Nursing Scrubs: The Material Makes A Difference - page 2
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The vast majority of nursing scrubs are made using blends of polyester and cotton, although some uniforms are 100 percent cotton and others are constructed with 100 percent polyester material. A small number of scrubs are made... Read More
- 0Aug 22, '12 by GitanoRN GuideI bought a set of MED-GEAR scrubs that I haven't been able to find since, they were made with 100% Polyester Quick-dry mesh fabric for moisture and free of wrinkles, every time I wear them I get a compliment. Having said that, not only they are comfortable they are stylish as well, the ones I bought are all black with 2 white stripes on the shoulders on the top the pants are solid black, I'm in the look out for these scrubs ...Aloha~
- 0Aug 22, '12 by Hygiene Queen GuideThose Walmart scrubs aren't bad.
I actually really really like their pants with side-pockets. They are a good cut for me and comfy.
The fabric is decent: it's durable and softens over washes... though I like to do a little starch if they get too soft, so they don't get sloppy.
Some of the cuts for the tops are kinda cute, though the fabric patterns can be kinda tacky (though I did indulge in a particularly nasty pattern to be funny... hey, I'm easily amused).
They are affordable and that's good because I've always been a uniform junky.
Speaking of polyester scrubs, my school scrub top and lab coat were the nastiest fabric. They were hot and kinda scratchy.
I hated them so much, I had a bonfire and burned them.
Those suckers melted before they really burned.
So, oh goody... if there had been a fire, I could have looked forward to my uniform melting to my body, on top of everything else
- 1Aug 22, '12 by redhead_NURSE98!Quote from proud nurseYes!! I almost have the item # memorized lol. I hate all drawstrings because they either fall off because they're too loose, or you tie them tight and can't get your finger under the tie to get them off to go to the bathroom!!!I think I'm addicted to scrub shopping. My favorite are the Cherokee flare leg pants with half elastic in the back with a drawstring.
I also like Grey's Anatomy tops and the material they're made out of. More pricey than most Cherokee though.
- 0Aug 22, '12 by TheCommuter Senior ModeratorQuote from redhead_NURSE98!Grey's Anatomy uniforms are really stylish and professional-looking, but I cannot fathom paying $24 per scrub top and $24 per scrub bottom. I suppose that people must may a premium if they really want to own what is considered a designer brand of uniforms.I also like Grey's Anatomy tops and the material they're made out of. More pricey than most Cherokee though.
- 0Aug 22, '12 by tothepointeLVNThe Grey's Anatomy scrubs are no friend to the round the fabric is soft but thin which is why I like the Koi brand pants because is a soft but sturdy cotton twill fabric the colors are awesome lots of pocket if your in to that thing and for me the best part is that a "clean" pair can double for street wear when your lazy.
I used to love Dickies Sandwashed but I guess they discontinued those when another company took over the licenscing contract. Loved the New Dimension stretch scrubs but those were discontinued too.
For me spending $25-$30 on a scrub top or bottom isn't that bad since I don't buy that many esp compared to working somewhere else where you can't repeat the same outfit within 2-3 weeks.
Sales are awesome though.
- 0Aug 22, '12 by 0402I loooooove Dickies Youtility line. There are so many pockets, and they are so comfortable. I prefer the men's pants because the pockets are aligned a bit differently than the women's, and the elastic is more like real elastic (they both have drawstring, as well). The tops have a breast pocket, as well as two on the bottom, which I can't find in many other brands. I only own a few sets, so they get washed and abused a lot, and they hold up really well. They aren't cheap, but I just stalk when they go on sale, as well as use free shipping coupons, and they aren't too bad.
- 0Aug 22, '12 by tothepointeLVNOh and I love my Koi labcoat so much better than a boring old unisex one.
- 0Aug 22, '12 by redhead_NURSE98!Quote from TheCommuterI know. I've had them over a year though and they still look pretty good and the details (like the one with the strap and belt buckle across the front, and the button tabs that go around the back) are still stitched on well. I guess you could say some people pay over $50 for a fashion top they'll only wear one or two seasons, and I wear these once a week. I only have two tops of theirs, no bottoms. I don't know that the softer thinner fabric would be kind to my buttocks.Grey's Anatomy uniforms are really stylish and professional-looking, but I cannot fathom paying $24 per scrub top and $24 per scrub bottom. I suppose that people must may a premium if they really want to own what is considered a designer brand of uniforms.
- 0Aug 22, '12 by StephalumpQuote from TheCommuterThe first time I went scrub shopping I rolled my eyes at the giant Grey's Anatomy signs and could not believe people would pay that much for hype.Grey's Anatomy uniforms are really stylish and professional-looking, but I cannot fathom paying $24 per scrub top and $24 per scrub bottom. I suppose that people must may a premium if they really want to own what is considered a designer brand of uniforms.
Then I went around the entire store and proceeded to look terrible or be uncomfortable in every way possible while trying on other brands. Regular length was too long, short was limiters and sometimes too short. I'm a voluptuous girl for lack of a better word, and things would hang weird or be too tight and on and on.
So, finally I gave in and tried on Grey's Anatomy and I fell in love. I die inside a little every time i pay $50 for a pair, but I don't really need that many.
I actually like Walmart's brand, as well. Just not a fan of whatever material they use to make them.