9 Clothing Tips For Long Haul Flights

9 Clothing Tips For Long Haul Flights

9 Clothing Tips For Long Haul Flights

We all know Australia is a beautiful country, but there’s one downside of living on this huge island. Everything is so damn far away. So, it’s inevitable that you’re in for a long trip when leaving the big Isle.

That’s why, even though looking trendy is something you love doing, if you’re planning for a trip overseas, you might want to consider changing up your gear.

1. Loose or stretchy clothing

While you might usually opt for form fitted clothing, you might want to reconsider when you have to sit hours on end in the same chair. Change up those jeans that are digging into your stomach, for some stretchy leggings or loose pants.

It even gives you the chance to put on some active-wear.

2. Layers, layers, and more layers!

The weather is finally heating up in Australia, but when entering the plane you might think you’ve entered a giant fridge.

Layering is the answer!

If you’re in a hot country, you wouldn’t want to walk around in a thick sweater. But when you’ve finally set foot onto the plane you’ll wish you did. By putting on multiple layers you’re able to control your own temperature, keeping those hot flashes and cold shivers at bay.

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3. Natural, and breathable fabrics

While you have loaded up with several layers, these layers will be the same for hours. Choose for clothing with natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and wool which allows your skin to ‘breathe’.

Cotton is breathable and transmits moisture away from your body, whilst synthetic fibers tend to trap body heat and make people sweat, causing unpleasant odours.

You might not like those pit stains, but it’s better than having an ocean under your armpit.

4. Large scarf

The scarf is one of the best parts in the layering strategy. Make sure you’re carrying a big one so you could even use it as an extra blanket or maybe a pillow.

5. Compression stockings or socks

Sitting for a long time is not good for your blood circulation. You’ll need to get up and walk around at least a few times, and maybe even do a few exercises. To help you along the right way put on some compression stockings or socks.

These help increase blood circulation, and reduces the risk of swelling and the chance thrombosis.

6. Comfortable slip-on shoes

Having your shoes on for 7 hours might feel restricting when sitting in a plane. When wearing shoes with laces or buckles it’s difficult to take them off when you need to manoeuvre between the seat in front of you and the one you’re sitting on.

By putting on some easy shoes you can slip in and out of them, making going through customs much smoother. For once.

7. Warm socks

When you’ve taken off your shoes, your feet might get a bit chilly. Take along some nice fluffy woollen socks and pop them on when you’re seated. A plus is that it protects your regular socks from the gross carpet.

8. Sunglasses

After leaving a plane, your eyes might be very dry or even be sensitive to daylight. Wear some sunnies to hide the redness.

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There are a few things you definitely want to avoid when traveling:

1. Perfume or cologne

Don’t spray on perfume, even if it is your signature smell. While you might think it smells heavenly, there might be some people who get a headache from it.

However, do wear some deodorant to combat that BO.

2. High heels

Have you ever been in the situation where you’re casually sipping your Starbucks coffee, when your name was announced over the airport speakers? I have, and having to run on heels is hell. Even continuously standing in line for the common airport routines becomes torture after a while.

So avoid them altogether when traveling. Oh and, just be at your gate on time and avoid having to run altogether.

3. Lots of jewellery

Cut down on the amount of jewellery you’re wearing and avoid the chance of getting stressed out by the people waiting behind you when going through airport checks.


So the next time when you’re traveling, go for comfort wear instead of looking like a celebrity. FYI, those celebrities definitely change into pyjamas when they walk into their first class mini cabin.

Stay tuned for more on Beauty News!

Marian Van Reesch

Marian Van Reesch


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