Pack These Dresses, Leave the Steamer at Home, and Thank Me Later
I'm not sure that anyone actually likes packing, including me. (But if you do, please tell me your secrets.) I dread each moment of the process, from making a packing list to the last-minute scramble and everything in between. Due to the resulting stress that packing causes me, I'm constantly bookmarking tricks in my brain that will hopefully make my next packing extravaganza a little less painful.
One of my go-to tricks when packing involves dresses, and it's one that I find especially handy when travelling to a wedding or for another special occasion that requires a dress: Opt for lace dresses. There are tons of options on the market, from casual to very fancy, and because of the lace overlay, they don't show wrinkles like, say, a silk or poplin dress does, which means you can pack an extra pair of shoes instead of a steamer. Just be sure to choose a dress that's all lace, as opposed to just having lace trim or lace panels. And keep in mind that eyelet is not lace and will definitely turn into a wrinkled mess in your suitcase.
Shop my favourite lace dresses to pack below.
Needle & Thread Iris Tiered Lace-Trimmed Embroidered Tulle Mini Dress ($460)
Pair this cool blue number with silver accessories.
Available in sizes UK 6 to 14.