Wearing scrubs doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t have to make you look like everyone else.
You can find a lot of different options for scrubs that are great looking and still meet the dress code where you work. Naturally, you’ll want to think about the patients you work with most often when you’re choosing scrubs. You might not choose the same thing for a pediatric practice as you would choose when working with elderly patients, for example. It depends on the patients, the atmosphere of the office or hospital, and what your boss will allow you to wear. Regardless, you’ll have to wear scrubs in the nursing profession.
Be sure to ask before you make your selection, to avoid getting scrubs that you really can’t wear at work.
Consider these three options:
- Embroidered, fitted scrub tops. If you can find scrubs that are fitted, they can make it easier to work. Fitted garments move with you, and don’t look as much like uniforms. The embroidery is nice, since you can get different designs and colors. That really makes your scrubs look more like street clothes, and can help you feel more comfortable throughout the day.
- A mock wrap tunic. Both comfort and style are important, and a scrub top that looks like a wrap tunic is a great way to look casual and still very put-together. It adds some visual interest to what otherwise might just be a boring scrub top. It also looks more like the clothing you would wear everyday, so it can fit in better with the style you have and the other articles of clothing you normally buy.
- Split neck scrub top with designs. The split neck style is cute and comfortable, and the designs can range from a simple pattern to something that’s very eye-catching, like bright birds or butterflies. There are so many design choices on scrub tops today that it’s almost impossible not to be fashionable, if that’s what you’re going for. Why not carry your fashion sense right over into work rather than leave it at the door because you can’t find scrubs that you really like? The options are basically endless. Don’t underestimate your ability to find something you really love – and that your patients will appreciate, too.
No matter what you like in the way of scrubs, you don’t have to wear the same old, solid color options. Once, they were the only options available, but not anymore. Now you can get scrubs that you really like and choose designs follow fashion trends. Today’s scrubs come in amazing colors and patterns, along with styles that are more form-fitting and aren’t so obviously designed as medical attire.
There’s nothing wrong with dressing for your profession. However, it’s often helpful, especially when working with children, if you look less like a doctor or nurse and more like any “normal” person might. That can help lessen fear and make patients more comfortable. It’s also a great way to look more cheery and lighten the mood, so that patients can start feeling better.