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Scrub Guide

Great News! We reviewed what works best for our customers when looking for the right medical scrubs that will give you the look, feel, and functionality you are looking for. Look and feel your best with our helpful guide. You can customize the size, fit, style, and colors you want!

We love helping healthcare professionals shop for uniforms. We have been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, so we understand your needs.

If the scrub fits…buy it in every color!

With a large number of brands and styles available, it can be a challenge to know which size will fit you best. Some styles run small, and some may run big. Sizing charts are generally available, but first you must know your size. Simply grab your measuring tape and we will walk you through the steps so you are prepared to get it right the first time. 

General Guidelines for Top and Pants Sizing:

How to Measure

You will need a cloth measuring tape and yourself or a friend. You will find with some of these measurements it’s best that you get some help. But you can still do it alone, it just may be a bit challenging. Make sure not to pull the tape too tight, instead, a comfortable, loose measure works best!

Inseam/Length of Pants: Select a pair of your pants that fit with similar material (cotton or polyester) and measure along the inside of the leg, from just below the crotch down the inside of the leg. See the chart for reference.
In general, both heights below are considered tall regardless of size:
  • Women 5’8″ and over
  • Men 6’2″ and over
Chest/BustWith arms relaxed at your side, measure around the fullest part of your bust.
WaistMeasure under the natural waistline (smallest part of your waist).
Tip: try this if you are still confused – bend to one side and where you find the crease is your natural waistline.
HipStanding with feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hips.
Tip: When selecting a pants size, it is best to use your hip measurement if it is more than twice the size of your waist.


The fit is just as important as the size. We created this guide so that you are aware of what each term means in the uniform world. Once you know the look you are going for, you can make a better decision on the style of medical scrub you want to wear. Check out this cool chart:

Overall Look, Comfort & Mobility:

From top to bottom, this is how you want your medical scrubs to fit:


  • Tops may have a slightly shorter sleeve length and a slightly shorter center-back length as well, making exposure likely when bending over.
  • Pants are more likely to have a lower rise, below the natural waistline but generally above the hips. They are also slimmer through the hips and butt as well.
  • They are cut closer to the thigh for a more fitted feel.


  • Maximum Comfort, Loose Fit with more room. Typically falls over curves and fits easily over the waist and hips.
  • The top length runs a little longer than the modern fit and covers a little more of the hips.
  • Pants are more likely to have a midrise or natural rise that sits at or just below the natural waistline.

Tip: Scrubs are available in different cuts. Shirts may be V-neck (give more room) or crew cut, and pants can come as cargo pants, joggers, straight legs, or wide legs. Cargo pants are more functional, but joggers look better overall.

How High do you want your pants to sit?

Now that you know where your natural waistline is, this will be easy! The rise of your pants is where the waistband ends up.

  • Natural or High Rise: at your waistline, up to and sometimes over the belly button. Good if you want to cover your tummy! Secret weapon if you a little more control around your midsection.
  • Mid Rise: slightly below the waistline. Good if you want it sits right below your tummy! Sits midway between your hips and your belly button. It is the most figure friendly, comfortable for all body types.
  • Low Rise: wraps around the hips, right at or below your belly button. These are good if you like pull-on styles, usually with no drawstring. Customers enjoy this style if they have a You have a well-toned body, and your toned ABS are the highlights of your waist.
Men's fit

Looser fit overall

  • Scrub tops have broader shoulders and sleeves are cut loose for better mobility.
  • Men’s fit scrub pants usually sit around the natural waistline or just below.
  • Men’s fit scrub pants have a relaxed fit through the hip, butt, and thigh as well.
Unisex fit
  • Scrub tops have roomier armholes and fit straight and loose through the waist, falling below the hips.
  • The length of most unisex scrub tops will likely fall slightly below the hips, but reference the style description for the center back length.
  • Unisex fit scrub pants have a rise that normally sits around the natural waist or just below with a more relaxed fit around the hips, butt, and thigh.
  • Some women will go down a size when buying unisex fit.

Tip: Scrubs are available in different cuts. Shirts may be V-neck (give more room) or crew cut, and pants can come as cargo pants, joggers, straight legs, or wide legs. Cargo pants are more functional, but joggers look better overall.


Medical scrubs are generally made up of 4 types of materials in some type of blend.

  1. Cotton
  2. Polyester
  3. Spandex/Elastane/Lycra
  4. Rayon
Characteristics Cotton Polyester Spandex Rayon
Moisture Wicking
Ease of Care
Fade Resistance
Wrinkle Resistance


This is one of the most commonly used organic fabrics in the world. 100% cotton was the main fabric used in the 1950s when medical scrubs were first used. 

Cotton is lightweight, soft, and durable, and prints show up really well. Because its breathable, you stay cool and dry throughout the day.

Cotton also tends to fade or shrink with washing, and the material soils and wrinkles easily. For this reason, cotton is often blended with other fabrics to prevent wrinkling, fading, and shrinkage.


This is a synthetic fabric, which is good for resisting shrinkage, stains, and fading.

Fun Fact – The material itself is a type of plastic, which makes it more durable, making your scrubs last longer. 

Polyester is wrinkle-resistant and easy to care for. It dries fast and wicks moisture from the skin, leaving you feeling dry and cool all day. 

The main disadvantage is this material is not breathable, potentially making you feel sweaty, which can be uncomfortable. But more moisture-wicking polyesters are being made, which are great for the modern-day medical scrub. Modern polyesters are regarded as high-grade fabric. The material is less susceptible to tearing, which makes it a great option for men’s scrubs.


This is a synthetic lightweight and durable fabric most often seen in leggings. You may also see the terms Lycra or Elastane when describing a type of spandex.

Spandex is used to add stretchiness to any fabric, allowing movement without restriction. Spandex is also resistant to sweating and abrasion. The main benefits of this fabric are to add comfort, flexibility, and ease to any nursing uniform. It is often combined with cotton or polyester for the best blend. It is generally blended only requiring 3-4% spandex.

Spandex is not breathable, which means it traps moisture and sweat. This is remedied when combined with cotton.


This is a synthetic soft, lightweight, and absorbent fabric very similar to cotton.

Rayon is widely known as a cooling fabric with great breathability and quick drying. It is wrinkle resistant and smooth to touch.

Like cotton, it is prone to shrinkage. To avoid this, it is best washed in cold water and hung to dry.


You may have wondered why healthcare professionals wear different colored scrubs when walking the halls of healthcare facilities or when starting a new job at a hospital. There is no single color that nurses or other staff wear consistently across the healthcare industry. The most common color worn by nurses is blue.

Colors for medical scrubs can be broken down into three categories: traditional, fashionable, and print/patterned colors. 


Traditional colors are more common among clinical staff like nursing and nursing assistants. These colors include:

This is the most popular scrub color. The color evokes feelings of trust and dependability and eases anxiousness. It makes people feel relaxed and calm, lowering blood pressure. Shades of green to blue tend to neutralize the color of blood stains, causing less alarm among staff and patients. Popular blue shades are navy blue, Caribbean and/or royal blue.

This color is typically worn by lab techs. White signifies purity and cleanliness.

By wearing black scrubs, a feeling of formality and professionalism is exuded. This color looks smart and sharp. Black also stands for authority, leadership, and efficiency.

This color signifies hard work, diligence, and composure.


Fashionable colors are less common among clinical staff like nursing. You tend to see these colors worn more by auxiliary clinical staff: housekeeping, transport, pharmacy, etc.

This color is considered to be casual and professional. Wearing brown signifies reliability and stability.

This is a good alternative to wearing red and is a universally flattering color.

These colors are considered less formal and are typically worn by staff that work with children.

These colors evoke feelings of happiness.

This is a great color choice for awareness or teaching roles. Otherwise, avoid due to the color relating to blood or danger.

This color is associated with peace, healing and tranquility. This color is psychologically known to lower a person’s blood pressure. It is also easy to hide bright red stains. Green also helps to ease eye strain among surgeons.


Scrubs with prints are more common in pediatric or veterinary professions. Prints allow you to display more of your personality.


First impressions matter! Custom embroidery can enhance your professional look. 

  1. First select an item of your choice
  2. Next check the “Add Embroidery” box
  3. Follow the steps to create your design, then add to your cart
  4. Upload logo to your item’s design (JPG or PNG) with maximum file size of 300px by 300px and send us an email with your order #


Once we receive your order, you will be contacted by our customer care team to finalize your logo and colors and design. After you are satisfied with the design, we will complete your order and send it for delivery.

Embroidery items are not returnable. Embroidery adds 7-8 business days to the delivery time. For any additional questions, please call or email us.

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