The dreaded panty line....... - page 4

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   Howyaluvdat
    This chick on Oprah invented panty hose capri length and a boxer brief type they don't have the feet in them and they Show no panty lines! Victoria's secret also has underwear that show no lines. Amazingly, I have always been told to wear black under garments with white clothing. Works for me!

    Ursula
  2. by   ST_NURSE_MLD
    LOL... I think the nude thongs are okay. Printed are unprofessional and would certainly set you up for the spot light at the next Christmas party.

    I think we tend to assess, assess and assess.... Hellllllo Nurse, you cracked me up...
  3. by   rnnurse2be
    Originally posted 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!
    Bahaaawwwww That was gross, but soooo funny!
  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Originally posted by ST_NURSE_MLD
    Hellllllo Nurse, you cracked me up...
    No pun intended?

    ("CRACKed me up"):roll
  5. by   PennyLane
    My school makes us wear this half-dress/half-tunic top that goes down to about mid-thigh (over white pants). I could be wearing garter belts and black lace thongs or who knows what else, and no one would see. Thank goodness, because I was beginning to think I needed to go out and buy tons of beige underwear! Most of my stuff is loud with bright prints and patterns. Oh, and I do wear thongs, too.
  6. by   altomga
    Originally posted by EmeraldNYL
    No thongs allowed?? What, do they go around and check? :chuckle

    That was what I was wondering myself....ok students...line up and bend over/drop them..it's Thong Checking Time!!!:roll

    Really though, WHO CARES!!! I never gave it much thought. Just wears some undies, thongs, or nothing... That's not why you are there anyway (to worry about panty lines?)
  7. by   NurseLili
    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.
    :chuckle

    YES, SOMEONE HAS BEEN STUDYING NURSES' BEHINDS- I read an article last week. This happened in a London hospital last summer, where nurses in a cardiac unit were banned from wearing thongs. Evidently, when the pts. would see a nurse wearing thongs under her white uniform, this increased the pts' heart rate by a significant percentage, where it potentiated the risk of cardiac complications.
    Who determined this? A cardiologist apparently was observing this and watching the pts. reactions when the thong-bearing nurses walked by....The alarms in the cardiac monitors would go off for no other apparent reason...
    Nurses protested the newly imposed dress code and questioned: Does that cardiologist have anything better to do than to study their behinds? They insisted thongs were the most comfortable & practical piece of attire, especially in the hot months.
    However, given the effect observed in cardiac patients, the new rule had to be upheld...
    Hey, maybe thongs can be used instead of persanthine thallium for stress testing...It's a cheaper method!

    The article was published in spanish.

    Funny but scary....

    PS: go with the flesh-colors, or thicker white fabric (ie. 100% cotton Levi Dockers)
  8. by   susi_q
    I don't get it! Why is it more "revealing" to wear thongs completely covered by scrubs, than grannypanties that you can see thru the scrubs? I can't stand the feeling of elastic around my cheeks, and have had less "irritation" since my "conversion" about 8 years ago. I for one will never go back. Maybe if our bosses worried less about our undergarments, and more about the job we do, and how they could give us the resources needed to provide for our patients ...

    As far as making policy based on a doctor's observation of heart monitors????? Does that constitute solid research? Doesn't that mean he was checking out the nurses, too? Next thing they will say you have to come in with greasy hair, no makeup and mismatched outfits. I know - I'm getting on a soapbox - but I find it so amusing that underwear choice has become such a hotbutton. It's a choice that should be personal, not corporate!
  9. by   funnygirl_rn
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by susi_q
    [B]I don't get it! Why is it more "revealing" to wear thongs completely covered by scrubs, than grannypanties that you can see thru the scrubs? I can't stand the feeling of elastic around my cheeks, and have had less "irritation" since my "conversion" about 8 years ago. I for one will never go back. Maybe if our bosses worried less about our undergarments, and more about the job we do, and how they could give us the resources needed to provide for our patients ...

    AMEN!
  10. by   teeituptom
    Maybe I need a more fullfilling life but all this talk about undies is stimulating LOL
  11. by   renerian
    OMG how funny on the heart monitor! I love it! I wear french cut and it avoids the issue...I am surprised this topic went on this long!

    renerian
  12. by   funnygirl_rn
    LOL teeituptom!
  13. by   Brita01
    Ok, that's it. I'm officially old! I've never even attempted to put on a thong. I'm with the full-on white briefs under white pants.

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