Here are 10 elegant, beautiful designs that graced international airlines.
1. Emirates Airlines
In a recent article published by the Huffington Post (Emirate Airlines flight attendants reveal just how much goes into their in-flight look) two members of the elite, diverse crew (which is made up of people from 130 different countries!) talk about their job and the deeply rooted, historical element of their uniforms. “People are really impressed by the way we look. I think it makes us stand out, look professional and well put together”, says flight attendant Maria Pedersen. Getting ready for the in-flight look normally takes about an hour and there are strict guidelines for many details such as the exact position of the hat (to be worn two fingers width above your eyebrows); how to fold the scarf so it is tucked in a certain way; about make up (the signature red lipstick) and grooming (hair shouldn’t touch the shoulders); etc. Flight attendants are not allowed to wear pieces of uniforms if they are off duty, that would be pretty taboo.
2. Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines world-famous ‘Singapore Girl’ uniform has barely altered in over 40 years. But as the saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. The outfit is elegant, stylish, traditional, instantly recognisable and therefore one of the most iconic cabin crew uniforms in the world. The original, a take on the traditional ‘Sarong Kebaya’, was designed by French couture designer Pierre Balmain in 1968.
3. Air Canada Rouge
You have to hand it to them: for a discount carrier, they have pretty creative, fun uniforms. The burgundy/grey new ensembles are kind of “Glee” meets hipsters. Footwear design is by Vancouver-based and celebrity favorite John Fluevog. Lower budget can be stylish too!