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The Best Scrubs for Female Nurses

Posted June 14, 2021

Let’s face it. You’re in scrubs most hours of the day, so finding the most comfortable pair should be high on your priority list. Not only do we want you to land the best nursing job, but we want you comfortable and stylish in your scrubs too! We researched the best scrubs for nurses on the market. These are definitely a must-try! Get your credit card ready, let’s go shopping!

Nursing Scrub Tops

FIGS – Casma

The Casma Scrub Top is not only super soft and comfortable but has a modern twist as well. You’ll feel confident, professional, and ready to take on your next shift with this gem of a scrub top. Some highlights include four-way stretch, three pockets, a variety of color choices, and amazingly soft material. No judgment zone if you decide to rock this top when you’re not working!

A FIGS reviewer writes:

“These uniforms are AMAZING! Love everything about them, soft, wrinkle free, Comfortable and very stylish.” -Roselia F

Koi Basics – Becca

The Becca Scrub Top is known for its timeless style, functional pockets, and advanced moisture-wicking capabilities. As a nurse, you’re always on the go and moving around to assist your patients. It’s key to have a scrub top that will stand the test of time – this one will do just that and at a budget-friendly price! Some highlights include side vents at the hemline, double-needle stitching, and microfiber stretch. Comfort, style, and a whole lot of color options for you to choose from. Maybe you need to try one in every color?!

A Koi reviewer writes:

“Beautiful color, fluid, flattering material, what else could you want? There’s plenty of pockets, even a small one with button closure- I use it to keep some cash on me without fear it could fallout. I will definitely buy more!” – Barbara L

Cherokee – Originals

The Cherokee Originals V-Neck Scrub Top has a flawless design, which includes front patch pockets, pen slots, and side vents. This scrub top is all about extreme comfort and flexibility as you move through your 12-hour shift. Some highlights include: stretch rib-knit back panels, durability, and a variety of pocket options to keep you efficient and prepared!

A Cherokee reviewer writes:

“First time I’ve tried thisbrand and only because this brand is required for school! I love them!! The material, the fit, everything! I ordered some more in a different color forwork, I loved them so much!” – Katrina  

Grey’s Anatomy – Classic

Grey’s Anatomy Classic V-Neck Scrub Top is the perfect mix of style, comfort, and professionalism. The relaxed fit scrub top is sure to be a winner to add to your medical scrub wardrobe. Some highlights include soft fabric, a variety of color options, and front pockets for easy storage. You’ll love how this fit flatters your body type – from the sleeves to the hip line. It is perfect all the way around!

A Grey’s Anatomy reviewer writes:

“I love these scrubs. They are form-fitting enough that you can tell I have a figure.” – Lois G.

Care+Wear – 6 Pocket V-Neck 

Woman wearing blue scrub top

The Care+Wear Women’s 6-Pocket V-Neck Scrub Top is a must-have item in your closet. Care + Wear collaborated with The Natori Company to design innovative scrubs with input from 100 medical professionals. The designer, Josie Natori has over 40 years of experience designing loungewear. This scrub top is not only functional but extremely comfortable and flattering. Use code PRN10 at checkout for 10% off your order!

A Care+Wear reviewer writes:

“The top fits nicely in the shoulders for me (I have broad shoulders and tops are hard to fit). But the top is boxy looking. It needs to have a nice inward curve at the waist to give me some shape. The top also has a loop near the shoulder for a badge pull or a pair of bandage scissors. Nice touch. I also got the under-scrub shirt. It is long sleeved, a nice silky feeling t-shirt knit that washed and dried nicely.” – Kathryn

Nursing Scrub Pants

FIGS – Livingston

The Livingston Scrub Pants are basically yoga pants with a medical twist. Not only will you feel extremely comfortable, but you’ll look professional too! You can’t go wrong with picking up a pair or two of these scrub bottoms. Some highlights include four-way stretch, two pockets, a variety of color options, and amazingly soft material. You may never want your 12-hour shift to end! 😉 

A FIGS reviewer writes:

“They are so soft! I also love how the material doesn’t wrinkle much in the wash. They have a very flattering fit. I also had a beyond amazing customer service experience!” -Sameera P

Koi Basics – Holly Cargo

The Holly Cargo Scrub Pants are not only stylish and comfortable – but functional too! These scrub pants have a variety of pockets to make your shift a little easier. You’ll love the elastic waistband with the adjustable drawstring tie – make them fit how you want! Some highlights include side vents at the hemline, double-needle stitching, and advanced moisture-wicking material. If you’re tired of the traditional blue scrubs, don’t fret! These scrub pants come in a variety of colors. 

A Koi reviewer writes:

“These scrubs feel super soft, easy to wash, comfortable. True to size.” – Aysheh M

Cherokee – Originals 

The Cherokee Originals Mid-Rise Straight Leg Cargo Pants are just the ticket for you! Not only will you feel good in these scrub pants, but you’re going to look good too! These pants fit like a glove with their comfort-fit waistband and hemline side vents. Some highlights include front patch pockets, two cargo pockets, a pen slot, and a hidden instrument loop. You’ll be the talk of the floor with these stylish and functional scrub pants!

A Cherokee reviewer writes:

“Perfect fit, true to size. Very good quality and comfortable waistband. Lots of pockets. Love them.” -Barbara 

Grey’s Anatomy – Classic

The Grey’s Anatomy Drawstring Scrub Pants have a classic look with a twist of modern design. The drawstring pants provide additional comfort and support for your waistline, which is key when you’re spending 12 hours a shift in them! Some highlights include two front slash pockets, vent hemlines, moisture-wicking, and wrinkle-resistant technology. You’ll stay cool, calm, and comfortable when you sport these scrub pants!

A Grey’s Anatomy reviewer writes:

“I bought the moonstruck color which is an awesome color. Kind of a white-gray color, very original. The waistband comes up nice and high. The material is so soft and stretchy. The pockets are great. Fits true to size. The only issue for me is that the legs are a bit too tapered. I enjoy more of a wide loose or flare leg, but these look exactly like the model photo, with tighter fitting legs.” – Danielle G.

Care+Wear – 10-Pocket Straight Leg 

women's blue scrub pants

The Care+Wear 10-Pocket Straight-Leg Pants designed by Josie Natori specifically with you in mind. The scrub pants are a relaxed fit with great coverage and flexibility for your long shifts. There are a variety of pockets to store all your essential nursing items. An extra bonus is that they are wrinkle-resistant, antimicrobial, and moisture-wicking. Try these pants for your next shift, you’ll notice The Care+Wear difference!

A Care+Wear reviewer writes:

“I like the fabric. It is lightweight with a bit of stretch to it. Both the pants and the shirt have a zippered pocket which I really like for lunch money that won’t fall out when I’m digging for my pen. The pants are a bit short for my leg length. They will work but I would like even just another inch in length.” – Kathryn

Finding the best scrubs for nurses can take some trial and error. Everybody’s type and comfort level are different. But, with the list provided above, you’ll have a good starting point to find the best scrub tops and bottoms for you!  

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