Quote from Kashia
I recently heard of a traveling nurse that wears uniform styles of the 40's 50's..a dress style white stockings shoes.
She was told from nursing heads she had to wear regular scrubs
so she went to the CEO ( small rural hospital)
She said "sir, I love wearing these styles because it makes my elder patients so happy
and it is comforting for them"......and he replied " Great, then you have my permission!"
I have to concur because when I wear "whites" the older people do like even those and will make positive comments.
So I really like this idea and just wonder does anyone know where to order retro style dress uniforms...I'm still searching and will post link if I find one?
You can find "retro" uniforms on eBay, thrift shops, even new old stock at some older uniform stores especially ones that have been around for ages. Also check with or via their catalogs places such as Barco, White Swan and such. All have been making nurses uniforms going back through the 1940's or so, and while it's not likely you'll find designs from that far back, you should be able to locate the standard white dress with three-quarter or long sleeves. Many women who serve in minority churches were such uniforms either as ushers or "nurses" so there is another lead.
You probably can find lots of new or gently used stock out there, but remember the farther back in time you go you have to allow that sizes have changed. What was an "8" in the 1950's or 1960's maybe a "10" or even "12" depending upon how "healthy" a girl you are especially in the bosom.
Also consider the type of nursing you practice when choosing "vintage" uniforms. Long sleeves and or skirts aren't always practical or sanitary for that matter. Wearing nylons means you *will* get runs. If you cannot take time for a "p" break what makes you think you'll be able to slip away to change pair.
Finally as other posters have stated, there are more than a handful of pervs out there. Chances are you won't make it to work or home without some sort of rude comment or suggestion. Then there are the male patients, doctors, and the lot you'll have to deal with for 8 or 12 hours.