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26 Packable Travel Dresses That Will Turn Heads (and Keep You Comfy) on Your Next Trip

Woman's Day Logo By Karla Pope of Woman's Day | Slide 1 of 27: With summer travel season underway, now’s the time to book that long-awaited trip and pack your bags. But before you head to that dreamy destination, make sure you’re bringing along the quintessential vacation staple: the perfect travel dress. This hassle-free piece is designed to keep you looking prim and polished no matter the distance. Plus, its versatility is unmatched. Whether you’re catching a red-eye flight, taking a much-needed family vacation, or setting sail on a magical cruise with your kids, your best travel dress should make you look and feel good. There’s no need to compromise style or comfort while en route. So, skip frumpy sweats and skintight leggings and opt for a comfortable travel dress that can effortlessly elevate your look.The best part? They’re space savers. Ditch stressing over packing and pairing separates — this all-in-one piece will make space in your suitcase for delightful accessories and shoes to round out your fail-proof ensemble. Overstuffed luggage? Problem solved. Additionally, the right travel dress is simple and low-maintenance. Forget ironing and steaming, these dresses should be easy-breezy and convenient. No matter if you wear it in transit or during your getaway, the perfect travel dress can work for just about any occasion and take you from day to night in an instant. And, once you’re back home, these easy-to-wear garments are also ideal for running errands when joggers or jeans just won’t do. Meet the Expert: Alena Le Blanc is the personal stylist and founder of Le Blanc Label. Based out of the Bay Area in California, she works both in-person and virtually with female professionals and entrepreneurs. She uses her design background and knowledge of fabrics, fit, and form to help create wardrobes for her clients that are both personal and purposeful.The best travel dresses to buy in 2022 Most Comfortable Travel Dress: Amazon Anrabess Women's Casual Loose SundressBest Travel Shirtdress: Walmart Time and Tru Women's Sleeveless Shirt DressBest Picnic Travel Dress: Amazon PrettyGarden Summer Dress for WomenBest Long Sleeve Travel Dress: Amazon Fowsmon Women's Tunic Dress Best Nautical Travel Dress: Nautica Women's Breton Stripes Sleeveless V-Neck Stretch Cotton Polo DressBest T-shirt Travel Dress: Sweaty Beatty Revive Tee DressBest Dress for Work Travel: Walmart Scoop Women's Tie Front Midi Dress with Ruched SleevesBest Tank Travel Dress: Everlane The Ribbed Tank Dress Best Linen Travel Dress: Target A New Day Women's Easy Linen Tank DressBest Short Travel Dress: Anthropologie The Somerset Mini Dress: Eyelet EditionBest Sweatshirt Travel Dress: Amazon Missky Women Stripe Pocket Knee Length Slim Casual Pullover Hoodie DressBest Designer Travel Dress: LoveShackFancy Edie Midi DressBest Denim Travel Dress: Gap 100% Organic Cotton Denim Tiered Dress with WashwellBest Formal Travel Dress: Amazon Grace Karin Women's Sleeveless Wrap V-Neck Cocktail Party Dress Best Lightweight Travel Dress: Show Me Your Mumu Trish DressBest Print Travel Dress: Farm Rio Summer Patches T-shirt DressBest Sleeveless Travel Dress: Target Universal Thread Women's Sleeveless Short Pintuck DressBest Maternity Travel Dress: Amazon Glamix Women's Maternity Tank Dress with PocketsBest Moisture-Wicking Dress: Athleta Santorini Midi Dress Best Exercise Travel Dress: Halara Everyday Cloudful 2-in-1 Flare Activity Dress - WannabeBest Trendy Travel Dress: The Ellie Nap DressBest Travel Dress With Pockets: Loft Strappy Button Pocket Dress Best Wrap Travel Dress: Lulus Manhattan Moment Mauve Ruffled Midi Wrap DressBest Mommy and Me Travel Dress: JessaKae Mint Julep DressMost Inclusive Travel Dress: JessaKae Luminaria DressBest Maxi Travel Dress: Skivys Side Hustle MaxiWhat to look for when shopping for a travel dress✔️ Comfort: Relaxation is synonymous with most trips and your clothing should reflect that same vibe. Le Blanc says comfortability should be the top priority when selecting these pieces. “The most important thing when choosing a great travel dress is that you focus on something you feel good in.” She adds, “You want a dress that is comfortable and breathable.” Being uncomfortable is the antithesis of a good time and nobody wants to experience that while traveling. “It should fit your body, so you feel confident,” says Le Blanc.✔️ Versatility: Switching things up should be a cinch with travel dresses. “Your dress should be versatile and enhance your trip — it should be a piece that you can throw on for the beach or dress up for dinner,” Le Blanc suggests.✔️ Material: Le Blanc says sticking with breathable materials is a good choice. “Natural fabrics like cottons and linens are great for traveling because the fabrics are elevated and keep you cool and let heat easily leave your body."

With summer travel season underway, now’s the time to book that long-awaited trip and pack your bags. But before you head to that dreamy destination, make sure you’re bringing along the quintessential vacation staple: the perfect travel dress. This hassle-free piece is designed to keep you looking prim and polished no matter the distance. Plus, its versatility is unmatched.

Whether you’re catching a red-eye flight, taking a much-needed family vacation, or setting sail on a magical cruise with your kids, your best travel dress should make you look and feel good. There’s no need to compromise style or comfort while en route. So, skip frumpy sweats and skintight leggings and opt for a comfortable travel dress that can effortlessly elevate your look.

The best part? They’re space savers. Ditch stressing over packing and pairing separates — this all-in-one piece will make space in your suitcase for delightful accessories and shoes to round out your fail-proof ensemble. Overstuffed luggage? Problem solved. Additionally, the right travel dress is simple and low-maintenance. Forget ironing and steaming, these dresses should be easy-breezy and convenient.

No matter if you wear it in transit or during your getaway, the perfect travel dress can work for just about any occasion and take you from day to night in an instant. And, once you’re back home, these easy-to-wear garments are also ideal for running errands when joggers or jeans just won’t do.

Meet the Expert: Alena Le Blanc is the personal stylist and founder of Le Blanc Label. Based out of the Bay Area in California, she works both in-person and virtually with female professionals and entrepreneurs. She uses her design background and knowledge of fabrics, fit, and form to help create wardrobes for her clients that are both personal and purposeful.

The best travel dresses to buy in 2022

What to look for when shopping for a travel dress

✔️ Comfort: Relaxation is synonymous with most trips and your clothing should reflect that same vibe. Le Blanc says comfortability should be the top priority when selecting these pieces. “The most important thing when choosing a great travel dress is that you focus on something you feel good in.” She adds, “You want a dress that is comfortable and breathable.” Being uncomfortable is the antithesis of a good time and nobody wants to experience that while traveling. “It should fit your body, so you feel confident,” says Le Blanc.

✔️ Versatility: Switching things up should be a cinch with travel dresses. “Your dress should be versatile and enhance your trip — it should be a piece that you can throw on for the beach or dress up for dinner,” Le Blanc suggests.

✔️ Material: Le Blanc says sticking with breathable materials is a good choice. “Natural fabrics like cottons and linens are great for traveling because the fabrics are elevated and keep you cool and let heat easily leave your body."

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