Pinning dress, any suggestions?

  1. If anyone has suggestions on where to find a nice white dress for pinning, I would appreciate it. Everything I have found so far is thin, see-through, and cheap looking. If we have to wear one, I would like it to look nice. Ordered one that looked like a tent, so I sent it back. HELP!
    Nichole
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   ragingmomster
    Perhaps a professional uniform shop or catalog? I dunno what's appropriate for a pinning though, mine is still months away. Good luck!
  4. by   Shed13911
    When I had my pinning ceremony, I had to look at maybe 10 different uniform shops before I found the dress I wore for the ceremony. Many as you said look cheap and were way too thin. I don't think I would try to look through catalogs because you can't feel the material or see how it will look on you. I was fortunate and live in a big city so I had a lot of choices where to look. If you have to drive to a larger city, maybe some of your fellow students will want to make a day trip of it and enjoy the day! I think you may want to look at many dresses(just like you would for prom/wedding),because this is such a special day and you want to look your best! I spent about $50 for my dress and have never had the occasion to wear it again. I have saved it in case I ever want/need to wear it again!! Good luck to you and congratulations on getting to this point! It is all worth it in the end!!
  5. by   LauraF, RN
    I got mine from a Uniform shoppe. It was made by Swan____. It was a popular brand at the time, and had a little swan embroidered on. Very nice and professional. It is something I have saved. I did go to many uniform places before I found the one I wanted. I am not a dress kind of person. So it was difficult. Good luck and congrats. :hatparty:
  6. by   perksrn
    Quote from Shed13911
    When I had my pinning ceremony, I had to look at maybe 10 different uniform shops before I found the dress I wore for the ceremony. Many as you said look cheap and were way too thin. I don't think I would try to look through catalogs because you can't feel the material or see how it will look on you. I was fortunate and live in a big city so I had a lot of choices where to look. If you have to drive to a larger city, maybe some of your fellow students will want to make a day trip of it and enjoy the day! I think you may want to look at many dresses(just like you would for prom/wedding),because this is such a special day and you want to look your best! I spent about $50 for my dress and have never had the occasion to wear it again. I have saved it in case I ever want/need to wear it again!! Good luck to you and congratulations on getting to this point! It is all worth it in the end!!
    We are headed to Raleigh, NC this weekend. I'll try there. We only have one decent shop where I live. Thanks!
  7. by   truern
    perksrn, if you find something nice in raleigh, would you let me know where? i'm also in raleigh

    thanks!!
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ordered mine from a catalogue outlet...it was an actual simple yet elegant white nursing dress and totally looked great. wish i could remember what catalogue ugh.
  9. by   Southern Charm
    Quote from perksrn
    If anyone has suggestions on where to find a nice white dress for pinning, I would appreciate it. Everything I have found so far is thin, see-through, and cheap looking. If we have to wear one, I would like it to look nice. Ordered one that looked like a tent, so I sent it back. HELP!
    Nichole
    Hi Nichole,

    Does it have to be a dress? You might be able to find a nice skirt and blouse that would work well.
  10. by   stargazer1956
    Sorry, we have to wear our school uniform dress for the pinning ceremony and those green stripes with the apron just don't do the trick.



    Good luck.

    Marylin
    Last edit by stargazer1956 on Mar 17, '04 : Reason: mispelled words
  11. by   perksrn
    Will let you know about Raleigh. Hopefully there is a decent selection.

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