One of the dilemmas of traveling is one often has to exit the airplane, train or car and head towards a meeting, conference, family reunion or other event without any time to really freshen up beforehand. With a bit of trial and error, here are some products that can aid women in looking sharp instead of sloppy.
Spanx products have developed a reputation for smoothing out the bulges. However, this smoothness can create a restrictive feeling that works if one is standing up during a cocktail hour while wearing a slinky dress but it can prove to be very uncomfortable if one has to sit in a plane for a number of hours. Some Spanx products though aren’t nearly as restrictive and offer medium control that still looks slimming. Their tight end opaque tights tends firm the legs and midsection while their moisture wicking technology keeps one cool and dry. Another slimming yet still nonbinding options would be their body shaping panty hose that feature a non-binding waistband and a cotton gusset so they can function as underwear. Also, their On Top and In Control collection of slimming tops prove to be amazingly comfortable and able to help slim the upper body even when its worn all day.
Finding a travel bra that enables one to sit for extended periods of time without feeling pinched in the back or restricted up front can be quite tricky. Spanx’s Assets bra is about as close as a full-figured women can get to feeling braless while providing much-needed support. This bra’s silky microfiber that smooths out one’s silhouette in the back while the front closure means one can even take a nap without having a bra pinch in the back. Smaller figure women who wish to go braless without having their nipples exposed might want to check out Bring it Up’s Breast shapers. These no stick covers can be used up to 25 times and provide an opaque covering for the nipples without the restrictive feeling of wearing a bra. Also, Bring it Up also manufactures “Don’t Come Undone Apparel Tape,” a collection of hypoallergenic dots and strips that can secure any gaps in clothing thus preventing any visible nip slips and other embarrassment.
For travel underwear, Ex Officio remains the go-to place for comfortable moisture wicking quick-drying underwear. Bring two pairs along and that’s all the undergarments you need for an extended trip. Most of their underwear is on the outdoorsy casual style though they just launched the Give-N-Go lacy underwear collection for those who want a bit more feminine and frilly feel.
Those who wish they could travel in their pajamas might enjoy lounging around in ABH Designs’ Siams yoga pants. These one size fits all pants can be custom tied to fit securely while still feeling incredibly comfortable Smaller busted women will find their Versistyle top to be a very comfortable item of clothing that can be worn a variety of ways including a halter top, tube top, and crop top. This top can be dressed up or down making it the perfect item to go from beach to cocktails.
If one realizes one forgot to shave pre-flight, the Epilady Legend rechargeable shaver can provide a quick and painless way to do any needed touch-ups to the legs, face, underarms or bikini area. The dual voltage adapter means this product can be used anywhere in the world.
Replenish dull dry skin with Sense Daytime Protective Emulsion. This lightweight moisturizer nourishes skin while protecting against the harsh environment. Awaken the senses with Barista Bath and Body’s pump of flavor body mist. Anise, cinnamon, patchouli and orange essential oils combine for a refreshing pH balanced scent that will help awaken even the sleepiest traveler.
To help perk up sleepy eyes post flight, before the plans lands, apply d.j.v beautenizer’s Fiberwig LX mascara for smudge proof longer lashes. This product uses a film-coating formula made from natural extracts that repeals oil and sweat. For the lips, Give a Green Bag’s lip balm can help heal dry lips thanks to a combination of three natural butters (cocoa, shea and mango) and the softening attributes of almond oil. A dash of organic peppermint essential oil adds flavor and a cooling invigorating wake up for one’s mouth.
Armed with these items, women can emerge from even the longest flights or cross country treks still looking fit and fab.