If you are staying at a campground or RV park, chances are good you have opted to use the campground showers at some point, whether to conserve water, to avoid filling up the tanks or simply because you want to have a shower longer than three minutes!
The downside to using the showers at campgrounds is that the level of cleanliness can range from spotless to absolutely disgusting.
While most of us wear flip flops in these showers, the struggle remains of trying to get into clothes after your shower without your dirty flip flops touching your clothing, without letting your clothes drag on the wet floor, while trying to avoid touching anything. And for most of us, we are not quite the contortionists that this kind of move requires!
Someone on a Facebook group introduced the idea of a Commando Dress… and it is brilliant!
A commando dress is a maxi dress that you pop on after you have done a quickie dry off, that is suitable for wearing across the campground back to your site. Then you can then change into your clothes in relative ease in the privacy of your own RV or tent. And it is great to wear for sitting outside to enjoy a cup of coffee while your hair dries before changing.
The dress should be longer, since you don’t want a breeze to flip up the bottom and end up accidentally giving the RV park a free show! And it should be a color that won’t become see-through when wet. And many of us have something suitable for a commando dress in our closets already!
While jersey seems to be the overwhelmingly popular option since it can stretch and is easy to get off and on, some have used a cotton sundress they already have one hand, although it can require a bit more wrangling to get it onto a wet body. And they can do double duty as a swimsuit coverup too.
Ready to join the Commando Dress club? Here are some of our favorite and best of all – inexpensive – commando dress options we found, if you don’t have something sitting in the back of your closet already.
Maxi Dress with pockets
I love this one because it has almost 50 solids and prints to choose from and it has pockets! It also has slits up both sides to make it a breeze to walk in. Sizes up to XXL. Also, did we mention the pockets?!? View all the prints. (This also comes in a short sleeved version too with even more print options!)
Here is black:
- Material: 95% Rayon , 5% Spandex.Stretchy,soft and comfy.
And here are a few of our favorite prints:
Short Swing Dress
Prefer a shorter option? This swing style dress comes in a variety of colors and prints.
- Comfortable, flowy fit
Prefer a strapless halter style with elasticized top? This is our favorite (or view all the prints here).
Also, a bonus trick for using in public showers, you can use a puppy pee pad to stand on with bare feet, so you don’t get your feet.