The Reason You Should Never Wear Leggings On Planes

They might be comfortable, but they could also jeopardize your safety.
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Planes are hardly the comfiest, roomiest things in the world, so it's natural for passengers to dress as comfortably as they can ahead of a flight. And because it's probably not socially acceptable to roll up to the airport in a pair of pajamas, that usually means female travelers tend to opt for leggings.

But aviation expert Christine Negroni is about to piss on your parade with her recent advice; she says you shold avoid wearing yoga-style leggings on planes. Speaking to The Sun, Christine was sharing her advice on how best to survive a plane crash (morbid), when the topic of clothing came up.

"Everyone is wearing yoga pants on airplanes now," says Christine, "but I avoid all artificial fibers because they are more likely to burn and stick to you if there is a fire."

Instead, Christine advices wearing "cotton clothes or anything made of natural fiber," which in theory could be just as comfortable during a flight, minus the risk in the event of a fire.

To be fair, the likelihood of surviving any kind of plane crash is probably so slim that it might be irrelevant what clothes you're wearing; but let's be optimistic about this, shall we, and take the safety precautions anyway?

The other "fashion advice" Christine thought it was important to share was about wearing shoes. While we're advised not to wear heels if the inflatable slide has to come down because of the risk of piercing and subsequently deflating it, Christine advises always putting your shoes on during landing.

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"The riskiest time on a flight is during landing and I think it should be a rule to have shoes on during this time," she says. "If you escape an aircraft, the floor could be very hot or cold, it might be covered in oil or on fire, or in a cornfieldyou won't want to be barefoot."

So you might want to remember this priceless info next time you get dressed for a flight.

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