Our TOP 5 Stewardess outfits
- Published:15th Jul 2015
UP, UP AND WAY
We all know that fashion through the decades got a little… imaginative. But did you know that it wasn’t just weekend wardrobes that had all the excitement? Uniforms were revamped according to the latest trends too, in particular stewardess uniforms. So here is ae glimpse into the fashion of stewardesses from influential era’s. From shifts to flares, miniskirts to blazers, we have rated our top 5 flight attendant uniforms.
Of the moment trends were key to the glamour of the airline industry. Flying became an adventure and luxury, with flight attendants seen to be alluring, glamourous and beautiful. The 1930’s requirements paved the way for the future glamour of stewardesses. "The girls who qualify for hostesses must be petite; weight 100 to 118 pounds; height 5 feet to 5 feet 4 inches; age 20 to 26 years’.
The fifties had relatively conservative styling, featuring pencil skirts and buttoned up blazers. Hats became a key feature of every uniform, designed usually in the pillbox shape; these hats were circular and covered just the top of the head.
The hippie was born. Shift dresses and colour, the sixties developed the uniforms into colourful masterpieces. Psychedelic prints and vibrant colours decorated mini dress shapes which were worn with knee high boots.
The decade of love and freedom. Airline advertisements were provocative and uniforms became sexualized, with short, colourful and fitted uniforms to reflect a ‘single and available’ look. Braniff Airlines claimed that ‘even an airline hostess should look like a girl’ in their 1970’s campaign, ‘The Air Strip’, which created the tradition of air hostesses removing their outerwear on board the flight.
The sexualisation of flight attendants was enforced by the requirement that they must be single and if at any point she got married, this meant an instant dismissal.
The eighties brought bold block colours, oversized and tailored blazers and of course neon. A particularly outstanding uniform, designed by Pucci, featured a plastic space helmet to protect the flight attendant’s hair do.
The Space Bubble
Pucci designed this protective helmet and hood ensemble during the 60’s to protect flight attendants hair, how thoughtful. We particularly like the vibrant colours and geometric pattern underneath.
The Hippie Look
Striped orange palazzo pants with a neck tie? Pure genius. This is the ultimate 70’s hippie chic look and we love it.
Oleg Cassini designs for Lufthansa
A 1960’s fashion statement. So retro and so chic, we love the military buttons and tilted cap.
This is fabulously big. An Alaska Airlines flight attendant models a hat with ostrich feathers worn to greet passengers on board in the 1960’s.
Pretty in Pink.. and Orange
Pacific South West flight attendants in the 70’s. Amazing colours, hair and hats.
This sugar pink tutu dress will help you leave a mysterious and fairy tale like impression wherever you go. Fully lined with punch hole detailing, Tammy's Tutu is a creative, rare yet simplistic design. Inspired by vintage style fashion.
'The casual charmer' - Contrast top-stitching accentuates our comfy red midi dress. Button-through with a twist, this asymmetric stunner looks great with trainers or heels. This versatile midi dress is perfect for every occasion.
Sleeveless printed fit and flare statement dress. Bibi's Belt comes in two chiffon daisy prints, its back belt nips you in at the waist and is fixed at the side with tortoise-shell buttons.
'The 1970's Boho' - Giving a nod to the 1970's, Madelaine's Marvel dress comes in floral-printed chiffons, detailed panelling on the bodice and flat piping. The flattering midi-length and self-fabric waist tie means you can cinch in the waist for some extra definition.