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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.
Most Glamorous: Cult Gaia Serita Dress
Material: 77 percent cotton, 23 percent polyester | Length: Ankle-length | Size Range: XS-XL
This iconic cut-out dress from Cult Gaia is a splurge-worthy piece for a tropical honeymoon getaway. The golden color will have you feeling like a Greek goddess while strolling along the sandy white beaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.