The dreaded panty line.......

  1. 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.

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  3. by   teeituptom
    I have no earthly Idea
  4. by   kimtab
    Yes, the "nude" colored underwear work, as does wearing thong undies.

  5. by   chiefswife
    I suggest the same this Kim did - nude or skin-tone thong undies.

    The supposrt hose might be a good idea just for your circulation, but I don't think it's going to hide your under clothes!
  6. by   Jen2
    Go to they have a white pant that is actually called "can't see thru me". I think they are on sale for about $14.99. Good luck. Hope this helps.
  7. by   happystudent
    Originally posted by teeituptom
    I have no earthly Idea

    HAHAHAHAHAH I hope you dont,:imbar teehee

  8. by   rnnurse2be
    I dunno either, our school uses BLUE, thank goodness!
    The only prob w/ a thong is if the pants are TOO See through then it might be better to wear granny panties!

    Have your DH, sig other, or friend tell you if they can see through them BEFORE you go begin.
  9. by   dianacs
    No thongs allowed at my school. You can still see panty lines anyway--just a lot higher up--and they're not particularly hygienic for the wearer. We wear white pants too, and with clinicals being as hectic as they are, I've found that panty lines are the least of my concerns. They used to bother me; now I could care less. Another thing is you could always wear a lab coat long enough to cover your rear, plus you'd have extra pockets.
  10. by   maire
    I wish I had some advice; my clinical shirts are so long they cover my rump so I don't have that issue.
  11. by   renerian
    Hahahah i have a story about the thong undies. One of our aides used to do that. Come to find out she could not figure out why men would line up by the front of the senior high rise every day she went. One of them fessed up that they were waiting to see her walk by with her thong undies. LOL. I had to talk with her about it and she stands up and practically gets right next to me and YEP you could see where her thongs were. Does not work ladies. We can all see your buttcheeks LOLOL Had to share. You could go with nude french cut. That is what I do.....

  12. by   kimmicoobug
    When I had to wear white scrubs, I always wore thongs. My pants were looser, though. I had a problem with the panty line thing with regular undies and I gave everyone a good show .
  13. by   Katnip
    Unfortunately, it's usually very obvious you're wearing a thong under white scrubs. looks like you're wearing nothing.

    I'd go with the beige undies. I also wore support hose under whites, and it does make things more opaque, especially the white hose.
  14. by   renerian
    Good idea on the support hose. Even sheer energy hose works.