Would wearing a sexy nursing outfit to a party disrespect the profession? - page 8

by smartnurse1982 | 15,288 Views | 94 Comments

Ok,just want some opinions. I am Rn,I've been a nurse for 9 years. But I just want to attend a lingerie party in April. Do you think it would be sort of disrepecting my profession if I I wore a sexy nurses outfit? In the... Read More


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    IMO attending a lingerie party in a hotel open to the public is unprofessional, regardless of which version of sexy the OP dons. The whole point of lingerie is that it is private.
    I am not against dressing sexy and showing off a body one is proud of; but public places require actual clothes. To the OP, congrats on your weight loss!
    Personally, I think a nurse wearing a naughty nurse costume on Halloween is lame and completely unimaginative, it only counts as a costume for non nurses. I love Halloween and use the opportunity to dress up as something that I am not.
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    Yes, there is the buxom "helloooo nurse" stereotype of the pretty young thing who is eye candy for the doctor and might take a temperature or something every now and then. Anyone who has watched TV in the past 50 years is familiar with this stereotype.

    But anyone who seriously thinks the wearing of a "naughty nurse" costume to a party will alter anyone's perception of nursing is being a drama queen. Sometimes I seriously wonder if people are so caught up in some imaginary ivory tower world of their own that they lose touch with the real world. In the fake world of high horses and dreamy idealism, the wearing of a naughty nurse costume might make an attendee say "gee I guess nurses really are dumb bunnies."

    But in the real world where real people live, all such a costume would provoke is "gee that's funny" or "she's hot". Everyone at the party has been to a hospital and the doctors office. And never once has someone at the party seen a REAL nurse wearing a tight white skirt with a little white cap with a little red cross in a heart on it. Please give the general public some credit for distinguishing between television stereotypes and reality.

    Oh, and adults meeting in a hotel room dressed in lingerie isn't called a "lingerie party". It's called an orgy.
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    I love watching the squares and the care-free go a couple rounds. Costumes are parodies. It's supposed to be tongue-n-cheek. The people who say it's disrespectful are probably saying that because they haven't done it. You can't do something until they decide to do it too...then it's ok.

    If you want to go to a party, you do what you want and have fun. Your costume is just a parody. Don't worry about what other people think. Nurses in the real world are respected. You dressing a certain way isn't going to set back nursing as we know it. Women still put on make-up and lipstick when the fire department is called to a house, so the sex symbol thing goes for men and women. I think I smell some feminism on this thread! Hey hey, No way, a nurse bad in lingerie. Gimme a break. Have fun at your party...live it up and make out with someone.
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    I wouldn't be offended. What a person wears when they are not at work does not affect me. OP, wear the outfit if it makes you happy. You aren't doing anything illegal. Yes, some people may be offended but so what. Do what you want.
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    Er, ah...is it a lingerie "Costume" party? I've been to a lingerie party and no one came in costume. I think you're confusing costume with lingerie. Now if it said come dressed as your favorite bedroom fantasy, then I could see costumes coming out of the closet..

    What to Wear to a Lingerie Party


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    ongratulations on the weight loss. Go have fun...read the link I provided. Maybe it will clear things up for you. Wouldn't you feel out of place if you were the only one in a costume? The way people dress these days lingerie is probably more concealing in some instances. It just depends how far you take it.
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    The biggest problem is the internet. That could turn into trouble of some kind.
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    Okay, let me play Debbie Downer here. I don't fault you for your thinking because you are ignorant of what we nurses did decades ago. We wrote incessant letters to television networks and told them of all the products we wouldn't buy unless that network show changed the image of whoever was the **** nurse of the season. Maybe we older nurses are more sensitive and less tolerant but we had to work extra hard to get any respect from, what was then, physicians who were almost always male. I don't really understand why anyone would want to represent their "profession"? "trade? with an old stereotype we lobbied against. It's kinda painful to even read your post.
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    [QUOTE=subee;7204602]Okay, let me play Debbie Downer here. I don't fault you for your thinking because you are ignorant of what we nurses did decades ago. We wrote incessant letters to television networks and told them of all the products we wouldn't buy unless that network show changed the image of whoever was the **** nurse of the season. Maybe we older nurses are more sensitive and less tolerant but we had to work extra hard to get any respect from, what was then, physicians who were almost always male. I don't really understand why anyone would want to represent their "profession"? "trade? with an old stereotype we lobbied against. It's kinda painful to even read your post.[/QUOTE

    Unbelievable. It is painful to read the post. She's going to a party-not career day. Nurses are respected for many reasons, none of which include censorship.
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    Quote from subee
    Okay, let me play Debbie Downer here. I don't fault you for your thinking because you are ignorant of what we nurses did decades ago. We wrote incessant letters to television networks and told them of all the products we wouldn't buy unless that network show changed the image of whoever was the **** nurse of the season. Maybe we older nurses are more sensitive and less tolerant but we had to work extra hard to get any respect from, what was then, physicians who were almost always male. I don't really understand why anyone would want to represent their "profession"? "trade? with an old stereotype we lobbied against. It's kinda painful to even read your post.
    Yes, but I'd argue that things have come full circle. When people see a "naughty nurse" costume at a party or a bimbo nurse on TV they recognize it for that caricature that it is. Like I said, when was the last time anyone actually saw a nurse in a white skirt and a little cap? I've never in my life seen a real nurse dressed like this and I'm over thirty. In the mind of the public, this view if the nurse in her little white dress, simpering and batting her eyelashes at the doctor is already a thing of the past. It has been for a long time. It's silly to get offended over it.
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    I remember seeing a rerun of "Julia" the show that came out in the 60's and she looked very professional.

    They also really do have skinny leg scrub pants. Just like they have cargo and wide leg style uniform pants.
    Its called Sketcher's skinny leg scrub pants. So yes,they are scrub pants,not leggings.


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