Not all medical professionals like to wear their scrubs the exact same way. Some may tuck in their scrub top, while others leave them untucked. If you’re a new medical professional or just starting to experiment with how you style your scrubs, you might wonder what goes behind that decision. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons medical professionals decide to wear their scrubs uniform one way or another, so we can help you decide which way suits you best!
Comfort Is Key
One of the most important things you need to perform well at work is a comfortable outfit. Some scrub tops are designed to be tucked in, while others aren't, so it will depend on what kind of scrub top you’re wearing. Those who wear tucked scrubs say it can be more comfortable because the scrub top doesn’t ride up. But those who wear them untucked feel that it's less restrictive and allows them to move around more comfortably. Experiment with both and see what feels good for you!
Doctors vs Nurses
You’ll want to think about the specific purpose your scrubs serve, and whether you’d be better suited with them tucked or untucked. For example, doctor’s usually wear scrubs tucked in, while nurses usually keep them untucked. One reason for this is because doctor’s usually keep a beeper on their pants that can only be worn if the scrubs are tucked in. While working in the OR, most of the time you’ll have scrubs tucked in to avoid loose scrubs sweeping against any surfaces. But if you need to keep several things in your pockets that you’ll need easy access to, it might be better not to tuck in your scrubs. So keep in mind what you’ll be doing throughout the day to inform how to wear your scrubs.
Your Preferred Style
A tucked scrub top may look more professional, but an untucked scrub will be more forgiving in the waistline. To achieve the best style in your scrubs, it's a good idea to start with high quality, luxurious and modern scrubs, like those we have available on the Blue Sky Scrubs website.