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The Fascinating Fashion History of Flight Attendant Uniforms

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For more than 85 years, flight attendants have actually been some of the most stylishly-dressed professionals — and their outfits are by no means random. The jackets, skirts, and dresses these professionals wear are designed to signify a distinct role in the workplace and project the identity of an airline. Oh, and look incredibly fashionable.

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