The dreaded panty line....... - page 6

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   LilRedRN1973
    Does NOBODY go commando???? I always thought it unfair that men could do, but it was "unladylike" for women to occasionally go without. Well, there are days when it's just more comfortable, damn it. And yes, I have gone to clinicals commando. I am much more comfortable and you can't see a thing through my pants (I had my husband and best friend do a "check"). I do have a few pairs of flesh colored bikini underwear I got at WalMart and they work quite nicely.
  2. by   EastCoast
    I think i've mentioned this before...
    we work with a nurse who wears a G string so that it is actually slightly above the top of her scrubs. This is accompanied by a shirt of Tshirt clingy type . I'm hoping everyone has a visual that whenever she moves anywhere we are staring at the live and in color thong up to and including crouching down to empty foleys etc. The doctors can hardly form a sentence around her. I am purely heterosexual and i find myself starring. She is what one would consider fairly attractive and she has a great figure. when I look at her I think 'gee i wish i was in that great shape' . However, she also reminds me of someone who should be working in a greasy spoon with her name embrodiered on her dress with a pen in her hair giving the truck driver a little peak of cleavage when she pours him a refill.
    As attractive as she is I personally feel that it looks kind of cheesy and i think her nurse manager should address this with her. I think she does it to get noticed and it is not an issue of comfort. Honestly, she does not need to wear a G string to be sexy.
  3. by   mitchsmom
    I'm officially old, too. I just can't get into the thong thing. I mean, 5 minutes for my husband sure. But it has pretty much been my goal throughout life to locate panties of the non-wedgie persuasion. FYI, my Jockey string bikinis are the best I've found so far. Haven't had to wear those white scrubs yet so we'll see about that. I think the whole idea is to be as discrete as possible. If your body looks discrete and there's nothing to draw attention to your butt or underwear then no one will know what kind of underear you have on and it won't matter if it's granny, crammy, or commandy.
    I have some thong wearing friends who say they wear them to avoid panty lines - which is ok except that if your pants are going to show a panty line, they will show it no matter what shape the material is so a thong isn't helping - everyone just sees that you have a thong instead of granny panties! I'm thinking the whole issue is more about buying the right size & thickness clothes. (I know scrubs can be a different thing since they are thin)
    I am for whatever makes people happy and comfortable as long as it isn't tacky/cheap/sloppy/unprofessional looking! Just like sex, whatever is done in the privacy of your own home... likewise for panties - whatever is done in the privacy of your own pants! Just don't assume it's private unless you've assessed the situation before leaving home. LOL
  4. by   erikanursenurse
    Originally posted by marilynmom
    LOL I think you should go all out and wear *black* underwear and bra under those white scrubs! Maybe do a Madonna/nurse kinda thing....lol

    I think the thong or nude color panties should work fine though.

    M
    Exactly!!!!Black underwear is the way to go. My mom taught me to wear a black bra under a white tee shirt when I was young and I always do. Wear black underwear under your white pants!!
  5. by   Ruylupez
    One of my instructors was giving hints on how to dress and warned us to try and make sure nothing showed through.

    She told us about three years ago one of the male students showed up with underpants that had yellow smiley faces all over them and you could see all of these smiley faces through his uniform pants.

    The next year our school switched to navy blue uniforms so we don't have such a problem with things showing through.
  6. by   Altra
    Originally posted by mitchsmom
    If ... there's nothing to draw attention to your butt or underwear then no one will know what kind of underear you have on and it won't matter if it's granny, crammy, or commandy.
    ....
    I am for whatever makes people happy and comfortable as long as it isn't tacky/cheap/sloppy/unprofessional looking! Just like sex, whatever is done in the privacy of your own home... likewise for panties - whatever is done in the privacy of your own pants! Just don't assume it's private unless you've assessed the situation before leaving home. LOL
    :roll :roll :roll

    Mitchsmom, I couldn't have said it better!!

    Underwear is a personal choice, however, when you choose "unwisely" then it becomes everyone else's issue too, and this is the problem I have with thongs that are visible. I couldn't care less what underwear you choose - I just don't want to see it.

    By the grace of God, I am not enrolled in a school that has white pants as part of the uniform - ours are navy blue.

    Have a great day everyone!
    Leigh
  7. by   GottaBeanRN
    We have white pants also for our clinicals and we were warned NOT to wear thongs. Anyway, there are undies out there that are called "seemless". I know Victoria's Secret and Gap have them and you really can't see anything. You can get white too! They are a little pricy but you can wear them with other things like khakies. Well, worth the $.
  8. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by P_RN
    Get your pants at Walmart. Bobbie Brooks for $9.99. You definitely can't see through those. Wear your shirt out and wear a vest or warm up jacket. And if they want to look then, well who cares?

    African Americans tell me that wearing black lingerie helps to not show for them.
    I wear the Bobbie Brooks for j$9.99. They are quite opaque. However, you can see a panty line. But they are Cheap, Sturdy, a lot less see thorugh than most and I wear white underware or nude and just don't worry about it.

    By the way the so called 'can't see through em" pants that were mentioned. You can see though. Granted they are not as bad as most.

    If it is white there will at least be a shadow. Nude panties work pretty well if you have a real problem with this.

    Just avoid other colors, and prints.

    You might not see it on yourself with the heavier twill fabrics but you can bet others will.
  9. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by P_RN
    Get your pants at Walmart. Bobbie Brooks for $9.99. You definitely can't see through those. Wear your shirt out and wear a vest or warm up jacket. And if they want to look then, well who cares?

    African Americans tell me that wearing black lingerie helps to not show for them.
    I wear the Bobbie Brooks for j$9.99. They are quite opaque. However, you can see a panty line. But they are Cheap, Sturdy, a lot less see thorugh than most and I wear white underware or nude and just don't worry about it.

    By the way the so called 'can't see through em" pants that were mentioned. You can see though. Granted they are not as bad as most.

    If it is white there will at least be a shadow. Nude panties work pretty well if you have a real problem with this.

    Just avoid other colors, and prints.

    You might not see it on yourself with the heavier twill fabrics but you can bet others will.
  10. by   SWAT_RN
    Granny panties are safest. Wear your uniform pants as uniform pants and not skin tight club wear and generally it won't be an issue. No patterned panties under white (we had an LPN that did this all the time). And sorry to burst your bubble....nobody's lookin at your *** anyway, not unless you do something to make us look. Good luck g/f.:chuckle
    Quote from colleen10
    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 how to hide the appearance of your underwear underneath?

    I once heard that if you wear nude or tan colored bras/underwear under white it blends in with your skin and is hardly noticeable.

    I have also thought about wearing support hose too thinking that if they are white or nude it may make them less noticeable and may help with circulation too.

    Let me know if you have any tips.

    Col
  11. by   sadstudent
    i wear white pants to work every single day...
    and i say: wear white underwear that cover your whole darn fanny!! that way everyone can see exactly what shape it is! I'm too busy to care about my underwear at work. my biggest challenge is getting my period (i take an extra pair of pants and underwear that week!!).
    However, I have found that a there are tons of white pants that you can't totally see through.
    goos luck
    (no longer sadstudent)
  12. by   lee22
    Have you thought of commando? Get a good razor and go for it!
  13. by   Luvbuble
    Quote from colleen10
    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 how to hide the appearance of your underwear underneath?

    I once heard that if you wear nude or tan colored bras/underwear under white it blends in with your skin and is hardly noticeable.

    I have also thought about wearing support hose too thinking that if they are white or nude it may make them less noticeable and may help with circulation too.

    Let me know if you have any tips.

    Col
    Get the scrub pants that have 2 pockets on the butt area, they will cover up your underwear pretty well and make sure you don't wear a thong.

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