When it comes to travel clothes, there tends to be a deep divide: those of us who want to be comfortable, and those of us who want to look good. I’ve been given upgrades when wearing the comfiest of clothes, so don’t think that wearing your heels or suit will be the only way to special treatment. Guess what! Being nice and polite will get you better treatment than wearing designer clothes.

Below, I’ve found some of the best clothes for flying. Whatever your preference, nice or comfy, I’ve got you covered!

16 Perfect Clothes for Travel


Consider these comfortable clothing options for your next flight.

CompressionZ High Waisted Women’s Leggings

I’m starting with the comfy side of things. Leggings are always a safe bet for women. These high waisted leggings will not disappoint, they are no nonsense, elastic waist, 4 way stretchable fabric, with a slimming look. You’ll be able to contort yourself into any position in your airplane seat with these pants. Available in 10 color combos.

User Review: “Shocked at how great these are for such a cheap price. I get varicose veins so easily and got these for 30 hours of flights traveling to India. No new veins from the trip! They're also super soft and comfy and I was able the wear them happily for the entire 30 hours. They feel super cozy and like my legs are getting a hug to get a little weird. The fabric is thick and not see through at all. I'm pretty impressed as a Pilates instructor who owns about a dozen different brands of high end workout pants.”

Price: Starting at $19.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Adidas Men’s Soccer 17 Training Pants

And now for the males, these soccer training pants may not be the most fashionable, but they are sure not to restrict you if you find yourself stuck in a cramped seat. Made with ventilated climacool to regulate temperature, with a draw cord elastic waist, and zippered pockets, you’ll be pleased with your decision if you choose these for your next flight. Available in 31 color combos.

User Review: “I love them! They fit well and the length is good as well. I’m looking forward to ordering more in different colors! I wear them for lounging and when I play soccer, but my favorite is for when I’m traveling!”

Price: From $24.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Champion Lightweight Snap Scarf

Need a scarf? Or maybe you’d rather have a shrug or a cover up. This lightweight snap scarf from Champion will have you covered no matter what accessory you are looking for. Moisture wicking, lightweight, and extremely versatile, it’s the perfect addition to your airport outfit. Available in 3 colors.

User Review: “My Champion lightweight snap scarf just arrived today, and I'm looking forward to wearing it. I already have this scarf in pink tones, and wear it frequently. The new turquoise is great also. I usually wear it as an infinity scarf with an extra twist in the front to give it a knotted look. This also provides lots of warmth at the neck of a jacket on windy days. When I get to my destination, I just untwist it and sometimes open the snaps for the look of a long scarf. The scarf washes easily in the machine and dries very fast. It's really more than a scarf. When traveling, I have used this as an extra wrap on the chilly airplane. It's simply an excellent accessory, and I'm so happy to find it in a second color.”

Price: From $4.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

prAna Halle Pant

Less casual, yet allowing for some stretch and movement, these pants from prAna will give you both style and comfortable. They are made from PRANA's signature stretch zion fabric, which is durable, breathable, lightweight, with a 4-way stretch. They also have a roll up leg, are water resistant, and have a hidden zip stash pocket, making them an ideal travel pant. Available in 10 colors.

User Review: "Bought 2 pairs of prAna Halle pants in Khaki and Coal for a one month trip (to the Galapagos Islands and Peru) in September. These pants are fabulous! Fit is perfect (am between a size 14 to 16 and opted for size 16 - am 5' 7" and regular inseam fit fine). The stretch fabric is so comfortable - wore them on our 22 hour flight from Australia. Whilst I mostly wore them down, as the weather was cool, there were a few days where I wore them rolled up and clipped. They were the only long pants I took on the trip - after climbing volcanoes and getting covered in dust, they washed up like a dream in the hotel sink and dried overnight. Would like to buy a pair in Gravel, which Amazon don't seem to offer at present."

Price: From $44.37 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

prAna Brion Pant

And for the gents, prAna has a similar pant to the women's Halle. These pants are stretchy, abrasion resistant, water repellent, and have a ventilated inseam gusset. With 5 pockets, you will be set for your trip - just remember to not put anything metal in the pockets! Available in 12 colors.

User Review: "I convinced my husband to get these for hiking and to wear for travel after I bought a similar women's pair, and he likes them as much as I do. At least one cargo pocket would be nice, but they are still stylish and functional. They aren't super roomy in the crotch so they "show" a little more than dress pants would, but this wasn't a problem. He has a slim physique and they look good on him. He wore them on the plane for a long flight and the little bit of stretch made them very comfortable. We were flying from a cold climate to a warm climate and the weight of the fabric bridged that gap very well, just like my women's PrAna hiking pants do."

Price: From $20.25 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

7 For All Mankind the Skinny Jean

Jeans aren't exactly dressy, but they are dressier than leggings. Personally, I don't see why you'd wear jeans to travel, but if that's your travel style, then these jeans from 7 for All Mankind are the perfect choice. They are stretchy, with 5 pockets, and are worth the high price tag. Available in 2 colors.

User Review: "Love, love, love these pants! I have only had them for a short while so I'm not sure of their durability but the quality seems great so far! The colors are exactly as I expected. I'm thinking the person who didn't like the color was comparing to the color they were seeing on a computer screen... It happens. These pants are incredibly soft. I wouldn't object to curling up for a nap in them (Ha if only!). I have a curvy bottom & I am so pleased at the location of the pockets & the fit in my waist. I am so happy to have found these & for such a reasonable price!"

Price: From $61.96 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Levi's Men's 505 Regular Fit Jean

Sometimes, classic is the way to go. When it comes to jeans, you can't get much more classic than Levis. The 505 Regular Fit Jean will fit the bill when it comes to comfort plus classic style. With extra room in the legs, stretch fabric, and 5 pockets, you'll be able to fully relax on your next flight if you wear these. Available in 35 colors.

User Review: "I have trouble finding Levi jeans for my husband because he needs regular fit size 42x32 and when they were on sale at the mall, his size was gone. In desperation I decided to look online was was very surprised and happy to see them listed at a price lower than the sale price at the mall! They arrived in a week and he had them before we left on vacation. I'll never buy them at the store again - it much easier and cheaper online!"

Price: From $18.10 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Fig Women's PIX Dress

If you feel the need to wear a dress on your next flight, this dress from Fig is the one to go with. Styled with a scarf collar, made of a cotton-spandex knit, you'll have comfort and warmth while you travel. Plus, it has UPF 50 sun protection, making it ideal for when you may be traveling from one climate to another. Available in 2 colors.

User Review:

Price: From $110.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: n/a

Haggar Men's Cool 18 Hidden Expandable-Waist Plain-Front Pant

If you're looking for a dressier pant, you should consider these pants from Haggar. The expandable-waist will allow a little extra room when you're trying to find that perfect position while you're on an airplane, plus they are made from a no-iron, breathable, moisture-wicking material. Available in 14 colors.

User Review: "Haggar has nailed it with these pants. They look great, are cool on hot and humid North Carolina days, come perfectly pressed out of the dryer if you follow the washing and drying directions. (They wear virtually without wrinkles--minimal after sitting in the middle seat on a coach flight for five hours.) No more no-iron khakis for me, getting these in every color."

Price: From $19.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

SCOTTeVEST Madeline Cardigan

Here's something for both dressy and informal dressers. This cardigan from SCOTTeVEST is wrinkle resistant, it has 4 pockets for all of your travel needs, and has a special weight management system to balance the weight of whatever accessories you put in the pockets. If you love the idea of lots of pockets in your clothes for your next trip, the Deborah Dress by SCOTTeVEST may also be for you! Available in 4 colors.

User Review: "I bought this for a five week backpacking/train trip around Europe and it's been great. It's so soft and comfortable and looks great with anything. The zippered pocket easily holds credit cards and my phone (a Moto X in a pretty bulky case) without feeling weighed down. I also toss random things into the larger pockets and they seem secure enough, though I wouldn't put a passport or cash in there. The collar can be brought up over your face for sleeping, too!"

Price: $80.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 3.5

SCOTTeVEST Hoodie Cotton - Sweatshirt

Get ready, because this may be the last hoodie you ever buy for travel. With 21 pockets, a water bottle holder,  a built in eye glass cleaning chamois, you'll wonder why you waited so long to buy it. Available in 6 colors.

User Review: "At long last... a travel sweatshirt that meets all my needs. It is so refreshing not to have to lug a bag around the airport. This sweatshirt has so many pockets for all the things I need in flight, and I love the built in neck pillow. Going through security is a breeze."

Price: From $95.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Copper Fit Women's Essential Travel Tee

Copper Fit clothes are infused with copper to help reduce odor, so you may want this tee-shirt for those longer flights where you may land smelling slightly riper than when you took off. It's comfortable, breathable, and lightweight, making it a perfect layer for your travel outfit. Available in 4 colors.

User Review: "Nice shirt for working out and covers just enough! Comfy!"

Price: From $24.25 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 5

Tencole Ladies Blouse

For something more fashionable, this v-neck from Tencole will do the trick. This blouse has a stretch to it, and can be worn casually with leggings, or dressed up with a dress pant,. Add a scarf or cardigan to give it your own signature look. Available in 3 colors.

User Review: "This is a very flattering top and the material isn't too thick or too thin. I love it."

Price: From $16.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Hanes Long Sleeved Beefy Henley

Why mess with perfection? Hanes is the quintessential, go-to t-shirt, so their version of the Henley is no different. A casual choice for travel, 100% cotton, tag free (therefore itch free), soft and cozy, it will be the perfect first layer for your next trip. Available in 8 color combos.

User Review: "I LOVE these things! Cheap. They don't shrink. 3X fits like a 2X so there's that. They are bulky so they are warm. 100% Cotton so it's good for the environment! I got Navy. I'm thinking about getting more colors. These are now a part of my 3-Shirt System. A short sleeve Fresh IQ tee, one of these and a long sleeve dress shirt. I'm now packing an insulated vest just because. One caveat: since they are cotton they take a long time to dry. When they are wet there is zero insulation from cold. Still traveling light and easy! Two Cruises lined up. More trips through the Spring and Summer."

Price: From $9.09 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

U.S. Polo Assn. Mens' Classic Polo Shirt

Another classic, this polo shirt will dress up any outfit, yet keep you comfortable. It's made from 100% cotton, it's versatile and stylish. Available in over 50 color combos.

User Review: "I've owned many polos, and I'm pretty picky about the brands I wear because some of them don't fit properly. I absolutely love the way this shirt fits me. It's not super loose, but it's also not slim fit either. The quality is great, especially for the price. I haven't washed it yet, so I'm not sure how it will hold up; however, I'm hoping it doesn't shrink or fade. I plan on buying many other colors if it holds up after the washer/dryer."

Price: From $12.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4

Orvis Men's Wrinkle-Free Oxford Shirt

Wrinkle-free is key when you are looking for a nice button down shirt for your next flight. This Oxford shirt from Orvis is wrinkle-free, washable, and available in 11 color combos so you can also pack several to take with you!

User Review: "Terrific."

Price: $74.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 5

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