After months upon months of excitement and planning for the day you say "I do," you and your partner are going to need some time to relax and rejuvenate together. Of course, this is where the honeymoon comes in!
What better way to step into married life than a fabulous week away with only each other to recount the memories from the big day. In the days leading up to the wedding, packing may be the last thing on your mind, and luckily we are here to help with that. Are you jetting off to a romantic tropical resort in Hawaii or the Maldives, where you’ll be lying poolside? Or, will you be off on an "adventuremoon" in the Scottish Highlands or the Rocky Mountains? Wherever you may be headed, it’s essential to plan your outfits accordingly.
From day dresses to dinner gowns, we’ve searched high and low for the best honeymoon-worthy options. Ahead are our top picks.
Best Retro Print: Faithfull the Brand La Costa Masi Dress
Material: Linen | Length: Ankle-length | Size Range: XS-XXXL
Go retro with this printed halter-neck maxi dress. It’s fully lined and made from environmentally-friendly European Flax Linen. Pair with platform sandals to embrace the ‘70s-inspired vibe.
Price at time of publish: $339
Most Eye-Catching: Ciao Lucia Natala Dress
Material: Lightweight, non-stretch crepe | Length: Midi | Size Range: XS-XL
Reflecting the waves and colors of the ocean, this dress truly stuns. Keep it basic with classic sandals and subtle silver or gold accent jewelry and let the dress speak for itself.
Price at time of publish: $425
Best Wrap Dress: Significant Other Exclusive Olivia Linen-Blend Mini Wrap Dress
Material: Linen-blend | Length: Mini | Size Range: US2-US10
Whether you’re wine tasting in Tuscany or soaking up the sun in Bora Bora, you can’t go wrong with a classic wrap dress. The fitted waist is incredibly flattering, and the gold hardware is great for matching jewelry and other accessories saving you on your honeymoon costs.
Price at time of publish: $235
For a Safari Honeymoon: Oxford Comma Olive Green Shirt Dress
Material: 97 percent rayon, three percent spandex | Length: Mini | Size Range: XS-XL
Lightweight and breathable, this shirt dress is perfect for a warm-weather day of adventuring. It would also be just as cute unbuttoned for a beach coverup.
Price at time of publish: $58
Best Fringe Detailing: La DoubleJ Fringed Wool-Blend Jacquard Mini Dress
Material: Wool-blend | Length: Mini | Size Range: XS-XL
Made from Italian-sourced fabrics, this mini dress is truly one-of-a-kind. We love the unique pattern and fun fringe detailing, perfect for a chic cocktail hour.
Price at time of publish: $550
Most Colorful: Reformation Alisal Dress
Material: 100 percent silk | Length: Midi | Size Range: XS-XL
Head out on a day of gallery hopping in a dress that could easily be a piece of art in itself. Dress up with a pair of heels and a statement bag or down with sandals and sunnies.
Price at time of publish: $248
Best Two-Piece Set: Reformation Mylie Two Piece
Material: Organic cotton | Length: Midi | Size Range: 0-12
Shake things up with this bold-printed two-piece set from Reformation. Wear together or separate or both to save some suitcase space for your honeymoon packing checklist.
Price at time of publish: $278
Best Splurge: Chloé Broderie Anglaise Cotton-Poplin Maxi Dress
Material: Cotton-poplin | Length: Ankle-length | Size Range: FR34-FR46
From Chloé's Resort '22 collection, this is a dress that is worth the splurge. Wear on your honeymoon now and again on vacations in the years to come. The sweet silhouette will never go out of style.
Price at time of publish: $2,995
Best Embroidery: Lulus Tickets To Paradise White Embroidered Maxi Dress
Material: Viscose, nylon, cotton | Length: Floor-length | Size Range: XXS-3X
Simple embroidery and swiss-dot mesh make for dainty details on this maxi dress. The bright colors pop against the white fabric for a subtle yet playful look.
Price at time of publish: $96
Best Floral Print: Antik Batik Peach Miami Knotted Floral-Print Cotton-Voile Maxi Dress
Material: Cotton | Length: Ankle-length | Size Range: XS-L
Antik Batik does vacation-wear like no other. This floral moment is perfect for day and night and can be dressed up or down. What’s not to love?
Price at time of publish: $319
Little White Dress: Hansen & Gretel Paradiso Dress
Material: Mid-weight, non-stretch weave | Length: Mini | Colors: XXS-XXL
While your wedding may be over, you can still rock a white dress on your honeymoon plan! Style with gold hoops and a pair of open-toe mules.
Price at time of publish: $239
Best Budget-Friendly Dress: ASOS DESIGN Curve Textured Midi Sundress with Shirred Waist and Lace
Material: Cotton | Length: Midi | Colors: US12-US26
Coming in at under-$100, this sundress is perfect for any warm vacation situation and helps you save for the honeymoon of your dreams. Floppy-hat and oversized sunnies approved.
Price at time of publish: $55
For a Parisian Honeymoon: Reformation Lindero Dress
Material: Viscose | Length: Midi | Size Range: 0-12
Imagine strolling down the Champs-Élysées hand-in-hand with your partner while donning this romantic midi dress. J’adore!
Price at time of publish: $248
Most Simplistic: Reformation Marlowe Dress Es
Material: Viscose | Length: Mini | Size Range: 1X-3X
Every vacation wardrobe should include one staple dress, and our pick is this easy-going slip from Reformation. The side slit adds a sexy element that is perfect for a night out, while showing you what happens on your honeymoon.
Price at time of publish: $98
How many dresses should I bring on my honeymoon?
While the number of dresses you bring is dependent on how long you plan to vacation, it is important to not overpack. Choosing a few staple dresses for the week is truly the way to go. Plus, it will leave room for more shoes and accessories.
Can I wear white on my honeymoon?
Of course! You are still celebrating your wedding, after all! Pack a few white options to embrace your inner bride.
About the Author
Melony Forcier is a freelance writer for Brides covering fashion and beauty. Her writing has also appeared on Byrdie.