And just like that, summer is upon us, which means summer travel is also on the horizon. If you're anything like me, planning vacation outfits is almost as much fun as planning your actual vacation. Whether you're getting ready for a European summer or simply daydreaming of far-off destinations, browsing for chic vacation pieces is an instant mood booster. I am lucky to be heading to the South of France this summer, so it's safe to say I've been on the hunt recently.
Our favorite brands and retailers received the vacation memo loud and clear, with seriously chic linen, crochet, and poplin pieces adorning the homepages of virtually every site. I narrowed down the dreamiest items at the best price points for my upcoming trip and figured I'd share my findings with you here. To streamline my outfits, I plan to pack mostly dresses, so I'm highlighting the best under-$100 options that feel destined for the South of France. From romantic tiered midis to beachy crochet maxis, below are 40 vacation-worthy summer dresses that are affordable and chic.