On my recent trip to France, I wanted to bring a dress for dinners. My criteria included packability, versatility and comfort. This Lafayette 148 dress worked well and became one of my favorite pieces to toss on in the evening with flats, especially when we didn’t brave the cold outside and dined in at our hotel. I paired it with tights and boots if we were out and about in town.
The packability feature comes in the light weight of the fabric that takes up little space in the suitcase. Any slight wrinkles are quickly forgiven and hang out quickly.
Versatility meant I could pair the dress with pretty flats or boots – both items I had already planned on packing. The Mary Janes were worn on other occasions with a thin sock, jeans, a blouse and a wool coat.
The comfort factor speaks for itself. A loose silhouette that’s flattering but not constricting after almost three weeks of wine, cheese and croissants is a blessing to have on hand. Long sleeves were a must for this time of year.
I have a small collection of dresses like this, some I’ve had for years. When I find a good one, I snap it up. The Lafayette 148 above is currently on sale (also here). I’ve linked others I like plus a few Mary Jane flats.