(Closed) Marines wives

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 5
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873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s kind of an officer’s wives myth, I think, more than Marine wives.

I’m probably the wrong person to ask though, because I used to dress up and wear my pearls all the time when I left the house.  I stopped doing it so I wouldn’t become a stereotype!

I do know that lots of commissaries have dress codes, including no flip flops.  Not sure how well that would fly down here in the south. 

Post # 6
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660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am a former Marine as well as about to be a Marine wife in September until he gets out in October and I have never heard this. I wear tshirts, tank tops, jean shorts, jeans, and flip flops all the time every where I go. I even where my pj pants sometimes.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I do not represent the Air Force, I represent myself.  I do realize that how I act reflects on my husband to some extent, but that really only applies to official functions when I’m with him.  Anyone who has issues about me wandering around town in shorts and sandals can shove it.

Of course, I can count on both hands the number of times I’ve even been on base since we got married, so YMMV.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m not a Marine wife, but a Navy one – though our community has a bunch of Marines, including both sets of neighbors. Everyone just seems totally… normal. They do as anyone else would do!

DH and I just recently got married and we’re in our late 20s – I worried about ‘adjusting’ to the military lifestyle as I’ve entered into it at an older age, compared to some. But now that I’m here, I realize how it was a bit ridiculous of me to even worry about it. I’m with starrynightyou represent yourself just as everyone else does in this world. Just be yourself and don’t stress about fitting in! Wear what you’d normally wear, doing the things you normally do! Being a military wife shouldn’t change who you are simply by default of being a military spouse. 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2013

There are a lot of myths and old rules that no one ever pays attention to or follows… I’m quite sure that it is a “rule”  that military members can only have sexual relations in the missionary position. <– Clearly not enforced :]

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My BFF is a Marine wife, but she definitely doesn’t have to dress up everywhere she goes. She does make sure that she is dressed somewhat conservatively and looks put together when she goes out. It doesn’t mean she can’t wear jeans and a t-shirt; she just doesn’t wear the stained, ripped t-shirt. Also, there is a dress code on her base (no short shorts, spaghetti straps, etc.). It wasn’t much of a transition for her because she has always dressed similarly. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MsPoodles:  Yeah, there’s a dress code for the NEX and commissary. Like you said, no spaghetti straps etc. They expect some basic mondesty. More strict than your average walmart, but nothing too crazy.

I’m a Navy officer’s wife. I always try to look put together – but that’s far more for my own vanity than my husband’s job. I prefer to look nice when I’m out in public but it doesn’t mean I don’t run to get the mail in my yoga pants sometimes.

If I were to show up to a command function in sweatpants I’m sure people would be talking – but it’s not going to impact my husband’s job. The command doesn’t care what I look like.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ilybride52513: Yes, they live on base. I just got to go visit her, which is mainly why I was able to chime in here. 🙂

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