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The Navy dress uniform — also known as "cracker jacks" — is one of the most iconic symbols in the military today. You can spot a Navy sailor from a mile away after they don the familiar dressing. Every piece of the uniform from head-to-toe has some symbolic or practical use — and the famous bell bottoms are no different.
Believe it or not, bell bottoms were originally designed as a functional piece of clothing. The wide leg allowed an overboard sailor to pull their pants off over their boots. The resourceful sailor could then blow air into their pants, creating a DIY flotation device.
Bell-bottoms might be back in style, but they'll soon be history for working Navy sailors - the folks who started the fad in the first place. After 60 years with little change, the Navy is swapping the swabbies' denim utility uniform for an updated version. The Navy Uniform Board figures the materials will wear more comfortably, last longer and look smarter than the customary denim.
We may have thought the flared style had come and gone the first time around, but some of our favorite fashion girls have been sporting the retro trend, giving it a fresh new take for the season. Let our favorite It girls inspire your next bell-bottom ensemble whether you wear a classic denim pair or want something a little dressier—even for a formal eventthese will be a fresh alternative to your go-to pants. Have a formal event to attend?
The well-known look of bell-bottomed dungarees may soon be "out of style" for the Navy. Stennis CVN Hillis, Nimitz 's command master chief, said the ship was chosen because, "an aircraft carrier fits the bill, since it has such a wide variety of jobs with the aircraft, power plants and a huge amount of shipboard maintenance. Nimitz also has a fairly large percentage of women in its crew compared to most ships in the area, so the board can test the uniforms on both men and women in the same work situations.