The Top 10 Summer Travel Dresses

Outside brings you the best adventure-specific dresses for your next late summer trip.

Aug 24, 2011
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Courtesy of Oakley, Lole, Columbia, Eddie Bauer

Here’s something any well-traveled adventure goddess knows: a super dress that works for every summer activity simply doesn’t exist. That quick-dry, après slip-on, that flows over your bathing suit will fail miserably in the rapidly changing weather of the Rockies. With that in mind, I hauled off on a bender searching for the perfect summer travel dresses by activity. I looked at more than 50 get ups, tested 17, and chose ten. A dress for hiking? I know—any guy worth his backcountry salt could care less about what his girlfriend is wearing. He’s probably fantasizing about Carhartts and hiking boots. Point taken. But this list wasn’t built for him.