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|7 Sep|3 mins

What To Wear On A Million-Hour Plane Ride

How to make your flight feel like first class.
Elle Glass
7 Sep
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Plane rides are full of possibilities. What will the inflight movie be? (Hint: don’t watch American History X) Will you have the beef or the vegetarian? And will you meet your future ex on board? Be it for business or pleasure or a little from column A, a little from column B type of trip, adventure awaits. So, what to wear for your bon voyage?

No doubt celebrity airport style makes a regular appearance on your feed, and as tempting as Kim K’s bike pants / leather top is, there are some basic do’s and don’ts when it comes to making your flight feel first class. So, how do you fly sans entourage?

Advice
|7 Sep|3 mins

What To Wear On A Million-Hour Plane Ride

How to make your flight feel like first class.
Elle Glass
7 Sep
Share:

Plane rides are full of possibilities. What will the inflight movie be? (Hint: don’t watch American History X) Will you have the beef or the vegetarian? And will you meet your future ex on board? Be it for business or pleasure or a little from column A, a little from column B type of trip, adventure awaits. So, what to wear for your bon voyage?

No doubt celebrity airport style makes a regular appearance on your feed, and as tempting as Kim K’s bike pants / leather top is, there are some basic do’s and don’ts when it comes to making your flight feel first class. So, how do you fly sans entourage?

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Blame it on the tyranny of distance, or blame it on your need to get Euro beaches on your social feed, but from this sunburnt land, to get just about anywhere we have to fly for close to a million years. It’s long-haul, by definition.  

Always put comfort first. Go for something you can snooze in, something with stretch. Certain pieces are best left in checked baggage. Think: anything restrictive, anything that doesn’t breathe, anything that answers the brief of ‘show me some skin’.

Stay away, too, from anything tight. Bloating, swelling and the special treat that is deep vein Thrombosis (DVT) are all on the long-haul menu. So, dress to avoid the latter / and accommodate the first two. Wear something with stretch – especially around the waist. Finally: a chance to justify activewear as everyday wear.

Anyone who has a few frequent flyers under their belt knows the temperatures on board are God’s own private mystery. So: cover up – wear long pants, long sleeves – to protect your skin form the perils of the air con.

The more layers, the better. A scarf, a jumper, whatever can always double as your pillow. The transformative powers of layers, though, don’t end there: strip off or pile on and feel like you had a complete costume change (ta-dah!). Layer heavy drills cottons and anything else that meets the breathable mark, extra warms socks, a cashmere throw.

Plan, too, for a complete change. If only for use in case of emergencies. Like, if the stars didn’t quite align for you and you end up next to the passenger who needs a sick bag that for some unexplained reason isn’t there.

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Assembly Label Logo Tee

Puma Thunder Desert Sneakers

Love Stories Leo Leggings

C&M CAMILLA AND MARC Logo Roll Sleeve Tee

Karl Lagerfeld Ventura Lazare Leather Sneakers

Nicky Kay Seamless Bike Shorts

Sojourne Garment Bag

Love Stories Bluemoon Shirt

Estilo Emporio Portofino Top

UGG Abela Slippers

Other hacks? Group your carry-on so anything you need to put through the machine is all together – this gets you to the lounge / bar all the more quickly. .

Elle Glass
Writer
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