The Vacation Dresses I'm Eyeing for Summer 2023

The 48 Vacation Dresses I'm Eyeing for Summer 2022


@emmaleger; Pictured: Louisa Ballou dress; Staud handbag

Let's be honest—one of the best parts of going on a vacation is planning the looks you're going to wear before you go. For me, vacation time means one thing: amazing dresses. 

I always say a vacation is your opportunity to experiment with your style and try things you wouldn't normally wear in your day-to-day life. Want to try a bold color you typically shy away from or maybe embrace a pattern that's a little more on the wild side? I love to take a chance with my vacation dresses, but basic maxis and cover-ups are always in my suitcase too. 

While I was shopping for some great new dresses to bring on my next vacation, these 31 picks, from fun minidresses to classic maxi- and midi-length options, stood out to me. Whether you're traveling somewhere locally or packing up your passport for an adventure, a chic dress is an absolute must.

Keep scrolling to see the 31 dresses that I'd love to wear. 

This print is so good. I can't get over it. 

This Kelly-green color is everything. 

I've always said vacation is the perfect time to embrace color. 

A white crochet look is always a good vacation go-to. 

This dress is simple yet so easy and sexy. 

I want to take this dress on a European summer vacation. 

The rosette trend isn't going anywhere this summer, this white halter neck is the perfect way to try it out on vacation. 

I love a minidress that can also double as a cover-up. 

Did someone say summer in the South of France? 

One of my personal favorite brands. This silhouette is so princessy, I would definitely wear this in Europe. 

I'll be wearing linen dresses all summer. This black one would be so dreamy for a dinner out in Italy. 

Sometimes you just have to go with a classic poplin dress. 

When I saw this one, I audibly gasped. 

The perfect easy ribbed knit dress for a vacation.

This one would be perfect for a New England summer getaway. 

Can we talk about the color of this dress? 

I'd style this dress with a sun hat and simple flat sandals. 

This dress is so dreamy, and I'm obsessed with the pockets. 

This one is great if you wanna show a little leg. 

Every summer I love a good white dress for a vacation. This one is stunning. 

The perfect little black dress for vacation. 

Such an easy maxi dress. I live in these on vacation. 

A good crochet moment is a must-have for summer. 

This one is a bit more of an investment dress, but wow, is it stunning. 

While this is not a dress, this two-piece look is so pretty. I need it for my summer vacation. 

Perfect for a beach or pool day.