Initial Design

WAVES director Mildred McAfee recalls having little to do initially with selecting the WAVE uniform design. The first uniform presented was a deep navy blue, with a bit of patriotic braiding on the shoulder:

A red, white and blue stripe…it looked just like a chorus girl, you know. And I was simply struck, and I said, ‘We cannot do it.’

The braid was changed to blue. McAfee also successfully argued that the women would be more comfortable wearing flesh tones, rather than black, stockings.

 

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