Experts Reveal the Most Comfortable Jeans to Wear to the Airport

Airport style is one of our favorite topics to cover here at Who What Wear. So, what better way to wrap up our Denim Week than to reveal the absolute best jeans to travel in? To conquer this mission, we reached out to the experts at our favorite denim brands and asked each to share their comfiest style available. Curious? Read on to find out which jeans received the stamp of airport approval from the denim experts themselves!

Scroll down to meet the perfect traveling jeans.

"I think one of the best 3x1 jeans for comfortable air travel is our W2 Boyfriend jean in Fleet. It’s a super-soft, slightly oversize, mid-rise jean in a great vintage wash. … I’d suggest wearing rolled up above the ankle and paired with your favorite flats. It’s plenty casual and plane ready, but can be paired with a heel at a moments notice. Versatile and comfy!" — Scott Morrison, 3x1 founder

Shop the jeans: 3x1 W2 Mid Rise Boyfriend Jeans ($245)

“Utilizing the most innovative denim technology, C of H Sculpt uses a one-of-a-kind lycra weaving technique that has the power to shape and hold unlike anything else. The fabric contours and lifts the body creating a perfect silhouette and long-lasting fit that will never stretch out.” — Catherine Ryu, Citizens of Humanity creative director

Shop the jeans: Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Rise Skinny Jeans ($228)

"DL1961 denim is designed in fit and fabrication to outperform everything in your closet, even your favorite yoga pants. Each of our revolutionary fabrications, including our super-soft DLPro, are made to move 360 degrees while never stretching out, allowing you to go straight from the plane to your travel destination." — Sarah Ahmed, DL1961 Premium Denim creative director

Shop the jeans: DL1961 Margaux Instasculpt Skinny Jeans ($178)

“I'm on a plane every three weeks, and I think about this often. I'm in constant search for the PERFECT jean to travel in. The goal was to have sublimely comfortable, velvety-soft denim that's not too heavy but not too lightweight, and something that stretches in all the right places. These jeans allow you to look chic and slim walking through an airport and just as good walking off the plane six hours later. Seriously Black is a rich black denim made of a unique blend of fibers that include cotton to help the fabric breath, viscose to give it the silky soft feeling, lyocell to keep you cool, and most importantly elastane and polyester to provide the stretch and recovery so it snaps back into place after hours of sitting." — Mary Bruno, J Brand head of design

Shop the jeans: J Brand Maria Jeans ($198)

"Our #Hello Icon Skinny is perfect for travel—it features our Flawless denim fabric with the best stretch and comfort plus has the ability to charge your iPhone while on the go." — Joe Dahan, Joe's creative director and founder

Shop the jeans: Joe's #Hello Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans ($189)

“We’re always traveling, so being comfortable is important to us. So I’ve just turned and asked our team of designers and product developers what they wear to the airport. Their answer, unanimously, is our soft and stretchy 711 skinnies and the relaxed, slightly slouchy 501CT.” — Jonathan Cheung, Levi’s senior VP of design

Shop the jeans: Levi's Women’s 501 CT Jeans ($98)

“The High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans are stretchy but still hold their shape. You can sit for long periods of time and be comfortable but when you get up you still look pulled together and chic.” — Madewell head of denim design team

Shop the jeans: Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans ($125)

“Our Bonn skinny jean in our new 'neo fabrication for A/W 15 is a great denim choice for traveling. The buttery-soft sateen denim is made with an innovative, extra-resilient fabric with super stretch and amazing bounce-back capabilities, making it reliable and incredibly comfortable, even for the longest of journeys.” — Chloe Lonsdale, MiH Jeans founder and creative director

Shop the jeans: MiH Jeans Bonn High-Rise Super Skinny Jeans ($210)

“It always starts with the fabric. Most of our fabric is developed specifically using a mix of fibers for extra stretch and flexibility. Our wash process is also designed to make our jeans feel even softer and more comfortable.” — Tim Kaeding, Mother co-founder and designer

Shop the jeans: Mother Stunner Ankle Fray Jeans ($196)

“Our Verdugo in Black Shadow is the comfiest jean to travel in. It's an ultra-skinny silhouette made from our innovative Transcend fabric that doesn't stretch out and maintains its shape—it's super cozy and a flawless fit.” — Paige Adams-Geller, Paige Denim founder and creative director

Shop the jeans: Paige Denim Verdugo Skinny Jeans ($179)

“The key to a great pair of jeans is finding the fit that works best for you. The Leigh jeans’ super-soft cotton and mid-rise fit is not only comfortable but perfect for long flights to your next vacation getaway!” — Topshop team

Shop the jeans: Topshop Moto Vintage Leigh Jeans ($65)

Do you have a pair of jeans you love to travel in? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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