Fashionable TSA Friendly Outfits for Your Next Flight
Jet setters know how to dress to fly in outfits that are comfortable, cute and more importantly, TSA friendly. Gone are the days of dressing up to fly. Though a snazzy two piece suit in powder blue of the 60’s was nice to look at, it would not be appropriate in today’s world.
Planes are cramped and the air is recycled so you want to go for comfort above all else. If there is one place that fashion takes a back seat, that is at 20,000 feet high. Your main concern when choosing an outfit for flying is comfort and the TSA. I learned this lesson the hard way.
My first flight I chose poorly and wore jeans, lace up boots, a belt, a watch, a tank top and a big comfy sweater. Let’s just say, I was pretty surprised to find myself in nothing but my skimpy tank top and jeans as I held up airport traffic and exposed a great deal of side boob to a PG audience. It was quite embarrassing and I learned a few things that morning.
Don’t put a ring on it. Don’t wear anything with metal. That means no belts, no watches, no buckles, no metal whatsoever.
Slip-on shoes. Uggs, ballerina slippers or flip flops, you want something you can get off in a nano second and have on again without causing a bottleneck like I did, this is especially important in large airports like O’Hare, JFK or LAX.
Layer it up. This is wise advice my mom has extolled all of my life because, “Debi, you never know what the temperature might be inside!” She was right. Don’t tell her okay? I live in the Midwest so I tend to be flying towards warmer weather.
Don’t wear something made for Minnesota in January when you are flying to the Bahamas unless you want to spontaneously catch fire. Also, make sure your last layer is PG rated. My skimpy tank was not. Side boob is not kid friendly, unless you are breast-feeding them.
To dress or not to dress? I love a comfy maxi dress or jersey dress to travel in. There is minimal chance of gust of wind showing the international flight your undies and it’s sort of like flying in your nightgown, which is a bonus.
But be sure not to wear g-strings on flight with a long loose dress lest you want to run the risk of getting up and having the unfortunate luck of your dress being lodged in your crack and you not knowing it because you’ve been asleep on a flight cross country for the past 4 hours. Comfy yoga pants or leggings may be a better choice for comfort on long flights.
If you want to be stylish, comfortable and TSA friendly on your next long flight, here are a few of my recommendations for optimal travel comfort.
- Leggings, tunic top and ballet slippers.
- Sweater, t-shirt, comfy capris and slip on sandals.
- Peasant top, skinny jeans and gladiator sandals.
- Flowy, maxi dress, light sweater and flip flops.
- Shorts, ankle boots, tank top, scarf and blazer.
What is your go to travel outfit?
Photo Source: Mike Knell