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The 9 Best Travel Dresses for Europe

There’s a certain air in Europe that makes you want to dress up and look your best, which can be hard to do when jet lag hits and you only have a small selection of your wardrobe with you.

The Best Travel Dresses for Europe

Here are nine stylish travel dresses to pack for a European vacation.

Maggy London Novelty Crepe Faux Wrap Dress

This faux wrap dress can go from day to night in a pinch. It’s trans-seasonal, with a modest length, and it can be dressed up or down.

J.O.A. Buttoned Down Dress with Belt

Stand out in your vacation photos with this bright and trendy mid-length dress. This reasonably priced dress has an on-trend button-down front and comes with a waist-defining belt. The cotton-linen blend fabric will keep you cool during walking tours, too.

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American Rose Sam Waist Tie Striped Midi Dress

This midi dress is one of the best travel dresses for Europe if you’re visiting religious sites or want to dress more modestly. While the dress has neutral colors, it still stands out with the pinstripe print. Plus, the adjustable tie waist will flatter any figure.

Vince Camuto Printed Chiffon Balloon Sleeve V-Neck Fit and Flare Dress

A fit-and-flare silhouette is complementary for most figures and adds a polished look. This long-sleeve option from Vince Camuto comes in a subtle pastel print and can be worn in most seasons.

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kensie Stretch Crepe Dress

You can’t go wrong with a classic little black dress, and this stretch-crepe fabric option is both affordable and stylish. Plus, it’s machine-washable and comfortable enough to wear all day (or night).

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Toad&Co Cue Wrap Sleeveless Dress

For lighter activities or urban walks, this wrap dress from Toad&Co is a smart choice to pack for Europe. It can be dressed up or down, and it goes well with a sweater or shawl if needed. With eight prints and colors available, there’s an option for every style.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus-Size Tie Shoulder Midi Dress

This solid-colored midi dress is suitable for most activities in Europe. Whether it’s a wine tasting or a canal cruise, you’ll be comfortable and stylish in this option. Dress it up or down, and add a shawl or cardigan for cooler temps. (Note: It’s also available in non-plus sizes.)

Joules Riviera Dress

You’ll want to wear this comfortable jersey dress every day of your European vacation. The shift dress style is on the more casual side but still looks refined. The striped pattern gives the dress a resort vibe, perfect for strolling around the streets of Positano or St. Tropez.

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Jones New York Drop Shoulder Shirt Dress

This linen-blend shirt dress evokes both comfort and style and is a versatile option for everything from casual bistro dining to museum touring. Plus, it has every traveler’s favorite feature … pockets! It’s also machine-washable so you can get multiple uses out of this dress.

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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