A History of Flight Attendant Formal Fashion

Since the earliest airlines began, flight attendants have been essential. Originally, only men were couriers.

In the 1930s, these positions were restored. In this decade, more women would be hired as stewards, making it a female-dominated role.

Stewardesses' dress changed with their careers. Their uniforms were originally stiff and martial before becoming increasingly sexualized and later professional.

Over time, Modern flight attendants must be trained in flight safety and security to help conduct safety checks before takeoff, help passengers locate their seats, and use emergency equipment.

In the 1930s, professionals wore ear-covering headgear, knee-length skirts, and capes. After the 1930s, capes were deemed impractical, and the traditional uniform changed.

In 1960s, airlines sexualized their cabin crew. To attract male cust., hiring rules were adjusted to favour single women of a certain criteria. Attendants wore hot  outfits to highlight their figures.

After the 1960s, flight attendants wore more professional attire, like today. The present outfit is a nod to the original, but with a twist.

These work suits featured modest heels and knee-length skirts instead of hot pants.

Most airlines prefer their cabin workers to wear blazers over short-sleeved shirts and pants or skirts.

Some airlines are even less strict, especially if it's a culture-related one.

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