Long flights are stressful, especially if you must get comfortable in a tiny seat for hours on end. It is often tempting to just throw on whatever you can find (and escape the dreaded overhead bin), but you will regret that choice once you arrive at your destination and must wheel your luggage through three airports. Before your trip, wear travel clothes that are both comfortable and serviceable. Trench coats and sweaters are versatile items that look good and are comfortable no matter the temperature.
In fact, long flights can be one of the least enjoyable parts of travelling, and most of us dread them. But there are ways to enjoy your flight, and one of them is dressing comfortably. You do not have to wear sweatpants or sweats to enjoy the flight, but you do need to factor in the change in elevation, weather, and air conditioning/heating.
Loose-fitting or stretchy clothing
There is nothing worse than feeling stuffed into your seat on a plane, but you do not want to wear anything too revealing. You want to be comfortable, but you also do not want to offend anyone. So, what do you do? Try loose-fitting or stretchy clothing. You will still look stylish, but you will not feel as restricted.
Layers, layers, and more layers
While packing for your flight, remember to pack layers, layers, and more layers. With temperatures changing rapidly throughout the flight, having several layers of clothing allows you to add or remove them as needed. Bring along sweaters, jackets, scarves, knit caps, knit beanies, gloves, and socks.
Natural, breathable fabrics
Easy dressing airport-style can be one of the most challenging parts of travelling. Not only do you have to consider where you are going, what you are doing when you get there, and the climate, but you also have to consider your attire for the whole journey.
Travelling for pleasure is great, but it can be a challenge to find clothes that comfortably fit you after you have packed so much. So, pack this tip in your suitcase: throw in a scarf as you are packing clothes in case you need some extra warmth but without a big bulky coat/jacket being added in. It really is as easy as throwing one in your suitcase before you leave the house. On a long flight, you will be glad you did.
Compression stockings or socks
Long flights can put a lot of pressure on your feet. Compression socks or stockings, which are typically made from spandex or elastic, work well for relieving fatigue, swelling, and varicose veins. Depending on your destination, you may also want to pack anti-embolism stockings, which are designed to prevent blood clots from forming in the veins of your legs.
Comfortable slip-on shoes
Believe it or not, there are shoes that you can wear on a long flight that will not only look good but will stay comfortable too. Slip-on shoes are a smart choice for wearing on a long flight and come in a variety of styles. Look for a pair of slip-ons with leather, suede, or fabric uppers and with rubber soles, which will add comfort. Also, look for slip-ons with a flexible, cushioning sole since these shoes are easy to put on and take off, and since they typically do not have laces, you will not be tied to a restrictive shoelace.
When travelling, clothes are an important item to pack, and packing the right clothes can make a trip more pleasant. To be prepared for any situation, you should pack a few sets of clothes, particularly if you are travelling on a long flight. You will want something comfortable for the plane and something business casual when you want to go out and do something in the evenings.