Scrubs for the Overwieght?

  1. 0 I just graduated and am looking for scrubs. I had the same problem in school I do now. I am very over weight, especially in the middle. I am 5 ft 3 inches tall and 200 pounds. I like to wear pants below my fat belly, but as soon as I bend over, everybody gets mooned! I have tried tucking in an undershirt, wearing longer tops, ect... But there is always at least a partial moon. I thought about wearing pants up higher, but none have a crotch long enough to reach over my large mid-section. Can anybody give me some ideas?? I'm trying to loose weight, but I know it will take time....

    ~Katie
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  3. Visit  silentwolves profile page

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    From 'New York State'; Joined Nov '12; Posts: 8; Likes: 1.

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  4. Visit  RivetheadGirl profile page
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    I'm bigger (and taller) then you and I have had trouble finding anything that fits me. I have been looking into getting scrubs custom made through a store that is local to me.

    I guess it really depends on where you are located, but if you are interested here is the stores website.

    They don't actually have anything listed on the site about the scrubs, as the wife of the store owner custom makes them to your measurements, but you could always try contacting them for pricing.

    From what I recall its about 40 bucks plus materials for a set.


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  5. Visit  Clovery profile page
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    I'm about the same size as you. Have you tried pants that have an elasticized waist across the back + a drawstring? I had some wink brand pants in nursing school like that and they stayed in place really well.
  6. Visit  morte profile page
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    In the short term, if you can hem, try pants labeled "tall". These will be a slight bit longer in waist to crotch measurement. Now, this is going to sound strange, but desperate measures for desperate times as they say; how about suspenders under a long top? would keep the pants up, even if they don't quiet meet the waist line.
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  7. Visit  silverbat profile page
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    I'm short and overweight as well, and what I do is buy a larger size scrub top than I need and then I have no problem with mooning. Also, mens scrubs sometimes fit better than womens. just curious, why would you wear your pants under your belly? doesn't that just emphasize the size of your belly?
    nrsang97 likes this.
  8. Visit  ADN2B profile page
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    If you wear your pants below your belly, you are going to show plumber butt. If you buy a bigger size and pull your pants up on your waist, the problem will be eliminated.
    silverbat likes this.
  9. Visit  morte profile page
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    Not necessarily, there probably will still be too little fabric vertically to cover the belly. I don't know why I didn't think of it before...how about maternity pants?
    Quote from ADN2B
    If you wear your pants below your belly, you are going to show plumber butt. If you buy a bigger size and pull your pants up on your waist, the problem will be eliminated.
  10. Visit  silverbat profile page
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    are you buying scrub pants that are too small? I am short and weigh more and honestly I have no problem with this unless the pants are too small.
  11. Visit  morte profile page
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    OP specifically state that her weight centered in her belly....
    Quote from mds1
    are you buying scrub pants that are too small? I am short and weigh more and honestly I have no problem with this unless the pants are too small.
  12. Visit  ADN2B profile page
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    You could wear boxers under your scrubs and sport the Soulja Boy look.
  13. Visit  Clovery profile page
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    Whatever happened to those bodysuits with the snaps over the crotch that were popular in the early 90s? They were like baby onesies.
    silverbat likes this.
  14. Visit  Twinmom06 profile page
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    there is a website called Teds Medical Threads - they custom make scrubs to your specifications...Once I'm working I think I'm going to look into them again (I got my school pants - the navy matched our tops well...
  15. Visit  silentwolves profile page
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    Thanks for all the tips! I found a longer stretchy undershirt I wear sometimes.
    I dont like pulling up my pants over my belly because I usually get a wedgie... A few of my newer pants seem to be doing ok so far...

    Thanks!


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