Traveling while still looking put together doesn’t mean you have to wear sweats to be comfortable. Whether you’re sitting in business class or first class, you have plenty of room to stretch out and feel at ease, yet wearing the right clothes can also play a role in being comfortable while flying. From short and long-sleeve tops to pants, shorts and dresses, here are our top picks for the most comfortable clothes for women to wear while sitting in business or first class.


Women have a lot of options when it comes to choosing the most comfortable travel shirt, nonetheless, we love the loose-fitting Everyday Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt by Alternative, made from eco-friendly fiber that’s softer than regular cotton. Madewell also makes a best-selling shirt called the Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee, designed with sustainable cotton, plus it’s light and airy. If you’re looking for something sleeveless, then the Flo Sleeveless Top by Anatomie may be exactly what you’re looking for. The shirt is designed specifically for traveling women, is wrinkle-resistant and made from Pima Cotton, modal and spandex for a flattering, comfortable fit.

Long-sleeve Shirts

A light and comfortable long-sleeve shirt should be breathable and easy to move around in. For active travelers, the Bamboo Midweight Long Sleeve top can be a great option, made from organic bamboo materials and offers sun protection of UPF 50. For a bit more style, we recommend the Women’s Travel Shirt: Modern Twist on a Classic by Clothing Arts, featuring an ultra-quick drying material that’s also wrinkle-free and provides a UPF 30+ protection.


For a sweater that’s warm, comfortable and easy to take on and off while traveling, we recommend the stylish, Quilted Quarter-Zip Pullover by L.L.Bean, made from 80 percent cotton. If you’re looking for a sweater that can take you from the airplane directly to exploring the outdoors, while still looking snazzy, we like the Transit Crew Sweater by Athleta, made from luxuriously soft merino wool that’s soft even on bare skin.


Flying in jeans isn’t the most comfortable, which is why we tend to lean on other stretchy materials where you don’t feel confined such as the Brooklyn Ankle Pant by Athleta. This pant has an elastic waist, is made from breathable recycled polyester and spandex material and has a UPF of 50+. Another favorite is the Palazzo Wide-Leg Lounge Pant by Arolina, created with ultra-soft polyester and spandex materials, and offers extreme moveability no matter if you’re standing, walking or sitting down, and comes in a variety of styles and colors.


Heading from one hot destination to another? The Linen Shorts by Caslon are made from 100 percent lightweight linen, are airy and have a drawstring waist allowing you to move freely without feeling constrained. We also recommend the Saturday Trail Short by Colombia, featuring water and stain-resistant material, a partial elastic weight and a UPF of 50 to protect you from harmful rays.


Don’t be discouraged from wearing a dress while traveling. In fact, the right ones can be so comfortable, you won’t even want to wear pants again. We are huge fans of the Organic Pima Cotton dress by Lunya, offering you superior luxury organic cotton that is airy and cool. Another favorite is the Short Sleeve Split Maxi Dress by GRECERELLE, designed from 95 percent rayon and 5 percent spandex, providing you with plenty of stretch, comfort and softness. Plus, it can be tied at the front for added flair and comes in a variety of colors and styles.

Do you have a specific type of clothing you wear when it comes to traveling? Do you prefer comfort and style? Or, simply comfort?