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Stunning Flight Attendant Uniforms from Around the World in the 1970s

The early flight hostesses during the 1930s and 1940s wore military-inspired skirt suits in bland hues with white gloves and matching hats. Since then, their uniforms have seen dramatic changes from fancy hats, stewardesses, leg-baring shorts to traditional dirndls attire for flight hostess has evolved over the past century of commercial air travel. Femininity and glamor took reigns in the 1950s and 1960s, with bouffants, pillbox hats, and funky mod looks making waves. The 1970s was the era of bright colors, psychedelic patterns, the short-skirts, and Go-go boots were also popular.

Today several airlines have collaborated with prominent designers to refresh their flight attendants’ looks. Here below are some photos that show the uniform and attire of the air hostesses of different airlines in 1972.

Written by Orla Morris

Full-time dress and costume designer, Half Persian half Italian. I still don’t know how to write, but i'm writing and you are reading :)

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