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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: Amazon | 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: 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, 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 | 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.
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: Amazon | Eddie Bauer
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.” 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 six colors, including this green dune 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
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|The Best Women’s Dress Shirts and Blouses for Travel|
|Womens Linen Button Down Shirt: Quince Longsleeve Shirt||A traveler says of this top, “Perfect weight, fit, and cut on this shirt. It really is a great capsule wardrobe piece!”||Check Price|
|Editor’s Pick: 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|
|No-Iron Plus Size Womens Dress Shirts: 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|
|Women’s Button Down Dress Shirts: 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|
|Women's Button Up Dress Shirts: Foxcroft Taylor Non-Iron 3/4 Tunic||“These shirts are great!”||Check Price|
|Ladies Long Sleeve Button Down Blouse: 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|
|Low Maintenance Dress Shirts for Women: Spanx Silk Button Down||“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!”||Check Price|
|No Iron Dress Shirts Womens: Eddie Bauer Departure 2.0||“Eddie Bauer Departure are silky-feeling, wrinkle free travel shirts. I have it in three different colors.”||Check Price|
|Women’s Long Sleeve Blouses: Caslon Linen Button Up Shirt||“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.”||Check Price|
|Womens Wide Collared Dress Shirts: 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|
|Sustainable Womens Silk Shirt: Numi The Simone||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!
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!
What do you think are the best travel dress shirts or blouses? Share and comment below!
For more women’s shirts, please read:
- Upgrade Your Travel Wardrobe with the Best T-Shirts for Women
- Best Long Sleeve T Shirts for Women: Ideal for Layering
- Best Tank Tops for Women That Are So Comfy and Versatile
- These Women’s Wrinkle Free Shirts Will Make Packing a Breeze
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After reading this post I ordered an Eddie Bauer Departure shirt, and I loved it so much I now have a second! They wash and wear well and do not wrinkle. Best of all, they come in tall sizes, which is great because I have a long torso. I always travel with one of these shirts, and they are in my regular rotation at home, too. Thank you for the recommendation!
Wish you showed patterns.
I love the Eddie Bauer Departure Shirt!
This has been so helpful. I have never travelled with shirts as I loathe ironing. Will be checking out the wrinkle free options!
After reading all your travel shirt and white shirt blogs, I ended up deciding on the Eddie Bauer Departure shirt. I absolutely love it! No wrinkles, even when I tuck into my pants, not see through, super lightweight, and tons of stretch so it’s super comfortable yet structured. Thanks so much for the recommendations!
Thank you for including plus size options.
So many good choices. I have been thinking about several on the list for an upcoming month long trip to Europe. Love the comparisons.
I love the packing shirt ideas! I have bought a hole from Eddie Bauer.
After reading the reviews, I’ve added 2 Eddie Bauer Departure 2 shirts to my travel list for my Australia cruise. They will be easy to pack and versatile.
Thank you for the reviews! I too purchased the Eddie Bauer Departure shirt. It has exceeded my expectations and love I wearing this at home and while traveling
Thank you for this! Shirts are an area in my wardrobe where I really struggle. All of these look like great contenders for a new addition to my closet!
Thanks for this review! I found the Eddie Bauer ripstop shirt at Costco, I’m packing it for upcoming trip to Scotland.
Those white Eddie Bauer shirts look like just what I’ve been looking for, thank you so much!!!!
Love this list. Looking to add a button up top to my wardrobe. Starting with this. Thanks!
Absolutely love the Eddie Bauer Departure shirt! I have it in tow colors and it’s been the workhorse of my recent trip to Ireland. So many different ways to wear it.
I am so grateful that I found TFG blog and FB page! I am getting ready for 10 days in Italy in mid-October and was so stuck on what to pack and also wanting a capsule wardrobe. This blog has been tremendously helpful in pointing me in the right direction. I am wondering if it’s ok to wear jeans with “fashion rips” in them when in Italy? I have an awesome pair of black jeans but they do have a rip in the knee. Are Italians wearing ripped jeans??
I have two Eddie Bauer v-neck tank tops and a pair of pants from the Departure line that I love. They hang/drape nicely on the body. They’re lightweight, dries within hours after hand washing, wrinkle resistant and are UPF rated. My next purchase will be the long-sleeved shirt. If it wasn’t for this blog, I wouldn’t have known about the line. Thank you!
Love reading what is best for packing as I plan my trip to Europe next year!
I’m looking to build a travel capsule and love all the input on the perfect shirts. I will definitely be linking over to some of your sites to purchase. Thank you for all your wonderful tips.
I love your posts! I especially love your choice in tops. I have sometimes felt left out when I read about women who wear tops meant for tiny people. Your swimsuit and blouse choices are super classy and fashionable. Thank you for pointing the way to having better style when traveling. I especially love your Anatomie jackets. So cute!!
I love packing cubes I’ve labeled mine with embroidery for tops, bottoms, undies, bras
I LOVE the EB rip stop shirt!! It’s been my go-to in the summer for sun protection and when I just need a layer to chase away a chill. Great for travel and it washes and hangs dry like a dream. I have white and am looking at more colors. Great recommendation from TFG!
I truly appreciate the curated list of shirts. I bought the Eddie Bauer. Love that you can wear alone or as a quasi-jacket. We are headed for safaris in Africa and then later to the Galapagos. I’m sure the shirt will be well-used. Thanks!
Wow, I’m so happy to learn about all the different brands for great travel clothing! My favorite is Anatomie. I bought two of their Buddha blouses for a recent trip and felt so pulled together when I wore them.
The reviews are so helpful. I’ve struggled for years to find the “just right” white button down. In a recent post someone suggested I have one altered. Brilliant!!!
Now I’m looking at the Numi and thinking hmmmmm!!! ❤️
I love the Eddie Bauer shirts
Absolutely love Anatomie brand clothing. I’ve been wearing the brand for over 12 years. Highest quality and so easy for travel. Machine washable too.
I only recently added a. button-up shirt to my wardrobe but I’m really happy that I did – the shirt can pull double-duty as a swim cover-up!
I just bought the EB departure shirt in white, have not worn it but can’t wait to take it on a short trip next month.
Thank you for all your awesome recommendations! I look forward to your emails (especially the Nordstrom anniversary sale posts!) Been following for a few years now and your ideas came in very handy on my last trip to Europe!
Just picked up the EB departure shirt at Costco. While I have not worn it yet I can’t wait to take it on a test “trip”.
Just picked up the EB departure shirt at Costco. While I have not worn it yet I can’t wait to take it on a test “trip”.
I always find the posts so informative. Lots of detail and very honest critiques.
I’ve purchased so many recommendations from reading here and the FB page but my most recent have been the EB Ripstop ( have in 2 colors now) and the EB Departure shirt in white which I love even more for how stretchy and classy looking! Thank you for all you do to share with us!
I love the elevated look of the Anatomie Alida! Think I need to add it to my closet and my suitcase.
Thank you! I have an Eddie Bauer dress and packable down jacket that I love for travel. I may need to try some shirts.
I always appreciate the summary and shopping info at the end of your blog posts. That way I can immerse myself in the descriptions and then check for the details on my favorites at then end. There are always a couple that are new to me— in this case, I will be keeping an eye on sales at Nordstrom for the TB shirt!
I really love that you have reviews for clothes women have tried and loved.
Thank you! I always like TFG’s posts. Very detailed and useful. They even tell us how to pack the shirts. After reading this article I’ll try the Eddie Bauer Departure.
Always so helpful and great layout for seeing options, learning more about them and learning about where to buy them! I so admire you and love your newsletters and blog posts! I love to travel, travel for work and fun and to rotate with siblings for caregiving for our aging parents. Thanks to your advice, I have learned about and purchased several items that are spot on how you describe them. So thank you so much for sticking to your dreams!
Wow! 10 yrs! Keep up the great work. Can’t wait to get lucky and get one of the giveaways!
I love Coolibar UPF t-shirts for travel. They keep my skin protected, and the darker colors are easy to dress up in the evenings, if needed.
I love the Lands End shirt!
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect packable button down; thanks for the curated list!
Great list! I love my Lands End long sleeve no iron shirt in blue and white stripes. It has been a staple in my closet for years and still washes and dries wrinkle free. I also have a couple of long sleeve button up shirts in linen from Tommy Bahama. I’m a petite 4-6 and both of these brands offer petite sizes.
I’ve read a lot of comments from readers about the Eddie Bauer Departure. Going to try that one for my next trip.
Thank you! I’ve actually been wondering about 2 of these in my own and now I’m going to try them out.