The main thing about dressing for air travel is comfort. Because of cramped seating and various temperature changes on flights, staying as comfortable as possible is very important.
- Comfortable shoes that are easy to take on and off if you don’t have TSA pre-check.
- A sweater or a long cardigan is perfect to use as a blanket, a wrap around your neck or simply as an added layer over lighter clothes.
- Compression socks are especially useful on long flights to help prevent DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
- Loose fitting pants are also good for preventing DVT.
One thing you might want to avoid wearing are your contacts. The air is very dry in plane cabins and wearing contacts may become quite uncomfortable. Bring reading glasses with you instead and pack your contacts in your carry-on.