These 13 Stylish Dresses Are Perfect for Traveling—No Matter Where You're Going

Updated 05/08/19
Dresses for Traveling
The Style Stalker

Packing for a trip always comes with a slew of decision-making. Will I have enough outfits for any eventuality? Do I have enough items to keep me warm? Will I actually wear this printed dress? Dresses for traveling come with their own set of challenges. Ideally, they shouldn't be so bulky they take up a ton of space in your suitcase, they shouldn't wrinkle easily, and they must be versatile enough to take you through many activities, from business meetings to dinner dates.

Whether you're traveling for work, going on a beach vacation, or going away to celebrate a friend's wedding, there are a few rules to follow to ensure that you pick the right dresses. Choose fabrics that don't wrinkle, like polyester, nylon, rayon, or acrylic. Dresses that boast busy prints or layers will also show wrinkles less than solid dresses. Lastly, silk dresses take up so little space in your suitcase, it's always worth packing one or two—just ensure that you roll them carefully to avoid wrinkling and hang them as soon as you land. Ready to pick dresses for traveling to your next destination? These are some of this season's best dresses for traveling. 

The Work Trip

Zara Snake Print Tunic $100
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This trendy snake print tunic is perfect for a power meeting. Its polyester composition means it won't wrinkle easily.

Réalisation Teale Wild Cherry Dress $210
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Silk takes very little space in your suitcase. Roll it for minimal wrinkling and pair with pumps to head to a work meeting or dinner.

Women's Short Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress
Who What Wear Short Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress $35
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Pack this printed midi dress to take you from day to night on all your business trips.

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Rachel Pally Pointelle Rayon Dale Dress $253
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This rayon blend dress is a simple sleek all-weather dress that can come in handy if you're spending loads of time in an air-conditioned environment.

Wilfred Beaune Dress Lslv $210
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This long-sleeve chiffon dress is machine washable and keeps its pleats in most conditions. Wear from day to night.

The Beach Vacation

Birgit Tie-detailed Polka-dot Crepe De Chine Mini Dress
Faithfull the Brand Birgit Tie-detailed Polka-dot Crepe De Chine Mini Dress $150
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Extend summer a little longer with this mini crepe dress that will take zero space in your suitcase.

The Raven Silk-charmeuse Midi Dress
Cami NYC The Raven Silk-Charmeuse Midi Dress $265
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Roll this silk dress and pop it in your suitcase in case you need an impromptu date-night outfit while on vacation.

Peridot Dress
The Reformation Peridot Dress $218
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This adorable Reformation dress will take very little space in your suitcase and will keep its shape through your travels.

Saloni Colette Mini Dress Multi 8
Ganni Striped Silk Midi Dress $900
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This Ganni dress is ideal if you're going somewhere where the weather is slowly changing. Pair with a denim jacket and you'll be good to go.

Striped Stretch-jersey Maxi Dress
Norma Kamali Striped Stretch-jersey Maxi Dress $245
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This maxi dress is perfect for a vacation date night but casual enough to be low-maintenance, thanks to its stretch-jersey composition.

The Wedding Weekend

Floral-print Silk-chiffon Midi Dress
Les Rêveries Floral-print Silk-chiffon Midi Dress $690
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If you're attending a wedding that's in a colder climate, try this long-sleeve floral dress.

Striped Silk Midi Dress
Lake Studio M'O Exclusive Floral Slip Dress $655
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Pack this dress for a wedding with a cocktail dress code.

Macrame Floral Short Sleeve Midi Dress
Red Valentino Macrame Floral Short Sleeve Midi Dress $1950
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Heading to a black-tie wedding? This Red Valentino is the ideal non-wrinkly but chic option.

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