11 April 1960 – Travellers in Air India’s new Boeing 707s from London to Bombay will soon be attended by hostesses wearing saris. Here is 22 year old Indian Air hostess from Bombay Savi Multani in one of the saris which are to to be worn by air hostesses when the new Boeing service starts shortly. The sari is lime green with jade and banana tones of the decor of the aircraft. On left in normal Air India hostess uniform is Vicky Emerson, also from Bombay.
I didn’t realise the saree was not “normal” 🙂
The collared blouse is still around in 1960. And the national carrier would have many changes in uniform but the saree itself more or less remained as the uniform of choice.