You are women who know that travel is glamourous. You will be meeting, greeting and sharing seat and you know that requires looking your best. However, you also know that chances are that if you wear anything for a thirteen-hour flight, you may want to it burn afterward. Not only will you be sick of looking at it, chances are, you will have slept in it, eaten in it, and possibly been a little sick in it. And herein lies the dilemma. What do you have in your closet that is elegant, evolved, and potentially disposable? If you are looking for something to wear for the long haul flight, here are a few suggestions.
Curling up in a blanket in a plane seat can be pretty hard to do, and scarves have a strange way of becoming misplaced; you may appreciate some less adjustable warmth. You can snuggle into a turtleneck during your flight, and still manage to look polished when you come off the plane.
A longline cardigan sweater can serve as a blanket in disguise. Plus, you can always throw it over anything that gets dripped on, sweated on, or wrinkled during the flight.
When is a hoodie not useful? When traveling, a hoodie with a slim fit and substantial hood is best; you don’t want to look like you’re going to the gym. Fashion hoodies are appropriate for daily wear, but you may not want to wear your sweats on the bottom.
A full, long length skirt provides comfort and range of movement. Look for one in a thick heavy material for maximum comfort and minimum wrinkles that will let you curl your legs or spread them in transit.
Ankle boots with a zip are the most stylish way to move quickly through a security line.
Gaucho pants are a great way to go, provided the fabric is substantial enough to stand up to the challenges of a long flight. They’re cozy without being restrictive, are easy to move in, and will guarantee a smart and stylish arrival.
The Casual Dress
A below the knee dress made of a jersey, soft cotton, or viscose can work really well on a flight. Look for something tight fitting that provides easy movement without fussy detail.
Silk Blend Top
Although silk is generally thought to be airy, it can actually be quite warm, which makes it great for a drafty cabin. However, whereas 100% silk notoriously wrinkles as soon as you move, a silk-poly blend will remain crisp for a longer time and is a better choice for flight. Prints are also a good bet if camouflaging wrinkles is a priority.
Stretchy pants give a little without wrinkling too much. Aim to find a pair with a bit of Lycra and synthetic fibers for best staying power during your flight.
The vest is always good for keeping your body and neck warm while leaving your arms free to move. Plus, the pockets can be great for holding anything you need quick access to, like plane tickets and chapstick.
Are you traveling this year? Tell us how you maintain elegance while staying comfortable for the long haul.