Wednesday 7 December 2016

Stylemma

Published 03/01/2011 | 09:10

Dear Stylemma, I am looking for travelling clothes that are comfortable on a plane, but stylish, too. I don’t find jeans a suitable option, and I also need things that are easy to take off when I’m going through customs. Thanks. Turning the departure hall into a catwalk is no mean feat.

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It’s difficult to remain calm, collected and chic when you’re sprinting through Terminal One, or traipsing through the endless security checks. Choose flat shoes or boots — Oasis’s Sienna Slouch Ankle Boots, €75, are a great option, and they’re easy to slip on and off. Striking the right balance temperature-wise an be tricky, so wear easy-to-remove layers: light Ts and fine knits with a coatigan: a cardigan that an be worn as a coat.

Harvey Nichols have great coatigans that would be ideal for a flight. The key to dressing for travel is to choose soft, stretchy fabrics, as they won’t dig into that post-Christmas waistline. We’d recommend going for a comfy jersey dress, such as Monsoon’s Celine-esque Lucy Stripe Dress, €59. Bon voyage!

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