Low rider pants on nurses - page 13

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   GPatty
    Quote from kukitty
    I was totally disillusioned when I started my preceptorship in a nursing home (for my administrator's license) and saw wrinkled scrubs and t-shirts! EGADS! Where is the pride in that? How do you expect people to treat you with respect, when you don't have enough respect for yourself to at least look professional! Also, nurses work in many different situations, whites probably aren't practical for ER work, and Spongebob is NOT appropriate for gerontology, no matter how much you love him; however, it might make a child feel more secure.

    AMEN!!!
  2. by   kukitty
    Perhaps this is a better picture of what the original poster was talking about?http://www.dickiesmedical.com/images...data/13102.gif

    Yes, that IS her stomach. Ugh.
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am no prude. That outfit is cute BUT it has NO place in professional healthcare settings, period, It would be great at a pajama party, or on the street. NO place in nursing.
  4. by   Celiabs
    Quote from kukitty
    Perhaps this is a better picture of what the original poster was talking about?http://www.dickiesmedical.com/images...data/13102.gif

    Yes, that IS her stomach. Ugh.
    The Dickies Hip-Flip scrub pants are absolutely the worst. Way too low. Good news is the flare/low riders are slowly going out of style, I think.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from Celiabs
    The Dickies Hip-Flip scrub pants are absolutely the worst. Way too low. Good news is the flare/low riders are slowly going out of style, I think.

    one can only hope. TOO many people who have NO place wearing these, are. Guts hanging over these are so unappealing. And those women who wear em with g-strings hanging up the back make me lose my appetite (wait, that is not a bad thing, rofl).
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    one can only hope. TOO many people who have NO place wearing these, are. Guts hanging over these are so unappealing. And those women who wear em with g-strings hanging up the back make me lose my appetite (wait, that is not a bad thing, rofl).
    I think that's tacky as well. What i think is REALLY tacky about it is the majority of the girls i see that wear them are appx. 16-17 years old. The heck does a 16 year old need with a THONG????
  7. by   fotografe
    Now this got to be quite a hot topic. i just have to jump in! I think you have to keep in mind that we all have different body types, and you really need to choose your clothing based on that. I think pretty much everyone agrees that NO ONE wants to look at bellies and cracks at work. A high waist scrub might work for some, a lower slung one for others.

    You can look unprofessional in any type of scrub if it isn't for your body type. Tripping over crotch that hangs to your knees is just a ridiculous looking as a well-formed belly hanging over the top. Know yourself, know the dress code, dress accordingly.
  8. by   chad75
    If no skin is showing I don't really think it matters where they choose to have their waistline. Bigger fish to fry out there then this.
  9. by   JVanRN
    Yeah that outfit is totally wrong for work....I wear dickies flared low rise but they don't look like that and i wear a regular scrub to that covers to my rear end the first picture was fine but the girl in the blue....no way. I mainly like the flares cuz they fit over my shoes and I like that elastic drawstring combo waistband..anyway
  10. by   kitty=^..^=cat
    I just asked my husband to look at the picture of the dickies low rise and short scrub top and asked his "outsider" opinion of the outfit.

    "Honey, what do you think of these scrubs? Do you think it looks like something a professional nurse should wear?"

    "If it's a porno star playing a professional nurse, maybe."
  11. by   lovingtheunloved
    I wear the "low-rise" scrub pants. And I'm a pudgy girl. But guess what? They aren't a problem. Because my scrub top completely covers them. Even with my arms over my head. No one sees my undies or my tummy. Sheesh I'd be embarrased if they could. I'm more comfy without my belly button being irritated.
  12. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I find it unprofessional and insulting to our profession. I don't care how a person dresses off work time but ON DUTY, they should present a professional appearance at all times. so call me a drag or a bore; that is just how I see it.

    I agree!

    I am comfortable wearing my pajamas, but it doesn't mean it is appropriate professional attire.
  13. by   HappyNurse2005
    Perhaps this is a better picture of what the original poster was talking about?http://www.dickiesmedical.com/image..._data/13102.gif

    Yes, that IS her stomach. Ugh.
    yikes! what happens when she bends over? half her back shows? besides looking unprofessional, so not like a nurse....she'd get cold! leaning over a bed, patient, etc, her stomach could touch something gross/wet/etc. yuck. she looks more interested in clubbing than in looking professional.
    when you choose a job, you are also choosing that jobs dress code. you dont get a job at mcdonalds and wear low rise black pants and a tight mickey d's shirt, or wear yoru visor backwards! when you get a job at the hospital, you should know that there is a dress code. and if any dress code allows that....
    anyways, i used to work at a pizza place. even for those who didn't touch food, had to wear khaki pants, tucked in shirts (unless pregnant), hair up, hats on, nametag on.
    men had to be neatly shaven, no facial piercings, no abnormally colored hair. my store got wrote up once b/c i had green streaks in my hair. (this was many years ago).
    why are pizza delivery drivers looking more professional than nurses?

    (and, for the record, i am a young almost-nurse(graduate in may, am 23 years old)

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