Best Wrinkle-Free Travel Clothes.

The Best Wrinkle-Free Travel Clothes

Ever attempted to “iron” pants with a hair straightener or a steamy shower? Been there. Or spent precious travel time using the hotel ironing equipment when you could be out exploring? Been there, too. There's a better way: choosing items that are specifically designed to resist wrinkles, made from fabric that holds its shape even after its been subject to hours squirming in an airplane seat or days spent balled up in a carry-on. Ahead, we spotlight wrinkle-resistant garments that won’t crumple under pressure. No steamers, irons, or packing wizardry necessary.

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The Best Wrinkle-Free Travel Clothes for Women


Best Wrinkle-Free Dress

Synthetic or semi-synthetic fabrics like Tencel, polyester, and Lycra tend to hold their shape better than natural fibers like cotton and linen. This simple dress (with hidden pockets!) from carbon-neutral brand Ministry of Supply is made from 100% Japanese polyester that’s been specially developed for extra dress. The result—an eco-friendly dress that won’t crinkle at the drop of a hat (or even after a full, active work day, according to one reviewer). 

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Best Wrinkle-Free Women’s Pants

Everlane The Italian GoWeave Easy Pant.

The Italian GoWeave Easy Pant by Everlane

Remember how natural fabrics tend to be more susceptible to wrinkles? Well, these pull-on Everlane pants are an exception. The fabric is spun with a special wrinkle-resistant Italian wool, so they naturally ward off creases and seamlessly transition from day to night.

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Best Wrinkle-Free Blouse

Dillon Classic-Fit Shirt.

Dillon Classic-Fit Shirt by Banana Republic

As much as we love the look and feel of silk, the fabric’s proneness to wrinkling makes it a high-maintenance travel companion. Fortunately, Banana Republic’s Dillon Shirt is an excellent dupe. It’s made out of 100% polyester that imitates silk, but minus the wrinkles and tendency to trap sweat. Bonus: unlike its natural doppelganger, this material is happy to be washed, dried, and ironed.                                                                                                                                                 

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Best Wrinkle-Free Skirt

Floral Pleated Tie Waist Midi Skirt TOPSHOP.

Floral Pleated Tie Waist Midi Skirt by Topshop

This tie-belt midi by Topshop is fully made from polyester, so it’s got wrinkle-resistance in the bag. Even after being crushed in a carry-on for hours, it’ll retain its shape (if a crease does sneak in, the skirt’s dreamy floral print will conceal it).

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Best Wrinkle-Free Women’s Blazer

Universal Standard RIO BLAZER - BLACK.

Rio Blazer by Universal Standard

Universal Standard’s chic blazer blends naturally wrinkle-resistant wool and polyester, making this a travel staple that you can throw in a suitcase and wear to a meeting or dinner out when you get to your destination. 

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Best Wrinkle-Free Evening Dress

Reformation Emersyn Dress.

Emersyn Dress by Reformation

Sometimes the best way to fight wrinkles it to embrace them. Reformation’s sweet-sexy Emersyn Dress has a crepe-like texture, so leaving it in your suitcase for hours (or days!) won’t do anything to disrupt its elegance. 

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The Best Wrinkle-Free Travel Clothes for Men


Best Wrinkle-Free Men’s Shirt


Cotton Twill Shirt by Orvis

You know when you put on a freshly ironed shirt only to find it crinkled a few hours later? The frustration is real. Made from wrinkle-resistant fabric, Orvis’s Cotton Twill Shirt is engineered to shed creases throughout the day.

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Best Wrinkle-Free Men’s Pants


All Day Every Pant by Public Rec

Made from a nylon-spandex blend, Public Rec’s All Day Every Day pants are a traveler’s dream. Not only are they practically immune to wrinkles, their versatile style pulls double duty, either as polished trousers for work or relaxed lounge pants for sightseeing.

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Best Wrinkle-Free Blazer for Men

Tech-Smart Trim Fit Stretch Wool Travel Sport Coat NORDSTROM MEN'S SHOP.

Travel Sport Coat by Nordstrom’s Men’s Shop

This slim-fit blazer by Nordstrom’s Men’s Shop is almost entirely made from wool, a fabric that’s naturally resistant to wrinkles. A jot of spandex is woven in for stretch. 

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Best Wrinkle-Free Full Suit

Ministry of Supply Kinetic Blazer and Pants.

Kinetic Blazer and Pants by Ministry of Supply

Wouldn’t it be nice to toss a tailored suit in your carry on and not spend precious time ironing it out on arrival? Now you can. Ministry of Supply’s Kinetic blazer and pants make traveling with formal wear hassle-free, since they’re made out of a special Japanese polyester that uses your own body heat to relax wrinkles throughout the day.

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