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Signs You're Wearing the Wrong Size Scrubs

While it is estimated that around 80 percent of women in the United are wearing the wrong size bra, there is no data about how many medical professionals are wearing the wrong size print scrub jackets and bottoms. Having scrubs that fit right is a key component to on-the-job performance, especially in the medical field where men and women keep a busy schedule. Here are some signs you're wearing the wrong size scrubs.

You have to roll up your scrubs pants to keep from tripping. If you are frequently tripping or nearly tripping because your pants are too long, you might want to consider petite scrub pants. While many years ago there was not much selection in the petite market, now most styles you enjoy in regular sizes can also be purchased in petite. One advantage of ordering petites is that you get the right fit the first time and can then avoid costly alterations. Also, by opting for petites, your will have original hems on all areas of the scrubs, which are designed with smaller frames in mind.

You can barely breathe in your scrub pants. We are often obsessed by labels and sizes. What most consumers don't realize is that sizes vary greatly among designers. You could be a size 12 in one scrub brand and a size 14 in another scrub set. If your scrubs fit too tightly it could restrict breathing and weaken overall job performance. Plus size scrubs give you all of the fashion with a fit that will leave you feeling both comfortable and professional at work. It is also important to consider how our bodies change with age. If you are still wearing the too-tight scrubs that were given to you twenty years ago, your body and your age might be telling your that it's time for a change.

People mistake your scrubs pants for capri pants. Save the short-fitting capri pants for your summer vacation. Much like the growth in the selection of petite scrubs for smaller boned people, there are more tall size scrubs available on the market than ever before. You don't even need to go to a specialty shop to buy them. Scrubs retailers carry the full gamut of sizes and can be ordered online from the comfort of your home.

You notice that your scrubs have a see-through quality. Many times the oldest scrubs are the softest. Repeated washing, combined with wear-and-tear are two frequent contributing factors to your scrubs taking on a see-though quality. When you notice this, it is signal that is may be time to retire your favorite scrubs and buy new ones. Don't worry old scrubs, once retired make great pajamas.