Low rider pants on nurses - page 5

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   CCL"Babe"
    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!!
    It may surprise you that many of us in our 40's wore hip huggers so low that not much was left to the imagination and midriff, halter tops while we were growing up. While I loved that style on the right body, it is not appropriate for the work place.
  2. by   colleen10
    I just bought two pairs of of scrub pants almost exactly like those pictured, only they are a bit bigger/roomier and with lots of pockets.

    I need them for clinicals and after trying on several different different styles in store, went ahead and took my luck by ordering them online even though I couldn't try them on.

    When they came in the mail and I tried them on I loved them.

    For me, they are about the only style that appropriately fit my body.

    I am very tall, thin and leggy and with big (foot ball player-ish) calves. Regular fit and tapered leg scrubs were not long enough on me or were really tight around my calves, especially when I would squat or bend at the knee.

    Also, regular scubs were not long enough between the crotch area and waistband. The only way to get around that problem was to get a size or two larger but then they are too big around the waist and hips, of which I have none.

    The pairs I purchased also have a drawsting waist which I find way more comfortable than an elastic band, but they also have a little bit of elastic in the back for a better fit.

    I think as long as you don't have skin showing and they are not very tight they are ok. No matter what type of job you have you should never wear anything too tight or with skin showing.

    Is it just me or does anyone else have a problem "tucking" in shirts into low riders or hip huggers. A lot of my shirts are not long enough to stay in and I just look like a goob with a really long torso.
  3. by   colleen10
    PS, If you are in a hospital why would you want to wear capri style pants? I would be affraid of something splashing on me
  4. by   itsme
    I have a navel peircing and have never gotten it caught on my elastic waist uniform pants. I have used the rings and barbells.
  5. by   HARN
    I truly don't believe that low rider pants & short tops are appropriate for a professional. I wear scrubs that fit not too big not too small. But then again I am not going to work for fashion. I figure I get paid to be there so I should do some work. I leave my fashion shows for outside of work!!!! As to what others may wear I don;t pay much attention. Again I am there to work, my patients are my work not others cloths.
  6. by   live4today
    Hmmmmmmm....if fashions continue in the "too modernistic fashion", I perceive in the days ahead hospitals inforcing stricter dresscode laws of the most professional type....possibly returning nurses to the white uniform neatly pressed.
  7. by   salvati08
    Yeah, um I don't think anyone on here ever said it was okay to wear short shirts, not once. But I will again say low rider pants are cute and definetly more comfortable and do not look bad as long as you have a normal shirt with them tucked in. I don't think either that any young nurse thinks they are at a fashion show while at work. Low riders are what we are completly used to and we have not wore tapered legged, high waisted, elastic pants since we were about 8 years old. They are just NOT flattering at all. They personally make me look 10 pounds fatter.
    And also, what may look "unprofessional" to you is very much your opinion. You think it looks unprofessional because IT IS NOT WHAT YOU ARE USED TO!!!!! If someone looks sloppy, I could understand the problem, but they look good!
    And lastly, I find it hard to believe that all nurses of the 90's and 2000 era all just so happen to all be slutty dumbasses! That we all have no sense of what looks good or professional and only care about fashion . Because let me tell you, If we were only considered with looking fashionable, we definetly would not have became a nurse.
  8. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by CCL"Babe"
    It may surprise you that many of us in our 40's wore hip huggers so low that not much was left to the imagination and midriff, halter tops while we were growing up. While I loved that style on the right body, it is not appropriate for the work place.

    Yes, you are right BUT, you also did as an adult, go through the 80's and made the transition and got used to and began to know and love the tapered legged, high waisted pants, while we haven't. And no it didn't surprise me.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by ccl"babe"
    it may surprise you that many of us in our 40's wore hip huggers so low that not much was left to the imagination and midriff, halter tops while we were growing up. while i loved that style on the right body, it is not appropriate for the work place.
    great points.
  10. by   salvati08
    Originally posted 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)

    and to answer this, I have never in all the women I know with naval peircings seen anthing that was long enough to get caught in an elevator door. They are very close to your body.

    and they aren't mechanical, if you would of grew up in our era, you too would have most likely gotten one too
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    casual day has taken a turned for the worst too, at some places.


    Last edit by Love-A-Nurse on Jul 28, '03
  12. by   ainz
    With the issues facing nursing today, the last thing we need is something that erodes credibility or professionalism.

    Sexually suggestive clothing is inappropriate in the workplace in any healthcare profession, setting, whether it is being worn by male, female, or anything in between.

    I am a male, men perceive low-rider pants on women as sexually suggestive, nursing is over 94% female, it is inappropriate . . . period.
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by love-a-nurse
    casual day has taken a turned for the worst too, at some places.



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