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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!
The always popular fit and flare skater dress is updated in a contemporary pattern. The skater is a wardrobe staple and should always be considered for travel. Comfortable, cool, and perfect for days exploring. Plus, the flared out skirt adds an extra hint of femininity.
Shift dresses are another relaxed style that can work well for day or night depending on shoes and accessories. I love the scalloped details on the dress above, and navy is my favorite neutral for travel. Navy’s also the perfect alternate to black when traveling to Europe for the summer!
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 white dress just screams summer, and this one is in my favorite cut. Shirtdresses are 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.
This bohemian peasant dress is nice and breezy for hot days. The off the shoulder top is on trend for 2015 and the details will keep you looking stylish when visiting coastal towns. It can also double as a swimsuit cover up for a day at the beach or poolside. We love the laidback look above paired with Birkenstocks but you can also jazz it up at night with a pair of heels or dress sandals.
One of my favorite styles is the midi dress. It’s so versatile for layering, and transitions well into night activities. This dusty blue color would pair well with most neutrals, and I love the fun detail of the back. It covers the knees, but doesn’t feel dowdy. This is one of the best travel dress style options to transition seamlessly from a day to night outfit – just add accessories, smoothen your hair, and touch up your makeup – done!
Drop waist dresses have been popular lately, and are a nice simple silhouette that can work on lots of body types. The flounce at the hem will give your travel wardrobe a girly touch without overtly wearing ruffles and bows. Take the look from youthful to chic by pairing this dress with classic, neutral accessories.
This lovely sleeveless embroidered dress has a mix of details, and would be an interesting addition to your summer travel wardrobe. You can wear it to summer festivals or walking around beach towns. You can also use it to transition between climates by wearing it over leggings or jeans if it’s a shorter hemline. Get creative!
Want to show off your great arms and shoulders? Then the halter dress is for you. I prefer the racer back cut as opposed to the style that ties around the neck. It feels more modern and doesn’t always require a strapless bra. Choose this travel dress style in a lightweight fabric and pack a convertible bra to use with various sleeves and necklines.
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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