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(Photo: Jude Connally)

The Flattering, Wrinkle-Free Dress of our Dreams

I’m a big fan of dresses for travel. They’re comfortable, easy to pack, and require way less thinking than putting together a multi-piece outfit. My new favorite? The Beth Dress by Jude Connally. It checks off all of my “must-haves” for travel-friendly clothing: machine washable, comfortable, not too restricting, doesn’t need to be ironed, casual enough for daytime (but can be dressed up for the evening), and flattering.

(Photo: Jude Connally)
Price and Where to Buy: Available on Jude Connally’s website for $158, and on Amazon.

How It Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. The Beth dress must have been designed for jetsetters. It isn’t too revealing, can easily be layered with a jacket or sweater for planes/cooler climates, and refuses to wrinkle.
  • Value: 7/10. Yes, you’ll pay more for a Jude Connally dress than one from a fast fashion store, but the Beth dress will be way more comfortable and won’t fall apart after the first washing.
  • Durability: 10/10. The dress is made from a Nylon/Spandex blend and has high-quality stitching. I’ve worn and machine washed the dress multiple times, and the color has remained as vibrant as the day I got it. This dress will last you for years.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. The A-line silhouette will flatter pretty much anyone, and the dress comes in a wide variety of eye-catching, unique and colorful prints. I have the star lattice grass print, and it looks great in photos! 

Final Verdict: The Jude Connally dress will find its way into your suitcase over and over again once you buy it.

Caroline is always on the lookout for cool new travel gear. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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