31 Perfectly Tropical Dresses Great For Your Summer Travels


Even if the only place you’re traveling to is from your room to your couch.

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A cutout maxi dress designed with thigh-high slits perfect for your next vacation to somewhere nice and warm.


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Promising review: “Buy this dress!!! It is gorgeous. I have lots of extra skin on my belly from weight loss, but the dress totally hid it! I did have to be careful not to flash my panties when I sat down, but I didn’t feel overly exposed otherwise. If you aren’t used to showing lots of leg, you may want to wear a mini-skirt or shorts. I got so many compliments on this dress, I wish there were more colors!” —Bradlee

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in two colors).


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A vacation-worthy halter dress that won’t break the bank, because, well, the vacation is gonna do that already.


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Promising review: “I bought this dress for Coachella. The skirt is a little see-through but it’s cute, I wore a leopard bathing suit bottom under and it was sexy. The details are cute and it looks just like the Free People dress.” —Brooke Murray

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors).


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A bohemian off-the-shoulder maxi dress to have you feeling like you’re on your way to a tropical vacation even if you’re just running to get a coffee.


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Promising review: “This dress…LOVE! I went to the Bahamas and got so many compliments. The dress made me feel beautiful especially during our photoshoot. I highly recommend this dress!” —Katelyn

Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes L–3X and in 10 prints).


4.

A button-down midi dress so perfect it’ll become your go-to summer dress for any occasion.


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FYI, this dress is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you’re a member!

Promising review: “The perfect travel dress for the summer. I get compliments on it all the time! Runs slightly large.” —Sarahgrace

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 35 prints).


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An absolutely perfect Plant Kween x Tonlé Torey Tunic — it’s designed with a hand-printed plant motif, two side slits, hand-carved coconut buttons up the front, and one patch pocket on the chest.


Tonlé

Tonlé has a mission to create sustainable, inclusive, and honest fashion. As a community of makers and wearers, they’re envisioning a new fashion ecosystem— one where those historically sidelined or exploited by the traditional fashion industry are recognized and centered as leaders and creators.

Get it from Tonlé for $86 (available in sizes XS–3XL and in four prints).

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An open-back, plunging, lightweight mini dress that you can take from the pool to dinner with just a change of the shoe.


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Promising review: “Fits great! Super comfy and lightweight for hot summer days! Currently my fav dress. 😍 It is a little short, especially in the back, just something to be mindful of! Wear shorts under. :)” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 30 colors and prints).


7.

A tropical print bell sleeve shift dress you can throw on when you need a vacation from everyday life.


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Promising review: “LOVE this dress, am ordering it in two other colors for all of the weddings and accompanying parties that go along with them that I have this year! It’s super lightweight while still being a great material that isn’t at all see-through! It fit perfectly in the hip area while still giving me plenty of room in the upper part of the dress and arms.” —Kari Bryant

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 41 colors and prints).


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A ruffled, smocked bodice open back stunner that just might be the dress of your vacationing dreams — emphasis on the dream part.


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Promising review: “This dress is absolutely stunning! Love how flowy it is, the bohemian look, and how sexy the back of the dress is. Received so many compliments. Perfect dress for a vacation. Bought it for my trip to Bali and couldn’t be more pleased.” —Carolina Orozco

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors).



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Promising review: “I love this dress and get compliments every time I wear it. I do add a small belt to the waist when I wear it for a little more definition. It’s a lovely dress and I would buy another in a different color.” —Bridget M. Parmenter

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in nine prints).


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A deep-V ruffle swing dress you can easily throw on over your swimsuit after a day at the beach or for a day running errands.


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Promising review: “I bought this wrap dress to take on vacation in Mexico. I read some reviews that made me think it might be better as a pool cover-up. If it didn’t stay together in the front. I actually wore it several times in the evening for casual dinner. It’s super comfortable, cool in the tropical heat, and I love the drape of the fabric. It is soft and not see-through. I did wear a lacy, color-coordinated bralette with it because the neckline is very low and can gape a bit. A tiny safety pin helps too. It is a true wrap dress. It runs a bit small. It covered my backside and I didn’t fear to sit down or squat. I’ve only hand washed and hung to dry. It might shrink if machine washed, colors may bleed.” —SHARON DALE WELCH

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 20 colors).


11.

A splurge-worthy Agua Bendita maxi dress that’s designed with some of the most beautiful fluttering straps any dress has ever seen.


Agua Bendita

Agua Bendita creates gorgeous and unique swimwear and vacation wear that are all crafted by Colombian artisans who use techniques passed on from generation to generation.

Get it from Agua Bendita for $230 (available in sizes S–L).


12.

A super playful layered mini dress almost too pretty for words. Almost, because people will find the words and they will all be about how cute it is.


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Promising review: “Perfect spring dress or hot summer day around the house. Shipping was very fast. Material is cool and the dress is cut a little bit larger than true-to-size but it’s fine for the style.” —MamaToTwo

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 18 colors and styles).

13.

A tie-front midi dress to give your midsection a little peekaboo time.


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FYI, this dress is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you’re a member!

Promising review: “I get so many compliments on it! The material is light and flowy, and breathable. It feels like a cotton/polyester mix, perfect for a hot day! It also travels well, no wrinkles! The tag says to dry clean, but I’ve been able to wash it on a gentle cycle, no issues. I will be buying more of this dress with other patterns for sure. The tie is attached to the dress on the inside of the center of the bust so you can adjust the knot.” —MeganSM

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 43 colors).


14.

A stunning off-the-shoulder midi dress for when you want to bring a little elegance to the beach.


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Promising review: “I loved this dress and so did everyone else. Got a lot of compliments on it. It has a zipper but I didn’t even need to unzip. It’s very forgiving around the mid-section. The only con is that in the white, it’s a tad bit see-through, but nude undergarments did the trick. Also, the slit sort of opens up a lot when you sit down. Just be careful. Very minor complaints. It’s soft and I just washed and dried it and it looks just fine.” —J MERC

Get it from Amazon for $35.79 (available in sizes S–XXL and in three colors).


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An eye-catching ruffle sleeve dress that’s also super travel-friendly — just roll it up and take it with you to warmer climates.


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Promising review: “Love this dress! I wear it to work a lot and get compliments just about every time. I even wore it last Halloween when I was a dead tourist lol. I recommend wearing a liner underneath it! 💃🏻” —Kimberly

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XL–4XL).


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A show-stopping low-back maxi dress just begging you to take it on vacation. Begging.


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Coco de Chom is a Dallas, Texas-based Etsy shop founded by a mother-daughter duo and is filled with unique and handcrafted pieces.

Get it from Coco de Chom on Etsy for $52.95 (available in sizes SM, ML, and in six colors).


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Promising review: “Love this dress! It is comfortable and well made. Being strapless there’s always a concern that it will slip down but I did not have that issue at all. I received so many compliments! Highly recommend!” —Lisa Marram-Haug

Get it from Amazon for $21.66+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors and prints).


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A flowy deep-V skater dress because you’re just a skater girl, who is saying see you later girl — to your apartment and going on vacation.


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Promising review: “Love, love this dress!!! Bought it in another print as well. I can still wear it as my weight fluctuates. Love it as I have big shoulders and am 36DDD.” —Gina Jernigan

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 10 colors).

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An absolutely adorable fit and flare dress designed with a tie-back so you can get a perfect fit.


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Promising review: “This dress is adorable. Fun and flirty without being too revealing. You can’t wear a bra or silicone lifters because they will show. Pasties are the best option. The tie-back allows you to make the top as tight or loose as you choose. This also helps keep the straps on your shoulders. You cannot see through this material. It’s made of lightweight polyester which prevents that. My daughter says she received so many compliments on this dress that she had to text me. Yay! Who doesn’t love mom points? I would highly recommend this dress.” —tng360

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 42 colors).

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A twirl-worthy A-line dress designed with perfectly placed cutouts to give your mid-section some breathing room.


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Promising review: “Super soft fabric. I love that it’s not clingy, but I did size up. The sleeves cover my upper arms without being tight which is a definite plus since my biceps and triceps are large from working out lifting weights. The pockets are lower than what I consider useful and I have long arms — that is my only complaint. I will purchase in other colors.” —Dr Q

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 22 styles and colors).


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An oversized maxi dress that’ll be your new favorite poolside cover-up.


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Promising review: “Beautiful, beautiful — what a gorgeous dress! Simple and elegant! I usually wear a large but after reading all the reviews I decided to go with a medium. That was the right choice. It was flattering, the material was soft, and not see-through. I wore wedges so the length was perfect! Don’t think about it, just get it!!!!” —Maria Pinto-Bedoya

Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 15 colors).


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A gorgeous chiffon gown so you have the perfect tropical print to wear to your next formal event.


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Promising review: “Love everything about this dress! It’s super cute and a great deal for the cost. It’s very elegant. Wore it to my staff function and received so many compliments. My pics will speak for themselves. It fit me perfectly.” —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–5XL and in 30 prints).

23.

A stretchy and super comfy maxi dress designed with the one thing we all need in this big, scary world — pockets.


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Promising review: “This dress was EVERYTHING! The fit was perfect for my expectations. I noticed a lot of the reviews say the dress runs large so I ordered a medium. It seems as if the sizing is on a Torrid type of scale bc there’s NO WAY I’m a medium dress lol. Either way, I’ll be ordering more dresses.” —Evie

Get it from Amazon for $18.47+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 23 prints).


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A strappy ruffled hem wrap dress that, as multiple reviewers have highlighted, is both cute and comfortable.


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Promising review: “This dress is both cute AND comfortable — a rare find! I originally purchased Floral07 (which is my personal favorite!) and loved it so much my spouse went back and ordered Floral06 and Floral21 (which is their favorite <3). I’ve read a couple reviews mentioning the color fading, but I believe that can be avoided as long as you don’t throw these dresses in your tumble dryer. I’ve been wearing and washing these dresses for several months now and haven’t experienced any fading — I just hang dry them in my bathroom.” —Gwyn

Get it from Amazon for $16.14+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 37 prints and colors).


25.

A totally classic eyelet midi dress that’s made from 100% cotton, making it perfect for all those super hot days where you need to look put together.


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Promising review: “Everything I wanted and more. I love, love, love this dress. Just get it. Don’t think about it.” —Chloe S

Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in sizes 0–12 and in 14 colors).


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A ruffled sleeve maxi dress you’ll look like a total stunner in with a deep-V, high slit, and wrap design.


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Promising review: “It’s a quality dress for the price. It’s lightweight and the material doesn’t feel heavy when wearing it. I ordered a large based on reviews and I think I should have ordered a medium instead. I’ll still wear it though, it just fits a little loose. It’s a beautiful pattern.” —Kyra

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 25 colors).


27.

An eyecatching and relaxed fit FARM Rio midi dress that’s made of 100% organic cotton, plus the brand donates a tree for every order.


FARM Rio

FARM Rio was brought to life by a group of creatives from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a mission to bring bold colors, prints, and shapes to life for everyday wear.

Get it from FARM Rio for $212 (available in sizes XS–XL).

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A stunning and truly investment-worthy Ni En More Sewa dress designed in a bright pink color made from Cochineal (the shell from female lice that live on cactus), roses, and Palo de Brazil bark. Each dress is individually colored with the botanical dye and then a flower compost is used to help create the imprints.


Ni En More

Ni En More creates sustainable pieces to empower women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. They use education, craft, and fashion as their instruments to create a political resistance and spread a message that dignifies the struggle against violence towards women, without re-victimizing.

Get it from Ni En More for $300 (available in sizes S–L).

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A flowing floral print maxi dress to bring just enough of your bohemian sensibilities to your tropical destination.


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Promising review: “This dress is even BETTER than I expected it to be! I first saw this dress in Old Navy. I asked the woman wearing it where she got it and she told me Amazon AND let me check her tag so I could order it myself. I loved this dress so much the day I wore it but I waited until I washed it to write a review. It washed up great! I let it line dry instead of tossing it in the dryer but that is typical of what I do for my dresses. This dress is so comfortable, the material is buttery soft — I did wear a slip under it but I don’t think that would be necessary, it breathed well (I wore it to an outdoor wedding in July heat and humidity), and I really can not say enough good things about this dress. It fit true-to-size and I am looking to buy another pattern to wear to yet another upcoming outdoor wedding.” —Denise Dykstra

Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors).


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Promising review: “The dress fits SO well and hugs every curve! Packs well and does not wrinkle. No bra needed since you tie the front of the bust to your liking. The fabric is not high quality but at the same time, it is the perfect stretch to suck in the curves. With wedges, it is the perfect length. I highly recommend this dress!” —Natalie Curtis

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 16 colors).


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And a tie-front shirt dress that’ll be a staple in your wardrobe even when the vacation ends.


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Promising review: “This dress got lots of compliments. I chose to size up to a medium only because there’s no stretch in the fabric and I have broad shoulders/bigger bust (34D). Nice light fabric. Didn’t get overly wrinkled while sitting in the heat during a graduation ceremony.” —browneyes

Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 13 prints and colors).


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