10 Things Not to Wear on a Plane

10 Things Not to Wear on a Plane

Figuring out what to wear for your next beach vacation? First, you should think about your travel outfit! And…even if it feels fun to dress up a little for your flying day, don’t do it! Comfortable means happy, so keep the fashion in your suitcase.

Read on to find out the things you should never wear on an airplane:

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1. Complicated items

A good rule of thumb when it comes to travel outfits it’s to think about what you’ll be doing in that day. For most of us, planes translate to really tight spaces for pretty long periods of time, so you better leave that jumpsuit in your dressing.

“Jumpsuits are difficult to remove in teeny bathrooms,” said Hitha Palepu, author of How To Pack and founder of Hitha On The Go. “Also avoid short skirts or dresses and anything low cut.”

Editor at Retail Dive, Kaarin Vembar recommended staying away from “anything that is very fussy. You don’t want things with lots of zippers, buttons, or something that has to be on you ‘just so’ in order to look proper,” said Vembar. “You want to be able to be comfortable!”

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15 thoughts on “10 Things Not to Wear on a Plane”

  1. David R Johnson

    Please do not wear shorts on an aircraft because if you have to go down the slide you will be hurt by the end of the slide. I never wear shorts and change when I get to my destination.

  2. you forgot the most important especially given covid-19 – short shirt shirts/ blouses or open arm dresses and for women, low cut v-neck blouses or no bras.

  3. Admittedly most of these items seem geared towards females, however, although obvious, good lost. After all; after being warned repeatedly not to drive through standing g water, idiots die attempting to do it each year.
    Safe travels.

  4. Erl J (Maui Boy)

    Whew…
    I’m glad wearing a photo vest isn’t one of them… it has many pockets for candy bars, granola bars, ear plugs, chewing gum, phone, notebook, a small paperback book selected just for this trip, passport, and bigger pockets for water bottles (purchased once inside the airfield security), and a smaller magazine or two in the biggest pocket down the back… all handy to get to without having to leave my seat…
    It might be an option even IF you never take a single picture of anything on the trip… LOL
    * * *

    Until that time. . .

  5. If you’re a heavy smoker, please leave your usual smoke-encrusted jacket at home. It stinks and many of us are allergic to smoke.

  6. In regards to the last one, regular passengers are permitted to wear leggings. Pass riders are normally employees and they do have a dress code that they must follow, so I can see them being denied boarding. Plus, it makes sense to carry a full outfit in your carryon, just in case of cancelled flights that require you to spend the night at your originating airport. For myself, I wear a suit for my job and I travel very often (2 or 3 times per month) and I always fly in khaki, or camouflage shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers. I have learned over the years to dress in comfort. I also fly first class most of the time and have never been given any flak for flying like that. In the older days of flying, people who flew in FC, had somewhat of a dress code. But flying is not the same since then.

    1. You make some good points.
      Whether First class or Economy….. there aren’t dress codes per say, but one can still look pulled together, and be comfortable.
      You’re right- flying is not the same as it once was.
      Airports now resemble bus stations in terms of what people deem appropriate for travel.

  7. I would also add choose shoes that dont have steel toes or metal. Especially if you have TSA precheck. Slip on and off shoes work great and you dont waste time at security. Pull off your belts before you get to the security check as you will be able to fly through quicker and not hold up others behind you.

  8. FYI … Do not wear polyester ,if there is a fire on the plane it will burn very fast. Wear cotton clothing. You need to let passengers know this is very important also you can call before flight and find out if there is a dangerous chemical being ship in cargo. That is your Right.
    Your welcome

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