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We’ve rounded up our readers’ top recommendations for the best women’s travel shirts. Take a look below!


Best Travel Shirt

Written By: Tae Haahr



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Looking for the best shirts to travel with? They’re most likely ones that are easy to clean, fashionable to wear, and doesn’t wrinkle badly so they can be packed without worry.

We’ve asked TFG readers to share their picks for reliable, and pretty womens travel shirts—whether you’re headed to the beach, bar, or business retreat!



The Best Women’s Dress Shirts and Blouses for Travel




Shop Sizes XS-XL: Quince


Womens Linen Button Down Shirt: Quince Longsleeve Shirt


Comfy, lightweight, and chic, this Quince shirt is a top choice among readers. A traveler says of this top, “Perfect weight, fit, and cut on this shirt. It really is a great capsule wardrobe piece!” 

This shirt has a classic collar and long sleeves that can be folded up for a different look, and the linen fabric is stunning and feels absolutely dreamy!  It has a relaxed fit that looks good tucked in or out, comes in seven pretty colors, and is overall a must-have for polishing up your look in an instant!




Shop Sizes XS-XXL:  Eddie Bauer


Editor’s Pick: Eddie Bauer Ripstop Long-Sleeve Shirt


Womens button down blouses can come from the most surprising sources, and the Eddie Bauer Ripstop shirt is not only a top choice for readers, it’s another huge fave of editor-in-chief Alex. Sure, while this company is known for providing outdoor clothing, the verdict on this shirt? It’s SO versatile for anything!  

She says of this shirt, “I can pair it with denim shorts, wear it as cover up when walking down the beach, and tuck it into my favorite jeans while flying, I can’t get enough of this top!”




Alex at the beach in Eddie Bauer Ripstop Shirt, MaxSwim Bikini (beneath!), and Wallaroo Hat


Alex explains further, “This shirt has  SPF 50 sun protection and moisture-wicking capabilities so I don’t overheat, and the cut isn’t overly fitted or saggy. And it doesn’t wrinkle. I can throw it in my suitcase or daypack if I’m going hiking and it comes out looking fresh! Super easy to dress up or down.”


Find out why TFG readers constantly choose Eddie Bauer shirts for travel in this review!




Shop Sizes S-4X: Amazon 


No-Iron Plus Size Womens Dress Shirts: Riders by Lee Indigo 


This Riders by Lee easy care blouse comes in many fashionable colors that look great alone or under a lightweight jacket. Perfect for business trips and casual vacations, this has a classic collar, button front, and 3/4 sleeves. It comes in sizes 1X-4X and in sizes S-3XL.

TFG readers love this! One reader shares that “If you want pretty with a relaxed fit, look at Rider’s.” You can pack it in your bag and not have to worry about it wrinkling so much, which is why another reader mentions, “This is awesome for travel.”




Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Lands End


Women’s Button Down Dress Shirts: Lands End Long Sleeve Non Iron


The Lands End long sleeve shirt is wrinkle-resistant, even after you’ve washed it, making it perfect to pack for a conference or a destination based work meeting. It’s got a typical shirttail hem so wonderful to tuck in, or even leave out if you’re dressing it down with leggings or something!

One TFG reader shares, “I have a number of these cotton travel shirts for women from Lands End. I Hang them overnight, and the wrinkles drop out.” It comes in multiple fashionable colors and patterns and in regular, petite, tall sizes right here and plus sizes here!


TFG readers love these classic white button down shirts for travel!




Shop Nordstrom: Sizes 2-18 | Plus Sizes 14-24


Women’s Button Up Dress Shirts: Foxcroft Taylor Non-Iron 3/4 Tunic


The Foxcroft Taylor shirt is a classic button-up tunic style with a turn down collar and a V-neck that’s very flattering!  It’s made out of cotton, so it can be machine washed (so long as you take it easy) and works with any outfit you want to wear!

One TFG reader says, “These shirts are great!” It has an amazing value for the price, looks stylish, and does not wrinkle much. You can wear it with jeans or dress pants, so it’s perfect for your next business trip and or that all-inclusive vacation.” Available in sizes 2-18.




Shop Sizes XS-XL: Amazon


Ladies Long Sleeve Button Down Blouse: Alex Vando 


Alex Vando is a popular travel dress shirt for business trips and a great pick to wear on the plane. With a contrast pattern on the inner collar and turned over cuffs all work to give this shirt a sophisticated look. All the chic details and classic shirttail hem make this a versatile piece to dress up or down. It’s even long enough to tie a knot at the front to create another look.

One user shares, “My favorite shirt! Perfect for daily wear. The MOST comfortable blouse I‘ve come across. It washes well and I hang to dry, consistently it has no wrinkles… none! No ironing required.”  Comes in other pretty colors and sizes XS-XL.




Shop Sizes XS-3X: Spanx


Low Maintenance Dress Shirts for Women: Spanx Silk Button Down


The Spanx is a TFG reader favorite brand and this silk button down is perfect as womens travel shirts. It’s a 100% silk shirt that’s designed to be a non-iron, has double layered panel at chest for opacity, and front-button closure. This one comes in several colors and sizes XS-3X, so go pick one up!

One wearer shares. “This is the most comfortable button down I think I’ve ever worn! I tend to shy away from tops like this because they are such a hassle- hard to iron and stiff. Not this Button Down. Comfortable, easy, and as a tall girl with long limbs, I appreciate the length of the sleeves! I will reach for this top in my closet every time!” If you’re looking for a white shirt, here’s the best button down by Spanx!




Shop Sizes XS-3X: Eddie Bauer


No Iron Dress Shirts Womens: Eddie Bauer Departure 3.0


Women’s collared dress shirts like the Eddie Bauer Departure is perfect for a hot summer destination. It has sun-protection and moisture-wicking technology, plus roll-up sleeves, which lets you breathe and move.

This option is versatile enough for a night out or a business meeting as well. It’s high-quality and flattering, and one reader agrees, saying, “Eddie Bauer Departure are silky-feeling, wrinkle free travel shirts. I have it in three different colors.” Available in regular, tall, petite and plus sizes here!



Eddie Bauer Departure Shirt with H&M Denim Shorts, Wallaroo Sun Hat, and Marc Fisher Pacca Sandals


In fact, it became a new favorite of editor-in-chief Alex as well! Here’s her mini-review of it, ‘The Departure is softer and looks more like a regular blouse vs. a travel or hiking top. As a plus, it still has all the same great features such as the UPF 50 protection and moisture-wicking capabilities which keep me relatively “cool” and dry in the Playa del Carmen heat.”

It’s offered in XS-XXL


These styles won the vote for the best white t-shirt for women!




Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Nordstrom


Women’s Long Sleeve Blouses: Caslon Linen Button Up Shirt


The Caslon linen blend blouse is a fashionable shirt that comes in four colors, including this white color! It has long sleeves, a spread collar, and as the name would indicate, linen blend fabric. It’s perfect for a night on the town or a beach outfit.

One TFG reader shares, “I wanted to share a blouse I found at Nordstrom that I absolutely love! It’s a great material that is lightweight, soft, can go with so many things, can layer easily, and it’ll be a go-to with any travel I do.”




Shop Sizes XS-XL: Amazon | Lysse | Nordstrom 


Womens Wide Collared Dress Shirts: Lyssé Schiffer Button Down 


The Lysse Schiffer is a crisp shirt in white. It has long sleeves, a button-down front, and a front pocket. A wonderful, lightweight versatile choice for weekend or vacation wear. 

One happy user shares, “This shirt is fantastic, no ironing, lays and hangs well. The hem does not have a rolled hem. It’s just cut, but the stretch in the fabric means it lays wonderfully. It’s become my go-to shirt. you can layer if needed, both over and under. In the warmer months I intend to roll the sleeves up and leave open over a tee.” 

Comes in other classic colors and sizes XS-XL.




Shop Sizes XS-1X: Numi


Sustainable Womens Silk Shirt: Numi The Simone


This is a new favorite of editor-in-chief Alex. Read her mini-review, “I am so excited!!! I THINK THIS IS THE BLOUSE I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR!!! Over the past decade, I’ve been working to create my perfect capsule wardrobe. Because I’m a frequent flier, every clothing item I own (or the majority) has to work for everyday and for travel as well. I don’t own just “travel clothes” but I look for clothes that are functional, fit well, and make me feel good when I look in the mirror. In this search, I’ve discovered that a simple button down blouse with concealed buttons is an essential part of what’s now becoming my signature look. I can wear this type of blouse any day for almost any destination and it works for me.”

Alex says the Numi silk blouse is airy, light, and featherlight, making it incredibly packable! She explains further, “I ordered a size small, but I was worried it would be too small for my bust. It works very well but the shoulder seams don’t line up where they should fall. Being petite, this is just a standard part of my experience with clothing and it’s not an issue with Numi. While I’ve never tailored a button down blouse, this is one that’s definitely worth the effort to make it the quintessential wardrobe staple in my capsule for a clean, chic appearance.”

Made of sustainably sourced silk, this is available in four colors and sizes XS-XL.


Want a whole list of no-iron options? Check out these women’s wrinkle free shirts!



Travel Shirts Comparison Chart


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How to Fold Shirts for Travel


Wondering how to fold dress shirts for travel, or other types of shirts? The best tip readers give is when it comes to folding women’s travel shirts and blouse, stick with wrinkle-free fabrics because no matter how you fold them, you aren’t worried about getting creases all over them.

One of the best wrinkle-free ways of folding dress shirts for travel is to roll them. It will help prevent more wrinkles. But make sure to test it out beforehand! Want more folding tips? Check out our folding vs. rolling article!




Compass Rose Packing Cubes


How to Pack Your Shirts


Many of our readers use packing cubes to roll up and organize their shirts. Compass Rose packing cubes allow you to do so by number and color so you know where you packed everything, even when you use the cubes to separate outfits. Learn more in the video below.


Learn about our hacks with packing cubes in this video!


We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!



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