(Closed) What do you usually wear on long plane flights?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
  • poll: What is your "plane flight fashion"?

    sweatpants/yoga/lounge clothes

    jeans and a casual top or tee

    business-like attire

    no makeup

    some makeup

    full makeup

  • Post # 17
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    The most important part of my plane attire is flip-flops so I don’t have to deal with more than slipping them off at security. I also put my (very small) purse in my backpack so I can carry that and a single carryon (generally that’s all I pack, because I just don’t really wear makeup or do much with my hair).

    Post # 18
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    45 mins-4 hours: full face, beautiful attire 

    5 hours-7hours: some makeup, jeans and tshirt

    8hours-17hours: pajamas, no makeup


    i love traveling. LOVE love LOVE love LOVE… but being in a stuffy plane with a full face and some clothing that isn’t comfortable for 13 hours is THE WORST!

    Post # 19
    8437 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Yoga pants, or sometimes even pajamas, and a warm hoodie.  I totally look like a college kid just after finals lol.  No make-up, but I never wear make-up so that’s just normal.  If I know I have to go somewhere immediately after I land, I’ll dress appropriately for whatever it is I need to be at, but otherwise I just don’t care how people at the airport see me.

    EDIT: this is for any duration of flying.  I don’t care if it’s only 45 mins, I want to be comfy lol

    Post # 20
    2564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Lounge clothes, sometimes jeans but not often. A tshirt and sweater that I can take off if I get warm. No makeup. I usually take early morning flights and am leaving by 5 am so I am not getting up any earlier to do makeup. I really don’t care what I look like at the airport!

    Post # 21
    8683 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I usually wear jeans or a dress/skirt. It will be a casual dress or skirt And not a dressy one. I do wear a full face of makeup. I dont wear leggings anywhere (except the gym) so the airport is no exception. I also do not own many sweatpant outfits. I wouldnt care what others wear to the airport (or anywhere else) as long as I am comfortable. 

    Post # 22
    15079 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    <10 hours, jeans.  >10 hours, lounge pants.  And a t shirt or casual sweater.  I don’t normally wear make up anyways so that doenst change.


    Post # 23
    2375 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve learned not to do loose clothes, and I tend to dress well.  Not full suit or anything, but nice.  Think belted dress with a jacket.  Security tends to be faster this way.  My fiance had actually dropped a bit of weight, so his pants were looser than normal.  And I don’t mean like ass hanging out baggy, just loose.  He got pulled aside and got an extra pat down.  He was quite polite about it and asked if there was a particular reason.  The response?  “You’re wearing baggy clothes”. 

    Post # 24
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I always dress nicely for a flight. I’m really not a fan of people who look like they just rolled out of bed. 

    I do lots of long haul flights so jeans aren’t really an option. as I find them too restrictive over long periods of time.  I wear lots of soft layers, scarves, flats etc. Always have make up on and also bring facewash, moisturizer and minimal make up so I can freshen up before arrival. 

    Post # 25
    7592 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wear yoga pants and layers too. I also wear slip on shoes so it’s easier going through security. I do this for short flights as well.

    Post # 26
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Unless I’m going straight from the airport to a meeting, it’s comfort all the way: yoga pants or leggings, running shoes or boots (so they don’t take up space in my luggage) with socks (don’t want to go through security barefoot!), layers on top b/c planes tend to be exreme in terms of heat/cold.  Also a big scarf – can be used as a blanket or pillow in a pinch.  I don’t wear makeup and actually carry moisturizing facial wipes for layovers or mid-flight refreshment.  I had a coworker who would gave me a hard time for traveling in non-work attire – “WHAT IF THEY LOSE YOUR SUITCASE?” – but I always figured I could find a Banana Republic or similar in a pinch if need be 🙂


    Post # 27
    21 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I travel a lot for work, so generally I am in business dress (skirt, jacket, heels etc). BUT, on days that I am traveling, but do not have meetings, I will wear jeans and a blouse with a cute pair of flats. You can be comfortable, and still dress up your outfit with cute accessories (belts, necklaces, bracelets etc). I am not sure what weather you are heading to and from, but be temperature contious. When the plane is boarding, and when you land and wait to deplane, it can get very hot. There is no airflow in the cabins at this time, and it can become quite uncomfrotable. With that in mind, the plane can get really chilly when in motion, so you may want to bring layers of clothing that you can take on/off. Have fun : )

    Post # 28
    7309 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    My favorite travel outfit is my Chicos Travelers pants, a short sleeve plain t-shirt, a cardigan, a scarf, and ballet flats. It’s super comfy, allows me to adjust for temperature changes, and easy to get through security. Make-up is hit or miss, depending on how early my flight is.


    Post # 29
    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Thick leggings & a long tunic and a sweater in case it is cold. So comfy! Sometimes on the shorter flights I’ll do jeans & a shirt… but always a sweater. I get cold so easily!

    Post # 31
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Jeans and a casual shirt, just so I dont have to change once I get off the flight.

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