26 Dresses to Wear on Every Type of Honeymoon

Perfect looks for safaris, coastal resorts, and beyond

Updated 06/07/18

Courtesy of Sézane

Your honeymoon is one of the most special trips of your life. After you’ve said "I do," it’s an exciting way to kick off life as newlyweds, and likely one of the biggest vacations you’ll ever plan. Many couples choose to travel to a bucket-list destination (or several) for their honeymoon, jetting to far-flung locations like the Taj Mahal in India, on a safari in Africa, or to Mount Fuji in Japan. If you’re a seaside-loving couple, the Amalfi coast, Hawaii, and the Maldives are just a few extraordinary locations to celebrate your nuptials. Wherever you’re going for your honeymoon, you’ll want to fill your suitcase with a few perfect dresses for the trip—looks that can take you from sightseeing to lunch al fresco to elegant dinners with ease. A fun way to strategize your outfits (and avoid overpacking) is to select dresses that are on theme with your destination of choice. If you’re headed to the tropics, go for exotic motifs and saturated colors. Breathable fabrics in warm earth tones are on point for a desert getaway. Opting for Mexico or South America? Embrace flouncy silhouettes, festive patterns, and vibrant hues.

Ahead, we’ve collected some dresses for nine spectacular honeymoon destinations. Whether you scoop up one dress or several, you’ll appear picture perfect no matter where you’re headed—don't act like you're not planning to share several pics on social media. Get inspired.

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India

Courtesy of Zara

If you’re heading to India, choose lightweight fabrics in demure silhouettes—voluminous maxis, embroidered wrap dresses, and flouncy cotton midis are fashion forward, yet modest.

Zara Striped and Embroidered Tunic

SHOP NOW: Zara, $70

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India

Courtesy of H&M

H&M Long Crepe Dress

SHOP NOW: H&M, $80

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India

Courtesy of Odebjer Ochre

Rodebjer Ochre Mayales Dress

SHOP NOW: Sneakersnstuff, $389

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Tropical

Courtesy of Mango

Whether you’re off to Hawaii or the Caribbean, it’s your chance to go super colorful with lush patterns and splashy hues.

Mango Printed Bow Dress

SHOP NOW: Mango, $40

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Tropical

Courtesy of & Other Stories

& Other Stories Floral Ruffle Wrap Dress

SHOP NOW: & Other Stories, $85

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Tropical

Courtesy of Rixo London

Rixo London Bella Floral Off Shoulder Dress

SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $370

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Africa

Courtesy of Free People

For an African safari, utilitarian details are just right. Or, try an animal motif as a playful alternative.

Free People Hepburn Mini Dress

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $98

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Africa

Courtesy of Genuine People

Genuine People Linen Double-Breasted Midi Dress

SHOP NOW: Genuine People, $210

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Africa

Courtesy of Nanushka

Nanushka Bhumi Jungle Print Dress

SHOP NOW: Need Supply Co., $415

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South America

Courtesy of Réalisation

Another location fit for vivacious attire, ruffled silhouettes, bright colors, and zesty patterns are perfect.

Réalisation the Amelia Postmodern Dress

SHOP NOW: Réalisation, $210

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South America

Courtesy of Ganni

Ganni Wilkie Silk and Cotton Midi Dress

SHOP NOW: My Theresa, Was $675, now $472

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South America

Courtesy of Caroline Constas

Caroline Constas Alos Dress

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $495

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Australia and New Zealand

Courtesy of Whimsy + Row

Channel the laid-back beach vibes down under and opt for pared-back shapes in easy fabrics.

Whimsy + Row Ella Maxi Dress in Tan and Pink Floral

SHOP NOW: Whimsy + Row, $148

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Australia and New Zealand

Courtesy of Aje

Aje Isotoma Dress

SHOP NOW: Aje, $756

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Australia and New Zealand

Courtesy of Albus Lumen

Albus Lumen Sole Dress With Button-up Side Detail

SHOP NOW: Albus Lumen, $490

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Asia

Courtesy of Merlette

This is your chance to try experimental silhouettes, asymmetrical lines, structural shapes, and trendy kimono-style dresses.

Merlette Galante Dress

SHOP NOW: Merlette, was $440, now $308

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Asia

Courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg Eloise Asymmetric Mini Dress

SHOP NOW: Diane Von Furstenberg, $498

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The Southwest

Courtesy of Pixie Market

From Arizona to New Mexico to Utah, the Southwest is about a low-key aesthetic. Choose minimal silhouettes in muted tones. Unique details and patterns will stand out.

Pixie Market Carla Rust Midi Button Dress

SHOP NOW: Pixie Market, $114

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The Southwest

Courtesy of Anita Dongre Grassroot

Anita Dongre Grassroot Ikat Dress

SHOP NOW: Anita Dongre Grassroot, $165

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The Southwest

Courtesy of Dôen

Dôen Ash Dress

SHOP NOW: Dôen, $198

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Europe

Courtesy of Express

Whether you're in Greece, Italy, or France, feminine frocks with effortless appeal are just right for a European getaway. The perfect add-on? A straw bag.

Express Striped Wrap Front Dress

SHOP NOW: Express, $70

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Europe

Courtesy of 1-01 Babaton

1-01 Babaton Marjorie Dress

SHOP NOW: Aritzia, $228

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Europe

Courtesy of Sézane

Sézane éditions Filippa Dress

SHOP NOW: $230

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Mexico

From Mexico City to the Riviera Maya, Mexico is the place to wear cheerful dresses with flouncy details.

Who What Wear Plus Size Pick Up Sleeve Bardot Dress

SHOP NOW: Target, $37

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Mexico

Courtesy of Reformation

Reformation Hattie Dress

SHOP NOW: The Reformation, $218

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Mexico

Courtesy of Apiece Apart

Apiece Apart Daphne Midi Dress: Big Bright Stripe

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, was $495, now $148.50

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