorite Amazon finds!
For Winter Destinations
Sweater dresses are the ultimate outfit choice for winter travel.
Sure, they might be chunky, but you can rewear them and achieve several looks (just switch up your shoes and accessories).
If you’re planning a trip around the holidays and need a more formal travel dress for holiday parties, go for those with velvet, sparkles, or shades of green and blue—all are perfect for winter occasions.
For Active Adventures
If you’re heading somewhere that requires lots of walking or exploring, these loose fitting dresses make for a practical outfit choice.
Dresses with a relaxed fit will keep you comfy from one activity to another, and materials like spandex and cotton are breathable and forgiving. Travel dresses with pockets are also perfect for trips that involve hiking or camping. They’re even good choices to pack for a safari!
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