6 Things You Should Never Wear On An Airplane

What Not To Wear On An Airplane

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As you stride onto the next jet you may be proud of your pre-planned fashionista airplane outfit. But sometimes a sky high pair of stilettos and trendy top just aren’t worth hours spent chilled or uncomfortable. Before you plan the fit to turn heads, read these items that are best packed up in your bags instead.

1. Super-Tight Socks

Save any extremely tight socks for outings once you land. Clothing that cuts off your circulation can lead to blood clots and poor circulation. A good way to tell if your socks are too tight for plane-wear is to see whether they leave marks on your legs. If yes, those are too tight (ow). The exception to this rule is compression socks, which are made to be extra tight to increase your circulation instead of preventing it.

2. Jumpsuits

Okay, friends, let’s get real. Airplane bathrooms are tiny taking off your jumpsuit or romper as you bump over turbulence is less than ideal. Do yourself (and the rest of the bathroom line) a favor and stick to two-piece outfits.

3. High Heels

We’re proponents of wearing high heels to the airport for the sole reason of saving room in your suitcase. But when you’re actually on the airplane, it’s time to switch back to some flats. Not only do your feet swell when you’re in the air, but heels make our legs longer and more difficult to cram in before that pleather seat back in front of you.

What Not To Wear On An Airplane

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4. Skimpy Outfits

We’re less worried about you offending the grandma seated next to you as she knits than you freezing your scantily-clad butt off during your flight. It gets cold on airplanes, so even if you’re heading to a warm-weather destination, make sure to bring light layers for the plane ride.

5. Contacts

Travel days are a great opportunity to wear your glasses. Your eyes will thank you. The pressurized and dry air in the airplane’s cabin don’t make for a great contact-wearing experience. Plus, if you’re going to nod in and out of naptime, you probably don’t want your contacts in anyways. Give your eyes a break and opt for the frames instead!

6. Strong Perfume

Be kind to your neighbors and save that expensive perfume for whatever paradise destination you’re headed to. It’s a pressurized tube in the sky — there’s really not a lot of air flow so even that delicate rosebud scent might be too strong for some. Besides sensitive noses, some people have fragrance allergies that could lead to breathing problems. Stick with plain ol’ deodorant for the flight, please.


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