Are you a sun worshipper? Or a culture junkie? Either way, there is nothing better than opening your eyes on a warm morning, throwing on a summer dress and hitting your favorite vacation hotspot. A great vacation dress should feel fresh, pretty and just a little bit frivolous. You should be able to pair it with sneakers for low key strolls around town or pumps for a balmy al fresco dinner. Here at Shop It To Me, we love uncovering the very best in summer fashion. We have brought together the vacation dresses you need in your life, right now, below.

Romantic Florals

Nothing says vacation like floral prints. Think romantic. Think relaxed. And always choose free flowing forms that skim the body, keeping you cool and comfortable. For a sunshine break you can’t go wrong with soft pastel florals set against a white base. This elegant V neck high-low dress from Tahari is the perfect relaxed look for balmy, night-time strolls and al fresco dining. Wear with neutral sandals and subtle jewelry for an easy vacation finish.

Tarahi Floral Dress

Boho Beauty

There is something about boho fashion that releases your inner hippy. Choose a peasant style smock dress, team with gladiator sandals and immediately feel more laid back. Boho style dresses are also great for providing a little more arm coverage if you are looking to stay out of the sun. This Embroidered Sunview dress from Madewell is clean and simple with beautiful detailing. We love the multi-coloured tassel detailing.

Madewell Embroidered Sunview Dress

Shirt Chic

Shirt dresses are so versatile. There is a shirt dress for the office, a shirt dress for dinner and (of course) a shirt dress for vacation. Choose breathable fabrics and playful patterns for a shirt dress that will take you anywhere. This medallion shirt dress from Gap is the perfect look for relaxed sightseeing. Partner with a pair of comfortable slides and your favorite sunglasses for an easy, wearable look.

Gap Medallion Dress

Tie Dye Cool

Tie Dye is one of those prints that only feels truly at home on vacation. Something about it just screams sun and sand. Grab the opportunity to let loose and relax in a psychedelia inspired tie dye dress. This monochrome tie dye maxi halter from TopShop makes the perfect beach cover up. Distinctive back detailing just adds to its appeal.


Playful Cut-Outs

Your after-dark vacation wardrobe should be simple but effective. Cut-out detailing is an easy way to add interest to your evening look. Less is more here, so keep patterns and shapes simple to draw attention to the unique structure of the dress. This Halston Heritage dress in red gets the balance of bold and elegant just right. This look is stunning with a golden holiday glow.


Are you just about to jet off for your summer vacation? Get inspired by the dresses above or shop our wider collection online. You’re sure to find a vacation look to fall in love with.