June 10, 2017 @ 7:15 PM
by: TRAVELANDLEISURE.COM/Dobrina Zhekova
The season for comfy summer dresses is finally here. Gone are the days of heavy, bulky layers and instead, we welcome the no-fuss, lightweight frocks and sandals into our suitcases.
A casual dress and jacket has become our go-to uniform for travel in the warmer months. You can move freely, and once you arrive, you won’t need to spend extra time at your hotel changing into a cute outfit.
Of course, not all dresses are created equal. We don’t need to tell you that a skin-tight, bodycon number is not really the way to go when it comes to traveling in comfort. Opt for a semi-loose or loose silhouette that you can easily accessorize with a belt for a more structured look.
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In terms of length, it all depends on what you’re comfortable with, but we’d look for something that either hits right below the knee or is longer—you can never go wrong with a maxi dress in a bold floral print. And if you plan to wear it on the plane, a casual dress in cotton or rayon would feel best, because these fabrics allow your skin to breathe and control moisture.
We found 21 dresses that will make chic and versatile travel outfits this summer.