The perfect travel dress ticks all of the boxes above and is the ideal mix of form, function, and freedom (because as obvious of a choice as leggings might be, the discomfort of altitude swelling is no joke). Going somewhere warm? Pick a breezy, flowy, maxi sundress that can double as your beach day attire. On your way to the slopes? Opt for a sweater dress that you can pair with tights for an apres ski dinner. Dreading a long flight with six connections along the way? Choose a silk slip dress that is so soft it could double as a nightgown.
When it comes to travel dresses, there truly is something for everyone. They’re also supremely versatile, so you can wear them with sneakers when you’re on the go, and then swap for a pair of heels to hit the town. Sold yet? Scroll down to shop 12 travel dresses that are soft, stress-free, and stylish.
The best travel dresses
Lunya Washable Silk Slip Dress — $198.00
Calling all layering lovers! This silk slip dress is the perfect combination of saucy and comfy, ideal to wear under a sweater (or two), thin and easy to pack, and as a bonus, it’s machine washable.
Kada The Foundation Cami Midi Dress — $198.00
If you’re looking for an option that is soft enough to wear on a long flight but still on-trend enough to wear out to dinner after, this dress is made for you. The subtle sparkles elevate the look, while the thin, breathable, cozy fabric hugs your body without being too tight. This dress is perfect to pair with a blanket scarf and snooze your flight away.
DL1961 Fire Island Dress — $179.00
Now that the winter chill has officially arrived, all anyone can think about is escaping the cold. This white, midi, shirtdress is perfect to wear if you’re headed somewhere warm because you can pair it with tights for the flight and then take them off and wear it as a beach cover up when you arrive.
Nocturne Hooded Midi Dress — $152.00
This long sleeved, A-line dress is sustainably made and has a hood that makes plane sleeping a breeze and acts as your own wearable Do Not Disturb button.
Sanctuary Be Smooth Sweater Dress — $99.00
Mock neck, ribbed, and cotton. This dress ticks all of the boxes when it comes to cozy dressing. The look is majorly flattering while still being a basic, neutral closet staple that is easy to dress up or down.
State Cashmere The Long Sleeve V-Neck Cashmere Dress — $125.00
With 5 neutral shades to choose from, this effortless but elegant dress is perfect for anyone and everyone going anywhere. It makes getting dressed a breeze, and the V-neckline shows a little skin while the cashmere knit makes you feel like you’re living in a cloud rather than flying in one.
Petal + Pup Olea Dress — $50.00
Not a maxi dress person? This above the knee number is breathable and soft, making it perfect for travel, while being flirty enough to wear on a night out.
Smash + Tess Waffle Dream Night Shirt — $68.00
If you’re one of the lucky few that’s been gifted with the skill of sleeping on an airplane, this dress has your name written all over it. Though specifically designed as a night shirt, the versatile cut and color makes it totally airport approved and appropriate.
Aerie Ribbed Polo Midi Dress — $65.00
This polo necked maxi is perfect to add a little pep to your step as you saunter through the airport shops. The pink color will stand out against a sea of blacks and greys, and the side slits are made for optimal in seat mobility.
Everlane The Long Weekend Tank Dress — $45.00
So you want to wear and oversized tank and nothing else? This long T-shirt dress is sleeveless (say buh-bye to sweat stains), cotton for ultimate breathability, and durable so you can wear it flight after flight after car after train.
Quince Washable Stretch Silk Tee Dress — $139.00
Pair this dress with a set of white sneakers for the ultimate “Woman on the Go” look. The T-shirt style is cool and casual, while the washable silk material elevates the outfit, making it versatile and oh so convenient.
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