Airport Outfits: Best Dressed VS the Most Bizarre Celebrity Airport Looks

By: Mark Smith | Published: Feb 01, 2024

Celebrities are often seen as style icons, and their airport outfits are no exception. From comfortable casual looks to chic ensembles, celebrities know how to make a statement while traveling.

We will explore some of the best and worst celebrity airport outfits, highlighting their unique sense of style and fashion choices.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is an English model who started her career at the very young age of 8 years old. Naomi is arguably one of the most iconic and popular models of her generation and worked with many top designers and photographers like: Isaac Mizrahi, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, and Bruce Weber.

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Given Naomi’s status as a top tiered model, it is somewhat unsurprising to see her dressed so elegantly. It is even more impressive that Naomi is able to dress in designer clothes while still being comfortable on the plane. Overall, this outfit would be a great choice for the airport if you wanted to dress up a little bit.

The Supremes

The Supremes were one of the most renowned girl group acts offered through Motown Records during the 1960s. The group was made up of Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Betty McGlown, who was later replaced by Barbara Martin.

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Of course this picture was taken back in 1965, so fashion is somewhat different, but there are a few key characteristics of the outfit that can still be applied today. One of the biggest takeaways are the heels, it is always a great idea to wear comfortable shoes to get through airport security. Other than the shoes, this outfit would definitely work as it is not overly outlandish and they all look comfortable!

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, dancer, and fashion designer. Lady Gaga is mostly known for her overly flamboyant costumes, provocative lyrics, and powerful vocal performances.

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Despite what you may think, this outfit is somewhat toned down, especially when you are comparing it to other extravagant outfits she wears. There are a few things to take away from this outfit to definitely avoid. First of all, wearing white to a dirty airport is definitely something you should avoid – you never know if something will be spilled on you randomly! Also, the hat is a little over the top, it’s rather large, and paired with the sunglasses indoors is simply unnecessary.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, also known simply as “The Voice”, is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of pop music.

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This outfit is somewhat difficult to grade as while it is all white, it looks to be extremely comfortable. When comparing it to other outfits on this list, it is simple and not form fitting so sitting on a plane for hours would not be an issue. Add the comfortable shoes to the outfit and it is a great outfit choice, just maybe go with a different color! 

Joan Collins

Joan Collins is an English actress, author, and columnist.

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Aside from the outfit being completely white, its not an entirely awful outfit to wear to the airport. Joan simply looks like a business woman going on a trip, aside from the six bags that she is checking!

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Elton John

Elton John is one of the most iconic British singers of all time. He is also known for some of the most outlandish outfits you can possibly perform in, and even simply wear while he is out and about!

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This outfit is quite simple, especially for Elton! This outfit could be considered acceptable as it is simply a coat over what looks to be a suit.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is now known for her extravagant outfits now that she no longer has the Hannah Montana persona. Extravagant outfits at the Red Carpet are not only accepted, but are expected at this point, but are an awful idea for the airport!

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There is a lot going on with this outfit, from the two sunflowers on her chest to the almost entirely see through outfit, this has to be one of the worst choices for an airport. On top of that, it doesn’t even seem like she is wearing shoes for this ensemble!

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Kim Kardashian

Yet another celebrity on this list that typically wears over the top outfits, Kim Kardashian.

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There are many different things to take away from this outfit that makes it an awful choice for the airport. The low cut top, tight body dress, and high heel boots all combine to be an awful outfit choice. While she may look great in the outfit, it looks like she would be on the way to dinner, not to go through airport security.

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Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian is an extremely famous media personality and model. Given her status and profession, Khloe is known to wear some extravagant outfits.

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While this outfit may seem fine at first glance, if you really look at it it is full of awful ideas for an airport outfit. The body suit may seem somewhat practical, it is extremely difficult to use the bathroom in, which could make for a long plane ride!

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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton is an American media personality, businesswoman, and socialite. She is also commonly seen wearing overly outlandish outfits, even to just run to the store!

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While we may not all live in the world that Paris lives in, almost everyone should be able to understand that a ballroom dress is a horrible outfit for the airport. At least she isn’t carrying a large oversized carryon to accompany the dress!

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Kate Hudson

This outfit is somewhat difficult to break down as it is not extremely extravagant like so many others on this list, but there are still a few issues. First of all, what weather would force you to wear a scarf along with shorts.

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On the top of that, the scarf will barely even do anything as it is so thin, maybe it’s simply a fashion choice for celebrities. Aside from the scarf and shorts combination, sandals are an odd choice at the airport even though they are convenient through security.

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Chrissy Tiegen

Chrissy Tiegen’s outfit choice here is pretty simple, and is overall a good choice for the airport, minus two major aspects. The long coat is a great choice as it is easy to leave it on or off. The jeans look to be extremely comfortable and the bag works well as a carry on or personal item.

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As for the shoes, it is never a good option to be open toe or heel, and Chrissy has both! In addition to the shoes, the lace up bodysuit is great to wear for a night out, not to head to the airport.

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Ariana Grande

At first glance, this outfit worn by Ariana Grande may not be so bad. The coat seems comfortable and is simple, and the backpack is perfect to keep her personal items in on the plane.

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While this outfit may seem suitable for an airport, there is one specific aspect of this outfit that should be avoided at all cost,  the pantyhose. The pantyhose are simply uncomfortable and the most important thing on a plane is being comfortable.

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Victoria Beckham

Yet another outfit that may not seem that bad of a choice for the airport. In terms of the clothes themselves, they would make it a great choice for the airport.

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The only problem, and the only reason it is considered an awful outfit, are the heels. They are dangerously large and clunky, making it difficult to walk in and get through security.

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Lady Gaga

It may be unsurprising for Lady Gaga to make this list twice. Quite honestly, she could have made this list at least five more times for her outrageous outfits at the airport. This outfit in particular has so many characteristics that would be questionable to wear to an airport.

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First of all, the platform boots are extremely hard to walk in, making it difficult to fight through the crowds. In addition to the boots, the see through bodysuit will certainly raise some eyebrows – although, security must have been a breeze!

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Lady Gaga

This outfit simply had to be put in, just on how ridiculous it is! It is difficult to pin down just one specific area to target, so it is just easier to pick them all out!

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The eye patch is completely unnecessary and a bold fashion choice. Furthermore, the platform boots are of course an awful choice for the airport. Finally, the no-shirt underneath the jacket is questionable at best.

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Rihanna

This outfit has the puffer coat of all puffer coats! If it was not for the obnoxiously oversized puffer jacket, this would actually be a great outfit for the airport. Aside from the jacket, the clothes underneath look to be extremely comfortable and perfect for the airport.

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You would think that Rihanna was on the way to the North Pole with a jacket of this magnitude, but she was probably just on her way to somewhere warm if we had to guess!

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Lupita Nyong’o

This outfit by Lupita would overall be a great choice for the airport. Sure the sweatshirt may be a little baggy, but still looks to be extremely comfortable.

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Furthermore, the shoes look like they are easy to walk in, and allow the feet to slide in and out easily, perfect for the security check! On top of the boots, the pants look like they are extremely comfortable.

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Cardi B

Cardi B is known for being a bit eccentric, but this just takes the cake! Simply going out to the airport in a white robe is truly just astonishing! This white robe is quite obviously an awful choice for an airport for a number of reasons, at least she is comfortable!

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In addition to the robe, it is important to also look at the shoes, but actually seem to be an alright choice. They have a rubber bottom and are enclosed on the top, so they are actually easy to walk in still!

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Tracy Morgan

This outfit by Tracy Morgan would be considered an excellent choice for the airport. The sweatsuit is perfect as it is a comfortable option, along with being versatile as you can easily take off the jacket if you get too warm.

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The only aspect of this outfit is the ridiculously large scorpion chain around his neck. One would have to imagine he is nervous when he has to take it off to go through security! However, this outfit overall can be considered a great choice.

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Kanye West

Both Kanye and Kim have had some extremely interesting outfit choices in recent years. However, this fit by Kanye West is just about as close to perfection for the airport outfits as someone can be. First of all, he has layers on, which he can easily take on and off depending on his body temperature.

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Furthermore, he is wearing athletic shoes, which offers great support when walking, or even running through the airport. Finally, his pants are baggy and comfortable for a long day waiting and sitting on the airplane!

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Kesha

This outfit by Kesha makes you wonder if she was even at the airport at all! To start it off, the jacket makes her look like she might be flying away herself! Along with the jacket, the see through shirt is always a questionable choice, and airports are rather cold so she probably wasn’t too warm!

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In addition to the jacket and her top, the boots are an utterly ridiculous choice for an airport. Imagine having to take the laces off to get through security, and then putting them back on after you are finally through!

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Jennifer Hudson

Despite the color of this outfit being rather flashy, it is overall a great outfit worn by Jennifer Hudson. Sure the neon orange looks like she should be working the airport runway, but it is essentially just a jacket, nothing too extravagant.

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In addition to the jacket, the gloves are a great choice just in case you are cold in the airport and if you are landing in a cold environment.

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Ashley Olsen

At first glance, this outfit could be considered a great choice, but after looking closely, there are a few aspects that one should avoid when going to the airport. First of all, sandals are not a great choice when walking in a busy airport.

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In addition to the sandals, the overly long jacket and bodysuit are an interesting combination.

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Jessica Simpson

What is it with these high powered celebrities wearing what looks to be uncomfortable heels to the airport? Jessica Simpson’s outfit choice for the airport is questionable at best, starting with the heels. The heels are not only a few inches high, but are almost on a platform on top of it!

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Moving on from the open toed high heels, the cardigan with holes all over is hardly a good option to stay warm in the airport. Attached to the cardigan sweater is some type of tassel, which is obviously not conducive for flying.

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is known to be a fashion connoisseur, and this outfit is somewhat toned down. This outfit could be considered a great choice, as long as you are leaving out the high heels of course.

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Avoiding the topic of high heels, the jacket is a great choice as it can easily be taken off depending on how you are feeling. Furthermore, the handbag is not bulky or too large, the perfect size for a personal item!

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Lily Allen

While this outfit will not light it up on the the red carpet, it is an excellent choice for the airport. Starting with the boots, they are easy to take on and off, and look to be extremely comfortable and easy to walk in.

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In addition to the boots, the sweater looks lightweight and comfortable, and simple! The bag is the perfect size to count as a carry on. The only thing to avoid bringing to an airport is the regular sized pillow – always stick to the travel pillows!

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Gigi Hadid

This outfit by Gigi Hadid is an excellent option for anyone traveling through the airport! The jacket looks to be extremely comfortable, albeit a little large for travel. Furthermore, the shoes are perfect for walking all day and standing in long lines.

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The only problem with this specific image is we are not able to tell if she is wearing a full bodysuit or not. It looks like she may be wearing a jogger and sweater combination, which is an excellent option to be comfortable in the airport.

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Naomi Campbell

Another excellent outfit for the airport is from Naomi Campbell. Naomi is absolutely rocking the throwback jean jacket, perfect for an airport as it is small enough to fit in her bags if she wanted to take it off.

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In addition to the great jacket choice, the leggings are extremely comfortable, perfect for a long day in the airport and on the plane. Finally, athletic sneakers is always a great choice to wear to the airport!

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Princess Diana

When you think of princesses, it is almost impossible to not think of the iconic Princess Diana. Despite being a princess, Diana does dress rather sensibly when going to the airport. She simply looks like a business woman heading out of town for a business meeting.

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Overall, while she may not be wearing joggers and a sweatshirt, she looks to be comfortable for a long flight. In addition to the suit, the bag is perfect for the personal item on the plane.

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