To tuck it in or not - that is the question

  1. Do you tuck in your scrubs? Would you? Should you? Can you?
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   loriangel14
    You can but I think it would look funny.
  4. by   aachavez
    I think it looks kinda silly too. Especially on me, I have some extra squishy tummy, so I really don't like how ANY thing looks on me tucked in. But if you're comfortable with it, why not go for it.
  5. by   0402
    I personally don't and I wouldn't, but I wear scrubs with pockets at the bottom of my scrub top, and those are highly utilized pockets.
  6. by   GitanoRN
    <----- the only time i tuck in my scrub shirt is, when i want to impress or accentuate my waist line therefore, if you have a 6-pack abs, hell you worked hard for them... so go ahead & tuck it in
  7. by   tothepointeLVN
    I think it depends on how long your scrub top is. If its longer than past the fullest point of your hips then yeah otherwise I need that length to cover my back.
  8. by   ALina19
    I've personally only seen OR personnel wearing their scrubs tucked in at the local hospitals, no other specialty.
  9. by   ALina19
    haha, some of the PT's wear it like that
  10. by   Purple_Scrubs
    I think it depends on the style of scrubs and the body type of the person. I also wear the ones with 2 lower pockets, so they are non-tuckable (I also have a body type that does not do tucked, lol). I've seen thinner people, males and females, with tops with only a chest pocket and they tuck and look great. It also depends on the type of pants...don't tuck with a gathered elastic waistband, go with drawstring.
  11. by   RedhairedNurse2Be
    The ones I own are not long enough, and even if they were I would not tuck them in. If you're heavy, tucking just makes them tight around the middle, and does not look flattering.
  12. by   MereSanity
    I've been looking for an answer on this in the AORN policies....whether you are supposed to tuck due to skin shedding or not...our new director states that you are supposed to citing AORN policy...but I haven't found that particular one yet....anyone else know? I see that long sleeves are...but have found nothing on tucking (I don't have the body to tuck anymore).....thanks!
  13. by   WeepingAngel
    The only folks I see who tuck in their scrubs are in the ED and OR, and some ICU nurses as well, if they wear the hospital scrubs since they are sooo long and have no bottom pockets.
  14. by   edmia
    No!!!


    Unless you have an absolutely perfectly proportioned body, I don't want to see you tucked. Sorry. It's just not pleasing.

    But then again, in certain areas, you need to tuck. OR might be one of those areas.

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