Every woman knows that skirts and dresses are an invaluable piece of her travel wardrobe. Offering versatility and style, skirts and dresses are the heroes of travel clothes. Dresses can quickly be thrown on for instant style as you head out the door (no matching required) while skirts can easily be mixed and matched with a variety of tops for different looks. What they have in common is that they both offer that elusive blend of comfort, practicality, and style. Whether you’re off on a weekend escape down the coast or an overseas adventure, be sure to pack these best travel skirts and dresses in your suitcase.
Maxi Skirts for Travel
Nothing says “holiday vibes” quite like a maxi skirt. Long, flowy, and fabulous, a maxi skirt can easily be slipped on over a swimsuit for days by the pool or dressed up with wedges and a camisole for dinner. For an on-trend take on the look, opt for a pleated design or a tiered panel style. Flattering and statement-making, these skirts are best worn with an understated top, such as a white tank or tee. For even more impact, choose a bold colour or a beautifully printed design.
Denim Skirts for Travel
We all love our favourite pair of jeans for their cool, relaxed look. But, when you’re on holiday (particularly in warmer climates), jeans just won’t do. A little too hot and restrictive, and not to mention taking up extra room in your suitcase, jeans aren’t always a packing essential. So, if you’re headed somewhere warm, why not reach for a denim skirt instead? Offering the same effortlessly cool look while also being climate-appropriate, a denim skirt is a must for your suitcase. In particular, we love the Kiama Skirt from Foxwood. This fabulous denim skirt is crafted from soft, super-stretchy denim and features a flattering look that can easily be dressed up or down.
Cotton Travel Skirts
Whether you’re after something to wear on the plane, in the car, or once you arrive at your destination, a cotton travel skirt is the way to go. Soft, comfy, and breathable, a cotton skirt ticks all the boxes. Our top pick? The Isla Skirt from Elm. This must-have skirt features a flattering below-knee length that’s perfect for sitting as well as a comfy elastic waist and convenient pockets.
Knee-Length Travel Skirts
Easy to pack and wear, a knee-length skirt makes a great travel companion. Whether you’re the adventurous type that loves a hike on their holiday or someone who prefers relaxing by the pool, a knee-length skirt has you covered. Free enough that you can easily move about and comfy enough to slip on over your bathers, this skirt has you covered. All that’s left to do is choose the one for you! We recommend the Elm Cassie Skirt. Crafted from breathable and comfy cotton, this best-selling skirt is one you won’t regret packing.
Travel Skirts with Pockets
When on holiday, the last thing you want to feel is weighed down. So, a heavy handbag is a no-go. Instead, explore your new surroundings with ease by ditching the bag and simply carrying the essentials. To do so, a skirt with pockets is a must. Perfect for toting your phone, card, and room key with ease, this travel skirt will have you in holiday mode without fail.
Beach Holiday Dresses
If you’re travelling somewhere warm or coastal, a beach dress is a non-negotiable suitcase item. After all, who can be bothered struggling with pants and tops over bathers? An easy, relaxed dress that can be quickly and comfortably be thrown on is the ideal solution. While there are many different types of beach dresses available, we recommend one crafted from soft and breathable cotton for maximum comfort. The Rainbow Beach Dress makes an excellent option. This fabulous dress is easy to wear and features a comfy, relaxed cut with a flattering V-neckline. Short, extended sleeves, handy pockets, and a subtle hi-low hem with side splits complete this travel essential.
Travel Dresses with Pockets
Like a skirt with pockets, a dress with pockets is also a fabulous item to have in your suitcase. Seriously convenient, this style allows you to move through your day without needing to tote a bag with you. Whether you’re off to the pool or down the main strip from some coffee, a dress with pockets will have you feeling free and fabulous. Just make sure you don’t try to stash too much in your pockets or they’ll end up looking bulky. Instead, embrace the less is more approach and only carry your absolute necessities.
Printed Travel Dresses
Looking to embrace those holiday vibes? You can’t go past a printed dress. Pretty and fun, a printed dress instantly offers an off-duty aesthetic. Leave work and workwear behind and throw on a flowy dress clad in a print for a stylish escape. All you need to do is pick the print for you! We recommend something bright and colourful.
Travel Shirt Dresses
Versatility is key when packing for a holiday and pieces that can be dressed up or down are a must. Not only will they save you room in your suitcase, but they’ll also allow you to transition from day to night with ease. Enter the shirt dress. A lesson in laidback chic, the shirt dress is an often overlooked travel essential for women. To nail the look, choose a version that’s relaxed and easy to throw on in a pinch. Wear it with sandals and a hat during the day or wedges and jewellery for the night.
While not technically a dress, a jumpsuit can make a great option for those travelling. Like a dress, it offers an easy all-in-one approach that requires little styling and will save space in your suitcase. The key to choosing the perfect travel jumpsuit is to pick one that’s both comfortable and stylish. Doing so will help ensure you can dress it up or down depending on your needs.
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