Infinity Skirt: Our Packing Problems SOLVED

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I typically choose to bypass form and go for function when it comes to packing my backpack for a trip. I cannot stress how much I hate to carry stuff, so when I found the infinity skirt not too long ago, I thought that this was the answer to all of my packing problems (and maybe yours, too).

The infinity skirt is a special sort of item; it can be worn as a skirt, a dress or a top… and in about 100 different ways! Sound too good to be true? It’s not, I swear, and I have the photo evidence to prove it!

Not only can this one item be worn 100 different ways, but it is super light and packs up to the size of a softball. Plus, it just looks cute, which is something I ALWAYS LACK when I travel — something that says, “Hey, I’m a female!”

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The Infinity Skirt:

This is the infinity skirt at its most basic level, but to spice it up, you can tie some layers to the side. One simple skirt can take on a number of personalities to suit your daily travel plans.

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You can create a skirt using the reverse side to expose the other patterns of fabric. Tie the outer layer of this skirt to the side to show off a shorter version for a more playful you.
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The Infinity Dress:

I was surprised to see that I can possibly use the infinity skirt as a dress, and a somewhat classy one at that. By flipping up the top later, and tying a knot, you’ve got a sophisticated dinner date dress that can be turned around for yet another look.
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The Infinity Top:

I watched a video showing me all the ways I can create a top with this skirt, and there were so many that I literally couldn’t keep up. These two tops are pretty basic, yet comfortable and stylish at the same time.

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This infinity top style is probably my favorite. I love the ruffle look in the front along with the simple tie around the neck. It feels summery and fun — perfect for Australia.
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The following top options say cute and laid-back to me. Notice how changing the way the straps are tied changes the entire feel of the top itself.
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My Thoughts on the Infinity Skirt:

Honestly, I’m in love with this little thing and wish I had found it sooner. I originally saw it at Paddy’s Market in Sydney last summer, but when I went back for it, I couldn’t find the stall. Luckily, there was a stall at one of the malls a few weeks ago where both my boyfriend and I were sold.

Being so small and versatile, it is the perfect addition to any female’s backpack. It can be worn to the pool, out to dinner, on a sightseeing tour and then some. Every one (from the shop I bought from) is different, meaning there are different patterns of Indian silk pieced together to produce your skirt.

The infinity skirt is also sold in a longer dress form, which is actually even more versatile. The shop I bought from is not online, but there are many versions of this product available on Amazon.

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Written by Brooke

Brooke Schoenman runs the show at Her Packing List. Inspired from years of travel experience, Brooke decided there needed to be a travel gear site focused on the needs of a wandering female.

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Gear We Use

Organization

Packing Cubes – Organize your luggage with the lightweight, durable and compressible Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Cubes.


Backpacks + Daypacks

Pacsafe – Since they come with extra theft-resisting features, Pacsafe bags make you a more confident traveler. We especially love this bag.

Sea to Summit – Of all the Sea to Summit products, our most recommended is the fits-in-your-palm, super packable Ultra-Sil Daypack.


Personal Care

Nalgene Toiletry Bottles – These leak-free toiletry bottles and tubs come in all sizes – even super tiny, helping minimalists pack it all without bulk.

Turkish Towels – They’re thinner than most travel towels, and they actually cover your body! We can’t get enough of Turkish towels for travel.


Clothing

Speakeasy Supply Co. – They make the awesome hidden pocket infinity scarves that are perfect for stashing secret cash, lip balms, and passports.

Anatomie – Anatomie travel pants come with luxury prices, but they offer many benefits for travelers. See our review of the famous Skyler pants.

Travel Resources

Booking Airfare

Dollar Flight Club – Get flight deal alerts for your preferred departure airport. There is both a free and premium version (recommended for more sweet deals). Members save on average $500 USD per flight!

Skyscanner – Skyscanner is our preferred site for searching flights. They offer unbiased search results and are free from hidden fees. You can also book your hotels and rental cars.


Accommodation

Airbnb – Airbnb is the best place to book out apartments around the world. Sign up using this link to get $37 USD off your first stay booking + $14 USD towards an experience booking!

Booking.com – Search for hotels, hostels, and apartments using this one resource. Use it for flights, car rentals, and airport taxis as well.

Hostelworld – For hostels, Hostelworld remains our number one source for booking stays. Choose from straight up hostels, budget hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Trusted Housesitters – Save money on travel accommodation by becoming a housesitter. Housesitters often have extra duties, like caring for pets and gardens.

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. Sasha says

    I think this is one of the best inventions in fashion EVER!!! I got one of these at Paddy’s Market a year ago and it really is the best thing ever! So versatile!!! The only problem is trying not to buy too many!!! 🙂

  2. Dina says

    Dang, how could I forget buying this before I left Sydney…. Oh well, I hope I will see this item again somewhere else… other than in Paddy’s Market.

  3. Erin says

    I’m not a backpacker, but I can definitely see this as a very useful accessory for our regular weekend trips or even a cruise. It gives you the versatility to have a different look every night in the dining room if you’re on a cruise that has a dress code for dinner! And for our weekend trips, we usually do a fancy dinner and that means a whole separate outfit and shoes. While my husband can still sigh at three pairs of shoes for three days away, at least I can justify them by reducing the amount of clothes I bring! 😀

    • Brooke says

      Haha, I like the way you think! It is so hard to pack when it comes to shoes, hey? You’ll have to let me know if you get it how it works out 🙂

    • MaidMirawyn says

      I live in the US, and these are a staple of my wardrobe in warm weather! I bought my first sari skirt in 2008, just before a big road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado. Santa Fe is a very artsy city and quite hot, so many women wanted to know where I bought it. Fortunately, they’re easy to find now.

      You have inspired my to reconsider packing a couple for our twentieth anniversary cruise to Belize and Mexico this summer! I want to pack light this time; my previous cruise was our first, and I overpacked!

      Thanks for inspiring me to use what I own first!

  4. Heather says

    You have me convinced!! I’ve seen something similar before and thought there was NO WAY I’d be able to figure out all the ways to wear it. But I think you’ve changed my mind — gonna go check it out!

    • Brooke says

      They give you a DVD with it that shows you how to work it – it’s nuts! So many options… I highly recommend. I’ve never had such a sophisticated piece of clothing before 😉

  5. Bethany says

    I WANT ONE!!! Looks so cool!! It would be perfect for me. I love the skirt option – I discovered skirts are awesome on the road and I love the dress option w/ maybe some tights or leggings… oh this is so cute. i gotta see if i can find one online. Looks great on you too Brooke!

  6. Alouise says

    First I gotta say I’m really liking this new site. Second this product is a genius idea. I’m not one for skirts, but this is really cute. I might have to keep my eyes open for one here in Canada.

  7. Marissa says

    So I feel like I should bow down in reverence towards whoever originally thought of this idea, its just that awesome 🙂 Also, may I just say I love the site, and the fact that it has everything girlie-travel related in it for us ladies 🙂

  8. Christine says

    Hello, Brooke! I just bought an infinity dress online and so far I love it. I was just wondering where you got the information for all the different ways you can wear one. I was supposed to get an instructional DVD, but it never came with it. I really love the infinity top look that you have with the ruffles in it. Would you be able to tell me how you tied that?

  9. Adrienne says

    This is awesome! I’m going on a RTW trip soon and have been looking for this item! I remember seeing it at a stall once where the vendor showed a bunch of diff ways to wear it but I couldn’t remember the name of it or find it online (wasn’t sure what to search for)… but thanks to you I’ve found it!

  10. Vicky says

    My boyfriend and I are currently planning a 2 year backpacking trip through Europe and Asia to start this fall (which we hope to document on a travel blog – acoupletravelers.com) and I recently bought the infinity dress on Amazon! I figured with it’s many uses it would be the perfect addition to a backpack — have yet to learn all the different ways of wearing it though! Will have to reference this guide!

  11. Sofie says

    This post is such a great find!
    I might be a bit to clumsy to get it all the ways it can be worn, but this is definitely something I’m putting on my wish list!

  12. Karin Brain says

    I would like to purchase an infinity skirt, I am in Brisbane and need it before Thursday is it possible???
    Cheers
    karin

  13. Jennifer Gutierrez says

    I am trying to find the infinity skirt/dress on amazon. The only item I found was the Jedzebel infinity skirt in long (34 inches). Where can I find the short one you feature on your site???
    Thank you-Jennifer Gutierrez

    • Brooke says

      Hi Jennifer – The company I originally got mine from was selling at a market stall in Sydney, but I don’t think they are still producing. Search for “wrap skirt” to see if that brings up more options for you.

  14. Cyra @ Gastronomic Nomad says

    I just stumbled across the post looking at another post. I know it’s old but I have to say that you make the skirt look really good as a top or dress!

    I have one that I got from Glebe Markets in Sydney ages ago, but I just cannot make it look good as a top or a dress. It’s skirt or nothing for me. Mine came with an instruction DVD (!!!) and I still can’t make it work!

  15. Laramie says

    I have the dress version (bought from a festival in Vermont) and the silk works as a great travel blanket in a pinch.

  16. Julia says

    I REALLY want a dress/skirt like this but I can’t find one I like. I love the red design you have because It’s flirty but not super busy and it could be paired with a lot of different tops (in dress form). Is there another dress like this in a similar color being sold?

  17. Camila says

    Hi Brooke,

    This is amazing! I’ve been looking for ways to look nice ven when I’m backpacking. I’m glad to have found your blog 🙂

    cheers,

    Cami

  18. Marie says

    Dear Broke,
    I’m very happy that I’ve found your blog!
    In the middle of february I will be in Australia, my first travel all alone.

    Could you send me a picture from the dress alone?
    I’m planing to sew one, cause I just found them in one color, but i really like the style of yours!

  19. jennfer says

    Hi Brooke – great post – thank you for taking the time to post this. I am heading off to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand for 8 weeks. This wrap seems like a great addition. Most of the Amazon pages will not allow you to select a color. Do you know if this is something i can just pick up once i am in Thailand (i start in Bangkok then Chiang Mai)?

    Appreciate any advice.

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