One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Military uniform worn on formal but not ceremonial occasions.‘gentleman should wear morning dress or service dress’
- ‘The intent of this change it to ensure that every member of the Coast Guard can appear in a service dress uniform without any visible tattoos.’
- ‘Their service dress evolved from an 1852 jacket into the double-breasted blue coat by 1919, adding the line star to the gold cuff stripes in 1863.’
- ‘With his service dress uniform, he headed to California for the dream of a lifetime.’
- ‘In all, 22 soldiers, all in full service dress, will attend the funeral, along with the expected hundreds of other mourners.’
- ‘There I was standing in the hot sun in my service dress uniform, in my wig, fresh out of a chemo treatment.’
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