Vent about scrubs - page 2

So, I was very excited about the Grey's Anatomy scrubs that came out. Flattering and nicely made. Lately though, I've noticed an ugly trend. Every nurse and student nurse I see wearing them is... Read More

  1. Visit  Nurse_ profile page
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    When scrub pants perfectly fits to a nurse's butt, is that considered unprofessional too?

    I have breasts, my scrubs are snug on my breasts and nowhere else. I do wear Grey's and probably am one of those nurses you see. . But I don't do it to display my breast. Any scrub I wear is the same, except if I go a couple sizes up.

    I hate loose scrubs. I don't like my scrub touching anything that doesn't need to be touched. I have enough to worry about and I don't like to add my scrubs on to that list. I don't like my scrubs dragging on a patient's bed/floor. I've seen enough nosocomial infections.

    I've seen scrubs with stain on it, wrinkled and worn out, some nurses even wear henley t-shirts with their scrub pants, black underwear over light scrubs, even camel toes and IMHO, that's more unprofessional than a fitted scrub top. I make sure my scrubs are clean, even iron them if I have to. It's one of the things that keeps me comfortable doing my job.
    Last edit by Nurse_ on Feb 13, '13
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  3. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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    Quote from cherryames1949
    My pet peeve are scrubs that drag on the floor. The patient makes an assessment of you by your appearance. The way you choose to dress can affect your professional career as well. My advice is to chose your uniform wisely.
    THIS! If I had a dollar for every person I ever worked with that didn't believe in hemming...they literally 'walked' the excess length off!
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  4. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    I love greys but they do show my chest. As long as there are not busting at the seams, I don't care.
  5. Visit  christophernftl profile page
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    Quote from RJmanuone
    i'm a guy...
    There are plenty of guys who don't wear supportive underwear in scrubs that definitely should be. It can be just as shocking in my opinion.
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  6. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    I can't wear grey's anatomy scrubs because they just don't fit in the shoulders. I either have to wear unisex tops or men's. I have huge football player shoulders for a woman LOL.
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  7. Visit  thelema13 profile page
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    I, for one, do not have a problem with tight scrub tops- if you have the appropriate body to show off.
  8. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Don't let them drag on the floor!

    I was getting report on a patient I was rounding on today from a nurse with bell-bottom looking scrub pants that had at least 5cm dragging on the floor. I really had to fight the urge to ask her what she was thinking.

    As for them being too tight, I am not one to complain.
  9. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from Alisonisayoshi
    I can't wear the greys cause I have a big chest, the kois give me the same issue. I go with the dickies ones because I prefer my psych clients to not be focusing on my chest...
    I've discovered this problem. They looked fine in the store (why are store mirrors so deceptive?) but they are seriously too tight on top. As in sometimes I'm afraid I might get stuck when I'm taking them off. And a bigger size makes me look like I'm wearing pajamas.

    I might try Dickies.

    More in line with the OP...I really don't care about tight scrubs. Professional women in offices can wear pencil skirts and fitted tops, and I can wear fitted scrubs. Much better than looking like I'm headed to a 5th grade sleepover, I think.

    I have boobs and a waist. I'm not working in some sort of weird androgynous field, and I'm happy to be (and look like) a woman. I just wear an undershirt to eliminate the cleavage
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  10. Visit  jrwest profile page
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    i find cherokee workwear works well for that bodytype:-)
  11. Visit  SummitRN profile page
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    OP must work in an awesome environment if she has time to notice and worry about this issue.
  12. Visit  multi10 profile page
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    OP, Every nurse, and Every student nurse you see, wears scrub tops that are too tight?
  13. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
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    Is there anyone here who remembers nursing uniform stores? The clothes there came in specific tailored sizes 6-8-10 rather than small-medium-large. Uniforms were built like real clothes with buttons and waistbands.
    The trouble with scrubs is that they are unisex in design, have to be pulled on with no use of zips or anything else to fine tune the fit. It is a wonder anyone looks good in them.
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  14. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
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    Quote from RNperdiem
    Is there anyone here who remembers nursing uniform stores? The clothes there came in specific tailored sizes 6-8-10 rather than small-medium-large. Uniforms were built like real clothes with buttons and waistbands.
    The trouble with scrubs is that they are unisex in design, have to be pulled on with no use of zips or anything else to fine tune the fit. It is a wonder anyone looks good in them.
    Yep. I sure do remember.

    Some of those uniform dresses required one to step into them and then you had to try and zipper them up your back.
    Some of the skirts even had a slit in the back for movement.
    Buckles, buttons, zippers, belts, ties, pleats, ruffles and darts.

    My first one was a White Swan that zippered in the back and had a faux apron on the front. It was smooth across the breast and fitting at the waist.
    Some of my uniforms weren't as pretty as others, but they were all fitted and that's how they were made to be. We all wore them.

    I did have the boxy scrub tops for a awhile but I donated them to Goodwill. I felt like a slob even when I had them nicely ironed (I'm fussy).

    A good fitted top looks neat and tidy and as long as one's bosom isn't swelling and threatening to break free from their confines, I have no problems with what anyone wears.
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