Travel Gear Tuesday – The perfect travel dress

Usually when I am traveling packing a dress can be a bit of a pain, especially if most of the clothes and shoes I am bringing are for outdoor activities or I am taking mainly casual-wear. But now I have found the perfect solution, a dress you can just throw into your suitcase that comes out looking sexy and fresh no matter what!

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The dress? Patagonia’s Margot dress. It comes in several colors, but black is classic and you can add any color to it to go with anything else.

How did I find this dress? I have very fashionable friends! A couple of months ago I had a girls weekend in New York City with some of my blogging best buds. The three of us shared a room. I was the last to arrive, and when I opened up the closet to hang up something this dress was in there…in duplicate! My two friends had unknowing brought the same dress. Why because it travels well.

That was convincing enough, but then seeing the dress on two women of two different body types worn in two different ways…well they had me sold.

I picked one up prior to my trip and wore it to several dinners, with a sweater, without and with a scarf and by itself. It worked out beautifully.

How about you? Have a go-to dress, skirt, or outfit that travels easy and looks great for a nice dinner?

Also, I am guest-posting again today on Road Warriorette, check out what I have to say about the hotel door!

18 Comments

  1. Lindsey
    November 9, 2010

    Looks VERY comfortable but still on trend. I could see that paired with a gray leopard print cashmere scarf and a cute bag!

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    1. Andi
      November 9, 2010

      @Lindsey, it is super comfortable and versatile!

      Reply
  2. Susan
    November 9, 2010

    I love that dress! I need way more fashionable clothes that travel well.

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    1. Andi
      November 9, 2010

      @Susan, I can assure you this is a great one to have in your closet, and your suitcase!

      Reply
  3. Alisa Bowman
    November 9, 2010

    I want that dress in EVERY color. Wow. So versatile.

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    1. Andi
      November 10, 2010

      @Alisa, then the entire PDC will have the dress!

      Reply
  4. Leeann
    November 9, 2010

    Hi,

    Love the dress but could not find it on the French site so have emailed them as I would love one.

    Merci beaucoup for the tip,

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    1. Andi
      November 10, 2010

      @Leeann, I hope they have it for you. If you are in Paris you might want to check out Au Vieux Campeur.

      Reply
  5. Andi
    November 10, 2010

    I only wear dresses LOL. This definitely looks like the perfect travel dress!!! I always wear a comfy black cotton dress, black tights, pashmina, and Uggs when I fly. 🙂

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    1. Andi
      November 10, 2010

      @AndiP, and you always look gorgeous!

      Reply
  6. Brewgasm
    November 10, 2010

    Glad you bought it. Greatest dress ever. I wore it to give a presentation in Boulder last week and today to work and run around town.

    It was funny when I opened the closet door in NYC to hang it up–and it was already there!

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    1. Andi
      November 10, 2010

      @AF, it is one great dress and looks hot on you!

      Reply
  7. Kasia Dietz
    November 11, 2010

    Great dress! Very versatile which is the key for traveling.

    I have a few dressed made of fabric that does not wrinkle that I absolutely love and travel with often. Also for the fact that they were custom made by tailors in Hoi An, Vietnam. 🙂

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    1. Andi
      November 11, 2010

      @Kasia, tailor made is the BEST!

      Reply
  8. Chez Loulou
    November 11, 2010

    My sister just gave me a dress very similar to this one and I wore it home on the plane from SFO to London on Monday with some comfy boots and a warm wrap. I loved how comfortable it was and know that I’ll get so much use out of it.

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    1. Andi
      November 11, 2010

      @Loulou, when you find something comfortable like that you hold on….and buy two!

      Reply
  9. Valerie
    November 12, 2010

    Andi – I always pack a similar dress – and love Patagonia – yes, versatile – and stylish. If you are so inclined, I posted an award for you – I just found your blog a few weeks back (the post with the food, I think) and still try to keep up with your travels. Enjoy!

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    1. Andi
      November 12, 2010

      @Valerie, thanks so much that is so sweet!

      Reply

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