In the details: The best plus-size outfits for travel in 2018

In the Details is a series where we dive deep into design details at JunoActive. Thoughtful design and durable fabrics are at the core of our design process. Here we explore the extra effort we put into our plus-size activewear, swimwear, and underwear to make them as comfortable, functional, and long-lasting as possible for the modern plus-size woman.

Travelers know it: A comfortable, multi-use outfit is priceless when you’re hopping from plane to plane around the globe.

Athleisure has certainly seen an uptick in fashion trends in the past few years, and for good reason. The stretchy yet solid fabrics used in most activewear are comfortable, stylish, and perfect for sitting in cramped airplane seats or for daily tours of your city du jour.

Choosing the right outfit, however, can be a bit daunting. Do you choose the cotton ensemble for plane rides, or are those best for sightseeing trips? We’ve broken down a few key fabric and wardrobe tips for every plus-size traveller so that your next trip is the most comfortable and stylish one yet.

Plus size model wearing blue JunoActive SoftWik Tee.
SoftWik V-neck Tee, $53.95

1. Best plus-size fabrics for long days on the plane: SoftWik

Our SoftWik collection is made with some SERIOUSLY soft fabric. The best part is that it doesn’t wrinkle easy, meaning you’ll be comfy and looking fresh on your flights or extended periods of sitting.

Bottom half of plus size woman wearing navy JunoActive QuikWik Leggings.
QuikWik Leggings, $59.95

2. Best plus-size fabrics for hiking or sightseeing: QuikWik

QuikWik is our high performance, super moisture-wicking fabric. Its compression technology will help with muscle fatigue and also prevents chafing when you’re on long hikes or working up a great sweat.

Plus size woman wearing yellow JunoActive QuikWik Bra and gray QuikWik brief.
QuikWik Soft Control Bra Top, $44.95

3. Best plus-size travel bra: QuikWik Soft Control Bra Top

The QuikWik Soft Control Bra Top is a great travel bra if you’re looking for moisture-wicking paired with the perfect amount of support.

Bottom half of plus size woman wearing white JunoActive boxer brief.
Hush Boxer, $40

4. Best plus-size travel underwear: Hush Boxer

Our Hush collection is another one of our insanely soft fabrics that feel super luxe against your skin. The Hush Boxer is a great choice if you’re looking for a think, comfortable boxer to help with chafing and keeping you cool.

Bottom half of plus size woman wearing black JunoActive Ultraknit leggings.
UltraKnit Legging, $44

5. Best plus-size travel pants: Ultraknit Pants 

Our UltraKnit Slash Pocket Pant and Our UltraKnit Pear Pant both have pockets big enough that you can easily fit your hands in them. No one likes a pant with wimpy half pockets!

Top half of plus size woman wearing blue JunoActive short sleeve top.
SoftWik Secret Pocket Tee, $59

6. Best plus-size travel tops: SoftWik™ Secret Pocket Tee

The SoftWik™ Secret Pocket Tee combines our two favorite things: SoftWik fabric and pockets. This style is a longer length than our regular tees making it tall-friendly and also a good layering option for leggings. Our SoftWik V-Neck Tee and our Stretch Naturals Tee both have a classic fit and are available in several colors.

Top half of plus size woman wearing gray, JunoActive Fleece plus size hoodie.
SoftSport Fleece Full Zip Hoodie, $29.95

7. Best plus-size travel jacket: SoftSport Fleece Full Zip Hoodie

Durable and lightweight, this full-zip hoodie is perfect for controlling your temperature while you’re on the go.

Altra Shoe
Altra Lone Peak Shoe, $120

8. Best plus-size travel shoes: Altra Shoes

The unique “zero drop” footbed design in these Altra shoes avoids the typical raised-heel with an incredibly comfortable and cushioned alignment that matches how you stand barefoot. Their wide toe fit gives you maximum balance and stability for hiking and climbing.

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