By the 32nd century, the Starfleet uniform was mostly gray in color, and trimmed with the division color of its wearer. Additionally, a Starfleet tricom badge was worn on the left breast. (DIS: "Die Trying")
Standard duty uniform
Around this time, a specialized uniform was worn by tactical and security officers, which featured a black "honeycomb" design, and additional padding. As with the standard duty uniform of this era, a tricom badge was worn on the chest. Senior officers wore a gorget patch on the collar of their uniform, while junior officers apparently did not. (DIS: "Die Trying")
Specialized duty uniform
Flag officer uniform
Other uniform features
Officer rank insignia was indicated in various ways:
- All officers' ranks were indicated by pips on the right side of the tricom badge, with admirals also having the bottom part of their badges colored light gold, as opposed to the light silver coloring used by all other ranks.
- Captains wore shoulder straps with an additional insignia on either side of their uniform, as well as one rank bar gorget patch, all showing the same number of pips.
- Admirals wore two rank bars - one on either side of their collar - in the form of gorget patches, as well as on epaulets.
Lieutenant junior grade
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The 32nd century Starfleet uniform was designed by costume designer Gersha Phillips, and was first seen in "Forget Me Not". Phillips describes the design process and what makes these uniforms unique in a segment for The Ready Room: "Federation uniforms for the 32nd century." Phillips chose the particular fabric for the "cleanness that it gives, it makes it so clean and so streamlined."
The costume design team looked to old Star Trek video games for ideas on how to change up the uniforms and add new elements. Parts were 3D printed, molded with thermoplastic, and laser cut to provide an added "techy" look. Most of the uniform was put together with a bonding system so no stitching would be visible. The new uniform boots were made by a company in Portugal. (TRR: "Unification III")