Sometimes the hardest part of work travel isn’t the jet lag or delayed flights — it’s the struggle to find professional attire that’s both flattering and doesn’t require a garment bag. From Fairygodboss.
Option #1: A merino wool dress
Fine, soft merino wool — named for the breed of sheep that supplies the fiber — is an excellent choice. “Merino wool takes up less room than a thick wool sweater in a suitcase. And it’s good to layer with; you’ll be cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold with this kind of wool,” says Mona Sharaf, a New York City-based personal shopper and image consultant for men and women. In addition, “Merino wool has antibacterial properties, so you can wear it longer without it starting to smell. It doesn’t need to be washed as much, and can be hand washed and laid flat to dry. It also dries quickly, and doesn’t wrinkle easily.”