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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!
<< 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>>
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?
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.
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.
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.
Apple 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 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
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.
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.