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The Best (and Most Comfortable) Airport Clothing for Business Travel

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This blog was originally published in 2015; we have since updated to reflect the most current and accurate information. 

Many business travelers find the transition from airplane to business meeting to be intimidating. After all, you want to be comfortable while you’re traveling, but you also understand how important is to look professional and put-together by the time you reach the boardroom.

To help you get the most out of your business travel attire, we’ve searched for some great pieces that are perfect for both plane ride and an important business dinner.

The Comfortable Pants You Deserve

A comfortable pair of business-appropriate pants which will transition seamlessly to the boardroom are a must for savvy business travelers.

Look for pants that are made of materials like rayon, a combination of polyester and spandex, or cotton and spandex. These allow for plenty of stretch and comfort, while helping to maintain a flattering and professional silhouette with no effort.

For women:

+Betabrand Black Dress Pant Yoga Pants

+Stretch Rayon Double Weave Slim Trousers by Max Studio

+Calvin Klein Madison Stretch Dress Pants

+ Vince Relaxed Silk Pants

+ Topshop Crepe Cuffed Joggers

All of these pants offer a comfortable stretch, perfect for sitting on long flights, making your way through crowded airports and making a great first impression on clients.

For men:

+Bonobos Weekday Warrior Straight Leg Cotton Pants

+Betabrand Gray Dress Pant Sweat Pants

+Eddie Bauer Wrinkle-Free Relaxed Fit Chinos

+Banana Republic Non-Iron Micro-Print Cotton Pant

+ Calvin Klein Cool Tech Pant

Each of these pairs of pants offers male business travels the comfort of soft, pliable fabric and the low maintenance of wrinkle-resistance. You can head straight to your meeting, confident that your clothing is presentable and appropriate.

Shirts You Can Sleep In

Your dress shirt is an important piece of the business-attire puzzle, yet one with no stretch or with disagreeable fabric can make you miserable during your flight and distract you during your meeting.

Here are some great shirts that are appropriate both worn alone with accessories or under a blazer as a minimal, yet comfortable essential.

For men:

+Club Monaco Slim Fit Grandad-Collar Slub Cotton Shirt

+Calvin Klein Men’s Regular-Fit Front-Button Dress Shirt

+ Express Slim 1MX Shirt

For women:

+ Eddie Bauer Women’s Wrinkle-Free Long-Sleeve Shirt

+ Boden New British The City Shirt

+ J. Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt

Each of these shirts offers business travelers a comfortable, wrinkle-resistant option for their plane ride that will transition effortlessly to the boardroom, sacrificing no presentation or professionalism in the process.

Dresses to Die For

For particular female business travelers, a comfortable dress is the perfect option for plane ride and business meeting.

You can dress it up with a professional blazer or wear a jersey knit pullover to stay warm and comfortable on the plane, which comes off easily when it’s time to meet clients. Whatever your plan on, finding a dress that’s made from agreeable fabric is important.

Here are our picks for best plane-to-business-meeting dresses.

+Talbot’s Ottoman Fit and Flare Dress

+ Boden Jacquard Tunic Dress

+Theory Betty 2B Stretch Wool Shift Dress

Keep in mind that dresses in fabrics like jersey and ponte are stretchy, yet maintain their shape, allowing you to look professional and put-together, yet completely comfortable during those confined moments on the plane.

Other Travel Essentials

Having a high-quality v-neck t-shirt on hand, one that goes perfectly under a blazer and is well-accompanied by tasteful accessories, can be a game changer for business travelers. Here are some of the best essential t-shirts for business travelers:

+Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck T

+Women’s Lands’ End Short-Sleeved V-Neck

+ J.Crew Slim Broken-In T-Shirt

+ L.L. Bean Men’s Unshrinkable V-Neck T

Each of these t-shirts serves as the perfect bridge between casual and business-appropriate, creating the perfect foundation for a great look with a blazer or professional cardigan.

We hope your next business trip is far more comfortable and worry-free than usual, especially with these great items serving dual purposes as plane wear and professional attire in the boardroom or business meeting.

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Dale Schahczinski
Goal driven team leader, with industry experience spanning all aspects of operations and administration.