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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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Walant Off Shoulder Long Maxi Dresses

 

Cute Summer Cotton Dress

 

One of the most cute summer trends is the exposed shoulder. This Walant off-shoulder maxi dress is a lightweight cotton blend which works well for hot climates. It’s flattering and feminine style deserves to be in the spotlight. Who doesn’t love to show a little shoulder?

With so many cute summer dresses for women like this one, it should be simple to find a piece that works for you—select one from an array of pretty colors and prints.

This dress is 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.

 

Where to wear: Nice | Puerto Vallarta | Hamptons

Shop more: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

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

 

 

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Kathemoi Leopard Print Tunic Midi Dresses

 

V-Neck Long Sleeve Midi Dress

 

While leopard print is one of the cute trends currently “in,” it is also a classic print, so you never truly have to worry about it going out of style.

However, if you’re not big on leopard print, this dress also comes in other colors.

Stylish, yet relaxed, this summer dress for women is bra friendly and versatile, with an easy and moveable silhouette.



Where to wear: Los Angeles | Tokyo | London

Shop more leopard print dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

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

 

 

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Milumia Plus Size Summer  Maxi Dress

 

Empire Waist Midi Party Dress

 

This dress rocks the ruffles and wrap style designs that are on trend right now, and offers sizes up to 4XL.

Bra friendly and available in many prints and colors, this is a cute summer dress for women that are looking for a range of options with a budget-friendly price tag.

 

Where to wear: Florence | Napa | Cancun

Shop more cold shoulder dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

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

 

 

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Racerback tank dress

 

Versatile Sleeveless Tank Dress

 

Made out of breathable cotton, this cute summer dress is great for warm weather travel.

Bra friendly and versatile, it can be worn day or night, and even double as a swim cover.

One of our readers is a fan of this dress, saying, “I always pack this when I travel in the summer. I’ll take a button down and wear it open if I need to cover my shoulders then tie around my waist when not needed.”

 

Wear to where: South Beach | Phuket | Cabo

Shop more tank dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

Here are comfortable walking sandals that are stylish, too!

 

 

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Sleeveless Jersey Swing Dress

 

Sleeveless Jersey Swing Dress



Polka dots are one of the cute summer trends that are hot right now. This jersey swing dress allows you to embrace the cute trend while rocking a travel-friendly piece.

Affordable and lightweight, this is an excellent summer dress for women, coming in a large variety of colors and prints AND is available in petite, regular, and plus sizes.

 

Wear to where: South Beach | Phuket | Cabo

Shop more polka dot dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

Pair it with stylish dress sandals!

 

 

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LA BLANCA Cover-Up Tunic

 

Tunic Style Summer Dress

 

This embroidered eyelet makes a perfect addition to a classic-shaped, solid color dress. Made from viscose, it’s lightweight, breathable and suited for warm weather.

Utilize eyelet dresses as a swimsuit cover, a dress, or as a tunic. For someone who sticks to neutrals, it’s a great way to add texture and interest in a subtle way.

Bra-friendly and available in different colors, you can take an eyelet dress from the beach to lunch in this stylish piece. Pair with dangle earrings and strappy sandals for the perfect summer outfit.

 

Where to wear: Mexico City | Costa Rica | Madrid

Shop more eyelet dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

Here are some of the best sandals for travel in summer!



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Anastasia Shirt Dress

 

Cute Tie Waist Dresses

 

This is a great choice if you’re currently looking for cute summer dresses. It comes in many prints to choose from and is 97% cotton, making it cool to wear and great for travel.

Boden is a great travel brand and a favorite of our readers. One reader shares her insights, saying: “I bought 2 dresses from Boden for my trip to Italy. So many great choices from Boden and I have had my oldest item from them for at least 8 years. They are such a great fit.”


Where to wear: Cinque Terre | Nice | Cape Cod

Shop more tie waist shirt dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

Pack less clothing and more jewelry for beautiful travel outfits!

 

 

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Wrap Front Fit and Flare Dress Knee Length

 

Chic Summer Wrap Dresses



The wrap style look has been popular for cute summer sundresses as of lately. If worn unwrapped, this dress can also double as a swim cover. The fabric is a winning combination, crafted from a cotton and rayon-modal blend, both of which are breathable in hot temperatures.

Bra friendly and available in petite, tall and regular sizes, this wrap dress has a versatile silhouette that can easily go from day to night. Definitely a top contender for cute dresses for the summer!


Where to wear: Portland | Amsterdam | Ko Samui

Shop more wrap dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

Take a look at 5 sundress outfits that transform an everyday summer dress!

 

 

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Loft Blue Wrap Maxi Dress

 

Cute Wrap Maxi Dress

 

If you want to look elegant while traveling over the summer, cute dresses and packability sometimes don’t go hand-in-hand.

However, this wrap maxi dress is surprisingly versatile, bra friendly, and an excellent way to add elegance to your wardrobe without extra effort spent on styling and accessories.

Loft is a brand our readers really like, and with this dress being bra friendly and available in plus sizes, it’s easy to see why!

 

Where to wear: Maui | Hamptons | Maldives

Shop more ruffle dresses: Amazon | Nordstrom

 

Pair them with one of these lace-up sandals!

 

 

Cute Summer Dresses Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Walant Off Shoulder Long Maxi Dresses This Walant off-shoulder maxi dress is a lightweight cotton blend which works well for hot climates. Check Price
Kathemoi Leopard Print Tunic Midi Dresses Stylish, yet relaxed, this summer dress for women is bra friendly and versatile, with an easy and moveable silhouette. Check Price
Milumia Plus Size Summer  Maxi Dress This dress rocks the ruffles and wrap style designs that are on trend right now, and offers sizes up to 4XL. Check Price
Racerback tank dress “I always pack this when I travel in the summer. I’ll take a button down and wear it open if I need to cover my shoulders then tie around my waist when not needed.” Check Price
Sleeveless Jersey Swing Dress This jersey swing dress allows you to embrace the cute trend while rocking a travel-friendly piece. Check Price
LA BLANCA Cover-Up Tunic This embroidered eyelet makes a perfect addition to a classic-shaped, solid color dress. Made from viscose, it’s lightweight, breathable and suited for warm weather. Check Price
Anastasia Shirt Dress “I bought 2 dresses from Boden for my trip to Italy. So many great choices from Boden and I have had my oldest item from them for at least 8 years. They are such a great fit.” Check Price
Wrap Front Fit and Flare Dress Knee Length The wrap style look has been popular for cute summer sundresses as of lately. If worn unwrapped, this dress can also double as a swim cover. Check Price
Loft Blue Wrap Maxi Dress Loft is a brand our readers really like, and with this dress being bra friendly and available in plus sizes, it’s easy to see why! Check Price

 

 

 

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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Travel 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.

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!

 

 


Which of these cute summer dresses for women do you want to travel with? Comment below!


 

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