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    29 Things To Wear On An Airplane So Your Flight Isn't As Terrible

    Because itchy sweaters and uncomfortable denim shouldn't ruin the sheer joy that is an in-flight movie.

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    1. A jersey-knit long tunic, perfect for travel because it can cover the top of your favorite (and most see-through 🙃) leggings but can easily be tucked into high-waisted denim for a more cropped look.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I didn't want to write a review on this until I washed it. Now that I have, I'm happy to say that it washed beautifully with no shrinkage or fading. It's a great top — very soft and hangs well — and I'm very happy with it!" —elaine g.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.65-plus (available in sizes S–XL and in three colors).

    2. A cotton sleep mask to block out the light that your seatmate has so rudely decided to turn on, even though this is an overnight flight and you're clearly trying to get some sort of sleep. Like, your book cannot be that good. Put it away. Read it on the return flight.

    Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "As a professional in the field of marketing and sales, I am constantly on a plane or train, and in most cases they're long-haul flights of six hours or more. This sleep mask is perfect for anyone who is looking for softness, black-out technology, and flexibility when it comes to catching some much-needed z's whilst traveling. The mask has a bonus when it comes to fit in that it also covers your nose, which helps keep the mask in place in case you toss and turn — plus, it blocks out that bit of extra light many masks let leak in. It's also foldable and washable, and the elastic band doesn't pull or snag your hair." —Ian K.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in two colors).

    3. An Invisibobble you’ll want to start carrying around on your wrist while traveling. This genius accessory will keep your mane out of your face without causing any dents; plus, the gentle design won't pull or tug on your hair. An uncomfortably tight pony = the bane of my existence.

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    With this, you’ll be able to take your hair out of your pony and BAM! It won’t look as if you had it in an updo for several hours.

    Promising review: "I am a hairdresser and I feel like this should be explained better. This is not made to hold your ponytail while you go for a jog. It is strong enough that you could use it to secure a braid. The beauty of this product is that the coils prevent your hair from getting a band mark. Want your hair to have lots of volume in the morning with no bedhead? Gather your hair onto the top of your head and loosely secure it. In the morning, take out the Invisibobble and voilà!" —Annadj

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.88 (available in four colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's take on the Invisibobble (konulseatide).

    4. A V-neck tee made from a buttery-soft material that’ll have you swooning every time you slip it on. Add some stripes, a red lip, and voilà! Suddenly you’re ready for your trip to Paris, imaginary freshly baked baguette in hand.

    Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "These shirts are amazing! They're so soft, stretchy, and super comfortable! Plus, they wash great and look crisp. I have four total and plan on buying more." —nikibeee

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16-plus (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 27 colors).

    5. A hydrocolloid COSRX pimple patch because what do we want joining us on our Italian vacation we’ve been planning for months? Not a zit. Slap this baby on during your flight to reduce painful pimple swelling and make it practically nonexistent.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed, Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "These little dots of magic work some kind of voodoo to remove those big, erupting volcano pimples or tiny little, extremely painful ones, and the dreaded blind pimple that looks likes a skittle was shoved under the skin. These little tabs are clear and painless and are barely noticeable when worn. I wear them overnight for the best results, and there’s no peeling or burning, since it doesn’t contain salicylic acid. You’ll notice a 'center' start to form on the dot that is white or cloudy, and that’s how you know it’s doing its job. That center is the goopy stuff being drawn from the offending blemish." —Darci

    Get a pack of three with 24 patches each from Amazon for $8.57.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's take on the COSRX pimple patch.

    6. A ridiculously soft hooded pullover to make it feel as if you're lounging around at home, as opposed to hovering approximately 1 billion miles somewhere up in the air.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $32.38 (available in sizes 1X–7X and in three colors).

    7. Skinny jeans made from a cozy, stretchy denim that will make even your leggings seem uncomfortable. Plus, they're available in the perfect dark wash — the kind that looks super put-together even when you are not, in fact, feeling put-together.

    Nordstrom

    Psst, these tend to run a bit big. Try ordering a size down!

    Promising review: "These are without a doubt the most comfortable jeans I've purchased in the last 10 years. I ended up purchasing two pairs because they are just so soft and as smooth as butter. The material has a hint of stretch that makes them super comfortable." —EvetteA

    Get them from Nordstrom for $39 (available in sizes 24–31).

    8. A knit jumpsuit you can easily dress up with a pair of pumps while on vacation and then — *breathes sigh of relief* — you can cab it to the airport, take off said pumps in the comfort of your economy seat (lol), and go straight to sleep. This versatile piece is that cozy.

    Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this jumpsuit! It looks so cute on and is very comfortable. Plus, it can be worn casually or dressed up. I plan on wearing it to a wedding in September." —sally

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99-plus (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    9. A knit cardigan you'll be able to slip on and off depending on the unruly temp of the airplane you've just boarded...although you'll likely want to just keep this on the whole time. I have a feeling your seatmate plans on blasting the overhead AC for the duration of your flight.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this sweater! It is now a staple in my everyday wardrobe. The material is very soft and seems a little thicker than a normal cardigan, so it works great with layering for winter outfits. I have washed it a few times and it's held up, but I do hang-dry my clothes so they last longer. Would like to see this cardigan in more colors!" —Evangelyne Gallegos

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95 (available in sizes S/M and M/L and in nine colors).

    10. Allbirds wool sneakers that are so incredibly soft and cozy, you'll feel like you're walking on the FLUFFIEST cloud imaginable. These shoes also have a padded insole, a super-lightweight sole...and the laces? They're made from 100% recyclable material.

    @allbirds / Instagram / Via instagram.com

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in sizes 5–10 and in 17 colors).

    Psst, this is a winner on BuzzFeed Reviews for best everyday sneakers!

    11. An elastic belt sans buckle — that way, you won't feel a piece of metal digging into your belly button while you're eating your delicious in-flight meal. Mmmm, fresh pasta that has definitely not been frozen for a significant amount of time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this! It's perfect for pants that are a little loose in the waist, and great for travel because you never need to re-buckle!" —J. Belford

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99-plus (available in sizes S–L and in five colors).

    12. A T-shirt dress so ridiculously soft, your body will feel as if it's being enveloped by a fluffy cloud made of kittens and other ridiculously cute baby animals. Plus, this cozy maxi is the perfect thing to throw on preflight and is *super* easy to dress up.

    Via amazon.com

    Pair this with booties, a leather jacket, and some statement earrings for an outfit that is both trendy and comfy.

    Promising review: "This is SO CUTE! I can’t wait to wear it this this summer. Many have said they used it as a swimsuit cover-up, but I will definitely be wearing this as a casual maxi dress! The material is slightly silky and very substantial — definitely more substantial than just a cover-up. You can even tie up the front into a knot for a cute high-low look. Just be sure to size up for a more relaxed fit!" —Richie P.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99-plus (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 30 colors).

    13. Reliable high-rise leggings with a soft waistband that thankfully won't dig into your skin the second you take your economy seat. Plus, they're squat-proof and made with a moisture-wicking material that won't make you feel as if you're stewing in your own sweat (*cue airport running scene from Home Alone, which you absolutely just re-created because you thought you were going to miss your flight*).

    Outdoor Voices

    Promising review: "These are my absolute favorite leggings. I seriously live in these!! They are the perfect length, stay put during workouts, and are super comfortable for everyday wear. I have two pairs and plan on collecting all available colors." —Hannah

    Get them from Outdoor Voices for $75 (available in sizes XS–XL and in six colors).

    14. Eye masks that will de-puff, moisturize, and brighten even the darkest of eye circles. Traveling may wreak havoc on both your sleep schedule and your complexion, but pop these on while enjoying your in-flight pretzels to look as if you got a full eight hours of restful sleep.

    Via amazon.com, Via amazon.com

    These vegan and cruelty-free masks are made with plant collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines, too!

    Promising review: "I was honestly surprised at how well these worked, and I saw a visible difference. I purchased these with the intention of wearing them during a 12-hour red-eye flight. I brought them on a plane with me, scanned through TSA with no problems, and popped them on about 30 minutes before we landed. I definitely got some weird looks, but the end result was very, very worth it. Definitely will be repurchasing!" —Denise Lloyd

    Get a pack of 15 patches from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A crew neck dress with pockets (!!!!) that will basically feel like an extension of your coziest, most beloved blanket. Pair this with leggings for the ultimate airport #ootd *or* slip on some over-the-knee boots for a look that is immediately dinner date ready.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Welcome to comfort city. If you're looking to wear what I believe clouds made into clothing would feel like, well, then, you have arrived. Just add some leggings, cute boots, and a jazzy scarf, and it will look like you kind of tried for the day whilst feeling like you're wearing PJs. AND IT HAS POCKETS!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99-plus (available in sizes S–XXL and in 40 colors).

    16. A multiuse Glossier skin salve for long-lasting hydration that even the recycled air aboard the airplane won't be able to ruin. Long gone will be the days of you fishing through your overstuffed backpack because of your need to reapply.

    Glossier

    These cruelty-free, hypoallergenic salves come in a variety of delicious scents and tints, ranging from birthday cake and berry to mint and coconut. Plus, they can be used to hydrate the most irritatingly dry parts of your limbs on the go. We're all looking at you, pointy elbows and peeling cuticles.

    Promising review: "So I'm usually a coconut/vanilla kind of gal. Any items along those lines are my fave scents and flavors, so naturally I have the birthday cake and coconut Balm Dotcoms. However, berry is a GAME CHANGER. I never like these kinds of scents, but oh my, it smells like food?! Like apple crumble?!!!! So delish, and the tint is amazing. I actually purchased one for my office and one for home (with no regrets)." —Sophie

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight flavors).

    17. A comfy V-neck jumpsuit perfect for any time, any place, and any location. It's made with a snazzy, wrinkle-resistant fabric that will always look as if it was just picked up from the cleaners (which it most certainly was not), meaning you'll be able to hop off the plane at LAX and head straight to brunch.

    Via @everlaneinstagram.com

    Promising review: "This jumpsuit is heaven on earth and I want to live in it forever. It's great quality, fits beautifully, is very comfortable, and is easy to take on and off. I also find it breathable, which is important because I live in a humid climate." —haymorg16

    Get it from Everlane for $120 (traditional retail for $250, available in sizes 00–16 and in three colors).

    18. Mini hair pins to give you the ballerina bun of your Swan Lake–loving dreams. Just one of these little pins can do the work of up to *20* hair pins, meaning the joy of your in-flight movie won’t be ruined by excessive random pins digging into your scalp.

    Via amazon.com

    How does it work? Just gather your hair, pull it into a super-tight bun, spin the pins into place, and BAM! You've got yourself the perfect bun.

    Promising review: "I'm a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I've tried all the bun-makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke, so I did it again and then again. I just ordered two more packs because I know if I lose one of these, I'd have to tear the house down looking for it. I have hair to my midback, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in a bun in under 30 seconds, trust me...anyone can." —Tina

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.89.

    19. Silicone sleeves you can slip on over the arms of your eyeglasses to prevent all headache-inducing discomfort that comes from your frames digging into your head.

    Via amazon.com

    I prefer contacts to glasses but always try to wear my glasses during long flights. The frames always tend to dig into the side of my head after a while, which is so painful — but these silicone sleeves are here to help.

    Promising review: "Finally, the solution to my issue! My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side; not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. I purchased these and my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off because they're so comfortable! Best purchase EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    20. A pair of black flats that will not clash with anything in your closet, so you’ll be able to throw on any hue/print/style without fear of being stopped by the fashion police. (I know, I know, you usually wear black, but these are great to have just in case you decide to wear some fun colors.) Plus, they're genuinely comfy enough to be worn on international flights.

    Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "The more you wear these shoes, the more comfy they become! I can walk around in them all day, and I get a ton of compliments on them. I usually feel frumpy wearing flats, but that's certainly not the case with these — I just ordered the beige color, and I might get the leopard print. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE SHOES!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99-plus (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 25 colors).

    21. A neck pillow designed to help your head remain upright and prevent your noggin from falling down whenever you begin to snooze. Neck soreness after taking a quick airplane snooze = now gone.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Awesome travel pillow! I normally have a very hard time dozing off on planes (especially as someone who prefers the aisle seat), and my head almost always drops forward when I do finally manage to sleep, ensuring I have neck pain when I wake up. This pillow totally prevented that from happening! It's also small, compact, and lightweight compared with other neck pillows I've tried in the past, which helped me pack light for a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia!" —Nola

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in seven colors).

    This is our pick for the best midpriced travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    22. Lightweight Baleaf jogger sweats with a tapered silhouette that look *way* more polished than your old high school gym pants, but are thankfully equally comfortable.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99-plus (available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors).

    23. Disposable silicone earplugs that'll help you bid adieu to flying discomfort. Ear pain during air travel is REAL (babies are crying for a reason), but these nifty little things are the perfect way to help curb harsh noises and my-ears-are-popping altitudes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this product! Every couple of trips, no matter what tricks I try, I cannot clear my ears. The ear pain is immense at takeoff (I completely understand why those babies and toddlers wail!), and then I'm hard of hearing for days. With these, that has never happened. A few other people near me had ear pain and I did not, so I was very grateful I'd bought this product." —Amy Clark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.71.

    24. A cowl-neck tunic for the perfect blend of comfort and versatility. This may feel like a cozy pajama top, but you'll also be able to confidently leave your house while wearing it.

    Via amazon.com

    It's even got over 4,000 (!!!) positive reviews.

    Promising review: "This is a magical top. I love it! The material is very stretchy and comfortable, slouchy yet fitted, and I love that the buttons give it a little something extra." —Kersten

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99-plus (available in sizes 4–18 and in six colors).

    25. A no-tie lacing system that is durable and adjustable and conforms to your foot for a personalized feel. Long gone will be the days of having to take your sneakers off at the airport security line just to panic while trying to re-lace them as quickly as possible. With this system, you just have to give a tiny pull in the middle of your sneaker tongue and you'll be on your merry way in no time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "All I can say is, these shoelaces have saved me about 25 minutes every morning with my three kids! Great quality, very nice colors, and super easy to use. Never worry again about having to tighten shoes in the middle of the street!" —ColorMeLife

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 12 colors).

    26. A mini cushioned Ostrich Pillow you can slip on over your hand for deep sleep that feels genuinely restful (no small feat on a turbulence-ridden plane). Prop open your tray table, rest your hand, then rest your head. *falls asleep immediately*

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It is so hard to get comfortable in an airplane or waiting room chair, and this pillow just works for me. There are so many ways to hold it, thanks to the many slots to slide your hand or fingers into it. Try it — you'll be glad you did." —L. Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    27. A V-neck Soma bralette that feels like another layer of skin because it is just that damn soft. And on top of the overwhelming coziness factor, this layer won't be visible under your clothes and is (*le gasp*) actually supportive.

    Soma

    Promising review: "The saleswoman in the store showed me this bra and said that everyone loves them — yeah, yeah, I have heard that before. Well, she was RIGHT! This is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. If you love wearing your sports bra, this is BETTER! I'm heading back to the store for more. You don't even feel like you are wearing anything, but you have the support." —Maurasmom

    Get it from Soma for $19.99-plus (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 colors).

    28. A hooded teddy because your favorite blanket probably can't be stuffed into your carry-on. Solution? This soft fleece jacket! Not only will it keep you feeling toasty, but it's also reversible — two jackets for the price of one, baby!

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This bear coat is SO WARM. I wanted to buy it last year, but it sold out very quickly! I cut the tag out so it can be reversible (I couldn’t decide if I liked the white or cream side better), and the coat itself is definitely worth the price...especially when you go to college in the Northeast!!" —DevynnG

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79 (available in sizes XS/S and M/L and in three colors).

    29. A Lano leave-on flyer mask formulated with lanolin, mint, caffeine, and ginger. In English? That means that your skin will be hydrated, dewy, clean-feeling, and awake — even though you had to leave your home at night for the budget red-eye flight you booked.

    @lanolips / Instagram / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I use this in the morning at least 10 minutes before applying makeup (which, for me, typically consists of mineral veil, mascara, and a brow pencil). It leaves my face feeling hydrated but doesn't make me greasy. I love the glow I get after using it." —La B

    Get it from Ulta for $24.

    Strutting my way to economy class like:

    HBO

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