What do you wear under scrubs?

  1. I'm mostly talking about t-shirts, but if you have underwear recommendations I'm listening LOL I'm scrub-clueless...

    Anyway, I'm someone who's ALWAYS hot. I wear a 3x (and shopping for plus-size scrubs is meh), and I'm pretty much always sweating to some degree. I live for A/C in the summer.

    That being said, I'm taking a phlebotomy course this summer prior to starting LPN clinicals this fall. I don't know what kind of facility I will be working in, although I do find most hospitals a bit chilly.

    How should I layer?
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  3. by   hardworkinmama
    I wore tank tops or short sleeve t-shirts under scrub tops. I'm more hot natured as well. Check to make sure you don't have a specific dress code to follow. :-)
  4. by   DisneyNurseGal
    I bought a pack of men's white hanes tee shirts to go under my scrubs. They are lightweight, inexpensive and I like that they cover when I bend down, so patients don't get a look down my scrub top!
  5. by   readyforachangenow
    I don't wear scrubs but I read in another post about old navy v neck t shirts. I wear them in my personal life and they are great. I really like the length on them.
  6. by   rubato
    For me, it depends on the environment. I always assume I'm going to be cold and wear a long sleeved t-shirt the first time I go someplace. But, if it's a place where I know I'm usually warm, I either wear a tank or nothing but a bra (as long as my scrub top is high at the neck).
  7. by   springchick1
    I'm always hot so I never wear any type of short under my scrubs.
  8. by   springchick1
    Quote from aubgurl
    I'm always hot so I never wear any type of short under my scrubs.
    That should be shirt. The keyboard on the iPhone is tiny
  9. by   blondebabe0625
    Quote from aubgurl

    That should be shirt. The keyboard on the iPhone is tiny
    Agreed! Always running around! Even in winter I ne'er wear any long sleeve shirts underneath my top but I ALWAYS wear a tank top!
  10. by   Mewsin
    I don't wear a shirt under my scrubs, I'm too hot, the facilities are too hot, I do not need extra clothing on. I only wear cherokee scrub tops with the knit insert on the sides. they are long enough to never ride up on me. I also never wear smooth underwear, only cotton, otherwise my pants seem to slip down while walking.
  11. by   ambitiousBSN
    I've always worn tank tops under my scrubs and plan to do the same in nursing school. Our scrubs will have a zipper, so I'll definitely be doing the same since the awful thought of a patient unzipping the top!
  12. by   DoeRN
    I wear a tank top or fitted t-shirt. Not trying to give a peek show to anyone. I'm hot natured too.

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  13. by   havehope
    I, too get very hot easily. That being said I wear tank tops under my scrubs. If your very hot natured I also recommend the Wonder Wink scrubs. They have a collection that is very silky and looks appealing too. They are a little expensive so I usually buy only the pants -a black or gray pair to match everything and just buy regular tops. I believe a pair of the pants are maybe $30ish? You also mentioned you need bigger sizes. They also have a Wonder Winks Plus section too, so they should have your size.

    Oh, and trust me when you start working in a hospital setting it isn't nearly as cold as you think. Once you start running around you'll get hot, at least I do.
    Last edit by havehope on Jun 22, '13 : Reason: Added more information
  14. by   Jaynie_Marie
    I am another person who is always too hot, and the LTC facility where I work is always quite warm also. I used to wear only a tank top under my scrubs (just so none of my residents could get an accidental peak down my top), but then we had an emergency with a resident and I needed to wash blood off my scrub - resulting in finishing out my shift in a wet top because a tank top is extemely outside the dress code...so now I wear tshirts that wick the sweat away from your skin (like Underarmour). As you're figuring out what you want to do remember that the facilitues where you will be will seem to get much warmer once you start running around working.