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I always struggle to pack for vacations. I want to make sure I bring clothes that go together so I can mix and match outfits, but I also want to pack appropriate items for the weather. I also never know what kind of mood I’m going to be in when I get there, so I pack a few extras. So, yeah, you can probably tell I’m an over-packer. However, one thing that has helped me pack for warm weather is filling my suitcase with vacation dresses.
Vacation dresses are essentially sundresses but lightweight, so you can pack a few in your bag without overstuffing it. They also may be a bright color or a fun print, something that you might not usually wear. Hey, you’re going on vacay — live it up! Vacation dresses are easy because you only have to worry about one piece, you can wear them casually or dress them up, and you can layer them under jackets for chillier nights.
You probably already have a few vacation dresses in your closet from trips past, but having something new to wear always feels good. Take a look below at seven pretty vacation dresses, all from Nordstrom and all under $50. Nordstrom has so many dress options that you’re bound to find something you’ll want to wear to the beach and beyond.
1. ASOS Design Cotton Babydoll Mini Sundress, $35
Nordstrom now carries the famous British retailer ASOS, and there are so many cute dress options, like this lilac babydoll dress.
2. ASOS Design Floral Tiered Long Sleeve Cotton Minidress, $37
This lightweight, long-sleeve mini dress is great for chillier nights if you don’t want to wear a jacket. Pair it with espadrilles, platform sandals or even flip-flops.
3. Roxy Mini Slipdress, $48
This dress has a ’70s-inspired surf print that can add color to your wardrobe. Wear it on its own or over your swimsuit.
4. Roxy Moonlit Tide Keyhole Minidress, $39.20 (Orig. $56)
This dress has a cute tie-front detail, smocked back and ruffle hem. You can get it in Papaya Peach on sale or go a little over budget and get it in black for $56.
5. ASOS Design Stripe Square Neck Minidress, $35
There’s a lot to love about this cotton mini dress. It has a flattering high square neckline, a low back and an interesting texture to make the light blue stripes really pop.
6. Miss Selfridge Smocked Bodice Off the Shoulder Cotton Sundress, $32.97
This off-the-shoulder pink dress is perfect for dinner by the beach or lunch in the sun if you want to switch up your tan lines.
7. ASOS Design V-Neck Maxi Slipdress, $40
You’ll be glad you packed this linen maxi dress. It’s lightweight, breathable and, yes, while linen wrinkles easily, it’s kind of all part of the look. If you hang the dress over the door of a steamy shower in your hotel room, you can quickly remove the wrinkles anyways.
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