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Style Stalker: Sexy Stewardess

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The stewardess of the mid-to-late 20th Century is forever enshrined in the public consciousness as an icon of allure. The Golden Age of Air Travel (the 1960s through the 1980s) was buoyed by adventurous, service-oriented young women who were always dressed to impress (often in uniforms designed by Balenciaga, Pucci, Nina Ricci and Jackie Kennedy’s go-to-guy Oleg Cassini). They served as muses to couturiers, arm candy to celebrities, and many landed atop high society as the second wives of CEOs.

At a time when most women went from high school student to homemaker, airline stewardesses stood out for the boldness with which they deviated from society’s playbook. As 2013 draws to a close and holiday travel planning begins, Vixen pays tribute to these flying feministas by showcasing their style (and our favorite uniforms of all time).

A Southwestern Airlines' uniform from the 1970s

A Southwestern Airlines' uniform from the 1970s

Nina Ricci-designed uniforms

Nina Ricci-designed uniforms

Synthetic fur swathed flight attendants off-aircraft in the 1970s

Synthetic fur swathed flight attendants off-aircraft in the 1970s

British Airways

British Airways "Air Hostesses" were mad for plaid in the 1980s

An Emilio Pucci-designed dress for Braniff Airlines

An Emilio Pucci-designed dress for Braniff Airlines

Catsuited airline style for Braniff Airlines

Catsuited airline style for Braniff Airlines

Hughes Airways stewardesses

Hughes Airways stewardesses

Mid-century modern in United Airlines First Class

Mid-century modern in United Airlines First Class

United Airlines uniforms were all business in the 1980s

United Airlines uniforms were all business in the 1980s

Pacific Southwest Airlines stewardesses

Pacific Southwest Airlines stewardesses

Inspired to copy the impeccable style of the 20th Century stewardess, during your 2013 travel itinerary? Get these, to get the look:

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  • Eugenia Kim’s Liesl Hat conjures the playful professionalism of the Pan Am stewardess
  • Tie one on (around your neck) with Heidi Merrick’s Marguerite Scarf.
  • If you’re planning to meet the parents upon arrival, pair Smythe’s shapely Crossover Blazer with Zara’s Checked Pencil Skirt. Swap the skirt for Asos’ Disco Shorts, when you’re en route for a girl’s weekend in Vegas.
  • Complete the look with a perfectly “done” ‘do, a flick of black eyeliner and your ripest shade of lipstick.

By Sacha Phillip

* This post is sponsored by Fox Searchlight's Baggage Claim, which hits theaters September 27th. The films flaunts an all-star, ensemble cast including Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, and Jill Scott and follows a young flight attendant throughout her 30-day quest to make a love connection—and nab a marriage proposal—in the not-so-friendly skies. * 

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