Planning to on a summer trip but not sure what to wear? Here are the best summer travel dresses that will make you look like a fashion guru
Summer is upon us and I couldn’t be happier! After a long gloomy winter and an unpredictable spring where we had more rain than sunshine, I couldn’t be any happier to be outside without wearing 10 layers of clothes!
I guess what I was looking forward to the most was wearing my cool travel summer dresses as I enjoy some epic summer activities.
Yes, apart from the good weather, wearing cute round floral dresses is my second best thing about summer!
But while I know exactly which dresses for hot weather to buy, not everyone finds it easy to shop for summer travel dresses!
So to help you narrow down your choices, I am sharing with you my favorite travel dresses for summer on Amazon so that you can draw inspiration or even shop the same clothes I shop.
Why Amazon, you may ask!! Because Amazon has a variety of good quality and fairly priced clothes! And you can be sure that if you don’t like them, you can simply just return the dresses without any hustles and your money will be refunded!
However, in this post, I am only recommending the dresses I know you’ll love as a traveler so I am sure you won’t need to return them but don’t just take my word for it, make sure that you read the reviews yourself and you’ll realize that I recommended only the best!
But before pulling out your credit card to go on a shopping frenzy, there are a few qualities you need to look out for when buying travel summer dresses, and below are some.
Things to Look Out For When Buying Travel Summer Dresses
Summer Dresses Should be Light (and Lightweight)
With all the heat of the summer, you don’t want to be caught wearing thick clothes, especially during the heatwave period. So as you shop for your travel dresses for summer, make sure that they’re light.
On top of this, lightweight dresses will take a small space in your luggage which is great for people who want to travel light.
This might be a hard quality to find in a number of summer dresses but if you land on one, make sure that you buy it instantly. (I’ll give you a number of non-shrink summer dresses below.)
I mean, who has the time to iron while trveling!
When it comes to summer dresses, you want something that allows for proper ventilation and airflow. So the more cutouts in the dress, the better – of course, the cutouts should be in the right places.
Summer Dresses Should be Fun and Vibrant
Last but not least, travel summer dresses should be fun! I mean, summer is all about loosening up, having fun, and having a blast and nothing screams that like wearing vibrant and fun dresses. So colorful and playful dresses will perfect for your summer getaway.
So now that you know what you should look for in a summer dress, let’s look at the best dresses for travel in summer you can buy to rock the sunny weather!
Best Summer Travel Dresses
To make your buying process easier, I am grouping these dresses for travel into categories based on length: the long summer dresses, midi summer dresses, short dresses, and of course dresses you can wear to the beach since summer is all about going for a beach vacation.
Short Summer Travel Dresses
1. Relipop Summer Print Dress
This has got to be my favorite summer dress! It’s the perfect length, it has a V-neck that adds a little bit of flatter, and let’s not forget that wrap closure that adds a chic and classy touch.
I am a fan of the polka dot print (shown above in red) but don’t worry if that’s not your thing, this Relipop dress comes in a number of prints, from various floral prints and colors to animal print. But whichever print you prefer, be sure that you’ll look amazing in this cute summer Relipop dress.
The best part about this dress is that it is breathable which means that you will not suffocate in it during the hot summer days.
This dress is perfect for that picnic date you’ve been thinking about, or even a stroll in the streets of the city you’re visiting! But honestly, it works well on literally all occasions – well except hiking and camping lol.
2. Floral Long Sleeved Swing Dress
If you thought short summer dresses all look casual, then this floral long-sleeved dress will prove you wrong.
Its various floral prints scream summer and its fabric is super rich with vibrant colors.
The dress also comes with a belt that will make your waist look thinner and give you a more fabulous look! And let’s not forget the lower V-neck shape that is perfect for a summer cleavage show-off.
You can wear this cute dress to a dinner date, or even for an evening of cocktails. I mean it’s always nice to have at least one dress you can wear to parties even when you’re traveling.
3. Eytino Ruffel Summer Dress
I am literally obsessed with this dress! It screams class, style, and “I am here for some summer fun”.
The ruffles add an extra layer of elegance while its fabric is light, soft, and comfortable to wear in the heat of the summer.
It’s perfect for a picnic and if you’re an Instagrammer, you’ll leave your followers asking you where you bought the dress!
I like this dress in grey but it comes in various colors including maroon which is my second favorite, black and green but if you still want it in floral, you can still get it! And for that price, it’s honestly a steal!
4. Spaghetti Strap Sleeveless Summer Travel Dress
Summer is the perfect time to pull out your sleeveless dresses and this Spaghetti Strap dress is the perfect dress for the occasion.
It is simple but at the same time super cute and I guarantee you’re bound to look your best.
One of the things I love about this travel summer dress is that it is super lightweight, breathable, and easy to wear which makes it an ideal dress for a summer vacation.
You can wear it to the beach or even casually on your daily adventures! But regardless of when you choose to wear it, just know that you’ll feel comfortable and pretty.
Some people choose to wear it without the belt that comes with it but I recommend putting it on as it makes the dress look much better.
5. ECOWISH Floral Spaghetti Strap Tie Knot Dress
ECOWISH is known for designing cute dresses and this front tie knot spaghetti dress did not disappoint.
It’s perfect for girly girls but actually, even if you’re not, this dress will bring that out of you.
It comes in 2 different styles, one with the straps (as shown in the picture above) and one with no straps but in my opinion, the one with straps is much better.
The ruffles on it make it look more classy while the frontal tie around the bust area will give the “girls” the perfect support they need.
In my opinion, it’s that all-in-one dress that you can take to the beach, to a dinner party, and to visit attractions. And if you want to picnic, you can still wear this cute dress.
6. Ruffled and Striped Cute Summer Dress
Casual meets sexy is the theme for this ruffle strip dress! It is elegant, classy, and guaranteed to flatter anyone who wears it!
With cute cotton balls embroidered on the hems of the ruffles, this dress stands out from the many.
It is also light and breathable which makes it a perfect summer dress for traveling. So don’t be the only one who wears boring dresses this summer, buy this chic dress now.
7. Floral Off-shoulder Summer Dress
Is it even summer without a floral off-shoulder dress? Certainly not and this swing and flare dress is the perfect dress to cope with the summer heat.
It is lightweight, comfortable, and non-shrink which makes it perfect for travelers who have no time to iron.
And if you’re not a red fan, worry not as it comes in a variety of colors and prints. So if you were looking for short casual summer dresses to pack for your vacation, this floral off-shoulder dress is a perfect choice.
8. Swing Elastic Dress With Pockets
This Bohemian elastic Longyuan dress is the perfect summer dress if you’re looking for something more relaxed and casual.
With various floral prints and solid colors, you’re bound to find one you like. What I like the most about this dress are the pockets and the waistband which is flattering to almost all body types.
9. Boho Spaghetti Strap Sleeveless Summer Dress
If you’re looking for a cute short dress to wear to the beach, then look no further than this cute floral little dress.
It is fun, vibrant, playful, chic and it gives that tropical feel that will make you want to travel to the Caribbean for an ultimate summer getaway.
This dress also comes in a variety of colors and prints so just pick one that will look great on you.
Maxi Travel Summer Dresses
10. Bohemian Maxi Summer Dress
Want to add some class into your summer outfits? Then add this maxi bohemian dress.
It is also light, of great quality, and above all, very soft on the skin.
11. Bohemian Long Wrap Dress
I am usually not a huge fan of high-low dresses but this ZESICA Women’s Summer Bohemian Long Wrap Dress got me sold!
The low on the front gives a chance to show off those nice legs while the high behind finishes off the look with elegancy and let’s not forget how the wrap style will accentuate your entire look.
Perfect for both indoor and outdoors, this bohemian maxi dress will see you leave a brunch to the beach without changing at all.
12. BerryGo Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress
Want to stand out from the crowd as the most elegant? Then choose this BerryGo Maxi summer dress.
The button-up style gives this dress a unique look while the lace-like look gives it an elegant touch!
It is very breathable and it can easily be worn both casually or formally – yes, even to beach summer weddings.
Midi Easy Summer Dresses
13. Short-Sleeve Casual Dress With Pockets
If you’re not a fan of either short or long summer dresses, then this MEROKEETY striped midi summer dress is the perfect choice for you.
With a unique design and 2 pockets, this dress passes as one of the lightweight summer dresses for travel. The waist belt on this dress will make your waist look thinner while its soft fabric will make you feel comfortable in it.
The dress comes in a number of stripped colors but if you’re not a fan of strips, it still comes in some bold colors you can choose from.
14. Halife Short Sleeve Stripe Elastic Waist Casual Dress
Closely related to the summer dress we’ve just looked at above, this Halife casual summer dress is perfect for those relaxed days when you still want to look relaxed but also chic.
The dress is fitted at the top while having an elastic band in the waist area to fully bring out your feminine features but the lower flowy skirt will bring out the fun side in you.
15. Boho Polka Dot Sleeveless Midi Summer Dress
If by any chance you haven’t found any dresses from the travel summer dresses recommended above, then this dress is your last resort – well at least on my list!
This MITILLY midi summer dress is super cute, light, and very flattering to any body shape.
It is perfect for packing for a beach trip, any form of party and it will make you look cute while still having that casual fun look.
Final Thoughts on The Best Summer Travel Dresses
I hope that this list of cool summer dresses gave you a number of ideas to help you rock this summer like a pro.
I curated this list with only the best after reviewing each and every piece to make sure that you don’t waste time browsing Amazon nonstop. However, be sure to order your exact size and turn up for your highly anticipated trip like a fashionista no one ever thought you were.
Do you have any favorite summer dresses? Let me know in the comments below.
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