- 1 Can you iron your dress blues?
- 2 How do you iron a navy dress uniform?
- 3 Can I wash my dress blues?
- 4 What color are Navy dress blues?
- 5 When can you wear white Navy dress?
- 6 How do you wash your uniform?
- 7 What color shoes do you wear with a navy dress?
- 8 What are the red stripes on a Navy uniform?
- 9 Are bangs authorized in the Navy?
Can you iron your dress blues?
Dress blues are a dress uniform worn on formal occasions. Turn the shirt of the uniform inside out and lay it lengthwise on the ironing board. Iron the sleeves first by applying two strokes of the iron to each, and then spray a bit of starch on them before applying two more strokes to both.
Use a combination of water spray and steamed iron. Spray the water on the dress white uniform creases, then iron the creases in. Place your dress white jumper around the ironing board, inside out, and repeat the cycle, spraying some water on the uniform and then applying your steam iron.
Can I wash my dress blues?
Dress Blues should be dry cleaned. If you attempt to clean them yourself, wash on delicate with woolite and hang them up to dry or tumble dry with AIR ONLY. DO NOT put them in the dryer with heat.
The Service Dress Blue (SDB) uniform consists of a dark navy blue suit coat and trousers (or optional skirt for women) that are nearly black in color, a white shirt, and a black four-in-hand necktie for men or a neck tab for women.
Like its Service Dress Blue (SDB) counterpart, the Male Officer Service Dress White uniform (SDW) is prescribed for wear for all functions where Formal, Dinner, or Full Dress uniforms are not prescribed.
How do you wash your uniform?
Add 1/4 cup laundry detergent and one cup of baking soda, then soak the uniform for at least one hour or overnight. You can also use the prewash cycle if your machine has one; this can help remove surface dirt before the uniform goes through a full wash.
The colors that go with navy blue are golden, silver, black, brown, or pink shoes. You can settle for coral, grey, or olive-grey shoes too! Try to keep the contrast. You can wear navy blue shoes with a navy blue dress also.
If a sailor hits the 12-year mark before meeting those requirements, they wear red stripes. Sailors who have qualified for the gold stripes but are later convicted by court-martial or nonjudicial punishment (NJP) must also switch to red.
Long hair, including braids, shall be neatly fastened, pinned, or secured to the head. When bangs are worn, they shall not extend below the eyebrows. The bulk of the bun shall not exceed 3 inches when measured from the scalp and the diameter of the bun will not exceed or extend beyond the width of the back of the head.