Vent about scrubs - page 3

by NellieRN10 17,236 Views | 46 Comments

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 wearing the top as tight as humanly... Read More


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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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    i find cherokee workwear works well for that bodytype:-)
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    OP must work in an awesome environment if she has time to notice and worry about this issue.
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    OP, Every nurse, and Every student nurse you see, wears scrub tops that are too tight?
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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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    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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    I see enough body parts from pts that I don't need to add coworkers on the list. I'm sorry but your g-string should not be visible when emptying foley bags, your nipple shoud not pop out when doing CPR and I don't want to see your ample breasts when all I needed was help turning a pt. Nurses have a hard enough time being taken as a serious profession.
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    I worked with a nurse who wore g-string panties.
    Every time she bent over and I saw that g-string sticking out, I just wanted to grab some scissors and go *snip!!*
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    They may just have larger than average breasts. It would make it seem like they did that on purpose to show off. My scrub top is so enormous, that it goes down to the middle of my thigh, is very loose in the middle but it's very tight up top. I don't have a choice since I'm still in nursing school and I have to wear their uniform.

    And some people not have that issue. As long as they can bend over and not show any skin, I think it's appropriate IMO.
    Last edit by Melodies of Legend on Feb 14, '13
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    There is just no in between for me. I'm in a small top - which still looks I'm like drowning in it, and medium pants which I have to keep pulling up from falling down. If I go smaller, its too tight, or too small. I recently changed jobs and at the new facility we wear scrubs - it made me realize, I don't miss wearing scrubs I miss my dress pants and a nice top


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