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Female uniforms and colored panties in Star Trek TOS

Yes The Franz Joseph uniform patterns from the Star Trek Technical Manual show that matching panties are a part of the normal female duty uniform. full tech manual EDIT Some of the confusion ...
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Why is Picard wearing a jacket in the Star Trek TNG episode Darmok?

Picard was wearing "Casual Duty Attire" By 2368, Starfleet had a uniform variant available to commanding officers in service aboard starships, consisting of a red command division suede jacket ...
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Was this the only example of a Starfleet issued hat?

No. The prison guard in Star Trek III: Also, from TOS, The Cage we see a hat, though do not see anyone wearing it: Finally (and possibly slightly less canonically), these must be Starfleet issue ...
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Why did Worf wear red in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Season 1?

He was not a junior security officer before Tasha's death The simple answer is that he was not part of the security crew before Yar died. From his career summary on the official Star Trek web site: ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

You've mistaken "Operations" (those responsible for the conduct and good running of a ship or station) with "Strategic Operations" (those responsible for managing the disposition of fleets, ships and ...
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What do the badges on Kirk's dress uniform represent?

Awards Here is a close-up of Kirk's cluster of patches: In the episode "Court Martial" (which is the source of the screen grab in the original question), Kirk's awards to date were listed ...
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Was this the only example of a Starfleet issued hat?

Do headbands count as hats? Nog was seen wearing a Ferengi-style headband (earband?) in several episodes. Not sure exactly which episodes these screenshots are from, though. As a cadet: As an ...
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Why is Worf permitted to wear his sash but Ro can't wear her earpiece?

Because she hadn't obtained permission yet. At the end of that very same episode, she asks Picard for permission to continue wearing her earring, and he grants it. Since Worf is already wearing his ...
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"Star Trek: Discovery" Uniforms: what is the meaning of their colors?

An interesting article at TrekMovie.com describes the new uniforms in detail, and tries to shed some light on the meaning of their features based on observation of on-screen evidence. The most ...
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3 1/2 Pips in Star Trek TNG

I don't think there is an in universe explanation. The Memory Alpha article on ranks agrees that there is no rank between Commander and Captain. However, if Riker's uniform had 3.5 pips, that would ...
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Which Starfleet uniforms have pockets?

Within Starfleet, there are a few example of uniforms with pockets: Enterprise-era jumpsuits contained a lot of pockets, suiting the utilitarian nature of Starfleet uniforms during this era. The ...
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Why does Jadzia Dax wear a science uniform (during the war)?

From what we've seen, in universe, Starfleet officers don't change division colors for temporary assignments. Worf for example: spent most of his first year on the Enterprise-D as a relief ...
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Why (out of universe) were the red and gold uniform colours in Star Trek swapped?

The original uniforms were Red, Blue and Green This was confirmed by the show's costume designer William Ware Theiss: Trekkies everywhere will swear Spock wore blue, Scotty wore red and Kirk wore ...
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Are the Star Trek Discovery uniforms seen anywhere else in TOS canon?

The costumes appear nowhere else in canon According to this article: Star Trek cosplayers are going to have to update their wardrobes very soon. Bryan Fuller revealed some major details about Star ...
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What do the badges on Kirk's dress uniform represent?

These are the equivalent of the "salad bar" that contemporary servicemen wear on their uniforms. Each badge on Kirk's and McCoy's uniforms signify an award. According to the Memory Alpha wiki, Kirk ...
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How to take off a one piece uniform?

Starfleet one-piece jumpsuits seem to come in two flavours; Front zipping for main character men and rear zipping for main character females. That being the case, the obvious way to go to the toilet ...
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Why (out of universe) were the red and gold uniform colours in Star Trek swapped?

The changes to the uniform colors were a product of several factors, but the deep red originated with Star Trek II and was carried over to the senior command officers in Star Trek: The Next ...
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How many characters from the TNG era would have worn the 'monster maroons' uniform?

Depending on your definition of "main characters", the only one I can come up with is Chakotay, who entered the academy in 2344 at the age of 15, and graduated in 2348. Honorable mentions go to Ben ...
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Has any Star Trek character appeared in all three division uniform colors?

Most likely not, but technically - Wesley Crusher. Picard in tapestry was an alternate time line, so I would not count that.
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Why were DS9's uniforms different?

To put into modern context, even the Navies around the world have multiple "duty" uniforms and some are more formal than other or flat out dress uniforms. For instance, when on duty at headquarters ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

You're right to infer that it's related to taking on a different role, that of Strategic Operations Officer (That is essentially spelt out in the transcript others have provided) and that that role ...
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Which Starfleet uniforms have pockets?

Star Trek: Discovery The uniforms from Star Trek: Discovery have two pockets on the trousers, closed by two zippers Abramsverse The reboot movies feature some uniforms whose jackets have zipped ...
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When did Worf get a Klingon uniform?

The most likely answer is Worf simply had a regulation klingon uniform replicated for him. From other episodes in both TNG and Voyager were shown that the crews are almost always wearing local garb ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

From the script when his post is announced: Worf enters in red shouldered DS9 uniform and his sash) WORF: Lieutenant Commander Worf reporting for duty. SISKO: Well, you all know our new strategic ...
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Why did Deanna Troi keep wearing a Starfleet uniform after Chain of Command?

I'm sorry to revive this but I've also been wondering about this for a while and think I may have found an answer in Season 7, Episode 16 - Thine Own Self. The actual conversation between Troi and ...
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Why (out of universe) were the red and gold uniform colours in Star Trek swapped?

I found another interview with the costume designer William Ware Theiss, from the July 1990 issue of TV Zone magazine, which I think supports Philipp's answer, it's just three pages so I'll post it ...
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Has any Star Trek character appeared in all three division uniform colors?

Tom Paris Usually wears the red Command uniform: In the episode "Worst Case Scenario (s3e25)" he wears the Gold operations uniform: And in the episode "Author, Author (s7e20) he wears ...
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Was this the only example of a Starfleet issued hat?

There's also this unfortunate bit of headgear from ST:TMP: "Just...give me a red shirt, already. It's not like I'll be any less dead by the end of the day." Edit I just noticed the "protective/...
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Why was T'Pol exempted from Starfleet uniform protocol?

According to the EU novel Star Trek: Enterprise - The Good That Men Do, after she received her commission from Starfleet T'Pol continued to wear a modified Vulcan uniform because she wanted to (it ...
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What division colors were worn at individual bridge stations during the Star Trek TOS movie era?

Due to the time period, we're talking about the maroon uniforms. Immediately post Wrath of Khan is still early enough that they haven't abandoned the undershirts - the uniform seen on the crew of the ...
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