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!

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!

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

    1. @Lindsey, it is super comfortable and versatile!

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

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

  3. Alisa Bowman says:

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

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

  4. 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,

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

  5. 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. 🙂

    1. @AndiP, and you always look gorgeous!

  6. 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!

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

  7. Kasia Dietz says:

    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. 🙂

    1. @Kasia, tailor made is the BEST!

  8. Chez Loulou says:

    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.

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

  9. 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!

    1. @Valerie, thanks so much that is so sweet!