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How to Guides – How to Choose a Scrub?

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If your profession requires you to wear scrubs, it’s imperative that you select appropriate ones. They serve more than merely uniform purposes: they provide tools that help make tasks more efficiently and comfortably completed. In this blog post we will examine why and how scrubs should be worn as uniforms as well as provide tips for selecting suitable scrubs for each profession.

Understanding Scrubs

Scrubs are garments worn by professionals working in healthcare, food service, industrial and other environments which demand high levels of hygiene and protection. Specifically designed to be easy to wear and easy to keep clean, scrubs are created so they can protect their wearers while also helping prevent the spread of infections or contaminants by covering most of their body and limiting contact with surfaces around them.

Scrubs consist of loose fitting top and pants with matching jacket or coat. Some standard features of quality scrubs are elastic or drawstring waistbands to provide adjustability and comfort, pockets to store essential items such as pens, scissors and thermometers, vents or slits to provide ventilation, mobility features.

Ribbed cuffs or hems help prevent sleeves or legs from getting in the way, while collars or necklines allow for personal style and preference.

Medical Scrubs: Physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians and other healthcare workers commonly wear medical scrubs; typically featuring solid colors or prints to indicate specialty or department of wearer. Their durable yet soft materials allow frequent washing and sterilization processes without becoming uncomfortable over time.

Culinary Scrubs: Culinary scrubs are worn by chefs, cooks, bakers and other food service workers. Similar to medical scrubs but often featuring more pockets and buttons for convenience and functionality. Culinary scrubs are constructed from durable flame resistant fabrics which can withstand high temperatures as well as any unexpected spills that might arise while on duty.

Industrial Scrubs: Workers who interact with chemicals, metals, machinery or other hazardous materials often wear industrial scrubs designed to protect them from injuries and exposure to potentially hazardous substances. Industrial scrubs should be constructed from sturdy fabrics which resist abrasion and corrosion for maximum performance and safety. 

Factors to Consider in Selecting an Industrial Scrub

When selecting scrubs for professional purposes, several considerations should be taken into account, including:

Comfort and Fit

 Scrubs should fit comfortably without being too tight or loose, allowing free and comfortable movement without restricting range of motion or causing irritation. When choosing thickness and weight for your scrubs, take into account workplace climate/temperature as well as fabric/material.

Fabric and material

Scrubs should be made of fabrics that best suit your needs and preferences. Common options used for scrubs include cotton it is hypoallergenic and gentle on skin; yet can easily shrink, wrinkle, fade and absorb stains due to being made from natural fibers.

  • Polyester: This synthetic fiber is lightweight and wrinkle resistant, easy to wash and dry, while being stiff, scratchy and susceptible to static electricity. However, polyester may become stiff over time.
  • Blends: Blend fabrics combine two or more fibers for optimal balance between comfort and durability, such as cotton polyester blend scrubs.
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Design and style

Scrubs should express both your personal style and professional needs, making an important statement about yourself while remaining appropriate to your profession. There are various designs and styles of scrubs to suit different professions and personal preferences; such as:

  • Classic: Classic scrubs feature a timeless design, often featuring V-neck or round neck tops with one or more pockets on either the chest or side, straight leg pants with elastic or drawstring waistbands, and drawstring pants.
  • Modern: These scrubs feature more contemporary and fashionable design elements. This may include mock wrap or asymmetrical tops with multiple pockets on front or back; pants usually feature slim fit or flare leg pants with low or mid rise waistbands.
  • Specialty Scrubs: Specialty scrubs feature distinctive or custom designs. Features may include prints, embroidery, lace, ruffles, zippers and snaps that add flair. There may even be specific themes or colors related to your profession or workplace environment. Colour and pattern options should also be taken into account when choosing specialty scrubs.
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Color and pattern

Scrubs should suit both your mood and style while remaining professional in nature. There are numerous colors and patterns available, including:

  • Solid: These scrubs feature one color throughout and can easily be combined and matched with various tops and pants, while their different shades and tones can convey different messages or impressions; blue can symbolize calmness while red may represent passion and urgency.
  • Print: Scrubs that feature designs or motifs on them can add an expressive and playful element to any ensemble, and print scrubs can reflect your interests or hobbies, such as animals, flowers or cartoon characters. However, prints should never become overwhelming or distracting if too loud or busy in terms of visual stimulation.
  • Contrast: scrubs combine multiple colors or patterns for an eye catching combination that contrasts or harmonizes between them, drawing attention to any differences or complementaries in each design element. They create visual depth while simultaneously emphasizing certain features or areas on your body such as necklines, pockets or cuffs.
  • Durability and Maintenance: Scrubs must last long and be easy to care for, withstanding frequent washing without losing their shape, color or quality; while also resisting stains, wrinkles, fading, pilling etc. To extend their longevity and performance you should carefully follow any care instructions on their labels.
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Selecting the Appropriate Size

One of the key aspects of selecting scrubs is selecting an appropriate size. Wearing too large or too small of scrubs may compromise comfort, appearance and performance in order to find your ideal size you should:

  • Measure yourself: To take accurate measurements of yourself, use a tape measure to take measurements of your chest, waist, hips, inseam and sleeve length. Measurements should also be taken while wearing any undergarment you intend to wear with scrubs for reference either inches or centimeters will do just fine! For convenience purposes, write down these measurements.
  • Compare to Size Chart: Before making your selection, compare your measurements against the size chart provided by your brand or retailer of scrubs. Follow their guidelines when selecting an ideal fit for your body type and shape; additionally check if they offer petite, regular, tall, plus sizes as well.
  • Do a Trial Before Purchasing: It is wise to try on scrubs before purchasing them, to see how well they fit you in terms of length, width and depth. Furthermore, check their feel against your skin as well as whether or not they move with your body; make sure that they fit comfortably without gaping holes anywhere along their perimeters.

Evaluating Brands and Retailers

A key step when shopping for scrubs is evaluating brands and retailers offering them. While there may be multiple choices on the market, not all offer equal quality, service or value to find the ideal brands and retailers for you scrubs you should:

  • Research Online: You should conduct some online research into brands and retailers selling scrubs in order to gain more information about them. You could look at their websites, social media pages, blogs, reviews, ratings and testimonials as well as their product descriptions, features, specifications, prices discounts shipping options returns policies etc.
  • Request Recommendations: It would be wise to seek recommendations from colleagues, friends, family members or others who wear scrubs. Asking them about their experiences with different brands and retailers of scrubs would also prove useful, along with gathering their preferences and opinions about various aspects of wearing them.
  • Visit in Person: When visiting brands and retailers that sell scrubs, visit their physical stores/outlets in person in order to assess their quality and appearance in person. Furthermore, speaking to staff or customer service representatives would help evaluate their professionalism and helpfulness.

Online Shopping Tips

If you prefer purchasing scrubs online instead of in person, here are a few guidelines to make the experience smooth and pleasurable:

  • Check Size Charts: Before buying online from any brand or retailer, always compare their size charts with your measurements to find an ideal fit. In addition, make sure they offer a size guide or fit finder tool so that selecting your ideal size becomes even easier.
  • Read Reviews: You should carefully peruse reviews written by other customers who have purchased the same product online as yourself, taking note of feedback regarding fit, comfort, quality, durability, design style color pattern, etc. You could even look up photos or videos related to them online to gain further insights. It would help if you take note of both positive and negative comments, average ratings and number of reviews given on such reviews.
  • Filters and Sorting Options: Filtering is an essential way of narrowing your online search results, such as profession, type, size, color pattern price rating etc. Filters could help by filtering by categories like profession type size color pattern price rating rating etc.


Scrubs are more than uniforms they’re tools that enable you to perform your job well and comfortably. Selecting appropriate scrubs for your profession can make a huge difference in terms of performance, appearance and satisfaction using this blog post’s tips can help you locate scrubs that meet your individual needs and preferences. Happy Scrubbing!

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