Low rider pants on nurses - page 9

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   goats'r'us
    Personally, i have no probs with low rider pants. You have to remember, it's all about context. I wear them when i do my pracs, and i see no problem with it - i don't feel a need to wear a midriff top just because my pants sit on my hips. and i don't wear a g-string with them.. you have to remember the rule - hipster underwaer with hipster pants!

    it's not so much the fact that people are wearing this style of pants that i think is the problem, it's more the fact that people aren't dressing tastefully for the setting.. for some people, low rider pants look fine.. on other people it's totally not on! One peice of clothing can be worn 100 different ways!

    As someone before me has said, sometimes it's nice to look half decent - even at work. it's just that sometimes what makes you feel good might not be someone elses cup of tea.. I know i don't like to look dowdy or (heaven forbid) larger than i am, so i wear what i think looks good on me, and hope to hell that no-one's talking about how bad i look behind my back.

    All in all, worn right, i think low rider pants are fine and look good (at least on the right person). It's just that there's such a huge capacity to wear them wrong!
  2. by   happystudent
    I was wondering what you guys thought about nurses or any healthcare provider wearing headwraps..........not for religous purposes but fashion wise..................... any input?
  3. by   Email4KH
    I think nurses should be able to wear low-riders. And halter tops and short shorts if they want.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Originally posted by stldmbfan
    No actually you were the first to.

    Thing is, like another's previous post said, it's all about professionalism. The rules apply to everyone, and when a pt comments about the nurse's tanlines, belly ring, or other area that wasn't necessary to being showing, then evidently there's a problem with their dress code. Doesn't matter which type of pants they are wearing, if they are intended to ride around the hips or not, then the shirt needs to come down further. The nursing home i worked at had a rampant problem with the low-riding pants and the LPN's wearing a regular t shirt with them, exposing a 2 inch strip of midsection. People really should not have to be TOLD that this is inappropriate for the workplace.

    Yes, i did quote first, i NEVER "attacked". Since inappropriate, skin revealing pants/shirts "kill" me.
  5. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by LPN2Be2004
    " Since inappropriate, skin revealing pants/shirts "kill" me.



    That's sad
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    No, that's sarcasm.
  7. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by LPN2Be2004
    No, that's sarcasm.
    Remember, I WAS NOT talking to you in my first post, YOU decided to voice your opinion as if I was talking to you. So, the sarcasm doesn't work.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    No, when it's on a public board, it's a public view, therefore expect public opinion. Enough said, moving on.
  9. by   salvati08
    Originally posted by LPN2Be2004
    No, when it's on a public board, it's a public view, therefore expect public opinion. Enough said, moving on.
    And I completly understand that, so don't get so offended, like you did, when I replyed to what you did. Enough said, moving on
  10. by   purplemania
    Appearance is so important if you want to be taken seriously. I have seen MDS look past the frivilous nurse to make remarks, apparently because he/she did not think THIS PERSON could possibly be a nurse.
  11. by   Furball
    Well! I just cannot believe what I am reading here! My unit is 100% pressed, white and starched dresses to the kness, blinding white nursing caps, white gloves and ZERO make up. We all wear our hair in tight buns, blond locks not allowed. We walk around with Tabors on our heads to improve posture, we never smile and anyone who laughs is ostracized. Anyone who dares to float to our perfect unit wearing these devilish outfits is ridiculed and called devil worshipping vipers behind their backs. Bless their little hearts.....
    Last edit by Furball on Jul 30, '03
  12. by   Q.
    Originally posted by Furball
    Well! I just cannot believe what I am reading here! My unit is 100% pressed, white and starched dresses to the kness, blinding white nursing caps, white gloves and ZERO make up. We all wear our hair in tight buns, blond locks not allowed. We walk around with Tabors on our heads to improve posture, we never smile and anyone who laughs is ostracized. Anyone who dares to float to our perfect unit is ridiculed and called devil worshipping vipers behind their backs. Bless their little hearts.....

    Can't......stop.......laughing........

    Hey, on OUR unit, we wear ill-filling, crotch down your knees, wrinkled scrubs that get provided to us by the hospital. I've had to roll the waist of the pants up about 50 times to avoid having them drag on the ground. I often try to find scrubs that don't have writing on them, or rips or tears. Tops are often entirely too large and I am drowning in such scrubs. Not to mention, I've had to wear shirts UNDER my scrub top to avoid having my BRA exposed when bending over because the top is too damn large. We all looked like we crawled out of a bag. It's horrible, it's disgusting, and I think downright UNprofessional.

    But hey, at least they aren't low riders right? At least I don't have my belly button pierced. The next time we all waddle into a patient's room looking like a dirty rag, I'll remember that to be professional, I must wear these hospital -provided scrubs.
  13. by   imenid37
    i haven't read all of the thread. i saw the picture of the pants. i am short, chubby, and 38. they are just not my thing, but i think they are ok. as long as they are clean and pressed, they fall into the realm of acceptable self expression that includes the type of scrubs i wear. clean, unwrinkled, and well-fitting.

    the issue of professional dress has been around for ions in nursing as long as it has been in society. i remember in the 1980's working in a catholic hospital where we were required to wear white and our little pseudo-waitress caps. i was fine w/ that. it was the required dress-code. what i hated then and i do now, are those who insisted on wearing dirty, torn, or yellowed clothing. you look a whole lot less professional in dirty or damaged clothes than you ever could in anything which is bright or patterned as long as it is well-laundered and does not show off any body parts that only close associates or others at the beach would want to see.

    as a fairly new nurse back in the late 1980's,i was walking a man down the hall after cabg surgery when he remarked as we passed another nurse in her wonderful white pants..."she must be celebrating American Heart Month" he chuckled. it seems she had decided to wear panties w/ bright red hearts and lips on them. we also had a nurse in her 50's who wore the cap and required white dress. it seems she was time-warped in those 60's movies w/ the minnie. she had a great build, but eeven in my early twenties at the time, i'd have never worn my hemline at mid-thigh. imagine the view when she bent over. that was cardiac stress testing for some of those older men. whew!!!

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