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I Have These 12 Under-$30 Resort-ready Dresses on My Radar for a Trip to the Italian Coast


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My excitement for summer travel is in full swing, especially since I’m returning to Italy for a second time in August. I’ve already started saving outfit inspiration to make the most of my wardrobe (and luggage space). Right now, I’m searching for resort-ready dresses, particularly for daytime exploring and sit-down dinners. 

Perusing Walmart for great fashion finds is essentially my nine-to-five job, and I’ve already found so many expensive-looking dresses for under $30. I rounded up 12 on my travel wish list from brands like Jessica Simpson, Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara, and Time and Tru.

Keep scrolling to see what I’m adding to my virtual cart, with prices starting at $10.  

Best Resort-ready Travel Dresses at Walmart

Jessica Simpson Amelia Ruffle Short Dress


While I gravitate towards midi-length dresses most of the time, a short dress is a welcome alternative in my lineup on high-temperature days. The bright orange and pink floral pattern on this Jessica Simpson ruffle dress will be a nice change of pace from my typical neutral wardrobe, and it’ll be an easy nighttime dinner outfit with a pair of sandals. This is the perfect ensemble for enjoying some pasta and an Aperol spritz. 

Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara Double Ruffle Convertible Neck Maxi Dress


Off-the-shoulder necklines are always flattering; this one is convertible, so it can also be worn with the straps on tank top style. One shopper said the ruffled dress fits beautifully and gets them so many compliments, while another loved the comfiness so much that they bought it in multiple colors. I’m currently between the purple floral pattern and the all-black, but it’s also available in a red palm leaf print.  

Time and Tru Cotton Blend Tiered Eyelet Dress


I used to avoid white dresses (I stain almost everything I wear, oops!) until I realized how beautiful the color looked on my sunkissed skin. This tiered eyelet style is available in white, pink, and navy and is perfect for casual outings with sneakers or dressed up with wedges. What really sold me on the dress was the lining and pockets. I’m considering using it as a cover-up over a swimsuit for a boat ride excursion. 

Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara Asymmetrical Gathered Dress


For an elevated dress that’s a smidge sexier, this Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara gathered style features flattering ruching and an asymmetrical hem that one reviewer said looks and feels high-end. I’m considering snagging this in more than one color, especially for just $20, since it’s made from a stretchy, body-hugging fabric that’ll be easy to walk and sit in. 

Keep scrolling for more travel-ready dresses I have my eye on at Walmart for under $30.

Time and Tru Cross Back Dress with Tiered Skirt


Time and Tru Midi Double Cloth Dress


No Boundaries Maxi Dress


Time and Tru V-Neck Smocked Midi Dress


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