What You Should Wear To Easily Survive a Long Haul Flight And That Makes Sense After Landing

Have you ever woken up on a plane one hour after taking a sleeping pill, with your headphones wire etched into your cheek, cramp in your neck, thirsty and more hungry than you’ve ever been in your life? Were both of your legs asleep? Did you check the in-flight map and realise there were still 10 more hours left on your flight?  The outfit you wear on the plane is the first thing you’ll wear at your destination, so choose wisely. There’s a happy medium between comfort and style.

The key is to wear an outfit that is comfortable during the flight, but also make sense after landing. It’s all about fabric, fit, layers, and comfort. So, here’s a look on what you should wear on your next flight. We’ve put together a list of top picks!large

Here’s our list with top picks


It can be best to look somewhat put together. Bring you favourite comfy pants, a big shawl, and a cardigan or sweater.  Do you really need to wear a bra? Wear a lace or cotton “bralette” under a tank, with a loose-fitting cotton t-shirt. So much more comfortable than a bra! Maintain in-flight comfort and cleanliness by wearing breathable fabrics—materials that allow air and moisture to pass through—like cotton, silk, or linen. Fabrics that don’t allow air to circulate will hold sweat on the skin, likely making you feel dirtier faster and probably necessitating a good spin in the washing machine upon landing. Wear easy-on easy-off flats in case you need to take your shoes off for security and definitely bring a pair of socks in your bag. Try to find the ones that have rubber grippers on the bottom. They will make you feel more comfortable when you wear them in the airplane bathroom. Sometimes flights provide them but you cannot depend on that.

Also bring headphones, noise-cancelling ones if you can get them. Planes are often noisy and you may have the bad luck to have a screaming toddler next to you. If you have a Kindle or iPad bring it to read books and magazines so much easier than bulky paperbacks. The food isn’t always that great so try to  bring my your own water and snacks. Pack as little as you can; if you end up needing something you can buy it there!

What are your ultimate tips? Share it with us in the comments below.

  • Madame Ostrich

    Great pointers! I always make sure I’m wearing super comfortable denim during my flight– the last thing you want to wear is too tight pants that will cut off your circulation!


  • Yaya

    Whenever I travel, I always plan my outfit in advance. My friends think i am crazy, but it helps me get ready faster the next day and also ensures that I will be comfy on the flight and warm or cool enough.

  • mimi gore

    Wearing grippy socks on an airplane is a great idea, but Never, Ever wear just socks into an airplane lavatory! Always wear shoes! As a flight attendant, with 30 yrs experience, I can tell you that those water drips and puddles on the floor did not come from the wash basin! Ewwwww

    • Celine

      Thank you for saying that, I cringed at the socks in the lavatory bit immediately. Apart from the germophobe bit, I’d also remind folks that feet do swell up in flight so if you’re on a particularly long one (think US to Asia), consider the possibility that it might be difficult to put your shoes back on.

  • http://meganlike.blogspot.com

    great tips, but agree would wear shoes to the toilet, will have to plan outfit soon too

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