The Enterprise's Top Brass, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Scotty all had their full dress uniforms when occasion demanded it, e. g. in Journey To Babel, Court Martial, The Menagery, The SAvage Courtain, Is There In Truth No Beauty, Space Seed, etc. It seems that only lt cmdrs and higher ranks had their specific gala dress, since Uhura and other lieutenants wore their duty uniforms respectively. There are a few exceptions (photos Courtesy of Trekcore.com) : 1. The officer commanding the honor guard welcoming Abe Lincoln in "The Savage Courtain" was lt. Dickerson. 2. The court "aide" or "clerk" in "Court Martial", in red uniform with tricorder in the middle of the background, supposed to be a lieutenant. 3. Lt Areel Shaw, district attorney on starbase 11, left to Spock. There are some questions coming to my mind: 1. Why do not all lieutenants have a dress uniform? 2. Why do the dress uniforms of the court clerk and Areel Shaw sport the starbase flower badge instead of the awards that you would expect and actually see on the uniforms of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Dickerson and the court judges of starbase 11? 3. Why does Lt Shaw have rank braids and the clerk does not (don't tell me it was an ensign)? Spock would say that it is illogical not to expect analog design of the female dress uniforms following the male design. That said it would be rather surprising to see a black collar on the female red dress, starbase flower badge and rank stripes. The only thing adopted from the male dress ist the gold piping we see on the black collar. 4. Why is Lt Shaw's skirt considerably longer than the mini skirts of the female officer's? Due to the fear of disregard to the court? Why do all other female officers who are attending the court sport the mini skirt then? 5. Logic would dictate a female dress uniform following the male version: - collar in tunic color (shiny fabric, of course) - no starbase flower or starfleet delta - awards (if so) - no rank braids - small gold piping or large braids decorating the uniform according to the rank Basically we would expect the shiny fabric of nurse Chapel's duty uniform: Or the same model in red, to be seen on a waitress in the bar of starbase 11 (Court Martial), not so tight as Ms Chapel's and quite lose fitting: BTW why do the waitresses on space station k7 (Trouble with Tribbles) do sport different dresses whereas the bartenders share the same outfit? My conclusion: The collar (in dress color) of a female lieutenant would have a gold piping running down the seam to the split of the mini (!) skirt, no rank braids, but award decorations (if so) instead.