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Indispensable Sleeveless Maxi Dress

Item 635658

Indispensable Sleeveless Maxi DressBreezy sleeveless style looks beautiful on its own or paired with a cardigan or wrap on cooler days. Easy-care performance fabric wicks moisture and sheds wrinkles.
  • UPF50+ sun protection
  • Supplex® nylon/Lycra® jersey
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
  • Lengths: (M) 49"; (Plus) 51"
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 30 reviews)

June 01, 2019
"Absolutely love this dress - fits well!"
By Meg
March 03, 2019
"Lovely dress, nice length and nice fabric. Arm holes are a bit gappy and will require a little intake in the side seam to enable that area to lay smoothly."
October 05, 2018
"According to the size chart it should have fit, but it was on the small side. "
By nannette
thonotosassa, FL
September 21, 2018
"I can't live without these dresses. I pair them with printed sweaters and bling sandals and good to go cruising, shopping, dinner, doctor appointments etc..... want more colors"
August 31, 2018
"Nice quality dress. Feels good on when wearing, and drapes nicely. The fit is a bit snug, so if I order again I would go 1 size up. It looks great for casual or even elegant evening out with a wrap of sometype. "
August 01, 2018
"I love the material. Soft to the touch and moves well. Travels well - three seasons with a sweater or jacket. It does run a little small. "
June 28, 2018
"Have navy and really love the Pesto a little large on top but that is my error...I have lost weight but was afraid a med would have been too small! Should have measured but if is not a serious problem.Would have purchased the brown but it has sold out."
March 09, 2018
"ordered 3 in different colors. not up to travel smith's usual standards too clingy. Not at all happy with travel smith right now. I have ordered many items in past and wear one of their item almost every day. I returned entire order"
By nannette
thonotosassa, FL
March 08, 2018
"loved the shape, the color but ordered a large as I always had and it was very tight around the middle. Wasn't able to order in XL as it was on sale and not available. I really wanted this dress."
January 18, 2018
"Keeping the dress, but had to take to seamstress to adjust armholes, had underneath "wings" my girl knew what to but another $$$"
December 01, 2017
"have loved these dresses since they first came out. took advantage of a sale and on top of that, my husband offered to pay for them! they are always ready, can be dressed up for any occasion, and i find i prefer the longer dresses in heat rather than jeans or even shorts. my collection is now somewhere around 15 of these dresses. i wear them at home every day it's warm enough to."
November 03, 2017
"This is really a lovely dress fits well and the material is excellent for travel. The reason for only 3 stars is because this dress runs small. I wear a PM....(petite medium). I did not return the dress because I really like it, but most likely a PL (petite large) would have fit better. I regularly order petite medium with no problem regarding fit. "
July 06, 2017
"Love the dress, bought two. But they do wrinkle some."
June 08, 2017
"Very comfortable. Wore it for my wedding with a lace jacket over it."
May 15, 2017
"Love it! I'm glad I took the advice to order a size larger than normal. "
May 13, 2017
"beautifil color, does fit abit to neat over the hios1"
By jeantygum
October 21, 2016
"The perfect dress - This is the best dress ever. So far I have it in two colors (navy and plum) and wish it came in emerald green. It's totally comfortable, lightweight, washes beautifully, doesn't wrinkle, swirls beautifully when I walk, the fabric feels scrumptious, it's j- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
August 07, 2016
"Best travel dress ever! - Can't wait to take this dress to Italy. Dress it up for a destination wedding, dress it down for casual sightseeing. I will live in this dress in September!- I recommend this product."
By heyjudithz
August 06, 2016
"prettier than pictured - This one is a winner. It packs well and looks great on.- I recommend this product."
By Patpodwysocki
Lake Monticello, VA
August 06, 2016
"Wonderful dress - I have been looking for a basic black dress and this fits the bill.- I recommend this product."
By sueat103
wine country, CA
July 12, 2016
"small tight dress - I wish I had read reviews before buying.. I have been buying dresses from travel smith for 20 years and have never had one run this small before!I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
June 23, 2016
"Black Magic - I am 5' 1" and bought the PM size of this dress for an upcoming trip to Scotland. The hem hits just at my ankles and fits very comfortably at the waist and bust. The jersey knit is more light weight than I anticipated but will do the trick. It looks lovel- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Yuma, CO
February 18, 2016
"returned - Usually the things I have ordered fit well, or at least consistently. This was 'saggy' in the top and tight across the tummy and hips. Not at all flowing like it appeared in the picture, and shorter than I expected from the picture as well. My first disapI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Chicago, Illinois
November 06, 2015
"Just what I was looking for! - I have not worn it as of yet but sure I will get lots of occasions to. It will travel well. I will be wearing a tank top under the dress.- I recommend this product."
By gtopping703
October 13, 2015
"Great dress but not for me - This was a lovely dress and probably a good one to travel with. Unfortunately, the top fit beautifully but the bottom was a bit snug (my hip size, not the dress's fault). If I got a large, the top would be way to big. The color is definitely more violet a- I recommend this product."
By spooky47
June 05, 2015
"Disappointing - Quality not there, I ordered 3 years ago #35258 and its the best dress ever but needed a dress in navy and thought this would be a good alternative, not so. Please offer #35258 in navy, I will be returning this dress.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 31, 2015
"Great dress for many occasions - This arrived today and I ran upstairs to try it on. I bought this in the petite in Navy blue and I love the style and the weight of the fabric. It seems to be a little heavier than pants I bought in the same fabric and I love that it is heavy enough to no- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
San Francisco,CA
April 23, 2015
"clingy fabric - My husband said it looked like cheap fabric and a bit dowdy. Feels comfortable, though. Way too expensive for what it is. Doesn't look like it will last long.I would not recommend this product."
By chriscrt
St. Petersburg, FL
April 12, 2015
"Lovely knit to travel in - I needed a new black dress to replace a much older one. I live in a warm, humid climate and some may judge this knit as too thin, but it's perfect for summer and will be cute with a cardigan in cooler weather or in air conditioning. It's basic and can be- I recommend this product."
By lasumc
February 12, 2015
"Disappointing - I ordered one in navy, one in black size 1x based on your new sizing measurements. I previously ordered the voyager knit sleeveless long sundress in the new 1x and was very pleased. Not with these. The arm holes gapped at least two inches in the front, thI would not recommend this product."