Mess Dress

Mess dress is the military term for the formal evening dress worn in the mess or at other formal occasions. It is also known as mess uniform and mess kit. It frequently consists of a mess jacket and trousers worn with a formal shirt and other formal accessories, though the exact form varies depending on the uniform regulations for each service.

This style of military dress is largely restricted to the British, Commonwealth of Nations and United States armed forces, though it is also sometimes worn by members of civilian uniformed services and members of a Royal Household. The French, Imperial German, and other navies adopted their own versions of mess dress during the late nineteenth century, influenced by the Royal Navy.

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Sweden - Lesser Mess Dress (liten Mässdräkt)
... The Swedish lesser mess dress is the equivalent of the civilian black tie ... It is the same as the British mess undress or the American mess dress blues ... It differs from the full mess dress in a number of ways the waistcoat/waist sash is dark blue white is permitted if the gathering includes civilians there is ...
Uniforms Of The Canadian Forces - Distinctive Environmental Uniform
... uniforms, in practical usage it refers to what is more properly known as "No 3 (Service) Dress" ... The following Orders of Dress existed after DEU was implemented No. 1 (Ceremonial) Dress Full formal dress uniforms for ceremonial parades and other special occasions ...
Hong Kong Adventure Corps - Uniform - Mess Dress
... Mess Dress is only available for adult members ... Female members wear black mess jackets and black evening dresses, which is specially designed, unlike the "cavalry style" jacket adopted by the Regular Army ...
Commodore (Canada)
... band with executive curl is displayed on each sleeve of the service dress and mess dress ... Navy uniform variations Dress uniform tunic - pre-2010 Cuff insignia - July 2010 Shoulder boards for.short-sleeve shirt.tropical white tunic.summer white mess dress.2C shipboard mess dress ...
Royal Air Force Uniform - Current Uniforms - Official Numbering
... Number Name Notes on use No 1 Service Dress In temperate regions ... No 2 Service Working Dress In temperate regions ... No 4 Interim Mess Dress For personnel without No 5 dress ...

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