23 thoughts on “WAC Uniforms During World War II”

  1. I like that seersucker dress,particularly. I’ve always been fond of good seersucker, and it’s hard to find now, except in vintage clothing shops. I was interested in their comments about the olive drab wool, too — that it was light. One thing I always hated about wool was how heavy it was. Maybe my memory’s faulty!

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    1. Seersucker is so practical. It’s too bad that it isn’t popular any more. You comment reminds me of a seersucker dress my mother had. For years, it was the dress she often wore during the summer months when she needed to go to town.

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    1. I was surprised how many different outfits the WACs got. The pants were specific to the motor pool, but otherwise it looked like everyone was issued the remaining outfits.

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    1. People always seem to want to wear whatever is in style. Since women generally wore dresses back then, they may not have even thought much about whether or not pants would be more practical.

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    1. The utility coat would look stylish even today. . . .now that I think about it, it would be perfect to wear today. There’s a chill in the air but I definitely don’t need my winter coat.

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    1. Absolutely. . . I’m honored that you think this blog is worthy of posting a link to. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with X and some of the other tricky letters.

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  2. Gee, who wouldn’t love a color called olive drab! Seriously though, I too wonder if they preferred the pants over the dresses? I’m assuming a future post will be about their daily work?

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    1. At least it won’t have shown dirt. πŸ™‚ I’ve seen things about what areas the WACs were able to work in. . .and which they were excluded from; and could pull a post together on this topic. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  3. Sheryl, in all my early years of trawling through army navy stores and thrift shops for the fun of it and also the score of a perfect, unique item to wear as a fashion statement, I don’t think I’ve ever stumbled on any of these. I would wear both the seersucker dress and the work uniform today! (Well, maybe πŸ™‚ Old habits die hard πŸ™‚ ) But definitely then!

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    1. Somehow it seemed easier to make fashion statements when I was young. I found an old hand-knit beret made with bright green variegated yarn that I wore in high school. I tried wearing it this winter and thought it made a perfect fashion statement–but my daughter nixed it. She said, “Mom, that ugly green yarn is really weird!”

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