Looking for a few perfect summer travel dresses? Here are 10 easy-to-pack, wrinkle-resistant, and stylish options you’ll want to plan a warm-weather trip around.
Summer Travel Dresses
Jude Connally Ella T-Shirt Dress
Thanks to wrinkle-resistant, machine-washable fabrics Jude Connally summer dresses are perfect for travel. The Ella T-Shirt dress is a must-pack for urban adventures—it has a modest jewel neckline and can work with both sneakers and sandals. The Ella dress comes in a ton of fun styles, so you’ll want to buy several—plus, this dress pops in travel pictures.
Mountain Khakis Cora Dress
Mountain Khakis’ Cora dress is 100-percent cotton, so you won’t have to worry about dry cleaning this dress, or uncomfortable fabric. Its sleeveless design and longer length works well for layering, and it’s so comfortable that it would make for a great plane outfit even on a long flight.
Persifor Winpenny Dress
Persifor’s Winpenny is among those travel dresses for summer ideal for when you need to look pulled together, but still want to stay cool and comfortable. The button-front collared neckline dresses up this look, but the A-line silhouette and stretchy fabric is super easy to wear, even on the hottest days. Bonus: The front chest pockets are functional, so you can stash your cash or cards and ditch the purse.
Toad&Co. Aquaflex Dress
For beach and pool trips this summer, Toad&Co.’s Aquaflex Dress is made from a polyester/spandex blend fabric that’s quick-drying, moisture-wicking, odor-preventing, and sun-protective. Special no-chafe side panels mean you can get active in this dress (wear it kayaking or paddle boarding) and a secret pocket allows you to leave your purse back on land.
Jude Connally Nadine Ponte Shift
Jude Connally pieces are some of my favorite summer travel dresses. The Nadine dress is in my suitcase for most trips because it’s super versatile and comfortable. I love it because it’s a true day-to-night dress—the gold decorative bar and keyhole neckline makes it classy enough for an evening out (no jewelry required), but it’s also light enough that I can wear it sightseeing during the day and not have to worry about sweat or wrinkles. The stretch-knit fabric holds its shape and is flattering.
Smartwool Basic Merino Dress
Wool in the summer? Yes, but only if it’s Smartwool’s Merino-nylon blend, an ultra-lightweight combination that helps to regulate your temperature even on the hottest days, and is super breathable. The Basic Merino dress is a classic little black dress, updated with a racerback design.
Pink Lily Have Faith in Your Love Dress
Summer travel dresses don’t have to be expensive! Pink Lily’s Have Faith in Your Love Dress is just $39, and there are even cheaper options on Pink Lily’s website. This dress looks luxurious despite the low price point, with an on-trend floral print and durable fabric. The dress is soft and stretchy, and it has a faux-wrap silhouette for added style without the worry of a wardrobe malfunction if it gets windy.
Nau Flaxible Tank Dress
Linen is the ultimate material when it comes to summer travel dresses. Nau makes linen even better by adding Tencel (a stretchy, flexible material) for a a cool, flowy fabric that resists wrinkles. Two side-hem vents on the Flaxible Tank Dress will help you regulate temperature no matter how hot the weather is.
eShakti Maxi Dress
Want a dress with a little more coverage? eShakti’s maxi dress has elbow-length sleeves and long length to protect you from the sun. It also has pockets! If maxis aren’t on your list of summer dresses for travel because they don’t accommodate your height, try this one—it comes in a short, tall, and regular length options.
Craghoppers Nosilife Bailly Dress
Mosquitos love summer weather too. Guard yourself against them by wearing a dress that’s made from a bug-repellent fabric, like Craghoppers’ Nosilife Bailly Dress. The fabric repels bugs, wicks away moisture, and is lightweight.