Insomniac Sale Picks: Travel-friendly Little Black Dresses

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Alyce requested a few picks for travel-friendly little black dresses, so here we go:

karen kane a line dress

Karen Kane A-line Dress – was $100, now $71

My Karen Kane dresses are definite go-tos for travels, as her knits are durable and easy to pack. She also does a wrinkle-resistant travel collection, but the pieces that are on sale aren’t available in many sizes. This dress might need a quick steam out of the suitcase, but it’ll be comfy and cute and transition seamlessly from day to evening. Available in sizes S – XL. (This dress is also black, a-line and jersey, though it lacks the leather detail in sizes 0x – 3X.)

patagonia florita dress

Patagonia Florita Dress – was $65, now $41.99

Companies that focus on athletics and outdoor activities – like Patagonia, here – are always good bets for travel duds. Their garments are designed to take a beating, and being wadded up in a suitcase and then worn for 14 hours straight qualifies. This dress is available in sizes XS – XL in black as well as pink, mint green, and cornflower blue. Size availability varies by color. (This Athleta dress is similar and comes in petite and tall sizes, and this dress has similar styling in sizes 0X – 3x.)

exofficio go to crossback dress

Ex Officio Go To Crossback Dress – was $75, now $34.99

The crossback detail is super cute, but since it might make selecting a bra tricky this dress may work better layered. But the manufacturer says that the performance fabric (a poly/cotton/spandex blend) is quick drying, moisture wicking and wrinkle free, with just the right amount of stretch. And since Exofficio specializes in travel wear, I’m inclined to believe them. Available in sizes XS – XL in black and red. Size availability varies by color.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for travel-friendly little black dresses:

  1. Athleta – This sport-focused retailer also does great streetwear, and the dresses are washable and packable. This surplice neckline dress would be great for day or evening.
  2. Eddie Bauer – The Travex line is designed specifically for pack-and-wear!
  3. Land’s End – Stick to the knits, which are typically fabulous for remaining relatively wrinkle-free. This simple ponte dress would be incredibly versatile, and comes in petite, tall, AND plus sizes.

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4 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Travel-friendly Little Black Dresses”

  1. Beth

    Sally, thank you so much!

    I discovered Karen Kane by accident very recently and the dress I bought it very similar to the first one you posted albeit no leather details. It’s still available, and now that I see all the other possibilities she has I might have to buy some more. I also have an Ex Officio and a Patagonia dress, too, and similarly have found they are perfect travel dresses.