Virgin Atlantic Drops Mandatory Makeup for Female Cabin Crew

March 5, 2019

Virgin Atlantic has decided to drop a dress code rule that required all female cabins crew to wear makeup on the job. Mark Anderson, the airline’s executive vice-president of customer, tells The Guardian the new guidelines will “provide our team with more choice on how they want to express themselves at work." The airline adds that the move is a “significant change” in an industry where female crew are often expected to spend considerable effort on their appearance. As part of the change, the airline will also provide female crew with pants as part of their standard uniform, rather than only providing them on request in addition to the provided skirt.