Army Blue 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 blue 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 pumps or the black fabric pumps with sheer stockings are the authorized footwear for the blue…

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Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Female

Items normally worn with the Army blue mess and blue 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 Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Female

Skirts

a. The Army blue mess skirt is knee length, with a one-piece front with waist darts (one on each side), a four-piece back, a slide-fastener closure on the left side, and a sewn-on waistband that is closed with three hooks and eyes. The skirt is fully lined. b. The Army blue evening mess skirt is full length, with a one-piece front with waist darts (one on each side), a four-piece back, a slide-fastener closure on…

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Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Female

Materials

a. Wool barathea, dark blue, 14–ounce weight, Army shade 150 or 450. b. Wool gabardine, dark blue, 11– or 14.5–ounce weight, Army shade 150 or 450. c. Wool elastique, dark blue, 15–ounce weight, Army shade 150 or 450. d. Wool tropical, dark blue, 9–ounce weight, Army shade 150 or 450. e. Polyester and wool blend gabardine, dark blue, 9.5–ounce weight, Army shade 450. f. Polyester and wool blend fabric in plain weave, dark blue, 9.5–ounce…

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Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Female

Jacket, Army blue mess

a. Design. The jacket will be made from an approved specification or pattern. b. General description. The jacket is cut along the lines of an evening dress coat, descending to the point of the hips and slightly curved to a peak in back and in front. The coat has a notched collar with a branch of service colored lapel insert and is fully lined, with an inside vertical pocket on the right side. The coat…

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