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
This trendy snake print tunic is perfect for a power meeting. Its polyester composition means it won't wrinkle easily.
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.
Pack this printed midi dress to take you from day to night on all your business trips.
Available in more sizes.
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.
This long-sleeve chiffon dress is machine washable and keeps its pleats in most conditions. Wear from day to night.
The Beach Vacation
Extend summer a little longer with this mini crepe dress that will take zero space in your suitcase.
Roll this silk dress and pop it in your suitcase in case you need an impromptu date-night outfit while on vacation.
This adorable Reformation dress will take very little space in your suitcase and will keep its shape through your travels.
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.
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
If you're attending a wedding that's in a colder climate, try this long-sleeve floral dress.
Pack this dress for a wedding with a cocktail dress code.
Heading to a black-tie wedding? This Red Valentino is the ideal non-wrinkly but chic option.