Pictured: Paloma Wool dress
When I take a summer vacation, my Away suitcase is about 90% dresses. Daytime dresses, beach dresses, dresses for dinners out, travel-day dresses… You name it. Dresses take up minimal room and are particularly photogenic, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great one, which I'm happy to prove.
Similar to, say, a wedding guest dress or a work dress, you probably know a vacation dress when you see one. Think breezy, tropical, colorful, and fun. It should also be comfortable because no one wants to be anything but that on vacation. I looked through the offerings of some of my favorite brands for pieces to accompany you on your upcoming vacation (or staycation!). All you need is a pair of sneakers, sandals, or heels if you're feeling fancy and a tropic drink, of course. Scroll on for the 33 vacation-worthy dresses you simply must see.
There's nothing not to love about this little crochet number.
A Who What Wear editor favorite.
This also has detachable shoulder straps and comes in five different colors.
I found the perfect daytime dress.
All I can say is that I'm obsessed with this.
If you snag this under-$100 beauty, consider yourself smart.
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.
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