With the last bank hoilday of the year just around the corner, and with many people opting for a late Summer break, Summer holiday packing and wardrobes are still a hot topic of conversation. But with more people opting to travel hand luggage only in order to avoid the extra charges and the long waits at the baggage carousel, savvy packing and versatile pieces have become more important than ever.
Derbyshire based David Nieper are a fashion company who understand this. With a collection that is fiercely ‘Made in Britain’, both designed and created in Derbyshire, the company has worked hard to create pieces for a travel collection that are multi-functional, and non-crease (no need to pack that travel iron). Add in the fact that they are elegant style classics and you get pieces that will serve you for vacations for years to come.
Here are some pieces from the current travel collection that caught my eye.
The Uncrushable Jersey Dress
This dress is a total no-brainer. This is a soft, stretch jersey that will not crease – it can literally be scrunched up and thrown into your case. This dress comes in two lengths, but, for me, the maxi length is classic elegance. It would work for both day, with some toe post sandals, or evening, teamed with a strappy sandal and silver jewellery.
The uncrushable skirt
Another great holiday piece. White is always a great choice when you have a suntan, and, as you can see from the picture, this skirt can serve you well worn over your swimsuit for a bit of sightseeing. Add a silky camisole in classic black for a retro monochrome look that will hark back to all those chic 1950s Riviera looks.
The Essential Soft Jersey Vest
I love this piece – it would go with everything, from Capri pants to a pencil skirt, or just worn casually with cut off jeans. The straps are so perfect for actually covering your bra straps, and this is also double fronted to avoid see-thru moments. Just a total hero piece.
This super glamorous swimsuit is the height of poolside glamour, but is also totally sensible. The design is perfect for covering up ‘jelly belly’ as the draping is super flattering, whilst the legs are classic cut. You could easily add a skater skirt or a pair of shorts over this for cocktails at the poolside bar.
Pure Silk and Cotton Kaftan
A beautiful silk kaftan is a versatile piece that has had a real surge in popularity in 2016. This is thanks to fashionista’s like Rihanna, who have shown that they can be a cool and stylish choice for City wear as well as for the traditional beach cover up.
What do you pack in your hand luggage only case?