United Air Lines, 1939 – United started coordinating their flight attendant uniforms with the company's colors in this 1939 look by in-house designer Zay Smith. These outfits were used for the airline's Douglas DC-3 service.
Trans World Airlines, 1944 – This 1944 look by Hollywood fashion designer Howard Greer employed TWA lettering on the shoulder. The logo could be covered with a triangular jacket flap when the attendant wanted to smoke or have a cocktail while off-duty.
Pan Am, 1959 – This 1959 piece by Hollywood designer Don Loper for Pan Am celebrates the Jet Age with sharp, angular detailing.
Braniff International Airways, 1965 – In a 1965 look designed by Emilio Pucci, a Braniff International Airways hostess displays her space bubble helmet. No, these were not very practical.
Braniff International Airways, 1965 – Never one to be afraid of color, Pucci designed Braniff outfits with bold patterns and theatricality.
Braniff International Airways, 1966 – Goodbye, traditional suits. Hello, swinging '60s. Emilio Pucci designed this Braniff 1966 Supersonic Derby outfit that was sure to make the woman wearing it stand out.
United Airlines, 1968 – This United Airlines uniform designed by Hollywood costumer Jean Louis was made in double-knit wool and in a tighter fit. These 1968 dresses came in two colors: Hawaiian Sunset and Maliblue.
Air France, 1969 – This 1969 winter suit for Air France flight attendants was designed by Cristobal Balenciaga. He closed his fashion house shortly after finishing this collection.
Japan Airlines, 1970 – Designed by Hanae Mori, this 1970 Japan Airlines uniform pays homage to two of Japan's national symbols. The hat features a crane motif while the belt invokes the rising sun.
Pan Am, 1971 – Inspired by an English-style riding habit, this 1971 Pan Am outfit aimed to be both functional and fashionable with a uniform that could be worn in all seasons.
Trans World Airlines, 1971 – This 1971 polyester knit dress for TWA was designed by Valentino -- just in case you missed the branding on the scarf.
United Airlines, 1976 – This polyester three-piece suit from 1976 had a Western flavor and a blouse checkered with the United Airlines logo.
Qantas Airways, 1986 – The era of shoulder pads and power suits is celebrated by Yves Saint Laurent in this 1986 jacket-dress combo with kangaroo print for Qantas Airways.
Union de Transport Aeriens, 1987 – This uniform created by the House of Dior is all about the polyester midi-skirt and the power dressing of the 1980s. It was worn by Union de Transport Aeriens attendants in 1987.
Eastern Airlines, 1990 – Eastern Airlines (no longer in service) celebrated traditionalism in this 1990 design featuring a retro hat invoking the golden age of air travel.
Air France, 2005 – Christian Lacroix's atelier designed over 100 pieces for Air France from 2000 onwards, including this wool-blend dress with Japanese-style tie-belt.
Aeromexico, 2008 – This 2008 Aeromexico uniform by Macario Jimenez resurrects the polyester suit, which can be worn in both skirt and pant versions.
Virgin Atlantic, 2014 – Dame Vivienne Westwood brought her aesthetic to Virgin Atlantic in 2014 with this scarlet tailored suit with bold gold buttons, complete with wing insignia.