Describe the Ugliest Scrubs You Have Seen!

  1. Geez, I volunteer @ a hospital where I have seem more than my share of ugly scrubs! Interested to know what's the ugliest you have seen out there. I have 2 that come to mind:

    (1) NASCAR race cars .. everywhere, ugh!

    (2) A black and white top from afar upon closer inspection reveals it's a skull and crossbones design .. OK it was around Halloween but seriously? As a patient I would get creeped ...

    Personally, I wish the RNs would wear scrubs that identify them apart from LPNs, CNAs or techs. They ALL look the same! Gotta freaking look for a badge that is not always prominently displayed .. but I digress ...
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  3. by   Bella'sMyBaby
    I used to work with a male nurse who wore a "Betty Boop" scrub top!
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    I can't stand seeing nurses who wear the low-rise, hip-huggers paired with the top that is way too short; especially when they bend over or are in other circumstances. (Not to mention with a visible thong). Yuk!
  5. by   madwife2002
    Quote from Bella'sMyBaby
    I used to work with a male nurse who wore a "Betty Boop" scrub top!
    That is just too funny

    A scrub top with large stallions on it-was horrible
  6. by   Boog'sCRRN246
    A scrub top patterned with hunting camo...then the next day, scrub pants patterned with hunting camo.
  7. by   TampaTech
    My hospital system has coordinated colors depending on what job you do. Nurses are white or royal blue, cnas/techs are hunter green, lab is maroon, and RT is black. I used to have alot of nice looking scrubs, and then they went to mandantory colors
  8. by   teeniebert
    The hospital in our health system has gone to mandatory colors. My facility (LTC & Rehab) hasn't yet, but I think it's in the works. Yesterday I went to the outpt. lab to practice drawing blood, and I forgot about the color thing. I wore my new navy blue scrubs, and I matched everyone else in the lab! I was kinda glad--if I'd worn another color, it would've given me away as a trainee.
  9. by   PorterM
    Ever seen the three wolves howling at the moon Tshirt? Yah had a guy make scrub tops of it and wear them in the ER. Even a gunshot victim laughed once. I personally opted for black BDU pants and a hospital themed shirt. Wore that with my waterproof combat boot/sneakers. Very comfy wash off easy and kept the various ickies from leaking onto my socks.
  10. by   llg
    Plain white ... very thin fabric that you can kind'a see through ... revealing too much of the person's underclothes, body hair, and body -- not a pretty sight.
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    Pink, gray, black and white camo scrubs.........looked like a cat that had been hosed down with Pepto-Bismol. Or a box of Good and Plenty candies.
  12. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    I hate low-slung hip-hugger bellbottom scrub pants, especially for women. My school scrubs included them; I wore the men's pants instead.

    One woman at my job has a blue scrub top with cartoons that look like they were draw by a 7-year old. The images include a flag, stick figures, and a school bus. It also has blocks of text, like "Dear God, thank you for keeping my family safe." and "Dear God, please bless my Mom and Dad." I could understand wearing that on a pediatrics ward in a religious hospital, but it doesn't seem appropriate for a nursing home. The dress code states that scrubs cannot have writing on them, so I'm surprised she still wears it.
  13. by   teeniebert
    3 Wolf Moon SCRUBS?!?!! Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner!
  14. by   RhiaRN75
    The scrubs were cute. Really. A pretty pale yellow and a good color for the skintone.

    They were the perfect size... for a five year old!! I cannot fully describe just how bad it was. I'll try... it's been on my mind for some time now and maybe I can finally purge the image from my memories.

    The girls were cemented into place and flattened to the extent that I had to wonder if circulation was impaired. No improper cleavage could show.... maybe if the short sleeves were not similarily constricting they may have peaked out from there to gasp for air, but they were allowed no such opportunity.

    The pants were very fashionable and, unfortunately, a better fit. Upon sitting, the top rode up in an valiant effort to provide for blood flow, and the pants had a low enough waist to have no hope of.... shall we say.... covering the slack.

    The rear view was likewise near indescribable. The thoracic area was tighter then the best made military bed. There was the appearance of a growth above the middle of the shoulderblades as the material fought bravely for a little repreive from the strain. Around the back waist area, there was what I initially believed to be the beginning of the fabric finally giving way but as the shift went on I realized it was the elastic gather- stretched in a manner sure to make a contortionist blush.

    I did my best not to look. I did amuse myself by watching the expressions on the faces of others, but that did not last for long as I was afraid I'd totally lose it. I. Did. Not. Say. A. Word. I eventually avoided eye contact with everyone for the entire shift. At one point I sat down to check something on the computer, glanced over, and didn't make that mistake again. I cleaned, I stocked, I reorganized the rooms.... anything to keep me busy and out of the line of fire. There was no possible way I could address the issue in a manner that could have led to anything close a good outcome or resolution of the situation.

    A few nights later, we had a slow moment and someone tried to bring up the subject. "Hey Rhia, do you like yellow?" No, I do not. Yellow is for caution, and that is all I'll say or hear of that situation. "Awww.... c'mon, didn't you notice..." Nope, I interrupted.... and I'll say STEMI and QUIET five times in a row every fifteen minutes if you persist with this line of questioning. Another said "Now, it couldn't have been that bad!" I sighed. I took a deep breath.
    "Ok, ok, that bad. We'll behave."

    It's been a long time. I am still afraid I'll go to work one day and see those scrubs again.