By Zaf Udin 05/05/2011 Google+
Medical workers having plus size physique usually prefer medical uniforms that allow ease in movement. But it hits them when they look in the mirror and a bigger them appears. To try avoiding such a problem, some stick with the smallest size that could fit them. But that neither is a wise choice as those scrubs can be too tight in many parts of the body, especially the arms and bosom.
Here are some quick tips in getting the right plus size scrubs:
Short & Bulgy
Best Scrub Tops: Empire cut. With the right size, it can hug nicely in the bust and falls loosely in the tummy, giving that flattering look. Empire style and other nursing scrubs that show a little more skin between the neck and chest creates an elongated illusion.
Best Scrub Pants: Straight leg to keep good proportions.
Avoid: Long center back because it makes the upper torso look elongated and the legs too short. Big prints create too much volume, making you look even bigger. Cargo pockets add bulk and cuffs in pants disrupt continuity of length.
Best Scrub Tops: Solid bright colors or print scrub tops. The color and the prints can divert attention from a generous bottom to the more noticeable aspects of the uniforms.
Best Scrub Pants: Solid dark colors that hide away size of your legs. Choose wide leg, boot-cut, flare leg scrub pants or straight leg scrubs pants to effectively conceal the size. Slightly loose-fit scrub pants that give soft drapes will also look great.
Avoid: Zippers, pleats, and bulky back pockets to keep off additional volume. Never go for tapered pants as they will make things worse. And definitely no Capri scrub pants as the leg is emphasized by it.
Best Scrub Tops: Plain dark colored scrubs that hide some volume of the torso. Should you wear scrub prints, stick with small print sizes. Choose items that separate your neck from your bust, but make sure they don't show your cleavage.
Best Scrub Pants: Bright colored scrub pants in flare leg, boot-cut, or straight leg scrub pants to balance figure with the torso.
Avoid: Scoop neck, split neck, collars, and anything that sets too close to the neck because it makes the bosom look heavier. Stay away from pencil cut pants that give that penguin look as well.