I know that some of the historic legends continued and some not. We are talking about 2nd half of the 18th century. Fashion was so fancy. Obviously, the founding fathers -- quite possibly -- adapted their 'costumes' from the European winds. They also wore orders, medallions and 'golden-like'-coloured-epaulet. But some of these symbols were only about civil-respect, not about their military descent. So what about George Washington?
George Washington made a point of NOT wearing a military uniform in civilian life. In his First Inaugural speech, he pointedly wore a "cloth coat" to set an example for other citizens of the fledgling Republic.
Washington conspicuously respected the subordination of military to civilian power as a general, and at his inaugurations and other official appearances as president, always wore civilian clothes. Still, that does not mean he never donned his uniform again. At least one surviving uniform is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, and to quote liberally:
Lansdowne's iconic painting of Washington in civilian dress was not produced until 1796.
There are some sources which say he donned his Revolutionary War uniform when reviewing troops suppressing the Whiskey Rebellion, which Joseph Ellis writes is the last time a sitting U.S. president commanded troops in the field. Washington was not charging into battle at the head of the army, however, and I did not turn up any authoritative sources which mention his dress.