Low rider pants on nurses - page 16

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   gwlillith
    Well, I can't wait til that flirty "beach bunny" nurse with the low rider and mid-drif shirt get's splashed with something, like projectile diarhea, or worse.
    That might change their minds....It's not only unprofessional but it's dangerous!
    Just MHO!
  2. by   elizabells
    Lordy, I'm 24 and I feel sooo old and unhip. People in my class were complaining about the dress guidelines. People, we have a uniform, we are professional graduate students, suck it up. Sorry you can't keep the bullring in your septum! hee, I originally wrote 'sternum' there. We actually have an unofficial dress code for didactic classes too, and I don't mind. I taught the girls in my class the old ballerina hair net trick for a perfect, no-wispies bun.
  3. by   jessica
    I LOVE my Dickies Marathon low-rise/flare-leg scrubs and no one sees my underpants nor do I expose myself in any manner. They are comfy and I have received several compliments from peers and patients that my dress is always clean, professional and fashionable at the same time.
    Sure, there will be those who abuse the dress code policy, but to make a blanket statement that ALL low-rise/flare-leg scrub pants are the bain of professional nurses is a bit overboard don't you think?
  4. by   mstigerlily
    All my scrub pants are flared or boot cut I think they look super cute. I never have any skin showing at all, it's just the cut of the scrubs.

    For example my newest purchase: I have this top:
    http://www.jascouniform.com/ecom/sho...=8907&CATID=93

    And these pants:
    http://www.jascouniform.com/ecom/sho...=8908&CATID=93

    and I've gotten lots of compliments on them from both patients and other RNs.

    Melissa
  5. by   BittyBabyGrower
    I wear midrisers, but my tops are all long enough and I don't show any skin! I find them so much more comfy than the ones that come up to my armpits LOL

    I am surprised at the dress that some people say they see...we have a dress code and if you are caught outside of it you are written up. As for the student...I would have called the instructer and told her to remove her.
  6. by   Super_RN
    Quote from Roozeyk
    I don't think low riders have any place in the nursing "uniforms" we've already seen some pretty unprofessional attire with some of the scrubs, and sweatpants I've seen. And I feel that some, not all, of the nursing students are way out of line with their attire to their clinicals....I had one student show up in the clinic for her rotation in white low riding capri jeans, with a leopard print thong that came above her low riders every time she squatted down or bent over, and a midriff t-shirt that of course showed her belly button & clog style tennis shoes....all I know is, if I had shown up dressed like that when I was in nursing school, I would have probably been kicked out of the program. Seems like that's how things get started though, one person wears low riders and has everything covered, and then the next person comes along and "it just ain't right", but they are allowed because the other person got to....and it just goes on and on and on.
    that is her clinical instructor's fault for allowing that kind of disrespect. We had to all wear the same attire and it had to be approved.
  7. by   elizabells
    Quote from super_rn
    that is her clinical instructor's fault for allowing that kind of disrespect. We had to all wear the same attire and it had to be approved.
    I totally agree! Our uniform is very strict. I have a number of tattoos, a tounge stud I'll have to take out, and a penchant for neon hair colors. But you know what? I'm in nursing school. I'll deal. If you can wear low-rise without looking like a tramp, go for it! I am not one of those people.
  8. by   Angobnursern
    I think if there isn't skin showing it should be up to the person. I personally am a very petite person and I buy them because all the others feel like they come up to my chin. I don't show any skin and no one is the wiser.
  9. by   Indy
    Quote from happy03
    Professional no, funny yes! They actually let him get away with this??? He might give some poor patient a heart attack! Besides, is this not the worst male fashion statement since the mullet?

    My fashion statement? Just give me comfy shoes
    Actually I would prefer a guy with a mullet if his pants fit properly. He could in theory, get a haircut, but if he hasn't learned how to pull his britches up yet, it's hopeless.

    -Indy
  10. by   boulergirl

    I think tapered legs or the ones that have the knit cuff on the bottom make women look like their hips are ten tons wide, no matter how skinny their hips/thighs actually are. Not to mention, who really wants to see the tops of your socks??? Ewwww! The tops of my socks and shoes have not been shown to the public in ten years, thank god! That's why the flare leg/boot cut pants are great!
    On short folks or those with large hips (me on both counts!), "straight leg" or tapered pants are a NO-NO because they make the hips look like a pumpkin!
    Unfortunately, I learned this fashion tip AFTER I spent $50 on a nice pair of work khakis that don't even look good on me! :angryfire (I thought it was just my shape that was the problem...nope...it was the shape of the pants!!)
    Next time, I'm going for a flared pant (nothing extreme). Sigh...live and learn...
  11. by   Teachchildren123
    I could not agree with you more.
    This showing off of skin is entirely unprofessional, low class and degrading. Be proud of being a nurse. Be distinguished by your brillance and capacities to forsee complications.
    Anyways, once you'll be as old as me, your exterior beauty would be fading and your inner one... (well hopefully) would be comforting, to say the least!
  12. by   JVanRN
    I wear the Dickies low rise pants too, with a scrub top long enough to cover any skin. I also wear an undershirt. I think the short top with the ultra low rise scrubs is a bit much though (I think dickies has a line like this called "hipflips") At least the way they are shown on the models.

    While I agree that one goes to work to work, not be in a fashion show. I still do try to look "cute " when I go to work. Not sexy or anything, but I do try to look nice. Since I cant wear "cute" clothes, I'll wear different necklaces or wear a pretty hair clip or something to make me feel nice. I guess I'm just vain like that. I don't flip my hair around in emergencies and I'm not afraid to work.
  13. by   Indy
    Quote from elizabells
    Lordy, I'm 24 and I feel sooo old and unhip. People in my class were complaining about the dress guidelines. People, we have a uniform, we are professional graduate students, suck it up. Sorry you can't keep the bullring in your septum! hee, I originally wrote 'sternum' there. We actually have an unofficial dress code for didactic classes too, and I don't mind. I taught the girls in my class the old ballerina hair net trick for a perfect, no-wispies bun.
    I have to ask: What is the "old ballerina hair net trick?" Wispies in the bun were the main reason I cut off my hair during school!

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