Packing for a short vacation or long-term travel can be a daunting task! You need to consider the culture (i.e. being required to cover-up in very conservative countries), the weather, and what activities you’ll be doing during your trip.
I have been on the road for over 2 years now and love having a few comfortable, lightweight maxi dresses in my bag. They are more comfortable in really hot temperatures, look great in photos, and are perfect because they cover my knees and shoulders so I can enter temples and religious sites with no issues.
When shopping for the best dresses for travel, you’ll want to consider a few things:
- Will they wrinkle easily in your suitcase?
- Can they be machine washed and dried?
- Are they modest enough that they can be worn in religious areas and temples?
- Will the color and/or pattern hide any sweat marks?
- Will they take up a lot of room in my bag?
All of those factors will determine whether or not you actually end up wearing the travel dresses that you pack. Read on to see all of my personal favorite comfortable (but also stylish!) dresses for travel.
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Not only is this wrap dress super comfortable for travel, it also comes in a ton of vibrant colors so you’ll be sure to stand out when you wear it! It doesn’t wrinkle easily so you don’t have to worry about steaming or ironing while on vacation. And the wrap dress style looks great on most body types.
This an especially perfect travel dress if you want to take dreamy Instagram photos during your exotic vacation!
This loose-fitting rayon and spandex dress by Makemechic is the perfect casual travel dress! It has short sleeves and is long, but not too long, so you can visit temples without needing an additional cover up. The loose fit will keep you cool on hot days, and you can add layers on cooler days.
There are a ton of vibrant colors to pick from. And it even has pockets! Who doesn’t love pockets?
Keep in mind that this travel dress is meant to fit loosely so it runs large. If you want a more snug fit, consider ordering down a size or two.
If you like the idea of a long, loose maxi travel dress but want something in a print, this one also by Makemechic is perfect! It’s the same cut as the dress listed above but with several cute tie dye options to choose from.
The fabric is perfect for packing as it doesn’t wrinkle easily. Plus the print will hide any unappealing sweat marks that you might end up with after a long day of exploring in the sun.
This cute floral printed v-neck dress is perfect for traveling as it can be dressed up for a night on the town, or dressed down for exploring. The belt gives a nice waistline shape while the hip area fits loosely for comfort.
Plus you can pick from a variety of cute print and color options!
I absolutely adore this travel dress because I can wear it as an off-the-shoulder dress or pull them up if I go into a temple or religious area. Plus I can stuff it into a ball in my suitcase and it never ever wrinkles. It can be worn with flip flops or dressed up with a pair of heels.
This travel dress is easy to wash, can go in the dryer, and this green color really pops in photos!
This cute, short-sleeved maxi travel dress is made of soft, stretchy, lightweight material. So it’s breathable and comfortable but provides more of a tight fit. This dress is really flattering on any body shape with it’s empire waist and pleating near the midsection.
You go on a food tour and eat to your hearts delight in this roomy dress that is perfect for your travels!
The reviews for this travel dress on Amazon are mixed, but I absolutely love it! I’d love to have one in every color. The fabric is so light and breezy (careful if you pick white, you’ll need to wear nude-colored undies). This dress does wrinkle in your suitcase but once you have it on for a few minutes it smoothes itself out.
Plus the wrap style is so flattering and you can tie it tighter or more loosely depending on your size. It’s the perfect travel dress for sunny climates!
Do you have any favorite comfortable travel dresses that you never leave home without? Send us a note so we can add it to the list!