As nurses we often work long shifts, and we prefer to do this with comfortable clothing. Just like anything else, there are great, soft scrubs, and there are crappy, horrible ones too. I don't know about you, but I prefer to have nice soft scrubs that are not too tight, move with my body and compliment my figure.
There are tons on scrub manufacturers these days. I ordered a pair of scrubs from every manufacturer I could find and wore each pair of scrubs for a week, before writing this review. I wanted to give you my honest opinions based on actually wearing the scrubs.
I wanted to consider price, softness, durability, number of pockets, (cause nurses love pockets), colors and how well they hold up in the washer and dryer. All these things are important when you're trying to find the best scrubs for you.
Here's what I learned about each set of scrubs:
Cherokee-These were the first set I wore, and I was quite surprised at how comfortable these scrubs were. They offer a V-neck and a round neck in these scrubs, and the price is very reasonable. I was very happy with the quality of these scrubs for the price.They fit nicely and are they were true to size. I wear them every day and with the repeated washings they receive, they have held up very well. They look very crisp and professional but are very soft to the touch. Overall a great quality scrub at a very affordable price. The scrub tops start at about $15.00 and go up to about $24.00. Amazon has the best prices I could find on these scrubs, and they offer this scrub in tons of cool colors. They also have several pairs that have up to five pockets in the top and five in the bottom. Great news for all nurses.
Landau-I like Landau scrubs because they fit very well in the washer and dryer. I would like more pockets offered in these scrubs too. They are soft, yet durable and come in a variety of colors. They are true to size and are well designed for not only a comfortable fit, but they are stylish and hug your body without being too tight. Only scrubs I have worn can be baggy around the crotch, but these fit just right. The price of these scrubs is quite affordable at around $16.00-$20.00, and once again, the price is best with Amazon as well as the selection.
WonderWink are some of my favorite scrubs. They fit well, and I love the color variety they offer. These scrubs also offer you plenty of pockets and are not baggy in the crotch like some scrubs tend to be. The are true to size and comfortable enough to wear all day long. Amazon has great prices on these scrubs. I have seen them in stores near me, but they are priced substantially higher there. Best to purchase these scrubs online. Priced at around $12.00-$19.00 for the top and the same for the bottoms you can't really go wrong with these scrubs. These scrubs also wash very well and come out of the dryer unwrinkled.
Grey's Anatomy-Lovely scrubs that accentuate every curve without being clingy. They move with your body and they are very soft. They wash and dry very well and are an all around quality scrub. They're a little more pricey than some of the other scrubs, but they really are worth the extra money. These scrubs are great for women who have large breasts, they fit without being too tight around the chest. If you love the soft fabric, these are the scrubs for you. The cost is around $22.00-$28.00 for the top and the same for the pants, but they are well worth a few extra dollars. These scrubs last a long time too.
Dickies scrubs are nice. They are fade resistant and tend to wash and dry well without shrinking. They do run a bit larger so check the sizing chart before you purchase any. I like the way these scrubs feel and for the price, they're very nice scrubs. These scrubs seemed to hold up better than any others in the washer and dryer, and they offer a lot of color choices. The price of these scrubs is right along the same lines as the other scrubs. Amazon is the best place to get Dickies; you'll pay more elsewhere. At around $20.00-$24.00, you can't go wrong with these scrubs.
Koi-Great scrubs that fit well. The pair I wear have strings to either side, and the strings are quite long, so they get in your way a bit. I would advise you not to get the tops with string ties at all. These scrubs fit well and come in plenty of colors. They don't shrink and are just as soft as Dagacci scrubs, which is saying a lot. There is also heavy duty stitching on these scrubs that makes them very durable. Priced at around $18.00-$27.00 for each piece, they're well within any nurses' price range.
Dagacci- These are by far my favorite scrubs. They are very soft, yet durable. I'm tall, so I like to be able to raise my arms without the shirt raising up. They hug your body and move with you. The do extremely well in the washer and dryer and don't wrinkle at all. That's a great thing! They don't shrink, and the colors don't fade. They seem to last forever. Although they are slightly more pricey than the others, they are worth the investment. At around $27.00-$29.00 for the top and the same for the bottoms, they are still very affordable.