Skirts, anyone??? - page 3

Does anyone out there wear a skirt (scrubs, of course) to work? I've been considering one ever since I've started wearing white support hose. They make my legs feel good, but with the pants on over... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    In OB where I work, a skirt is not too terribly practical. We DID have one nurse who wore a blue scrub dress once, however. But to me, pantyhose + blood + amniotic fluid = disaster. YUCK. I like that we have a locker room full of scrubs in case I get dirty, which is rather often.
  2. by   RNKITTY04
    No way to skirts. My gosh then I would have to shave every day and match my toenail polish . Who needs all that hassle just to go to work so I can empty a urine bag on my shoe! No thanks, but for those that do wear it, I think it looks ok.
    Last edit by RNKITTY04 on Apr 19, '05
  3. by   snowfreeze
    I have worn a skirt in the past because of the heat. Now I work in a well airconditioned facility so a skirt isnt needed. I prefer not to show off the leg hairs I didnt shave because I was so tired after work. LOL
  4. by   humglum
    I don't think skirts are terribly appropriate for pediatric nurses, either. I'm constantly bending over to pick up a kid, or chasing after a kid... I'm sure I could do both of these things in a skirt or scrub dress if I was very motivated to wear one, but I don't wear skirts or dresses of any kind, ever.
  5. by   CoffeeRTC
    In nursing shool we had to wear a dress. Yuk..it was the ugliest thing. The year after I graduated, Pitt let their students wear scrubs!

    As a new nurse I loved to wear dresses. I worked nights tho in LTC. Everyone thought it was the funniest thing. Havent seen anyone wear any since and thats been atleast 10 years.

    Thing I might look into these again!
  6. by   peds4now
    I also wear only skirts all the time for religious reasons. I also think it just looks more professional. The selection in uniform skirts seems very limited though.
    Last edit by peds4now on May 13, '05
  7. by   Ex130Load
    I know I'm gonna sound profoundly sexual, but what the hell. Yes ladies, please wear dresses and skirts. I think they generally look good on ya'll. I realize they aren't practical in my settings, but ahhh... the aesthetic packaging. Mumus are not dresses or skirts--they are bags and do nothing aesthetically. I forbid any to wear mumus. No reasons acceptable for wearing mumus--long and flowing, comfortable, etc. Female legs serving purposes other than for scurrying. Like most males, I'm visually oriented. Not my fault--programmed that way at the genetic level. Won't say more because what I've said is more than enough to get myself in trouble.

    I think it's a great idea generally for more of you to wear dresses and skirts.

    'Nuff said...
  8. by   peds4now
    Quote from Ex130Load
    I know I'm gonna sound profoundly sexual, but what the hell. Yes ladies, please wear dresses and skirts. I think they generally look good on ya'll. I realize they aren't practical in my settings, but ahhh... the aesthetic packaging. Mumus are not dresses or skirts--they are bags and do nothing aesthetically. I forbid any to wear mumus. No reasons acceptable for wearing mumus--long and flowing, comfortable, etc. Female legs serving purposes other than for scurrying. Like most males, I'm visually oriented. Not my fault--programmed that way at the genetic level. Won't say more because what I've said is more than enough to get myself in trouble.

    I think it's a great idea generally for more of you to wear dresses and skirts.

    'Nuff said...
    Point taken... But more seriously, since it is true that in a hospital environment you are dealing with so many different kinds of people with different outlooks and ideas about what is appropriate in behavior AND dress, and you never know who will turn out to have what attitudes just by looking at them, I think it behooves all of us working there to try to dress professionally/in a way that will command respect (regardless of whether it's a skirt or not). Of course, Mumus do not command respect, maybe just a kind of primal fear. :stone :chuckle
  9. by   gwenith
    Anyone who is considering wearing either a skirt or a dress to work in should look at the research linking attire to back injuries - astounding!!!
  10. by   hoppermom3
    Schooldays...I have found that highdesignuniform.com has the best fitting skirts for me at the best prices.
  11. by   sunshelley
    :uhoh21:


    I personally think they are goofy looking
  12. by   cn2007rn
    While we are on the subject of uniforms...

    I am starting clinicals in August, we have to wear a white uniform-pants, top, and jacket w/ all white sneakers/shoes.

    My question is, I know it's dumb, but what color underwear do you wear under white pants (have never worn white pants in my entire life!!), is white better, or a skin colored pair?? And yes I know no animal prints!!! :chuckle

    Also, why does it seem everyone wears support hose, do these help when you are on your feet all day? Just curious....
  13. by   Gompers
    Quote from cn2007rn
    My question is, I know it's dumb, but what color underwear do you wear under white pants (have never worn white pants in my entire life!!), is white better, or a skin colored pair?? And yes I know no animal prints!!! :chuckle

    Also, why does it seem everyone wears support hose, do these help when you are on your feet all day? Just curious....

    Wear undergarments in a peach, beige, or brown color - the closer to your skintone the better. This is actually a huge market right now, so it shouldn't be hard finding stuff...

    Yes, support hose DO work wonders. As a student, probably the longest clinical day you'll have is 8 hours, but that's long enough to feel the burn. Your legs get tired, your ankles might swell, and after years of abuse you might develop vericose veins. While I love what hose does for my legs, I HATE wearing them because they make me feel so hot and itchy! I've lived to regret being so stubborn though - I have huge vericose veins behind both of my knees.

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