I'm required to purchase Cherokee scrubs from www.meridys.com
for nursing school and went to try them on at the store today. The clerk said they might shrink in the wash or dryer. Meridys has a great exchange policy, but I won't know until I order them and wash them once. Anyone who has washed and dried Cherokee scrubs: do they shrink? If so, how much and in what direction (length or width or both)? Is it worth going up a size to avoid drip-drying?
I prefer the length of the unisex drawstring pants to the women's pants, but the medium unisex is HUGE. We're talking clown pants. The small was fine as is, with more than enough room in the thighs and waist, and comfy (but not ample) in the hips. A tad long, but with nursing shoes they'll be do-able. If they do shrink, it can't be too much. The Cherokee scrub tops (even women's) are also huge; I usually take a large shirt or sweater, but in these I take a medium over a heavyweight long-sleeved tee.
BTW, if you have never tried Cherokees, don't be deceived into thinking I'm some svelte little thing--they run very big, especially the unisex sizes. I normally take an 8 or 10 in pants and am 5'8".
Any input would be appreciated as I must order these scrubs tomorrow (Friday 12/4). Thanks in advance.