15 Most Stylish Flight Attendant Uniforms
When traveling by plane the flight crew is always there to help passengers with whatever they need. To be a flight attendant is to be of service but that doesn’t mean that you have to look like a minimum wage waitress. Being a flight attendant is considered a great job to have by some and the uniforms are sometimes the reason for people thinking that. In the 60’s flight attendants were the most stylish people on the ground and in the air. Some airlines have let the fashion escape form their policy but others have made sure their cabin crew catches every eye in the sky. Here is a list of some of the most stylish flight attendant uniforms.
Air Canada Rouge The Air Canada Rouge uniforms are undeniably hip. Instead of wearing skirts like most flight attentdanrs the Air Canada Rouge wear grey pants, with comfortable cardigans and sweater-vests in the deep rouge color, along with a colorful jewel-hued neck scarves for women and ties for men. These unique outfits make for an overall perky and very trendy feel inside the cabin. It’s no surprise that the shoes are also memorable because the uniforms resulted from a design collaboration with Canadian shoe designer John Fluevog.
Virgin America, Atlantic and Australia Banana Republic designed the current Virgin America flight attendant uniforms. The outfits feature different looks for the men and women. The male attendants sport dark pants and button-up dress shirt, while the women wear a classic black skirt and blouse with a colorful, classic neck scarf. Vivienne Westwood designed the sleek and exciting red uniforms sported by cabin crews on Virgin Atlantic, which feature unique “frill” blouses. Virgin Australia also wears bright red uniforms, but with purple accent scarves. Their uniforms were created by a Project Runway Australia winner.
Bangkok Airways Fashion label Asava created this recognizable outfit, which features bright shades of blue, which are the airline’s corporate colors. It is one of the more colorful airline uniforms. The designer who created the outfits has said that the different shades of blue stripes represent blue waves and the sky. With the different shades of blue, this outfit feels fresh, bright and carefree, evoking a calm feeling in when flying.
Emirates The flight attendant uniforms for Emirates Airlines were designed by high street British fashion house Simon Jersey. The Emirates uniform is the epitome of sleek and sophisticated and evokes the traditional style of the region where the airline is based. Men on Emirates wear subtle brown suits with cream-colored shirts and brown ties. The women attendants wear the distinctive polished tan skirt suits and brown and red pinstripes, a cream blouse, and a pop of rich red that flashes from pleats in the skirts. On the red caps they have cream-colored half veils.
Qantas All black with pops of red and pink hues, there is something both mysterious and exciting about the Qantas uniforms. Designed by Martin Grant, the men and womens’ uniforms are exciting and colorful. It looks as if the flight attendants walked out of a great spy novel. The mostly-black uniforms are just businesslike enough to be appropriate for the daily duties of a team of flight attendants.
Porter Airlines Canadian airline Porter takes a cue from a more glamorous era of travel with its uniforms that are reminiscent of the jet age. Kimberley Newport-Mimran, the designer behind upscale label Pink Tartan, designed the uniforms. The women’s uniform features a clean silhouette and traditional style neck scarf. The look is brought together with a very retro pillbox hat. Using only two shades of blue, navy and sky, it is a very professional and feminine look.
Thai Airways The flight attendant uniforms on Thai Airways blend traditional fashion with professionalism. The uniforms are complete with long skirts, sophisticated jackets, rich fabrics and flowery accents in colorful and in bright jewel tones. To see one of these uniforms, however, you must be in the air. Thai Airways has a policy that women are only allowed to wear these uniforms on the plane, making them one of the few airlines with such a change policy. Men also have a different jacket to wear in-flight. Cabin crew members with nationalities other than Thai are not allowed to wear the traditional uniforms.
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines flight attendants famously wear a very glamorous uniform based on a traditional Sarong Kebaya. The uniform, which was originally designed by French designer Pierre Balmain in decadent traditional batik material, has actually been in continuous use since 1972, with only minor changes. It has come to be a major symbol of the airline. The different colors signify the wearer’s status and responsibilities. Cabin attendants wear blue while the chief attendant wears red.
Korean Airlines Famed Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré designed the Korean Airlines uniform, which is characterized by a peaceful and soft, light blue and cream colors. The designer used fabrics that would be particularly comfortable and easy to move in, keeping in mind the flight attendants’ responsibilities during a long flight. The attendants have an option to wear light blue or white blazers and blouses, and white skirts and pants to ensure that the attendants look professional and modest, yet also memorable. As a bonus, a hair tie secures the ladies’ hair and ties the entire outfit together.
Air France France is a fashion capital of the world so it would expected that the flight attendants for Air France be very stylish. Female flight attendants can opt to serve the cabin in style by wearing a very sophisticated dress with a bright red sash designed by famed French clothier Christian Lacroix. It is a simple and elegant uniform, and goes without saying that this ladies’ uniform adds a high fashion touch to the cabin of any Air France flight. If for some reason one of the flight attendants does not want to sport the chic dress, Lacroix designed dozens of interchangeable and chic looks for the men and women to choose from.
Aeroflot (Russian Airlines) The Russians may not generally be thought of highly in the fashion stakes but the crisp caps and jauntily-angled neck ties of Aeroflot’s stewardesses struck a chord with passengers. The flight attendants have been voted as one of the most stylish flight crews in the world. The uniform is very memorable. The ladies wear scarlet red skirts and a double breasted blazer of the same color with a white blouse under it. The hat and neck scarf are essential pieces to make this head nod to the 60’s flight era complete.
Etihad Created by Italian Haute Couturier, Ettore Bilotta at his atelier in Milan, the new uniforms worn by the Etihad flight crew exudes a classic elegance seldom seen in the aisles of modern airliners. It cleverly merges dramatic elements of old world couture from 1960’s Paris and Rome, with the more contemporary fashions evident on the runways of London, New York, Milan and Tokyo. The bold and demanding colors for purple and chocolate brown make this uniform one of the most visually appealing.
Adria Airways Settle into your seat and enjoy the flight as the Adria Airways cabin crew provide top in-flight service in classic style. Inspired by the flight attendants fashion of the 60’s, Adria flight crews wear sky blue blazers and hats, while sporting navy blue dresses underneath. A white scarf with the Adria logo on it completes the uniform. The cabin crew speaks seven different languages and style definitely is a form of communication at this airline.
China Eastern Airlines China Eastern airlines probably were inspired by the French but they sure can pull it off just as gracefully. The flight attendants for China Eastern Airlines wear black dresses with a red belt wrapping around their waste. Often times a black hat is added on along with a neck scarf that has an elegant print on it. Simple and effective are two words that can describe the China Eastern uniforms.
Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific is considered as one of the best airlines in Asia, because of it’s excellent service and numerous accolades. This Hong Kong-based airline has sharp, sexy but subtly female flight attendants. Their looks and charm are assisted by their in-flight uniforms. The flight attendants of Cathay Pacific wear an all red skirt and jacket suit with cream colored lapels. An alternative is the red skirt with a white short sleeve blouse with the airline’s logo printed all over in red and red lapels.