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 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-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:
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medical workwear - is a uniform that is practical, comfortable and durable enough to be worn every day. Practical and functional is a very important feature of medical clothing and uniforms. Practical uniforms are garments that do not restrict the wearer in any way while they are working. Practicality is the design of the garment as well as the fabric the garment is made from. Functional uniforms are garments that deliver added benefits to the wearer like pockets, ID & Instrument loops, drawstrings. Durable uniforms are made from high-quality fabrics and precision manufacturing to ensure long life. Durable scrub sets are also great value for money as they do not have to be replaced often. Choose good quality scrubs and your uniforms will have the best fit and all the best features.
Medical clothing and footwear - are designed to protect the wearer while working in medical and health occupations. Medical clothing like white lab coats, consultation jackets provide a layer of strong durable fabric for the wearer and are usually full-length sleeves and full length to the wearer's knees. Lab coats are made from durable polyester/cotton blends. Medical footwear and shoes as worn by Nurses are designed to protect the wearer from falling objects and splashes. Leather is the perfect material to provide the protection and comfort required by healthcare professionals. Infectious medical can supply your team with the very best uniforms and protective workwear to keep you safe. Did you know that Dickies and Code Happy now supply scrubs sets, lab coats and scrub hats with antimicrobial fabrics for added protection? Browse our antimicrobial products.
Common Healthcare Professions that wear scrubs. When a person thinks of scrubs they think of Doctors, Nurses and Surgeons. But it's not just Doctors and Nurses who wear scrubs in 2016. Times have changed and many healthcare professions are seeing that scrubs offer a stylish, comfortable and relatively low-cost uniform option. We now find that many Dentists, Vets and even Beauty and Laser therapists are choosing scrubs as their healthcare uniform. So what should you look for when buying scrubs for a particular industry?
Dentists and Dental Nurses & Assistants
Dentists and their Nurses work in close contact with their patients and they are frequently exposed to splashes and particles. We recommend that Dentists wear scrubs or lab coats with Certainty Plus Antimicrobial fabrics with fluid protection. Remember with Infectious - buy scrubs and get
EVERYDAY FLAT-RATE SHIPPING of just $12.95
CERTAINTY® features unique freshness technology, which keeps odour-causing and fabric-degrading bacteria at bay so scrubs stay fresh and odour-free. CERTAINTY gives wearers confidence that their scrubs look professional and maintain their fit throughout the rigours of daily work.
CERTAINTY's durable, long-lasting antimicrobial* fabric technology withstands high temperatures and chlorine launderings, extending the useful life of the garment. (Always follow the manufacturer’s recommended laundering guidelines.)
- Provides long-lasting freshness
- Has a homogeneous finish throughout garment or textile product
- Reduces growth of odour-causing and fabric-degrading bacteria
- Allows for activation only in the presence of unwanted bacteria*
- Extends the life and strength of textile products
CERTAINTY PLUS® products are enhanced by a revolutionary fabric technology that uses nanotechnology — tiny molecules permanently attach to fibres without clogging the fabric weave or compromising the fabric's look, feel or comfort.
- Repels liquids on the fabric
- Provides long-lasting protection against spills and stains
Retains the fabric’s natural softness
- Outperforms conventional fabric treatments
- Extends the life of the fabric
- Allows fabric to breathe naturally
Infectious offers scrub tops, scrub pants, printed scrubs, scrub hats with both Certainty and Certainty Plus by our leading scrubs brands Dickies and Code Happy. Enquire today about upgrading your dental uniform to good quality scrubs.
Don't forget Christmas is coming soon. Infectious is now stocking Christmas scrubs that you can use as your nurses uniform. So be ready for Christmas this year and buy your Christmas scrubs online from Infectious Medical.
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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.
Firstly, Infectious Clothing Company only sells premium quality imported scrubs from the USA. Infectious is the only Australian supplier of Dickies Medical Scrubs, the worlds leading medical apparel brand. Dickies scrubs are made from the highest quality materials and have the highest standards of manufacturing of any scrubs around. This is why Dickies is the world’s number one scrubs brand.
Infectious Clothing has Australia’s largest range of scrubs. From Dickies to Code Happy and WonderWink, Infectious gives you all the options you need when choosing a modern medical healthcare uniform. Dickies have many collections of scrubs to choose from. Everything from the durable Everyday scrubs to the stylish Gen Flex scrubs. Scrub tops, Scrub pants, solid coloured scrubs, printed scrubs, lab coats and medical shoes and footwear.
Super fast shipping! Backed by Australia Post’s amazing eParcel delivery network, you will have your new scrubs in no time at all. Online orders not requiring embroidery are sent same or next business day. eParcel automatically emails tracking advice to customers so you always know where your new scrubs are.
Customer service is a priority and we are very proud of the high levels that we provide. Some online scrubs stores think that being online means that you don’t have to deal with your customers. Our staff are always available during business hours to discuss our products or to help you with your orders. We have a convenient 1300 phone number and also answer your email enquiries if cannot call during office hours. Our team have worked in various medical fields so we know exactly what our customers want.
We value the online security of our customers and their personal details. That’s why we have invested in an SSL certificate from Geotrust, a credible security company. Our online transactions and domain are validated and have strong 256-bit encryption and 2048-bit root encryption. We use Paypal as our payment gateway because of its high level of security and convenience. We also accept Mastercard and Visa payments through our Paypal payment gateway.
Lastly, Infectious Clothing Company is Australian owned and operated. Infectious has been supplying scrub uniforms to the Australian medical industry for over 15 years. We are based in Buderim in Queensland and we employ a local team of workers.
If you have never bought Dickies scrubs before now is the time to upgrade your uniform. We invite you to try Dickies for yourself to see the quality and comfort and above the best value scrubs for your money.