We all look forward to our summer trips during those cold winter days. Now that the summer is finally here and our travel time is approaching, it is time to start packing and we all know that this is not a simple and easy process. There are so many cute outfits you want to pack, but it is mission impossible to bring three suitcases of only clothing with you. That is why you need pieces that are versatile and take up little room in your suitcase, such as dresses. In addition, you want clothing items that are low-maintenance because no one really has time to iron their clothes when on a trip.
Therefore, we bring you 5 dresses that are easy to pack when going travelling.
Tiered sleeveless cotton dress
If you are planning on walking up and down the city you are visiting, trying out the local cuisine but also taking a lot of those Instagram-worthy photos, a long sleeveless dress is what you need. Opt for vibrant colours such as yellow or pink, style it with a cute hat and some trusty Converse sneakers and you are all set to go. You will look stylish and be prepared for a day full of activities in a long, floaty dress. Additionally, cotton is a natural fibre material which means that it is quite pleasant to wear. It is guaranteed that you will not regret bringing this versatile piece with you, as this type of dress does not take up a lot of room in your suitcase. You are also safe when it comes to wrinkles, as the dress is tiered, so the layers will hide the unwanted wrinkles.
Silk crepe wrap dress
First of all, silk crepe is an amazing fabric for summer. Lightweight and breathable, this material is feminine and at the same time, extremely comfortable. Additionally, a wrap dress is always flattering to wear, as it accentuates the waist. You can opt for a fun mini one or a ¾ length one, such as a gorgeous Realisation Par dress with a deep V neckline which will look incredible when styled with a few layered necklaces. The best thing about wrap dresses is that you can wear them right out of the suitcase, as the material is wrinkle-resistant. Add your favourite summer sandals and you got yourself a trendy summer look.
A breezy dress made out of jersey is perfect for travelling as this flexible material requires no ironing. A long sundress with spaghetti straps, a cap sleeve mini dress or the ultimate summer dress with ruffle details on its shoulder straps is a piece that you can just take out of the suitcase and hop right into. Wear it with sneakers or flat sandals when you are exploring a new location, or pair your jersey sundress with some high heels and chic hoop earrings to get a charming, summer night time look.
A printed dress is a must in any suitcase. First of all, prints are a big fashion “yes” at the moment and you can feel free to choose a dress with polka dots, floral print or you can be the ultimate trendsetter with a printed monogram dress. Moreover, you may have spotted that a number of fashion bloggers wear some stunning printed mini or midi dresses. This is no wonder, having in mind that this type of dress is quite fashionable, easy to pack and easy to wear (the secret is that the print actually hides any wrinkles). Fashion influencers who travel a lot know this and they appreciate a cute printed dress. When it comes to styling them, flat and high heels are both an option, while layering the look with a denim jacket may come in handy during a chilly summer night.
If you think that you don’t need a cocktail dress when going on a trip, you need to think twice. First of all, a cocktail dress won’t take up almost any space in your suitcase. Secondly, it is quite multifunctional. If you are going for a night out and want to achieve an alluring look, a classic cocktail dress, a pair of high heels and a delicate necklace is all you need. Substitute the heels for a pair of sneakers and add a simple white tee under that same dress and you have a trendy daytime look. In case you are worried about the silk getting wrinkled, you can opt for patterns or a wrinkle-free fabric.
Lastly, start packing on time and don’t forget to bring at least one of these amazing dresses with you.
About the author:
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly in fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.