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Plus Size Scrubs and Medical Uniforms for Women

Updated on January 22, 2015

When I worked in a hospital, as a hard-to-size woman -- pregnant, plus size and petite --I was extremely grateful I didn't have to wear medical scrubs, just a lab coat. Finding uniform scrubs in my petite, maternity and plus size would, I was sure, have been a nightmare.

Until I actually saw some of the cool scrubs some of the large medical staff, nurses, and assistants were wearing. Some of these women were size 3x, 4x and 5x. Then I realized that medical uniforms have come a long way. There really are some cute plus size scrubs (and super plus size) that come in nice colors and cheerful prints, and that don't look depressing. Some of them even looked like classic regular clothes - I like to call those "realware."

Here are some medical uniforms for large size women I've found that look great.

Plus Size Scrubs - Classic Skirt and Trendy Top

With a fashionable piping, this versatile short sleeve Cherokee plus size scrub top is in a polyester cotton blend.

Most colors are available in sizes 3X, 4X and 5X. The colors are vivid, deep and amazing - not your usual boring shades. The colors available in 5X as of this writing are:

Black, Chocolate, Olive, Raspberry, Teal, Eggplant, Royal Blue, Orchid, Shocking Pink, Wine, Grape, Celadon, Gray, Navy, Red, Hunter Green, Khaki, Pink Blush, Turquoise, White, Orange

The 4X top is shown with plus size skirt scrubs by Tafford Uniforms.

This knee-length (average height) cargo skirt with two pockets and a 5" back slit makes a fun change from the ordinary. In 4X at the time of this writing, it comes in ceil (blue), coffee bean (brown) and silver lining (gray).

Flattering Scoop Neck & Grey's Anatomy Plus Size Scrubs

Scoop neck scrubs are super flattering for many plus size women. This Baby Phat medical uniform top has princess seaming for a tailored look and wears like "realwear." As of this writing, the poly cotton scrub top is available up to 3X in red, peach, blue, black and brown - very nice colors.

3X Scrubs for Women: Baby Phat Top

Cute Plus Size Scrubs for Women

Match any top with the Cherokee Workwear Low Rise Flare Leg Plus Size Scrub Pants up to 5X or with the shown Boot Cut Scrub Pants, offered in many colors.

Hard to Find Petites

Landau Womens Classic Fit Cargo Elastic Waist Scrub Pants Xx-Large White
Landau Womens Classic Fit Cargo Elastic Waist Scrub Pants Xx-Large White

These versatile slim-legged scrub pants come in up to 3X ladies and 3X petite. They come in a variety of shades of black, blue, purple, red and green.


Plus Size Scrubs - Pretty Separates

In the spring or summer, try this cute, pricess-seamed poly cotton blend v-neck 3X scrub top by Peaches Uniforms in Lagoon green or another warm-weather color (there are lots of colors to choose from) with the flare leg scrubs from Baby Phat featuring an elastic waist.

The pants come in navy, ciel blue, white, blue royale, black, fuschia pink or brown.

Plus Size Scrubs 3X - Summer and Spring Season

Plus Size Nursing Scrubs Up to 5X

This gorgeous print is available in up to 5X . This medical uniform V-neck separate is a 65/35 blend of polyester and cotton with two pockets and side slits.

Pair it with the Cherokee Workwear Women's Cargo Scrub Pants with an elastic waist and a wide rainbow of colors up to women's size 5X.

Match Everything With Basic 5X Scrub Pants by Dickies

You'll love these all-purpose, durable and comfortable elastic waist plus size scrub pants by Dickies (not shown here). These size 2X to 5X scrub pants for women pair with any scrub top so well. They come in neutral colors, pastels and brights. In 5X, find them in navy, hunter green, powder blue, wine, true red, pewter (dark gray), mulberry, purple, royal black, and sand.

Adorable Plus Size Medical Uniform for Women

Summery orchid / lavender is only one color to choose from with these matching separates, available up to size 5X. 

Try royal blue, red, wine, olive, turquoise, black, raspberry, and many more.  For the full array of choices, see the color list for the Cherokee uniform top with piping, above.

Made of 65% polyester, 35% cotton, the top has two pockets and features "soil release" fabric for easy washing.

The pants feature the same blend, except white, which is 55% poly and 45% cotton. The scrub pants have two slash pockets.

4X Plus Size Scrubs by Tafford and Baby Phat

The Tafford scrub top with contrast brown piping is a cotton polyester blend. Size 4X comes in pastel colors: aqua mist (light blue), pure pink, grasshopper (light green), and passion flower (lavender).

The trendy Baby Phat Logo Scrub Pants have a 31" inseam and go up to 5X.

They come in black, khaki, purple, fuschia pink, river blue, spiced coral, basil, navy and white.

These slim fitting pants have a flared leg, a metallic logo on the left leg, and an elastic drawstring waist for comfort.

Sleek Plus Size 4X Scrubs - Baby Phat

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