I hate scrubs. Any have elastic?


I bought buttersoft and Landeau. I hate them because they're stiff. I hate them. I hate them. Did I mention I hate them?

Do any scrubs come with eleatic, so I freely move? Why aren't they like cotton t-shirts?

Specializes in Cath Lab. Has 7 years experience.

I hate stiff scrubs too, I bought a pair of Urbane Performance scrubs and it feels like a tshirt and theyre soft and pretty durable and I absolutely love them.

If you want something a little more elastic feeling then I would suggest Smitten brand. Smitten even has a little strap for a badge so it doesn't pull your shirt neck down.

NICUmiiki, DNP, NP

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Specializes in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Has 8 years experience.

Have you tried the Barco brands, like Gray's Anatomy or ICU? They are very soft and stretchy. And if you hang them up, the wrinkles just fall out of them.

I agree, Landau can be very stiff. My school uses them. They were very rough, but they have started to soften up. I have to iron them every time in order to look decent.


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I love all things Cherokee, especially the Luxe pants and perfect stretch tips. They're soo soft!


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Specializes in Med-Surg and Neuro.

Another problem I have is I need tall tops to be comfortable, and so far only landeau seems to have tall scrub tops in women's sizes. Barco and Urbane Performance don't seem to make tall. I know I can buy men's or unisex, but that looks awful. Thanks for the suggestions.


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Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 17 years experience.

I just bought some Carrheart. They are awesome. They have lots of stretch and lots of pockets. Great for the ER.

Specializes in ER.

Jockey is smooth and the black pants look professional almost except for the cargo pocket.


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Specializes in Med-Surg and Neuro.

I've ordered some new stuff. Not in tall, it seems that isn't going to happen. I'll check out your suggestions apples and misty. Thanks!

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

Have you considered contacting a local 'seamstress' to create scrubs that fit your exact specifications? There are plenty of commercially available patterns for all types of scrubs & you just have to purchase the fabric. It's not as expensive as you think. Local fabric stores usually have the name of reliable seamstresses.


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Specializes in critical care.

Peaches comfort line has elastic pants, and they're flexible. Not like cotton flexible, but definitely not rigid.


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Specializes in Med-Surg and Neuro.

I found my happy brand! Wonderwink. They're like yoga pants and a t-shirt! I'm so glad that's over.