Friday, April 23, 2010

9 Tips on How to Dress on a Plane…

I was over at AllWomenStalk when I saw this article on how to dress on a plane.
I think it's a shame that sleepwear-like casual attire has become the travel standard of so many, that it has become acceptable to visit another city or country dressed like a homeless person just because "it's comfortable".
Pajamas are for bed, and an airport/airplane is not a bed or any kind of private space you can pretend is a bed. Look polished at all times. Do it for yourself.



Whether you’re flying for two hours or ten, it’s important that you look the part when you get on, and off, the plane.

Plan your plane outfit as carefully as you plan your holiday looks, and you’ll have a much more comfortable ride!

1. Appearances matter

Wherever you are, appearances matter, even more so when you’re on a plane. Dress well, and you’ll be the first person considered for an upgrade if one becomes available, and air stewardesses will respond more positively to you. Make sure you look the part!!

2. Do not wear a tracksuit …

However comfortable it is, tracksuits never look good. Even designer tracksuits shouldn’t be worn while traveling. Pick your boarding outfit carefully. Well fitting, tailored trousers will look smart as well as being comfortable, or a smart pair of dark colored jeans. If you are on a very long flight, you can always change into sweatpants when you’re on your way!

3. Wear cashmere …

Cashmere is soft, comfortable and stylish. Wearing a light pink, cream or white cashmere jumper will look classy and ensure you’ll be comfortable for the entire flight. You could also wear a large cashmere scarf, but again stick to pale, neutral colors.

4. Wear ballet flats …

Ballet shoes are available in so many colors and styles now that whatever you’ve chosen to wear there will be a perfect style available. They will be more comfortable and stylish than trainers, and will hurt your feet a lot less than heels!! You can also slip them off if you want to relax your feet, and they don’t take up much room if you want to swap footwear just before you get off.

5. Don’t forget big sunglasses …

Whether you sleep all the way through or you don’t sleep at all, nobody looks their best while on flights. Good quality sunglasses will protect your eyes from the harsh lights, making it easier to sleep, and preventing puffed up eyes. My sunglasses are always the first thing I pack, they make me look effortlessly stylish during the flight and are lifesavers when I’m being too lazy to put my make up back on!

6. Make Up!

Get a cute make up bag and make sure you pack it with essentials. When you get on board, you’ll need to take off your make up, and moisturize a couple of times during your flight. Toothpaste and a toothbrush will keep you feeling fresh, and make sure you’ve got some deodorant. And of course check that you’ve got make up to put back on before you get off!! It’s worth checking the current guidelines on what you can take onboard, and check all your make up passes.

7. A clutch …

Just something simple and chic that will hold your money, your credit cards and your tickets. Make sure it’s in a neutral color and will go will all of your outfits.

8. A well sized bag …

The Louis Vuitton speedy was made for this purpose. A bag that’s big enough to hold your clutch, your make up bag, your iPod, your phone, magazines and books is a must to keep everything together and organized. Again, stick to stylish, neutral tones.

9. Don’t forget about socks …

Make sure you have warm, comfortable socks on, however long your flight lasts. You could also invest in a pair of special flight socks, which maintain circulation in your legs.
By now, you should be ready to fly. Get a good night’s sleep and check your flight time and when you have to be at the airport the night before, and have fun!

5 comments:

colly mack said...

I agree - no track suits should be worn outside the house. They look like pajamas no matter how expensive they are. The worst is that Long Island/Staten Island mall look where girls wear track suits with flip flops or uggs.

Ballet said...

When choosing a shoe you could pick leather that is imitation but they will wear out quickly it is best to purchase real leather shoes. Be careful not to stick to the floor, if you stick to the floor your ballet shoes will wear out faster than normal, Ballet shoes are meant to slide and if they stick you could injure yourself.

Kamilah said...

Thank you Colleen! Those rubber flip flops with the platform bottoms give me the dry heaves. Nasty shit...

I also agree that steering clear of imitation leather is for the best. You've given us some real food for thought, Ballet.

Mia said...

wow.
well. i just came up to florida from Jamaica and i was in a track suit. i did not know this was wrong. i am ashamed. plz take into consideration that i have an 8 month old son so whenever i dress up and look great he tears me apart.
but i do agree that u should look your best when u travel and fabulous when arriving in another city.
i will take everything into consideration and do my best.
however... i do love my track suits and i am going down to Miami right now and i am wearing one. lololololol
leave me alone... i'll get there.

Kamilah said...

Oh, Mama Mia!
All new mommys are forgiven for the holidays. Tis the season.
Tell Chi not to wee wee on you. :)