14 Wrinkle-free Travel Clothes That Pack Like a Dream for Summer Trips — All Under $45 at Amazon

These best-selling dresses, shorts, and more will have everyone wondering if you packed a travel steamer.

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Wrinkle-free Travel Clothes Tout

Travel + Leisure / Tyler Roeland

When I arrive at a new destination, I love to unpack immediately. It’s one of the secrets to feeling settled as quickly as possible (jet lag notwithstanding). What I dislike with a passion is pulling out clothes that are covered in wrinkles. Before I discovered the magic of wrinkle-resistant clothing, I used to bring mostly linen outfits on my tropical trips. You can only imagine the nightmare that unfolded when I unzipped my bags.

Wrinkle-resistant clothing, on the other hand, is brilliant for travel. Not only are these pieces treated to survive the suitcase unscathed, but they even come out of their packaging without wrinkles. And many are designed to be machine-washed, but still air-dry straight out of the washer without a crease in sight. There are plenty of wrinkle-resistant pants, tops, dresses, shorts and more out there, so it’s conceivable to design your entire travel wardrobe around this kind of convenience. Plus, many items made to be wrinkle-proof are also engineered with other travel-friendly features: they might wick sweat, repel water, dry quickly, or even protect you from UV rays.

I found 14 fantastic items of wrinkle-free travel clothes for women and men that you can buy for under $45 each at Amazon right now, including a classic button-down, flowy wedding guest dress, and a pair of $25 Wranglers cargo shorts that will make you look like you packed a travel steamer in your luggage. But the secret is these pieces only make you look high-maintenance — and starting at $11, each one is a steal.

Big Dart Women’s Oversized White Button Down

BIG DART Oversized Button Down Shirt


Know what will go with absolutely everything in your closet this summer? An oversized white button-down like this one from Amazon, which one Travel + Leisure writer said they wore for three weeks across Europe — and didn’t have to iron once. Wear it as a beach cover-up on vacation, over a dress on breezy nights, or tucked into linen pants or a skirt for something you can even sport at the office; the possibilities are endless.

To buy: amazon.com, $24 (originally $30)

Pretty Garden Women’s Floral Wrap V-neck Dress

PRETTYGARDEN Women's Floral Wrap V-Neck Midi Dress


All travelers need that one go-to dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the situation, and this wrinkle-free beauty from Pretty Garden delivers whether you need a wedding guest dress to wear with a block heel or a vacation dress you can wear sightseeing or to a café with white sneakers. One Amazon customer praised its wrinkle-free fabric, sharing, “I ordered this dress for my grandson's wedding shower and it was so comfortable and didn't wrinkle. I was so surprised when I took the dress out of the package and hung it on a hanger there were no wrinkles or creases in the fabric. I would highly recommend this brand of dress.”

To buy: amazon.com, $42

Haggar Men's Premium No-Iron Khakis

Haggar Men's Premium No Iron Khaki Classic Fit


When we saw that Amazon’s no. 1 best-selling men’s dress pants also happen to be wrinkle-resistant, we did a double take! These Haggar Premium khakis are no-iron wonders, made of a comfy, stretchy cotton blend with a waist band that expands up to three inches. Your business trips, beach weddings, and cruise outings will never quite be the same with this highly performing pair of pants in your wardrobe. Toss the travel steamer and make room for souvenirs. “Very high-quality material, doesn’t need ironing, and can be machine washed. I will never buy a different brand of dress pants again!” wrote one delighted customer.

To buy: amazon.com, $36 (originally $55)

BTFBM Women’s Summer Sleeveless Tank Dress

BTFBM Women 2023 Summer Sleeveless Tank Dress


What is a travel wardrobe without a short dress you can throw on to run errands, go out for gelato, or grab cocktails in? This bodycon best-seller, which comes in tons of vibrant colors — from fuchsia to royal blue — is the ‘It’ dress of summer and fully wrinkle-proof, according to tons of customers. One traveler called it, “figure flattering, wrinkle-free and easy to pack” as well as “Very comfortable [and] not see through” Yes, it’s form-fitting, but the BTFBM dress has a soft jersey-knit construction and a forgiving ruched front. It’s the like your favorite T-shirt, but a dress — you’ll be totally smitten.

To buy: amazon.com, $32 with on-site coupon (originally $41)

Grace Karin Women’s Tie-Waist Casual Shorts With Pockets

GRACE KARIN Women Bowknot Tie Waist Summer Casual Shorts


We dare you not to fall head over heels for these adorable shorts with their bowknot front tie and their amazing ability to withstand wrinkling even when shoved into your carry-on. They’re made of half viscose, which we love for breathability, and have some polyamide, too, which helps these Grace Karin shorts wick sweat, so they’re great for when you know you’ll be out all day. That fully elastic waist helps them fit and flatter most figures, so this one’s really a throw-it-on-and-go piece — and we really dig this trendy, neutral rust color. “I took them to sweltering Vietnam and was so glad! They are super lightweight to pack and do not wrinkle! They were cool and looked great for photos,” wrote a happy traveler.

To buy: amazon.com, $28

Timeson Women's V Neck Short Sleeve Chiffon Blouse

Timeson Women's V Neck Short Sleeve Curved Hem Sheer Chiffon Blouse


A gauze-y button-down blouse is a true workhorse. Wear it to the museum with a pair of pants. Tuck it into shorts for an al fresco lunch. However you decide to rock this button-down blouse, you’ll be sure to roll up looking smart and put-together even if you just rolled out of bed. This Amazon Essentials shirt has a breathable chiffon construction so it’s not only a stay-cool staple but a light-as-air packing essential. And this one comes in a bunch of neutral and vibrant hues, from pale peach to deep violet, to punch up your holiday style. “I bought these in almost every color,” wrote a big fan. “They never wrinkle. I have left them in the dryer for like two days and they came out unwrinkled.”

To buy: amazon.com, $30 (originally $39)

Woosea Women’s Sleeveless Deep V-Neck Maxi Dress

WOOSEA Women Sleeveless Deep V Neck Loose Plain Long Maxi Casual Dress


The unsung hero of a travel wardrobe is a maxi dress that travels wrinkle-free and washes easily. There’s practically nothing you can’t wear it to. A vineyard, a farmer’s market, dinner by the seaport — this Amazon Choice Woosea dress is going to make you look dreamy anywhere. The rayon blend dress is as comfy as pajamas but suitable for a wedding. It has to be hand-washed, but it never has to be ironed. If you pack one dress, make it this one. 

Take it from more than 9,800 five-star reviewers, including this happy shopper who wrote, “It came out of the package wrinkle-free, ready to wear, and it fit great. My husband came into the room as I was trying it on and immediately, exuberantly complimented me. I went straight to my computer and ordered another in a different color.”

To buy: amazon.com, $38

Baleaf Women's Quick Dry Hiking Pants 

BALEAF Women's Hiking Pants


Active ladies, we’ve found your dream pants: these Baleaf hiking pants emerge from your backpack wrinkle-free, are lightweight and breathable, and wick sweat. No wonder they’re Amazon’s no. 1 best-selling hiking pants! They also have 50+ UPF protection built-in for those days out in the blazing sun from sunrise to sunset. Their pockets zip up too, so no worries about losing your valuables on the journey. “Purchased these for travel in Iceland,” one glacier-trekker wrote. “Rolled them in a towel to get out excess water and hung them over night. They were dry the next day. No wrinkles!”

To buy: amazon.com, $35 (originally $50)

Free Soldier Men's Outdoor Cargo Hiking Pants

FREE SOLDIER Men's Outdoor Cargo Hiking Pants


We found an equally incredible pair of hiking pants for men, too. These Free Soldier pants are lightweight, water-resistant thanks to a DuPont Teflon coating, and they won’t wrinkle no matter what you put them through. They have reinforced articulating knees for ultimate comfort, too, and have 50+ UPF built-in for sun protection. Any sport you’re into, these pants can handle it while making you look completely put-together. “The fabric is stretchy enough so they are very comfortable and they won’t wrinkle in the suitcase. No need to iron either,” wrote one five-star reviewer.

To buy: amazon.com, $38 with on-site coupon (originally $40)

Jerzees Men’s Polo Shirt

Jerzees Men's Short Sleeve Polo Shirt


Meet your new go-to summer travel shirt. This polo is made of a cotton blend that’ll not only stay wrinkle-free in your suitcase, but will also emerge from the washing machine with no need for ironing — it even has a curl-proof collar. The Jerzees polo shirt is built to survive wear and tear thanks to reinforced box stitching and the brand’s built-in SpotShield treatment, which means the shirt repels not only wrinkles but stains, too. It’s a low-maintenance travel companion if we’ve ever met one! And the only thing more incredible than its formidable construction is its budget-friendly price tag. One fan wrote, “truly wrinkle-free. Liquids also do slip-off the shirt. Super happy with the fit and how it lets your body breathe.”

To buy: amazon.com, from $11

Yogipace Women’s Black Yoga Dress Pants

Yoga Dress Pants


With a pair of black slacks in your luggage, you’ll be covered for anything your trip throws at you, from a night at a comedy club to spontaneous reservations at a Michelin star restaurant. These Amazon no. 1 best-sellers are fully wrinkle-resistant, so you’ll be ready to get dressed at the drop of a hat, too. The Yogiplace bootcut slacks are also moisture-wicking, so bring them to any kind of destination — even the tropics. They look incredibly stylish, but with four-way stretch they’re also built for comfort. Plus, they come in so many sizes they’re practically tailor-made. One five-star reviewer wrote, “I love the stretch, the fact that they don't wrinkle, the fact that dog hair easily brushes off, and the thickness of them. They're not so thick that they're hot... But not so thin that they're sheer.”

To buy: amazon.com, from $37

Merokeety T-Shirt Dress

MEROKEETY Women's Short Sleeve Crew Neck T Shirt Dress


You can never have too many wrinkle-resistant T-shirt dresses on hand for summer travel, and this Amazon stunner is a vacation go-to for another fellow T+L travel writer. She paired it with slip-on sneakers during a trip to Puerto Vallarta, but it would be equally at home on New York City streets or even running errands at home. The tie-waist offers a flattering fit, and the soft rayon-spandex blend provides stretch and no wrinkles while still being machine washable for easy travel.

To buy: amazon.com, $32 (originally $40)

Wrangler Authentics Men's Classic Cargo Stretch Shorts

Wrangler Authentics Men's Classic Cargo Stretch Short


It’s as clear as day why these Wrangler Authentics shorts are Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling men’s cargo shorts. Yes, they’re the perfect everyday cargo shorts, but the mostly cotton pair has a little bit of spandex and a 10-inch inseam for ultimate on-the-go comfort, plus they travel and wash with no wrinkles, which is a coup for cotton shorts! And with all those little pockets for carrying keys, earbuds, your cell phone and more essentials, they might be the only shorts you need to pack. “The 'piece de resistance'.....they wash up wrinkle-free and without that nasty ‘roll-up’ of the fabric surrounding the zipper,” wrote a five-star reviewer.

To buy: amazon.com, $25

Dockers Men's Classic Fit Short Sleeve Shirt

Dockers Men's Classic Fit Short Sleeve


The perfect button-down summer shirt for men exists, and it’s made by Dockers, of course. This Comfort Flex shirt is engineered for wearability, with no-wrinkle technology and a stretchy materials that extends to its collar. The irony of this effortless top is that it’s iron-free but always looks freshly pressed, even right out of your suitcase. Wear it anywhere from the park to the opera, and look as sharp as a tack. One shopper confirmed, “The material is nice and doesn’t wrinkle” and said it’s even their “top favorite shirt to pack for trips.”

To buy: amazon.com, from $26 (originally $35)

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