Army White Mess, All-White Mess, and Evening White 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 when wearing the black all-weather coat. Personnel may wear white gloves with all uniforms. The black pumps with sheer stockings are the only authorized footwear for the white mess and white evening mess uniforms. The…

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Army White Mess, All-White Mess, and Evening White Mess Uniforms—Female

Items normally worn with the Army white mess, all-white mess, and evening white mess uniforms

a. Accessories. (1) Buttons (para 27–4). (2) Capes (officers only). (a) Black (para 27–6a). (b) Blue (para 27–6b). (2) Coat, black all weather (para 27–8). (3) Gloves. (a) Black, leather, unisex, dress (only when the black all-weather coat is worn) (para 27–12b). (b) White, dress (para 27–12c). (4) Handbags. (a) Black, dress (carried with white mess and evening mess only) (para 27–13b). (b) White, dress (carried with all-white mess only) (para 27–13c). (5) Shoes. (a)…

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Army White Mess, All-White Mess, and Evening White Mess Uniforms—Female

Cummerbunds, black and white

a. The cummerbund will be made from a commercial design. It is made in either black or white silk or satin material, with four or five pleats running the entire length of the cummerbund. b. Wear. The black cummerbund is worn with the white mess and white evening mess uniforms. The white cummerbund is worn with the all-white mess uniform. The cummerbund is worn with the pleats facing down. c. Females who possess cummerbunds made…

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Army White Mess, All-White Mess, and Evening White Mess Uniforms—Female

Skirts

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

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Army White Mess, All-White Mess, and Evening White Mess Uniforms—Female

Materials

a. White jacket and skirt. (1) Polyester and rayon blend fabric in gabardine weave, 6– or 8–ounce weight, Army white. (2) Texturized polyester serge, 6.5–ounce weight, Army white. b. Black skirt, knee and full length. (1) Wool tropical, 8.5–ounce weight, Army black shade 149. (2) Polyester and wool blend fabric in tropical weave, 10–ounce weight, Army black shade 332.

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