A survey asking Japanese which female uniforms they find most appealing demonstrates that in some ways the maid still has a long way to go…
The ranking, which it should be noted covers “professions” and so excludes schoolgirls:
8. Office Lady
For those who have not heard of them, “elevator girls” are smartly turned out ladies whose job it is stand in an elevator all day and press the buttons for visitors – they can be found in high class department stores and similar.
See also the not dissimilar ranking of datable professions.