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21 Best Travel Dresses For Europe: Cute & Comfortable


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I'm traveling to Europe this summer, so I thought I would share the best travel dresses for Europe that will get you the perfect Instagram pic + keep you comfortable while exploring cities and towns! From flowy maxi dresses made from lightweight linens, to chic mini dresses for a romantic dinner in Tuscany there is something you will love.

21 best travel dresses for Europe

1. Anthropologie Taking Sides Maxi Travel Dress For Europe

Comes in 10+ other colors! I also love the open back. You can wear this with a pair of these walking shoes for europe.

One verified buyer said, "I bought this dress for Cabo for my senior spring break and wow it is perfect! It is the perfect fit up top, has nice support, and covers everything. I am a 32B, so not super large, but I was still worried about side boob but it’s perfect. I’m 5’4 and the length is perfect also. Definitely recommend."

white maxi dress for summer
Free People

2. Petites Balia Linen Dress

This linen dress from Reformation has European summer all over it. It's pricey, but made from 100% linen, so you know the material is lightweight and breathable (perfect for those hot summer days). Reformation also has summer dresses for petites!

Wear it with one of these comfortable walking sandals for Europe.

linen dress for european summer

3. Lucy Paris Hazel Smocked Dropped Waist Dress

I love the cinched waist on this - looks very comfortable but also very put together. Wear this for afternoon tea at the Ritz. Comes in a white color too! 

women wearing navy travel maxi dress for europe

4. Farm Rio Green One Shoulder Lea Mini Travel Dress

Obsessed with the floral applique on this dress! It's made from lightweight fabric for the summer time and can be worn for a ton of occasions including dinner on a lowkey cobblestone street in Europe.

green flower applique mini dress cotton
Farm Rio 

5. Princess Polly Lace Mini Dress Blue

The perfect dress to wear to a museum or shopping!! Comes in burgundy and black too. One verified buyer left a review and said, "My favorite dress I have ever bought, so obsessed. It’s beautiful!!"

If you're traveling soon, check out these 9 rimowa dupes that are good quality.

baby blue mini travel dress silk for south of france

6. Ayla Cream Stripe Midi Travel Dress For Vacation

Dissh has amazing options for comfortable travel dresses that are reasonably priced. Def check it out.

7. A.L.C Camila Short-Oversized Sleeve Tiered Mini Dress

Obsessed with this color and love the way they styled it. It can also be dressed up or down - wear it with strappy heels or flats for night time or white sneakers for a day out in the city/town. If it were me, I would take it to the tailor and cinch in the waist a little more for a fitted and polished look.

women wearing yellow puffed sleeve mini travel dress
Neiman Marcus

8. Faithful the Brand Artemi Knit Dress

I love anything brown/espresso color this Summer. Pair this with flats and a clutch for a dinner out in the city.

chic brown knit midi dress for travel

9. Abercrombie Mara Vest Mini Travel Dress For Hot Weather

You'll blend right in as a European local in this vest mini dress from Abercrombie! Comes in different colors and a longer version too.

Don't forget to check out these 21 travel accessories for your trip to Europe that will make your life so much easier.

vest mini dress pinstripe for european travel

10. The Peregrine Mini Casual Travel Dress

Pair this with beige flats and a cute sun hat. Perfect for people watching at a cafe on a sunny day. 

women wearing plaid v neck mini dress

11. Favorite Daughter Linen Dress Black

Love how this has a cinched waist and flowy bottom. It comes in white too.

One verified customer said, "Favorite, truly. Beautifully constructed, high quality material. Comfortable, chic, flattering and a classic. I love wearing this dress."

cinched waist travel dress for europe chic
Favorite Daughter

12. Tagliatelle Denim Midi Dress

Denim dresses are in again, and I LOVE this one from Reformation. This fabric is a light weight denim twill made of 100% Regenerative Cotton. 

denim midi dress for traveling comfortable

13. Cioaluca Gianluca Linen Dress For Europe

Comes in a light blue color too! Picture wearing this seaside in Italy 😌

Don't forget to check out these 48 outfits for italy that are elegant and timeless.

black and white ruched plaid mini dress for coast of italy summer
Ciao Luca

14. La Ligne Strapless Vivian Dress

I have this in a light blue and I love it. The quality is unmatched compared to other brands which is why it's pricey. It's well worth spending money on good quality fabrics especially since you'll be in hot weather. Polyester and synthetic fabrics will heat you up in the summer! Trust me.

strapless maxi dress for traveling black
La Ligne

15. Faithful the Brand Marieka Midi Tuscany Dress Brown

Made from 100% cotton for those hot summer days out in the tuscan sun!


Pair this with black flip flops or platform sandals. P.S: Get free shipping and instant refunds on their website!

Looking for more linen dresses? Check out these lightweight petite linen dresses.

dark women wearing linen mini dress for traveling to europe

17. J. Crew Bungalow maxi popover south of france dress linen

So chic and elegant - comes in other colors too, but I love this light blue for the summer. Pair this with comfortable walking sandals for Europe and your bikini underneath.

comfortable loose light blue linen dress for travel
J. crew

18. Posse Lori Open-Back Polka-Dot Mini Travel Dress For Europe

Polk-a-dots are also in this summer! This one from Moda Operandi is a great option and made from 100% linen.

brown polkadot comfortable dress for traveling to europe
Moda Operandi

19. Abercrombie Flowy Tiered Maxi Dress

Comes in other patterns too! One verified buyer said, "I love this dress! It's super flowy and light weight. I would recommend that you size down if you want a more cinched looked because usually I wear a small, but had to size down to x-small. The back is adjustable but there was still a little too much room for me. Another feature that I love about this dress is that it has pockets! Overall, amazing dress!"

It also comes in a similar short mini dress version too.

floral green maxi dress for summer 2024

20. Sndys Tahlia Lightweight Dress

Such a good price for Revolve! Plus get free U.S shipping and returns!! Also such amazing reviews on this. One buyer said, "The details of this dress make it very original! It fits really well, accentuates my waist and its very comfortable and stylish at the same time. The perfect summer dress (100% cotton). Can be worn with flats, wedges or heels. I loved the detail of the straps in the back and the uneven hem, gives it an interesting movement. Will definitely order in the chocolate color."

white maxi cut out dress for hot weather

21. Bondi Born Bormio Strapless Maxi Dress Elegant

This is expensive, but everyone will be thinking "who is she?" I love how you can wear this travel dress during the daytime and night time depending on what you pair it with. If you're going for a casual daytime look, go for flip flops and a shoulder bag. For a fancy dinner, opt for heeled sandals, chunky jewelry, and a clutch!

strapless black smock dress for travel to italy in the summer

Other Travel Dress Collections to Browse

Take a look at Doen for well-made, timeless pieces. You can feel the love and care put into each item. Their dresses this season capture the vibe of a European summer.

J. Crews summer collection is definitely worth a visit - if you're looking for timeless and qood quality pieces at a reasonable price this is your go-to.

Check out Revolve for when you need something last minute. Their fast shipping is the only reason why I shop here. Also side note: they now have a filter that shows you which items are actually in-stock. 

Explore Peppermayo for affordable yet striking prints and designs.

Summersalt really emphasizes on making sure their clothing fits right. According to their about us page, they have "1.5 million measurements from 10,000 real women" allowing them to create the most iconic fitted swimwear.

How to Pick the Perfect Travel Dress For Europe

Traveling to Europe is always exciting, but the outfits you choose play a huge part in the experience. Selecting the right travel dresses can truly enhance your trip and the memories you create. Starting with versatile, lightweight dresses that transition perfectly from day to evening wear is crucial. This approach not only saves luggage space but also offers great value. Aim for breathable, wrinkle-resistant materials like linen and cotton for effortless elegance. And if you're a fan of silk, consider packing a portable clothing steamer to keep your looks fresh. Whether you're wandering through the south of France, strolling along the Seine, or soaking up the sun at Il Pelicano (for those in the know), choosing the perfect travel dress that reflects your personal style is essential.

Travel Dresses For Italy and South of France

When traveling to Italy or the south France, there are a lot of dress options you can go with. It all really depends on where you're going and the activities you'll be doing. For days where you'll be exploring vineyards or coastal towns, go for a flowy maxi dress. If you're planning more urban adventures, such as museum tours or exploring a city, opt for a comfortable midi dress with comfortable walking shoes. For a more fancier outing, like a dinner at a nice restaurant, opt for a more elegant dress

Wherever you'll be going, just remember that the key is to choose dresses that not only match the setting, but also make you feel confident and comfortable as you create unforgettable memories.


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