Low rider pants on nurses - page 17

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   ttt
    For crying out loud! Nursing is NOT a fashion contest! If you feel a strong need to look "fashionable"--especially in a "Hoochie-Momma" kind of way, find a dance pole. Nurses have worked for decades to present an image that is professional, intelligent, and reassuring. Students, especially, should be sent home! ttt
  2. by   mtnmom
    I personally love to wear scrub pants with a slight flare since I'm a shorty. The flare is not extreme and I feel that it is the most flattering style for me.

    I dont have the figure or the desire to contemplate loriders for myself...but as long as things (midriffs) are kept well covered at all times, why not if one prefers them for comfort? I know that a lot of younger girls now really hate anything, elastic or otherwise. around their waist. They have gotten accustomed to low-slung pants as being all they wear - as the mom of a 15year old I can vouch for that first hand. That does not automatically give one license to expose the midriff, though. If low pants are worn the top or jacket needs to be long enough to cover even when squatting/bending over.

    All that said, I agree that there needs to be more emphasis on professionalism in attire universally in our profession. That encompasses other things too, like no excessive makeup, no fake nails, no excessive jewelry and no perfume, etc. And no nose piercings - I dont care how small!!!!
  3. by   mmperkins1
    The waist of my schools nursing uniform pants reach all the way up to my bra !!!! It is so uncomfortable. I tried on a pair of "low rider" pants. They are nothing extreme. The waist sets just below the belly button. When bending over you could see no underwear. I don't see why people think these pants are so terrible. I think they are much more comfortable than high waisted pants. I think it is more of a generational thing, my mom (not a nurse) loves high waisted tapered legged pants.
  4. by   mercyteapot
    I'd like to clarify my earlier response, based on subsequent postsI don't think it is any big deal where the waistband is if its covered. When I responded, I assumed we were talking about the low riders that you could actually tell were low riders, d/t skin showing. (Otherwise, how could what I didn't see bother me?) I just really dislike it when pants are worn low enough, or tops high enough, that skin appears at any point, when the nurse bends over, stoops down, etc. And don't even get me started on having to watch people pulling their pants up, because they've slipped down too far, or tugging at their top to pull it down. That makes me truly crazy! It looks very unprofessional, too. It sounds like that isn't happening for a lot of the people who elect to wear these pants, though.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from mtnmom

    All that said, I agree that there needs to be more emphasis on professionalism in attire universally in our profession. That encompasses other things too, like no excessive makeup, no fake nails, no excessive jewelry and no perfume, etc. And no nose piercings - I dont care how small!!!!
    sometimes nose piercings are a cultural thing but other than that, ita w/your philosophy.
    however there's been many a time i've gone to work and have had pts and my colleagues state that i smell so good....all i had 'applied' was johnson's baby lotion. :chuckle does that count as perfume?

    leslie
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I will say, though, when i've seen the flare legged pants at work, the majority were dragging the floor, and the cuff looked filthy.
  7. by   Athenas83
    I can't believe this is an issue. The truth is, times have changed. I will be wearing bootcut, low-rise scrubs and feel they look way more professional than high-water scrubs that suffocate the ankles. I've grown up wearing low-rise, and they do not equate slutty.

    In fact, at the university I am attending, the required scrub pants are described as "low-rise." Thank the lord!
  8. by   TazziRN
    Old post, Athena. And there is a difference between low-rise and low-RIDER.
  9. by   Athenas83
    I know it's an old post. I looked it up. There isn't really a difference. They're only gonna make scrub pants so low. I love the Dickies scrubs.
  10. by   debthern
    I worked with a girl on Friday who had the low rise pants on and is 5 months pregnant. Her belly hung out of the bottom of her t shirt and when she pulled the top down her boobs were half hanging out, her charge nurse mentioned it and she said guess I am gonna have to buy a size bigger my boobs are growing as fast as my belly....I was like "you think"
  11. by   justme1972
    With pants...I think if you can bend over and see your underwear, they are too low.

    I am long wasted, and I cannot tell you how hard it is for me to find a pair of khaki's or jeans (and no, not "Mom" jeans)..that just sit on top of my hips, and not below.

    Because of my long waist, if I wore these "low rise" pants, they don't cover my underwear, or heck, let's be honest...the majority of my private parts in front for that matter ( I am not exaggerating)...and that wouldn't be professional in a hospital, or any professional setting.

    Times have never changed so much, that people should be able to readily tell if you buy your panties at Victoria's Secret or Wal-Mart.
    Last edit by justme1972 on Apr 15, '07
  12. by   CHATSDALE
    like athena said what you grow up doing you are going to be doing when you are a granny..

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