We’re all about multi-tasking these days. Why shouldn’t we expect that same effort from our clothes?
These pieces give you multiple looks with one garment, making them great buys and perfect for travel. So grab your suitcase and take these convertible dresses for a spin.
Patagonia Kamala Skirt
With its shirred drawstring waistband, this piece can be worn as a skirt or a tube dress. Made from light cotton and offered in a number of colorful, summery patterns, it’s the ideal go-to for that beach vacation. $58, patagonia.com
Elizabeth & James Convertible Multi-Wrap Dress
Now you have eight little black dresses in one. This wrap has the unique ability to transform from tank fit to Grecian drapes to long sleeves, with just a bit of fabric manipulation. $264, neimanmarcus.com
White House | Black Market Leaf Print Convertible Dress
This dress is a sleek option for a garden party, dinner on the terrace, or even a casual wedding. Change up the look by wearing it as a halter or strapless. $79.99, whitehouseblackmarket.com.
Victoria’s Secret Flirty Convertible Dress
Victoria’s Secret sells a few different convertible dress styles, including a more fitted version, but this piece gives you the most bang for your buck. With at least ten different ways to wear it and a plethora of colors to choose from, you can go mini or maxi, daring or demure. The website also gives step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the various looks. $89, victoriassecret.com
Donna Karan Infinite Dress/Skirt
Leave it to Donna Karan to give us a luxe and urban take on the most convenient of dresses. Wear it five different ways, including as a strapless cocktail dress with a sweetheart neckline. When layered over a fitted top, this dress travels nicely into colder temperatures. $895, saksfifthavenue.com
ANGeLRoX The Wrap
Made from sustainable bamboo and offered in various natural shades, this dress may also be the most versatile among the wrap styles. It can be worn as a skirt, dress, cape, or even a kimono top, and comes in a longer version for maxi looks. Even more convenient? The website offers video instructions. $158, angelrox.com
Three Dots Convertible Tank Dress
This drapey tank dress is great for hitting the boutiques or the boardwalk. It has a flap that can button in the back, front, or be left loose at your hips for some modern volume. Keep it simple with minimal accessories, or go bold with a long lariat necklace. $110, shopbop.com