Crafting the Perfect Plane Outfit: The Real Gal’s Guide

You always see photos of celebrities arriving to the airport looking effortlessly chic, but how do us real gals do it? What do we wear when flying that balances out our need to be comfortable and our desire to reach our packing goals, all while not looking like a total slob?

Avoid Tight Clothing: To keep comfortable and prevent yourself from falling victim to deep vein thrombosis, which creates blood clots from flying, wear your clothing as loose as possible.

What to Avoid Wearing on a Plane

When you’re traveling on a short haul flight – think anything up to 3 hours – you can probably get away with wearing your normal daily clothes and not have it be too much of an issue.

Short Haul Flight Outfits

Making yourself as comfortable as possible will go a long way in combating the hell that can be economy class flying. When you’re counting down the minutes until touchdown, the last thing you want to be thinking about is how your pants are digging into your gut.

Long Haul Flight Outfits

Comfort is my priority. I usually go for a longer top/tunic/dress that I throw over black leggings. I’ll wear my sneakers on the plane as it saves space in my minimal luggage.

What do I wear on a long flight?

To combat chills in flight, I tend to throw on a scarf, or a long wrap/cardigan (my Icebreaker Bliss Wrap has been my go-to for a couple years now), or both!

There is no harm in changing into your dressy attire once you arrive. Simply plan ahead and have the pieces easily accessible in your carry-on. It should only take a few minutes, and you will be so thankful you can put on fresh clothes after flying.

What do I wear if I have a special event on arrival?

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