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.
Start the new year off with some fun and colour for your uniform in newly released printed designs from Zoe and Chloe.
Trouble is afoot in the jungle tonight with cheeky monkeys on the loose. This top has a dark background with green tropical trees and colourful monkeys hanging out and eating bananas. A must for tropical Friday and features a stylish diamond neckline.
For the cat lovers! Cats of all shapes and sizes cover this fun feline scrub top as shown below. Sleepy cats, cool cats wearing sunglasses and cats in hats make up this awesome fashion uniform shirt. This V-neck scrub top is a must for Vets or Vet Nurses.
This wonderful top is called "Floral Night Sky" and combines flowers in bloom with a glittering star-filled sky as a backdrop. The colours in this fashion design are bold and bright and you will really stand out from your colleagues. When first impressions matter this uniform top will inspire those around you.
Who can resist the cuteness of pugs?
This fun design has three of your favourite things, coffee, cupcakes and pugs. A great top for dog lovers, vets, vet nurses or paediatrics. Share the love!
We have many more seasonal and holiday designs dropping throughout the year. If you are a fan of printed scrubs, why not sign up to our newsletters and get notified of new arrivals so you can be the first to wear them in your workplace.
Infectious Clothing Company is the home of Zoe & Chloe Scrubs in Australia.
Get in early this year and pre-order your Christmas scrubs today. Infectious has many fashion Xmas prints to choose from within our Dickies and Zoe & Chloe brands. Show off your favourite festive print to match your holiday spirit. Bears, owls, penguins are just some of the fun designs that will have you smiling this Christmas. Pre-order yours now. Infectious will be stocking these lines while available come November.
Infectious is your go-to for top quality scrubs featuring fun Christmas Prints. This year we are getting prepared early and have will have many more Christmas and holiday designs than we have had in previous years. Have some fun with your work uniform this Christmas and wear a printed scrub top that is professional, comfortable and shows that you are in the true spirit of Christmas. Imagine the comments that you will get wearing these bright and fun fashion designs. Top-quality medical uniforms by Dickies Medical and our new brand Zoe & Chloe from the US. Check our three of the fantastic new Xmas designs below, there is something to suit your own style and personality.
Scrubs by Dickies Medical
Dickies has also got you covered this year with a new Christmas printed top aptly named "Elfie Selfie." How good would you and your work colleagues look wearing this fun and fashionable scrub top this season?
Prints are such a fabulous way to express your love for a holiday or season. Dickies V-neck Top (DK704) brings you the most adorable prints in their popular V-neck scrub tops to celebrate Christmas and winter (US). Elfie Selfie is the name of this wonderful Women's print top. It features Christmas characters like snowmen, reindeers and cute little elves having a little fun and taking selfies while working. All excited for Christmas this year? It would be a great idea to pair any of these print designs with complementary bright or neutral scrub bottoms to complete your holiday look. This contemporary scrub top design is full of practical features to make your work hours a little less exhausting. It offers two front patch pockets so you don’t keep losing personal items at work. The modern short sleeves are preferred by a majority of medical professionals owing to their practicality. Dickies will have you looking your best while working this Chrismas.
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Wearing scrubs for Vets and Vet Nurses makes perfect sense. Ease of wear, comfort and low maintenance matter to professionals with busy workdays. Many of our Veterinary clients choose the Dickies GenFlex range of scrubs as the smooth finish of the fabric means that animal fur doesn't stick to it like regular poly/cotton scrubs. GenFlex scrubs feature the added comfort of stretch fabric which is perfect for the physical work of vets and vet nurses. You will also find that WonderFlex scrubs from our new brand WonderWink features the same quality fabric and all animal handlers would love them.
The recently launched Performance System scrubs are also a great fit for Vets as the new Aerocool technology wicks the moisture away resulting in enhanced comfort and better breathability than poly/cotton scrubs. Dickies Performance System scrubs are perfect for Vets who work outside in hot conditions with large animals.
Many of our Vet customers favour bright colours for their uniforms. There are many new fashion colours available now, especially from WonderWink Scrubs USA. We find that Vets don't have to stick to the boring navy or green scrubs that hospital workers do so it's time to brighten up your workwear wardrobe and be creative with colour.
A good way to keep clean during your long workday is to wear a lab coat over the top of your scrubs. Lab coats offer the added protection that you might need while working with animals while still portraying a professional look. There are lab coats with different lengths to suit your needs from a full length up to the quite short consultation jackets. www.infectious.com.au also offers a full embroidery service so you can customise your lab coat with your name or practice logo. You will look really sharp in a new lab coat with your name embroidered in a nice script font.
At Infectious Clothing Company, we understand the importance of representing yourself and your clinic, hospital or shelter in the most professional manner possible. Our embroidery department is ready to produce the logo or lettering that sets you apart as you perform the services our pets and livestock require season after season, year in and year out.
Maintenance and Low Cost - Two of the driving forces behind the popularity and success of medical scrubs. Everybody loves a uniform that requires minimal maintenance. Wash them and hang them up straight away and they are practically ready to wear. Give them a quick iron if you like sharpness to your scrubs. New advanced synthetic fabrics mean that most scrubs these days require little or no maintenance. These new fabrics also are dirt and stain resistant which has obvious benefits to healthcare professionals. Scrubs are now very affordable when compared with traditional and corporate style uniforms. Scrubs generally cost about half the price of the old uniforms which makes them very attractive to corporate and hospital buyers as well as the clinicians who wear them.
Come and see why Dickies and WonderWink scrubs are so popular with our Vet customers. You won't be disappointed by the quality, style and affordability and as always when you buy your scrubs online you get the biggest savings.
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Show off your Halloween spirit this year by wearing a colourful women's printed scrub top featuring Halloween designs. Our Zoe + Chloe brand has delivered two great prints this year for all to wear and enjoy. The Happy Halloween scrub top features a fun print in multiple colours, plus it includes two roomy pockets for your accessories and side slits for ease of movement. Some of the fun designs include spider webs, ghosts, pumpkins, bats, spiders, jack-o-lanterns all with a very colourful backdrop. Infectious is your first choice for top quality scrub tops with fashion holiday prints.
Infectious has you covered this year with two great spooky designs so you can have some fun at work and especially on a night shift!
Our holiday scrubs offer a blend of unique styles. Capture the spirit and imagination of the season by ordering new holiday scrubs
Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints(hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. What does all this mean to us? Well, it's a time when you can dress up and pretend to be something or someone that is really different from who your usual personality. It's a time of fun and activities that lets us escape our normal lives for a day.
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. What types of pranks or activities do nurses get up to?
Take a closer look at the details of the Halloween printed scrub tops from Zoe & Chloe our imported scrubs brand out of the USA. Some of the fun designs include spider webs, ghosts, pumpkins, bats, spiders, jack-o-lanterns all with a very colourful backdrop. We love Halloween I hope you do too. Holiday prints are just the thing to wear for Fun Friday Scrub Club events - the social movement that was started by Infectious Clothing Company.
RED, RED RED
Infectious is now stocking Women's scrubs in a fantastic bright red colour. We have a scrub top and scrub pants from our WonderWink Origins scrubs collection in red. Red is a popular choice for nursing and healthcare professionals especially those who want to stand out at your workplace. Our stylish WonderWink scrubs are made from top quality fabric and high levels of manufacturing. You will find extra features like segmented pockets and ID loops that other scrubs brands don't have. Don't forget you can customise your scrubs with your name or logo before reaching the checkout. Shop for all of your red scrubs at Infectious Medical.
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