4/5/15

Mini Skirt Monday #183: A Salute to Military Minis



For a few years in the early early 1970s, miniskirts were a part of female military dress.  Granted, a lot of these photos are from college ROTC, Angel Flight programs, but the fact remains: for a wonderful, albeit brief, moment in time, the US military embraced minis.  So, let's salute these fine ladies in uniform by having a look...

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Okay, some of these ladies aren't in uniform, so much as they are by men in uniform.  Let's not get technical and just enjoy the minis.

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Judging by his expression - this cadet has other goals as well.

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At ease. 

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6 comments:

  1. I own a copy of the 1972 US Department of Defence Uniform Regulations manual (I'm from the UK, don't ask my why I have a copy of this book) and the regs state that skirt hemlines should rest either on the knee or just below it....however, photos in Shelby Stanton's comprehensive book "US Army Uniforms of the Cold War" (again, don't ask me why I own a copy) clearly show a liberal attitude to hemline length around the years 1969-1973.

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  2. 6.E.6. Skirt, Service Dress Blue
    The fit of the women's Service Dress Blue skirt is determined by height, waist, and hip
    measurements.

    FITTING
    The skirt will be fitted over undergarments (including a slip) and a long sleeved light blue shirt.
    The proper position for the fitting of the skirt is by placing the lower edge of the waistband
    squarely atop of the natural waist.

    The skirt will fit comfortably around the waist.

    There will be sufficient looseness around the hips and buttocks to prevent horizontal wrinkles.

    The hem will be marked at a point that ranges from the crease of the back of the knee to 3 inches below the knee.

    If a trench coat is worn with the skirt, ensure the skirt does not extend beyond
    the length of the coat.

    The hem of the skirt will have a 2-3 inch turn-up and the finished bottom of the skirt will be
    parallel to the floor.

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  3. I don't know but I have been told
    Big legged women ain't got no soul

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  4. God bless you.

    (Love those 6.E.6 Skirt, Service Dress Blue instructions.)

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  5. They also serve those who stand and show some leg....

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  6. Not just the short skirts, but the long HAIR. For several women here the hair went well past the shoulders, down the back and down the chest. Granted, long straight hair was the style in the 70s.

    For guys, the rule was simple: hair may not touch the collar. For women, well, I found this on a military-prep website: "[female] Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar at any time during normal activity or when standing in formation. Long hair that falls naturally below the bottom edge of the collar, to include braids, will be neatly and inconspicuously fastened or pinned, so no free-hanging hair is visible."

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