Flight Attendant's Advice On What To Wear On A Plane

Stretchy pants 

Space is already at a premium on a plane, so you don't want to add anything that will make you feel even more confined. This is not the time for skintight jeans. 

Breathable tops 

When choosing what to wear on a plane, look for stylish tops made with natural fabrics, such as cotton, silk, wool or linen, which will allow air and moisture to pass through. 

Compression socks 

Compression socks are designed to help combat leg and foot soreness as well as prevent deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots in the legs. 


You never know if it's going to be too hot or too cold when deciding what to wear on a plane, so a light cardigan is always a great choice. 

Stretchy Dresses 

It is not recommended wearing skirts and dresses that are restrictive, but some knit dresses can be long, stretchy and easy to travel in.

Comfy Shoes 

Flight attendants agree that the best shoes to wear on a plane are flats, although Caris points out that if you do prefer to wear heels, block heels are the most stable. 

Wraps or Shawls 

A thick or lightweight cashmere or wool shawl adds style and doubles as a blanket, pillow, or extra layer on the plane without taking up too much of your carry-on bag.

Loose Loungewear 

If you're flying overnight, it's important to be able to get a few hours of sleep. Opt for loungewear, which looks as appropriate in public as it does in bed.


A pair of slippers, preferably with a rubber sole, will do the trick and will come in handy in a hotel room, as well. 

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