Dress: (n) ˈdres/ an outer garment usually consisting of a one-piece bodice and skirt

Dressing The part

One of the most versatile dresses you can add to your wardrobe, especially for travel is a turtleneck sweater dress. The wonderful thing about this style, is that it can really be dressed up or down. You can throw on sneakers, boots or even a heel with it.

Meanwhile, it’s key to have a black dress that you can wear to much more formal occasions. This bow front velvet dress is perfect for the cooler weather we’re not experiencing. Look for elegant touches like the beautiful sleeves, as well as fun details like the bows.

Things to look for in a basic dress for travel:

  • Easy to steam or iron. It’s even better if it doesn’t wrinkle.
  • Look for materials that are easy to clean in case you get something on it. Having a black dress means it won’t show stains as easily.
  • Find a dress that is simple but with great details. The black turtleneck dress to the left has a waistline without being restrictive.
  • Get a dress that is fabulous enough to be worn alone, but simple enough to be worn with a belt or wrap.



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If I am not wearing denim or even leggings on a flight, I’m probably wearing a dress. Especially if it is a shorter trip where I’ll be meeting someone as soon as I get off the flight. Obviously, you’ll want to make sure you are dressed appropriately for the event you have when you land, but typically a nice casual dress like these is wonderful for travel. The number one tip: don’t wear a romper. If you do need to use the restroom on a flight, you will not want to struggle with that in those tiny bathrooms!

Destination Dresses

This classic style is wonderful for many different trips and occasions. Going with a belted dress gives you an hour glass look, and you can play with the buttons to show as much or as little leg as you’d like. It you have a tropical vacation coming up, throw this in your bag and pair it with espadrilles and a straw bag.

Every time I travel somewhere, I like to take one dress for a special occasion. Since I plan out much of my trips in advance, I already know how formal the dress needs to be. You’ll be able to wear this dress for a nice dinner out or to a symphony or ballet.