Aventura Clothing travel wear for spring

Spring is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere, and maybe I’m feeling optimistic about the weather here in the Pacific Northwest, but I’ve been testing out some summer travel dresses from Aventura Clothing. Here’s what I love best:

Celia dress: Dress it up or dress it down…the Celia dress is ready for anything. Made of organic cotton like so many of Aventura Clothing’s products, it’s soft as butter, stretchy, midi-length, and sleeveless. Right away, I can see it will become one of my favorite summer dresses. The elastic waist gives it some definition (I don’t know about you, but I don’t look good in sack dresses) and you get two hip pockets (yay!). The pleated bodice gives it an interesting element that draws the eye, and there’s a side slit on the left, so you can actually move around in this dress. So far, it’s gone with me wine tasting and to some spring festivals, and in summer, I know it will be ideal for those evenings on restaurant patios. The Celia dress was produced in a fair trade factory, a commitment Aventura Clothing is making with more and more of their products.

The only thing I wish I could add: a shelf bra. It’s tricky to find a bra that works well with the Celia dress (a T-back strap bra seems to work best). It comes in raspberry wine or navy/peony, in the same lively print for each color scheme in sizes XS-XL for $82.


Tansy dress:  The Tansy is the classic travel dress…it goes with everything, works in all situations, and is comfortable as all get-out. You get an organic cotton blend again, and you get pockets again, but in spades…this dress delivers with hip pockets and a hidden security zip pocket on the back waist. You can adjust the side seam cinch with a pocket drawstring, and the elastic waist adds more shape and definition.

This is a basic little black dress (unless you opt for the lake blue or riverside blue colors) that’s practical instead of sexy…in a good way. It has short sleeves, moves with the body, can be worn with sandals, flip-flops, Chacos or heels, and is ready right out of your bag. The 37 inch length is modest enough for most travel situations, too.

Pick up the Tansy for $79 on the Aventura site in one of three colors, including black, in sizes XS-XL. Enjoy your spring!


Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

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