The dreaded panty line....... - page 3

I have to wear white pants for clinical and although I haven't purchased them yet, I suspect that since they are white you will probably be able to see through them. Anyone have any suggestions on... Read More

  1. by   funnygirl_rn
    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by stevielynn
    [B] The truth is, patients DO notice. I've heard them comment about one nurse who wears white pants and white underpants. You can see them and I've heard patients laugh about it.

    There are also plenty of nurses that wear colored underpants...and it is very noticeable when you see someone bending over wearing green, blue, or hot pink underpants! Agh!

    I wear beige/nude & don't have a problem, just get a larger top that extends below your butt.
  2. by   PSUNURS05
    My Professor - in- Charge said NO THONGS....you can see right through the white pants. We had a choice of either blue top/white bottom or blue bottom/white top
  3. by   ST_NURSE_MLD
    My husband sure likes looking at my thongs under white pants....
    So, at the hospital it's nude for me. Need I say more?
  4. by   Katnip
    Very true. Thongs are obvious under whites. So, yes the school has the right to say no.

    We had a student who wore thongs under street clothes for psych. Every time she'd bend or squat even a little, the thong showed. And very male patient pestered her constantly. We tried to explain why, she just didn't get it.

    We had one guy come in his whites one day wearing boxers his wife had given him; bright red lip prints. Poor guy did not live that one down for two years.
  5. by   renerian
    Hahahah on the boxers with lips ! Wow I would have razzled him as well!

    renerian
  6. by   rnnurse2be
    Originally posted by cyberkat
    Very true. Thongs are obvious under whites. So, yes the school has the right to say no.

    We had a student who wore thongs under street clothes for psych. Every time she'd bend or squat even a little, the thong showed. And very male patient pestered her constantly. We tried to explain why, she just didn't get it.

    We had one guy come in his whites one day wearing boxers his wife had given him; bright red lip prints. Poor guy did not live that one down for two years.

    Now I would have LOVED to see that one! I would have razzed him too! Poor Guy!
  7. by   KarenAR
    Originally posted by cyberkat
    Very true. Thongs are obvious under whites. So, yes the school has the right to say no.

    Yes, but...from a philosophical point of view, with more women wearing thongs all the time, why is it that thongs are still considered "bad girl underwear" and therefore banned? I think if the school is that concerned with visible underwear, they should change the color of pants students wear. I personally don't think they have any right telling students what kind of underwear they can wear.

    I wear nude/skin-colored thongs under my white pants, because I wear thongs every day, and I would be distracted by the feeling of "saggy panties" if I were to do otherwise on my clinical days. However, my pants are pretty loose and my tops are long enough to cover the top part of my behind (which covers the visible part of my thong since I wear high-cut thongs on clinical days).

    As for looking like I'm not wearing anything underneath (aka, going "commando"), someone would have to be studying my behind and really thinking about my underwear to notice that. By contrast, there's a girl in my class who wears granny panties with prints and patterns under her whites, and every time she walks away, ALL YOU NOTICE is her butt because of it. Very distracting! I would rather NOT call such attention to my rear...
  8. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I always buy white Bobby Brooks brand pants for work. They have been the same price for years at Walmart, $9.88 a pair. You can't see through them, they don't need to be ironed and have good, strong seams and pockets
  9. by   juji fruit
    KarenAR, I am cracking up at your picture! My fellow student who I study with has that same picture of Brad Pitt and George Clooney in her notebook and busts it out when we need some inspiration! Thank goodness for good looking men and lots of luck to you in your venture :0)
  10. by   funnygirl_rn
    [QUOTE][i]Originally posted by KarenAR ]
    I wear nude/skin-colored thongs under my white pants, because I wear thongs every day, and I would be distracted by the feeling of "saggy panties" if I were to do otherwise on my clinical days. However, my pants are pretty loose and my tops are long enough to cover the top part of my behind (which covers the visible part of my thong since I wear high-cut thongs on clinical days).

    -----Karen, I wear thongs to work. I do wear the nude/flesh tone and my pants are loose & tops long enough to cover the top part of my behind too. No one has ever told me that they could see them. My husband told me it wasn't noticeable at all. Most likely due to the type of pants I wear, a more dense fabric.

    As for looking like I'm not wearing anything underneath (aka, going "commando"), someone would have to be studying my behind and really thinking about my underwear to notice that. By contrast, there's a girl in my class who wears granny panties with prints and patterns under her whites, and every time she walks away, ALL YOU NOTICE is her butt because of it. Very distracting! I would rather NOT call such attention to my rear...


    -----Yes, you will see nurses & techs working on the floor with visible panties...some are quite colorful (red, pink, bright green, burgundy all visible through their white pants etc..)...yep..prints & patterns as you mentioned. I find that worse than seeing someone wearing a beige colored thong.., because that is all you see when they bend over or all walking. But, to each to their own I guess.
  11. by   MishlB
    Who cares...we all (I hope) wear underwear. Just don't wear any polka-dots or colored ones! Your shirt will probably cover up your butt anyway. And the thong....umm, yuck. Not attractive.
  12. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I worked w/ a CNA who wore a dark colored thong under her white pants. Another nurse commented that it made the CNA look like she had a dark, hairy butt-crack.

    Ewwwwwww!
  13. by   canoehead
    Well, there is a nurse I work with that wears thong underwear and it took me forever to figure it out. I thought perhaps she was wearing NO underwear with her scrubs because her pants were always stuck in her butt crack a little. I was trying to be discreet but when you are constantly studying someone's butt they tend to notice. So you thong wearers might have more to worry about than panty lines...

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