How to choose your Nursing Uniforms using Uniform Advantage’s Body Shape Guide

When you shop for yourself, what is the first thing you think about? Size? Color? Fit? Style? Trendy or Passé? Do you do the same when selecting your nursing uniforms or do you have to switch your brain because it is work related? In anything related to clothing, there are two important things you must consider: Your body’s measurements and your body type.

Hubert Givenchy said it well, “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.”

Even though you are looking for medical scrubs for work, you still want to look great and present a confident image. Nurses wear their scrubs a lot more than their personal clothing so in getting to know their body well, they will start becoming more aware of their curves and angles and lines. When choosing the right nursing uniform, there is a wide variety for you to choose from: scrub tops, scrub pants and skirts down to nursing shoes and accessories. You can outfit yourself with mock wrap tops if you are an Hourglass shape, V-neck, side stretch panel tops if you are a Pear shape, boot cut or flared scrub pants if you are an Apple shape, wide leg pants or flared skirts if you are an Inverted Triangle shape and lastly, ruffles or ruching if you are a Rectangle shape. Accentuate your features with the right fit and your choices will naturally complement your personality and style. Happy Shopping!

 

 knowing your body type

Fall 2011 Now Available Online!

WHEW! These past 7 days have felt like forever and we are so excited to finally announce our Fall 2011 Collection!

I know many of you are still in Summer mode, but here at UA we are dreaming about pumpkin pie and fall foliage. Our team worked hard this season to bring you the best fall collection around.

We are introducing two new exciting brands, Wink Scrubs and Mary Englebreit, along with new and exciting styles  from the brands you love including: Koi Scrubs, Cherokee Scrubs, Landau, UA Scrubs, Healing Hands, and Grey’s Anatomy to name a few.

So because we want to make this super official, here it is:

The Fall 2011 Countdown is officially over and our New Line of Fall 2011 Scrubs is NOW AVAILABLE online!

Whew again! That felt great…

~ Hannah

Give the Gift of Scrubs!

Are you stuck trying to find the right gift for those “exciting” holiday exchanges at work? Or is the thought of waiting in dreadfully long lines just not what you signed up for. We know how difficult it can be trying to find the right gift for your friend or loved one. So what are you waiting for? Shop for what you need from the comfort of your home. Our online store is open 24/7 for your convenience.

Are you shopping for a nurse or a nursing student? Is your gift for a dental hygienist, or a veterinary professional? No matter what you need, we have it for here at Uniform Advantage. What better way to express your love and appreciation for them than with something that they will wear every day – a brand new set of medical scrubs.
We have great deals on holiday scrubs marked down from $9.99! But do not let the price fool you. These are high quality, professionally made scrubs, crafted for durability as well as comfort all day. But that is not all we have for gift ideas.

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UA Womens Scotty Holiday Pink Print Scrub Jacket

We also have bargain deals on top name brand medical shoes, medical accessories like Littmann Stethoscopes, tote bags, stuffed plushy bears, and watches.

Medical Shoes & Accessories
Medical Shoes & Accessories

And do not forget that we also have a great selection of professional medical lab coats. With all of the options here, we know that it may be a challenge to find something unique to give; so why not pick up a Gift Certificate to our Online Store at Uniform Advantage and let them stop by and shop for what they want.

Whichever way you want it, a special deal or a gift certificate, we know that shopping for your holiday gifts here at Uniform Advantage will be the perfect place to let them know you care.

Hot Deals for the Holidays

For a full line of UAScrubs & Brand Name scrubs, including medical shoes & accessories, please visit Uniform Advantage.

Caring for your New Medical Scrubs

Tired of your scrubs fading and just looking dingy? It may be the type of scrubs you are buying or it may be the style in which you are washing them. To ensure a great fit and long lasting uniform, we recommend that you be selective in the quality of the fabrics as well as the style in which you launder them, so your medical scrubs last as long as possible.

We recommend that you invest your money in some high quality medical uniforms, like UA Scrubs, Butter Soft Scrubs, Landau Scrubs, Cherokee Uniforms, or Dickies Medical Scrubs. Not only are they more comfortable and stylish, but are made with some of the best fabrics in the marketplace today.

Washing your Nursing Uniforms:

Washing with care is the key to long lasting garments, so it is not recommended to use harsh or cheap detergents, because the fabric may not hold up over time. It is best to use a good quality detergent to clean your medical uniforms. It is also recommended to wash them separately from regular laundry to keep the spreading of germs to your non work clothes down to a minimum.

Rinsing your scrubs in cold is recommended to loosen any large deposits of material such as dirt, blood, or anything else that may linger in the wash cycle and make a mess of the water. Once you are finished rinsing, the garments should be then washed in hot water for about 10 minutes or so to kill bacteria as well as micro organisms. After washing, tumble dry your clothes to kill off additional germs.

If your medical uniform has an odor, simply use some vinegar. I would say ¼ to ½ cup is fine. And it is safe for the fabric. You can even use a color brightener or white wash to bring back the brilliance of the fabric, but do not use bleach because products with bleach may damage your fabric over time.

A warning here: High heat in washing and tumble drying will help to sanitize your hospital uniforms, but may also cause fading, shrinkage, and fabric loss over time. Some folks have opted to wash their medical scrubs in cold water and line dry. The choice is up to you and only you can determine what germs you may have come in contact with. Happy washing!

Your comments are important to us, so please let us know of any secrets you have come across to get your medical scrubs clean, bright, and germ free. We look forward to posting your comments.

For a great selection of nursing uniforms and accessories, please visit Uniform Advantage.

Nursing Fashion – Through Away the Whites!

It used to be that a nurse had but one simple color & style of nursing uniforms to wear…white. Well, that was a long time ago and boy have things changed. The choices today in medical scrubs, nursing uniforms, and scrub tops are incredible.

Nurses today can wear many colors & styles of medical scrubs. From the fun seasonal prints to the fashionable bold colors, nursing uniforms offer the practitioner the freedom to be expressive, yet professional. It does not matter anymore about what size or shape you are, or if you are old or young, because medical scrubs come in such a variety these days.

For example, scrub pants today are made with elastic waists, or drawstrings that are cut to fit either high or low rise as well as offer pant legs in classic, boot, or flare cuts. They come in many colors. scrub tops come in many styles and varieties too like V-neck, round neck, button down, mock wrap, scrub jackets, and more. Whatever the fashion, there is a scrub pant or scrub top that will fit your personality.

So with all the changes in nursing scrubs these days, which ones do you choose? Well, it all depends on your own personal style and the environment you work in right? I mean, take for example theme tops. There are scrub tops nowadays that offer nurses the ability to select themes like animal scrub tops. Examples of these would be owls, skunks, butterflies, puppies, bunnies, penguins, and more. There are also print scrub tops that are made for the holidays. Holiday print scrubs examples would be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, and others. There are also seasonal scrub tops for spring, winter, fall, and summer.

The styles and varieties, it seems, are endless. So now you may ask…So what about comfort? Well, all I can say is that these are not your mother’s white Nursing Uniforms. Today’s fashions in medical scrubs are crafted using some of the best quality fabrics you can find. From butter soft Poly/Cotton blends to 100% cotton, you are going to find the choices out there in nursing uniforms will look and feel great on you.

So there you have it. Big fashion awaits your nursing career. Just remember, that what should be most important for you is to find medical scrubs in the style and look you like and that it fits the environment you work in. The choices are endless.

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For a great selection of fashion forward medical scrubs in bold colors and unique fun designs, please visit Uniform Advantage.