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White Swan Sizing-Help!

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by annabananaof8 annabananaof8 (Member) Member

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Hello All!

I am trying to shop for my scrubs for nursing school, and I'm having a really hard time with sizing. I checked our (not so local, but the only one around) uniform store, and they don't even carry the brand my school requires, so I thought I would turn to you all for some help!

I'm 5'1, 160-ish lbs. Have broad shoulders/back, and carry most of my weight in my abdomen. 

Our school requires us to buy white swan fundamentals in a specific color that is to be embroidered. I'm assuming for the top I'll need a L, but the pants have me confused. I want to order the shorter length. It's recommending a size that just seems so "off" to me. If I go by hip measurements (39/40 inches), I need a M. If I go by my waist (36 inches), I need an XL. I wear a 12 in Old Navy and Levi Jeans, if that helps. I haven't been able to figure out if white swan runs big, small, or right on. 😕 The last thing I want is pants that sag on the back end. 

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vampiregirl has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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Ugh. Figuring out sizing for specific scrub brands is never fun:(

I tend to veer to ensuring I choose scrubs that fit the largest of the measurements - so based on your scenario I would choose the XL pants. But it's also not helpful to look/ feel like the saggy baggy elephant.

Have you checked out reviews for the specific item you are looking for on amazon or one of the heavier trafficked uniform sites? It takes some sifting through reviews but I've been able to find good insight that has helped me make a better decision when specific brands are required. 

Another thought is do the pants have to be embroidered? If not, they should be returnable. It sounds as though you are comfortable with the shirt size, so this would be the more "critical" item since typically items embroidered can't be returned. 

Good luck!

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