The question of what to pack for a vacation can be tricky for travelers who overpack or those unsure about the weather of their travel destination. But another important matter to ponder concerns what to wear to the airport.
Travelers sit on planes for less or many hours, so comfort is necessary. From air-conditioning turned up too high, and time spent waiting for planes due to delays these are all inconveniences that occur in air travel. Part of the preparation for such eventualities requires women travelers to pack comfortable and necessary attire.
UPDATE: 2023/01/31 01:05 EST BY JAMES KARUGA
10 Things Women Should Not Wear To The Airport And 10 They Will Be Comfortable In
To make this article relevant we have updated it with new information that makes it more comprehensible on what women can wear to the airport. We have also added Instagram photos on the attires discussed. All this is aimed at making the articles more practical and useful to our readers.
Here are 10 attires not suited for women not to wear to the airport, along with 10 that are suitable.
20 Shouldn’t Consider: Sweatpants
Sweatpants are worn for cold weather since they retain heat. Still, they are loose fitting and comfortable, but are a tricky fashion choice and those wearing them in public appear sloppy. So wearing them at airports can be embarrassing for image-conscious travelers. Famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel even quipped that sweatpants are a sign of defeat or indicate someone has lost control of their life.
19 Sweats Are Fashionable And Comfortable
Sweats are loose and comfortable, fitting tops and pants made from polyester or cotton hybrids. The tops and pants can be worn separately. If sweats are well-fitting, they are fashionable enough to wear publicly at airports without committing fashion crimes. Sweats ideally have one uniform color but can be complimented with a coat and sneakers. Men and women wear sweats, and since they are also suited for cold weather they are suitable for cold airport seasons.
18 Shouldn’t Consider: High-Heel Boots
The hustle and bustle of navigating through airports with luggage make wearing high heel boots even with zips impractical. Though the boots are stylish, removing them at various screening points can be laborious. There is a risk of tripping and falling in queues, during check-in rushes, or at the boarding gate which may result in injuries, or sore feet at the end of the journey.
17 Wear Casuals With A Comfortable Chic Look
Jeans and t-shirts if well-fitting are quite fashionable and comfortable to wear not only at airports but also in public places. They ooze a comfortable chic look and can be complemented with casual footwear like sneakers or loafers, a light jacket, sunglasses, and a hat for both men and women.
16 Shouldn’t Consider: Leather Leggings
Wearing leather leggings at busy places is an uncomfortable experience and as one navigates through airports they can be suffocating and hot. Since they also trap heat easily mostly on sunny days they induce excessive sweating. Though they are fashionable they are not worth wearing at airports. For airports, it’s advisable to wear ordinary black cloth leggings complimented by a sweatshirt and sneakers.
15 Comfortable: Sandals And Track-pants Are Perfect
Sandals are the ideal footwear for airports since they are easy to remove while passing through checkpoints. For clothes, track pants made of nylon or polyester are ideal as they are lightweight and easily absorb sweat, plus a t-shirt and a light jacket. This is another suitable combination to wear at an airport.
14 Shouldn’t Consider: Suits And High Heels
While traveling through airports it is advisable if necessary to avoid formal wear and high heel shoes. That’s because such shoes can likely cause travelers to trip over if they are dragging heavy luggage. Suits can also come with accessories like metal belts which means one has to remove them for separate scanning. That causes delays and unnecessary hassle at airport departure checkpoints.
13 Comfortable: Sweatpants Can Still Be Stylish
Combining different styles can make clothes deemed unfashionable and fashionable. Fashionistas can make the much-maligned sweatpants, look stylish by combining them with say, white and gold sneakers, cute sweaters, and topped with a sparkly baseball cap. Of course, valuable earrings are the cherry on top. Obviously, great sweatpants fashion depends on the design instinct and eye of the wearer.
12 Shouldn’t Consider: Loose And Baggy Outfits
Loose and baggy outfits can make for clumsy travel while navigating airport hustle and bustle. It is easier to trip on such outfits while dragging luggage or passing through the various narrow checkpoints. And if travelers are fashion-conscious, then loose and baggy outfits are embarrassing more so if they are multicolored.
11 Comfortable: Baggy Pants
Fashion-conscious travelers at airports can still wear moderately baggy pants and be stylish. These can be complemented with converse sneakers, a t-shirt plus a jean jacket. Wearing this combination makes it easy to sit and move around airports and narrow plane passages.
10 Shouldn’t Consider: High Shoes
While traveling, through airports it’s advisable at times to sacrifice fashion for convenience’s sake and mostly high shoes. That makes it easier to move through airports and handle the required paperwork while wearing comfortable footwear. Casual flat-sole shoes are ideal to wear in airports to prevent sore feet later.
9 Comfortable: Loose Coat Plus Slip Shoes
A loose flowing coat, well-fitting jeans, and slip shoes are a choice combination to navigate airports’ hustle and busy, and they are fashionable and comfortable. If it’s cold, the coat can keep travelers warm at airport lounges as well.
8 Shouldn’t Consider: All Black Clashing Attire
There is a place for wearing an all-black attire comprising pointy boots, tight-cropped leggings, and a tight turtleneck sweater, and it’s not at the airport. Tight clothing at airports hinders movement and can be uncomfortable when one sits. Pointy shoes can also make a traveler clumsy while walking. An all-black attire can also draw unnecessary attention from other travelers.
7 Comfortable: Warm Layers Of Clothes
Airports can be cold and windy, that’s why it’s important to wear warm clothes to protect oneself from the weather elements. Ideally, a black coat, well-fitting jeans, a gray turtleneck, plus a beanie or black baseball cap are comfortable and fashionable attire to also wear at the airport.
6 Shouldn’t Consider: Silver Boots Aren’t Travel-Friendly
Though fashionable, silver boots like these are unsuitable for traveling because they are tight, and their heels are high. It makes them challenging to wear in places like airports where one may need to run at times. If wearing similar boots, travelers need to have comfortable jeans, a coat, and a sweatshirt to prevent the airport cold.
5 Comfortable: Camouflage (Camo) Coat And Leggings
Leggings and camouflage (camo) coats are ideal attires to wear for the airport. This combination is interestingly fashionable, yet comfortable, and if combined with casual shoes it makes a traveler’s airport hustles more manageable.
4 Shouldn’t Consider: The Pajamas Look
Wearing pajamas outside is considered a fashion faux pas, yet some travelers do wear them at airports. Pajamas are clumsy and somewhat unfettered, and amidst the airport hustle and bustle, they are candidates for a major wardrobe malfunction.
3 Comfortable: Sizable Sweatshirt And Accessories
Easy casual clothes to wear while heading to the airport can consist of a sizable but comfortable sweatshirt, a head beanie, well-fitting pants, plus sneakers or flat-sole shoe loafers. This combination makes walking around the airport easy and if it’s chilly the sweatshirt provides the warmth needed before boarding.
2 Shouldn’t Consider: Puffy Coats
Extremely puffy coats are clumsy not only in ordinary settings but in airports as luggage and are suited for winter environments. Though they can keep travelers warm at night, in case of delays or at cold lounges, it’s advisable to have a shawl, as it’s less bulky and manageable, and when strapped across the shoulders it is quite stylish.
1 Comfortable: Long Sweater All Fashion Attire
A long sweater is like icing on the cake fashion-wise because it’s comfortable, classy, and fairly all-weather attire. In cold environments it provides warmth and in warm settings, it doesn’t retain heat. In addition, it can be worn with leggings and loafer shoes, and sneakers, and still the wearer will look stylish while traveling.