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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

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Anatomie

 

Editor’s Pick: Alida Button Down Shirt

 

The top choice for editor-in-chief Alex is the Anatomie Alida shirt. It’s a comfy, lightweight, and versatile! 

What Alex says of this about this top, “The fit is gorgeous; it wears and washes well and dries quickly. I love to wear it with my Anatomie leggings or jeans. This is a figure-flattering shirt that I definitely use for travel constantly!”

 

See our Anatomie Skyler pants review to find out why they’re the best for travel!

 

 

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Hanging in El Salvador in (Hannah Shirt sold out) Alida Shirt (similar), Anatomie Leggings, and Jibs Slip On Sneakers

 

This shirt has a classic collar and long sleeves that can be folded up for a different look, and the A-Tech fabric won’t wrinkle at all!  The slightly extended length means it can be tucked in (or out). 

 

Read about Alex’s other favorite Anatomie item, the Andrea Contrast Panel leggings in this full review!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Amazon | Eddie Bauer

 

Second 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!”

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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.”

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Amazon | 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 and tall sizes right here.

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Shop Nordstrom Regular/Petite sizes 2-18 | More color options

 

No Iron Dress Shirts for Women: Foxcroft Paityn 3/4 Sleeves

 

The Foxcroft Paityn is a TFG reader favorite for womens travel shirts. It’s a 100% cotton shirt that’s designed to be a non-iron, has 3/4 sleeves, and front-button closure. This one comes in several colors and regular/petite sizes 2-18, so go pick one up!

One TFG reader shares. “I bought my first wrinkle-free one in 1999 and fell in love with the brand. They were tough to find, but I found some online. They’re always crisp, wash in a sink, and they dry overnight. You can crush it in a bag, roll it in a ball—anything. I have white, black, and turquoise that I take everywhere.”

 

 

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Shop: Eddie Bauer | Moosejaw

 

No Iron Dress Shirts Womens: Eddie Bauer Departure 2.0

 

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.”

 

 

Eddie Bauer Departure Shirt with Anatomie TankH&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!

 

 

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Shop: Nordstrom

 

Women’s Long Sleeve Blouses: Tommy Bahama Hidden Button Closure

 

The Tommy Bahama blouse is a fashionable shirt that comes in two colors, including this palm moss color! It has long sleeves, a trim band collar, and as the name would indicate, hidden buttons. 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 hardly wrinkles, soft, can go with so many things, can layer easily, and it’ll be a go-to with any travel I do.”

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-1X: Numi

 

Numi The Simone Sustainable Silk Shirt

 

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

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
The Best Women’s Dress Shirts and Blouses for Travel
Alida Button Down Shirt The top choice for editor-in-chief Alex is the Anatomie Alida shirt. It’s a comfy, lightweight, and versatile!  Check Price
Eddie Bauer Ripstop Long-Sleeve 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!” Check Price
Riders by Lee Indigo “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.” Check Price
Lands End Long Sleeve Non Iron “I have a number of these cotton travel shirts for women from Lands End. I Hang them overnight, and the wrinkles drop out.” Check Price
Foxcroft Tristen Non-Iron 3/4 Tunic “These shirts are great!” Check Price
Alex Vando “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.” Check Price
Foxcroft Paityn 3/4 Sleeves “I bought my first wrinkle-free one in 1999 and fell in love with the brand. They were tough to find, but I found some online. They’re always crisp, wash in a sink, and they dry overnight. You can crush it in a bag, roll it in a ball—anything. I have white, black, and turquoise that I take everywhere.” Check Price
Eddie Bauer Departure 2.0 “Eddie Bauer Departure are silky-feeling, wrinkle free travel shirts. I have it in three different colors.” Check Price
Tommy Bahama Hidden Button Closure “I wanted to share a blouse I found at Nordstrom that I absolutely love! It’s a great material that hardly wrinkles, soft, can go with so many things, can layer easily, and it'll be a go-to with any travel I do.” Check Price
Lyssé Schiffer Button Down “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.”  Check Price
Numi The Simone Sustainable Silk Shirt The Numi silk blouse is airy, light, and featherlight, making it incredibly packable! Check Price

 

 

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!

 

 

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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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