Packing dress-up clothes isn’t always the easiest task, mainly for two reasons: propensity to wrinkle (thus requiring ironing, which I hate to do) and limited ability to wear for more than the one or two reasons you brought said dressy clothes. The SmartWool Sanitas Skirt makes everything easy.
Made of 97 percent merino wool and 3 percent elastane, the relaxed-fit skirt is soft and lacks the wooly itch factor. Aside from that, any wrinkling is minimal, which means I can continue to avoid an iron on my travels. I’ve worn it both at home and while traveling in Wales and Aspen—and I could wear it a few times before having to bother with washing it, thanks to wool’s natural antimicrobial nature.
The skirt has a double jersey knit and is flared, with a cute left side slit that makes it more fun to wear than the standard skirt. The flat locked princess seams keep the skirt’s silhouette smooth, as opposed to bulky. It’s stylish enough to wear out in the evening, but comfortable enough to wear all day, while exploring a new destination.
I’ll let you decide what top to wear with the skirt. As for underwear, SmartWool’s Microweight Cami and Bikini are more than comfortable enough to wear with anything. Both are made of 96 percent merino wool and 4 percent elastane. They’re form-fitting, super soft and non-itchy. Coats seamsoft thread is used on the flat locked internal seams for comfort (and to avoid itching).
The wool fibers absorb and evaporate moisture, so you can stay dry. It also maintains a more even body temperature for comfort in warm and cool conditions, That means you can bring the underwear along on both winter and summer vacations.
SmartWool Sanitas Skirt lists for $95 on the SmartWool website. Prices on Amazon range from $60 to $95, depending on size and color choices. The Microweight Cami and Microweight Bikini list for $48 and $26, respectively, on the SmartWool website. On Amazon, prices range from $33.57 to $48 for the cami and $18.16 to $26 for the bikini.
You can also find the SmartWool Cami and other products at Altrec.com.
See other women’s travel clothing reviews on this travel gear blog.