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Help me look glam on a long haul flight

(19 Posts)
appleslice Fri 26-Nov-10 21:19:33

Need help to look glam on a direct flight to Thailand, what do I need and what do any wear any suggestions as at a loss. It is a night-time flight and arrive in Bangkok at 3.30 pm their time.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 26-Nov-10 21:20:46

Why on earth do you need to look glam?!!!

The main consideration for these flights is comfort.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 26-Nov-10 21:23:55

One would have to wonder why?! It's a night flight! Have been through Bangkok this month and there are loads of bathrooms in the airport. Dress for comfort overnight, change in the bathroom, add some slap, do hair and teeth and off you go. Easy!

pagwatch Fri 26-Nov-10 21:25:30

The only consideration is to be comfortable....

<< recalls woman in high heels limping through airport with feet like inflatable tree trunks and looking like a squeezed tube of toothpaste in 'body con' dress in the summer...and that was only 8 hours>>

ZZZenAgain Fri 26-Nov-10 21:25:46

hard to look glamorous on the flight. If you wear a lot of make-up, it'll get smeared. Wear something simple and unfussy and comfortable and then go to the bathroom to freshen up before you land. If you want change at the airport?

dearprudence Fri 26-Nov-10 21:28:52

Agree with others. Light make-up. Clean, comfortable clothes. Change at airport if absolutely necessary.

Alouiseg Fri 26-Nov-10 21:34:00

Light cotton/linen trousers with a wide leg and a yoga type waist.

A vest top with a shirt over the top and a waterfall cardigan for the flight.

Ballet flats.

Make up off for the flight or mineral make up only. Refresh mineral make up before landing.

4711 cologne stick or wipes.

appleslice Fri 26-Nov-10 21:34:57

just wanted to look ok and not a wreck glam was probably the wrong word, its been a hard year with me being treated for bowel cancer and my DP has treated me to a holiday in Thailand now that I am on the mend,

was trying to decide what to wear was thinking either leggings or linen trousers want to be comfortable more that anything because my tummy does still get bloated. Not bothered about make up just like my hair to be nice. Was really just wondering what to take with me in my hand luggage.

tulpe Fri 26-Nov-10 21:47:17

Appleslice - so glad you are on the mend but sad to hear you have been thru so much.

I am off to Maldives in January to celebrate the big 4-0. I had also been worrying about what to wear as we have a night flight but arrive 12.30 local time. My tummy and ankles have a tendency to bloat during travel. I have decided to go for jersey maxi dress. This side of the journey, I will layer with leggings, uggs, (cashmere socks for during flight), long sleeve tee and either cardigown (see Hush) or wool wrap. That way, when arrive, I can ditch tee, leggings and uggs. Slip on flip flops and arrive at resort feeling fab and resort appropriate.

FiveOrangePips Fri 26-Nov-10 21:49:33

Congrats/good luck in getting through the bowel cancer appleslice, my friend had that a couple of years ago and it was so hard seeing her dealing with it, two years on she is doing brilliantly.

I can't help you on the glam front really (I am not), but I would consider tying my hair back for the flight, in a very loose braid or bun (my hair stays fresher for longer that way because I am not touching it) then you could loosen it out when you arrive. I would consider taking extra moisturiser, and using it through the flight, no/minimal make up until you arrive.

pagwatch Fri 26-Nov-10 21:53:54

The cabin gets cramped and stuffy. Yoga pants are comfy... The sweaty Betty style loungewear is dead comfy and good fabrics for non creasing and temp control. I longer empire style top covers a multitude.
Linen is shit to travel in as it creases.
Have a good time

appleslice Fri 26-Nov-10 21:54:29

Tulpe thanks

that sounds great a maxi dress will dig mine out and will have a look in town tomorrow for a top to go with my leggings, after being ill just seem to have lost my way abit with what to wear etc smile

FiveOrangePips Fri 26-Nov-10 21:57:06

I think tulpe has some good advice re layering, leggings and a tunic/dress something like this with warm socks/leg warmers/wrap cardi type thing.

ZZZenAgain Fri 26-Nov-10 21:57:59

sounds like it will be a really nice holiday.

appleslice Fri 26-Nov-10 22:02:43

Oh pips that looks nice and then take my leggings off just before we arrive,

And thanks for your kind words has been a hard slog sad and knocked me for six.

Hope so ZZZen really cant wait, cant believe i am going in four more sleeps

tulpe Fri 26-Nov-10 22:06:31

appleslice you are very welcome. Had my own brush with cancer last year and the memory is still as fresh. I understand you want to just feel normal and nice rather than "Victoria Beckham arrives at LAX"

I figured I wanted to be warm en route but also not frumpy.

Don't worry about matching tee and leggings as hopefully leggings not visible beneath maxi

appleslice Fri 26-Nov-10 22:14:47

no def not VB I would be more a peppa pig smile but want to be a bit stylish

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 26-Nov-10 23:07:06

Ah! Now I understand you.

My best advice would be to take something soft and comfortable to wear on the flight, with something non-creasing that you can carry in your hand luggage, to change into on arrival.

Quantas First Class and Virgin Upper Class provide sleepsuits for this very purpose - but if you're not travelling either class/are travelling in economy you can do the same by taking a lightweight tracksuit type of thing to wear during the flight.

Taking a change of underwear will also help enormously.

Hope you have a lovely time!

Bonsoir Sat 27-Nov-10 16:13:57

Cashmere jersey clothes, no make-up but impeccable hair and nails, a glamorous eye mask and neck pillow (try Lisbeth Dahl). Thick cashmere socks for the plane, shoes with velcro fastenings for the airport. Large shades and a bright shawl for when you get off the plane.

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