By Tanya Ghahremani
Updated March 12, 2020
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Packing for a warm-weather trip is the best. Instead of stuffing heavy, bulky layers into your bags, you can pack no-fuss, comfortable dresses to travel in. When the climate allows, a casual dress and a jacket is the perfect uniform for travel. You can move freely while you’re on the road, and once you arrive, you won’t need to spend extra time at your hotel changing into a presentable outfit — you can just simply begin your vacation.

Of course, not all dresses are created equal. We don’t need to tell you that a bodycon number is not really the way to go when it comes to traveling in comfort. Opt for a semi-loose or loose silhouette that you can easily accessorize with a belt for a more structured look. In terms of length, it all depends on what you’re comfortable with, but we’d look for something that either hits right below the knee or is longer — you can never go wrong with a maxi dress in a bold floral print. And if you plan to wear it on the plane, a casual dress in cotton or rayon would feel best because these fabrics allow your skin to breathe and control moisture.

To help you narrow down your choices and find one (or three!) comfortable travel dresses, here are our favorites around the internet right now. No matter what type of trip you’re taking, there’s an option on this list for you — and you can be sure it’ll be comfortable enough to wear all through your journey.

Gibson x International Women’s Day Musings of a Curvy Lady Sweetheart Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

This soft pink dress is accented with a polka-dot pattern that will pop in any travel photos you take, and its lightweight material will ensure you’re comfortable no matter how many hours you spend exploring.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $98

Grecerelle Sleeveless Racerback Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Amazon

This simple number — the bestselling maxi dress on Amazon at the moment — is crafted from a comfy, stretchy fabric and has pockets.

To buy: amazon.com, from $19

Loveappella Maxi Dress in Midnight Blue

Courtesy of Nordstrom

We’d wear this loose maxi dress everywhere if we could — it has the most comfortable cut ever. Pair it with a belt for a more fitted look.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $68

All In Favor Dolman Plissé Midi Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

With the right accessories, this wrap dress can easily take you from day to night, which is key to maximizing your time while traveling. Who wants to make multiple stops at their hotel just to change?

To buy: nordstrom.com, $59

Grecerelle Women’s Casual Loose Pocket Dress

Courtesy of Amazon

Any dress with pockets is a dress worth traveling with, so this loose-fitting one is a winner. As a bonus, it also has over 5,500 five-star reviews on Amazon.

To buy: amazon.com, from $19

Everlane 'The Japanese GoWeave' Short-sleeve Mini Wrap Dress

Courtesy of Everlane

Crafted from a wrinkle-resistant and cooling Japanese fabric, this dress is the perfect outfit choice for a long flight — or a night out with some platform heels.

To buy: everlane.com, $100

Karen Kane Tiered Chambray Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Amazon

This chambray dress has a classic V-neck, A-line silhouette but looks so modern thanks to the tiered ombré effect.

To buy: amazon.com, from $68

MakeMeChic Tie-dye Dress

Courtesy of Amazon

This oversized tie-dye dress has two slits on the sides as well as two side pockets, and is the multifunctional dress you need in your closet this summer.

To buy: amazon.com, from $25

Milumia Maxi Dress in Yellow

Courtesy of Amazon

This flowy, boho-inspired dress will make you the chicest passenger on board.

To buy: amazon.com, from $20

Auselily Women’s Short Sleeve Pleated Swing Dress With Pockets

Courtesy of Amazon

This swing dress has over 1,600 five-star reviews on Amazon, and most of them rave about how soft, versatile, and comfortable it is. Wear it with sneakers and a jean jacket for a cute day look or with booties and a leather jacket for an edgier nighttime outfit.

To buy: amazon.com, from $16

VintageClothing Women’s Floral Maxi Dresses

Courtesy of Amazon

Not only is this boho-inspired dress a cute choice for any traveler going to warmer climates, but it also has over 1,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. 

To buy: amazon.com, from $36

Reformation 'Rou' Midi Fit & Flare Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

We can totally see ourselves landing in Paris and going for a quick apéritif in this fit-and-flare number.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $98

Amazon Essentials Women’s Tank Swing Dress

Courtesy of Amazon

A simple cotton dress is a wardrobe staple, and this one is less than $10. It’s light and airy, and it’ll still feel comfortable even if you wear it all day.

To buy: amazon.com, from $9

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