With so many scrub brands out there to choose from, do you ever wonder which scrubs are the right ones for you? Maybe you have your favorite few options picked out, but why not add something new and different to your scrub wardrobe? Here are a few steps you can take to help make your choice a little easier.
Whether you like to play it simple and comfy or add a little flare, the most important thing is to feel comfortable in your scrubs. After all, you wear them all day. Every brand is cut a little differently. Make sure check out the appropriate size charts before you order. When you are ordering on line make sure you use a site that offers free returns, doesn’t have any hidden restocking fee’s, and allows you enough time to send them back (at Scrubadoo.com we have a 100 day return policy and we pay for return shipping). No matter how much you look at a size chart you never really know until you try it on.
Most scrubs come in a 65% polyester and 35% cotton blend (or some close variation). However, not all scrubs have the same feel, or weight. This blend helps prevent wrinkling and shrinking when you wash it. 100% cotton scrubs may wrinkle more, but they also tend to be a little lighter and more breathable. Just like fit, use a store that has a good return policy so you can get a feel for the scrub before you commit to it.
Scrub sets can get expensive, but just like anything else you typically get what you pay for. For most Brand name scrub sets you are going to pay at least $35. It is possible to get a quality scrub sets for around $20, but it will be private label. Remember, not all private labels are equal! When you purchase a brand name you know what you are getting, however when it comes to private labels, the cheapest are cheap for a reason: low quality. If you are paying much less than $18/set do not expect a quality product.
Make sure you take into consideration the shipping costs when shopping online. Look for an advertised flat rate up front to avoid hidden costs.
If you normally wear solid scrubs, why not try something new? If you aren’t into prints there are other great options that can add a little flair. You can purchase team logo’d scrubs, customized scrubs, and a wide variety of other products that can add a little something new to your wardrobe.
The most important thing to remember when choosing your scrubs is your happiness! Choose scrubs that you will be comfortable in and reflects you in some way. Don’t be afraid to explore!