5 Reasons a Casual Maxi Dress Should Always Be Part of Your Vacation Luggage

Packing light for your mini-vacation and wondering what to carry?

The answer is – a casual maxi dress. It’s perfect for capsule wardrobes, and versatile enough to be worn in almost every vacation activity (except, of course, sports or hiking), and by any body type.

Casual Maxi Dresses for the Win


In case you don’t know what a maxi dress is, it’s simply a term used for full or ankle-length dresses.

This is not to be confused with a gown, which is classier, fancier version of the maxi dress, worn to a ball, or a wedding. The maxi dress is more casual-chic and can be worn plain or teamed with other items of clothing and accessories.

Below are some of the reasons we think the casual maxi dress is a superpower to have in your luggage:

1. Comfort at Its Best

Maxi dresses are a great alternative to shorts and skirts since they’re equally light and airy for hotter days.

2. They Look Great on Everyone

Maxi dresses are a great option for women who would like to bare their skin but are conscious of their weight or body type. Conscious of your legs? The maxi dress covers them up, and you can choose to accentuate your collarbones with an off shoulder. Want to show off your legs? You can wear a maxi dress with thigh-high slits.

3. Most Versatile Piece of Clothing

The casual maxi dress is the most versatile thing you can carry. It can be worn plain or paired with endless combinations of scarves, boots, jackets, necklaces, and accessories, so you can wear the same thing to the beach, and even in a fancy restaurant!

4. Less Laundry

Maintaining hygiene and washing your clothes can be a nightmare while you’re on vacation. Maxi dresses mean less laundry since it’s a single piece of clothing, as opposed to a combination of shirt, pants, or a skirt.

5. Camouflage Genius

Want to hide some of your perceived ‘flaws’? The maxi dress works perfectly to camouflage them! Shorter women can wear maxis with vertical stripes to appear taller and plus-sized women can wear medium to large prints and dark, solid colors to appear slimmer.

Our Top Casual Maxi Dress Picks

Here, we show you our handpicked favorite maxi dresses, and how to style them:

Striped Popover Maxi Dress

Striped Maxi Dress

Just look at this easy, breezy maxi. You can almost smell summer!

Pair it with a wide-brimmed hat and flip flops for a casual stroll around the town or village you’re sight-seeing and you can head to the beach straight after. Not a fan of pastel hues? The same dress also comes in white with black stripes.

Floral Print Maxi Dress

Floral Print Maxi Dress

This maxi dress has a gorgeous print, with a side slit that’s not too high, so you can stay stylish yet comfortable. It’s off shoulder, so you can flaunt those tanned shoulders, and is cinched at the waist to show off those curves. You can dress it up with chunky jewelry and heeled sandals for a barbecue party or dress it down with simple beach waves and sunglasses for sunset watching at the pier.

Maximize Your Luggage Space with Maxis

Yes, every pun intended. And don’t forget, no outfit is complete without the most important accessory you have: your smile. Enjoy your trip!


Check out CraveLyfe’s gorgeous collection of travel-friendly casual maxi dresses.

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