With the cold weather here to stay for a while, many people are dreaming of that perfect, warm weather getaway this winter. If you’re about to jump on a plane you’re likely strategizing as to the best way to pack light and to store your lingerie items.
Several lingerie companies, like Ligne de Soie, are designing pieces to withstand the rigors of travel (i.e., they don’t wrinkle much), while others are offering travel kits ideal for slipping into your carry-on.
These sets contain soft, beautiful items that are ideal for travel because they pack up small and, in some cases, also do double fashion duty. Meaning you can pack less and use more.
Bamford’s Organic Cashmere Travel Set ($695, above) is made up of four indispensible travel items. You get a warm cashmere scarf in a dark grey that works great worn with any outfit, including jeans and a t-shirt. The scarf is big and thick enough to also double as a warm blanket during a chilly flight, which is also when you’ll want to slip on the cable knit socks. Bamford’s eye mask and hot water bottle make sure your holiday nights are peaceful ones.
Lounge Lover’s Travel Babe Lounge Set ($475, main photo above) is just that — a loungewear set ideal for travelers. The cashmere-blend pieces include lounge pants, a drape-front cardigan and a tank dress that can be worn together or apart. Not only can these pieces be worn in a variety of different ways but they’re also great for packing, easily slipping into the small grey pouch they come in. For a comfortable yet stylish addition wear with Newbark’s leather slip-ons.
White+Warren is a brand favored by stars like Angelina Jolie. Travel in comfort and style with one of their Cashmere Travel Wraps (above, $295) and their flexible Cashmere Slippers ($160), which come in a variety of colors and in their own easily packed pouch.
When packing for a holiday there’s always the question of how to best pack your delicate lingerie, not to mention the best way to deal with them once they’ve been worn. These stylish lingerie bags hold the answer.
Artillerie‘s lingerie bags come in a varitey of styles, fabrics and colors. The Original Lingerie Traveller (like the Rock Star Madrileña above, $135) comes with a large inside pocket plus three exterior zippered compartments. The rear compartment runs the length of the bag and is ideal for storing bras and scarves. Inside you’ll also find a hidden pocket, perfect for hiding a secret or two. The company’s Glamour Envelopes are inspired by Babette, France and the 1960s. These magnetic-close pouches come in three different styles (Large, Medium and Clutch) and work well for storing delicate items like silk and lace.
Julianna Rae also manufactuers pretty lingerie bags in various materials and colors. This Midnight Flight Silk Lingerie Bag retails for $38 and features pockets for both your clean and dirty underthings.
The Laundress’ Travel Kit (below, $8-$44) includes mesh bags and pint-sized cleaning products. The bags are ideal for separating your underthings and can also be used if you choose to wash them while away. The kit also includes Lingerie Wash, a stain solution and a fabric refresher that can be used on both your clothing and your unmentionables.
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If your vacation is for two, you may want to bring along a travel set like the ones offered by Kiki de Montparnasse. This Romantic Getaway Set ($1,250) includes a Travel Intimacy Kit, Amour Travel Blanket and Tie Cuffs, among other things meant to make your vacation too hot to handle.
If you’re looking for a gift for the jet-setter in your life any of these kits would be ideal. Buying for your sweetheart? Think about adding a ticket to a farflung locale and you’ll certainly be a hero in her eyes.