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How to Choose the Perfect Scrub Styles to Fit Your Frame

We have been working closely with healthcare professionals from all medical environments to learn how YOU want your scrubs to fit, and what makes the most comfortable, flattering scrubs—to keep up with you on the job all day long.

At DOLAN, we don’t just walk the walk - we’ve got over 15 years of design experience to back up our brand. We can’t pick between function and fashion, and we don’t think our customers should either! With the release of our new medical scrubs, we wanted to make it easy for you to choose the perfect pieces, and so our research began.

Over the past year, we’ve been working with healthcare professionals from all medical environments for insight on how scrubs should fit YOU, and what makes them most comfortable or most flattering. What would make you pick out these scrubs day after day, and trust them to keep up with you through the most non-stop shifts? We took everything we learned and used it to create DOLAN Fit & Style Guide for our Core collection. Keep reading for advice on how to style your scrubs.


How should your scrub pants fit?

With so many great scrub styles, there’s no reason to choose favorites. But if we had to…our Hope 11-Pocket Scrub Jogger Pant is our bestselling jogger pants , here are 3 reasons why:

  • First, we designed these with the ideal fit in mind to be the best fitting scrub pants. They strike the perfect balance between slim and roomy, making them flattering on so many different body types. 
  • More is always more, and with 11 pockets, you’ll literally never run out of space to put the things you need to have on hand all the time. Phone, keys, wallet barely scratches the surface of possibility with this much extra room.
  • If you want our take, these jogger style scrub pants look best with tops made for tucking in. Our Mayfair V Neck 2-Pocket Scrub Top, Chelsea Crew Neck Scrub Tee, Alpine Dolman 2-pocket 3/4 Sleeve Scrub Top and our InfraCycle Underscrub Tees all make great options. 

If you’re looking for less pockets and even more comfort (think pajamas, but professional) give our District 6-Pocket High Waisted pants a go. The super-soft yoga waistband makes for a clean look, tucked in or out. Complete the look with our Mission 2-Pocket Scrub top or our Alpine Dolman 2-Pocket Core Scrub Top for your new everyday go-to! Wear them once and we promise, you’ll be thinking about skipping wash day just to rock them again. 

How should your scrub tops fit?

We’d be remiss if we didn’t give our classic Mayfair V Neck 2-pocket scrub top the attention it deserves.
Our staple nursing scrub top, Mayfair features a chest pocket along with a small pen pocket and an easy fit. One of our favorite looks is layering it over an Infracycle Underscrub Tee and our Hope Joggers.

Our new Chelsea Crew Neck Scrub Tee is our answer to a workwear version of your favorite t-shirt. Comfortable enough for work, but cute enough to throw on with a pair of jeans for any after-work plans. * cough * happy hour * cough * You know by now we can’t get enough of the Hope jogger style scrub pants, and this top & bottom combo is no exception.

You know those people who are perpetually cold? Yeah, we’re calling you out. Don’t worry, we’ve got a stylish solution to that blasting AC, our ¾ sleeve scrub top Alpine Dolman 2-Pocket. The ribbed cuff helps maintain a comfortable temperature, and the longer sleeves will ensure you’re not freezing up on the job. If you need even more protection against the harsh office elements, you can always layer up with our temperature regulating InfraCycle Underscrub shirts.

If you’re looking for a scrub style that really stands out from traditional ones, our newly introduced Mission 2-Pick Core Scrubs are for you. Mission’s drop shoulder, short sleeve, and notched collar look more runway than Operation Room (OR). If elevated chill wasn’t a look before, it is now. 

How do you size a scrub top?

Ever wondered what size scrubs top do you need? Our scrub tops are sized for a comfortable but flattering flit. Our tops will give you a little shape, but not constricting allowing you to feel comfortable throughout your long shift.

Both the Chelsea Crew Neck Two-Pocket Core Scrub Top & Mayfair V Neck 2 Pocket Scrub Top have a similar fit, a slightly contoured waist giving you nice shape, and a classic set in sleeve. Our Mission 2 Pocket Core Scrub Top & our ¾ Sleeve Alpine 2 Pocket Core Scrub Top both have a dropped shoulder making them a little bit roomier for our most relaxed fit.

Our Solis Infracycle Underscrub Tee is meant to be fit like a second skin, comfortably under your favorite Dolan Scrub top. 

There you have it! All that’s left to do now is stock your dresser drawers with top-quality form fitting scrubs that help your confidence shine through. Nothing starts a morning off worse than wearing clothes you don’t feel good in. Next time you put on a pair of DOLANs, peep the uplifting mantra we print on all our pieces. Because we believe in wearing the power of positivity on your sleeve ( or your pant leg ). 

Wear your Madeleine Slim Scrub Pants with a tailored top, like our Annabel Surplice Scrub Top. Shop now.
Wear your Madeleine Slim Scrub Pants with a tailored top, like our Annabel Surplice Scrub Top. Shop now.
Wear your Madeleine Slim Scrub Pants with a tailored top, like our Annabel Surplice Scrub Top. Shop now.
Wear your Madeleine Slim Scrub Pants with a tailored top, like our Annabel Surplice Scrub Top. Shop now.

How should your scrub tops fit?

We’d be remiss if we didn’t give our classic Mayfair V Neck 2-pocket scrub top the attention it deserves.
Our staple nursing scrub top, Mayfair features a chest pocket along with a small pen pocket and an easy fit. One of our favorite looks is layering it over an Infracycle Underscrub Tee and our Hope Joggers.

Our new Chelsea Crew Neck Scrub Tee is our answer to a workwear version of your favorite t-shirt. Comfortable enough for work, but cute enough to throw on with a pair of jeans for any after-work plans. * cough * happy hour * cough * You know by now we can’t get enough of the Hope jogger style scrub pants, and this top & bottom combo is no exception.

You know those people who are perpetually cold? Yeah, we’re calling you out. Don’t worry, we’ve got a stylish solution to that blasting AC, our ¾ sleeve scrub top Alpine Dolman 2-Pocket. The ribbed cuff helps maintain a comfortable temperature, and the longer sleeves will ensure you’re not freezing up on the job. If you need even more protection against the harsh office elements, you can always layer up with our temperature regulating InfraCycle Underscrub shirts.

If you’re looking for a scrub style that really stands out from traditional ones, our newly introduced Mission 2-Pick Core Scrubs are for you. Mission’s drop shoulder, short sleeve, and notched collar look more runway than Operation Room (OR). If elevated chill wasn’t a look before, it is now. 

How do you size a scrub top?

Ever wondered what size scrubs top do you need? Our scrub tops are sized for a comfortable but flattering flit. Our tops will give you a little shape, but not constricting allowing you to feel comfortable throughout your long shift. Both the Chelsea Crew Neck Two-Pocket Core Scrub Top & Mayfair V Neck 2 Pocket Scrub Top have a similar fit, a slightly contoured waist giving you nice shape, and a classic set in sleeve. Our Mission 2 Pocket Core Scrub Top & our ¾ Sleeve Alpine 2 Pocket Core Scrub Top both have a dropped shoulder making them a little bit roomier for our most relaxed fit.

Our Solis Infracycle Underscrub Tee is meant to be fit like a second skin, comfortably under your favorite Dolan Scrub top. 

Shop our Downey Double-Pocket V-Neck Scrub Top
Shop our Chelsea Crew Neck Scrub Top
Shop our Westlake 3/4 Sleeve Scrub Top
Shop our InfraCycle Underscrub Tees
One of our favorite aspects of our Core Scrubs collection is the ability to mix and match—different styles and colors.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

At DOLAN, we believe in individuality and personal style expression. One of our favorite aspects of our Core Scrubs collection is the ability to mix and match—different styles and colors. We're big fans of our Navy and Ceil Blue colors worn together for a more subtle, tonal look, for example. The sky is the limit!   

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