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We love dresses for summer! They create an effortless, all-in-one outfit, pack light, and can easily transition from day to night. Take a look at the latest trends with these cute summer dresses for women!

 


Cute Summer Dresses for Women


 

 

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Nothing keeps you cool and pulled together during your summer travels quite like a day dress. They are easy to throw on and get you quickly out the door and enjoying your destination. The perfect staple to add to your functional capsule wardrobe

The dress trends of this season all seem to focus on delicate and feminine details; I’ve compiled a few cute summer dresses for women below.

So if you are on the hunt for the perfect vacation dress, then read on for this summer’s dress trends and why they work for the fashion-forward traveler.

 

 

Best Options For Cute Summer Dresses

 

 

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Gevomir Printed Halter Summer Dress

 

Editor’s Pick for Cute Summer Lightweight Dress

 

Although I’m not a huge wearer of dresses, and often prefer shorts, jeans, or rompers, I wanted to quickly share my review for this Gevomir dress as I was contending with the scorching summer temperatures in Europe recently, and many readers are always on the hunt for the same relief when it comes to European travel

This lightweight halter dress has been an awesome find for a few reasons! 

First, it can be worn casually with sneakers for all day sightseeing, dressed up with wedges or heels for a nice dinner, or paired with casual slide sandals for just about everything. I imagine it would probably look just as good with combat boots and a denim jacket at home, too!

 

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Gevomir Halter Dress paired with Taos Plim Soul Lux Leather Sneakers

 

Second, it works in a range of settings. From Athens to Santorini to Rome and Croatia, this has been absolutely perfect in every European destination so far. Plus, it will look equally nice when I’m not traveling as well.

Third, even though the Gevomir dress is a synthetic fabric, it’s airy so it’s comfortable enough in the heat. And because of the fabric, it’s wrinkle-resistant so whether I’m stepping out for a quick coffee or going out to dinner, it’s super easy to throw on and go while still feeling polished and fresh in the weather, too. Also, I’ve been able to rewear it repeatedly without washing – so it’s the perfect travel fashion balance where form, function, and fashion combine without the need to wear a “travel” or “hiking” outdoors brand. That balance is the core of what Travel Fashion Girl is all about!

Finally, it looks great in my travel pics, especially the deep red against a blue sea or among the ancient ruins! While there are many cute summer dresses for women, this one made my European trip more relaxed and comfortable!

 

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Feeling utterly relaxed in my Gevomir Halter Dress in Santorini, Greece

 

It’s a great option to feel pulled together while you travel and can be worn with a strapless bra to finish off a more polished look. It’s a perfect and easy outfit for resort and beach vacations, too! Available in sizes S-XL

 

For a bit more coverage, take a look at these summer maxi dresses!

 

 

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Karen Kane Long Sleeve Chambray Dress

 

Long Sleeve Chambray Dress

 

This flowy, wrap-style dress by Karen Kane has such a timeless look, so you never have to worry about it going out of style! 

It has beautiful, drapey sleeves and a drawstring waist that makes it super feminine. Stylish, yet relaxed, this summer dress for women has a silhouette that you can move around in easily. It’s versatile, too, and would be pretty with boots and a blazer during colder months! Available in sizes XS-XL

 

We have rounded up our favorite travel dresses that will help you pack light and stylishly!

 

 

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Madewell Sophia Smocked Midi Dress

 

Cover Up Smocked Midi Dress

 

Madewell’s cute summer dress for women features ruched details and flows beautifully. It’s made of 100% cotton, so it feels just as dreamy as it looks! 

This beauty is perfect for travel to hot destinations, as both a dress about town or a beach coverup. It’ll keep you looking elegant and feeling cool at the same time! It comes in sizes 1X-4X and is also available in standard sizes.  

 

Just pair it with slide sandals or cute and comfortable ballet flats to complete your look!

 

 

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Acelitt Womens Casual Sleeveless Button Down Swing Dresses

 

Versatile Sleeveless Tank Dress

 

Made of a super soft and stretchy material, this cute summer dress is perfect for long days of sightseeing in warm-weather destinations. It has a simple, cute look and is very versatile, making it a perfect go-to that you can easily mix and match with your travel shoes and accessories.

It can be worn day or night, or even double as a swim coverup! The high elastic waistband is flattering and elongating, too! Sizes range from S-XXL

 

Here are comfortable walking sandals that are stylish, too!

 

 

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Karen Kane Artisan Jersey Midi Dress

 

Sleeveless Jersey Swing Dress

 

Midi dresses are one of the cute summer trends readers can’t get enough of! This Karen Kane Artisan dress is a super travel-friendly piece. It’s lightweight, breathable, and flattering, with a cinched waist and a flowy skirt. Plus, it features pockets for storing small essentials. 

It’s a perfect summer dress for women that’s versatile enough to be worn with sneakers for a chic European stroll or dressed up for a night out with wedges! Choose from black, navy, or olive to match your travel capsule wardrobe! Available in sizes XS-XL

 

Karen Kane is highly recommended by readers, check out more of their gorgeous summer dresses here!

 

 

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Tommy Bahama Embroidered Cotton Tier Cover-Up Dress

 

Tunic Style Summer Dress

 

This Tommy Bahama tunic dress is perfect for a seaside getaway! Made from soft cotton, it’s airy, lightweight, and perfect for hot weather. It’s an easy piece for daytime wear, or can even be worn as a beach coverup! 

The flowy tiers and pretty embroidery elevate the look, so you can go from the beach to a nice dinner in this stylish item! Pair with dangle earrings and strappy sandals for the perfect summery outfit. It comes in sizes XS-L, and is also available in black! 

 

Tommy Bahama is a trusted TFG reader brand for linen and hot weather pieces. See their selection on Nordstrom

 

 

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Jescakoo Summer Casual Wrap V Neck Dress

 

Editor’s Pick for Cute Tie Waist Dresses

 

If you’re looking for cute summer dresses for Europe, this adorable wrap dress made the Editor’s top pick! The wrap style is so cute and SO flattering, and the ruffle details add a pretty, feminine touch! 

The fabric is lightweight and flowy, so it’s really comfy, even as the temps climb. Wearers love that the waist is adjustable and the bust coverage is flexible, too! 

 

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Jescakoo Navy Blue Wrap Dress is for sure a new TFG staple!!!!!

 

It’ll look great with elevated slip on sneakers for roaming around new cities, and it can be dressy enough to pair with flats or sandals for special occasions. 

This dress is budget-friendly, too, and will hold up super well throughout your travels! It comes in sizes S-XXL.

 

 

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Halogen Cap Sleeve Wrap Shirdress

 

Cute Summer Wrap Dresses

 

Halogen takes cute summer sundresses up a notch with this elegant, cap sleeve shirtdress! It’s versatile, comfortable, and lightweight, which is ideal for a summer vacay. 

With the collar and cap sleeves, you’ll look polished and sophisticated as you wander through a museum or embark on a walking tour! The olive color is so pretty, and is a great neutral for summer! Available in plus sizes 1X-3X  and standard sizes XXS-XXL.  

 

 

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Beachlunchlounge Elisa Smocked Maxi Dress

 

Cute Sleeveless Maxi Dress

 

If you want to look as stylish as can be while traveling this summer, cute dresses like this Beachlunchlounge maxi dress are the way to go! The viscose fabric is breathable and light, and the smocked style is feminine and effortless. 

Just add comfy sandals and bring along a jean jacket, and you’ll be set for a long day of exploring while looking absolutely fab! Sizes range from XS-XL, and it’s also available in white with black dots! 

 

Beachlungelounge is SO sought after for their lightweight summer dresses, among other pieces like airy blouses, see what other cute things they offer here

 

 

Cute Summer Dresses Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Gevomir Printed Halter Summer Dress It’s a great option to feel pulled together while you travel and can be worn with a strapless bra to finish off a more polished look. It’s a perfect and easy outfit for resort and beach vacations, too! Check Price
Karen Kane Long Sleeve Chambray Dress This flowy, wrap-style dress by Karen Kane has such a timeless look, so you never have to worry about it going out of style!  Check Price
Madewell Sophia Smocked Midi Dress Madewell’s cute summer dress for women features ruched details and flows beautifully. It’s made of 100% cotton, so it feels just as dreamy as it looks!  Check Price
Acelitt Womens Casual Sleeveless Button Down Swing Dresses It has a simple, cute look and is very versatile, making it a perfect go-to that you can easily mix and match with your travel shoes and accessories. Check Price
Karen Kane Artisan Jersey Midi Dress It’s a perfect summer dress for women that’s versatile enough to be worn with sneakers for a chic European stroll or dressed up for a night out with wedges! Check Price
Tommy Bahama Embroidered Cotton Tier Cover-Up Dress This Tommy Bahama tunic dress is perfect for a seaside getaway! Made from soft cotton, it’s airy, lightweight, and perfect for hot weather. It’s an easy piece for daytime wear, or can even be worn as a beach coverup!  Check Price
Jescakoo Summer Casual Wrap V Neck Dress If you’re looking for cute summer dresses for Europe, this adorable wrap dress made the Editor’s top pick! The wrap style is so cute and SO flattering, and the ruffle details add a pretty, feminine touch!  Check Price
Halogen Cap Sleeve Wrap Shirdress Halogen takes cute summer sundresses up a notch with this elegant, cap sleeve shirtdress! It’s versatile, comfortable, and lightweight, which is ideal for a summer vacay.  Check Price
Beachlunchlounge Elisa Smocked Maxi Dress If you want to look as stylish as can be while traveling this summer, cute dresses like this Beachlunchlounge maxi dress are the way to go! The viscose fabric is breathable and light, and the smocked style is feminine and effortless.  Check Price

 

 

Find out how to turn any one of your dresses into versatile dresses in this video!

 

How to Make Any Dress Versatile For Travel

 

Dresses are multi-purpose making them the perfect staple in your travel wardrobe. Not only are they a one-piece outfit, but if layered and accessorized strategically, they can take you in between seasons and accommodate changes in weather.

 

Read this post or watch this video to find out how to turn any one of your dresses into versatile dresses!

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Summer Dresses

 

Packing dresses is the perfect way to create a fresh outfit every day. If you’re going on a seven-day trip, pack seven dresses. It’s as easy as that! Then, use slim packing cubes to save space in your suitcase and travel carry-on only.

 

Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!

 

We 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 is the secret to traveling carry-on only!

 

Buy Compass Rose Packing Cubes here!

 

 


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