What to wear? The rules of fashion are bit different in-flight than the ground. When flying up to 35,000 feet in the air in a metal fish (planes always remind me of big fish), choose comfort over the fashion. Of course, you cannot look shabby. Dress well but make sure that you do not opt for clothing which might cause discomfort during the flight. Look like a traveler that you are rather than a fashion faux pas in distress.
These 9 No’s you certainly should not want to wear during a flight;
Unbreathable Fabric :
Avoid fabric which do not let air pass through them. Like leather, nylon or rubber material. They do not let air circulate and keep sweat from evaporating.
You will certainly feel not too fashionable all hot and sweaty in your synthetic clothes now will you?
Sleek Stilettos and High Heels:
Air ports are busy places. People sprint rather than walk. Though this point is obvious still I see some women teetering in high heels. Comfy shoes make brisk walking easy at the airport.
Packing pointer – wearing your sneakers may save you up some packing space and weight as well.
Avoid tight clothing especially. Deep Vein Thrombosis causes dangerous blood clots in veins which is fatal. Long periods of sitting increase the risk of DVT as well as tight clothes. Be it your socks or undergarments even. Avoid them if they leave marks.
The plane air is dry. Occasionally, humidity is 1% even. Contacts can cause discomfort because of the dry cabin air. Your eyes can dry up so keep a pair of glasses to change into in such a case. Also don’t forget to bring moisturizing eye drops.
Airlines do have dress codes. Dress inappropriately always. If you cannot wear it to a family dinner you probably should not wear it on a flight where personal spaces get overlapped.
Tees splashed with obscenities or offensive message, too short or plunging dresses are a big no-no, some people have even been kicked out of the plane for that.
Sprays and Perfumes:
Strong smells are also a big no. No matter how expensive or fancy your perfume is, other passengers can find it offensive. Some people can have immediate headaches caused by scents. Just avoid it all together and focus on hygiene. If you have good hygiene and have a bit of anti-perisperant you should be all set.
I have travelled a lot and the variety of shoes I see always surprise me. Remember you need to be able to quickly take them off during security checking so stick to sneakers or sandals that you can slip on and off easily. You also want to be able to quickly take them of or on mid-flight in case you want to take a quick stroll up and down the aisle, use the bathroom, or if your feet get cold. Avoid shoes with too many straps, buckles, zips, laces, etc.
Aircraft lavatories are tricky and tight places. So getting out of a bodysuit, wrap tops or dress is trouble. Avoid long pants and skirts too which may graze the washroom floor causing you to feel doubtful. Keep it simple and comfortable.
July 19 2016
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