In this post, we have curated the best scrubs for women to help you with your daily work hustle. If you’re a nurse, doctor, lab tech – or just about anyone in the healthcare profession – you know that you’re in scrubs so much that wearing regular clothes can feel like a treat. And, if you’re going to be spending so much time in scrubs that they start feeling like a second skin, you want that second skin to be durable and comfortable with a little (or big) dash of style.
Be thankful the days of floor-length skirts, aprons and unnecessarily ridiculous hats are all part of history. Now the uniform across the board for both women and men in healthcare is pretty much, well, uniform.
Everyone is wearing scrubs. Although they were originally designed for surgeons and OR staff who had to “scrub in” to the room (hence the name “scrubs”), now everyone from the nurse at the front desk to surgeons are wearing them, so much so that they’re considered standard uniform in most hospitals and clinics.
We’re going to give you the 10 best scrubs that are top-rated among healthcare workers and if you stick around until the end, we’ve got some tips on how you can wear your scrubs like a boss B. But first, let’s talk about what to look for in a good set of scrubs.
What To Look For In A Good Set Of Scrubs
Not all scrubs are built alike. There are differences in materials, styles, and colors. But slight differences aside, there are 5 things that all good scrubs share in common:
Pockets, pockets, pockets
Hip pockets, back pockets, chest pockets, pen pockets, and even cell phone pockets – the more pockets the better. A good set of scrubs will have plenty of pockets to store your pens, stethoscope, cell phone, thermometer, and snack bars.
You’ll have a choice of materials, whether it’s pure 100% cotton or a synthetic blend with rayon, polyester or spandex. While cotton is light and comfortable, it can be difficult to get clean, so many brands go with synthetic blends. A good mix to look for is 60 – 70% polyester, ~20% rayon, ~5% spandex.
Comfort is a must – especially when you’re in scrubs 12 – 16 hours at a stretch. The first part of comfort is good materials; the second part is cut. You can choose between petite, slim cut, regular cut, large sizes, or even opt for men’s scrubs which are a bit roomier for a woman’s build.
Nobody said you couldn’t rock lavender scrubs with a flower print (well, unless it’s against uniform policy). Scrubs don’t have to be that sad surgical green anymore. Now you’ve choices of colors, prints, and even different cuts that put a little style into your scrub-wearing workday.
Budget-conscious? Aren’t we all. You don’t have to pay high prices for high-quality scrubs. There are lots of brands that offer you durability and comfort at a reasonable price.
The 10 Best Rated Scrubs Brands For Women
Barco Grey’s Anatomy – Best Overall Scrubs For Women
Barco’s Grey’s Anatomy Signature Series scrubs for women are at the top of everyone’s list – with no surprise. Classic V-neck design, color choices that fit most uniform codes, durable and soft no-iron synthetic fabric hit all the features of great scrubs.
The material used for these scrubs is 77% polyester, 23% rayon which makes it very breathable plus being moisture-wicking with a nice stretch that drapes well. Though they may feel like comfy pajamas – don’t be fooled, the fabric is durable and does well against spills. The cut is tapered in a slim style, so keep that in mind.
Two front pockets and a pen pocket will help keep you organized (and not searching for your pen). The cut is a bit longer, which will give you a bit more protection, but it’s not for everyone. Sizes run from XS all the way to 5X.
Overall, the style, materials, and design of the Barco Grey’s Anatomy scrubs is top-notch.
- 77% Polyester, 23% Rayon
- Arcdry moisture-wicking technology
- Slim cut
- 2 pockets + pen pocket
- Machine washable
4-Pocket V-neck top
Jogger Pant style scrubs bottoms
Spandex Kim Pant scrubs bottoms
Pros: comfortable, durable, breathable
Cons: some don’t prefer slim cut
Dickies Xtreme Stretch Scrub Set – Best Scrub Set For Women
Dickies comes through fitting their iconic name with the Xtreme Stretch V-Neck Scrub Set. That’s right, you get both the top and the bottoms – together. Made from a durable blend of 75% polyester, 21% rayon, and 4%spandex twill, these scrubs have a form-fitting cut that allows a comfortable stretch.
The top includes 4 pockets, a drawstring front, elastic back waist, belt loops, side list, and eyelet snaps – that’s a lot of features. It has a tapered, feminine cut that many find flattering. Some women have commented that you may have to try one more than one size to get one that fits your sizing.
- 75% polyester, 21% rayon, 4% spandex
- Tapered cut
- 4 pockets
- Good fit
Pros: lots of pockets, flattering cut, iron-free, machine washable
Cons: may need to try more sizes, may fade with heavy use
FIGS Casma 3-Pocket Scrub Top – Best OR Scrubs For Women
FIGS may be a new kid on the block, but they’re coming out of the gate hard with their well-designed and engineered scrubs. Sure the 72% polyester, 21% rayon, and 7% spandex gives you a nice four-way stretch to their tailored design. But the double-stitching and FIOTechnology anti-wrinkle fabric with moisture-wicking gives you both durability and comfort.
Their fabric is also woven with SILVADUR, an antimicrobial polymer that may help reduce microbes on your scrubs which is great for working in an environment that needs to be as sterile as possible, like the OR.
The tailored, modern professional square V-neck cut makes you look good while the 2 deep front pockets and hidden inside pocket keep all your gear safely at hand.
Professional style, durability, and performance – FIGS has it all.
- 72% polyester, 21% rayon, and 7% spandex
- Tailored cut
- 4-way stretch
- 3 pockets
FIGS Livingston Basic Scrub Pant For Women
Pros: professional, tailored cut, anti-wrinkle, anti-microbial, stylish
Cons: tailored cut isn’t for everyone
Cherokee Maternity Mock Wrap Scrubs – Best Scrubs For Pregnant Nurses
If you’re expecting and still working shifts, Cherokee’s Maternity Mock Wrap Scrub top is a perfect choice. Cherokee scrubs are known for being good, durable everyday workwear, and their maternity scrubs with a 65% polyester, 35% cotton blend continues the tradition.
This top has an adjustable drawstring waist and stretchy side panels for a snug fit around your baby bump, yet still allowing freedom of movement. The top gives you three pockets in total: one patch pocket, a cell phone pocket, and a hidden interior pocket.
NOTE: You need to order your pre-pregnancy size
- 65% polyester, 35% cotton
- Adjustable drawstring
- 3 pockets
- Machine washable
Cherokee Workwear Maternity Scrub Pant
Pros: good material blend, comfortable, adjustable drawstring
Cons: may not look as stylish, sorry 🙂
KOI Basics Becca Scrub Top – Most Stylish Scrubs For Women
Hands down, if you want to look cute at work in your scrubs, KOI Basics Becca top wins across the board. The unique Y-neck, a figure-flattering cut, and soft 55% cotton, 45% polyester blend make these scrubs look more like a top you’d wear on a Sunday brunch. Plus the material is super soft and comfortable.
The look is very feminine, yet don’t think that the KOI Basic Becca didn’t show up to work. Oh, no – she’s got a breast pocket with smaller compartments for organizing pens and other gear. And each sleeve has a loop to attach equipment for quick access.
Some women may find these tops a bit snug if you have wide shoulders or are bigger up top and the cut may be a bit short.
- 55% cotton, 45% polyester
- Unique Y-neck
- Tailored cut
- One pocket with organizers
- Sleeve loops
KOI Lindsey Cargo Scrub Pant
Pros: very stylish, flattering cut
Cons: can be snug, could have more pockets, picks up lint
Landau Ultra Soft V-Neck Scrub Top – Most Affordable Scrubs For Women
It’s got Ultra Soft in the name, but it’s the Pre-Washed that really gives you that broken-in, old T-shirt comfort with Landau’s Pre-Washed Ultra Soft Stretch V-neck scrub top.
But that’s not why Landau’s offering is on this list – it’s the super-affordable price. Simply. Can’t. Be. Beat.
The 53% cotton, 44% polyester, and 3% spandex blend is pre-washed so you can start with super comfort from your first wear. It has a modern, tailored fit that’s professional and flattering while the 2-way stretch is comfortable when moving.
It has 2 top-entry pockets and one utility pocket to keep all your stuff handy and in place.
- 53% cotton, 44% polyester, and 3% spandex
- 2-way stretch
- 3 pockets
Landau Classic Fit Cargo Scrub Pant
Pros: very comfortable, great price
Cons: can fit small
WonderWink Verity Scrub Top – Women’s Scrub Top With Most Pockets
Now before you factcheck me – yes, there’s an offering from Barco with 4 pockets. But the three pockets that WonderWink’s scrub top has still tops the 4 with their signature triple pocket – so does that make 5? Whatever the number, you’ll have more than enough space for all your gear.
Now that’s the top – the pants, which we’ll give you a link to – give you another 4 pockets, so you’ll have a total of 7. Will you be able to find your pen in all those pockets? Don’t know but you’re not going to run out of the room.
Besides the extra storage, 52% cotton, 45% polyester, and 3% spandex is breathable and soft while remaining durable. The V-neck top has a darted “Lady” fit that gives you a tailored look and sits high, so it’s not too revealing.
- 52% cotton, 45% polyester, and 3% spandex
- 2 regular pockets, 1 triple pocket
- High V-neck
- Slimmer fit
WonderWink Grace Cargo Pant
Pros: 7 pockets, durable
Cons: fits smaller body types better, may take a few washes to break-in
Med Couture Activate Yoga Cargo Scrub Pant – Most Comfortable Women’s Scrubs
So much attention is given to the scrubs tops – but the pants are just as important when it comes to comfort. And the Med Couture Activate Flow Yoga Cargo Scrub Pant is just as comfy as the athleisure wear everyone loves to wear on the weekends.
The 95% polyester and 5% spandex knit to give you a stretchy pajama feel and the elastic waistband feels barely there. The overall feel is athletic performance – hey, you don’t even need to change to head to the gym from work. That makes it great if you’re in the ER or on a response team
- 95% polyester and 5% spandex
- Athletic fit, boot cut
- 1 back pocket, 2 cargo pockets
- Flat, elastic waistband
Med Couture Activate Racerback Scrub Top
Pros: stretchy, comfortable, athletic, 3 pockets, great for petite women
Cons: sizes can vary
Healing Hands Juliet Scrub Top – Best Wrinkle-Free Women’s Scrubs
We’ve got the Healing Hands Purple Label Juliet Top under the best-wrinkle-free scrubs – but they offer so much more. Yes, they’re great for when you don’t have time to iron but they’ve also got a smart cut to them that looks good. The fabric is a 77% polyester/20% rayon/3% spandex blend that is lightweight, breathable, comfortable, strong – and wrinkle-free.
Not only does the Purple Label fabric give you great performance you’ll notice, you get a stylish V-neck modern tapered cut that’s form-fitting.
Two easily accessible deep pockets in the front round out the package. Just an all-around great scrub that gets the job done while looking good.
- 77% polyester/20% rayon/3% spandex
- 2 deep pockets
- Modern, tapered cut
Healing Hands Tori Scrub Pant
Pros: wrinkle-free, high-quality fabric, great fit
Cons: tapered fit may be snug for some
Just Love Mock Wrap Printed Top – Women’s Scrubs With Most Designs And Colors
Sure lots of brands offer a variety of colors, but not all of them give you as many choices of colors and prints as Just Love does. The Mock Wrap Printed Tops has prints with everything from butterflies to celestial nights. There’s nothing boring here – find something that fits your personality.
However, they don’t sacrifice function and style for fashion. The 55% cotton/ 45% polyester fabric blend is breathable and cool, yet durable with reinforced stitching. The mock wrap is a nice change in style for the usual V-necks and wears comfortably.
And let’s not forget the great price value. If you don’t have any Just Love tops, you need to get one. We’re also going to give you links to holiday-themed tops and scrub sets with tons of color choices.
- 55% cotton/ 45% polyester
- Colorful designs
- Mock wrap design
- Lightweight, breathable
Just Love Holiday Scrub Tops
Just Love Utility Scrub Pants
Just Love Women’s Scrubs Sets
Pros: lots of colors and designs, lightweight, breathable, mock wrap design
Cons: may fit snug for some
BONUS: CHEROKEE V-Neck Scrub Shirt – Best Scrubs For Curvy Women
It seems like everyone is on the “modern” tapered, fitted look bandwagon. But not everyone likes the snug fit that you get with newer styles of scrub tops. Some women just aren’t built like a stick, there’s curves involved – and there’s no way a fitted top is going to work. That’s why we’ve got a bonus offering from CHEROKEE.
The CHEROKEE V-Neck Scrubs Shirt is a 65% polyester, 35% cotton blend that’s very comfortable to wear. The cut – the best part – is a regular cut that gives you more room and feels a bit more drapey without being baggy.
You get two patch pockets, a cell phone pocket, and side vents. Sturdy, machine-washable, and most of all, comfortable and roomy to wear. Plus, they offer a variety of colors and prints to choose from.
We’ll also give you a roomy, comfortable pair of scrub pants by CHEROKEE.
- 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton
- Regular cut
- 3 pockets
- Machine washable
- Sizes from 2XS to 5XL
CHEROKEE Elastic Waist Cargo Scrubs Pant
Pros: regular cut, comfortable, 3 pockets, various colors, and prints
Cons: may feel baggy for some
Can You Mix And Match Scrubs?
Now that you’ve got all the brands + 1 of the scrubs to shop for, if you’ll stick around, we’ll give you a couple of tips on how you can look good in your new scrubs.
C’mon, you know you’ve done it – and not just to be fashionable either. Maybe you forgot to do laundry or maybe you’re just bored with your scrubs. You’ve got a pink top and a pale yellow pant, hmmm . . . does it go? Well, if you’ve wondered about mixing and matching your scrubs, here’s a couple of tips:
- Match a print with a solid, either top or bottom. Try to have the print include the color of the solid in the pattern.
- Wear pale-colored tops with darker pants or vice versa
How To Make Yourself Look Thinner In Scrubs
If you want a slimming, more flattering look out of your scrubs, try these tips:
- Wear black – the color black is the ultimate secret slimming weapon. If you’re larger, wear both black top and bottom. If you just want to make yourself look curvier, wear a black top with different color pants.
- Dark, monochromatic colors are also slimming
- Conversely, wearing bright colors like pink, green, or yellow can have a slimming effect. You can even just wear a bright top with a darker bottom.
So there you have plenty of choices of scrubs that will give you comfort, durability, and of course, a little style. Did you see anything you like? Find the scrubs that are right for you, get them ordered, and get ready to rock them on the floor like the very professional (and stylish) healthcare goddess you are.