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    Dressing to the uniform..

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    We've all wondered from time to time, what do I wear to this or that/he's wearing such and such uniform? A good rule of thumb is to always go for over vs. under dressed in any situation.

    If an event is casual and your SO is wearing civilian clothes, you should pair your outfit with what he's wearing.. Same goes with uniforms.

    "Working" uniforms, like work whites or blues (Navy) should be paired with business casual attire. A pair of nice slacks and a dressy top (think button down vs. t shirt/polo).. Denim most likely will be too casual. I've often heard of this type of attire being called "churchy" because it's something appropriate for attending church.

    Dress uniforms should be paired with Career type dresses/suits, unless you're in a more formal setting. Some events (like holiday parties, informal balls and such) call for spouses to be in Cocktail attire.. These events are often referred to as "Semi-Formal".. Semi-formal can be left open to interpretation, and location has a lot to do with attire. Little black dresses are the military spouses best friends in these situations.

    Formal occasions, where your SO will be either in Full Dress, or Dinner Dress uniform require a formal gown.

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    great post. this should be stickied
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    yea great post i have always wondered about that thanks for posting
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    requesting a sticky that is for sure.


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    i sent it to brandi already
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    I forgot it in my original post, but dress pants vs. skirts/dresses is important depending on location.. It's more acceptable to wear dress pants with flats if you're attending an event (think pinning/frocking/hail farewell) aboard a ship.

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    Do you happen to know the Marine equivelent to that?
    Like with the Camies, Dress Blues, an the Bravo's an Charlies?
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    working uniforms would be something like BDU's or the every day uniforms
    Dress uniforms would be the Marine dress uni. If he is casual you are casual, if his uniform is more formal then you are more formal. make sense.


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    Let me look it up.. The dress uniform rules are the same across the board..

    Camos, would be the equivalent of our coveralls/utilities, and you should follow the casual rule.. slacks/nice top.


    It basically breaks down to, civilian attire is casual, if they're in a uniform they do daily work in. Business attire and semi formal attire follows suit, as the formality of the prescribed uniform increases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaMc424 View Post
    Let me look it up.. The dress uniform rules are the same across the board..

    Camos, would be the equivalent of our coveralls/utilities, and you should follow the casual rule.. slacks/nice top.


    It basically breaks down to, civilian attire is casual, if they're in a uniform they do daily work in. Business attire and semi formal attire follows suit, as the formality of the prescribed uniform increases.
    Awsome! Thanks for posting this. Df want's me to pin him when he picks up Corporal. I actually feel honored he want's me to do that.
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