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Breaking the ice: making the most of spring with Icebreaker's Allure Travel dress

  • Apr 16, 2014
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Spring. Any Canadian girl who loves the look and feel of a dress is always happy to see it come, but this year we’re especially anxious. I love winter, but even I found myself longing for the first sight of a crocus by February 1st. 

So I took an all too short hop over the pond to Geneva and London for an early dose of spring weather. In Britain, I got into the local spirit of wool. There is a reason why the British wear wool and it isn’t just that their geography is conducive to raising sheep. Wool performs amazingly well in their damp, coolish climate — traditional Canadian spring weather. Wool can be bulky though, so on top of being less than form fitting, also takes up crazy amounts of luggage space and weight — and increasingly important consideration as luggage allowances continue to shrink.

This is where my new love of wool takes flight — the Allure dress from Icebreaker. The innovative gear maker from New Zealand is known for lightweight merino wool base layers and jackets that make life on the trail a whole lot warmer and drier. Not surprisingly, they make a sexy and super functional wool dress. It’s light weight, packs up compact and doesn’t wrinkle in your luggage. What I love most about this dress is that the merino wool works so well with the see saw of spring weather. It breathes when you are warm and keeps you snug and comfortable when the air turns crisp.

The difference between good clothes and great clothes is in the smallest details, and that’s very much the case with the Allure dress. While it is loose fitting as is currently fashionable, its belt has a flattering affect that makes the fabric flow the contours of your body. Comfortable and stylish, this dress is just one more thing to look forward to as spring starts to bloom.

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