The ultimate guide to the proper dress on a plane

Monday, 30. March 2015, 11:48
How you dress at 35,000 feet can affect your comfort on a long flight.Experts say dressing the right way can even help you get an upgrade

The right clothing choices can make travelling with children easier. While celebrities emerge from long-haul flights looking polished and paparazzi-ready, most air passengers arrive looking – and feeling – a little less pristine. But by following some simple instructions and wearing the right clothes, you can maximize your comfort levels, ensuring a restful flight.In fact, how you dress at 35,000ft can make the difference between a full night’s sleep, a happy baby or toddler and even whether you get an upgrade.

Travel and fashion expert, Adele Scottish, from holidayhypermarket.co.uk, has shared her tips on dressing for success while flying.

TO GET AN UPGRADE

While experts agree that looking like an investment banker or Hollywood film star doesn’t help as much as it used to, tracksuits and torn jeans certainly won’t further your cause either.
Airlines want first and business class to look a league above, so make sure that you do too. Adele says: ‘You can look comfortable and classy at the same time so if you’re hoping to bag yourself an upgrade try a crease-free blouse with a pair of grey high-waisted flared trousers. ‘But make sure the trousers have a bit of give because no one wants to wear too-tight-trousers on a cramped aircraft. ‘Couple the trousers with a pair of Grecian-style blocked heels for a more relaxed office-like look. Finally, grab you iPad and you’re good to go.’

TO LOOK LIKE AN A-LISTER
Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory if you want to travel like an A-lister.’Nothing says celebrity status more than a pair of over-sized sunnies.

Duo this look with a pair of leather-look leggings and with a white lace cami and you will look like you have stepped out of a magazine shoot.

‘And if you’re feeling the chill, add a leather jacket to finish off the look,’ says Adele.

TO TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN

‘A pair of navy light-weight linens paired with a basic T-shirt will work a treat. But always stick to dark coloured linens as white isn’t ideal around small children,’ says Adele.

‘Finish off the look with a pair of trainers. This way if you’re children wander off you won’t have to embarrass yourself by chasing them around the airport in killer heels.

‘A large tassel bag is also a great accessory as it can hold a spare change of clothes if there are any milk spillage disasters.’

TO GET ‘LUCKY’

Adele says: ‘The holiday romance doesn’t need to wait until you are in your resort – dress to impress from the departure hall and you could find yourself starting summer loving from the minute you board.’

‘Show a little skin and keep things fun and flirty. Think cute playsuits, flirty dresses and relaxed waves in your hair’.

TO FEND OFF CHATTY NEIGHBOURS

Want to simply zone-out on your flight either by reading your favourite book or watching as many films as you can?

Try flying in a plain onesie and a pair of standout Converse.

Adele says: ‘This pyjama-like look screams do not disturb and is great for the comfort flyer.

‘So, if you usually spend the majority of your flight with your feet up wrapped in a blanket you can’t go wrong with this outfit.’

TO SLEEP IN COMFORT

If flying is all about catching up on your sleep then a pair of printed joggers, coupled with a baggy T-shirt is the best way to stay comfortable but remain stylish.

And the only accessories you need are those which guarantee a good night’s sleep, so make sure your eye mask and portable pillow are on hand.

TO LOOK LIKE AN A-LISTER

Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory if you want to travel like an A-lister.

‘Nothing says celebrity status more than a pair of over-sized sunnies.

Duo this look with a pair of leather-look leggings and with a white lace cami and you will look like you have stepped out of a magazine shoot.

‘And if you’re feeling the chill, add a leather jacket to finish off the look,’ says Adele.

TO TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN

‘A pair of navy light-weight linens paired with a basic T-shirt will work a treat. But always stick to dark coloured linens as white isn’t ideal around small children,’ says Adele.

‘Finish off the look with a pair of trainers. This way if you’re children wander off you won’t have to embarrass yourself by chasing them around the airport in killer heels.

‘A large tassel bag is also a great accessory as it can hold a spare change of clothes if there are any milk spillage disasters.’

TO GET ‘LUCKY’

Adele says: ‘The holiday romance doesn’t need to wait until you are in your resort – dress to impress from the departure hall and you could find yourself starting summer loving from the minute you board.’

‘Show a little skin and keep things fun and flirty. Think cute playsuits, flirty dresses and relaxed waves in your hair’.

TO FEND OFF CHATTY NEIGHBOURS

Want to simply zone-out on your flight either by reading your favourite book or watching as many films as you can?

Try flying in a plain onesie and a pair of standout Converse.

Adele says: ‘This pyjama-like look screams do not disturb and is great for the comfort flyer.

‘So, if you usually spend the majority of your flight with your feet up wrapped in a blanket you can’t go wrong with this outfit.’

TO SLEEP IN COMFORT

If flying is all about catching up on your sleep then a pair of printed joggers, coupled with a baggy T-shirt is the best way to stay comfortable but remain stylish.

And the only accessories you need are those which guarantee a good night’s sleep, so make sure your eye mask and portable pillow are on hand.