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ARMED FORCES: Officially Feminine

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Last week brought proof, if proof were needed, that the WAVES are a built-in, war & peace feature of the U.S. military establishment. The Navy approved for WAVE officers an all-out braid & fixings evening uniform. Designed by Main-bocher, it was intended to be “feminine and official at the same time.” To the civilian eye, the outfit looked from the waist down like an 1890 Gibson girl; from the waist up, like a chorus girl in tails.

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