Tropical Whites

WAVES heading to Hawaii would need uniforms fit for a more tropical environment. That meant the seersucker uniforms for work and tropical white uniforms for dress, instead of the every blues most women wore.

Here, WAVES are learning the protocol for wearing the white uniform, which most hadn’t had or needed before heading to Hawaii.  It dates from January 8, 1945, just before the women were scheduled to depart.

It comes from the National Archives.

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