Frock and Roll

I must admit I’ve become a fan of the ease a dress provides. Dresses still made an impact on fall runways. Dresses with opaque tights were the pairing of choice for many designers.

The dress has been drawn in with a narrower cut. Less of an exaggerated trapeze shape was evident this season. The silhouette has tightened up a bit with the shape approximating more of a shift or sheath style. Swingy styles still made an appearance, just less prevalent than last season.

Fall travel wardrobes can include dresses with just a few styling tricks. Throw a structured blazer/trench over your dress or a long cardigan then add tights, flats or flat boots. Layering dresses over black turtlenecks modernizes and winterizes your favorite dress as well (and don’t forget the black tights). Another option is a lightweight sweater dress.

The dress should conform to Travelista travel clothes guidelines and be a lightweight, washable material. The dress should also work well with your travel footwear. Black footwear blends in with black tights so there is less emphasis on what should be functional footwear (leave the platforms at home).