Once upon a time, the hospital at which I work provided all our scrubs. They paid, they picked! Then they decided it wasn't an infection control issue any longer, so we'd have to get our own. So, they gave us 5 sets of scrubs and said that's it! It's about 15 years later, and there are some folks still wearing those clothes!! I can tell you what brand of undies they get, too. They then tried to tell us what we could wear, color, etc. I am a large economy sized nurse, and I couldn't FIND what they wanted me to wear, and the 5 sets weren't in my size. So, I decided that, since I was now paying for my own clothes, I will choose what I wear for myself!! I am a grown-up, after all! The hospital no longer tries to tell us what to wear. They do have a dress code, I think, but every time they revise it, and try to enforce it, the unions, and just about everyone else in the building has an absolute fit!!
Moral of the story: Pick your battles!!
P.S. Housekeeping, Food Service and Maintanence DO have they own uniforms; Maternal-Child Health has a different name badge: that is a security issue.