While summertime heat is brutal, fashion is my favorite. I love whimsical maxi dresses and bright patterns but rarely get a chance to be so bold and colorful during the year. When it comes to traveling during summer months, a portable wardrobe is key. Today I’m sharing eight amazing dresses for summer vacation that can easily fit in your suitcase without hassle.
Dress (c/o Chicwish) // Shoes (similar) // Bag // Ring
Since I received this mustard-hued ‘Dancing Till Dawn‘ off-the-shoulder pleated maxi dress from Chicwish, I’ve been twirling around Houston hoping to tap my toes and wake up in Morocco! I absolutely the lightweight fabric and the defined pleats. I recently visited a local Houston hotel, and I had a few women approach me with questions on the comfort and fit. The best part about the dress is its elastic bust and waist. I always tell people it’s my new go-to dress for looking pretty but feeling like I can breathe. I decided to style my dress with neutrals to incorporate natural fabrics and artisanship into each design. The rattan bag is a classic that will last long past summer, and the earrings were picked up at a local flea market. I blended these handmade creations with staples like a new Kendra Scott druzy ring and studded chunky heels.
This dress is perfect for a summer vacation at an exotic destination, but there is more where this came from. There’s nothing worse than overpacking for vacation days, wrinkling your clothing, and packing items that are simply too heavy for the climate. I stick to the following tips when packing:
- Find lightweight options that won’t be bulky or add weight to your suitcase.
- If the dress is a jersey fabric, roll it to make packing more condensed.
- ALWAYS pack a mini travel steamer to remove wrinkles.
Here are eight adorable dresses for summer vacation:
Photos by Banavenue Photography. This dress was gifted by Chicwish, and my opinions are my own.