I was ashamed to wear a crop top on a flight
CHECK-IN in baggage. Queuing for security. Unpack your suitcases in front of total strangers.
By the time we arrive at the gate of our flight, we feel the need for a vacation more than ever. To the right?
Amid all the chaos of travel, our favorite perk (other than sitting in the airport pub at 6am) is carrying our comfies everywhere.
So when Amelia Marni boarded her flight to Bali earlier this week, the former Love Island Australia star didn’t shy away from rocking a black jersey crop top and khaki cargo pants.
However, when she boarded the plane, the social media star was told her outfit violated the airline’s dress code.
Describing how she had been “shamed”, Amelia explained: “A flight attendant just told me to cover up and my clothes were too revealing.
“I can’t wear this and it’s inappropriate to wear it on JetStar. NEVER heard of this.”
Sharing a photo of herself in her seat, she joked, “Baby, crop tops are my BRANDDDDD xoxoxo.”
Following the incident, Amelia then tried to look up their policy online and could only find a rule on “offensive clothing”.
It read: “Please refrain from wearing clothing or carrying personal items that display words, images, symbols or slogans that may reasonably be considered offensive.”
Since her outfit clearly fell outside of that mission, Amelia said sarcastically, “We love a man who abuses his authority.”
After sharing the embarrassing incident with her 340,000 Instagram followers, one replied, “I used to work for Jetstar and they literally don’t give anything to what you wear.”
“I’m actually so embarrassed,” Amelia said. “He was so mean.”
In another Instagram story, the social media star said the man returned when she didn’t cover her crop top.
Turning to a flight attendant, Amelia claims to have said, “Wait, isn’t that allowed? I’m only showing the tiniest bit of belly.”
The woman then told her colleague that Amelia’s outfit was “fine” and the man then let her down.
A Jetstar spokesperson said 9Honey“While we have basic dress requirements on our flights (i.e. footwear), we have no crop top policy.
“Our team will be contacting Amelia and our crew member to understand what happened, and we apologize for any misunderstanding of our policy.”