Low rider pants on nurses - page 4

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   Celiabs
    Scrubs aside, few of today's pizza-fattened, video-game-playing 16-year-olds should be wearing them. They look great...on one kid in 20 in my opinion; dreadful on 15 of the 20. And I'm referring to kids...! Much older and they have the sexual allure of an under-sink middle aged plumber!

    Wanna make some money? Take a picture of these kids, call 'em back in 30 years and offer to sell them the negatives.

    Anyone know how many situps Britney does every day? (I hear Yankee, Roger Clemens, does 2,000 and he's a moose)
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Originally posted by Celiabs
    Scrubs aside, few of today's pizza-fattened, video-game-playing 16-year-olds should be wearing them. They look great...on one kid in 20 in my opinion; dreadful on 15 of the 20. And I'm referring to kids...! Much older and they have the sexual allure of an under-sink middle aged plumber!

    Wanna make some money? Take a picture of these kids, call 'em back in 30 years and offer to sell them the negatives.

    Anyone know how many situps Britney does every day? (I hear Yankee, Roger Clemens, does 2,000 and he's a moose)

    EXACTLY!

    steph
  3. by   Tookie
    OK OK OK - I am old but when we trained we had to wear the nurses uniform thisis in the very late 60's - we were allowed to have it JUST above the knee - we had to always be very careful when we were attending patients as we could expose a lot of leg - etc

    My duaghter has these low riders (she works in the hospitality area where it is appropriate - you know trendy type cafe etc)

    I believe that the idea of professionalism should start in the school where the nurse learn their profession - what ever course they are doing - we are in the front of the public and when we are interacting with the public we are representing each other as a profession - therefore from the very beginning we should present ourselves in a professional manner - Frankly l believ if you are wearing the low riders or clothing that exposes your body to be innappropriately observed - then maybe the oldest profession is more appropriate for that type of clothing - (This was said tongue in cheek )

    Seroiusly if we want to be treaed as a profession and respected - dress like it.

    Tookie
  4. by   Audreyfay
    I too imagined those terrible chintzy pelvic hangers that are seen around lately. The picture of the "low-riders" reminded me of the hip huggers of the 70's. You know, the ones that let everything hang out, like the belly.
    If one is expected to be treated like a professional, they should dress like a professional. I don't like scrubs. I prefer the whites. In fact, I'm so old that I like the white hose and white skirt. I must be ready to retire? Ha...never! You're just going to have to put up with me!
  5. by   KaylaRN2005
    I am 18 years old, and about to enter nursing school. The low-rider thing really is an issue with me right now I don't wear ANY type of pants above my belly button, and I never have... * I got my navel pierced earlier this year... and now, i wouldn't dream of having a waistband for it to get caught on.. *shudder** But, You can make any pants (except certain jeans) "low riders" I have countless pairs of knit pants, capris, etc... that are really meant to be worn at the belly button or, the true waist, but. i just use the tops of my hips as my waist I have really wide hips.. and if I wore pants at my waist, nothing would fit.. hah... but, I'm sure I'll do scrub pants the same way. I wouldnt wear flare leg scrubs, but, boot leg is different I am also with the school of "as long as no skin is showing". I may wear my scrub pants low, but I'll make sure my top is long enough to keep everything "in check" as I call it.
  6. by   Celiabs
    Interesting. So, some gals HAVE to wear low riders because of the mechanical stuff dangling from pierced belly buttons. Never thought of that.

    What happens if you snag your navel hardware in a bed or (gasp) elevator door? (see related post)
  7. by   JuicyJem
    As long as there is no skin showing and the pants are approved scrub pants, you should be able to wear whatever style suits your body best. A lot of us "younger" students and nurses have never worn an elastic waistband and never intend to. I prefer flare leg scrub pants because I look like a fat midget in anything but flare legs.
  8. by   kimmicoobug
    Just looked at the picture on the website. I have those scrubs. Those were the ones I was referring to in my previous post. Most comfy scrub bottoms I own. Besides, in reality, they aren't really that low-rise. Only a few inches below the belly button.
  9. by   susanmary
    Professional dress in the workplace -- whether it's clothes, jewelry, hair, make-up, etc. should be the norm for every nurse. Thought the scrubs in the photo were fine though.
  10. by   susanmary
    Originally posted by JuicyJem
    AsA lot of us "younger" students and nurses have never worn an elastic waistband and never intend to.
    I NEVER imagined I'd wear elastic waistbands or drawstring/elastic scrubs -- :chuckle But time, the good life, and gravity have creeped up on me -- love those loose waistbands. :roll
  11. by   salvati08
    Yeah , I mean I was imagining these horrible pants that showed your whole stomach and bellybutton. The picture I seen are really cute and I would definetly want to wear them. How would they even look bad if you had a tucked in shirt? This huge problem everyone has is crazy!!! They are not mid driff showing or "prostitute" like as someone has said. What is the problem?Also women have to understand that girls in their 20's grew up in a time where we wear lower rise, NOT midriff showing and flare leg pants. We were not growing up in the 80's like women in their 30's who always wore nothing but tapered legged, high waisted pants. Please take that into consideration! This isnot meant to be slutty. If someone is referring to something else than I apologize but the picture I seen were very cute!!
    I also think anyone who objects to these should try a pair on and I guarentee they would proboly wonder they put up with those waist strangling, high waisted, ankle hugging pants all this time.
    Last edit by salvati08 on Jul 27, '03
  12. by   KaylaRN2005
    I just wanted to clarify.. my navel piercing is in no way going to get "caught" on a bed.. or anything else.. but, an elastic waistband rubbing up and down on my navel could cause some irratation. Although this is completely off topic and another thread entirely.
  13. by   Nurse Ratched
    I have a barbell in my navel with no problems re: rubbing even with waist length pants. I have heard that actual rings have more of an irritation potential.

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