Pro tip: Wait until after security to put on your jewelry... The famous Cartier love bracelet can only be taken off with a screwdriver.

Pro tip: Wait until after security to put on your jewelry... The famous Cartier love bracelet can only be taken off with a screwdriver.

Who What Wear (original article here) interviewed a former TSA Agent of LAX with five years of experience in security line wardrobe malfunctions. Here's her list of the worst things to wear for air travel:

Maxi skirts: If you opted out of the pat down, there's one other option. You've been warned.

Bobby pins: Too many and your head will set off the metal detector.

Cargo pants/shorts: All those pockets are asking for a hidden lighter or random spare key...

Metal bracelets/necklaces: It's best to wait until after your screening to get jeweled up for the day.

Inspired, we had a few to add from our own experiences:

Complicated shoes: If you can't put it on with your free hand while balancing on one foot, it's not the right shoe.

Tight clothing: Have you heard of deep vein thrombosis? It's potentially life threatening.

Strong perfume or cologne: Be conscious of your seat mate who may not appreciate your signature scent. A rule of thumb: the best passengers smell like nothing at all.

Have you had a fashion faux pas at the airport? Let us know in the comments section below!

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