Low rider pants on nurses - page 10

It's becoming a problem in many workplaces according to yesterday's Wall Street Journal: Low rider pants. I'm seeing some nurses wearing them, and they're steadily moving south of propriety in... Read More

  1. by   Flynurse
    Hmmm....I have to say that I am very disappointed in this thread, and the comments made here.

    Like a few others here, I wear low-rising pants at work. Yes, I said, AT WORK. However, the way I wear them you wouldn't know that I was wearing "low-rider" pants. They look taylored. They fit just right and are comfortable. They are not bell-bottomed. They are straight legged, which I say is a fashion must for large hipped women, and they fit over the tops of my shoes just right. And if you are wondering, yes, I do have enough room to bend over to do patient care. I cannot stand droopy drawers that make it seem as though I'm covering up my large behind.

    I do not, and will not wear a mid-drift shirt with these "low-rider" pants. I wear tops that come down past my hips. Tops that fit well, with enough room to move around and do patient care.

    I have never had a problem with higher authority concerning my attire (or anything else for that matter). Truth be told, the nurses I work with always comment on how nice my uniforms look.

    Now if someone is dressing inappropriatly, shame on them. But don't assume that ALL people who wear those pants are tactless. That's stereotyping. There is no reason why our uniforms have to be baggy and unflattering. But I do agree there is professionalism involved, so don't go over the top. Just like street clothes some people make major mistakes when it comes to uniforms. They are only human. So until there is a famous fashion designer who can put together outfits for us and dress us like drones...come off this subject!

  2. by   flowerchild
    The whole time I was reading this thread, I thought the kind of attire being referred to was like these found here:
    http://www.wickeddealsandsteals.com/p7330aj.html

    I finally went back to look at the original picture and wonder what all this fuss is about!

    There have almost always been nurses who wear more make up than others, or who have worn short skirts, low cut blouses, etc. Always in contention as a fruitless, neverending arguement for nurses to ponder and discuss, I suppose.
  3. by   flowerchild
    To be honest, where I live and work, we have been wearing our scrubs on our hips, under our scrub tops, since '90. Trendsetters?? Maybe. We wear them that way b/c traditional scrub pants with draw strings are almost always too long and pulling them up while rolling down the waist is more comfortable and looks better than saggy, droopy pants!
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    That bikini on that link looked like something painful to swim in. Think I'll wear it to work. Then there won't be any pants to have an issue about


    j/k
  5. by   nowplayingEDRN
    IMHO.......Dress professionally. We as nurses have the unfortunate reputation of being naughty nancy's....why make it worse with unprofessional dress.
  6. by   flowerchild
    UntamedSpirit, I think that misconception was created and is perpetuated by dirty ol' men who have nothing better to do than have fantisies about the nurse who just washed thier bum, and not by what she was wearing.
  7. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by flowerchild
    The whole time I was reading this thread, I thought the kind of attire being referred to was like these found here:
    http://www.wickeddealsandsteals.com/p7330aj.html

    I finally went back to look at the original picture and wonder what all this fuss is about!

    There have almost always been nurses who wear more make up than others, or who have worn short skirts, low cut blouses, etc. Always in contention as a fruitless, neverending arguement for nurses to ponder and discuss, I suppose.

    That is exactly what I thought at first, until I saw the picture!!! That is sooooooo funny!
  8. by   bedpan
    Originally posted by flowerchild
    The whole time I was reading this thread, I thought the kind of attire being referred to was like these found here:
    http://www.wickeddealsandsteals.com/p7330aj.html

    I finally went back to look at the original picture and wonder what all this fuss is about!

    There have almost always been nurses who wear more make up than others, or who have worn short skirts, low cut blouses, etc. Always in contention as a fruitless, neverending arguement for nurses to ponder and discuss, I suppose.

    I think I will wear those tne next time I go to clinicals and see what my Insstructor has to say about it -

    Of course, the fact that I am an old, fat, bald-headed male will serve to really make a statement!

    LOL
  9. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by Susy K

    Hey, on OUR unit, we wear ill-filling, crotch down your knees, wrinkled scrubs that get provided to us by the hospital. I've had to roll the waist of the pants up about 50 times to avoid having them drag on the ground. I often try to find scrubs that don't have writing on them, or rips or tears. Tops are often entirely too large and I am drowning in such scrubs. Not to mention, I've had to wear shirts UNDER my scrub top to avoid having my BRA exposed when bending over because the top is too damn large. We all looked like we crawled out of a bag. It's horrible, it's disgusting, and I think downright UNprofessional.

    ----Got the same hospital uniforms.....and yep I have to roll the pants of the waist too many times to count & then tie those draw-strings tight..so the pants don't fall down! Ditto on the scrub tops....bend over & you can see your bra w/out a shirt under it.

    But hey, at least they aren't low riders right? At least I don't have my belly button pierced. The next time we all waddle into a patient's room looking like a dirty rag, I'll remember that to be professional, I must wear these hospital -provided scrubs. [/B]
    ----
  10. by   rebelwaclause
    I'd rather have a nurse that knows what the heck she's doing in a leotard and psychedelic hip hugger scrubs than a conservatively/traditionally dressed idiot.

    Why split hairs over personal taste?....I could careless what he/she has on - Just know your stuff upstairs!
  11. by   NurseJacqui
    There is a peds nurse I know who wore backless nursing clogs(which I think are cute) but she had no socks on. Eww. I like some of the fun new styles that are coming out like the flared and all, as long as the overall look is appropriate, neat and pulled together(I haven't seen lowriders). What I can't stand are sloppy looking nurses who have stains all over their wrinkled uniform or whose white shoes are no longer white. When I was in nursing school, we wore caps(wasn't that long ago either) and our uniforms had to be neat and pressed. And god help the student who wore leapord thong underwear. Also, if one hair touched the collar we got an earful. A little bit of professionalism goes a long way. We have a unit assistant who comes to work in sweatpants and a wrinkly white t-shirt. And they allow it.
  12. by   NurseJacqui
    Not that I think a sloppy looking nurse can't be a great nurse, which is what matters most however lack of professionalism and attention to personal hygiene and such is quite a turn-off to patients and families. I have heard several comments!
  13. by   NurseJacqui
    Bedpan...I was thinking of ordered those faux fur lowrise crotchless scrubs with the ass cut out for my next shift.

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