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Trends in Nurse scrubs

Published on August 29, 2013 – Twitter @fashionflu No Comment |

Nurse Scrubs

Scrubs have come a long way in the last few decades. While their primary function is to provide protection and comfort, they are the uniforms that nurses wear each day—so you want to look good while you are wearing them! If plain boxy scrubs aren’t your preference look at the popular tends in today’s modern scrubs.


Scrubs may once have been a unisex “one size fits all” uniform that lacked in shape and style, but today, you can find scrubs that come with pleats or darts, and in styles that are flattering for a wide variety of body types. Trends like koi scrubs are also popular because they come with a variety of pant waist bands, an adjustable hemline, and are incredibly durable.


Even if you prefer or are required to wear a fairly standard scrub, you now have many different cuts from which to choose. You can now opt for round, square, or V-neck tops and your sleeve lengths can be short, medium, or long. Your scrub bottoms now come in straight leg, tapered leg, or a figure flattering boot cut. While it may not sound like much, this change in cut can make a big difference in your appearance.

Color and Pattern

If you are not restricted to wearing solid colors only, there are many fun patterns available. Some patterns have characters or color combinations that are perfect in pediatric departments, while others are designed just for fun, and some are designed for style and fashion. If you are not able to wear patterns in your workplace but have more freedom when it comes to the colors you choose, there are a rainbow of colors available today. Even if you have to wear a shade of blue or green, you now have multiple shades to choose from. You can even find scrubs that come in khaki colors and look more like a traditional pant.


The primary function is to provide a comfortable protective barrier; however, functionality can go a long way when deciding on a style. Look for scrubs that have built-in pockets on the top, and cargo type pockets on the pants. The added pockets will provide for more hands-free work—just make sure you get into the habit of checking your pockets before washing. If you prefer a scrub that snaps closed instead of pulling overhead, you also have many different styles to choose from.


The majority of scrubs are made from cotton, polyester, or a cotton/poly blend. The material your scrubs are made from will affect their softness or stiffness, durability, tendency to wrinkle, and how see-through they are. Some scrubs are even being made with spandex and other fabrics that allow a bit more flexibility. The materials your scrubs are made from are a matter of personal preference, so find the blend of fibers that is most comfortable and functional for your workload.

Regardless of your profession, it is nice to have a change of pace every once in a while. As a nurse, a simple way to mix things up is to invest in a new color, trend, or style of scrubs that best matches your personality.

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