Dresses can definetly be a workhorse in a travelers wardrobe. Especially if you choose a versatile and flattering one. They can be worn on their own layered over tights or leggings, or in the case of mini dresses layered over pants for a completely different look. Look for quick drying, travel friendly material blends.
The fabric of this dress makes it perfect for travel-all synthetic materials. The shape is flattering as well with an empire waist. $49.50 at the Gap.com
This Isaac Mizrahi matte jersey dress made of 100% polyester ensures that it will take little room in your suitcase. The flattering cut will make you glad you packed it. $29.99 Target.com
The looser cut of this dress skims over any problem areas and makes for a comfortable dress. This would also look great belted. $128 Banana Republic
These dresses were made for layering over turtlenecks or tees, or throw a cardigan over them. $95 Rails International at Shop Intuition.com
Simple details make this dress a standout, 3/4 sleeves and a keyhole neckline, all in a travel worthy knit. $29.99 Target.com
A classic and versatile black dress that will get you through just about any occasion with ease. $49 Jcrew.com