Army Blue Uniform—Female

General guidelines

a. The skirt is worn no longer than 1 inch above, or 2 inches below the crease in the back of the knee. The black scarf and the black leather dress gloves are authorized for wear with the black all-weather coat. Personnel may wear white gloves with the basic uniform. Females may carry the black leather handbag during duty or after duty hours; they may carry the black fabric handbag only after duty hours, however. When weather conditions warrant, the AG 489 cold-weather cap is authorized for wear with the black all-weather coat or the capes. Black pumps and sheer stockings are the authorized footwear for this uniform. After duty hours, personnel may wear the black fabric pumps with this uniform. (See para 28–10e for information on color ornamentation and branch insignia for detailed officers.)
b. Enlisted personnel assigned to units authorized by CTA 50–900 to wear the Army blue uniform as an organiza- tional uniform, such as table of organization and equipment (TOE) bands, selected honor guards, and other ceremonial units, may wear distinctive unit insignia (DUI), Military Police accessories, and other items authorized by CTA 50–900, when prescribed by the commander.
c. Soldiers who possess the old version of the Army blue coat will wear one branch and one U.S. insignia on the collar. Those who possess the new version of the Army blue coat will wear their insignia as they do on the Army green coat (see paras 28–4 and 28–12 of this regulation).