Five dresses to take with you on holiday
Words: Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | Photography: Sven Kristian | Styling: Mira Leibowitz
Whether you’re road tripping or flying, packing with luggage size limitations in mind is a real thing, yet a complete wardrobe is still imperative, no matter your destination – even if a shopping trip is on the cards. Keeping in mind that “clothes maketh the man”, flawless style naturally maketh the holiday... and double tap-worthy Instagram posts. Leaving that up to a picturesque background would be unbecoming of any fashion girl worth the #styleappreciation.
So, here are five dress styles, you can do the most in, that won't take up too much space in your suitcase... All packed and ready? Let's go!
As pyjama-dressing style shows no sign of slowing down, the slip dress lives to see another day. Initially thought to be a fleeting trend, the proof in its versatile pudding has made it a key wardrobe mainstay. Kind of like the red lipstick of your closet, a slip dress really is what you make of it: a slinky dress you can wear with strappy heels on a night out, a casual basic when paired with sneakers and a tee, chic and ready for a day of gallery-hopping when worn with a velvet high neck bodysuit, brogues and a beret and glam AF with a matching fur coat and statement heels.
One of the easiest items to work into your wardrobe, a short denim playsuit is a must for holiday-dressing. Ideal on the days you need to get ready in a flash (impromptu beach days or last minute grocery run for whatever festivities you might be hosting), it’s the cutest way to get-up-and-go.
Mini Shirt Dress
One of the biggest trends to make a splash on runways this season, shirting has long been the backbone of many wardrobes – even in simple non-decorative styles, worn with trousers or jeans, shirts are a classic go-to for men and women alike. And so naturally, the shirtdress, a fuss-free versatile extension of shirting would be a sensible essential for summer. Chic enough to take you from a smart day-time soiree to a dinner where you have to impress.
Wrap Shirt Dress
And just to turn the style game up a notch, this shirtdress is every well-loved staple in the history of fashion in one. The ultimate juxtaposition of classics and a trend of the now, the cold shoulder and wrap dress styles give it a feminine feel while the shirt material edges on masculinity.
High Slit Tunic
This is the type of piece you can use as a cover-up with swimwear or slip on some trousers and look elegant. An absolute must-have, in a nutshell.