I seemed to have neglected to mention that my entire family is going to Italy in July! We will be spending 10 days in Florence and I am so freaking excited. One of the goals my husband and I have is to try and take the kids out of the country once a year. We were waiting until the boys were older and had a longer attention span, and at ages 7 and almost 10, they are ready. I think we are going to leave Ella with my sister-in-law, who is thrilled to be with a baby for a week.
I am sure I will be blogging more about the trip as we get closer, but right now there is one thing I am obsessed with: what to wear on the plane. I have never left the country as an adult, and I don’t want to schlep in sweatpants and a raggedy t-shirt. But I do want to be comfortable. So I am looking for a dress that doesn’t wrinkle and will look nice after 14 hours of flying. Here are the few I have found so far:
This is a great dress from Shabby Apple. I like the length, and the top reminds me of something Sophia Loren would wear with big hair, dark eyeliner, and large hoop earrings. But I would want to wear a belt with it and that would be uncomfortable on an airplane. Oh sure, I could always take the belt off, but that sort of defeats the purpose.
I found this dress as my beloved Anthropologie. I find they often have nice jersey dresses. This one looks comfortable, but I was hoping to find a dress with sleeves. I could always bring a cardigan, or even a pashmina, but I still like sleeves when I sleep.
With a name like ‘French Film Star Travel Dress’, how could I go wrong? I ‘found’ the J Peterman Catalogue this past January when I wrote this post. I didn’t end up purchasing anything at the time, but now that I found this dress, I might have to make my first purchase from them. This dress is almost perfect- sleeves, no wrinkling, no zipper. But I am worried about the tie being bulky when I try and sleep.
I found this wrap dress at Isabella Oliver, a brand I discovered while pregnant. I bought a few of her maternity outfits and wore the heck out of them while pregnant with Ella. They are very comfortable, high quality, and never wrinkle. My concern about this dress is I found the clothing incredibly sexy! Almost too sexy! I might order this dress and just return it if the slit on the side is too revealing, or the length is too short.
So for now, those are the dresses I have found. I don’t want to wear vintage on the airplane because I am really worried they will get ruined from wearing it for so long and while trying to sleep. Which brings me to my next question:
Is it appropriate to change into pajamas on a nighttime trans-Atlantic flight? Because if that is acceptable etiquette, then maybe I will just bring a nice pair of cotton mens-style pajamas and curl up in those. I heard Victoria Beckham changes into pajamas while flying, so maybe that is a normal thing to do? Anybody know for sure?