The Prettiest Vacation Dresses of the Summer

Give ’em a twirl.

By Hannah Zahner

A vacation wardrobe needs to be two things (besides cute): easy to pack and easy to throw on. Enter the Vacation Dress. Breathable, light-weight, functional, and fun, a dress is the easiest thing to pack for a one-and-done outfit. Just slip on some sandals and throw on your hair scarf, and you’ll be good to go.

We’ve rounded up the best dresses of this summer, all guaranteed to make packing for your vacation a breeze.

Featuring lots of gingham, strappy straps and sunny colors (don’t worry, there’s plenty of black and whites for my neutral loving gals), there are short and long options for both day and night. Because your vacation time should be spent exploring, relaxing and soaking up the sun, not worrying about what to wear!

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Vacation Dresses for Day

Slip on one of these dresses for a daytime look that’s easy and casual. Bonus: most of these dresses double up as cover ups and will take you from brunch to the beach!




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Vacation Dresses for Night

Dress it up a bit (while still staying easy and effortless) – no suitcase is complete without at least one dressy option for dinner, drinks and beyond.