Light cavalry regiments wear a lace crossbelt in place of the sash while Rifle regiments wear a polished black leather crossbelt.Other ranks wear a white buff or black leather belt with a regimental pattern locket, with a bayonet frog if carrying arms.Prior to amalgamation Highland regiments wore it with the kilt and sporran while Lowland regiments wore trews.The kilt or trews were in the individual regiment's tartan pattern. 1 Dress, officers wear a waist sash of crimson silk while general officers wear a waist sash of gold and crimson stripes.Also, while there are officially fourteen different grades (or 'Numbers'), many of these are rarely worn or are being phased out altogether. 1 Dress, sometimes referred to as "blues", is a universal ceremonial uniform which is almost consistent throughout the British Army. 1 Dress is only worn on ceremonial occasions, and, in some regiments, by the duty officer.
As a rule, the same basic design and colour of uniform is worn by all ranks of the same regiment (albeit often with increased embellishment for higher ranks).The No.1 dress peaked forage cap is worn by most but not all regiments; berets are worn in lieu by the Royal Tank Regiment, Army Air Corps, Parachute Regiment, Special Air Service and Intelligence Corps.Berets are also worn by officers and other ranks of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and other ranks of the Royal Welsh in which feather hackles are displayed, recalling the plumes formerly worn on the full dress busby.Characterised by the historic red coat, as well as by elaborate headwear and other colourful items of dress, it was withdrawn from general issue in 1914 but is still listed in the Army Dress Regulations, which speaks of it as "the ultimate statement of tradition and regimental identity in uniform" and the "key" to all other orders of dress.They are generally a modified version of the pre-1914 uniforms; in the case of units created since the First World War, such as the Army Air Corps, the Full Dress order incorporates both traditional and modern elements.