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23rd September 2020

Sexism | Strict dress code relaxed at Virgin Atlanic - should other companies follow suit?

Strict dress code relaxed at Virgin Atlanic - should other companies follow suit?

Female flight attendants under the employment of Virgin Atlantic will no longer be required to wear makeup whilst working and will be given the choice of wearing trousers or a skirt, the airline announced today.

As an industry well known for its traditionally sexist rhetoric, the decision to relax the female-only dress code has been widely praised by the company’s vocal critics. Under the new employee guidelines, historic cases of employees being reprimanded for wearing the wrong shade of ‘Virgin-red’ lipstick or being daring enough to wear no lipstick at all may be a thing of the past.

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