We all want a dress that is relaxed and lets us move with ease. But no one wants a dress that looks like a sack. What if you could have a relaxed fit, with ease of movement, and it was also the perfect travel dress? Enter my favorite Lularoe travel dress: the Carly dress.
The Carly dress is a “swing” dress that flatters our good parts and is flowing and easy with the not-so-good parts. I call her the Queen of Blurring (she will blur/hide the less-than-desirable tummy, butt, and hips). And, she can look casual or dressy depending on the fabrics, prints, and accessories. I love the high-low hemline and short sleeves on the Carly dress.
The Carly was my first Lularoe dress and is still my favorite! She is my go-to-dress for travel. As many of you know, my handsome son (John), my beautiful daughter-in-law (Sanne), and my precious two-year-old granddaughter (Ida) live in Denmark. I am fortunate enough to visit them each year for several weeks. Denmark and its people are amazing, but the plane ride is brutal.
With my Carly, a pair of leggings, a scarf, and a Sarah cardigan, I am ready for almost anything. I am adequately layered in case the plane or airport is too warm or too cold. Okay, I might need a few other things — like a few glasses of wine, snacks, 3 to 4 in-flight movies, cell phone, charger, my IPAD, a good book (in case I forgot to put my charger in my carry-on!!! which I did once!), neck pillow, eye mask, compression socks, meditation music, and maybe a cute male steward. Did I mention, I cannot sleep on planes?? Except for my first trip to Denmark when I was bumped to FIRST CLASS!!! It pays to fly alone!
Oh, yeah, back to Miss Carly.
How to Style your Carly Dress
Here are a few of the many ways to style her:
- Tied up with a knot on one side or both sides
- Knotted in the front or the back
- Belted under the bust
- As a wrap dress
- Worn over leggings
- Paired with a Cassie skirt
- Topping a Julia dress
- Layer with a Lynnae (Lularoe’s new long-sleeved top)
But the best thing of all: no matter what you do to the Carly including sleeping in it (or trying to sleep in it on a plane), wadding it up in a suitcase or backpack, spilling food down the front, having baby spit-up on your shoulder, slamming it in a door, it will look fabulous with a couple of shakes and some smoothing with your hands or a quick rinse in a bathroom sink.
The founder of Lularoe, Deanne Stidham, named this dress The Carly after her daughter-in-law Carly. Is it any surprise that it is my favorite Lularoe travel dress?