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travel clothes

I have been to europe several times. Usually I packed mostly casual style clothes. I will be travelling to Sicily this fall. We have tickets to the opera, and will be dining a a couple of high end places. I dont want to look out of place, or to underdressed. I have seen travel dresses in a couple of catalogs. The LLbean catalog has a longer black travel dress that appears to look easy to dress up. Has anyone seen this dress in person or have any suggestions?

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Hello Jeane, I don't know that particular dress, but I know the type--black matte jersey or other travel-friendly fabric, empire waist or A-line, usually an option of sleeeve length. I have several similar ones (from J.Jill and Territory Ahead) and think they are great. You can easily dress it up with a scarf, lightweight shrug, cashmere cardigan, etc., and maybe a nice necklace.

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I too have purchased the black travel dress from Travelsmith. Easy to wear and maintain. They now have lots of colors other than black. I believe Magellan's has them also. Check around and find the perfect one for you. I think with a few accessories and nice shoes, they will look fine.

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I too have the Travelsmith sleeveless dress. It is perfect! I wear a black pashima with it. I wear a scarf with me. Be careful about jewlery, even costume. A streeet person can't tell the difference from a distance. TJMaxx has the pashimas in a variety of colors. I carry it on board the plane with me. Made of finely woven wool it is warmer than the airlines' blankets.

AL

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Jeane,
Ever heard of Chico's? They have great dresses that are easy to dress up. Just add a belt or a scarf. Besides, the Europeans don't dress up for the theater like we do.
Suzie

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13 posts

Thanks everyone. I did go into Chico's at my local mall, and purchased 2 travel dresses that will be easy to dress up.

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Don't forget, if you'll be wearing a dress and are concerned about chaffing...Invest in a slpit slip or at least layer on the baby powder!

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3551 posts

Don't forget Lands End catalog. Great quality for a great price.

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Thanks again, I always agonize over packing. More that I worry about being underdressed when going out.