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Dresses have become a travel staple for me. They are an effortless way to feel feminine and pulled together on the road. If you are headed to Europe and beyond there is no better way to stay cool and stylish than with one of these 10 best travel dress styles!
10 Best Travel Dress Styles
It doesn’t get any simpler than the t-shirt dress, but it’s ideal for comfort during travel. If you find yourself stuffed on local food, this dress will be your best friend.
The t-shirt dress also works great on long travel days and you can tuck it into shorts or trousers to use as a top, too. This is easily one of the best travel dress styles for versatility!
When it comes to making the most out of your travel wardrobe, convertible dresses are the item for the job! The Chrysalis cardi from Encircled is an ultra versatile piece that can be worn over 8 different ways. We love how it looks as a chic dress, however it can also work as a scarf, a cardigan and a wrap top.
Read my full review of Chrysalis cardi here!
The Santorini convertible dress from Vacay Style is perfect for a coastal getaway – working as both a stunning maxi dress and long skirt, it’s the perfect multi functional to bring along your next trip to the Greek islands (hence the name!)
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Shift dresses are another relaxed style that can work well for day or night depending on shoes and accessories. I love the pretty, summer-perfect embroidery on both the Old Navy and Sonoma dresses. Chambray in particular is a fantastic denim alternative for travel!
Maxi dresses are a Travel Fashion Girl favorite, and I particularly like the details of the dress shown. This one is Grecian inspired, and with flutter sleeves and flowy skirt will hold the summer heat at bay while keeping you stylish.
This style can work in just about any part of the world with a warm and sunny climate and we particularly love it for the beach!
A crisp shirtdress just screams summer, and this one is in my favorite cut. This style of dress is universally flattering, but shorter ladies may want to go with a higher hemline.
They make me feel instantly pulled together and classic. Don’t be afraid of wearing white when you travel unless you tend to be stain prone at home, too.
Similar to convertible dresses, a two piece set is an ultra functional piece to bring along with you on your travels. With at least three outfit options immediately available, you can mix and match these cute pieces to your liking!
Wear them together to rock a stylish romper or pair them with other items for more cute travel outfits. The Vacay Style top, for example, would look adorable with black skinny jeans while the Charlotte Russe shorts could work with a slouchy white tee for a comfier look.
We love the breezy and effortless vibe that a romper provides. Simply throw one on and you’ve got yourself a full outfit with minimal effort.
The Brandy Lee romper from Billabong has pretty lace insets on the shoulder that will keep you cool, stylish and vacation ready. Wear this piece on the beaches of Nice and play it up or down to your liking.
The Tencel romper from Gap is just as essential. For a casual sightseeing look, pair with white sneakers and a chic backpack. To dress it up for dinner, rock this piece with taupe booties and fine gold jewelry.
These tunic dresses are adorned in cute details and would be a stylish additional to your summer travels. You can wear them at a summer festival or walking around a beach town.
The tassels and bell sleeves of the Lilly Pulitzer piece will add a pop of boho flare to your wardrobe while the Voile Trapeze slip from Free People can work as both a dress and a pretty tank.
An LBD can be just as much a travel staple as it is a regular closet staple. Whether it’s worn in its simplicity or played up with accessories, they are an easy, chic option that can work for both sightseeing and sunset dinners alike.
The Leith bodycon tank dress is thoroughly loved at Travel Fashion Girl and can be worn in a number of stylish ways – casual, formal and even as a skirt! Simply throw a cropped tee over it to create the illusion of a chic bodycon skirt.
If you are looking for the best travel dress styles for your upcoming trip, one of these options will help you pack light, stay cool, and look lovely, too!
What do you think is the best travel dress? Comment below!
For more summer travel fashion ideas, please read:
- Top Summer Dresses for a Trip Abroad – Paris Perfect!
- Cute and Comfortable Ballet Flats for Travel
- A Fashionista’s Guide to Choosing the Most Versatile Shoes for Travel
- Summer Sandals: 6 Styles to Amp up Your Travel Wardrobe
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