The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve-
Glamourdaze continues its examination of uniforms worn by women serving in the American forces – in this case the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve or USMCWR .
Similar to the men, but with lighter cloth, the Winter uniform of the MCWR consisted of forest green jacket, six gore skirt and long sleeve khaki skirt, worn with necktie. Sometimes mistaken for their WAC counterparts, women marines wore a visored bell crowned hat, but trimmed with a lipstick colored cord, which was a tad more stylish than those worn by the WACS, WAVES or SPARS. Over this they wore a heavy green overcoat and oxford shoes, over which they would don galoshes for wet weather.
For Summer, the service uniform was a two-piece green and white seersucker dress. The hat was similar to the winter but in spruce green and white cap cord. Shoes were brown, either oxfords or pumps.
The summer dress uniform was a very stylish affair in white twill, worsted, or palm beach material and came in three different choices for officers: A, B and C.
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