October 8, 1943

Army Approves New Uniforms
JERSEY CITY, N.J.—Rosie the Riveter will no longer hold monopoly on working in slacks. The quartermaster corps yesterday announced it has approved new uniforms for Army nurses. The traditional uniform skirt and dress are not disappearing, but four of the current nine uniform types will be replaced with a tailored two-piece slack suit. Slacks have proved to provide greater freedom of movement and offer protection to the legs from injury than the traditional uniform skirts. Additionally, the design of the new uniform shirt has a pleated yoke to allow greater freedom of movement of the shoulders. The new uniforms consist of brown and white seersucker material for tailored slacks and a tailored shirt with long sleeves and a convertible collar.

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