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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