Oh, Laurel, how funny! I spent a ridiculous amount of time this afternoon looking at dresses from Land's End. 😁
The last time I took anything with a skirt on a trip to Europe was in 2014 when we went to Istanbul and Greece. Until very recently I haven't owned a skirt or a dress since I returned from that trip.
My problem is that most dresses or skirts tend to be heavier and/or bulkier than a pair of pants. As a carry-on light packer, that's an issue for me. And truth be told, I look better in pants.
Having said that, I'm always tempted by dresses and skirts, but they must have pockets. On the recommendation of a friend, I recently bought this H&M skirt, at the local store.
With the elastic waist, generous cut and my somewhat recent lack of hips, I got a size small and it actually looks good on me. It's 78% lyocell and 22% linen. It washed and dried nicely, folds or rolls into a small size and weighs a reasonable 10 ounces. The dark brown is a very forgiving color for a bottom garment. It's now out of stock, but H&M might be a good, relatively cheap place to shop for hot weather dresses and skirts.
Besides Land's End, I was tempted today by the linen dresses at Woolovers. I like the pocket pinafores and tunics, although the pinafores would probably take up too much packing space for me. A pocket tunic would be better. Be sure to look at their clearance ones, too. I've never bought anything from them, so I have no idea how long it would really take to receive something and the shipping cost as shown is confusing, but they do have a US phone number to call with questions.