how to dress in comfortable style for a long distance flight?
From taxi to the security line and the runway to the luggage carousel - make sure you have the perfect look for those long-haul flights. Between the dry air and uncomfortable seats, try out our tips for how tackle the travel woes and remember - flight fits matter!
10 - 15 hours on the airplane to Shanghai or Los Angeles, that is already a real challenge! But the bigger challenge is - what should I wear on the flight? Departure in the winter cold and arrival in tropical climate. On the plane we are welcomed by a drying air conditioner and later surprised by the heat. What will do justice for all three climate zones? The most suitable is an airy, layered look, where the individual layers can be easily pulled off according to the changing temperatures.
What is most suitable?
1 comfortable trouser,
2 stylish t-shirts
1 cuddly cardigan
- the outfit for the long-distance flight is ready.
- Top part
Cotton shirts that don't have buttons, don't constrict and allow for easy movement are most suitable for the long distance trip. Cotton is a soft, natural material that is soft on the skin and doesn’t start to smell when you sweat.
But, you should take a second shirt with you in your hand luggage, so you are on the safe side. For example, if the red tomato juice unhappily lands on your shirt, you’ll be thankful to have a fresh shirt to change into upon arrival.
Less suitable are tight, classic blouses with button panels. They are tight in the back and the fear that the buttons will open, flies with them. Even if the blouses are equipped with an elastic fibre, it is not advisable. The elastic material makes us sweat quickly and synthetic fibre begins to smell.
A cardigan is the must-have on every journey! According to the cabin temperature, I can put it on and take it off easily, wear it open or closed. The cardigan completes the look, protects against the air conditioning during the flight and I am dressed stylishly from the runway to the hotel.
The sweater is a bit more complicated. It has to be pulled over the head, could destroy your hairstyle and may get stuck on your earrings.
- Lower part
The bottom half of your outfit should be very comfortable. For example, what is better? …A cuddly pair of sweatpants or comfortable jeans? Both are good, but trousers with a flexible waist band are ideal.
The so-called ‘relaxed pants' are available in all price ranges and varying cuts. You can get them from designer brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Boss to environmentally friendly green cotton trousers - the selection is large.
Equally ideal are wide maxi skirts with elastic waistband. Combined with t-shirt and cardigan, it becomes a current BoHo look that also fits perfectly into southern destinations.
- Less suitable are
Trousers and skirts with a tight waistband, because it presses on the stomach after some time and may become irritating. Even opening up the button and zipper won’t really help, at the least when you’re going to the toilet and the evil starts all over again.
Tight skirts and short dresses that slip up while sitting are also unsuitable for a long plane ride.
- Shoes and socks
Sneakers are perfect. Why? During longer flights, the feet swell up and sneakers made of linen or other airy material give way and are the perfect footwear. The lacing can also be loosened to make room for your feet.
They keep you warm when it gets cold and look equally stylish with a skirt and trousers.
It is not advisable to wear sturdy leather shoes. Slippers and lace-up shoes become too tight in the course of the flight and the material does not give way. Instead, they squeeze and become torture for the feet before even leaving the flight.
We also advise against high heels. They look chic, but swollen feet in high heels, all while you have to wait at the luggage belt and drag your suitcase to a bus or taxi? That already starts to hurt, just thinking about it.
Feel-good factor sock: If you're not afraid that you won't get your shoes back at the end of the flight, put jogging socks in your hand luggage and exchange them for shoes. Warm, soft and highly comfortable.
If you still have room in your hand luggage, you can expand your flight comfort zone with the following:
Cashmere Plaid or a wide scarf when it gets cold and dry.
Trombosis stockings and comfortable underwear (too small panties pinch!), so that you have a relaxed flight.
Have a comfortable and stylish flight!