Travelsmith Black Dress

Old Jan 26th, 2003, 11:54 AM
  #1  
gidge
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Travelsmith Black Dress

Has anyone purchased and used the Travelsmith black travel dress? If so, did it pack (and unpack) well? Is the fabric just like the Travelers line at Chicos? I am most comfortable on vacations in skirts or dresses, so am considering adding this to my wardrobe. Thanks for your help.
 
Old Jan 26th, 2003, 12:15 PM
  #2  
Betsyh
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gidge, if you do a search, there are 53 messages in the archives on this subject. In case you aren't familiar with the search function, type <Travelsmith> (without the <>) into the text search box at the top of your page. Then hit Find.
 
Old Jan 26th, 2003, 01:40 PM
  #3  
june
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gidge: I've heard that the L.L. Bean Go Anywhere mock-T travel dress is a better value and made from better material.
 
Old Jan 26th, 2003, 01:58 PM
  #4  
june
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gidge - check out the website called travelite.org for a comparison of the Travelsmith dress vs. the L.L. Bean dress.
 
Old Jan 26th, 2003, 03:22 PM
  #5  
gidge
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the responses! (Especially the reference to travelite.org, which I had bookmarked at one point and lost when we moved PCs at the office.)

Betsyh, I did do a search for Travelsmith, but a lot of the results were about other Travelsmith items and I didn't do a very good job making my search more specific.
 
Old Jan 26th, 2003, 09:21 PM
  #6  
Nancy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I ordered the travelsmith dress and I was very disappointed with it, the material is cheap looking and it wrinkles and the wrinkles are hard to get out without an iron. I would not recommend it, I think Chicos travel clothes are much more stylish and better material.
 
Old Jan 26th, 2003, 09:35 PM
  #7  
WandaLust
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gidge,
I like my ts black dress so much that I own both the long and short sleeve versions. I've owned them 3 years, wear them to death, and find that even after a bad packing job the wrinkles will fall out after a few hours' hang-up.
 
Old Jan 28th, 2003, 02:30 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 336
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I was just checking L.L. Bean's website to see their dress and all of their styles are on sale. I had to try one out and got it for $40!
sardog10 is offline  
Old Jan 28th, 2003, 02:37 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,025
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
As much as I travel and should know better, I go thru "wardrobe hysteria" before every trip, thinking I have to purchase specialized clothing. I go through catalog after catalog, mall after mall... and the bottom line is that I wear my normal clothes that I wear at home, and it's just FINE : )
Nutella is offline  
Old Jan 28th, 2003, 03:26 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 81
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I ordered quite a few items from Travelsmith a year or so ago in preparation for a trip. Just like Nancy, I too was highly disappointed with the quality of the clothing. It looked and felt cheap, and the sizes did not seem to be properly proportioned. I usually order a small in most things and they fit me well. The Travelsmith small sizes were way too big for me. I ended up returning the entire order. I wouldn't recommend this company.
Julie is offline  
Old Jan 28th, 2003, 04:35 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,256
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just received my LLBean order of their modern knit separates, I think they are wonderful 70%rayon(viscose) 26%polyester and 4% Lycra to me they seem dressier looking than other travel separates I have purchased, there is a dress but I wanted separates, they are in their newest catalogue and also in the stores. Happy shopping, I want to find clothes that I can just throw in a carryon whatever season I'm traveling, still trying to get it all together. DeborahAnn
DeborahAnn is offline  
Old Jan 28th, 2003, 05:18 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,761
Received 17 Likes on 1 Post
I second the vote for Chico's. I love their clothes to wear at home/work as well as on trips.
sundowner is offline  
Old Jan 29th, 2003, 05:10 AM
  #13  
aj
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 539
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Gidge,

I have traveled in VanHausen black knit pants,jackets and skirts. I believe they also include a dress with this line. I love the material they are made of . They do not wrinkle and you can wash and drip dry them for wear your next day of travel. I also wear them to work.
aj is offline  
Old Jan 29th, 2003, 06:12 AM
  #14  
NYGirl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hi gidge,
I would skip Travelsmith and just go shopping for a nice black dress with a good percentage of rayon in it. Rayon packs well, wrinkles less and if wrinkled, they will go after hanging it in the shower for a few minutes.
Banana Republic and JCrew used to carry nice dresses and skirts like this, Chicos is another.
The clothing that I have seen from many of these so called "Travel clothes" stores is usually cheap looking and not very nice but expensive.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
rivera30067
Mexico & Central America
6
Jun 20th, 2007 08:08 AM
sxc315
Europe
12
Apr 16th, 2007 02:02 PM
wheels99
Australia & the Pacific
4
Jul 25th, 2006 08:53 PM
imolive
United States
12
Mar 20th, 2004 06:40 AM
lucky03
Europe
18
Sep 9th, 2003 06:02 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:39 PM.