Fashions for Proms

6 Dresses to pack for Summer Vacation

On this road this summer? Don't forget the dress.They are comfortable, look polished and definitely keep you cooler than shorts or pedal pushers when the temperatures soar. Whether I'm sitting in a car, hiking up the Pacific Crest Trail or waiting in line for a flight, just give me a dress and I'm headed out the door. So here's my list of
Dresses for 6 popular summer vacations


Whether its in the Caribbean, Baltic, Alaska, Asia or Mediterranean (lucky you!), a blackscoop back maxi dressis an excellent evening choice. This lbd features spaghetti straps and long ruffles that swish across the room and on the dance floor. A black dress is the perfect background to show off accessories found during your onshore explorations!

Washington, DC

The capital city is full of wonderful parks and museums, but count on humid warm weather in the summer months. Choose this sleeveless coral dressto keep you cool outdoors and then add layers for air conditioned buildings. I love the energy in this bright coral dress. Please don't let the red trend disappear any time soon!

For some of you, black is indispensable no matter what the season, so here's an alternative city dress. The black and white print cap sleeve dress has a cute flared skirt. The V back features a cross band, so no worries about special lingerie. You'll enjoy the cross breeze on your back as you walk from the National Gallery to the White House.

To be honest, this print dress wouldn't be out of place in any summer vacation. But the earthy ivory, tan, red and blue print blends perfectly while camping. Slip it on over a swim suit, lounge in the afternoon, add a jean jacket fireside. I'd be tempted to wear it every day.

Priced under $50, I suppose you could buy more than one print dress for your vacation...

Nothing says nautical like navy and white stripes. Slip on this scoop back sundress to show off your tan, letting the long ruffle swish as you walk. This summer dress costs under $30, so you can easily stay in budget and score a classic beach dress.

Road Trip

It's a true North American vacation: pack up and head out. Nothing could be easier to wear when you want to head out and explore than this long print blouson dress.
Load up the music, fill up the cooler and toss in your bag. Add this maxi dress and discover the back roads throughout the country.

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