Dresses that portray freedom and joy ALWAYS look amazing on camera! Here are twirl-friendly dresses that are both photogenic and perfect for the summer!

Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves

To take amazing travel photos of yourself, what you wear is going to add that extra something to make your photos go from “Wow” to “WHOA!” In the photography world, we call this styling. Below, I show you different styles perfect for summer trips!

1. The MAXI DRESS

Maxi Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
You Like Me Too Much Maxi Dress

Anything that flows in the wind will give your photos that wow-factor. The slit in this dress allows the wind to pass through to make your dress flow in the wind!

2. The floral Dress

Floral Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Armadillo Dress

Florals are a classic print and in my opinion, can never have too much of! Floral dresses like this look great in any environment from cities to beaches, to woods, to museums.

3. The Fit & Flare Dress

Fit and Flare Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Lorimer Dress

Any dress that’s fitted at the waist and flares out creates an awesome shot of you twirling! This dress is exactly that!

4. The Wrap Dress

Wrap Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Gwyn Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress

If you like looking elegant and sexy at the same time, wrap dresses like this are the way to go. Every time you take a step, your leg will come out which will add allure to your photos. *wink*

5. The vibrant dress

Colorful Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress

If you love bright colors in your photos, then you’re going to need a bright dress with a vibrant color. Primary colors generally stick out more in photos like this yellow dress, especially if you’re surrounded by neutral colors.

6. the All-White Dress

All-White Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Pepper Dress

The quintessential sun dress! Opposite from the vibrant dress mentioned above, an all-white dress like this one pops out just as much in photos, especially when you’re surrounded by dark colors.

7. the Off the Shoulder Dress

Off The Shoulder Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Potter Off The Shoulder Dress

Show off your shoulders with off the shoulder or cold shoulder styles like this summery dress. A twirl-friendly dress isn’t just for the lower body!

8. the Tie Back Dress

Tie Back Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Lace Trim Cold Shoulder Dress

Female travel photography includes showing your back and looking into the horizon a lot. Delicate details like this dress like will add whimsy to your photos!

9. the Tie Front Dress

Tie Front Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Tie Front Fit +Flare Dress

Following the Tie Back style, this retro look is back with modern flair like this dress! Sometimes it’s the small details that create biggest statements in photos.

10. the Two-piece dress

Two Piece Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Breathing In Two Piece Set

If you like to dance and move in front of the camera, this two-piece dress is the perfect outfit for you! It’s more than cute for a salsa night out too!

11. the PATTERNED DRESS

Pattern Dress | Photogenic Dress to Travel With This Summer | Summer Wardrobe | Summer Must-Haves
Limonada Mini Dress

A cute, summery pattern like this lemon dress will always look great on camera. It adds plenty of personality to your style and therefore, your photos!


If you’re planning on shopping for dresses, Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale is going on right NOW to June 4. Summer is coming up next month so now’s the time to take advantage of it! What photogenic dresses will you be shopping for this summer?

This was a fun post to write! I loved window shopping for you guys! I have plans to go to Japan this summer so now I have a few ideas on what dresses to wear. Can you believe I spent several hours online looking at dresses? If you liked this type of fashion-related post, comment below to let me know and I will write more of them. The next one will be bikinis!

Stay tuned for my next post, I’ll be announcing my May GIVEAWAY next week!

Talk to you soon!
Jojo 🍍

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