The Navy has made several changes to women’s uniforms that went into effect last Wednesday.
Women are now allowed to wear their hair in a bun through the back opening of a command or Navy ball cap.
"I think this will be more comfortable and will look a lot better. Thanks to the Lt. j.g. out there for making that known to me. We promised to fix it and now it's fixed,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a Facebook video last week.
Women are also now authorized to wear white pearl or white synthetic pearl earrings with Dress Uniforms and round cut white diamonds or white synthetic diamonds with Dinner Dress Blue and White Jacket uniforms. The earrings must be 4 millimeter - 6 millimeter (approximately 1/8 inch - 1/4 inch) in size.
Pregnant women can now purchase the NWU Type III maternity uniform due to a reduction in the production of the Type I uniform.