Dress or scrubs? Females ONLY!!!!

  1. Hi
    I sometimes work in a pretty good unit of co-workers and the question came up from another young nurse that she'd prefer to wear dresses again instead of pants stated it looked more professional, religion didn't play a purpose in this opinion this was just her opinion so how do you all feel? Me, myself I think both are fine because you can look just as professional in pants.
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  3. by   ARmickie
    There was another thread on this somewhere that got pretty heated. My personal opinion is this: If you feel more 'professional' in a dress, by all means wear it. As for me, I'll stick to scrubs. I'd rather not have any doubt in my mind that not only will I be comfortable, but everything will stay covered up, no matter how many times I bend over, or squat down, or if I should fall, whatever... My vote is scrubs.. but, to each his own..
  4. by   purplemania
    professional what? Does she infer that men are not professional since they don't wear dresses? Being well groomed and ACTING professional carry more weight with me. But then, I hate pantyhose. Dresses infer TO ME that this person does not intend to get down and dirty if the situation demands.
  5. by   FutureNurse2005
    no way! dresses/skirts are just not practical for the job!
  6. by   leslie :-D
    it has nothing to do with professionalism but rather a preference for personal style----speaking for myself. even though i've always worn scrubs, whenever i see a nurse where one of those scrub dresses, the ones that go to mid-calf, i just love them. and trust me, i get down, up and all around dirty.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    As an ER RN, I prefer scrubs with a t-shirt underneath the top! Then - I don't worry. But like another poster stated - if a dress is what the individual wants - go for it!
  8. by   pgrsctrn2be
    Scrubs all the way here!! I'm not gracful enough to get through a day in a dress!:imbar
  9. by   heart queen
    I have one caribbean blue dress, the first time I had to hike it up to my waist to climb on a bed to do CPR, it went in the trash
  10. by   Achoo!
    scrubs! Comfort all the way!
  11. by   gwenith
    There is some pretty convincing research that proves that you are far more likely to sustain a back injury if you lift wearing dresses than pants.

    That for me is the end of the argument - I am not doing my back in for fashion!!!
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    What Gwenith said.
  13. by   nursemouse
    I agree with what Gwenith said, and I wouldn't wear a dress myself at the bedside; however, if my colleagues (male or female) want to wear one, it's fine with me!
  14. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    As long as they mandate the hose-dress policy for everyone (including the men), then i'll do it.