This Is the Perfect Vacation Dress, and Every Fashion Person Knows It

If your summer vacations have come and gone like mine have, don't worry because this story isn't specific to just travel wardrobes. But perhaps you do have an end-of-summer trip coming up and want to dress accordingly. If so, allow me to fill you in on what fashion people have unofficially chosen as the world's best vacation dress style. If you guessed linen dresses, you are the winner. Show me a fashion person on vacation, and I'll point out their linen-dress outfit post.

Feel free to call me biased, but the linen dress I'm partial to this summer is the Cristina Spaghetti Strap Button-Front Dress ($200) from our new line, Who What Wear Collection. The midi-length button-front dress features a scrunched bust and straps, and it's the perfect breezy dress to throw in your suitcase or wear day or night pretty much anywhere for the rest of summer. The white iteration is a fan favorite, but if you're more of an LBD girl, you'll be happy to know that it comes in black, too.

Scroll to shop the Cristina Dress for yourself as well as a few more of my favorite linen dresses.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.