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What they wore: flight attendant fashion

Since 1930, when efficient, caped nurses became the first stewardesses, it's been a tradition for flight attendants to look great while making sure airline customers are comfortable and safe.

The role of the flight attendant hasn't really changed, but cabin crew outfits certainly have. Here's a look at some of the chic, fashionable and intriguing uniforms that have been spotted in the skies.

—By Harriet Baskas, Special to CNBC. Baskas is the author of "Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You," and the Stuck at the Airport blog. Follow her on Twitter at @hbaskas. Follow Road Warrior on Twitter at @CNBCtravel.

Posted 28 June 2014

Source: International Women's Air and Space Museum, Cleveland, OH.