The Ultimate Guide: How Are Scrubs Supposed to Fit?

The Ultimate Guide: How Are Scrubs Supposed to Fit?

Ever found yourself looking at scrubs online, wondering if you're picking the right size or if you'll end up looking like you've borrowed a tent for your shift? Well, you're not alone! The fit of your scrubs can be just as crucial as your bedside manner. After all, who wants to be adjusting their pants while trying to save lives or comfort patients? Not us, and we're guessing not you either.

In this guide, we're going to break down everything you need to know about finding that perfect scrubs fit — the kind that makes you look and feel like the healthcare rockstar you are. And remember, we're aiming to put a smile on your face, so buckle up for some break-room banter style advice!

Understanding Scrubs Sizing

Unisex vs. Gender-specific Sizing

First things first, did you know scrubs come in unisex and gender-specific sizing? Yep, that's right! Unisex scrubs are like that one-size-fits-all hat that fits...well, sort of. They're meant to cover all bases but can sometimes miss the mark on fitting well.

Gender-specific scrubs, on the other hand, are tailored to fit the unique contours of male and female bodies, offering a bit more shape and, dare we say, style.

Common Sizing Conventions (XS, S, M, L, XL, etc.)

Most scrubs brands stick to the traditional XS to XL sizing, with some offering plus sizes to ensure everyone gets a good fit. But remember, a medium in one brand might feel like you're swimming in fabric, while in another, you're wondering if it shrunk in the package on the way to your house. Dr. Woof Apparel offers an inclusive sizing range from XS to 3XL.

Importance of Accurate Measurements

Grab a tape measure and get to know your body like it's your favorite patient. Accurate bust, waist, hip, and inseam measurements are your best friends in the quest for perfectly fitting scrubs.

Factors Influencing Proper Fit

Body Type and Shape

Just like humans, scrubs come in all shapes and sizes. Consider your body type — are you tall, petite, plus size? There's a scrub set out there with your name on it.

Personal Preferences

Do you like your scrubs fitting snugly, or are you more of a "give me space to move" kind of person? Personal preference plays a big role in what you'll consider a good fit.

Personal Preferences

Occupational Requirements

Some hospital wards or specialties require you to move more, bend over, or stretch. Ensure your scrubs won't leave you exposed or restrict your superhero movements.

Fabric Type and Stretchability

Not all scrubs are created equal. Some are rigid, and some stretch like your favorite yoga pants. If you're into doing squats by the patient's bed (hey, we don't judge), look for scrubs with a good amount of spandex or elastane.

Finding the Right Scrubs for You

Know Your Measurements

Armed with your trusty tape measure results, you're ready to conquer any scrubs sizing chart that dares to challenge you.

Consider Alterations if Necessary

Found the perfect pair, but they're a tad too long? Don't be afraid to get them hemmed. Looking great in your scrubs is worth that little extra effort.

Consider Alterations if Necessary

Pay Attention to Fabric Composition and Stretch

Remember, the danceability of your scrubs (yes, that's a thing) largely depends on this. Choose wisely depending on how your shifts usually go.

Consider the Specific Requirements of your Job

Are you in pediatrics and need to squat or sit on the floor? Or perhaps in surgery, needing scrubs that won’t make you too hot under those bright lights? Keep these in mind.


There you have it, folks — your comprehensive guide to finding scrubs that fit just right. Remember, when you're comfortable and confident in your work attire, it shows in your care. And if you're looking to jazz up your wardrobe with scrubs that check all these boxes, why not check out our collection at Dr. Woof Apparel? We've got you covered with styles that are as functional as they are fashionable.

Looking for more tips on how to rock your work attire or just a good laugh to lighten your day? Keep following us for your daily dose of fun, fashion, and everything in between. Because at the end of the day, we're all part of the same team, making those long shifts a bit brighter, one scrub set at a time.

Now, go forth and conquer those hospital corridors in style — and comfort! And hey, don't forget to give us a shout if you find the perfect fitting scrub. We love a good success story!