It’s the busiest travel day of the year and you’re stuck in a long, tedious security line at the airport. You’re daydreaming about an indulgent portion of Mom’s pumpkin pie when a TSA employee barks at you to remove your belt, shoes and jewelry. As if you weren’t already standing in the middle of a crowded airport, shoeless and with your pants sagging, then the metal detector goes off and you’re practically strip-searched by a stranger with a beeping wand. You can’t do much about those long security lines but, as the Washington Post reported last year, clothing companies are now creating “airport-friendly clothing” that will allow you to travel with ease – and dignity. The trick is to make sure you’re wearing no metal or steel – which is hard for women, since almost all bras, dress shoes, and jewelry have a bit of the silver stuff. Luckily for us, Zappos has created an entire section of airport safe shoes. These Uggs, for example, are both totally comfortable and guaranteed beep-free. If you’re a frequent traveler, you might want to invest in the Spanx Bra-llelujah bra. Instead of having underwire, the bra provides support with its beloved stretch hosiery – so that it contains no wires, hardware or metal closures. I bet it’s super light, too. Find it at freshpair.com. Be sure to check out AirportFriendly.com for luggage, clothing and accessories that help make flying less about the journey and more about the destination.
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