Low rider pants on nurses

  1. 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 my opinion. Latest styles are all flared, too.

    It's one thing to stand at a bar wearing them, or accept a Grammy wearing them. But in a nursing setting...?
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  2. 219 Comments

  3. by   Mithrah
    I don't see a problem with low riders. As long as there is no skin showing what is the big deal?

    I think low riders are very comfortable. I hate the scrubs with the tight elastic that come above my belly button.
  4. by   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.
  5. by   night owl
    I don't see a problem with them either as long as the skin is covered. When they start coming in with the lowriders and midrif tops, that's when it becomes a big problem. I have a problem with this male nurse I work with. He likes wearing his pants below his groin and his boxers are always showing. I'm not sure if he does it on purpose, because he's always pulling them up, but when he's bent over at the bed side starting an IV or what not, his pants come down and there are the boxers and his crack! I keep telling him, "Pull up your pants!" He likes to wear the flipped around baseball cap also. He's not a teenage male, but he is married with three kids...Pull up your pants, flip that baseball cap around and grow up already. Your boxers and azz aren't something I want to look at for eight hours. Well.....{{teehee}} maybe the residents don't want to look at it. You're supposed to be a professional. No???
  6. by   Empress
    I think there's nothing wrong with it, as long as it isn't to the extreme of showing off a thong paired with a midriff baring top. Yuck.

    Most people want to look fashionable even at work, I am not a fan of big, baggy scrubs unless I am wearing them for only pajamas. And like Mithrah, I hate things around my belly button, itchy.
  7. by   bewbew
    originally posted by night owl:

    He likes to wear the flipped around baseball cap also. He's not a teenage male, but he is married with three kids......


    sad, very sad...................
  8. by   fab4fan
    Totally inappropriate. Dress how you like on your off time. For God's sake, how can we ever get any credibility when nurses insist on dressing like this? I thought we (female nurses) were trying to live down the "sex-kitten" image.
  9. by   happy03
    I have a problem with this male nurse I work with. He likes wearing his pants below his groin and his boxers are always showing. I'm not sure if he does it on purpose, because he's always pulling them up, but when he's bent over at the bed side starting an IV or what not, his pants come down and there are the boxers and his crack! I keep telling him, "Pull up your pants!"
    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
    Last edit by happy03 on Jul 26, '03
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I find it unprofessional and insulting to our profession. I don't care how a person dresses off work time but ON DUTY, they should present a professional appearance at all times. so call me a drag or a bore; that is just how I see it.
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    When you say "low riders" do you mean the kind that hang down over your butt (like gang style) or those skin tight pants that hang low on the waist?
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    There was a problem the next floor down from us (funny how the story took the elevator up....) with a nurse wearing the "low rise" pants. Skin was showing, and to put this delicately, she had gained a few pounds. The coordinator was called for a consult and this nurse bought new pants the next day (she wore a pair of drawstring scrub pants from the MD lounge the night the 'issues" came up) that were normal scrub pants.

    I would think that nurses wouldn't actually have to be TOLD that your belly needs covered at work, but apparently this one did. I have passed her twice in the hall and saw tha pants, and quite honestly they really weren't fit for a trip to Wal-Mart, let alone to work! Then I realize those pants were lacking something. The halter top and spike heels for a complete outfit.
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Originally posted by night owl
    I don't see a problem with them either as long as the skin is covered. When they start coming in with the lowriders and midrif tops, that's when it becomes a big problem. I have a problem with this male nurse I work with. He likes wearing his pants below his groin and his boxers are always showing. I'm not sure if he does it on purpose, because he's always pulling them up, but when he's bent over at the bed side starting an IV or what not, his pants come down and there are the boxers and his crack! I keep telling him, "Pull up your pants!" He likes to wear the flipped around baseball cap also. He's not a teenage male, but he is married with three kids...Pull up your pants, flip that baseball cap around and grow up already. Your boxers and azz aren't something I want to look at for eight hours. Well.....{{teehee}} maybe the residents don't want to look at it. You're supposed to be a professional. No???

    We had an orderly with this problem. Sagging pants, and take a guess at what it was that kept them up. Till one day he was walking down the hall and down the legs to the floor they went. Quite embarrassing since it was very apparent that underwear was not a frequent purchase of his (he lacked wearing a pair that day at least).

    That happened back in April. He's tied the string on the pants ever since. One of "America's Crack Problems" solved .
  14. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
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