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Spring is finally just around the corner. Whether you’re heading to a warm locale for spring break or just gearing up for hotter temps, you’ll be shedding your over-the-knee boots and sweaters, soon. After snow, ice and cold for months, nothing feels better — or is easier — than donning a simple spring dress. Dresses mean there is no need to coordinate colors and silhouettes with multiple separates. Just throw on a dress, and you’re good to go! This makes dresses our favorite thing to pack for Spring Break  — especially ones that can double as coverups. Easy to pack and easy to wear, these dresses also touch on three spring trends that are timeless: stripes, LBD and florals.

From short dresses to long ones, we had many ages in mind when picking these frocks!

Dresses in Stripes

Some spring trends are hard to get on board with (have you seen that fanny packs are back in style?). One trend we plan to fully embrace is the vertical stripe! Classic, elongating and versatile, this is a trend we are happy has made a comeback.

Sea stripes

We love the rope belt detail on this dress, as it gives shape to an otherwise flowy silhouette. Perfectly suited for a beach vacation, this dress is comfortable and forgiving after you’ve indulged in one too many vacation treats. Pair it with white sandals (we are coveting the ones pictured) for a casual daytime or nighttime look.

Find this dress at Shopbop for $189.


A great shirtdress never goes out of style. Corey Lynn Calter’s designs are always some of our favorites, too! Toss this dress into your suitcase for an easy on-the-go outfit. A flattering sleeve and waist tie will have you looking (and feeling) like a million bucks.

Find this shirtdress at Anthropologie for $198.

Linen dress 

Save room in your suitcase by wearing this shirtdress to a casual dinner and as a bathing suit coverup.


Find this linen dress at Nordstrom for only $79.

Dresses in Black

Draped dress 

While black may not be the first color that comes to mind when packing for a beach trip, the LBD has its place in every season. Try pairing a black dress with statement jewelry and bright accessories to make it stand out even more. Seriously, imagine this dress with turquoise earrings (like these beauties), a straw hat with a big black bow (like this packable one), and espadrilles. Yeah, now you’re seeing it at the beach! With the sarong styling on this dress, it could also double as a more elegant coverup.

Find this LBD for $180 at Shopbop.

Collared dress 

As you can see from Anthropologie’s styling, bright accessories are the perfect match for a neutral dress. Bring in pops of color with statement earrings for evening or playful shoes during the day.

Wear over your swimsuit, add a jean jacket for colder restaurants or a movie theater, and heels for a dressier look! From Anthropologie for $148.

Here are some more photos of this dress from Anthropologie for $148.

Waisted dress

A dress that offers arm coverage, an elastic waist and a flattering midi-length — and it’s still this cute? Hello, can all dresses please take note?! Comfortable and nice enough to wear to dinner, we plan to pack this dress for all of our spring and summer getaways.

This one’s a winner for $198 at Anthropologie.

Dresses in Floral

Wrap dress 

We had our younger readers in mind with this dress. It’s feminine, colorful and filled with trends. You’ve heard florals are making an even bigger comeback this year, right?! Wear this botanical trend with neutral accessories to let the dress shine. Capitalize on multiple trends with statement sleeves, ruffles and a floral print with this dress. Grab your bestie and take a photo on the beach as the sun goes down.

Find this floral dress for $92 at Nordstrom.

Easy prints

If you tend to shy away from prints, ease into the trend with this mini floral-print dress with bell sleeves. The subtle pattern gives the dress enough personality, without overwhelming the style.

Find this dress at Shopbop for $204.

Wrap dress 

If you’re over the neutrals and craving color, this Free People wrap dress should fit the bill. Neutral lovers, don’t worry, the dress is sold in black as well.

Find this dress for $148 at Shopbop.

Add in some bathing suits and a sun hat and you’re all set for spring break!

Straw Bags

Now, if you need a bag for your beach vacay, we have five bags in our SB Shop collection priced from $40- $58.

Grab a bag for the beach! Shop here.

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