Choosing the right holiday dresses can make your break away hassle-free. Obviously, the type of holiday dresses you choose depends on the type of vacation you are having. However, a few simple guidelines will help you keep to that luggage allowance without stressing.

Holiday dresses – top tips

Crease free is key. The last thing you want to have to do on holiday is any ironing! Test the dresses you try on by sitting down in the dress for a few moments. Our Smashed Lemon collection of holiday dresses from Amsterdam are ideal. They don’t crease, are lightweight and pack so easily. Many of the styles also feature quirky holiday themed prints such as fruit, tropical flowers and my favourite, tropical fish.

Keep your cool – cotton dresses and cotton-lined dresses will be cooler than man-made fabrics. Michaela Louisa are doing some summer dresses which have a high cotton content like style 8663. This beautiful floral dress is ideal for summer holidays and looks great with flip flops or heels.

Linen is also incredibly cool but, as we all know, creases easily. But hey, if you can’t be relaxed and creased on holiday, when can you be?!

If you need to keep your arms covered, shirt style dresses are perfect. They are on-trend and so easy and flattering to wear. Wear them loose or fancy them up with a belt for a night out on the town.

Maxi dresses are also a great holiday companion and our favourite designer Michaela Louisa is doing some fab styles this summer season. They cover your legs to protect you from the sun. As well as looking casual, they can also easily take you to a more formal night such as cocktails and are also ideal for weddings abroad.

Feet and frocks

Think about different footwear. A simple summer dress can easily take you to a poolside party with a change from flip flops to high heels. Adding some sparkly jewellery can also dress up a more casual dress so you can get double the wear out of it. This works especially well if you are cruising. It’s an easier and more cost effective way of getting round some of the more formal dress code nights.