How to Pack Your Dress Shirts Like an Expert

Packing for a trip can induce a lot of unnecessary stress and mental frustration. Aside from deciding what to pack, getting down to the logistics of actually filling up your suitcase and making everything fit can often be a big headache. The worst part? Somehow arriving at your destination with wrinkled shirts and less than enough time to figure out an on-the-go laundry situation. For all the working women who travel on business regularly for meetings and conferences, packing efficiently and neatly is crucial.

Even if you don’t need to have your work wardrobe maintain a pristine condition on the fly, you can still benefit from Clutter Healing founder and owner Lili Pettit’s tips. For bulkier pieces like sweaters, T-shirts, and denim, she recommends rolling them to save on precious luggage space. For dress shirts, she says, “button all buttons before folding to avoid wrinkles. If you have the time and resources, use a flat fold traveling shirt organizer to cut down on wrinkles.” Another unexpected trick she swears by? Wrapping each shirt in tissue paper. Who knew?

Now that you know how to pack your dress shirts, shop our favorite picks:
Contrasted buttons shirt

The pretty detail all our work shirts need.

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

This amber color looks especially good with gold jewelry.

Available in sizes UK4 to UK14.

The non-boring answer to all your dress shirts.

Available in sizes 36 to 42.

Yes, polka dots are still going strong.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

The high neck looks so elegant.

Available in sizes XS to XXL.

We may be biased, but this wrap top is über-flattering (and just pretty cute).

Available in sizes TK to 4X.

This piece is all about the corset-inspired tailoring.

Available in sizes XS to M.

Relaxed yet distinctly forward-feeling.

Available in sizes 1 to 4.

Create an effortlessly cool look with this top and your favorite jeans.

Available in sizes FR34 to FR44.

Everyone needs a classic button-down in their closet, and it doesn't get much better than Equipment's array.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Looks extra good with checkered trousers.

Available in sizes UK6 to UK12.

Voluminous sleeves make the perfect statement.

Available in size S/M.

We never thought we'd say this, but the coolest detail about this shirt is the asymmetrical cuffs.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

A neckline we haven't seen much of.

Available in sizes FR34 to FR44.

This is how to wear pink professionally.

Available in sizes in FR32 to FR42.

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