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The best convertible travel dresses allow you to create many different looks from just a single piece. This allows you to pack light because you won’t have to pack as much. We have rounded up our favorite travel dresses that will help you pack light and stylishly!

 


Convertible Travel Dresses


 

 

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Convertible travel clothing typically can be pretty lackluster and unappealing. Trekking pants anyone? It hasn’t been until recently that we travelers have finally gotten a glimmer of hope for our travel wardrobes.

These are among the best convertible dresses for travel, providing you with a perfect balance of form, function, and fashion.

Some of these dresses are reversible, which means they have fabric on both sides. Others are reversible in that the “back” and “front” can be worn either direction. Some are convertible, changing from a top to a skirt to a dress.

All of them are versatile and offer travelers plenty of options for different looks from a single item! Versatility is key to a capsule wardrobe. Learn more in my guide!

 

Use packing cubes to maximize the space in your bag shown in my packing video tutorial.

 

 

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Popana Convertible Sundress and Maxi Skirt | Sizes 0-22

 

Popana Convertible Sundress

 

The Popana is a highly popular item with TFG readers for its easy simplicity, lightweel feel, and ability to convert from a cute sundress into a maxi skirt. 

The ideal accompaniment for a vacation, this piece is simple to style and turn into more than one outfit by adding a shirt over the dress, and different tops with the skirt. We love that it’s offered in multiple sizes (0-22) and in a lovely rainbow of colors to suit your personal style!

 

 

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Coolibar UPF 50+ Isla Convertible Skirt | Sizes XXS-2X

 

Coolibar Convertible Dress Skirt

 

The Coolibar Isla Travel Skirt only has three functions, it acts as a strapless or halter dress, and a skirt. It’s super comfortable and you can accessorize this cute dress with a belt for a more dressed up look or you can just wear it on its own for a relaxed bohemian feel.

An ideal dress for small villages, long transport days, and just hanging out, the practicality of this convertible skirt or dress, short or long, makes it appealing in a variety of settings. Find it in various colors to perfectly fit your style. And note, it also has UPF 50+ protection, which is ideal for hotter climates.

This is also available on the Coolibar site as well!

 

 

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Encircled Chrysalis Cardi | Sizes Petite, Maxi, Medium

 

Encircled Dress, Scarf, and Cardigan

 

Every woman loves a circle scarf for travel. They’re convenient and versatile. Plus, they add a little flavor to a basic outfit and can also provide warmth from the cold or protection from the sun if needed.

Now, imagine a circle scarf that also transforms into a dress with the push of a button? Well, in the case of Encircled’s Chrysalis Cardi, it transforms by the snap of a button!

How does this unique convertible clothing work? The Cardi is a tube-like fabric that conceals clever buttons around the rim that allows you to use it as a scarf, a convertible wrap dress, and a cardigan, too.

 

 

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Another look at how versatile the Encircled Chrysalis Cardi is!

 

I definitely wouldn’t classify the dress as cheap as it’s a similar jersey fabric to the Michael Stars tops that I always wear and softer than that of the Leith dress (another fave).

The Chrysalis Cardi is more dressy than my typical casual style. It’s the perfect choice to bring on a trip when you want to pack mostly casually and want that one special item to dress up in, and not take up unnecessary space. It’s also ideal for a trip where you’ll need several dress options such as on a cruise

In their description, they claim it can transform into eight unique items. But guess what? I found even MORE ways to wear the Chrysalis Cardi! Check out my full review!

 

Read my review to learn more about the convertible wrap dress you can actually wear everywhere!

 

 

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Encircled Sleeveless Revolve Dress | Sizes XS-XXL

 

Encircled Revolve Dress

 

Another Encircled pick, the Revolve dress can be worn many ways, so it’s a great item to add to your travel wardrobe. It acts as a dress, a tunic, and a top. When it comes to the dress options, you can wear it as a cowl or a boat neck to achieve different looks.

It’s super comfortable and easy to accessorize with a belt, jewelry, and a tote or clutch, depending on the occasion. This is a great dress for a long flight, sightseeing, or hitting some local night spots. Find it in other colors in sizes XS-XXL.

 

Read these carry-on packing tips for a sample plus-size travel wardrobe!

 

 

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Joob Joob 2-in-1 Bobo Convertible Skirt | Sizes S-XL

 

Joob Joob 2-in-1 Convertible Dress Skirt

 

The fun, tropical inspired Joob Joob Travel Skirt only has two functions, but it’s a great item to add to your travel wardrobe. It acts as a dress and a skirt and is super comfortable. You can accessorize this cute dress with some simple jewelry for a more dressed up look or you can just wear it on its own for a relaxed bohemian feel.

An ideal dress for small villages, long transport days, and just hanging out, the practicality of this convertible skirt or dress, short or long, makes it appealing in a variety of settings. Find it in various patterns and colors to perfectly fit your style!

 

 

Tommy Bahama Sun Fade Reversible Dress | Sizes XXS-XL

 

Tommy Bahama Flip Side Reversible Travel Dress

 

It doesn’t get much easier than this. If you don’t feel like fussing around with straps and silhouettes, opt for a reversible travel dress to do the work for you. This comfy dress by Tommy Bahama is great for casual travel days, lounging at a retreat, or for a cruise. 

Simply flip inside out for a brand new color (it pairs nicely with sandals or sneakers). This cute-casual pick comes in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find one you like. It’s also available at Nordstrom!

 

Watch my Facebook Live on the Best Convertible Dresses for Travel!

 

 

Encircled The Everyday T-Shirt Dress | Sizes XS-XXL

 

Encircled Reversible Dress

 

What could be more great than a reversible dress, offering you two styles in one?

It’s easy to imagine a dress made out of rayon that’s sourced from bamboo fabric to be comfortable and cool for summer, and this t-shirt dress by Encircled certainly fits the bill. It’s fairly soft and due to its versatility, it’s perfect for traveling carry-on.

You can reverse this cute dress and wear it as either a boatneck, or a scoop neck, so it’s easy to travel with. Users say it’s comfortable, fits true to size, and is stylish!

 

Read my review of the TwelveWays convertible travel dress!

 

 

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Hannah Sophia Lemon Broderie Anglaise Maxi Dress | Sizes 6-22

 

Hannah Sophia Maxi Travel Dress

 

The  feminine style of this Hannah Sophia dress goes a step away from the traditional convertible travel dress. It’s super clever as you can remove skirt tiers and the bow, making it versatile to flourish a bit, or turn it into a simpler above-knee dress. 

This style can work on both petite and taller women alike. While on the pricier side, its high-quality cotton and impeccable, well-thought out design means you can wear it many ways, over mean seasons!

 

 

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Classic Saika Gown 4-Way Reversible Maxi Dress | Sizes 6-22

 

Hannah Sophia 4 Way Reversible

 

This is a beautiful 4-way luxury maxi dress. It’s reversible and double sided for four unique ways to wear it and made in the historic town in England where I used to live. They also have limited edition collections with royal Lady Eliza Manners.

 

 

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UIMLK Convertible Midi Dress | Sizes S-XL

 

UIMLK Convertible Travel Dress

 

The style of the UIMLK dress goes a step away from the traditional convertible travel dress, as it’s practical but also pretty, with a boho vibe. This dress can be molded to your mood with two ways to wear it, from bandeau to midi skirt. We love the below-the-knee length and think this one can work on both petite and taller women alike. 

This is a great travel choice! The lightweight stretch cotton blend makes this easy to pack and the impeccable draping will ensure you look like a star no matter how you wear it. Comes in sizes S-XL.

 

Follow our Minimalista or Travel Essentials Packing Lists to downsize your travel wardrobe even more!

 

 

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Helene Clarkson Sabi Reversible Halter Dress | Sizes XS-XL

 

Helene Clarkson Reversible Dress

 

 One of the most popular questions readers ask us on Travel Fashion Girl is: “Where can I find stylish yet practical reversible clothing for travel?” My response: Helene Clarkson.

The Sabi dress is particularly special because it’s reversible, and you don’t need room to change the look. You can flip it back to front or vice versa for two different looks, a halter style or or a simple v-neck. Two for the price of one – bonus!

And, because it’s a “reversible” clothing item that is not double-sided – you don’t have to worry about adding unnecessary bulk to your luggage. This dress makes packing light easy!

Check out Helene Clarkson’s other reversible clothing options, including sweaters, tops, skirts, pants, and jackets. Read the full review here!

 

Check out Helene Clarkson’s other reversible clothing options, including sweaters, tops, skirts, pants, and jackets. Read the full review here!

 

 

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Diana Kroe Wear-Ever Skirt Dress | Sizes 1-6

 

Diana Kroe Convertible Skirt Dress

 

Diane Kroe is the queen of transformation! She’s best known for her feminine collection of convertible clothing for travel. The line has over 20 jetsetter-friendly pieces, including tops, dresses, wraps, and pants – and the best part is: they’re all versatile.

The Wear-Ever Skirt Dress is a must-have travel item and apparently was brought back by the company due to high demand. You can wear it 5+ways such as a strapless dress, classic pencil skirt dress, a tunic, a top, a maxi skirt, and more! 

Made from a lightweight jersey, you can take this on short trips or longer ones and use it for a number of occasions; whether for sightseeing, hanging by the pool or beach, or for a night out. It’s even suitable for business travel in the pencil skirt dress mode when paired with a slim belt and a travel blazer.

However, you can grab this in three different types of jersey. The brand recommends either the Venezia Travel Jersey for its lightweight feel, or the heartier Santé Jersey because it’s fast-drying, wrinkle-proof, super soft, and has UPF 50 sun protection.  

Finally, if you wanted something more environmentally friendly, you could choose the Signature Spa Jersey that’s made from natural materials.

 

I had a chance to check out two of her multi-way items: the Wanderlust Wrap and the Endless. Read my review here!

 

 

Convertible Travel Dresses Comparison Chart

 

BRAND / MODEL FEATURES RATING | PRICE
Popana Convertible Sundress and Maxi Skirt The Popana is a highly popular item with TFG readers for its easy simplicity, lightweel feel, and ability to convert from a cute sundress into a maxi skirt.  Check Price
Coolibar Convertible Dress Skirt The Coolibar Isla Travel Skirt only has three functions, it acts as a strapless or halter dress, and a skirt. It’s super comfortable and you can accessorize this cute dress with a belt for a more dressed up look or you can just wear it on its own for a relaxed bohemian feel. Check Price
Encircled Chrysalis Cardi Encircled’s Chrysalis Cardi, transforms by the snap of a button. The Cardi is a tube-like fabric that conceals clever buttons around the rim that allows you to use it as a scarf, a convertible wrap dress, and a cardigan, too. Check Price
Encircled Sleeveless Revolve Dress Another Encircled pick, the Revolve dress can be worn many ways, so it’s a great item to add to your travel wardrobe. It acts as a dress, a tunic and a top. When it comes to the dress options, you can wear it as a cowl or a boat neck to achieve different looks. Check Price
Joob Joob 2-in-1 Convertible Dress Skirt The fun, tropical inspired Joob Joob Travel Skirt only has two functions, but it’s a great item to add to your travel wardrobe. It acts as a dress and a skirt and is super comfortable. Check Price
Tommy Bahama Flip Side Reversible Travel Dress Simply flip inside out for a brand new color (it pairs nicely with sandals or sneakers). This cute-casual pick comes in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find one you like. Check Price
Encircled Reversible Dress You can reverse this cute dress and wear it as either a boatneck, or a scoop neck, so it’s easy to travel with. Users say it’s comfortable, fits true to size, and is stylish! Check Price
Hannah Sophia Lemon Broderie Anglaise Maxi Dress Dress The  feminine style of this Hannah Sophia dress goes a step away from the traditional convertible travel dress. It’s super clever as you can remove skirt tiers and the bow, making it versatile to flourish a bit, or turn it into a simpler above-knee dress.  Check Price
Hannah Sophia 4 Way Reversible This is a beautiful 4-way luxury maxi dress. It’s reversible and double sided for four unique ways to wear it and made in the historic town in England where I used to live. They also have limited edition collections with royal Lady Eliza Manners. Check Price
UIMLK Convertible Travel Dress This dress can be molded to your mood with two ways to wear it, from bandeau to midi skirt. We love the below-the-knee length and think this one can work on both petite and taller women alike.  Check Price
Helene Clarkson Nancy 4-Way Dress The Sabi dress is particularly special because it’s reversible, and you don’t need room to change the look. You can flip it back to front or vice versa for two different looks, a halter style or or a simple v-neck. Two for the price of one – bonus! Check Price
Diana Kroe Wear-Ever Skirt Dress The Wear-Ever Skirt Dress is a must-have travel item and apparently was brought back by the company due to high demand. You can wear it 5+ways such as a strapless dress, classic pencil skirt dress, a tunic, a top, a maxi skirt, and more!  Check Price

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Your Convertible Dress

 

If you’re planning a fabulous getaway and want to take your multi-wear dress start with packing cubes, they will seriously change the way you pack! We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you’ve packed everything. See more in the video below.

 

Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!

 

To pack those pretty white dresses, you probably want to roll vs. fold, to decrease the wrinkle factor. If you need more help, we also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. 

If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This method has helped me travel carry-on only!

 

 


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