The 5 Most Surprising Items Celebs Have Ever Worn to the Airport

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Everyone has their own approach to airport dressing. Some people swear by sweatpants and sneakers, while others prefer to be a bit more dressed up en route to their destination. But celebrity airport style is an entirely different beast. Faced with paparazzi flashbulbs, many celebrities choose to ignore practicality and dress to the nines at the airport, resulting in some seriously surprising travel looks.

Take, for instance, celebrities' penchant for anything-but-easy footwear, including sky-high stilettos and over-the-knee boots. Can you imagine trying to subtly slip off the unwieldy boots while sitting in coach? I can't help but picture them spilling into the aisle and tripping up a flight attendant. Scroll down to see the surprising pieces Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Ashley Graham, and others have worn to the airport, and shop slightly more sensible options. 

Mini Bags

I'm sorry—am I the only one who fills her tote bag to the absolute brim while traveling? I couldn't even fathom only carrying a mini bag to the airport. Where's your laptop? Your snacks? Your wallet, magazines, travel pillow, hand sanitizer, face wipes, sleep mask, and moisturizer? Don't tell me they all fit in that tiny bag, girl. 

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On Barbara Palvin: Alberta Ferretti sweater; Karl Lagerfeld bag

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On Charli XCX: Adidas jacket; Comme des Garçons Girl Bag

More Practical for Traveling: Tote Bags

Sky-High Heels

It goes without saying that stilettos aren't the most practical or comfortable shoes to be wearing while traipsing through the airport, but who are we to judge? 

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On Doutzen Kroes: Loewe bag

On Rihanna: Stuart Weitzman heels

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On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham coat and pants

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On Kate Moss: J Brand jeans

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On Blake Lively: Burberry trench coat and pants

Easier to Wear: Block Heels

Over-the-Knee Boots

When choosing airport shoes, I usually stick to simple, compact shoes that I can slip on and off for security and while on the flight. Over-the-knee boots definitely don't fit into this category, as they're quite cumbersome and take up a lot of room. I'm all for the trend, but perhaps I'll skip out on wearing them while traveling. 

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On Chrissy Teigen: Chanel bag

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On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Saint Laurent bag

Easier to Wear: Ankle Boots

Leather Pants

Stretchiness is your friend while traveling, and leather pants aren't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of forgiving fabrics. Scroll down to see how celebs have dared to wear leather pants at the airport.

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On Adriana Lima: Fendi sweatshirt

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On Miranda Kerr: Ray-Ban sunglasses

Easier to Wear: Leggings

Sheer Tops

I don't know about you, but my travel outfits always need to be comfortable and cozy. Nothing about a sheer top screams "cozy"—think of the draftiness!—but we certainly give these ladies props for being confident enough to walk through LAX with their lingerie exposed.

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On Ashley Graham: Adidas sneakers

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On Kim Kardashian West: Stuart Weitzman heels

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On Chrissy Teigen: Janessa Leone hat

Cozier for Traveling: T-Shirts