Ultimate Guide to buying Scrubs

Ultimate Scrubs buying guide

Scrubs Ultimate Guide

If you are new to Scrubs, it may seem like a minefield out there. Post-Covid a lot of you in the Medical, Care and Beauty industries who didn’t wear Scrubs before are now having to wear extra PPE to keep yourselves and your clients safe.

Whether you are new to buying Scrubs or you just need a refresh on what is available for yourself and your team, you may need some guidance on what is best for you, and what is available on the market.

Here at Work in Style, we have put together this Ultimate Scrubs Buying Guide. Taking you through all of your options, be that Style, Brand or material, we are here to help you make the best and most informed decision on your new Scrubs.

The main things you may want to take in to consideration when buying your Scrubs are;

  • Fit
  • Style
  • Material
  • Practicality
  • Brand
  • Personalisation

Below we will go in to detail on each of these points, but first let’s take a look at What Scrubs are and who wears them…

What are Scrubs?

Scrubs are clothing designed to be worn in the Medical industry and more specifically by those providing patient care, they are easy to wear and easy to wash garments which are designed to create a barrier between the person wearing the Scrubs and any hazardous substances/chemicals which they may come in to contact with. This greatly reduces risk of contamination and risk of infections.

This type of clothing became known as Scrubs as they are used in a sterile (scrubbed) environment

Scrubs have been worn by Surgeons in America for many years but have only recently become popular in the UK in the past 10-20 years, replacing the classic Tunic style we may be used to seeing in hospitals and on our TV screens. Since the Covid 19 pandemic we are seeing more and more Healthcare professionals wearing Scrubs for daily use.

Scrubs are a great tool in large hospital settings to separate staff from patient or to identify team members, Scrub top and Scrub bottoms come in many brands, colours and sizes which can be mixed and match for your perfect set, or to differentiate between job roles and departments.

Who wears Scrubs?

The NHS have been using Scrubs for the longest time but are now being joined by an array of professions, Healthcare and more;

Nurses – Scrubs are great for Nurses as they provide comfort and ease of movement on their long demanding shifts

Doctors – Great for Surgeons especially as the Scrubs can be washed at high temperatures to further prevent any risk of infection or spread of contaminants

Vets – Lots of our Scrubs have fabric technologies such as soil release and anti-static which makes it super easy to wipe off hair, fluff and dust and guarantees you won’t end your day covered in animal hair (although we suspect that does kind of come with the territory)

Dentists – Dentists love our Scrubs! Especially the antimicrobial and fluid barrier properties which repel unwanted fluids which may come flying their way!

Care workers – Traditionally seen in Tunics, Care workers are now making the move to Scrubs after seeing a greater focus on infection control (Post Covid)

Midwives – I think it goes without saying that a Midwife will want some serious barrier protection between themselves and their patient and Scrubs are perfect for this

Beauticians – A new player on the block, since Covid-19 the Beauty and hair industries have begun to take extra precautions to protect themselves and their customers by investing in Scrubs for their teams

Alternative therapists – Think Sports therapists, Physios, Reiki masters and Acupuncturist, there are dozens of  alternative therapists out there who now encourage wearing Scrubs for protection and comfort

Students – We supply scrubs to Nursing students all over the country who wear their very first set of Work in style Scrubs with pride!