Army Black Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Female

Items normally worn with the Army black mess and black evening mess uniforms

a. Accessories. (1) Buttons (para 27–4). (2) Capes. (a) Black (para 27–6a). (b) Blue (para 27–6b). (3) Coat, black all weather (para 27–8). (4) Gloves. (a) Black, leather, unisex, dress (only when the black all-weather coat is worn) (para 27–12b). (b) White, dress (para 27–12c). (5) Handbag, black, dress fabric (para 27–13b). (6) Scarf, black (para 27–21a). (7) Shoes, pumps, black (paras 27–23f and g). (8) Stockings, sheer (para 27–24d). (9) Umbrella, black (para 27–27).…

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Army Black Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Female

General guidelines

Personnel will wear knee-length mess skirts no longer than 1 inch above or 2 inches below the crease in the back of the knee. The black evening mess skirt is worn full length. Personnel may wear the black dress gloves and black scarf when wearing the black all-weather coat. Personnel may wear white gloves with all uniforms. The black fabric pumps with sheer stockings are the only authorized footwear for these uniforms.

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Army Black Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Female

Skirts

a. The Army black mess skirt is the same skirt worn with the white mess uniform. It is a black knee-length skirt, with a one-panel front and four-panel back of straight design, with a waistband and a zipper closure on the left side. b. The Army black evening mess skirt is a black full-length skirt, with one-panel front and four-panel back of straight design, with a waistband, a zipper closure on the left side, and…

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Army Black Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Female

Jacket, Army black mess

a. Design. The jacket is made from an approved specification or pattern. b. General description. The jacket is single-breasted with a natural-waist length and a shawl-type collar. It has a two-piece front on each side, and a two-panel back. The front pieces have three 20-ligne buttons on each side, and the shoulders have two loops for the attachment of shoulder boards or shoulder knots. c. Shoulder ornamentation and insignia. (1) General officers. Detachable shoulder knots…

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