Medical Uniforms NZ - April 2023
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How Scrubs Should Fit: 10 Crucial Factors to Consider for the Perfect Fit
What's up, fellow healthcare heroes! You know what's almost as important as saving lives? Looking like a boss in your scrubs, that's what. But let's face it, finding the perfect fit can be trickier than diagnosing a rare disease. Lucky for you, the Medical Uniforms NZ team are here to help.
Here are crucial factors to consider when you're trying to rock those scrubs like a pro. Let's make sure those scrubs fit like a glove, so you can focus on what really matters: being a kickass healthcare hero.
1. COMFORT: The uniform should fit comfortably and allow for a full range of motion.
Comfort is crucial! Your scrubs should fit comfortably and allow for a full range of motion. Fidgeting and adjusting all day is a no-go.
Choose scrubs that let you move freely and focus on your job. Trust us, your body will thank you.
2. SIZE: Choose the correct size to avoid any restriction in movement or discomfort.
You know what they say, size matters. And it definitely matters when it comes to scrubs.
Choosing the correct size is crucial to avoid any restriction in movement or discomfort. You don't want your scrubs to be too tight or too loose, making you feel like you're wearing a potato sack or a corset. And it's not a good look.
So take the time to measure yourself, try on different sizes, and find the one that fits you just right. It's worth the effort.
When you're comfortable and moving freely, you'll feel like you can conquer anything.
Did you know? The phenomena of how clothing impacts our behavior, attitudes, personality, mood, confidence, and social interactions has been given a scientific name, known as "enclothed cognition".
Approximately a decade ago, the term "enclothed cognition" was created to explain how our clothes affect psychological processes such as emotions, self-assessment, attitudes, and interpersonal interactions.
In an initial study, researchers instructed participants to wear a lab coat and conducted a series of experiments. Participants who were informed that they were wearing a doctor's coat demonstrated improved performance on cognitive tests. Conversely, those who were told it was a painter's coat performed worse. Based on these results, the scientists concluded that clothing has a systematic influence on the psychological processes of the wearer.
There's a great article all about enclothed cognition at BrainFodder.org, written by Gauri Sarda-Joshi - Psychology of clothes: what you wear changes the way you think
3. LENGTH: The length of the uniform should be appropriate for the wearer's height and not be too short or too long.
We're not talking about the size of your scrubs, but the length of them. It's crucial that the length of your uniform is appropriate for your height.
You don't want to be tripping over your pants or showing off too much leg, right? So make sure your scrubs are not too short or too long, but just right.
When you find the perfect length, you'll feel confident and comfortable, and you won't have to worry about constantly adjusting your scrubs. Keep it simple, keep it stylish, and keep it safe.
4. WAISTBAND: The waistband should fit snugly but not be too tight, allowing for free movement without slipping down or digging in.
Let's talk about the waistband of your scrubs, shall we? You want a waistband that hugs your waist like a supportive friend, but not too tightly, like a clingy ex. It should fit snugly but comfortably, allowing for free movement without slipping down or digging in.
We don't want any wardrobe malfunctions while you're saving lives, right? So choose scrubs with a waistband that works for you, and you'll be feeling confident and comfortable all day long.
Balance Dickies Men's Mid Rise Straight Leg Scrub Pant DK220
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Tara Pants 9233
Available in 15 colours
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WW Revolution Mid Rise Straight Leg Pull-on Scrub Pant WW110
Available in 11 colours
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Have you ever thought about why human butts evolved? It's not something we really think about, but scienctists have been.
The posterior region commonly referred to as the "butt" is primarily composed of fatty tissue, situated atop the gluteal muscles which are connected to the pelvic bone. In essence, the configuration of our pelvic bone determines the contour of our buttocks, and this skeletal structure has undergone significant transformations over the past six million years or so.
Observing the animal kingdom, it's apparent that even our nearest living great ape relatives, such as chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, lack the comparatively large buttocks that humans possess. This is largely due to our distinct mode of movement. As the only current bipedal mammals, our shift to upright locomotion has resulted in significant changes to our posterior anatomy.
Darcy Shapiro, an Evolutionary Anthropology at Rutgers University has done some thinking around this. She wrote a great article called "How did human butts evolve to look that way?" - it's a facinating read if you want to know more.
5. SLEEVES: Long sleeves should fit snugly around the wrist, preventing any excess fabric from getting in the way. Short sleeves should fit comfortably around the upper arm without being too tight or too loose.
You want to feel free and agile, not constricted or like you're wearing a tent.
For long sleeves, you don't want to have any exess fabric getting in the way, or soaking up those fluids - you know what I mean. And no one wants to be constricted around the upper arm preventing you from moving around and doing your job.
So, make sure your sleeves in your nursing scrubs are the perfect fit for you.
6. NECKLINE: The neckline should be comfortable and not too tight or too loose, allowing the wearer to move their head and neck without restriction.
The neckline of your scrubs is just as important as the rest of the fit. You want it to be just right, not too tight or too loose, so you can move your head and neck without any restrictions. And I know from my experience, you don't want to have a neckline that gapes giving everyone a view of your belly button.
Choose a neckline that's comfortable for you and doesn't feel like it's choking you or slipping off your shoulders.
7. SHOULDERS: The uniform should fit snugly around the shoulders, without any gaps or excess fabric that could impede movement or cause discomfort.
Don't forget about your shoulders! You want your uniform to fit snugly around them, without any gaps or excess fabric that could impede your movements or cause discomfort.
It's all about finding that sweet spot between comfort and function, so you can perform your duties. With the right fit, you won't have to worry about any fabric bunching up or getting in your way, allowing you to move freely and do what you do best.
8. FABRIC: The fabric should be stretchy and lightweight, allowing the wearer to move freely without feeling weighed down or overheated.
It's time to talk fabric. You want your scrubs to be made of a stretchy and lightweight material that allows you to move freely without feeling weighed down or overheated.
So make sure you opt for scrubs that are made with breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics that keep you cool and comfortable during those long shifts.
With the right fabric, you'll feel like you're wearing a second skin.
9. BODY SHAPE: Consider the wearer's body shape, as a high-tech medical uniform can be designed to accommodate different shapes and sizes.
We all come in different shapes and sizes, and our medical uniforms should reflect that. That's why it's important to consider your body shape when choosing your scrubs.
Luckily, the high-tech medical uniform brands we deal with offer a wide range of sizes and cuts to accommodate different body types.
Whether you're tall, petite, curvy, or straight, there's a pair of scrubs out there that will fit you like a glove.
So don't settle for one-size-fits-all scrubs that leave you feeling uncomfortable and unsupported. Embrace your unique body shape and rock those scrubs.
10. Layering: Consider the uniform's fit when worn over other garments, such as thermals, undershirts, or compression garments.
10. LAYERING: Consider the uniform's fit when worn over other garments, such as thermals, undershirts, or compression garments.
Layering is crucial when it comes to dressing for the job. You never know what kind of temperature fluctuations you might encounter in a hospital or clinical setting. So, when choosing your scrubs, make sure to consider layering.
Think about whether you'll need to wear thermals or undershirts underneath your scrubs, or whether you'll need to wear compression garments.
You don't want to end up feeling too hot or too cold while on the job, so it's important to choose a uniform that can be layered comfortably.
We hope that these ten crucial factors have helped you understand how scrubs should fit, so you can rock your uniform with confidence and comfort.
At Medical Uniforms NZ, we understand that finding the right fit can be a challenge, but we're here to help. Our team of experienced professionals can provide expert advice and guidance to help you find the perfect uniform for your needs. Plus, if you're based in New Zealand, we offer samples to help you make the right choice.
So why settle for ill-fitting scrubs when you can have a perfect fit? Contact us today to learn more about our range of high-quality medical uniforms and how we can help you find the perfect fit for your needs.
FAQ on Choosing the Right Size for Nursing Scrubs and Medical Uniforms
Q: How do I know what size scrubs to order?
Check the sizing chart provided by the manufacturer of the scrubs you are interested in. Be sure to measure yourself accurately and compare your measurements to the chart to find the best fit.
Here's a link to our Sizing Charts.
What if the scrubs I ordered don't fit me well?
Contact the seller or manufacturer to inquire about their return or exchange policy. Some companies offer free returns or exchanges, while others may charge a fee or have specific conditions for returns.
Here at Medical Uniforms NZ if you're based in New Zealand we can arrange an exchange for our customers in most cases. Our focus is getting it right in the first place from your first contact.
Here's our Return and Exchange policy.
Can I wear my own clothes under my scrubs?
Yes, many healthcare professionals wear undershirts, thermals, or compression garments under their scrubs for added comfort and support. Just make sure to consider the fit of your scrubs when choosing what to wear underneath.
Are there specific brands or materials that are better for scrubs?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as it ultimately comes down to personal preference.
Here at Medical Uniforms NZ we stock some of the most popular brands include Cherokee, Infinity, Revolution, Revolution Tech, Dickies and more.
Materials like polyester and spandex blends are often used for their stretch and durability.
Can I try on scrubs before I buy them?
Some brick-and-mortar stores may allow you to try on scrubs before purchasing, but this may not always be an option.
Medical Uniforms NZ offers samples for customers based in New Zealand to try before making a purchase.