Low rider pants on nurses - page 14

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   HappyNurse2005
    add on to my opinion-
    as long as tummy/butt/etc doesn't show when reaching, bending, and especially, when standing still doing nothing, i dont give a hoot how low the pants are.
  2. by   tattooednursie
    Personally l like the lowrise pants with the flares at work. I see no problem with the flares, I think there stylish and there is noting un professional about flared pants. On the other hand. I have seen those croped scrub tops warn with the lowrise pants, and THAT looks bad. I wear them both, but with the lowrise pants I wear a long scrub top, and with the cropped tops I wear longer waisted pants. I think those clothes are just fine, just as long as your tummy aint showing.
  3. by   jaimealmostRN
    Whoa, whoa where are you all finding these "low riding" scrubs? All of my scrubs must be folded over three times or they'd reach my neck! I feel like I constantly have an unsightly buldge around my waist! I'd love to get some of these low-riders so they actually be normal-riders (LOL) on me!
  4. by   stbernardclub
    Where are the managers to tell these people to go home and change their clothes? I would fire them if they showed up for work like bums and *****!
  5. by   chad75
    Where are the managers to tell these people to go home and change their clothes? I would fire them if they showed up for work like bums and *****!
    Maybe the managers are handling real issues involving things like patient care and don't have time to go around and ask everyone to lift up their scrub top so they can examine how high their scrubs waistline is. How high does my scrubs elastic waistband have to be so I too am not labeled a man ****.
  6. by   CHATSDALE
    i think that if you are unprofessional you are lowering the standards for the rest of the staff....if your wedgy undies show under your pants you are not professional...believe me..i have seen them worn .. the nurses felt like they were 'with it' and the reaction they got from other nurses pleased them more than anything...they look like that girl on that old 'becker ' show
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    Image, image, image...what are you trying to project? Professional? or Sexy kitten?...you decide. I like nicely dressed gals just like the next guy, HOWEVER...sexy attire has no place in the nursing arena, especially when dealing with patients. Call me a traditionalist, I don't care. One's sexiness or availablity is not the image to project...in a bar, maybe. But, not as a nurse on the clock.
  8. by   BAtoLPN
    Quote from bedpan
    It was stated in an earlier post that there are students at clinicals guilty of this also - THAT is what really blows my mind! Aren't they graded on a professional appearance in clinicals as part of their overall grade?

    Here they would be sent home as soon as they showed up!Where are the instructors? Why didn't they put a stop to it immediately?

    We had to purchase our scrubs through the school, each identical to all the others so that isn't a problem for us.
    Same here. VERY specific about our appearance for our clinicals - our tops even have to be embroidered a specific way with the name of the school on them.

    Also, YES nurses have tried to get away from the "sex kitten" image! It's scary how many male persons have made lewd comments about the "nursing outfit" when I mention why I am in school. Gee aren't they disappointed to find out that I (and the other students) will be wearing "regular" white scrubs! As for after school, I have a lot of "cute" scrub tops and pants that are CUT APPROPRIATELY.

    And BTW, I won't wear anything but drawstring pants either (elastics are so uncomfortable), but they aren't so low that my top doesn't cover me up - regardless of what I am doing!
  9. by   BAtoLPN
    Quote from LilStudent
    I would never wear a peekaboo thong.
    :uhoh21:
    Um, serious question here: _I_ wear thong panties like EVERY DAY - not because I am some "sex kitten," but because frankly I think they are a heck of a lot more comfortable than pulling bunched up underwear out of my crack all day! I DON'T let them "hang out" of the top of my pants, and I usually wear boring cotton ones that match the color of my pants (no "leopard" ones or anything). Am I going to have to wear the "bunched up" panties? PLEEEASE say no! My scrub top covers my behind, so that should make it okay, right? And I wear white cotton (thong) panties with white scrubs.... seriously, does anyone have input? I don't want to look slutty and unprofessional, but on the other hand, I am able to focus a LOT better on the tasks at hand if my underwear is not bunching and riding up my behind. Feedback?:imbar
  10. by   ERNurse752
    Quote from BAtoLPN
    :uhoh21:
    Um, serious question here: _I_ wear thong panties like EVERY DAY - not because I am some "sex kitten," but because frankly I think they are a heck of a lot more comfortable than pulling bunched up underwear out of my crack all day! I DON'T let them "hang out" of the top of my pants, and I usually wear boring cotton ones that match the color of my pants (no "leopard" ones or anything). Am I going to have to wear the "bunched up" panties? PLEEEASE say no! My scrub top covers my behind, so that should make it okay, right? And I wear white cotton (thong) panties with white scrubs.... seriously, does anyone have input? I don't want to look slutty and unprofessional, but on the other hand, I am able to focus a LOT better on the tasks at hand if my underwear is not bunching and riding up my behind. Feedback?:imbar



    They're fine as long as I can't tell what kind of underwear you're wearing through your pants, or peeking out the top of your pants. And that goes for ANY drawers, from thongs to granny panties to boxers.
  11. by   boulergirl
    At my workplace we're supposed to wear khaki pants and polo shirts. I've seen a young CNA wearing low-rise khakis and they were choking her hips--they looked painful.

    We used to be allowed to wear khaki shorts in the summer, but another young CNA ruined it for the rest of us by wearing her Daisy Dukes to work.
    Last edit by boulergirl on Dec 16, '04
  12. by   NYCRN16
    I wear low rise drawstring scrub pants like the ones in the picture and IMO they are MUCH more comfortable than the high waisted, elastic band tapered ankle pants which make even the skinniest person look huge! My underwear/belly/crack NEVER hang out, and if I do wear a fitted top (it gets so cold in the ED from the ambulence bay doors opening all the time that we wear fitted sweaters), I always have a scrub jacket over it so you cant even tell what I am wearing underneath. Those UGLY high waisted tapered pants fit me so bad, the crotch hangs down so low, it makes me look like 40 lbs heavier. However, when I was a student, we had to wear the school uniform and had no say in what we wore, and I would never dare come to school with my belly hanging out or anything like what some people describe the students come in with now. If I came to school like that I would be sent home pronto. (And I am only out of school 2 years)

    Our managers dont really care what we wear as long as we are not showing skin and are wearing scrubs, and to tell you the truth all employers should be lucky enough that we are coming to work, instead of making us look frumpy and uncomfortable. I think strong perfume and heavily pierced faces is more offending than low rise pants IMO.
  13. by   CHATSDALE
    back in the olden days, i was working in an office...all the younger girls wore short skirts and hot pants....one dear older lady [she was probably younger than i am now, but i still see her as an old lady] anyway she was going through a midlife crisis or something because she started wearing the same thing as the younger girls...they were slim...she was not...she looked like someone had stuffed her in a sausage machine and she came out with big thighs showing'--office manager [a man] didn't know how to handle it...finally he issued a dress code and that got everybody back to the way it was...

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