Wearing scrubs doesn’t mean giving up on style. Unlike in the past, when all scrubs were the traditional hospital blue and sterile in appearance, today’s scrubs come in a variety of designs and colors. They are a fun way to brighten up the day while still projecting a professional image. In fact, wink scrubs are now worn in many types of industries. They are not just for healthcare professionals anymore.
In the past, scrub uniforms were unflattering. They were generic in shape, so what fit one individual perfectly would hang awkwardly on someone else. The bulky fit made them uncomfortable to wear, but that has all changed. Today’s scrubs are made in a variety of styles. They are created from fabrics that are flexible and easy to care for. They resist wrinkles better, too. Scrubs are no longer confined to hospital use. They are now worn in many types of professions, including childcare facilities, medical offices, and veterinary clinics. Teachers who work with special needs students have also adopted them, since scrubs can stand up to everyday mishaps that sometimes come without warning.
The basic design for scrubs consists of two pieces—a short-sleeve top and either elastic waist or drawstring pants. Most have pockets that allow the wearer to carry necessary equipment while keeping the hands free. They are a standard in the medical profession, however many other fields have adopted their use. New innovations in scrubs include prints and multicolored fabrics, neckline and pocket placements options, and fabrics that allow comfortable movement.
Scrubs are suitable for both men and women. No longer does the “one size fits all” apply. There are scrubs specifically made to fit the curves of a woman’s body as well as a line that’s tailored to properly fit a man. They are fashionable and practical at the same time. The many pockets on scrubs are perfect for carrying pens, medications, and other items while allowing the hands to be free to do other things. The men’s variety even has an ID bungee loop to keep an ID secure at all times. Scrubs remain the standard in the medical profession, but they are far from being the plain blue attire of yesterday.