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How to wear: hospital scrubs

Your medical scrubs may vary in colour dependent on the healthcare sector you work within, but there are some things you should always look out for when buying a new scrub suit.

Why wear scrubs?

Scrubs are sanitary garments and so make them ideal for those working within the healthcare sector. Originally worn by surgeons, the modern scrub suit is worn by healthcare professionals across the industry from vets to dentists.

Medical and hospital scrubs are designed to be practical, easy to wash, and cheap to replace if damaged or stained.

What colour scrubs should you wear?

This will most likely depend on where you work and your employer’s requirements, but scrub suits are mostly commonly found in shades of blues, greens or pinks.

This is because surgical scrubs used to be white to denote cleanliness. However, bright hospital lights, white surfaces and white scrubs often led to eye fatigue and eye strain in medical staff. Therefore, in late 1950’s, green scrub suits in various shades started to be used in hospitals around the world. Green scrub suits were originally called “surgical greens” but later adopted the name “scrubs” because they are worn in a “scrubbed” environment.

Scrub tops

Scrub tops feature a v neck and three simple pockets to reduce contaminants hiding within the clothing.

You should generally wear a well fitted under-top, so it doesn’t show from underneath your scrub top, keeping it clean and your look professional. Make sure your under-top is not too bright in colour too. This is especially important if it’s long sleeved – you don’t want bright colours to clash with your scrub top!

Scrub trousers

Scrub trousers often feature an elasticated waist for practicality and comfort.

Like scrub tops, wearing fitted clothes under trousers is ideal meaning you can quickly change after that long shift.

It has become common for doctors and healthcare professionals to wear leggings under scrub trousers for comfort and practicality. Thermal underwear is also a good choice to wear under scrub trousers in cooler months.

Scrub tunics

Similar to scrub tops, scrub tunics feature a v neck and three simple pockets.

They are made from a heavier material to make them more durable and better for fast-paced, demanding healthcare environments. Scrub tunics also feature a contrast trim for added design flair.

All of our scrub suits are unisex is size and fit so ordering for entire teams is quick and easy. They are also fully customisable using our embroidery service.

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