While I hate airports, TSA, red-eyes, uncomfortable seats, and crappy airline food, there’s one thing about flying that’s actually chic: flight attendant uniforms. I’m not talking about the uniforms you see today — majority of the ladies for US airlines look so frumpy that it makes me sad. But if you look back to the poise, graceful attendants of the 1950s and 60s, you can tell that they know a thing or two about style.
You have to admit, flight attendants back then looked good. Why? Because glamour and style went hand in hand with flying. These ladies were selected and dressed by airlines to make fashion statements. There’s a reason why we love Britney Spears in her “Toxic” music video where she’s disguised as a sexy flight attendant. She looks retro-hot and is rockin’ the blue power shoulders uniform. The flight attendant uniforms then, structured, accessorized, and feminine, some designed by Balmain and Emilio Pucci, were iconic.
Some things to take away from the timeless mile high style: structured shoulders, neck scarves or cool statement collars, fitted dresses with a modest length, modern and sexy cuts, head/hair pieces, and bright color combos. Don’t forget grace and poise.