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The Perfect Travel Dress

The Perfect Travel Dress

It has taken me 6 years of nearly nonstop traveling to finally find the perfect travel dress! (That’s ridiculous, I am well aware.) However, good things come to those who wait. Am I right?

This dress is wrinkle-resistant, comfortable, incredibly versatile and can be easily packed into whatever kind of luggage you are using! It is also quite a classic cut and print, in my opinion. Oh, and it’s made in the USA! I am SO hooked.

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Perfect Travel Dress

The Perfect Travel Dress by Karina Dresses

It’s made by my friends over at Karina Dresses. They are a small US-based dress company that specializes in making dresses that are comfortable and can easily go from day to night. (I can attest that my dress is all of these things!) They are also very size-inclusive and their dresses range in size from XS-4X.

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The Fit

This dress is the “Ruby” fit, which is a sleeveless, faux-wrap-style dress. This dress runs LARGE. I am generally a size medium (or size 6) in most clothing brands, however, for this dress I am an extra small! So, read the size chart before ordering – and believe it! (I had to reconfirm multiple times with their support team that I was indeed an XS, haha.)

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The Quality

I am blown away by the quality of this dress! It is worth every penny. (Again, I also love that it’s made in the USA.) I love that it breathes well on a hot summer day, and I can throw it in the washing machine. (I’ve already worn it and washed it 4 times!) Did I mention it’s also wrinkle-resistant? Even if I’m not traveling I LOVE not having to iron or steam my clothing.

The Perfect Travel Dress

Any Negatives?

The only thing that would make this dress even more perfect, in my opinion, is if it had pockets. I’ve gotten rather used to having my dresses have pockets, but this particular one does not. I’m also usually a fan of midi length or maxi dresses when I’m traveling…so, this dress is a little short for me, personally. However, I’ve still hardly taken it off since it came in the mail, so neither of these things are huge issues.

The Perfect Travel dress

Where Have I All Worn This Dress?

I took a little break from my Egypt travel posts to talk about this dress. I’ve only worn it in Moscow, so far. However, I’ve worn it for a day of exploring through Red Square (with pretty St. Basil’s Cathedral in the background). I also wore it for walking by Christ the Saviour Cathedral (pictured above) and then to Gorky Park to hang out by the river and enjoy the warm weather. I also wore it out to the Moscow Zoo this weekend (which was so fun)!

I also wore it for a little celebratory dinner with my husband a couple nights ago too. We went out to a nice restaurant to celebrate me getting Have Clothes, Will Travel accepted into Mediavine! Which, I know isn’t a big deal to anyone who isn’t a blogger, but it’s a BIG deal. It means I had to get quite a lot of consistent traffic to my website (almost all from the US) and have a website that Mediavine’s advertisers want to work with. And I FINALLY got my acceptance email. (This means you’ll likely be seeing a few more display ads on my website.)

The perfect travel dress

Needless to say this dress can be worn for a wide variety of events! I love its versatility! This won’t be the last time you see Karina Dresses on my blog – I’m officially hooked on them. Does anyone else have a dress made by Karina Dresses? Let me know in the comments!

*Thank you to Karina Dresses for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own, and I am never compensated for a positive review. I do, honestly, REALLY love this dress!

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Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Karina Dresses (More colors available here.)
Sandals: Salt Water Sandals
Sunglasses: Old (Similar here)
Earrings: Etsy

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  1. I like your post with all the information of comfortable dress for travelling! I love your floral pretty dress. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful dress! You are looking stunning with this dress. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  3. You look so beautiful! This would be the perfect travel dress. It looks so comfortable. OMG congrats on Mediavine. I am not surprised though. I love to read your blog and know a lot of others do too. 🙂

  4. OK, Lindsey, stop. This dress was MADE for you. Wow!! Just gorgeous on you! I keep hearing so many good things about Karina Dresses. Perhaps I need one in my life soon!

    1. Oh gosh, thank you so much, Sara! I could totally see you rocking one of their dresses!

  5. Congrats on the Mediavine!! I just applied but I have a feeling I won’t be accepted yet. My numbers are still a little lower than what they are looking for. That’s so exciting for you LIndsey!!
    As for the dress, it’s fabulous!! I know what you mean about pockets. Have I ever told you how my mom actually takes pockets out of her dresses and items to look slimmer?? Just the opposite of almost everyone else.

    1. Thank you so much, Jodie! They are sticklers about hitting that 25,000 sessions per month (I actually ended up having to show 75,000 sessions for 3 months too), but once you hit that – you’ll be golden! Your website would work so well with them. And thank you! Haha, I have heard some people mention they don’t like pockets in their dresses for that reason. However, the convenience of them far outweighs looking a little plumper, in my opinion. Haha.

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