I'd like to add that while the SAOY is predominantly female many other factions militarys are not. The uniform needs to be dignified, of course, and also something that is universally taken seriously. If an officer is trying to negotiate a delicate situation a male may be either less inclined to listen or distracted by her short skirt. Maybe that isn't a major problem, seeing as Yamatai flies in some mean warships but it may also be a factor to consider, not every know faction, or even unknown faction, will be as women friendly as Yamatai. Look to the middle east and even India, women are abused there and are often treated worse than animals. A matriarchal military needs its uniforms to reflect the nation's power and complement her authority so that even in a vastly different culture no one would dare look down on her. However, in an emergency a soldier needs to be able to quickly lose the uniform to operate PA, so what we need may just be impossible to get. We need clothing with a super professional appearance AND we need it to be easily removed... I don't think I've ever seen that done.