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Loose Uniforms?

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by ChooSoul ChooSoul (Member) Member

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Is it okay to wear uniform that is 1 size larger than your proper size? I just bought uniforms today and i made a big mistake of picking the wrong size for scrubs... i didnt try them on at the store, so i came home after i bought them and tried them on and they look too big and too lose for my body. I didnt realize scrubs and regular clothes size dont match. The uniforms were expensive and i dont know if the school store would allow for exchanges but if i cant exchange them, would it be okay to wear them for school anyways? Or will I have problems?

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JBudd has 38 years experience as a MSN and specializes in trauma, teaching.

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As long as they are clean and neat, why not? Just make sure the top doesn't puff out in front enough to look down when you bend over.

Being rather tall, none of the standard scrubs fit me. If they come anywhere near my ankle the seat is so baggy I get chafed on my thunder thighs :wideyed:. If they fit up top, you'd think I was wearing capris.

I make my own scrub tops, and always put an extra triangle of cloth across the dip in the front.

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the smallest I could get my scrub top was XS and its too big, more like a medium. I'm sure you will be fine too!

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thelittledoe specializes in Surgical.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of scrubs! I just ordered mine in December for my new job. I ordered them all from the same site and ordered all smalls. Well let me tell you, there is no way in **** they can all be the same size!! One is big enough for an elephant while the other is so tight I'm afraid to wash it.

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NightNerd has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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As long as you're not tripping over your pants or showing everybody what you got when you bend over, I think you're good.

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ChrisMarie09 has 4 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics.

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I drown in my scrubs. XS top, XS petite pants. I swear they're really mediums. The shape is really unflattering as well. I might as well wear a blue bag. I have to wear a shirt and running capris underneath otherwise I feel like I have nothing on.

On the bright side, nothing hangs out, falls out, or anything of the sort so I just deal with it.

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What is this loose clothing of which you speak? I haven't had loose clothing in years... it all seems to shrink sideways after awhile... hmmmm.

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rubato is a ASN, RN and specializes in Oncology/hematology.

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Don't worry. They won't be loose after a semester of nursing school. ;)

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Wrench Party has 3 years experience and specializes in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgical.

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If they're really so loose they're falling off, you can always taken them to a tailor and have them altered, or to a

friend that sews. It should take about 15 min to put in some darts on the top and the pants, and leave the extra

fabric in case you need it again. I had to alter some of my pants last year because of this issue.

Just make double sure they do NOT cut out the extra fabric- nothing worse than that!

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