04 March, 2019

Cabin crew make-up requirement to be dropped by Virgin Atlantic

Major changes are in store for the way Virgin Atlantic female cabin crew could look in the future as the carrier, majority owned by US airline Delta, changes its grooming and dress standards.

Virgin will no longer demand its female staff wear make-up or wear those tight tailored skirts in its uniform dress guidelines. From now on the airline says its female cabin crew members can opt to wear long trousers skirts for work as part of their normal uniform, rather than having to get special permission.

Virgin Atlantic spokesman Mark Anderson said: "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 at work."

Yet, the image Virgin provided for this dramatic change in policy, shows three female members of staff all wearing skirts and all wearing make-up!