High-Style Flight Attendant Uniforms

These chic uniforms reflect the airlines they represent with style, sophistication and fun.

Brian Lusk
OF 11

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is a story of airborne fashion evolution. When the airline began service in 1971, the standard uniform was hot pants and go-go boots. In the early 1980s, when the first male attendants joined the crew, the uniform took a serious turn, with women wearing skirts and blouses and men donning coats and ties. By the late 1980s, “fun wear” (i.e., T-shirts and shorts) could be worn on occasion, and by the early 1990s, Southwest had gone casual to reflect its friendly, informal service. southwest.com.