5 Gorgeous Short Dresses to Take With You on Vacation
Summer is here and if you’re planning a vacation, you’ll need to decide what to take with you. Any good vacation wardrobe should include one gorgeous short dress. A versatile design that will see you through any parties, dinners and nights out.
You’ll need to choose at least one evening dress to take with you, even better if it’s adaptable for day-wear too. We’re looking at the top 5 dresses that deserve a spot in your suitcase. These stunning pieces are elegant and adaptable, making them a perfect choice.
Our picks each have body-flattering shapes and have the ability to be styled in so many ways. This gives you the flexibility to change your look with a simple shift of accessories. This means you can pack lighter and still be ready for anything.
This short plunging dress is so on trend. It features a nude inlay and is covered in peacock blue lace all over. The deep neckline gives you the chance to show off a statement necklace. This curve-skimming design is a harmonious balance between sexy and elegant.
Wear it to: A restaurant, a night club – any cocktail event or party you have on your agenda.
Style it up: With a chunky necklace or choker. Add nude heels and a nude clutch to continue the color theme. Some minimalist silver jewels or diamond earrings will add sparkle. Go glam with a smoky eye to complete this look for evening.
Style it down: Give this dress a low key twist by pairing it with tan flat sandals and a brown suede fringe shoulder bag – you can then even wear it as you browse local markets, explore your surroundings and sight-see.
With a triangle-shaped plunging neckline and fitted waist, this flattering green fit and flare dress is the ultimate versatile piece. Having it in your suitcase means you’re ready for anything. The flared skirt makes this light and so flattering.
Wear it to: A beach party, a restaurant or an ocean-side bar.
Style it up: Team with towering white block heels and a colorful clutch to add a vibrant vacation twist. Dress it up with a fuchsia lipstick and beach wave hair. A pair of chandelier earrings is all you need to add a refined finish.
Style it down: Wear with a pair of on-trend blush flat sandals for day-time. Add a shoulder bag and sunglasses to continue the relaxed vibe. You can bring along a denim jacket to wear for colder evenings by the beach.
This sexy black cut-out dress is the LBD that will instantly turn heads. Featuring a high neckline and waist/side cut-outs, this gorgeous black piece flaunts your figure with jaw-dropping results. If you’re looking to hit the dance floor, this is your go-to design.
Wear it to: the night club hot-spot everyone is talking about, or a rooftop bar.
Style it up: Wear with powerful accessories such as sleek black heels and a black clutch. Add a bright red lip and wear your hair in a tidy bun to create a polished, sophisticated mood. A gold bracelet or ring set is all the jewelry you need.
Style it down: Throw on a classic biker jacket to take this dress to a more casual venue such as a local restaurant or bar. Add ballerina pumps or natural makeup to give it a girly low key twist. A colorful bag or some tribal inspired jewels will give it a vacation vibe.
This strapless fit and flare dress will fold up compactly to fit in your suitcase. So versatile, you can even rock this on the beach. The strapless neckline and fit/flare shape is complementing and summery, perfect for your vacation wardrobe.
Wear it to: virtually anywhere – this dress will fit in at any club, bar or restaurant depending on how you style it.
Style it up: Pair this bold red dress with white heels and a white clutch. Add a silver choker to give the outfit an on-trend look. Opt for sun-kissed styling with bronzed cheekbones and a glossy complexion, as well as loose side-parted hair.
Style it down: With metallic gladiator sandals and a straw shopper bag. Add cat-eye sunglasses and a cropped jacket to wear this piece into town or throughout the day. Let the bright red color shine and keep accessories relaxed and neutral.
Packing a two piece for your vacation opens you up to even more options. This embroidered blue design has a fun summer style that is also so flattering with a slim waistline and sheer neckline. The two different pieces can also be styled separately, meaning you can create more outfits from just one look.
Wear it to: a beach wedding, a garden party or to sip cocktails with your besties.
Style it up: Add some heels and a clutch to this two piece and you’re ready for a formal party or celebration – it has such a celebratory tone. Wear your hair in a half-up style and opt for some pearl jewelry. Some dark mascara and a pale pink lip is a simple but elegant beauty look for this outfit.
Style it down: Wear the top half of this two piece with high-waisted denim shorts and sandals to create a beach chic look. This outfit would also fit a music festival or beach bar. Pair the skirt with a white linen cami to create an elegant day-time ensemble you can wear anywhere.
More Summer Style Inspiration
Gear up for a stylish summer with more of our best short dresses for the season. See our top 5 summer cocktail dresses that suit a whole range of different events and are trending styles for the months ahead. You can also opt to add to your wardrobe with a timeless classic, such as one of our favorite Little Black Dresses.