Day 1: COMFORT
I am a temporary expat in Thailand and needed to go on a visa run to Malaysia. I usually wear comfortable clothing on these long travel days because they typically consist of at least 12 hours of bus time. I left the house at 6:30am (as seen in the 1st pic) and arrived in Penang at 8:30pm (2nd pic). Not only did I discover the dress was super comfortable during the journey but I also felt slightly more human arriving at my destination wearing something nicer than pajama pants.
Day 2: MODESTY
Although Malaysia is a Muslim country, Penang has a slightly more relaxed dress code because of the tourists. Regardless, I wanted to be respectful and wore Twelve Ways as a travel skirt while we went sightseeing around the historical area. I’m 5’2” so I was able to get a maxi skirt look but if you’re taller, you can probably get away with a below the knee look which would still keep you modest for a more conservative country.
Day 3: RELAXED COVERAGE
Today we made our way back to Thailand so I needed something comfortable for the journey but also modest as we transferred through a more conservative part of Thailand – Hat Yai. I wore Twelve Ways as a tunic over leggings and used a long sleeve button up shirt as a slight cover up for my shoulders.
Day 4: DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY!
A friend I met in Playa del Carmen last year made a stop on the island and I took her dancing to one of my favorite clubs. I wore the Twelve Ways as top over short denim shorts but I was concerned that I’d be tugging the top the entire night to keep it from falling down like with most tube tops. To my surprise, I danced the night away and never had to worry about having a Janet Jackson malfunction! Top marks as a tube top!
Day 5: LITTLE BLACK DRESS (Skirt)
Wore Twelve Ways as a mid-thigh skirt today paired with a basic black tank top and belt. Together a simple yet polished travel outfit or a Little Black Travel Dress to be jazzed up with accessories. Nothing special today – just ran errands near Big Buddha.
Day 6: EVERYDAY
Nothing special today just grocery shopping and errands. Wore the Twelve Ways as a longer skirt with black tank top and scarf. I’ve been wanting a plain black maxi dress for a while, so this travel outfit is a good substitute.
Day 7: BOHEMIAN
Eager to play with the zippers, I wore Twelve Ways as a skirt with a high slit on one side and converted my wrap skirt into a top. Perfectly beach appropriate, my boyfriend liked the look!
Day 8: SAND AND SUN
Beach time is a big part of my travels so I had to put the dress to the test as a beach cover up. Other convertible dresses are too delicate to be worn on the beach. Fortunately, the salt water and sand didn’t ruin the dress. I wore the dress home with a wet bathing suit and soaked the dress in fresh water to avoid any damage – perfect results!
Friday night is a fun market at Fisherman’s Village featuring great food and cheap drinks. I wore the Twelve Ways shorter in the front and longer in the back accessorized with a belt (and scarf that missed the pics). I liked this look because I was able to maintain proper coverage behind and show my legs a little in the front. If we had gone out dancing like we usually do on Friday nights after the market, I would have shortened the dress on both sides for a club outfit on the go!
Day 10: DATE APPROVED
I wore Twelve Ways as a top over medium length denim shorts and scarf for a special dinner and movie date night. We went to an incredible local Thai restaurant and watched the movie Loopers. It was nice to have a dressier top that I could wear on a special yet casual evening for a rare travel date night
Day 11: VACATION TIME
We made our way to Lamai for a little weekend getaway in one of my favorite beach enclaves. Wanting a more refined look, I wore Twelve Ways in the regular dress style with a colorful sleeveless button up top. Going to a more upscale vacation area, it was nice clean up the backpacker look.
Day 12: FUN and FLIRTY
Settled into my weekend holiday, I wore Twelve Ways in a short style to hang out by the beach before jumping in to snorkel in the beautiful bay. Wearing the dress like this I feel fun and even flirty but it’s nice to know the same travel dress can also convert into a more modest clothing item like on my first days in Malaysia.
*While I did receive two complimentary Twelve Ways dresses, I didn’t receive any compensation for the challenge other than fun and new travel outfit ideas