Today I’m joining my friend Cindy to share our new favorite black dress for travel and sharing 3 ways to wear it! The dress I am sharing today is so easy to wear and who doesn’t love a one-piece easy dress for those days when you say…I have nothing to wear as you stare into a closet full of clothes!
You only have to lose your luggage once on a two week surf trip to France to never again check your luggage. At 5’10” and a size 10.5 shoe I am not the easiest to fit and least not happily. My daughter can look at something and know if it will fit and it always does. I’m not that way. So now, I only do carry-on no matter how long I’m traveling. Having one black dress that I can wear multiple ways is key.
What I love about this dress from COS
I have been wearing COS dresses ever since I worked at Serena & Lily. They are my go-to for dresses or tunics that I can wear over jeans. I saw this dress on Instagram on a much younger, adorable woman and she showed how to wear it through the seasons! I am showing how I plan to wear it through spring and summer. I’m sure I’ll keep wearing it in the fall and winter too!
It’s 90% cotton and 10% elastane. It is a wash and hang-to-dry kind of dress. And when I say wash, I mean you could wash this is the sink and hang it up and it looks great! I love pieces like this for travel. It folds up easily and doesn’t take up a lot of space.
What is the fit like?
I’m tall and I still feel like this midi dress works. I’ve seen it on women that are more average height and wearing it with everything from a fun sneaker to a bootie. It has toggle ties on each side that can easily adjust to make the waist the perfect size.
It’s easy to wear as is or layer under with a long sleeve t-shirt or striped-shirt for a spring look. Even thought the sleeves are full, the material is soft enough to wear a coat in the winter or thick cardigan over it without having it feel bulky. Like I said, this dress is very easy to wear!
1. I love this dress with all black
Spring has come very slowly here in the northeast so I’ve been layering a long sleeve black t-shirt under the dress. I love these long and short sleeve t-shirts from Lululemon for layering or to wear on their own. If you’ve followed me for more than a minute, you know I only wear flats. These are Oxfords from Cole-Haan and very old. Here are a few oxfords that I love currently.
2. A black dress with brown shoes and bag
I love mixing brown and black. It’s like mixing metals in your home. I’m all for it. Both the bag and shoes are old. The bag is a Goyard that we got in Paris a very long time ago and the oxfords are Cole-Haan. They no longer make them, but The Office of Anglea Scott makes the most gorgeous shoes and specifically oxfords that I have on my wish list for when I need a new pair! Mine are similar to this pair at Nordstrom!
3. This dress can be worn with almost anything and that includes Birkenstocks
I love the new Big Buckle Birkenstocks and I think they are perfect with this dress for running errands around town, in the city or anywhere I travel. On the left, I am wearing my Kule boyfriend fit stripe shirt under the dress. I am wearing it with Birkenstocks, but I think it would be cute with sneakers like these too!
I received this bag from Uashmama a little too late to include in the post. But I will be wearing my navy tote with my COS dress too! I love black and navy together!