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There are certain things that make a dress a so-called “holiday dress”. For one thing, it shouldn’t take up too much space in your suitcase, and when you fold it, it shouldn’t wrinkle too much. Who wants to spend their mornings spraying outfits rather than eating mimosas by the pool? Hope no one.
Vacation dresses should also be comfortable, so you can spend less time worrying about your look and more time soaking up the sun.
And finally, vacation dresses should also be as fun as your destination. It’s time to shine! Don’t be afraid to go with bright colors, patterns or try a new trend.
This summer in particular, crochet, cutouts, florals and sports dresses fill store shelves. Below, check out 20 vacation dresses sorted by trend and save room in your suitcase for at least a few.
Trending: crochet and knit dresses
It’s not your grandmother’s hook! Chunky openwork knit dresses are all the rage this summer. The fact that they don’t wrinkle after being packed in a suitcase is a big plus.
2. Fore cutout knitted mini dress$102.40 (original $128)
Trending: cut-outs and two-piece dresses
Showing a little more skin is always okay when you’re on vacation, and you can do it in a more stylish way with cut-outs and cropped tops. These dresses feature perfectly placed cutouts around the stomach and back, or team a crop top with a skirt in an effortless two-piece set.
6. L*SPACE Naomi dress$139
seven. Fore Bikini Top Maxi Dress$98
8. Fore Cutout Midi Dress$78
ten. Free People The Bailey dress$218
Trending: bold prints and patterned dresses
Listen up: the holidays are the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and look your best. You’ll probably never see the people at the resort again, so why not try something new? Go big and bold with bright colors, fun patterns and classic florals.
11. Abercrombie & Fitch Abercrombie & Fitch Linen Blend Halter Mini Dress$45 (original $60)
12. Twilight Robe of Reformation$278
14. Abercrombie & Fitch Buttoned Maxi Dress$75 (original $100)
15. James June Draper Dress in Monstera Floral$130 (original $195)
Trend: sports dresses
Even if you don’t plan on working out while you’re away, sports dresses are great for travel. For one thing, they’re usually made with sweat-wicking fabrics that barely wrinkle, but they also have attached shorts underneath. Wear one to zipline, hike, through local markets, to a theme park – anywhere.
16. Abercrombie & Fitch Traveler Mini Dress$52.50 (original $70)
19. Alosoft Courtside Tennis Dress$108
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