If you've never had the pleasure of being pulled out of line in a crowded airport, sequestered in a glass box and, in front of all the travelers with nothing better to do but to watch, have a TSA agent run “the backs of their hands under the breasts'' because your underwired bra set off the x-ray…consider yourself a lucky human indeed. It happened to me once, and it was completely demoralizing. Paired with the stress of already being late for my flight, it was almost unsurvivable. I vowed to never let it happen again!
My sole and best travel rule at this juncture is to avoid underwire at all costs. Considering my 32GG ladies need as much support as they can get, going braless is not an option (nor is it as fun and freeing as everyone claims). After discovering SheBird, however, traveling, and living in general, has been more like a walk in the park and less like being sequestered in a glass box, in a crowded New York airport, and subsequently felt up by the TSA.
SheBird’s versatile and stylish pieces make the perfect travel companion for your twins! The built in bra with its curved shapes and removable cups, lifts and separates with…you guessed it NO UNDERWIRE! They make the perfect “basics” for a capsule wardrobe, especially when traveling. The fabric is soft and buttery and the colors make it easy to mix and match with everything else you’ve aggressively shoved into your suitcase.
Let me backtrack a little bit.
I am one of those “weirdos” who wear real clothes on a flight, no matter how long and no matter what time. My mom, the same way she said to always wear nice underwear in case you get into an accident, also instilled in me the anxiety of “what if they lose your bag and all you have to wear for the week is that bubble bum pink velour tracksuit!”
That fear, though I learned to pack less and can usually avoid checking a bag at all, never truly faded. I still have the habit of getting all dressed up just to sit in a box of recycled air for an extended amount of time. Something about it makes me feel more put together, and on a day as chaotic and jarring to the soul as most travel days are, it’s nice to feel a little put together.
Choosing an outfit for your flight is akin to choosing a life partner, you're going to be stuck with it for a while, make sure its quirks compliment your own (I am still reeling from the time I thought wearing a jumpsuit on a 7 hour flight to San Francisco would be a good idea…SPOILER ALERT it was not). Now, because I learn from my mistakes, I like to wear layers.
My go to travel outfit starts with a Fly Free Ribbed Cami…the name says it all! The inset skinny straps and higher neckline are super flattering and offer plenty of coverage where you want it without feeling like you’re being suffocated. It is the perfect base layer. It comes in four colors; I usually go with black, because: spills. I’ll top it with a SheBird cozy sweater or cardigan, which I can remove if I get hot, and my most faithful pair of jeans, ribcage Levi’s. I am a millennial afterall.
As I write this, I am in the process of planning and packing for a two week European vacation spanning three cities: London, Amsterdam, and Paris. The question of what I will be bringing and wearing, in another lifetime, would have haunted my every breath leading up to the departure date, but I know I will at least have my top half covered with SheBird.
Happy Travels.... FLY FREE!
BY: Katerina Rioseco