The splashy designs we see on the runway and in editorials often take a lot of the spotlight in the fashion world, but there’s also a whole world of functional clothing that exists to allow people to do their jobs better or to portray a certain image to clients or customers. Nurses are a perfect example. Their jobs are often messy (both literally and emotionally), but the clothes they wear to do their jobs make them invisible. And as much as popular culture loves the “naughty nurse” image, fishnets and thigh high boots don’t work in real life. I know this from first-hand experience, because I used to be a nurse.