Vent about scrubs - page 4

by NellieRN10 17,580 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 Daisy_08
    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.
    We have a tech that every time she sits down I can see at least 2 inches of crack and about 3 inches of muffin top. What really grosses me out is all of that skin and butt is touching the backs of our chairs. Disgusting!
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    We have a tech that every time she sits down I can see at least 2 inches of crack and about 3 inches of muffin top. What really grosses me out is all of that skin and butt is touching the backs of our chairs. Disgusting!
    omg I have some co- workers who do this. Aren't they aware of the breeze???

    Haha - muffin top. I would think that would be uncomfortable?
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    I kimda solved the problem... Im heavy chested and always felt tight in my scrubs top... So since its not againt our hospital policy to wear regular shirts, i bought very light t shifts hat i wear a light camisole underneath and im good to go... Very comfy since its more stretchy than scrubs top... I just miss those 2 front pockets though...
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    The worst part has to be being between sizes, especially when they're the required unisex ones. I just dealt with that this week. Medium landau top fit great (a smidge shorter than I'd like it, but much better than swimming in a large), however the pants were a nightmare. The medium pants were too narrow on my thighs (thanks childhood sports!!!) and were doing unflattering things in the front. The large pants were a joke. I looked better in my hubbs' ABU pants at the end of my 3rd trip thru the endurance course (caked in mud and sweat, btw) at the Naval Academy than I did in those scrub bottoms. I was lucky enough to find bottoms that fit (and have more than one pocket) in the correct shade of red. Here's to hoping those three pairs of pants survive the next three years...
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    Did you buy them on your own, or were they "fitted" thru the school? It would seem what you really needed was the next size up, with some tailoring....
    Quote from Melodies of Legend
    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.
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    Quote from nrsang97
    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.
    ^I feel your pain...I have football player shoulders on a 5 foot 2 3/4 frame lol.

    Some of these comments are downright hilarious, you are making my Sunday morning!

    As to the thread, I wear a small top and medium bottoms...I have thick thighs...between the chubby baby of 8 lbs-10lbs before I left the hospital to the dancer in me didn't get the memo for my legs to look like my arms (shrugs)...So if I had Small pants, they fit, but sure can see my waist (and MORE), yet if I got Mediums, they were dragging on the floor. My legs are long too, so a petite pant would force me to wear Michael Jackson glitter socks. It just looked potentially BAD.

    I found that Cherokee were the way to go for me, as well as Dickies in the past, but I'm in the market for new scrubs. I think I'll go into the store and find out what makes the best fit. I will never go back to ill-fitting scrubs...I don't plan to swim nor bake any muffins!
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    Scrubs are not flattering in general. I'm pregnant now and it's worse.. You have to wear bigger tops or you feel like you can't breathe. I have found that a t-shirt with a scrub jacket works best.. I can't button that jacket, but still feel super comfy in a t-shirt..
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    Quote from xoemmylouox
    Scrubs are not flattering in general. I'm pregnant now and it's worse.. You have to wear bigger tops or you feel like you can't breathe. I have found that a t-shirt with a scrub jacket works best.. I can't button that jacket, but still feel super comfy in a t-shirt..
    Congrats!!!

    I am more inclined to go if a t-shirt and a scrub jacket or button down scrub top...preferably Cherokee workwear...best to keep everything covered!!
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    Thank you.. And I agree. I don't look too frumpy, and yet I keep my ever growing bust covered.
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    Quote from AngelicDarkness
    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
    This is exactly my problem! Currently I work in a surgical center which provides our scrubs. I've found that at times the medium pants are so snug I could swear they are really smalls. The sizing fluctuates so much. Since I'm hippy (as in curvy, haha), the med pants can be a little snug but if I put on a large, they look ridiculous on me. Same goes for the tops! I wear the small cause I swim in the medium. The small of course is boxy and bunches at my hips because it won't go over them...agh!!
    I will be starting a new job in a few weeks so now I am in search of scrubs (darn, you mean I have to purchase and launder my own scrubs now? haha). Thanks for all the tips! Especially the pants dragging issue. Since I'm on the shorter side, some of the pants were too long but there was nothing I could do and cuffing OR scrubs is next to impossible.
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