What to Wear on an Airplane


Air travel doesn’t have to be 100% comfortable. You can make your flight and time at the airport more comfortable if you wear the right clothing.

You want a mix of style and comfort when you travel with a slight edge toward comfort. You can always change into something more stylish when you reach your destination.

Here are tips for what to wear on an airplane:

Layers: I recommend you wear layers on an airplane regardless of the season. You should bring a sweatshirt or lightweight jacket even if you are traveling from a warmer location or it is the summertime. You can remove the layer if the airplane is too warm. This also allows more room in your carry-on luggage for items you won’t need on the plane.

Fabric: You should choose lightweight fabrics for air travel. This includes linen and cotton. You want the clothing to be breathable and allow air and moisture to pass through it. In 2017, workout-wear has become a popular choice for air travel due to its moisture-wicking technology. You will see several travelers in athletic jumpsuits and pants and shorts.

Tennis Shoes: Leave your high heels in your checked baggage or carry-on and opt for comfortable shoes with a flat bottom. The best choice is sneakers and tennis shoes and they will match athletic wear should you choose to wear workout clothes on the airplane.

Pockets: Wear clothing that has a lot of pockets. You will want fast access to headphones, chewing gum, IDs and other necessities for travel and having pockets means you won’t need to rummage through your purse or carry-on luggage to find what you need.

Loose: You want the clothing you wear on an airplane to be loose and comfortable. You do not want the fabric to be tight on your skin during travel. This will be very uncomfortable over the course of a long flight.

I recommend packing a stylish top or bottom in your carry-on to change into in the bathroom of the airport of your destination. You should have your travel liquids and cosmetics in the carry-on too. This means you can start your trip in style but you will be comfortable on your way there.