The 6 Best Travel-Friendly Fabrics for a Wrinkle-Free Trip

Planning for a vacation is always challenging, especially since you want to arrive at your destination looking polished and fresh. Although, this can prove to be a nearly impossible task when all your clothes have gotten wrinkled in your suitcase. Who has time for steaming, ironing, or dry cleaning when you have places to go and people to see upon reaching your destination?

Lucky for you, the solution is simple. All you need to do is familiarize yourself with the best wrinkle-free fabrics and keep them in mind the next time you’re shopping or packing for a trip. Even fabrics that do tend to wrinkle (e.g., cotton, rayon, and silk) are much less likely to do so when blended with one of the fabrics below. Scroll down to see and shop stylish, travel-friendly pieces to pack for your next trip.

Not only will wool keep you warm and toasty in the winter, but it’s also incredibly wrinkle-resistant. This is a great option if you’re traveling somewhere chilly.

Just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t dress up. 

Ideal for cold-weather destinations. 

You can style these with just about anything. 

Don’t forget to pack a coat. 

Lyocell is a semisynthetic form of rayon, commonly referred to as its brand name, Tencel. It’s soft and strong, drapes nicely, is machine-washable, and (most importantly) resists wrinkling.

The best thing about this dress? It won’t take up too much space in your suitcase. 

So pretty. 

Pro tip: always pack pieces that can be styled two ways while traveling. 

This dress comes in red, mint, and blue in case you want at pop of color. 

Polyester gets a bad rap (thanks to ubiquitous ’70s connotations), but it can be surprisingly soft and comfortable for a synthetic fabric. It’s also affordable, durable, and wrinkle-resistant!

A trench is always a great coat to pack for any destination. 

You can’t go wrong with packing an elevated tank top.

These can be dressed up or down based on your plans. 

Rixo’s dresses are a must-pack for any trip. 

This luxury fabric is strong and warm yet lightweight and soft. If it appears wrinkly when taken out of your suitcase, just hang it or lay it flat for a bit. The creases should release.

Fun fact: Cashmere is a hair acquired from goats, not sheep (contrary to popular belief). Even more wrinkle-resistant is alpaca, which some are touting as the new cashmere.

Pair this sweater with jeans and ballet flats for a comfortable yet chic travel outfit. 

Cashmere pants are perfect for wearing while in-flight. 

If you get cold easily, packing a cashmere scarf for the flight is a must. 

You’ll continue to wear this long after your trip is over. 

Knit is technically classified as fabric made from interlocking loops of thread. It’s usually made of wool yarn, but some knits like jersey can be made of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers. Thicker knits (and fabrics in general) are less wrinkle-prone than thin knits.

It doesn’t get more vacation-worthy than a Cult Gaia piece. 

We’d pack this for a trip to Paris. 

So cozy. 

Pack this for that upcoming special evening. 

Found in some of our favorite workout gear and denim, spandex tends to aid in wrinkle resistance when blended with other fabrics. It’s a durable synthetic fabric, also known as Lycra or elastane.

Made from a spandex and polyester blend, this dress is sure to stay wrinkle-free.

Packing a swimsuit is never a bad move. 

This top will look so flattering in all your photos. 

A pair of leggings made from spandex is ideal for long flights. 

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.