It is critical to know what to wear and, more significantly, what not to wear on your upcoming flight. Whenever we choose an item of clothing to wear inside the plane, we consider comfort, security, and other things.

So let us know what types of clothing we should avoid wearing during flights.

Tight clothing

Wearing tight clothes on a flight can make you feel even more claustrophobic as tight clothing restricts blood flow. For comfort and prevention of blood flow problems, wearing loose-fitting garments made of materials such as cotton or linen should offer relief and give your skin some breathing room.

Also, wearing tight or restrictive clothing can impede blood circulation, leading to discomfort or even health issues such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

High heels

This type of footwear is highly impractical, unnecessary, and vulnerable to many maladies when worn during travel. That’s because high-heeled shoes restrict movement, and wearing them becomes a liability during emergencies and expected long walks.

Wearers may also complain of ailments from chronic foot pain to hammertoe. Not only they’re a pain to wear, but high heels are also too bulky to pack. So do yourself a favor and wear comfortable footwear walking miles through endless airport terminals. Also, consider comfortable slip-on sneakers, making it easier to manage yourself through security checks.


After weeks of travel on the road, and you have run out of fresh, clean clothes to wear. But using your perfume to conceal the stink more than exudes that fresh baby scent.

The bad news is that odors can intensify throughout the cabin. So you can only hope your seatmate doesn’t produce such an unpleasant scent. And so would you hope they won’t notice you smelling something distressing and subject them to torture.

Your chosen fragrance may be pleasant to you but obnoxious to others. So go easy on wearing them as they might cause respiratory ailments to those with allergies and suffer asthma attacks.

Statement clothing

Airlines have their own set of dress codes for passengers. So it’s not surprising to read the news about certain passengers asked to leave the cabin. For example, Saudi Arabian Airlines refused to take passengers who are “clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers.” Understood, these are female passengers who expose their legs, and arms or wear too loose or too tight dresses.

Also, two teenage girls were not allowed from boarding a United Airlines flight in March for wearing leggings, which were deemed inappropriate. Several women were thrown off an airplane in the UK for wearing shirts that bore offensive text.

If you aim for those business-class seat upgrades, it won’t hurt to look smart.

Warm-weather attire

Holidaymakers or business travelers go through a variety of temperature swings throughout their travels, but a safe bet to wear during airborne are those that fight chills in the cabin. Wearing them instead of placing them in the luggage also helps save check-in baggage space.

Bulky clothing

Bulky clothing takes up valuable space in the overhead bins and can be uncomfortable during a long flight.

Contact lenses

Wearing contact lenses during a flight can cause dryness and discomfort due to the low humidity in the cabin. It is recommended to wear glasses instead.

Heavy jackets or coats

Heavy jackets or coats can occupy too much space in your carry-on luggage or the overhead bin. Instead, wear a lightweight jacket or sweater that can easily be layered.

In summary, wearing comfortable, practical, and non-restrictive clothing during flights is essential for your comfort, safety, and convenience. It is also important to consider your destination’s cultural and social norms to avoid unwanted attention.