Female staff members on Virgin Trains, a branch of the Virgin Group owned by Sir Richard Branson, are being given £20 vouchers to buy new bras and underthings after complaining that their uniform’s red blouses were far too skimpy and revealing.
The red blouses are part of a new uniform for female staff members on Virgin Trains that was set to debut today, but employees had complained that the blouses were too transparent and that darker undergarments could easily be seen through the shirt, according to Britain’s The Telegraph.
The launch of the new uniform has now been pushed back to May 27 to allow for changes in the shirt’s design. Virgin has also given female staff members a £20 voucher to buy undergarments they would feel more comfortable wearing under their uniform.
“It’s important that our people feel comfortable and so we will be issuing vouchers in the next few days for ladies to buy undergarments to wear under their blouses,” Andy Cross, Virgin’s business support director, said, according to The Telegraph. “The other relates to feedback concerning the thickness of the ladies’ blouse material. Female employees concerned about the new blouse will be offered a £20 voucher to buy suitable undergarments.”
The “cover-up” is expected to cost the company thousands of pounds.
Virgin Atlantic, an airline owned by Branson under the Virgin Group, recently unveiled new flight attendant uniforms designed by Vivienne Westwood. To view our gallery of some of the world’s best flight attendant uniforms, click here.