Everything You Need to Know About Medical Uniforms

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The story behind the medical uniforms you’ll want to wear

You may have to wear a medical uniform, but how much do you know about its history?

Standard scrubs were first designed for people working in operating rooms in the 1960s. Surgeons found that the bright lights of the operating theater reflected off standard white nursing dresses and aprons, creating an unpleasant glare. Green scrubs solved the problem. Within ten years, hospital green scrubs became the standard medical uniform.

Today scrubs of all colors are frequently worn by veterinarians, dentists, nurses, aestheticians, care workers and research scientists. Their simple design makes them less likely to harbor germs and easy to clean. Scrubs also relatively inexpensive to replace, so that you don’t have to worry about stains and damage.

As more and more workers wear scrubs, there are lots of high-tech and fashionable options on the market. Anti-microbial fabrics, flattering cuts, and colorful patterns make the medical uniforms of today more functional and fun than ever before.

Fashion-Forward Medical Uniforms

We love this fashion scrub top with a modern look and a range of color options for every style. It feels as good as it looks, crafted in a soft poly cotton blend material. The y-neck and mock wrap style, including side slits, fits to flatter any body type.

Medical Uniforms Go High-Tech

Tired of trying to find a safe and sterile place to stash your cellphone? This scrub top has you and your gadgets covered. There’s an inner cellphone pocket and a designated earbud cord hole at the neckline. It’s also made with an innovative stretch fabric that wicks away moisture on your long shift.

Men’s Scrubs Designed for Real Men

Scrubs have come a long way, particularly men’s scrubs. This cargo pant fits just like your favorite street clothes. It has a functional drawstring, zip fly with front button closure, and a hidden inseam gusset for an easy fit. You’ll also love all the pockets for stashing your gear.

Medical Uniforms for the Lab

The last thing you want to worry about while you do your groundbreaking medical research is clothes. This lab jacket wins for easy style and fabulous function. It has pretty details, like heart embossed buttons, and even an extra interior coin pocket so that you always have change for the vending machine.

Warm Up Jackets for Nurses

You’ll look every inch the professional in this sporty warm up jacket. You’ll also be nice and snug even though most of the country is still suffering through a February freeze. Available in three colors, and in sizes from XXS to 5XL, this is a warm up jacket every nurse will love.

Underscrubs that Aren’t an Afterthought

Don’t throw a tired old t-shirt under your fresh new scrubs. Try one of our favorite underscrub baseball tees instead. Made of a great silky fabric with adorable screen prints, you’re going to want some of these to wear in your off-duty hours. Can it get any better than a trumpeting elephant?

Getting the most out of your medical uniform

Once you’ve found the most flattering color and fit, you might be wondering how to make your favorite scrubs last. It’s important to always follow the proper laundering procedures, and not to wear your scrubs outside the hospital.

However, wearing stained and faded scrubs reflect poorly on you and the healthcare provider that employs you. If your scrubs are ready to be retired, check out the great sales we have going on this month. You’re sure to get plenty of bang for your buck.

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