It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No not Christmas! That’s been and gone.
I mean holiday time before the winter is upon us again and don’t you deserve it? It’s your chance to get away, unwind, drink cocktails by the pool and see the sights.
Holidaying is great, but it doesn’t mean your fashion style should take a break in favour of comfort pants while cruising your new found land.
Trust me, stylish holiday dresses are a thing (just not the cheap-knockoffs from overseas night markets). If you haven’t discovered them yet, I’ve done the hard work for you.
Here are my top 7 holiday dresses (in no particular order):
One-shoulder dress by Country Road $229
Fancy a bit of sun on holiday? If so, this one-shoulder dress is what you need. This goes beyond lazy-beach days wear – it’s classic and sophisticated and features an Italian cotton-cupro blend, which will keep you cool no matter the heat.
V-neck camisole tank dress by bassike $150
Bassike have you sorted with their 100% organic cotton V-neck camisole tank dress. It’s minimalist in style and design and is available in dark blue, black and imperial army. It’s the perfect dress to wear while casually wondering new locations.
Silk bandana paisley dress by Verde $650
Ever wanted your Eat, Pray, Love moment or an exotic experience? This dress is reminiscent of a Balinese Sarong or Middle Eastern design crafted into a truly elegant and striking paisley dress that’s 100% silk and worn best as a regular fit.
Cotton-linen bodice detailed sundress by Orton $399
It wouldn’t be a summer holiday without a linen dress, and Orton have you covered (literally). This sundress is woven from trans-seasonal textured fabric and features a full shirt with fitted, adjustable straps, honey-coloured buttons and an elasticated back.
Seersucker shirred maxi dress in stripe with tie straps by ASOS Designs $64
Holidays are for fun and excitement and that needs to be referenced in what you wear. This green and white striped waffle-textured seersucker will ensure you stand out on the beach, in a restaurant or bar or as you casually stroll the local landmarks.
Columns tulip dress by Gorman $159.20
Nothing is worse on a summer holiday than clothing that’s tight and clammy. You won’t feel that in this oversized organic cotton dress – it has a boat-neck and is sleeveless for added comfort in warm climates. In typical Gorman style, this dress features an inspired (and exclusive) print.
Phoebe shirred maxi dress by Forever New $159.99
We all want to attend events and cocktail-dos while on holiday – it’s all about the Insta-life anyway – and this porcelain maxi dress should be your go-to party dress. It’s light and floaty style will see you dancing (and drinking) the nights away with ease in comfort.
Choosing the right dress for a holiday can be a tough decision. Do you go for comfort over style or classic over coziness?
The truth is, with a little pre-preparation you can have both. The 7 dresses above offer suitable options no matter the location, activity or holiday you desire.
So, embrace the holiday dress and jet set off, knowing you have style in your luggage.