18 of the Best Scrubs for Doctors
With more than 45 years of experience to draw on, Adar Medical scrubs combine fashionable designs and practical features with high performance fabrics. Their Universal Basics line is a solid choice if you’re just now filling out your scrub wardrobe. The Addition line of scrubs is made of four-way stretch fabric that’s also wrinkle and odor-resistant, wicking and cooling and antimicrobial. Also made of wrinkle and odor-resistant four-way stretch fabric, the Responsive collection is further treated with a fluid-resistant finish. Look out for special touches such as bungee ID loops, contoured side vents and stretch grosgrain binding. And if you’re searching for a lab coat, Adar also makes them in addition to scrubs.
We couldn’t make a list of the best scrubs for doctors without including our own brand. Our Basics line will help you build the foundation of your work wardrobe with comfort, function and style. The Classics line combines affordable prices with traditional details, a modern fit and soft-to-the-touch fabric. Our group favorite, Elate, is made from soft brushed fabric and features the latest in scrubs styles. Our scrubs come in many different colors to suit every need, from classic surgical green to hot pink to dark red to ocean teal and everything in between.
Barco has been making high-quality medical uniforms for nearly 100 years. The brand is probably best known for its Grey’s Anatomy line of scrubs, which it began manufacturing in 2007. (It also expanded into the Grey’s Anatomy Active line for those looking for more activewear-inspired scrubs.) However, Barco also makes its own scrub lines, Barco One and Barco Men, which feature five points of performance, temperature-regulating tech and ArchTech™ performance fabric. Barco also makes flattering, fitted lab coats that lay well over scrubs or regular garments. If that’s not enough reasons to like Barco Scrubs, it also supports the Barco Nightingales Foundation (named after nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale) which helps children in need throughout the world.
Carhartt is probably the longest-standing brand on this list. It’s been in business since the end of the 1800s, hence its slogan, “Outworking them all since 1889.” This philosophy carries over into Carhartt’s durable medical uniforms, which feature triple-stitched seams, tradesmen pockets, ripstop fabric and Stain Breaker® technology. The CROSS-FLEX scrub line combines stretch fabric with Rugged Flex™ technology for ease of movement, Stain Breaker® technology to release stains and FastDry® technology for quick wicking. The Rockwall line also incorporates Stain Breaker® and FastDry® technology with classic designs that work well in any medical setting. If you need your scrubs to last for a long time, you can’t go wrong with Carhartt.
There’s a reason why Cherokee is such a trusted name in the scrubs world: It’s been making workwear since 1972. The company offers many different looks, from the authentic Cherokee Workwear collection to the always-fun Tooniforms line. Meanwhile, the Infinity line combines athletic fit and sporty details with environmentally-friendly four-way stretch fabric and Certainty® Antimicrobial Fabric Technology and I-Flex incorporates specially knit stretch panels to move with you all day. Cherokee scrubs come in every size from XXP to 5XL and beyond, so you’ll be able to find something that fits your body, no matter your size.
Dickies is often mentioned in the same class as Carhartt, since it was founded back in 1922 (not quite 1889, but still close!). Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. started out making bib overalls and has now evolved into the largest workwear manufacturer in the world. Dickies offers a lot of scrub collections to fit every need: EDS (Every Day Scrubs) Signature, EDS Essentials, Essence, Gen Flex, Xtreme Stretch, Dynamix and Advance. Made from super soft fabrics, these scrubs are all designed to move with you throughout your long shifts. In addition to scrub tops and pants, Dickies also makes lab coats, scrub jackets, scrub caps and shirts.
If you like to blur the line between athletic wear and medical uniforms, we recommend Healing Hands, a scrub company that was created by a 35-year-old sportswear manufacturer. Healing Hands is able to incorporate novel fabrics into its scrubs thanks to its proximity to the Garment District in New York City. Healing Hands offers several different collections, including HH Works, Purple Label and HH365, all made from convenient wash and wear fabric. Its Premiere line also unites attractive prints with performance fabric for the ultimate blend of fashion and function.
If you’re style-conscious but still want your scrubs to be low maintenance, heartsoul is a great choice. This brand is owned by the same parent company that manages Cherokee Uniforms and Dickies, so you know you’re getting high-quality garments when you buy from heartsoul. The brand’s two collections, Break on Through and Love Always, come in a wide range of solid colors that complement each other well for multiple looks. Heartsoul also makes signature mix-and-match prints that add a colorful pop of personality to your medical uniform. Heartsoul describes its scrubs as being for “the young and young-at-heart”–and we couldn’t agree more.
Yes, we’re talking about the underwear brand—and yes, their scrubs are just as comfortable as their boy briefs. Jockey’s scrubs are ridiculously soft and come in many different styles, from classic medical uniforms to more athletic scrubs. The brand offers four main collections: Classic Fit, Modern Fit, Performance Rx and Men’s scrubs. Both the Classic Fit and Modern Fit collections are made from the same Tri-Blend multi-directional stretch fabric (72 percent polyester, 21 percent rayon and 7 percent spandex), though the Modern line offers slightly more fitted cuts and athletic detailing. The Performance Rx scrubs are made from a different fabric blend, a 93 percent polyester and 7 percent spandex Omni-stretch™ Micro pique moisture-wicking fabric that provides antimicrobial odor control technology.
If you like to support independently-owned and/or woman-run businesses, we wholeheartedly recommend koi scrubs. The company’s tagline is “designing happiness,” and this commitment is evident in every single one of its scrubs. It’s no wonder the company has sold more than five million pairs of its Lindsey scrubs pants. The company offers numerous collections of scrubs, such as koi basics, koi classic, koi stretch, koi lite (a more athletic fabric and fit), the ultra-feminine Mariposa line and of course a men’s line. The scrubs come in many different colors and prints, including ombre fades and floral patterns.
Since the 1980s, Landau has been making fashion-forward scrubs that look great, don’t cost an arm and a leg and reflect current trends. Landau makes seven different collections and labels, including the popular Smitten line, Urbane, Lynx, ScrubZone, All Day, Smart Stretch and Pre-Washed. If you’re also in the market for a lab coat as well as scrubs, the Smart Stretch line offers lab coats in two different lengths and a wide range of sizes, from XS to 3XL, to fit every body.
For classic, professional-looking scrubs that go with everything, look no further than Maevn uniforms. Their designs are simple yet flattering, and many come in a wide range of colors, including strawberry pink, hunter green and orchid purple. Maevn makes more than a dozen collections of scrubs, including Matrix, Matrix Pro, Eon, Eon Active, Pure Soft, Blossom, Blossom Signature, Primaflex, Smart and the Red Panda line. We especially love the Eon line, which uses COOLMAX® technology to wick away sweat and keep you cool, and the Red Panda collection, which features double-needle stitching for added durability .
Formerly known as the Peaches line, Med Couture incorporates fun colors, contrasting stitching and trims, bright prints and lots of pockets into its designs for scrubs that doctors are sure to love. Of course, there’s the classic Med Couture Original line, but the brand is also known for its yoga-inspired Activate line, which is made from a four-way “energy stretch” fabric made of 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex. Med Couture also recently launched two new scrub lines, Energy and Touch, as well as the Med Couture Boutique Labs collection for labwear with precise tailoring and designer details.
This Montreal, Canada-based company began manufacturing uniforms for nurses way back in the 1930s. (Fun fact: The Canadian Museum of Civilization has a White Cross uniform worn by military nurses in 1939 in its archives.) This storied brand has always innovated to keep pace with the times, and now offers unique scrub designs that unite creative sensibilities with traditional quality. Its lines include Fit, Allure, Marvella and the brand-new V.Tess line, which is available in sizes up to 3XL for bodies of all types.
WonderWink’s tagline is “expect compliments” and you definitely should when wearing their classic-yet-trendy scrub designs. Their wash and wear scrub fabric is soft to the touch and stretches in all the right places to move with you throughout your day. Lines include Origins, WonderLab, WonderFlex, W123 and WonderWORK. WonderWink also makes an officially licensed line of collegiate scrubs (including a lab coat) in true school colors with meticulous embroidery for those who love to rep their alma mater during their shifts.
You probably know Vera Bradley for its quilted bags in distinctive prints. What you might not know is that the brand also makes a couple of scrub lines—Halo and Signature Collection—that incorporate the same colors and designs sensibilities as the famous bags. Of course, Vera Bradley scrubs come in many colorful prints, as well as a range of tasteful solid colors–from vivid coral to sweet melon. The designs themselves incorporate thoughtful touches like empire waists and knit waistbands for improved fit and feel.
Zoe and Chloe
If you’re searching for fun, fresh prints, look no further than the Zoe and Chloe line. Not only are their scrubs made from super soft fabric, all of their designs are based on the latest trends for a contemporary look. Their scrubs collections consist exclusively of fun prints, from butterflies to flowers to leaves to hearts and everything in between. Zoe and Chloe scrub tops are due to liven up your work wardrobe while looking good and fitting well. The brand also makes scrub caps in certain matching prints.
If you’re looking for scrubs for doctors, you can’t go wrong with any of these brands. If you have questions about these or any of our other products, don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team.