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This Mother’s Day, give your mom a gift that acknowledges her passion for travel and her own unique style. A travel-friendly dress can be just the right surprise. It shows your mom how much you care by acknowledging her passion for travel and showing her that you pay attention to details like her taste in clothes. Consider this mix of terrific-looking travel dresses for your mom this year. After all, a present that is both beautiful and practical is one that will be most appreciated.

This is a stunning yet practical travel dress that any mom can appreciate. Meghan Markle, one of the most famous moms in the world, wore this MagicLinen Toscana dress on one of her first outings after moving to the United States. It set off a flurry of excitement, and millions of people became aware of this stylish, affordable, and comfortable dress. It was so beloved that the company brought it back in three colors. It’s available in light pink, black, and white. Shop Now: $84 from MagicLinen

Grey State’s Helaine Dress has a soft look that’s resort-ready. The Electric Burst print adds extra fun to the ensemble. With details like a deep V neckline and side seam slits, the sleeveless dress is a good option for spring or summer. It’s also great to pack for a winter getaway to any warm weather beach destination. The electric waist contributes to its comfortability. It has lots of special details like a removable belt and a faux wrap V-neck keyhole at the back of the neck. Shop Now: $128 from Grey State

For a touch of elegance along with optimal comfort, give your mom Free People’s Freya Set for her to enjoy at home and on her next travel adventure. It’s from the Endless Summer collection, and it’s sure to be in style all year long. Moms are sure to love the retro-inspired design. The set is comprised of the puff-sleeve blouse and the lace-adorned dress that has latter lace detailing and a V-neckline. Shop Now: $128 from Free People

The Mae dress by Past Life The Collective will add extra gaiety to your mom’s wardrobe. It has a comfort fit and also comes with an adjustable back tie so your dress can expand, making it a great choice for decadent vacations where large meals are served. From orange florals to a hunter green diamond pattern, this vintage-inspired maxi dress that comes in a variety of fun prints. Shop Now: $189 from Past Life The Collective

Why not give your mom an unforgettable dress that doubles as wearable art? Robert Graham’s Leighton Dress may look like a traditional pastel pattern from a distance, but as you get closer, you see that it has a jovial, eye-catching bird print. The dress has a feminine flair and loose fit. The maxi-length dress has ruffle trims and low v-neck. Shop Now: $348 from Robert Graham

Sweater weather can occur any time of year when you have a dress as versatile and cozy as this one. This cozy sweater dress from VENUS is available in sizes that range from an XS to a 3X. The size-inclusive brand created this sweater to be flattering and comfortable for all. It has a cowl neck and long sleeves. It has front pockets that are convenient for traveling. Shop Now: $44 from VENUS

Moms who like to get a bit adventurous with patterns will delight in this traveler’s classic printed dress from Chico’s. Its agate color is stunning. It’s got a classic style with a bateau neckline and cap sleeves. Available in sizes ranging from 0 to 22, the dress is wrinkle resistant and machine washable, making it really easy to travel in. Shop Now: $99 from Chico’s

Bold and classic, Lee’s jean dress has vintage vibes and a modern design. It proves that jean dresses never go out of style. This dungaree dress is feminine in its silhouette, and it is created to last. It pays tribute to its brand and roots with the Lee logo buttons down its button front. Details like contrast stitching make it really pop, and it has a princess seam bodice that gives it a tailored appearance. Shop Now: $108 from Lee

Whether your mom loves to relax on the beach or stay active (or both) while on vacation, she will love this fresh take on the polo dress. Renwick created this dress to work well as a beach or poolside cover-up, yet it also wears well as a travel dress for all-day comfort. The color options also give this dress an extra dose of the wow factor. It is available in pink periwinkle, coral navy, aqua navy, and green pink. Shop Now:  $125 from Renwick

Here’s a simple, soft travel dress with a chic look and appeal. With its navy blue color and sleek style, it’s easy to pair it with matching navy shoes and contrasting accessories for dressing up. Alternately, dress it down for a flight with a jean jacket. The dress also has under-bust support and a scoop neck. It is machine washable. Shop Now: $99 from SOMA

Consider giving your mom her time to stand out in the bright sunshine with this merry dress. Apricot’s ruffle-sleeved, tiered dress is designed for a loose fit, and this is a fun dress to wear at the beach or anywhere you go on vacation. It’s available in an orange floral and black floral. Shop Now: $68 from Apricot

Here’s a lovely dress that’s also practical. Bobeau’s smocked waist dress just might become your mom’s go-to travel dress when she is looking for a dress that is ready to wear or pack at a moment’s notice. Its stretchy knit fabric gives the dress an extreme softness. The casual ensemble is made even more comfortable by its smocked waistline that’s designed to be flattering. The dress comes in navy and ivory stripes, or you may opt for solid colors. It also comes in black, heather grey, and solid navy blue. Shop Now: $54 from Nordstrom

The Emily dress from M.M.LaFleur will empower your mom to feel like she just walked off the runway. It can be worn for business travel or a relaxing vacation. The lovely dress has a square neckline and an A-line skirt. It has elbow-length sleeves and pockets which are especially useful during travel. Made of wrinkle-resistant WonderTex fabric, it is machine washable and highly stretchable. It’s available in black, crimson, galaxy blue, and claret colors. Shop Now: $165 from M.M.LaFleur

High-end resorts and hotels have inspired generations to association tropical prints with lounging in the lap of luxury. With this gift, your mom could feel like she is on vacation even if she is just going to lunch around town. This blouson-style dress has an upbeat look and feel, and it can be worn for hanging out or going to work. Its lush tropical burnout print is an attention-getting in the best ways. It has a v-neck and long sleeves. Prince: $160 from White House Black Market

The Monica Dress by Miss June has a fluid look and feel. With spaghetti straps, it is a lovely dress for warm weather, but you can throw a jacket on it when temperatures drop a bit to create another look. It has a loose fit, and its roomy skirt is fun for doing a bit of a twirl on the beach while on vacation. Available in gold or light pink, the dress comes in one size that will fit many people. Shop Now: $205 from The Perfect Provenance

The fanciful, feminine Kiember dress from Past Life The Collective is a midi dress. It may just become a travel staple for your mom. It has an adjustable tie back and a hidden side slit. The sleeveless dress can be dressed up or down by pairing it with different jackets or shoes. It’s available in walnut floral and seaweed colors. Shop Now: $189 from Past Life The Collective

Consider giving your mom a dress that combines the comfort of hoodies with the stylishness of chic, modern dresses. ETICA’s Layla Hooded Knit Dress is a hooded sweatshirt dress that would help its wearer stay comfortable even on a long flight or road trip. It even has a front patch pocket for easily stashing things you may need mid-flight. Its slightly open neckline is comfortable and also provides a feminine touch. Shop Now: $95 from ETICA

Moms who love Disney and traveling to Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be thrilled with this especially comfortable travel dress. It features the name Mickey and an adorable illustration of the beloved fictional mouse. Disney’s casual knit dress has a sporty styling, so it’s fun to wear around the theme park, on a flight, or even during a staycation. Mickey Mouse made his film debut nearly 100 years ago back in 1928, and this is the perfect tee-style dress to celebrate his enduring legacy. Shop Now: $39.99 from Shop Disney

If your mom enjoys boho beauty styles, she will love this lovely, soft dress. Available in earthy colors like navy blue, mauve orchid, and desert cactus, Garnet Hill’s embroidered boat neck dress is made of 100-percent organic cotton. It has a slight A-line silhouette and three-quarter sleeves. It has flat side pockets for convenience without the bulk. Shop Now: $69 from  Garnet Hill

If your mom likes to wear a combination of vintage and modern styles, she will love this country chic dress. The Byrd dress from ba&sh has a distinct romantic vintage style that hints at both youth and sophistication. Made of pure cotton and designed with attention to detail, the eyelet dress is breezy for travel during the spring and summer months. it has a comfortable, loose fit and ruffled shoulders. Shop Now: $335 from The Perfect Provenance

Moms-to-be and new moms will be wowed by the the Eleanora dress from Kindred Bravely. Designed to offer ultimate comfort and style to moms before, during, and after a pregnancy, this lounge dress comes in black and oatmeal stripe. It’s available in sizes from Small to XX-Large. Made from high-quality, very soft bamboo fabric, the dress is lightweight and airy. It is versatile, and the fabric stretches with a woman’s body throughout the pregnancy. It has a nursing panel to make nursing a little easier when new moms are traveling or just hanging out at home. Shop Now: $42.99 from Kindred Bravely

Why not give your mom something lively and elegant? Classic tropical prints meet modern style with Jaunty’s Connie dress. It has a flowing fit with a tie at the front for a relaxed look. Founded by NBA dancer Sydney Zmrzel, Jaunty creates edgy looks, so it’s easy to see why this dress is aspirational. Shop Now: $80 from Jaunty

Olivia Newton-John made the off-the-shoulder look popular with the many styles she wore as a muse in the movie Xanadu. Over forty years after that movie hit theaters, it still is a beloved, popular look with a timeless appeal. What mom wouldn’t enjoy effortless elegance while traveling? Apricot’s Bardot off-the-shoulder dress has interesting contrasts and details. The feminine, off-the-shoulder top is countered by its sleek design. It has buttons down the front and a belt to cinch the waist. Both the bold color and the distinct design help this dress stand out. Shop Now: $73 from Apricot

Ollari’s Marilyn dress signals both sophistication and fun. It draws one’s eyes immediately to it. The contrast between the pattern and the solid color adds to its beauty. The top and top half of its sleeves have a distinct pattern, while the skirt and the bottom half of the sleeves are solid-colored. Available in both an Agean blue and a chestnut brown, the dress is made of 100-percent viscose. Shop Now: $192.00 from Ollari

Here’s a pretty, upscale dress that is perfectly suited for year-round travel. It is a great option when you want to wear layers, too. The dress from Rinat Brodach has a turtleneck collar and long sleeves designed to be rolled up as desired. It’s available in rust, olive, and black colors. Shop Now: $89 from Rinat Brodach

The Sienna dress by Ivy City Co. is frilly and fun, yet also practical for travel. The intricate details of the dress are eye-catching. The puff sleeves and tiered scalloped skirt add to its beauty. Moms with babies or little girls may appreciate that there is a baby and a mini matching dress available, so mother and child can have matching apparel for Mother’s Day. Shop Now: $142 from Ivy City Co.

With oversized puffed sleeves that would delight even Anne Shirley, the Dahlia Embroidery Dress is free-flowing and gorgeous. It’s also sturdy and machine washable, which is great for moms who travel. It’s available in fun colors like Sweet Raisin, Pearl Island, and Soda Lime. This feminine maxi dress from Free People has a longline tiered silhouette, and the touch of embroidered flowers adds to its beauty. The dress also features a smocked bust and square neckline. Shop Now: $168 from Free People

Moms who prioritize comfort while traveling will adore this good-looking travel dress. It is available in white, black, and marigold, the dress has a v-neck and gathered look. Made from organic cotton bubble gauze, which is often described as cloud-like, the dress is also easy on the conscience. Miranda Bennett Studio prides itself of being a sustainable, ethical apparel brand. Shop Now: $288 from Miranda Bennett Studio

This fun jersey dress is very comfortable for travel. It’s perfectly suited to moms who are young or young at heart. Available in red, blue, and black, the PSK Collective X Walmart.com dress has long sleeves with mid-sleeve stripes and a fun, sporty design. It’s a great dress for going to see a game or taking a road trip. Shop Now: $59 from Walmart.com

This lovely, casual, and comfortable dress from MagicLinen is ideal for travel. It’s easy to care for and roomy. Available in purple or red, the feminine dress has cap sleeves and a large ruffle hem. It has a relaxed fit, and it is made entirely of European flax. Shop Now: $89 from MagicLinen

Have you considered splurging on something wow-worthy for your mom this year? Haute Hippie’s Maggie dress is graceful and versatile. Pair it with sandals for a casual day trip or dress it up for a night on the town with dress shoes. The eye-catching dress accentuates floral lace. It has a fit and flare silhouette, and it has a zipper closure at the back. Shop Now: $698 from Haute Hippie

Here’s a gift that’s great for moms who enjoy stellar fashion that’s low maintenance. Denim has been in style for over half a century because it looks fantastic with little fuss, and it offers an aesthetic like no other material. Kut from the Kloth’s Vittoria shirt dress puts a fresh spin on the denim dress. It has a vintage design with a frayed hem and button detailing. Shop Now: $99 from Kut from the Kloth

For a mom who is looking for the perfect marriage of comfort and elegance in her style, this dress is a terrific gift. Free People’s For Love & Lemons Marjorie Mini Dress has a fun floral print, sheer puff sleeves with the matching floral print, and a lovely exaggerated collar. The empire waistline and ruffled bottom hem add to the fun of the dress. Show Now: $268 from Free People

If your mom loves to wear casual, ready-to-travel dresses, the Mara dress from World Market is a great gift choice. Made of 100-percent cotton, it’s machine washable. With a black textured look and feel, it is lightweight and has slide slit pockets. It can be dressed up or down. Shop Now: $34.99 from World Market

What mom wouldn’t want a dress with pockets and a comfort fit? The Sweater Dress from Akala is available in a wide range of sizes, from XX Small to XX Large. Made of a combination of plant-based fabrics, it’s a comfortable choice for moms on the go. It is an equally good option for flights or relaxing at a resort. Shop Now: $188 from Akala

Nobody will suspect how affordable this simple but lovely sweater dress is. As a World Market exclusive, the funnel neck swearer dress is made of recycled yarn. It comes in one size that fits most, but it’s created to be cozy. It’s machine washable, making it a great fit for extended travel. The dress has a heathered-tan hue and relaxed sleeves. Shop Now: $26.98 from World Market at time of publication

If your mom is looking for something beyond the little black dress, she may appreciate City Shoppe’s black ribbed midi dress. This dress is made of 100-percent organic ribbed cotton, and it has a midi length. The spaghetti straps make it a good frock to reach for on a spring or summer evening, and it has little touches like side slits. Shop Now: $128 from City Shoppe

This stylish dress has a relaxed fit and is ideal for traveling moms. It even has the holy grail for dresses: pockets! The knee-length dress has a pleated neckline and wide three-quarter sleeves. Depending on the occasion or your preference, the dress can be worn with a belt to offer a cinched-waist look or without the belt. The breathable, lightweight dress is also good for relaxing in the sun. It is available in dark purple, red, navy blue, and light gray. Shop Now: $86 from MagicLinen

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