WWII USO Preservation Association


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Uniform Requirements

  • United States civilian clothing and accessories

    • 1938-1945 vintage, approved 1938-1945 reproduction/replica or appropriate use of modern clothing in the correct style, fashion, cut, color, and appearance of 1938-1945.

      • If an event has a specific date/time/historical reference, “uniform” must adhere to the specific date.

        • For example if the event represents 1943, then clothing from 1938-1943 is only acceptable.

      • For time-line events or events where a date is not specified by event organizers, the unit will pick a specific date range to represent, for example 1944-45 and then specify to members the acceptable date range of attire and appearance for that event.

    • Uniforms and insignia dating from 1941-1945 from the six founding USO agencies are allowed and must comply with the statements above.

      • Salvation Army

      • Jewish Welfare Board

      • National Catholic Community Services

      • YMCA

      • YWCA

      • National TravelerÙs Aid Association

    • Junior Hostess impressions should adhere to the historical dress code set forth by the National USO during WWII.

      • Dresses or skirts were mandatory, trousers or slacks were not allowed.

        • exceptions can be made due to inclement weather at events.

      • Stockings, or the impression thereof, and heels were preferred over socks with any type of shoe.

    • Clothing must be appropriate to the venue.

    • Clothing should be age appropriate, within reason.

  • Hair styles of 1938-1945 must be worn.

  • Make-up must be applied correctly; colors and application must be in accordance with what was worn during 1938-1945.

  • For comprehensive, specific examples of approved clothing and accessories, hair and make-up see the Unit Publication GuidelinesFor Proper Attire.