What about nurses during the 1900s? Most nurses were women and most wore a dress uniform made of plain cotton in a solid color (white, blue, tan, green, etc). Although such dresses were cheap and efficient to manufacture, many women who remember wearing these old-fashioned designs claim they were far from comfortable. In fact, nursing dresses were often restrictive and made performing basic tasks difficult. You can find out more in the article “When Dresses Were the Dress Code.”
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