Yes, you can pack for a WEEK in just your hand luggage

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You've grappled with the fake tan, finally located your passport among a pile of old bills and fought your way through the sales to find that elusive

English: Luggage carousel at Ben-Gurion Intern...

English: Luggage carousel at Ben-Gurion International Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Jenny Stocks and Eliza Scarborough

You’ve grappled with the fake tan, finally located your passport among a pile of old bills and fought your way through the sales to find that elusive bikini in your size.

But just when you think everything is sorted for your summer eak, a new baggage restriction throws a spanner in the works.

This month, easyJet announced it was reducing cabin baggage size by a third, so only cases measuring a teeny-tiny 50cm x 40cm x 20cm could be guaranteed on board.

Sorted: Even Ryanair couldn’t quibble with this tiny but thoroughly stylish case of clothes

Anything above that may have to be checked in on busier flights, leading to long waits by the baggage carousel at the other end.

So is it really possible to pack for a week’s short-haul sunshine trip inside those tight parameters?

Yes, if you choose every item carefully and use some nifty packing tricks. Luckily, we have done the hard work for you and here is our no-nonsense guide to travelling light.

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There is no better way to switch from beach to restaurant than an elegant kaftan (�12, clothingattesco.com).

Pick a material that dries quickly and won’t crease too much so it can be folded small and slotted into your case. You can easily throw this on over a bikini, but it also doubles up for evening when teamed with trousers and a necklace.

The only other top you need is a silk shirt — the one luxury piece to give any outfit a glamorous edge.

Choose a ight shade like this pink to give a real pop of colour . You can button it up, tuck it in, wear it over your swimwear, knot it over a maxi dress — the possibilities are endless.

This is the toughest item to pack, so fold gently and put in your case last to avoid creasing.

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