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Choosing the Best Scrubs for Nursing

Are your uniform scrubs making an excellent first impression?

Your clothing says a lot about you at first glance, especially in the medical profession. You must be presentable from head-to-toe to come across as neat and professional.

Modern scrubs come in several fits, patterns, and colours. Ultimately, the best scrubs for you will depend on your personal preferences. Do you want a tailored look, or do you prefer a scrub that’s breezy and loose-fitting? Maybe bright colours or prints are your thing?

Finding stylish scrubs that are functional can be a challenge. Regardless of the style you choose, nurse scrubs must be comfortable. They shouldn’t limit your movements. 

Show up ready to work and excited about your scrubs with this guide to the best scrubs for nursing.

How Should Scrubs Fit?
When choosing scrubs, you must pay special attention to their fit. Compare uniforms based on their comfort and quality, and don’t forget that you’re going for a polished look.

Comfortable but High-Quality
When it comes to uniform scrubs, you don’t have to compromise style for comfort. Modern synthetic fabrics give you the best of both worlds being comfortable and durable and often feature stretch for extra comfort.
Pay attention to the fit of the overall uniform, making sure the waist isn’t too tight. Also, be sure the waistband will keep your scrubs in place as you bend down.
When choosing scrubs, look for pants that are made of high-quality materials. Some discounted brands will use thin materials that you can see through, indicating a poorly made product. 

Trendy yet Professional
In a hospital setting, you should strive to project a professional appearance. Don’t ruin it by allowing your intimates to show through your uniform.
The cheap, thin scrubs that we just mentioned are not enough to keep your underwear from showing through. This is especially true with lighter coloured pants. You shouldn’t have to buy special underwear each time you wear your favourite white scrubs to work.
You also never want to wear a revealing scrub top. Some scrub tops come in V-neck styles, which are cute but can show too much if you’re not careful. If you’re worried about how professional your uniform is, stick to a timeless scrub design.

Choose Scrubs That Complement Your Body Type
Not only must your scrubs follow any uniform policies for your job, but you must also be sure they fit correctly. To get the right fit when shopping for scrubs, choose according to your body type.

Pear or Apple Shape
If you have a broader chest, waist, and hips, you have an apple shape. People with a pear-shaped body have a smaller chest combined with a wider waist and hips. 
While you might struggle to find scrubs that flatter your body, there are a few options that should work well.
Women with a pear or apple shape should stick with solid colours or bright colours with dark side panels. If you’re adventurous, try a printed top with embellishments along the neckline. It’s essential that your top fits well and is not too tight or too loose. Choose straight, flare, or wide-leg pants for the best, most flattering result.
If you are a man built with a pear or apple shape, you should consider darker scrub tops. If your job allows it, try a polo shirt instead of a scrub top. Choose relaxed-fit pants in solid colours and make sure it’s something you’re comfortable wearing for those 12-hour shifts.

V-Shape
V-shape is how we describe bodies with wide shoulders and a skinny waist. If you’re V-shaped, you probably have a broad chest, but smaller hips.
V-shaped women look best in solid-colour tops, empire-waist tops, and mock-wrap tops. The latter two inches above the waist, but fit well in the chest. These fits, in addition to V-neck tops, elongates the torso. When selecting bottoms to go with these tops, try flare, cargo, or wide-leg fits if a straight leg isn’t your thing.

Again, a polo shirt works well for men with this body shape. If that’s not allowed where you work, try layered, V-neck, and unisex tops. Layered tops are also a possible option. V-shaped men look best in cargo, fitted, and drawstring pants.

Hourglass Shape
Hourglass-shaped people have thin waists with large hips and chests. Hourglass is a familiar shape for women.
Women with hourglass shapes should search for flattering tops that stretch. Mock wrap tops and empire waist tops are excellent options. Pair these with straight, wide leg, or flare pants.

Take Your Measurements
Before you go shopping, make sure you take your measurements. 
To measure yourself, take a flexible tape measure and measure yourself around your chest, waist, hips, and inseam. For the most accurate results, have someone else take your measurements for you.

Record measurements in the following way:

Chest (or bust): Measure underneath your arms, around the fullest part of the chest

Waist: Find your natural waistline while holding the tape measure loosely
Hips: Stand with your feet together to measure around the fullest part of your hips

Inseam: Measure along the inside of your leg to an inch below your ankle
Have your measurements handy as your shop, especially online, to be sure you get the perfect fit. For a fitted look, choose your correct size. If you like your scrubs to be loose, select a size up.

Other Factors to Consider When Choosing Nurse Scrubs
Once you know your size, you can have fun deciding which scrubs are right for you. There are dozens of styles, patterns, and colours to choose from. 

Here are some factors to consider as you search:

Price
For the most part, you get what you pay for with quality scrubs.
You might get lucky and find cheap ones that work well for you, but keep in mind how well scrubs will last over time. If you pay more now, you may find yourself falling in love with scrubs that will last you a long time.
As seasons change, you may find many collections of high-quality scrubs on sale.

Trend
Scrub styles change with the seasons, as with any other items of clothing.
You can’t go wrong with basic scrub styles, though. If you’re planning to work as a nurse for a long time, you’ll thank yourself for investing in scrubs with a standard fit.
Standard doesn’t have to mean boring, though. Trust your decision, knowing that comfort will always be “on-trend.”

Neck Shape
Scrubs tops are designed with several neck types, including V-neck, mock wrap, round, and square. Modern designers have even added U-shape, scoop neck, and split-neck styles.
These neck shapes give you the ability to step out of the box with your uniform. Try on multiple styles to see which flatters your neckline and chest the most. Once you know which style you prefer, it’ll be easier to make a decision next time it’s time to refresh your work wardrobe.

Pockets
If you keep things in your pockets, you’ll be happy to discover that you can buy scrubs with pockets, too! We all know how much nurses love their pockets.
Traditional scrubs have chest pockets, but if you find that it draws too much attention to your chest, you can skip them. However, if you’re someone that likes to keep a pen in your chest pocket, you’re in luck.
Some scrub pants also have patch pockets, which are more popular for men than women.

Colour
White and blue are the classic colours used to signify doctors and nurses. Many hospitals now allow their employees to pick scrubs in the colour of their choosing.
Colours are a fun way to show your personality. If there aren’t any rules, go wild, but know that dark colours hide stains much better than lighter shades.

Long or Short
If you’re taller or shorter than the average person, you can find well-fitting scrubs, too. Most brands provide tops and bottoms in long and short styles.
Pay attention to the brands that offer these styles, so you don’t have to waste time and money visiting a tailor with your work uniform.

Fit
We’ve discussed fit a bit already, but we cannot stress enough how important it is when choosing your uniform.
Most scrubs are designed in a loose-fit, but modern scrubs also come in slim varieties.
Whichever you choose, make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your scrubs. You’ll be at your best when you’re wearing scrubs that fit well.

Side Slits
Some scrubs are designed with side slits. These are stylish, but functional, too. They will allow you to bend more freely and provide air to keep your scrubs from becoming too hot.
If you’re tall, be careful. Side slits can show torso skin when you reach if your tops aren’t long enough.

Drawstrings or Buttons
Most scrub pants come with a drawstring or buttons to keep them up on your hips. Bottoms with elastic waistbands are usually the most comfortable.
With drawstring pants, make sure they don’t slide down your hips as you walk or bend over. The last thing you want is to show your underwear to your patients or coworkers!

Shop the Best Scrubs for Nursing
If you’re new to shopping for scrubs, don’t worry, you’ll find a style and fit that is flattering and comfortable. It just takes a little trial and error to get the best nursing scrubs.

Remember, go for high-quality materials instead of searching for a discount. Not only will this save you time and money, but you’ll also look your best on the job.
We have scrubs for nurses working in any industry, in a variety of styles. Check out our collections and shop the best scrubs for nursing. Create an account and save your favourite selections!

Best scrubs brands Australia: Dickies, WonderWink, Zoe and Chloe and Infectious.

Best scrubs collections: Dickies EDS, Dickies Xtreme Stretch, WonderWink Origins, WonderWork and W123.

DICKIES NURSING SCRUBS AUSTRALIA

Infectious Clothing Company has been going from strength to strength this year with many new customers choosing Dickies scrubs as their new uniform.  Infectious has added many new styles of scrub tops and pants to our website.  We now have printed scrubs and choices of lab coats in Unisex, Men’s and Women’s. Dickies has the largest range of any medical scrubs brand in the world and Infectious Clothing is proud to offer Australian’s the opportunity to buy the world’s best scrubs. Buy your scrubs online from Infectious Clothing Australia. Infectious can order any garments from the entire catalogue of Dickies, Code Happy and WonderWink scrubs, so if you don't see what you want from the Infectious scrubs store just email us and we can help you order exactly what you want for your healthcare uniform.

We are happy to have recently supplied our Dickies scrubs to several new hospital departments as well as Dentists and Vets.

  • Canberra Hospital Emergency Department Doctors – Dickies Gen Flex / EDS scrubs.
  • Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department Doctors – Dickies Gen Flex scrubs / Xtreme Stretch scrubs.
  • Sailors Bay Dentistry – Dickies Soft Works scrubs.
  • Gentle Dental Sydney – Dickies EDS scrubs.
  • Dermatology for Animals in Brisbane - Dickies Xtreme stretch / Gen Flex scrubs.
  • Divine Creatures in Sydney – Gen Flex Scrubs.

Most of our new customers are moving away from the traditional styles of scrubs in favour of Dickies premium scrubs styles like Gen Flex and Xtreme Stretch.  While our everyday scrubs are great fitting, durable and great value for money, the Gen Flex and Xtreme stretch all these features with the super comfort of stretch fabric.

EASY TO MAINTAIN UNIFORMS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Medicine and health care have made great advances in the last century. Due to timely medical help, the life span of people has increased. Surgery and nursing have become far more advanced than it was before and much importance is being given to cleanliness and hygiene. In the past, only hot water was used to sterilize instruments and that too was not done properly.

All surgical instruments like scalpels and scissors were sterilized using antiquated methods of boiling water on kitchen stoves. Doctors and nurses went into surgery in their everyday clothes and just washed their hands before operating. All this has changed now and more importance is being given to sanitizing and using disposable instruments plus PPE like gloves, aprons, face masks, caps and others. Surgeons and nurses too wear clean, medical uniforms to the Operating theatre. Nurses wear a compulsory uniform which set them apart and gives them an air of authority.

A nurse in a dirty uniform is a rare sight. Although they usually wore white scrubs, nurses always appeared neat and tidy. White is the sign of peace and stands for serenity. Hospital scrubs are usually pastel colours so that patients feel a sense of calm when they move around them. Plain scrubs are easier to wash and maintain than coloured ones. Nurses in bright colours like red or orange would look alarming to patients they are attending to. Pale uniforms are easy to maintain as they can be washed in hot water to remove stains as well as sterilize them. Hospitals have uniforms to maintain a sense of decorum and discipline. Imagine doctors and nurses wearing garish colours. 

 A person in uniform looks authoritative and commands respect. Nurses scrubs come in pastel colours like light blue or green. Surgeons too usually wear either blue or green gowns while performing operations the surgery. These scrubs are made of 70% cotton and 30% polyester. Cotton fabric is very skin-friendly and lets the skin breathe. Now we are using more and more disposable gloves, masks aprons and caps. This ensures germ-free and sterilized environment in operating theatres as well as in the wards where nurses are working.

Now even general surgeons and dental nurse uniforms are being standardized. Dentists now want their nurses to wear scrubs to give a more professional and germ-free look to the clinic. These uniforms are now available ready to wear in the market or even online. People have become very conscious of their appearance, smile and therefore the teeth. Dentists too are providing cosmetic enhancements on a daily basis which meet growing demands of their patients. Cosmetic surgeons wear premium quality scrubs as their patients expect them to look the most professional.

These days premium medical apparel brands like Dickies, Code Happy and WonderWink create medical uniforms that require little maintenance or ironing due to advances in fabric technology.

Choose Dickies Xtreme Stretch, WonderTECH, W123, WonderWORK for high-quality scrubs that are easy to maintain.

HAPPY PROFESSIONALS WEAR GREAT SCRUBS

The fabric makes all the difference as to how the uniforms feel on the skin. Infectious supplies Australia's largest choice of scrub uniforms featuring premium quality fabrics. Each scrubs collection is made of its own fabric. You will find that entry-level scrubs typically feature poly/cotton blends that are comfortable and durable. Poly/cotton scrubs has been the industry standard for medical uniforms and workwear for many years. Recently, leading medical apparel brands like Dickies, Code Happy and WonderWink have used innovative fabric technology to make their uniforms more comfortable, cooler to wear and still retain their durability. The latest innovations in medical apparel are fabrics featuring Stretch, Antimicrobial protection, Fluid barrier protection and double layer technology. If your scrubs aren't up to the task ask yourself what fabric are your scrubs made out of?

Fabric composition for leading scrubs brands Dickies Medical Apparel & WonderWink Scrubs

Collection Fabric Composition Stretch  Needs Ironing Antimicrobial Double Layer
           
Origins 65% Poly / 35% Cotton No Yes No No
           
WonderFLEX 52% Cotton / 45% Polyester / 2% Spandex Yes Yes No  No
           
WonderWORK 65% Poly / 35% Active Twill Stretch Yes Yes No  No
           
WonderWink HP 90% Polyester / 10% Spandex Yes No No Yes
           
EDS (Everyday Scrubs) 55% Cotton / 45% Polyester No Yes No No
           
EDS Stretch 55% Cotton / 43% Polyester / 2% Spandex Poplin Yes Yes Yes No
           
Gen Flex 52% Cotton / 45% Polyester / 3% Spandex Twill Yes Yes No No
           
Xtreme Stretch 75% Polyester / 21% Rayon / 4% Spandex Twill Yes No No No

 

Be happy and wear quality scrubs outfits from a leading brand that you know and trust. Infectious Clothing Company is Australia's favourite supplier of performance medical apparel that will go the distance for hard working healthcare professionals. You will find stylish and great looking scrubs and lab coats with figure-flattering lines - shop online at Australia's number 1 scrubs supplier and look your very best - Infectious Medical. 

At the end of the day, it comes down to what work you are doing, where you work and of course your own personal preference when choosing your next medical scrub uniform. Always choose quality and you will be happy that you did. Happy professionals wear great medical workwear. To buy scrubs go to www.infectious.com.au call us 1300 661 475 or purchase uniforms in person at our Buderim scrubs shop. Let Infectious get you into the best medical uniform that you have ever worn.

Infectious supplies top quality scrubs style uniforms to 

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Hospital
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary
  • Aged Care
  • Nursing
  • Cleaning Industry
  • Beauty and Laser
  • Students

Don't forget that Christmas is fast approaching. Start thinking now what you would want your Christmas scrub top to look like. Infectious already has several styles of printed scrub tops featuring fun Christmas designs to choose from with more Xmas prints and stock to arrive later in the year. Take a fresh approach to your Christmas Nurses Uniforms to browse our Christmas and Holiday scrubs online here. 

Infectious Clothing Company - Leading Australian suppliers of world-class medical apparel 

 

Dickies Medical Apparel Logo with Dickies Xtreme Stretch logo

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INFECTIOUS CLOTHING SUPPLIES UNIFORMS TO LASER AND BEAUTY INDUSTRY

We have noticed in the past year or so that the beauty industry is booming.  There is new laser technology that is available for cosmetic applications from hair removal to skin treatments.

Laser Clinics Australia has chosen stylish black scrub uniforms for their staff of laser technicians.  We have personalised their scrubs with their company logo embroidered on the left sleeve. When an image is everything relies on Dickies for your work uniform.

While LCA has chosen our Dickies Everyday Scrubs EDS many of our health and beauty clients are choosing the Dickies Generation Flex premium scrubs for their uniform.

Dickies Gen Flex is made from premium micro-brushed fabric which is blended with 5% spandex so they are super soft and the fabric moves with you as you work providing superior comfort.  The contemporary styling of Gen Flex scrubs makes them perfect for the beauty industry who might be looking for something more than just basic medical scrubs. 

Why not try the latest range from Dickies, the incredible Xtreme Stretch Scrubs.

DICKIES MEDICAL WORKWEAR AND SCRUBS

Dickies - the world's biggest workwear company is also a leader in top quality medical apparel. Infectious is Australia's only Authorised Reseller of Dickies Medical and have a track record of supplying world-class medical uniforms, at prices that are great value for money and backed up with professional and caring customer service. We know that Dickies is a brand that you can trust and we have happy customers all over Australia from all healthcare industries.

Which Dickies scrubs should I buy? The most popular Dickies scrubs collection would be the awesome Dickies Xtreme Stretch.  Xtreme stretch has a fantastic fit and is made from a luxurious fabric that is silky soft on the skin and features that comfort of stretch. With princess seams, the scrub top fits perfectly to the natural contours of a woman's body to give a flattering appearance. As Dickies says Xtreme stretch "drapes perfectly."

Men working in the busy medical industry, your first choice for scrubs should be Dickies Every Day Scrubs or EDS. Made with hard work in mind EDS scrubs have all the pockets you could ever want and include features like plastic ID loops on the scrub top and scrub pants, segmented pockets, mobile phone pockets and segmented pen slots. Dickies Men's EDS scrubs are designed larger where men need it, across the shoulders and longer length pant legs. All these awesome features are matched with durable cotton-rich fabric that really goes the distance. Once you buy Dickies scrubs you won't buy anything else.

INFECTIOUS - AUTHORISED AUSTRALIAN RESELLER OF DICKIES MEDICAL

 

Dickies Medical Apparel Logo with Dickies Xtreme Stretch logo

Nursing, Medical and Hospital Scrubs Australia. Shop Online for Corporate Medical Uniforms, Doctors Scrubs with Everyday Flat Rate Shipping only $12.95

Dickies Scrubs Australia new Xtreme Stretch Scrubs

Dickies Xtreme Stretch Scrubs Collection will amaze you with the softness and quality of the stretch fabric.  Bringing you all-day comfort the Xtreme stretch scrubs make it look easy.  Made from a unique blend of Poly/ Rayon / Spandex Dickies brings you the best scrubs available. Choose from a classic v-neck or a mock wrap scrub top and match with two styles of scrub pants. Any medical professional will look better and feel better in Xtreme stretch scrubs.

Dickies Xtreme Stretch Scrubs | Infectious.com.au

Choose from twelve different colours Dickies Xtreme stretch scrubs can be worn by Nurses, Doctors, Dentists, Vets and even our friends in the beauty and laser industry.  Everyone loves to buy Dickies scrubs online from Australia's number one scrubs supplier, Infectious Clothing.

Dickies Xtreme Stretch Scrubs Set | Infectious.com.au

 Wear what the best wear and give the best first impression.

Dickies Scrubs Australia new Xtreme Stretch Scrubs

Dickies Xtreme Stretch Scrubs Collection will amaze you with the softness and quality of the stretch fabric.  Bringing you all-day comfort the Xtreme stretch scrubs make working look easy.  Made from a unique blend of Poly/ Rayon / Spandex Dickies brings you the best scrubs fabric available. Choose from three scrub tops and match with two styles of scrub pants, any medical professional will look better and feel better in Xtreme stretch scrubs.

Choose from twelve different colours Dickies Xtreme stretch scrubs can be worn by Nurses, Doctors, Dentists, Vets and even our friends in the beauty and laser industry.  Everyone loves to buy Dickies scrubs online from Australia's number one scrubs supplier, Infectious Clothing.

Dickies Medical Apparel Logo with Dickies Xtreme Stretch logo

Nursing, Medical and Hospital Scrubs Australia. Shop Online for Corporate Medical Uniforms, Doctors Scrubs with Everyday Flat Rate Shipping only $12.95

SYDNEY ADVENTIST HOSPITAL NOW WEARING DICKIES SCRUBS

When the Sydney Adventist Hospital Emergency Care Nurses came to us looking for a new supplier for their nursing scrubs we were only too happy to help them. The Sydney Adventist Hospital (or SAN as they like to be known) had trouble with their old supplier not being able to supply them the colour that they wanted and they waited for ages for their orders to be filled.  We reassured them that as Dickies are the world's largest workwear company and a global leader in medical scrubs that we had no supply issues.  Infectious Clothing Company has a track record of delivering high-quality medical uniforms with fast turn around times. 

The Nurses were looking for a unique colour that was different from the usual blues that the majority of medical and nursing uniforms are.  They eventually settled on the lovely Teal coloured scrubs for the Nurses and Royal Blue scrubs for the Wardsmen.  

As part of this project, we created 4 new embroidered hospital logos all based on the SAH logo.  They were Registered Nurse, Clinical Educator, Clinical NUM as well as one for the Wardsmen.

Once the Nurses had decided on their Styles, Colour and Logo, all that was left was the individual sizes. As with all large orders Infectious Clothing will supply the full range of sample sizes for fittings.  Over the 10 years that we have been in business, we have found that this is the best way of getting the sizes right the first time.  The fittings can take a while especially with staff doing different shifts, and being away on holidays.  Once we had all the numbers it only took a couple of weeks to complete the embroidery and ship to the hospital.

We filled this large order by separating it into what was ordered for each individual.  The small packages had the nurses names on them so it was just a matter of handing them out when they arrived.  Some scrubs companies will just send the total number of scrubs ordered but we take the time to process and separate the order to make it easier for groups. Have a group order? Call us today and let our group orders specialist guide you through the process. At Infectious we make ordering for a group a breeze.

The feedback from the Nurses has been great and they love their new nursing scrubs. We are proud to have supplied our scrubs to the team at the Emergency Care Unit one of Sydney's only private Emergency Departments.

Our Dickies scrubs are a functional and modern uniform for a modern healthcare facility and we look forward to building an ongoing supply relationship with the Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Infectious Clothing Company is Australia's number 1 place to buy scrubs online. Shop our online store or shop in person at our showroom on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Innovative Medical Workwear for healthcare professionals.