Posted on July 23 2018
Have dress, will travel! This guide will show you why dresses reserve room in your suitcase
Take a peek at any stylish jet-setter's travel wardrobe, and you'll quickly notice a uniform of sorts. Whether she's exploring an exotic island or a local vineyard, there's one category of clothing you'll catch her in again and again: dresses. Call us opportunistic, but we're firm believers that what you pack in your suitcase can set the tone for your trip. And a suitcase full of dreamy dresses? Well, that practically ensures a dreamy vacation to match. After all, they're easy, effortless, and incredibly versatile — they're not called "one-and-done" pieces for nothing! Ahead are seven dress styles to pack so you can spend less time thinking about what to wear and more time vacationing.
1. A little white dress
A clean and crisp white Bella Halter dress is the epitome of Summer. This season, opt for a classic and feminine body hugging silhouette with of-the-moment details like a halter neck and semi backless. Combined with gold accessories, this piece is perfect for a day of sipping cocktails with the girls.
2. A maxi wrap dress
For casual days (or even travel days!), you can't go wrong with a Maxi wrap dress. It's soft and comfortable thanks to the light weight chiffon fabric but still looks polished with the flattering wrap front. Define your waist further by adding a cropped outer layer, like a denim or leather jacket, and finish off the laid-back look with sneakers or sandals.
3. A shirt dress
Headed to the pool or beach? A light weight shirt dress is the perfect little number to effortlessly toss on as a cover-up over a swimsuit. Contrast the airy, open-weave texture and subtle boho vibes with sleek leather accessories like a tote bag and slides.
4. A silky dress
Every suitcase needs a good transitional piece, and this silky slip dress is it. The soft baby blue hue and relax fit are fun for daytime, but it's the sophisticated cut and luxurious-feeling fabric that make it equally wearable for nighttime. Just add heels!
5. A cocktail dress
Just in case you have an event to attend or date-night plans, it's smart to have an occasion dress at the ready, like this red ruffle maxi dress. With the maxi length, ruffle detail, and radiant shade , this piece is both pretty and playful — the ideal cocktail number.
6. A little black dress
Of course, a travel wardrobe isn't complete without a trusty LBD. This black bodycon is perfectly tailored to hug you in all the right places and features unexpected design details like a sweetheart neck. Whether you pair it with a sleek blazer for happy hour or casual kicks for sightseeing, this is one staple that you can rely on time and time again.
7. A floral dress
There is something so elegant and carefree about a floral maxi dress for all your Summer fêtes. The bold floral print makes it easy to dress it down for a daytime jaunt or dress it up with strappy heels and a plum lip for unexpected vacation night-out plans.