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A linen sundress is perfect for summer vacation, cruises, beach trips, or even long term multi-climate journeys. It’s an all-in-one no-brainer outfit and you can easily take seven dresses for a one-week vacation and be done with your packing.

As a plus, dresses instantly feel like you’re dressing up and will make your pictures look a little more Insta-worthy without much effort! Stay cool on your next vacay with one of these picks!

 


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Below you’ll find our favorite linen dresses for women headed on a hot weather trip—they’re practical and stylish, too!

 

Womens Best Linen Dresses

 

 

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Zara Linen Blend Mini Halter Dress | Sizes XS-L

 

Overall Best Linen Dress

 

Linen tends to be expensive and a deal is hard to come by, but this Zara halter dress I picked up in Rome has an awesome price tag. It’s pretty, classic, and would look great in just about any hot weather destination. It’s available in sizes XS-XL. 

Zara is my favorite place to buy linen (I stock up every summer) and I wore this dress 90% of the time on my Croatia sailing trip

 

Their linen clothing is cost effective and lasts forever; take a look at Zara’s latest linen clothing!

 

 

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Eileen Fisher Band Collar Sleeveless Organic Linen Shirtdress | Sizes  XXS-XL and 1X-3X Plus

 

 Best Plus Size Linen Dress

 

This dress is absolutely beautiful and is available in plus sizes 1X-3X and regular sizes XXS-XL, accommodating female travelers of all shapes and sizes. The design is chic and sophisticated, with a flattering maxi silhouette!

 

Looking for the best sandals for travel? Here are comfortable walking sandals that are fashionable, too!

 

 

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Madewell Linen & Cotton Princess Seamed Midi Dress | Sizes XXS-XXL

 

White Linen Dress

 

Womens white linen dresses for summer are my absolute favorite thing to wear when it’s hot! Despite the fact that white seems like it stains easily, a wide weave on the fabric will conceal some signs of wear such as dirt. 

I even wore a linen white dress to a super dusty and windy summer music festival in Belgium! The weather was a scorcher so I sat down in the grass or dirt ground just to get a reprieve from the heat. The dress held up surprisingly well and the flowy style looked perfect in a festival setting, too.

Also available in Madewell!

 

Take a look at these packable cute summer dresses for women!

 

 

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Madewell Plus Linen-Blend Sophia Cami Midi Dress with Pockets | Sizes XXS- XXL and Plus Sizes 1X-4X

 

Black Linen Dress

 

Black may seem like a difficult color to wear in the heat, but it’s all about the fabric! With a wide weave, even dark colors can keep you cool while staying chic—just the thing to pack if you’re wondering what to wear to Paris or Italy in the summer. Plus, who doesn’t love a linen dress with pockets! Also available in regular and plus sizes!

 

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

 

 

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Nic and Zoe V-Neck Linen Blend Shift Dress | Sizes XS-XXL

 

Navy Linen Dress

 

Not a fan of wearing black? A navy blue linen is the perfect alternative! This color is timeless and chic for any part of the globe. A tan leather sandal or cute white sneakers as pictured would be some versatile add-ons for this dress!

 

Pair it with stylish dress sandals!

 

 

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Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Shirtdress with Pockets | Sizes XXS-XL

 

Red Linen Dress

 

For jet setters that prefer vibrant to neutral hues, a cheerful red dress is just the answer. Choose light-colored accessories or color block with pink or blue, red is a good color for a Caribbean cruise or for a beach destination.

 

Pack less clothing and more jewelry for beautiful travel outfits!

 

 

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Nic + Zoe Rumba Linen Blend Shirtdress | Sizes XS-XXL

 

White Linen Shirt Dresses

 

We love shirt dresses for travel because they’re polished enough to take you from day to night and are versatile enough to pack a punch in your wardrobe. They can be used as a beach cover up or you can even wear it as a top, either layered over a tank or buttoned up and tucked into your bottoms for a sleek look.

 

These are the best swimsuit coverups of the season!

 

 

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 Lost + Wander Coastal Dream Tiered Linen & Cotton MIdi Dress | Sizes XS-L

 

Linen Midi Dress

 

If a long white linen dress doesn’t suit your style, a midi length has become popular in recent seasons, especially for women that prefer dresses below the knee or hemlines fit for modest but warm countries.

 

Use these accessories and hats for a fun and stylish way to update your outfit!

 

 

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Madewell Linen-Blend Ruffle-Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress | Sizes XXS-XXL

 

Linen Wrap Dress

 

Wrap dresses are a classic option that flatter a wide range of body types. Dress up this style with a pair of comfortable sandals or ballet flats. For a modern and casual look, pair with some feminine slip on sneakers—best worn with narrow or regular shaped shoes.

 

We’ve got a round up of 20 beautiful summer maxi dresses!

 

 

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The Drop Fiona Linen Midi Shirt Dress | Sizes XXS-5X

 

Linen Dresses With Sleeves

 

While a sleeveless linen dress is easy to find, sleeved styles can be challenging to shop for. Fortunately, we were able to find a variety of sleeve lengths to feature in this post. There’s something for everyone and a classic shirt dress is perfect for a jet setter!

 

Find out how to wear a shirt dress on vacation!

 

 

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Beachlunchlounge Alina Stripe Linen & Cotton Shift Dress | Sizes XS-XL

 

Linen Beach Dresses

 

You can use a stripe or white linen dress for beach wear as it can easily double up as a cover up over your bathing suit. Wear it on the sand during the day and throw it on over an underlayer for the evening with a pair of cute and strappy sandals. Finish the look with a stylish sun hat and jewelry!

 

Here are some more beach dresses you can wear on and off the sand!

 

 

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Madewell Linen-Cotton Puff-Sleeve Mini Dress | Sizes 12-16, Petite 00-16, and Plus 14W-28W

 

Petite Linen Dresses

 

Some brands just get that not everyone’s the same height and Madewell is one of them. Not only are their linen dresses super cute, but they’re available in a wide range of sizes and lengths, too. Available in petite, regular and plus sizes!

 

Check out these flip flops that you can add to your wardrobe!

 

 

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J.Crew Linen Daydream Dress | Sizes XXS-3X, Petite XXS-L, and Tall XS-XL

 

Tall Linen Dresses

 

A lovely J.Crew find, this style shown above is available in regular, plus, tall, and petite sizing. Pretty, functional, and super comfortable, too!

 

Make sure to keep everything else neutral so your look is well balanced!

 

 

Linen Summer Dresses Comparison Chart

 

BRANDS REVIEWS RATINGS / PRICE
Zara Linen Blend Mini Halter Dress Linen tends to be expensive and a deal is hard to come by, but this Zara halter dress I picked up in Rome has an awesome price tag. It’s pretty, classic, and would look great in just about any hot weather destination. It’s available in sizes XS-XL.  Check Price
Eileen Fisher Band Collar Sleeveless Organic Linen Shirtdress accommodating female travelers of all shapes and sizes. The design is chic and sophisticated, with a flattering maxi silhouette! Check Price
Madewell Linen & Cotton Princess Seamed Midi Dress I even wore a linen white dress to a super dusty and windy summer music festival in Belgium! The weather was a scorcher so I sat down in the grass or dirt ground just to get a reprieve from the heat. The dress held up surprisingly well and the flowy style looked perfect in a festival setting, too. Check Price
Madewell Plus Linen-Blend Sophia Cami Midi Dress with Pockets Black may seem like a difficult color to wear in the heat, but it’s all about the fabric! With a wide weave, even dark colors can keep you cool while staying chic! Check Price
Nic and Zoe V-Neck Linen Blend Shift Dress Not a fan of wearing black? A navy blue linen is the perfect alternative! This color is timeless and chic for any part of the globe. A tan leather sandal or cute white sneakers as pictured would be some versatile add-ons for this dress! Check Price
Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Shirtdress with Pockets For jetsetters that prefer vibrant to neutral hues, a cheerful red dress is just the answer. Check Price
Nic + Zoe Rumba Linen Blend Shirtdress We love shirt dresses for travel because they’re polished enough to take you from day to night and are versatile enough to pack a punch in your wardrobe. They can be used as a beach cover up or you can even wear it as a top, either layered over a tank or buttoned up and tucked into your bottoms for a sleek look. Check Price
 Lost + Wander Coastal Dream Tiered Linen & Cotton MIdi Dress If a long white linen dress doesn’t suit your style, a midi length has become popular in recent seasons, especially for women that prefer dresses below the knee or hemlines fit for modest but warm countries. Check Price
Madewell Linen-Blend Ruffle-Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress Wrap dresses are a classic option that flatter a wide range of body types. Dress up this style with a pair of comfortable sandals or ballet flats. For a modern and casual look, pair with some feminine slip on sneakers—best worn with narrow or regular shaped shoes. Check Price
The Drop Fiona Linen Midi Shirt Dress While a sleeveless linen dress is easy to find, sleeved styles can be challenging to shop for. Fortunately, we were able to find a variety of sleeve lengths to feature in this post. There’s something for everyone and a classic shirt dress is perfect for a jet setter! Check Price
Beachlunchlounge Alina Stripe Linen & Cotton Shift Dress You can use a stripe or white linen dress for beach wear as it can easily double up as a cover up over your bathing suit. Wear it on the sand during the day and throw it on over an underlayer for the evening with a pair of cute and strappy sandals. Finish the look with a stylish sun hat and jewelry! Check Price
Madewell Linen-Cotton Puff-Sleeve Mini Dress Some brands just get that not everyone's the same height and Madewell is one of them. Not only are their linen dresses super cute, but they’re available in a wide range of sizes and lengths, too. Check Price
J.Crew Linen Daydream Dress A lovely J.Crew find, this style shown above is available in regular, plus, tall, and petite sizing. Pretty, functional, and super comfortable, too! Check Price

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Linen Dresses

 

Bundle wrap the clothes and place them into packing cubes for organization. Watch this video to see this packing method in action!

 

Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!

 

How to Deal with Wrinkles in Linen Fabric

 

By bundle wrapping your clothing then folding together into a packing cube, you can avoid wrinkles in both linen and other fabrics. If you’re spending more than one night in your destination, try to hang up your clothes or the next day’s outfits as soon as you get to your accommodation to help loosen creases. 

Alternatively, a travel steamer is a guaranteed way to always have perfectly polished clothing when on the go!

 

 

Why Linen Is An Awesome Fabric for Travel

 

In addition to paperweight cotton or rayon, linen is the ideal type of fabric when traveling to hot and humid destinations because it’s breathable, lightweight, and keeps you cool in the heat. Look for 100% linen in addition to blends with cotton or rayon for the best travel picks.

 

Read these tips on how to choose the best fabrics for travel!

 

 


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