What to Wear on Plane to Paris

The fashion capital of the world is no longer Paris, it’s your closet. If you’re going to Paris for a holiday or business trip, you’re probably going to want to look your best. But what do you wear? So we’re here to help: we’ve put together some tips on what to wear on your flight so that every moment of your trip goes smoothly. Greetings, weary traveler. You’re on your way to Paris, and you’re probably feeling like you’re in a tailspin. But don’t worry—we’re here to help! First things first: what should you wear?

What to Wear on Plane to Paris

You’ve got a trip to Paris planned, and you’re wondering what to wear on the plane. You want to look stylish and feel comfortable, but you also want to make sure you have everything you need.

If this sounds familiar, don’t worry—you’re in good hands. We’ve got some tips for packing that will help keep your travel experience smooth and stress-free!

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably dreamed of visiting Paris.

But if you’re anything like us, you might not be sure what to wear on your trip to Paris.

That’s why we’re here to help! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks for traveling in style to Paris.

As you prepare for your journey, you might be wondering what to wear on a plane.

The answer is: It depends.

You’ll want to keep in mind what type of plane you’re flying in, and also how long the flight will be. For example, if you’re traveling from Florida to New York, it’s going to be a lot longer than if you’re just going from Miami to Fort Lauderdale.

What to Wear on a Plane to Travel in Style
Have you ever been so busy with last-minute packing that you forgot to figure out what to wear on the plane? If you’ve had it with rushing off to the airport in uncomfortable pants and a frumpy top, then you’ll love these easy ideas for how to travel in style. Here’s what to wear on a plane to look cute and feel cozy.

What to wear on a plane Travel – Red and White Stripes

  1. Wear Comfy Pants
    When it comes to travel outfits, the number one thing consideration is pants. When you’re going to be sitting for hours in a cramped airplane, you need to make sure you are wearing soft, comfy pants that are a little bit lose or have some good stretch to them. There’s nothing worse than stiff, tight pants that squeeze your thighs and dig into your crotch as you sit stuffed into a tiny seat.

If you want to wear jeans, then the best kind is those with a relaxed boyfriend cut, or if you like skinny jeans, be sure they have some spandex in them. When your pants are too tight, and you are sitting for a long time, you run the risk of getting Deep Vein Thrombosis – blood clots in the leg, which can lead to sudden death.

Compression socks can also help keep the blood flowing and improve circulation. This cool portable footrest also helps.

Another option? Casual, loose, silky wide-leg pants in a cute print worn with a stretchy colored t-shirt.

What to wear in a plane ride – Travel – Leggings

  1. Leggings are Ideal for Planes
    Leggings are my favorite things to wear, especially on long flights. They’re soft and flexible and you can even buy the kind that wicks away moisture and let your legs breathe. Just be sure they aren’t flimsy, and wear them with a long top, tunic, or a short dress that completely covers your bottom and partway down your thighs.

It’s only polite in such a crowded space that you cover up a little, and a longer top creates a more flattering look too.

What to wear on a plane ride – tops with long sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves

  1. Choose a Relaxed Top
    A soft, light top is what you need to feel comfy and stress-free. It can be cotton, silky material, or a thin knit. The only thing to stay away from is any top that so crisp it wrinkles because it is guaranteed to get wrinkled!

I like tops with long sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves because I find airplanes can get very cold. If your body temperature fluctuates between chilly and burning up because of midlife hot flashes, then layering a camisole under a longer-sleeved top is a good idea.

What to wear in a plane during summer big scarf or a light cashmere wrap

  1. Never Board a Plane Without a Scarf, Wrap, Jacket, or Cardigan
    Hot flashes aren’t the only reason to wear layers when you are traveling on a plane. Many other conditions are out of your control, which can make you feel overheated, like being delayed for takeoff and having to sit on the runway for an hour! On the flip side, it can be hard to get rid of that deep-seated chill you often feel on a plane when the air conditioning is blasting, and the airline blankets are as thin as toilet paper.

I find a big scarf or a light cashmere wrap essential. I always take one. You can layer it over your top or use it as a blanket. When you don’t need it, roll it up into a pillow, use it as an eye cover when you sleep, or toss it into your carry-on. A long cardigan is good too, or even a thin, light jacket works well. A boyfriend jacket is ideal because it is soft, slightly oversized, and meant to be rolled up in the sleeves.

What to wear in a long plane ride – cute flats, sneakers or low wedges

  1. Ditch Your Heels
    The amount of walking you have to do in airports these days is crazy. Can they make the walk from the ticket check-in to baggage drop off, to the customs, then security, and finally to the plane any longer?

It always feels like a marathon, and I don’t think there’s any sense pretending we can do it in heels anymore. It’s just not worth it to hobble along in pain and wreck your feet. There are too many cute flats, sneakers, or low wedges out there these days for that.

Travel – Denim Jacket Pink Top – What to wear in travel

  1. Closed Toe Slip-on is Best
    Did you know that closed-toe shoes are the best kind of shoes to wear on a plane? A flight attendant once told me that in an airline emergency like a fire or crash, closed-toe shoes make it easier to escape because they protect your feet from the fire and falling debris. No one likes to think about these things, but it’s true!

There are other practical considerations when deciding what shoes to wear traveling. Slip-on flats or sneakers are the easiest to remove when you have to go through airport security. However, you know us, gals. Sometimes style trumps practicality.

If you’d rather wear sandals than sneakers or ballet flats, be sure to pick sandals that you can easily wiggle your foot in and out of. Bring socks if your feet get cold on the plane.

  1. Dark Colors Are Easier to Travel In
    Dark colors and neutrals are popular for traveling because they don’t show the dirt as much. Airplanes are tight, crowded spaces, and you do have to be careful. Some people find it impossible not to spill stuff or rub up against something that gets their clothes dirty. Dark colors help you travel with young kids, who often spill drinks on planes or even throw up!

I like to wear neutrals with a pop of color, like a bright top. That’s more, my style. Happy colors make me feel like my vacation is already starting. On short flights of less than 3 hours, such as in Florida, I will even wear white jeans.

I think a lot of the fear factor about white pants is in your head. When I’m on a plane, I don’t find that white gets any dirtier than any other color. But that’s me. If you are worried, stick with darker tones.

  1. Take a Bag that Gives You Freedom
    There are two ways you can go here. Many women like an efficient crossbody bag with a long strap that leaves their hands free for suitcases and carry-ons. I prefer a big lightweight tote.

My kids and husband always ask me to carry their keys or sunglasses, gum, or whatever, but I have stuff I need to carry, too, like my earphones and magazines. I need a lot of space, so I take a large, lightweight tote with everything in one spot. That’s much better than carrying my purse, plus many little small things in small bags.

Finally, I’d suggest you stay away from bags or accessories with hardware such as studs and chains. They can weigh down a purse – too heavy, and you want to travel light. Also, you don’t want to be swinging them around in a packed plane because the hardware may get scratched, or worse, you could knock someone out!

What to Wear on a Plane in Summer?
Summer is when most people travel by air. It’s hot, and there’s more flexibility as to what you can wear. For example, you could also try…

Maxi dress: A long comfy maxi dress with a layering piece, like a jean jacket, can work.

Shorts: I wouldn’t recommend them, but if you want to wear them choose longer Bermuda shorts to keep your legs warm or capris.

Sundress: On short flights (i.e., 1.5 hours or less), I have worn a soft, loose cotton dress with 3/4 length sleeves and sneakers. It’s always fine, but pants are the best for any flight for both warmth and safety.

Cropped Pants/Capris: If long pants feel too hot in summer, cropped pants or capris that hit just above the ankle to midcalf are great options.

Here are some cute travel outfits to inspire. Have a good flight!

Loose Boyfriends Jeans and a soft, comfy top
Loose Boyfriends Jeans and a soft, comfy top

A soft, stretchy jumpsuit
A soft, stretchy jumpsuit

What to Wear on a Plane to Travel in Style

Pants and a tunic

Bring a jacket!
Bring a jacket!

Joggers are comfy, and a long cardigan is suitable for layering!

What to Wear on Plane to Hawaii

Whether you’re going to Hawaii for the first time or you’ve been there a hundred times, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed: you’re going to want to look good while you’re there.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide on what to wear when flying to Hawaii. From your shoes all the way up to your hat, we’ve got all the details you need to know about how to dress yourself in style while traveling.

You’re about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. You’ve worked hard, saved up, and planned for months—but now, it’s time to pack.

The only thing standing between you and paradise is a flight that will take you from your home to Honolulu International Airport. While that might seem like a small hurdle compared to the rest of your journey, it can also be one of the most stressful parts of your trip. What if you forget something? What if you don’t have enough room? What if someone steals your carry-on bag? If you’re not prepared, these things could happen (and then what?!).

We are here to help! Here are some tips on how to pack for your trip so that everything goes smoothly:

Hey, hey!

We’re so excited to be here with you today, because we know how much you love to travel. Whether you’re going on a business trip, a vacation, or if you’re just heading over the bridge for the weekend, we want to help you find the perfect outfit for your adventure.

In generally, we recommend you wear clothes that are comfortable, without looking slouchy like you’re going to the gym or about to do yard work. Bring or wear comfortable socks. You lose a lot of heat through your feet. Keep your toes snuggly warm with a good pair of socks

What you choose to wear on long-haul flights can make a big difference to your comfort. That task can be a little bit trickier when your long haul-flight involves changing climates to and from Hawaii.

One of the biggest challenges that you’ll need to address is being warm enough on a cool plane, but cool enough when you step off the plane into a tropical paradise. Most of our flights have been at a relatively comfortable temperature, but we’ve also had some flights where we felt like we were human icicles half-way through the flight. It’s best to be prepared for temperature extremes for long-haul flights. Being too cold or too hot makes you incredibly uncomfortable and unable to relax.

Here’s what we recommend you bring and/or wear for your Hawaii flights to keep you comfortable:

Bring or wear layers of clothing that you can add or take off depending on your needs.
A jacket or sweater is a must and not a waste of travel space. You’ll most likely need/want a jacket or sweater in Hawaii’s higher elevations. Some examples of those cooler elevations are Haleakala on Maui, Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks on Kauai, Lanai City in Lanai, Waimea on Hawaii’s Big Island and the Pali Lookout on Oahu.
Wear loose-fitting clothing that cover your arms and legs, but can be rolled up. Clothing that includes natural fibers like cotton, feel most comfortable. I normally wear long trousers that can be rolled up and snapped into capri length. Andy sometimes wears hiking trousers with zip-off legs. (These trousers also come in handy for activities requiring long pants like riding ATVs, horseback riding and hiking over hardened lava.) While we’re in the air, we have the legs at full length. When we get close to landing, we’ll shorten them. I have also worn an attractive track suit that’s predominately made of cotton, which can be both comfortable and multi-tasking, too. In generally, we recommend you wear clothes that are comfortable, without looking slouchy like you’re going to the gym or about to do yard work.
Bring or wear comfortable socks. You lose a lot of heat through your feet. Keep your toes snuggly warm with a good pair of socks. To reduce lower leg swelling and discomfort, we recommend compression socks on long-haul flights. Since most compression socks are made of nylon and are thin, they aren’t very warm. If you tend to get cold easily, you might want to bring a second pair of socks (perhaps hiking socks) just in case your feet get cold.
Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off. Slipping your shoes off help your feet feel more comfortable, especially if they tend to swell. We normally wear slip on hiking sandals or hiking shoes on the flight. In addition to being more comfortable on your feet, slip on shoes make it easier for you to go through airport security.
Multi-tasking, convertible trousers work in warm and cold environments.
As we near landing in Hawaii, we take off socks and sweaters or jackets. We roll up trousers into the capri length or zip off legs. If we’re wearing long sleeves, we roll them up. Then we’re ready for Hawaii’s tropical climate. Of course, we wear either the same clothing (preferable after being washed) or something similar for the return back to the mainland.

What to Never Wear on a Plane, From a Flight Attendant

Despite how much we covet celebrity airport style, it’s not always so easy to figure out what you should wear on a plane when push comes to shove—especially as many of us put our travel plans on pause for a while. Stilettos and high-waisted leather pants look great in paparazzi shots of stars strutting through airport terminals, yet in action, these statement-making ensembles can prove a bit trickier. And though we’d all love to look our best when hitting the skies, certain wardrobe pieces are best left in a checked bag or carry-on. Who better to inform us of what to never wear on a plane—and what to wear instead—than someone who works at 35,000 feet?

We reached out to American Airlines flight attendant Andrea Fischbach to spill her list of things you shouldn’t wear when flying—for the sake of comfort, practicality, and safety—as well as her recommendations for what you should wear instead. Keep scrolling!

Avoid: Anything Constricting Wear: Pants With an Elastic Waist

what to never wear on a plane according to a flight attendant

“I would advise against anything really constricting,” says Fischbach. “You want to get the most comfortable you can be to avoid cramping, swelling, and anything that can affect you later.” Allowing for healthy blood circulation is especially important to avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein, usually in the legs. “It’s very important to be able to move around a bit in your seat—very difficult, I know—and keep your blood flowing,” Fischbach explains. “If you are tall, travel a lot, or are on a long flight, this is extremely important because you face the risk of developing DVT.” More innocuously, swelling in the stomach can also occur, causing discomfort—especially if you’re in restrictive clothes. “Bloating is a major issue, even for flight attendants, so wear something comfortable around your waist like elastic,” suggests Fischbach. “As cute as they may be, leather pants probably aren’t the best.”

While a fire may be one of the last things on your list of concerns when flying, it is something to take into account when dressing for your flight. Fischbach names fringe and flammable materials as hazardous items should there be an emergency. “Going a bit extreme here, but there is always a risk with long fringe should the plane have a fire,” she says. “While our uniforms have polyester in them, I always wonder and worry myself that they could be a hazard if they got too close to extreme heat and melt on us.” Though Fischbach admits it’s a bit morbid (and most likely nothing to worry about), it is a scary reality in the event of an emergency. “I traveled a lot growing up, and one rule my mother made me follow that I continue to follow to this day is to always have my body covered,” says Fischbach, who opts for long sleeves and pants. “Emergency slides are not fun to go down and hurt—a lot—and it’s not a smooth landing once you reach the end of the slide,” she explains. “The more you cover the surface of your skin, the more protection for your largest organ.”

Deciding which shoes to wear when flying can often be the trickiest part of the outfit to nail down, so we asked Fischbach if there’s a specific style you should simply avoid when flying. “High heels and backless sandals make it difficult to quickly evacuate the aircraft, and heels can possibly cause further damage to emergency exits or hurt others if they go flying off somehow,” she says. “I would really advise against high heels or flip-flops or any slides, mostly for safety purposes. If there is an evacuation and slides are required, your high heels will have to come off, as they can puncture the slide. Who knows where and in what conditions you’ll land. Plus, they aren’t very practical running gate to gate.” (She suggests watching out for late flight attendants, and you’ll see what she means.) Fischbach notes that even flight attendants change shoes during the flight because it isn’t practical to wear heels the entire time. “As if another reason is needed, they make the metal detectors go off (if you are lucky enough to have pre-check) thanks to nails in the heels,” she explains. “Flip-flops and backless shoes can also end up flying off your feet, and your feet are more likely to freeze, especially during a long flight.” Furthermore, open shoes can make for an unsanitary visit to the airplane lavatories. “Be wary of wearing sandals if you are planning on going in the lavatory,” warns Fischbach. “That isn’t water on the floor (yes, use your imagination), and sandals invite whatever that liquid is to splash on your feet.”

Avoid: Shoes, Jewelry, or Accessories With Metal

As Fischbach noted with the nails in high heels, metal can slow you down significantly during security. She advises avoiding shoes “with large metal adornments” or “anything studded, which some TSA agents might not allow through.” Even the shape of your jewelry can be an issue. Fischbach notes that “anything that looks like a potential weapon is a no-go, so use your imagination at times,” using multi-finger rings as an example. “I always am sure to take off all jewelry before I get to the airport and keep it in a convenient place for after I get through security,” she says. “Even gold pieces you think are safe might not be. I’ve had my Cartier Love bracelet set machines off, and trying to unscrew that with a nail isn’t fun—especially when you are frantically trying to do so.”

One of the most common mistakes Fischbach sees when people are flying is failing to dress for the conditions of the plane. “Practically every flight, I see someone with barely any clothes on—crop tops with booty shorts; sports bras and leggings sans jacket; bathing suits and board shorts. You name it; chances are we’ve seen it,” she recounts. “And practically every time we see this, these are the people who want a blanket on flights we don’t provide them on. We all know airplanes are freezing, and it’s just common sense to dress for it.”

You can always keep extra layers, or even a full outfit option, in your carry-on. “It doesn’t hurt to have a change of clothes on you,” suggests Fischbach. “You might be that unfortunate soul next to the one person who gets airsick or ends up with a missing bag only to be found 3000 miles away.” To sum things up, Fischbach says it really comes down to this bottom line: “Cover yourself up for safety and comfort and wear covered shoes in the lavatories. And yes, it is possible to dress comfortably and still look chic.”

“I am always cold, so I need lots, but there are those occasions when the aircraft is blazing hot, and even I need to cool off.” One of her flying staples that offers versatility and an easy way to adapt to the temperature is a big cashmere scarf. “I never travel without that,” she says. “A lightweight one for summer and thick one for winter,” which is also great if blankets aren’t provided on the flight. “It is possible to be comfortable without looking like you just came back from the gym or rolled out of bed.”

Avoid: Overdressing

For those who want to dress up for a flight because you’re traveling for business or seated in first class, Fischbach reassures that “dressing up and remaining comfortable isn’t as difficult as it sounds.” She suggests the outfit formula of a blouse with a sweater and cropped pants as an easy go-to for traveling for business. “I’ve seen more and more companies incorporating elastic into the waistbands of many of their slacks,” naming Uniqlo as one such brand, “and a flowy blouse can easily hide any evidence of a not-so-fitted waistband.” Choosing the right material can also increase your level of comfort. “Lots of dressier pants have a bit of stretch to them now, always a more comfortable choice in any situation,” Fischbach notes. She also suggests sheath dresses, which work with tights or nylons. “Don’t forget blazers to dress it up if you’re on your way to a post-flight meeting and maybe a change of heels if flats or loafers don’t work for your total ensemble,” she says. “And ask your flight attendant if it is okay to hang it in the closet. Who wants added wrinkles? Look your best!”

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