Chico’s marks 20 years of wrinkle-free wardrobes for travelers

Chico's iconic Travelers Collection has been updated for the 21st century femme for whom fashion, functionality and feel-good fabrics are key factors for packability and panache. (Chico's)

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Chico's iconic Travelers Collection has been updated for the 21st century femme for whom fashion, functionality and feel-good fabrics are key factors for packability and panache. (Chico's)

Two words: wrinkle-free. When it comes to packing for a trip, unless you’re planning to hang everything in a suiter or layer it in reams of tissue paper, you’re going to get wrinkles — lots and lots of wrinkles.

Enter Chico’s iconic Travelers Collection ($69-$109), which celebrates 20 years this month of its always-contemporary wardrobe pieces made of fabric that is incredibly soft, machine-washable and wrinkle-proof. To mark the occasion, Chico’s is presenting its 9-Piece Classic Travelers Collection — dresses, skirts, tees, tops and jackets, in fresh, style-savvy designs that dress up and down for all-around versatility and packability.

“Our goal is to make women feel effortlessly stylish for both the journey and the destination,” said a Chico’s spokesperson. “Our Travelers Collection is truly designed to withstand any sort of travel, from getting packed tightly in a suitcase to staying comfortable on long flights.”

These pieces hold their shape in a wrinkle-resistant fabric blend that doesn’t shrink, stretch out or sag. They look as good coming out of the suitcase as they do going in, are ready to throw on, and can be accessorized for multiple styles. The color palette, primarily in black and augmented with pieces in royal blue and an animal print, is timeless and always on trend.

“We carefully select fabrics that keep their shape, don’t wrinkle, and are machine-washable,” the spokesperson added.

Need a wrap? Snuggle into the Travelers’ go-everywhere cardigan. With open-front draping and back-pleating for a figure-enhancing design, the cardigan is an essential fall wardrobe piece.

The calf-skimming dress with three-quarter-length sleeves hugs curves for a super flattering silhouette. The sleeveless, maxi-length dress is flirtatious, with side slits and faux-leather detailing at the shoulders. Smooth, sleek and confident, the pencil skirt is equally at home at a business meeting or a dinner outing.

Pairing beautifully with the Travelers skirt and pants are the animal-print Sierra top with three-quarter-length sleeves; the mock-neck top embellished with tiers of bronze-tone studs; a top whose sweeping asymmetrical hem lends dramatic flair; and another sporting monochromatic patchwork detailing.

Making its debut on September 27 will be the Travelers Classic Faux Leather Trim Jacket, the ninth and final piece in this collection.