Ask any cosplayer: One of the most enduring aspects of Star Trek is the famous Starfleet uniform.
The instantly recognizable color scheme and iconic badge have been adapted for new series, movies and games from The Original Series up to the latest Trek adventures Discovery, Picard and Lower Decks. Check out the many outfits worn by the crew of the Enterprise on their continuing mission to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and boldly look cooler than anyone has before.
First published Sept. 8, 2016.
Update July 8, 2017: Adds images from Star Trek: Discovery.
Update August 5, 2019: Adds images from Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Let's look at the development of Starfleet's uniform in chronological order. The earliest version appears in prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise, featuring Captain Archer and his crew in flight suits with colored accents presaging The Original Series and shoulder panels like The Next Generation.
For the second pilot the uniform went through some changes. In the episode entitled Where No Man Has Gone Before, William Shatner and Sally Kellerman wear uniforms in the familiar colors but with a different collar.
In 1987 The Next Generation began with the crew in form-fitting spandex jumpsuits. The colors return, but this time it's command wearing red, engineering and security in mustard, and science and medicine once again in blue.
Lower Decks is set in 2380, a year after the Next Generation crew's final mission, Star Trek: Nemesis. It seems Starfleet has ditched the black and grey for a return to bright colors, perfect for the palette of a cartoon.
Star Trek: Picard sees a return for the beloved Next Generation captain. He's long left Starfleet behind so he isn't wearing a uniform, although those shoulders look pretty familiar. Picard streams on CBS All Access in the US and Amazon Prime Video elsewhere.
Counsellor Troi got to wear her own clothes throughout The Next Generation. Troi eventually started wearing the official uniform in later seasons, but she wasn't the only character to appear in their own gear.