What is your favorite wrinkle free material?

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#1
Michigan
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Ok Ladies,

I love this section of the board! You're like my own little Carrie Bradshaw's (I'm not so hot with fashion lol). So, I have a question.

With all the new weight restrictions for luggage, I'm trying to put together a week of lightweight/wrinkle free outfits. I'm thinking with clothes that weight less than cotton, I might be able to pack a few more outfits.

So far I have a few outfits that are made of the following combos:

- 92% Nylon/8% spandex.
- 95% Polyester and 5% spandex.
- 63% Polyester 33% rayon 4% spandex

What are your favorite travel materials? Again, wrinkle free and lightweight are my primary concerns.

Cheryl
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Hi i like polyester, especially tunics like the one above, i have bought several in all different colours and patterns, they can be dressed up or casual and are very very lightweight and easy to pack without creasing.

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J Jill has a nice line called Wearever Knits. I don't know the exact fiber content off-hand but if you go to their website and search for Wearever you'll see the collection. I like the pants and full cropped pants. I'm not so crazy about their tops as I prefer cotton or something breathable (e.g., CoolMax) in hot weather.
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#4
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I no longer pack a bunch of "travel knit", I'm a little weary of it after a few years. Other knits pack just as well and drape better, they are also a little more lightweight.

I take along 2 pair of slacks for casual evenings with assorted tops, they are your third fabric combination of poly/rayon/spandex. I'll wear the same top the first and last night, having it cleaned in between wearings. I do the same with the clothes I wear for embark/disembark, it cuts out some of the packing weight. Formal nights I'm now wearing cocktail length dresses, typically a jersey knit.

My tops are a variety, I don't worry too much about wrinkles because 1. I pack in dry cleaner bags and 2. I take a wrinkle spray (not the Downey) that will get out any occasional crease.

For day use, I pack and wear linen when it is hot, if you pack it carefully, it travels just fine and is far more comfortable than any knit could possibly be. I'll also pack cotton, I just can't stand sweating under man made fabrics and the wrinkles that occur with wear just don't bother me like they do others.

I'll add that I also dress from the shoes up, I think shoes add a whole lot more weight than clothing!
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Originally posted by liverpoollou

Hi i like polyester, especially tunics like the one above, i have bought several in all different colours and patterns, they can be dressed up or casual and are very very lightweight and easy to pack without creasing.

Happy cruising
I love that top...where can I find it? My personal favorite is the "Travelknits" 92% polyester 8% spandex. Although you have to be careful not to pack to much, it can get heavy in your luggage...lol better than heavy in your "trunk".
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Originally posted by neverthought
I love that top...where can I find it? My personal favorite is the "Travelknits" 92% polyester 8% spandex. Although you have to be careful not to pack to much, it can get heavy in your luggage...lol better than heavy in your "trunk".
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Liverpoollou, I second neverthought's post -- love that outfit! Where did you find it?

Looks like this poster is from the UK, but it is a cute top
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[Travelsmith has a catalog of wrinkle free clothes which are great. They also have a website. quote=CherylsCaribbeanTravel;18066462]Ok Ladies,

I love this section of the board! You're like my own little Carrie Bradshaw's (I'm not so hot with fashion lol). So, I have a question.

With all the new weight restrictions for luggage, I'm trying to put together a week of lightweight/wrinkle free outfits. I'm thinking with clothes that weight less than cotton, I might be able to pack a few more outfits.

So far I have a few outfits that are made of the following combos:

- 92% Nylon/8% spandex.
- 95% Polyester and 5% spandex.
- 63% Polyester 33% rayon 4% spandex

What are your favorite travel materials? Again, wrinkle free and lightweight are my primary concerns.

Cheryl [/quote]
#16
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Silk jersey, matte jersey (polyester)

I've found that for my formal wear, silk charmeuse will un-wrinkle itself after a day hanging in the closet, and it doesn't weigh much.
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Originally posted by Happy ks
http://www.coloradobaggage.com/cbc/p...JN60JX0B500439

Less fragrance and comes in an aerosol instead of a spritz bottle, less chance of leakage.
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#18
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I am a beach girl at heart mostly doing warm climates vacations.

I love gauze. Cool. I can wash it wring it out and it looks perfect. Weighs practically nothing for packing.
I look for any "wrinkle, crinkle" cotton items.

I can't wear synthetic fibers in hot weather. Just doesnt breathe.
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I'm a 100% Rayon girl. Nothing else keeps me as cool. I iron everything, and fold neatly, and they stay fine until wearing. Skirts, shirts, crop pants, absolutely everything. As far as I know Rayon is a natural product.

They are light, floaty and not as thin as silk. Just my opinion. I'm especially fond of Hawaiian Shirts.
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Originally posted by frogfuzz
I am a beach girl at heart mostly doing warm climates vacations.

I love gauze. Cool. I can wash it wring it out and it looks perfect. Weighs practically nothing for packing.
I look for any "wrinkle, crinkle" cotton items.

I can't wear synthetic fibers in hot weather. Just doesnt breathe.
Frogfuzz: Where do you get your gauze items? I have been looking for some lightweight cotton pants (not white), drawstring or something like that to wear on our Asia trip where it will be very hot, but need long pants for some of the temples. I don't want the pants where you zip off for shorts. I really have not been able to find any cotton gauze lightweight pants (size 6-8). The closest I have found is at Magellans: Crinkle Pants but they are rayon/poly/spandex, which might be okay. I have plenty of Chicos Travelers but am looking specifically for lightweight cotton. Thanks for any help!!