11 Travel Dresses That Deserve a Spot in Your Suitcase
Traveling in constricting jeans or pants is the worst — especially if you have a long road trip or flight ahead of you. But contrary to popular belief, it's actually very possible to be both comfortable and cute while traveling (though the airport attire that's often advertised would like you to believe differently!).
The ultimate solution for ditching your denim all together in favor of something more comfortable and packable? A dress, of course. We're no strangers to appreciating the versatility of a great dress — from midi dresses to maxi dresses and beyond, we genuinely love them all here at POPSUGAR. Though when it comes to travel, the style often feels criminally underrated — which is why we're more than happy to make the case for it now.
There are plenty of dress options that are light and floaty so you can relax on a plane or long road trip — while still feeling effortlessly put together and cute, too. And to help you in your search for the perfect travel dress, we curated a selection of the very best options that are easy to pack, wrinkle-free, comfy, and incredibly stylish in any season. Shop through these genius choices and get yourself one before your next vacation. Consider it a smart investment.
— Additional reporting by Macy Williams
R.Vivimos Cotton Long-Sleeve Tie-Waist Sweater Dress
This R.Vivimos Cotton Long-Sleeve Tie-Waist Sweater Dress ($26) has gone viral multiple times, with many reviewers calling it the "perfect sweater dress." The style is available to shop in a variety of fun colors. And thanks to the frock's tie-waist design, it also boasts a universally flattering fit — perfect for any and all body types.
Hestenve Short-Sleeve V-Neck Swing Mini Dress
If you're traveling, this Hestenve Short-Sleeve V-Neck Swing Mini Dress ($27) is a comfortable style that's easy to pack and perfect for outfit layering — making it an especially wonderful 'fit for the fall. We love the breezy, wrinkle-free nature of this slip. And the dress even boasts a relaxed, draping look that gives it the allusion of an airy, oversized tee, rather than a mini dress.
Universal Thread Short Sleeve Babydoll T-Shirt Dress
It looks as if the Barbiecore trend has now seeped its way into Target's dress section. We're definitely not complaining — especially if it means we'll get more darling styles like this Universal Thread Short Sleeve Babydoll T-Shirt Dress ($25) to shop from. Whether you're heading out for a long flight or are gearing up for an early morning brunch with the girlfriends, this dress will be your go-to all fall.
Frank & Eileen Mary Woven Button Up Dress
We're unapologetic about our love for breezy, casual fashion — which is probably why this Frank & Eileen Mary Woven Button Up Dress ($328) is speaking to us in so many ways. The dress has a relaxed fit that resembles the look of an oversized button-up. And with a classic pair of white sneakers, you can easily dress the style down for an early morning brunch or casual, weekend getaway.
So Fresh Tunic
This So Fresh Tunic ($78) is the most effortless piece to have incorporated into your wardrobe in any season. Though with that light orange coloring, it's especially charming for the fall. From the airplane to your beachy destination and beyond, this tunic will have you covered in any environment.
Love of My Life Midi Dress
The great thing about a classic, front-button dress — just like this Love of My Life Midi Dress ($108) — is that you can easily adjust the style's fit to better suit your comfort preferences. Not only does this particular slip come in several colors, but it also has a deep neckline and open hem — providing the look with an added breathability.
Misha Mini Dress
The loose fit of this Misha Mini Dress ($78) makes it extra comfy for long trips. Whether you're anticipating a long car ride on your next roadtrip or just need something more relaxed for your upcoming overnight flight, you'll appreciate the breezy fit of this dress. Plus, thanks to the tiered design, this frock oozes an effortless elegance.
Alice & Elmer Dress
Trust us, you're going to want to get this Alice & Elmer Dress ($25) before it sells out — and it will inevitably sell out. While Amazon has no shortage of comfy travel dresses, reviewers hail this style, in particular, for its flattering neckline, front-button design, and deep pockets. The dress is available in a variety of seasonal colors, as well.
Zenana Casual Relaxed T-Shirt Maxi Dress
We had no clue that a maxi t-shirt dress could be so ethereal and elegant — that is until we saw this Zenana Casual Relaxed T-Shirt Maxi Dress ($28). The laid-back style is available to shop in a number of different colors, though we're partial to this crisp, white version, in particular. Pair the dress with your favorite sandals or tennis shoes for an ensemble that will have you feeling totally supported (and chic!) on the road or in the air.
Blossom Button-Up T-Shirt Dress
This Blossom Button-Up T-Shirt Dress ($70) is so comfortable — plus it just screams beach-ready. Even if you're not headed somewhere tropical this fall, we're confident you'll love having this moody style in your carry-on regardless of the destination. The adjustable, button-down design completes the frock with some extra flexibility — allowing you to breathe and relax in even the stuffiest airplane cabin or car.
Merokeety Striped Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress
There's truly so much to love about this Merokeety Striped Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress ($37, originally $43). The classic T-shirt dress gets a major (and frankly, welcomed) revamp in this elevated style, which features pockets and a waist-tie design. The breathable, spandex-like material is just an added bonus to this already adorable frock!