Classic fit scrubs tops will typically fall over curves and fit easily over the waist and hips. The top length runs a little longer than modern fit and covers a little more of the hips. Classic fit scrub pants are more likely to have a mid rise or natural rise that sits at or just below the natural waistline.

Do scrubs run big or small?

I’m so glad you asked. The answer is no. As with all types of clothing, scrub sizes can vary greatly from brand to brand. That means one brand’s size small could have the same measurements as another brand’s size medium, so scrub size conversion relies strictly on measurements.

How tight should my scrubs be?

It’s always best to go a little loose. You don’t want the scrubs binding when you’re trying to do something, and (having been attacked a couple of times while in scrubs) it’s always better if you have some twist room when someone has a hold on you.

Should you size up or down in scrubs?

Scrubs Size Charts

If one of your measurements is borderline between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your measurement for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

Should scrub pants be loose or tight?

Scrubs are supposed to fit loose enough to allow for easy movement, but tight enough to be professionally appropriate. For a more semi-fitted look, many opt in for our 2-pocket v-neck scrubs. Healthcare professionals typically wear scrubs for 8-12 hours during their shift or longer.

Should scrubs be oversized?

Size is important, and you generally want fitting scrubs � not too small, but not too baggy either. Loose, baggy scrubs can become difficult to move around quickly in, and if you decide to pick loose-fitting scrub pants, you may have trouble keeping them on in hectic situations.

What do I do if my scrubs are too big?

What Do I Do if My Scrubs Are Too Big?

  1. Return them for a different size or brand � but there are so many stipulations on what can be returned and what can’t be.
  2. Wash and/or dry your uniform in high temperatures.
  3. Take on a new hobby sewing and hem them yourself.
  4. Send them to a seamstress.


Do scrubs stretch over time?

It happens to all of us, no matter which brand of scrubs we use; our scrubs wear down, just like our other clothing. They fade over time, their fabrics because stretched and torn; it’s inevitable!

Do scrub pants stretch out?

Unless it’s made of knit fabric (unlikely), it’s not likely to stretch significantly. Washing will only make it snugger (esp. putting it in the dryer).

Do scrubs shrink over time?

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What size should you get scrubs?

Unisex Scrubs

Care+Wear Size Chest Waist
XS 33-35 29-31
S 36-38 32-34
M 39-41 35-37
L 42-45 38-40

How do you know what size scrubs to wear?

Chest: Measure around the fullest part of your chest, keeping the measuring tape horizontal. Waist: Measure around the narrowest part (typically the small of your back), keeping the tape horizontal. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.

Do hospital scrubs run big?

Most of Medline’s scrub wear is designed with a generous cut for comfort. Medline unisex scrubs are especially roomy because they mirror men’s sizing, with a full cut in the chest, waist, thigh, and length.

PerforMAX Scrub Measurements.

Top Center Back
S 28.25
M 28.75
L 29.25
XL 30.5

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