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Virgin Atlantic updates female dress codes

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The female cabin crew of Virgin Atlantic, who are renowned for their head-to-toe all-red looks, are no longer required to wear make-up during work, and trousers have now been integrated to be a part of their standard uniforms.

The new styling and grooming guides are based on staff feedback. Previously, it was mandatory for female flight attendants to wear blush, mascara and red lipstick. Trousers were only available if female staff specially requested them.

“We want our uniform to truly reflect who we are as individuals, while maintaining that famous Virgin Atlantic style,” Mark Anderson, executive vice-president at Virgin Atlantic, said in a statement.

“Our world famous red uniform is something all of us at Virgin Atlantic are incredibly proud of. As an airline, we have always stood out from the crowd and done things differently to the rest of the industry.

“Not only do the new guidelines offer an increased level of comfort, they also provide our team with more choice on how they want to express themselves.”

The story was first reported by The New York Times


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