What to wear….

on a long flight?

It’s that time of the year!  Schools are out, and families are planning summer vacations.  Whether the travel is by a car, a train, a ship or a plane…what to wear?  For me, comfort & convenience are the most important factors.  Since we’ll be going on a long trip by plane this summer, I wanted to share what I will be wearing on the plane.

With this very comfortable & stretchy maxi dress, I’ll add a jacket or a sweater…I get cold on the plane.  I also prefer a crossbody bag (vs a shoulder bag) to store travel documents for safety, and it allows me to handle a carry on bag and whatever else I need (usually food) without worrying about keeping the bag on my shoulder.

I usually have a large scarf for times when the jacket/sweater might be a bit much.  Of course, a very comfortable pair of sandals is a must, and I usually pack a pair of socks that I can put on during the flight.  If the flight is longer than a few hours, I also pack my small travel pillow and my Kindle to catch up on some reading!

What are some of your favorite travel outfits?

I’m linking up with Patti for Visible Monday.  I will also be joining Jill and Adrienne on Tuesday for “How I wear My: Chic Traveling Outfit.”

I hope your weekend was a restful one, and I thank you for stopping by.

Dress:  Coveted          Jacket: Ralph Lauren       Scarf:  Juicy Couture

Bag:  Louis Vuitton      Shoes: Beverly Feldman


82 thoughts on “What to wear….

  1. I love a good comfy chic travel look! I don’t know why I haven’t thought about a maxi dress – makes so much sense! I usually opt for leggings but I think I’ll sport a maxi next time I fly anywhere. I always have a magazine and gum with me! Gum helps me with the elevation change – when my ears pop. Hope you guys have a fabulous time when you do go! Xox ❤ hautepinkpretty.com

    • I think a lot of ladies opt for leggings and a tunic. I just found maxi to be more to my taste. Oh, I agree about the gum, it’s a must!

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to our trip. 🙂

      • Jeannie – so does my boyf – he says I look like an old fisherman. But then again, he gets all uncomfortable in jeans, while I chill in comfy harems 😀

        Plus, black ones may look awesome with fierce heels – something you can totally pull off (evidence: this blog :D)

  2. I really like the maxi dress, looks so comfortable. As much as I like the way it looks, I am short ( kind of really short)….maybe it could still work if I give it a try. Perhaps I’ll purchase my first maxi dress this summer. I also really like the jacket ! Have a lovely day. God Bless

    • Hi Breana!
      I’m sure you’ll look wonderful in a maxi. Doesn’t matter about your height…if you like it, go for it! I wear wedges to give me a little lift…I’m not exactly tall myself. 🙂
      God bless you, too!

  3. i love the blue scarf! and really great choice for travel! I’m like you, i cant go on a plane without socks and a scarf, lol!! always cold. Love the choice of the bag with the maxi dress!! 🙂

  4. Hey Jeannie!

    Glad to catch up with you before you go! I’ve been on the run myself. I love a maxi when traveling and yours looks great. I also love a cross body bag for hands-free traveling. Since I can’t bear to give up my jewelry, but I hate having to strip everything off at security, I often wear my african woven bracelets and beaded earrings.

    Have a wonderful, relaxing time!! Hope to see you when you return.

    Love, Jean

    • Thanks Jean!
      It is a busy time of the year for everyone. I hear you about the jewelry. I go pretty minimal on that dept when I travel.
      Yes, we need to get together for a shopping trip soon. 🙂

  5. A large colorful scarf is such a great idea! I can see it used as a shawl as well. Even a sarong skirt maybe? I always have packing anxiety and then end up hating my clothes that I brought and want to come home and re-do my whole wardrobe! I think part of my problem is that I don’t bring my nice things. So I end up feeling sort of frumpy. You’ve given me some good ideas here. Next time, no jeans for me! This blogging stuff is giving me a new appreciation for dresses and skirts.

    • Oh, I doubt you look anywhere close to frumpy. You have a distinct style of your own, and I think it’s most excellent! Your fun personality reflects your style, and I find it so refreshing! You rock, Joni!

  6. Jeannie, like you, I have to have a good-sized scarf, so easy to take on or off with unpredictable temps. I usually wear skinny jeans, but love the idea of wearing a comfortable maxi dress or skirt. You manage to make comfy look like a runway show, tho’!

  7. Gorgeous Jeannie! That is what I normally wear on flight also (or a pair of harem pants but the DH hates it)! That last picture of you is amazing – such a cool effect!

    • Thanks Sam!
      I’ll tell hubby you liked the photo. He’s trying to be more creative these days which is not always welcomed by me….I don’t like to pose for long periods of time. I should not complain tho, he might just tell me to do it myself! 🙂

  8. Take the jacket off and vavavavoom.

    I love wearing dresses on plane rides. To some it sounds funny but a nice flowy dress is the most comfortable to me.

  9. you look far more fashionable on an airplane than i ever could! i’m fond of yoga pants with a long knit top. extra sweater or wrap for the inevitable ‘freeze’. slip on sandals, with socks in my carry on. most essential, though, are the earplugs and/or noise canceling headphones. not fashionable, but man, have they saved my life on many occasions!

  10. I’m loving your blog ! You have great style and, it has inspired me to try new looks.
    Thanks so very much, I’ve had problems with choosing a new style at 50…ish.

  11. I love your travel friendly dress, so light and comfortable and doesn’t take up too much space too! The scarf is a simple yet chic accessory. And…I am so admiring your tan and toned shoulders….time for some sun and work out for me this summer!


  12. I too have a long flight coming up and I always wear trousers on the plane. That’s because I can’t manage to sit straight with both feet on the ground for more than 1 minute. I wiggle, rest my knees against the chair in front of me and if I get lucky to get 2 chairs, will rest them there. I also get very cold, so I’m always prepared with at least a cardigan and an extra scarf. Comfort always comes before styling when flying although I try to combine the 2. Your outfit certainly does that. Very stylish! Where are you heading to this summer?

  13. I like a long maxi, a sweater and boots that I can kick off easily for the security check. I used to travel every 5-6 weeks to the West coast for a few years, and that was my standard outfit. Your cute little jacket reminds me of one I haven’t worn in years. Time to pull it out! You look so adorable in the second photo. 🙂

    • Thank you Rachel!
      I suppose when you travel a lot, you learn what works best for you. It’s such a pain to go thru security these days….although necessary, I suppose.
      Never let a cute denim jacket go to waste! 😉

  14. I like it. Looks both chic and comfortable. I, too, always use a cross-body bag for traveling–it is a must!

  15. So funny Jeannie.. My husband and I are flying to Paris in a couple weeks and I was JUST thinking about this! I will be wearing Vince Linen drawstring pants and a tee shirt with a jacket. The maxi has me re thinking things…

    Enjoy your flight!


  16. I so love your look in this post. I need to try wearing a long dress/skirt while traveling. I usually stick with jeans. I also seriously want a crossbody Louis Vuitton bag after seeing yours here. It’s perfect! I can’t wait to share your look with everyone on Tuesday. XO, Jill

    • Thanks Jill!
      I find maxi (made of stretchy fabric) to be far more comfy for long trips… also, no belt to worry about going thru security. This bag does come in very handy for traveling & shopping.
      Thanks for hosting!

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