The Air Force Mess Dress uniform is worn by officers and enlisted personnel attending formal social events, such as a unitâ€™s annual dining-in, Air Force Ball or other official events. It is also commonly worn by military members at weddings or other civilian events in place of other formal attire.
The mess dress jacket is semi-fitted with sleeves ending approximately 1/4 inch from heel of the thumb. It is a single-breasted jacket with a straight back and three Wing and Star buttons diagonally on both sides. The jacket has a front link chain closure with button on each end and features satin collar and lapels.
The Air Force requires that all officers own a serviceable mess dress uniform. Mess dress ownership is optional for enlisted personnel. Purchasing a new mess dress can be quite expensive, so many Air Force servicemembers choose to purchase secondhand mess dress uniforms. View available inventory of used, discounted Air Force Mess Dress.