Nothing is worse than opening your suitcase after a long flight and finding your clothes all wrinkled. Searching your hotel for an iron isn't a huge hassle but who wants to look like a crumpled mess and waste time ironing clothes upon arrival? Keep your vacation stress-free by neatly packing your suitcase with clothes designed for travel. When shopping for travel dresses, here are some shopping tips:
The GolfHr Institute Textiles Lab chose these picks because they are from brands we love and trust, have innovative features, and received rave reviews from happy customers. These travel dresses are designed to stay cool, avoid wrinkles, and are easy to clean — they will keep you looking stylish and put-together from the first day of your trip to the last. These are our top picks for best travel dresses of 2019:
This wrap dress pick is universally flattering across body types while being breathable. Made from a blend of cotton, Tencel, and a little spandex, this dress combines the soft feel of cotton with the breathability and smoothness of Tencel while the spandex gives it a bit of stretch. Offered in seven colors and patterns, you can go bold with red or stay classic with black or navy. Plus, it's one of the few picks that offers long sleeves!
With over 700 5-star Amazon reviews, this midi dress is a reviewer fave. Made of polyester and spandex, this affordable pick should stretch and fight off wrinkles throughout a busy day. Plus, it has ¾ sleeves and a loose fit so it can easily be styled up or down. Reviewers have worn this dress everywhere from the beach to weddings! Note that this pick is hand wash only.
Everlane is popular for luxury pieces at a more affordable price. This Everlane dress is made of triacetate fabric, which is known for being smooth and crease-resistant — ideal for traveling. After a long day, this luxe slip dress can be thrown in the wash. This easy to wear slip dress comes in black, white, and rose. We want one of each!
When traveling for business, you want professional wear that will look great right out of your carry-on but also easy to care for on the go- introducing Époque Évolution. This label designs pieces that are made for the professional traveler. Made from wool, polyester, and Lycra, this dress combines the wrinkle resistance of wool with the sweat wicking property of polyester plus a bit of stretch from the Lycra. AKA, this dress is designed to be super comfy while traveling and still look crisp and professional all day. We love that it is machine washable too.
A T-Shirt dress is an absolute must while traveling. Athleta is known for their super comfy leggings (one of our leggings test winners!) but their travel pieces are new stand outs. This dress is the perfect travel T-shirt dress as it is made of cotton, Tencel, and spandex so it will have a great, soft feel while staying cool. With a bit of ruching in the midsection and stretch from the spandex, this dress is sure to flatter. We also love it with !
If you love the feel of cotton, this maxi dress from Lululemon is ideal for you. The fabric is mostly pima cotton (known for being super soft) with some Lycra for a bit of stretch. This dress is both soft and fitted. Plus, this dress has a 7/8 length so it stays out of your way and doesn’t drag on the ground. You get the maxi look without tripping on the hem!
The best way to keep your carry-on light is to bring as few pieces as possible. To maximize your wardrobe, try this convertible dress: It can be worn as a skirt or strapless dress. It is made from a polyester, Tencel, and spandex blend that is wrinkle-resistant and will wick away moisture to keep you cool whether you are wearing it as a dress or skirt.
The brand prAna designs clothes that are travel-ready by incorporating activewear elements into everyday styles. This dress is made from a polyester, spandex blend so it is moisture wicking while retaining its shape and stretch. Coming with a built-in interior shelf bra and halter top, this dress will be supportive and comfy for a whole day of active, outdoor activities.
When visiting a new place, you want to be on the alert for pickpockets. Avoid carrying a purse at all by wearing a dress that has a place for everything. SCOTTeVEST designs clothes with hidden pockets to protect you from sneaky pickpockets. This dress has 7 hidden pockets designed to hold your phone, wallet, sunglasses, keys, and more. Stay safe while looking great in this flattering, short sleeve pick.