Home | National | Qantas staff upset by 'sexy' new uniform, modelled by Miranda Kerr

Qantas staff upset by 'sexy' new uniform, modelled by Miranda Kerr

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
  • Miranda Kerr modelled the Martin Grant-designed uniforms in April
  • Flight attendants have complained they don't suit anyone but the model
  • The uniforms will be rolled out across 12,000 staff from Thursday
  • Last week Qantas announced 1,000 jobs would be cut to save AUS$2bn

By Martha De Lacey

PUBLISHED: 08:32 EST, 9 December 2013 | UPDATED: 19:01 EST, 9 December 2013




Australian supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr has swapped lacy lingerie for a black and fuchsia shift dress, modelling the new uniform for Australian airline Qantas.

But the flight attendants expected to wear the new attire while working on flights have complained that it is too sexy, impractically tight, and unflattering on anyone who doesn't have the enviably slim curves of Orlando Bloom's ex-wife.

Speaking about the Martin Grant-designed uniforms - which Qantas ambassador Kerr, 30, first modelled in April - one domestic short-haul flight attendant told Australia's Daily Telegraph: 'The uniforms are really tight and they are simply not practical for the very physical job we have to do.'

Scroll down for video

Miranda Kerr modelling the new Qantas air hostess uniform
Miranda Kerr in the new-look uniform

Miranda Kerr modelling the new uniform for Qantas air stewards, designed by Martin Grant

When first revealed by Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, staff complained the uniforms were 'too sexy' and uncomfortable.

One stewardess added: 'The uniform looks fantastic on Miranda Kerr but unfortunately we don't all look like her," said another attendant.

'Hosties range in age from their 20s to their 60s and a lot of the older ones don't want to wear tight-fitting uniforms,' she continued.

'We like the current Peter Morrissey-designed uniforms. They are really comfortable.'


Over 12,000 Qantas employees will wear the new uniform from Thursday, despite the airline having recently announced plans to cut 1000 jobs in a bit to save AUS$2bn over then next three years.

'We have asked the airline to tweak the uniform a little to accommodate some concerns'

A spokeswoman for the Flight Attendants Association of Australia National Division said union members had been in touch with concerns about the new dresses.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, she said: 'We have asked the airline to tweak the uniform a little to accommodate some concerns.

'Once it comes in and the crew are wearing it we will be having more discussions. If there are more issues, obviously we would expect the company to iron them out.'


But a Qantas spokeswoman said several crew members had been on a panel which gave input into the design, and that the new clothes had been trialled by 75 members of staff who wore int on the job for several weeks.

She said: 'The feedback we've had from staff on the new uniform has been overwhelmingly positive.

'There are bound to be some adjustments needed as we roll out multiple pieces to 12,000 people, but it's been going very smoothly and there's a lot of excitement.'

Read more:





Colorado News

Get the latest Colorado news, sports, weather, entertainment, business & political news and more from Colorado Newsday.
  • Email to a friend Email to a friend
  • Print version Print version
  • Plain text Plain text

Rate this article


Photo Galleries

PHOTOS: Plastic Surgery Celebrity Awkward family photos 
UPDATED: Faces of Meth PHOTOS: Celebrities all a-Twitter

More galleries ››

  1. Drunk tractor driver decapitates three people in head-on crash (1.00)

  2. Spoiled’ teen takes parents to court (1.00)

  3. Terms of Service (0)

  4. Colorado Newsday Privacy Policy (0)

  5. Kim Kardashian denied access to Vanity Fair party (0)

  6. Russian troops threaten to shoot Ukrainian soldiers in tense stand-off (0)

  7. Boxer vows to fight on – after 51st defeat in row (0)

  8. Forbes rich list names world’s youngest billionaires (0)

  9. Pregnant woman drives kids into ocean in Florida (0)

  10. Oprah Winfrey tells Lindsay Lohan to ‘cut the bull****’ in trailer for new reality show Lindsay (0)

  11. Denver Man Michael McGinley threatened to kill wife in phone call at DA’s office (0)

  12. Couple stole little girl's iPod in Aurora (0)

  13. Former director of Breckenridge Film Festival Dawna Foxx given 5 years for embezzling $300K (0)

  14. Knee injury to sideline Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan 6-8 weeks (0)

  15. Tiny humanoid robots are now advanced enough to FLY A PLANE, claim researchers, who think their five-inch machine could even meet Government safety guidelines (0)

  16. EXCLUSIVE: 'Person of interest' in hunt for missing Hannah Graham is a nursing assistant claims he did NOT drive off with her in his car...as ONE THOUSAND volunteers search for her (0)

  17. Beverley Hills mansion with 16-car garage, vodka bar, home cinema and its own candy wall goes on sale for staggering $85MILLION (0)

  18. Michigan woman missing almost three months discovered decomposing in a 55-gallon plastic drum filled with concrete (0)

  19. EXCLUSIVE: 'Person of interest' in hunt for missing Hannah Graham is a nursing assistant who admits he bought her drinks but claims he did NOT drive off with her in his car (0)

  20. KFC's Vietnamese spin-off forced to pull red star from 'offensive' logo days after launch as protesters claim it celebrates brutal communist regime (0)

  21. A Hollywood star, a corrupt politician and a wild teen party which led to the theft of a rare Picasso: California mega-mansion sells for just $5 million after checkered past puts it in government hands (0)

  22. Django Unchained actress who 'cried wolf' by accusing LAPD of racially profiling her for kissing boyfriend in public refuses to apologize - despite calls from civil rights activists (0)

  23. 'Maze Runner' brings in $11.3M Friday (0)

  24. Man denies killing Isabella Grogan-Cannella during hide-and-seek (0)

  25. iOS 8 update needs 5GB of space so here's how to make room (0)

  26. Peg Entwistle finally lands film role as her life is to be turned into a blockbuster (0)

  27. Long Island girl stuck in washing machine for hour as police try to free her (0)

  28. Miranda Lambert in tears as she sings to sick 7-year-old fan (0)

  29. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting: 'We can't wait' to have kids (0)

  30. Kim Kardashian's name is dragged into iCloud scandal as nude pictures surface online (0)

  31. First kegs of Oktoberfest are tapped as steins and beer tents overflow in Munich (0)

  32. From Russia with luck....a LOT of luck: Cyclist's amazing escape after first a car smashes into him then a truck runs him over...and he survives to walk away (0)

  33. Has the celebrity iCloud hacker struck again? Kim Kardashian, Hope Solo and Vanessa Hudgens appear to be latest victims as nude pictures are posted online  (0)

  34. Russian 'Mowgli girl' is discharged from hospital: Toddler, three, who survived 12 days and nights in remote forest with only dog for company gets clean bill of health (0)

  35. High school football coach suspended for praying with squad as headteacher accuses him of 'violating students' religious freedom' (0)

  36. Throat specialist allegedly involved in fatal Joan Rivers surgery is 'devastated' by the tragic incident and 'will cooperate with investigators to clear her name' (0)

  37. Pope Francis makes first major U.S. appointment naming moderate as archbishop to Chicago's 2.2 million Catholics (0)

  38. 'They are failing to do their jobs': Secret Service under fire as a SECOND man is arrested trying to enter the White House one day after an intruder made it INSIDE the West Wing (0)

  39. Incredible bravery in Salt Lake City as bystanders jump into river to save teens stuck upside down in the water in wrecked SUV (0)

  40. Legendary actress Polly Bergen dies aged 84 (0)

  41. Outrage as anti-wolf campaigner brags about killing two young animals with sick photo album of his 'conquests' on Facebook  (0)

  42. 'A spear came through my car': Drivers maimed in crashes allege that guardrail become deadly weapons because the manufacturer cut costs (0)

  43. Young at heart father becomes instant hit after joining in son's university housewarming drinking games and downing beer from rugby boot  (0)

  44. From clouds to dust: Grainy black-and-white photographs document the bleak life of Mexican and California farms left barren by migration (0)

  45. The night that Edward confronted Wallis over her gay lover: After 60 years, secret notes reveal truth about playboy pal (0)

  46. Why be rescued? Tourists on a booze cruise that ran aground by the Statue of Liberty have a few drinks while they wait for help  (0)

  47. Hunt for Jihadi John leads to London suburb: British terrorist 'has been identified and comes from South London suburb'  (0)

  48. Found: The REAL Hitler diaries which astonishingly reveal how the Fuhrer's British-born nephew William Hitler went to Berlin to cash in on his connections - only to end up fighting the Nazis (0)

  49. Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges (0)

  50. Tragedy as fire captain who got a huge electric shock after taking part in the ALS ice bucket challenge dies from his injuries (0)