What To Wear Under Scrubs

What To Wear Under Scrubs

What To Wear Under Scrubs

Comfort and functionality are critical to scrubs. As a healthcare professional, you spend long hours on your feet, constantly moving and attending to patients. That’s why what you wear underneath your scrubs is crucial in keeping you comfortable throughout your shift. Lucky for you, Scrub Pro is here to help you learn about all things underscrubs. Know what you should wear under your scrubs, from t-shirts and tanks to socks and underwear!

Scrub Undershirts: Underscrubs

A scrub undershirt is an essential garment that provides extra comfort and protection under your scrubs. Most healthcare professionals prefer their undershirts to be made from a soft and breathable fabric so that they can perform their best. Whatever scrub brand you like, your undershirt should create ventilation, wick away sweat, and regulate your temperature without adding bulk. Scrub undershirts are available in different styles, too, so whether you’re trying to keep warm or cool, you’re covered.

Long-Sleeve Undershirts:

Is your work environment frequently cold? Then, Short-sleeved undershirts should always be lightweight, moisture-wicking, and designed to fit comfortably under your scrubs.
A young woman wearing a Purple Label Women's Melissa Long Sleeve T-Shirt from Healing Hands in Navy featuring a modern fit & a shaped body.

Short Sleeve Undershirts:

Short-sleeve undershirts are popular with healthcare workers who prefer a more excellent option. These undershirts are perfect for warmer climates or if you tend to overheat quickly. Any short-sleeved undershirt you wear should be crafted from breathable fabric so that you have air circulation under your outer scrub top.
A young female LPN wearing a Flexibilitee women's Junior Cut V-Neck Short Sleeve Tee in white size small.

Tank Tops:

Tank tops are an excellent option for those who prefer a minimalistic approach! Underscrub tank tops offer many benefits that long-sleeve and short-sleeve tees can’t. Being sleeveless, they provide more freedom of movement in the arms and shoulders. Plus, they’re very versatile. Tank tops can serve as standalone tops in certain situations, are easy to layer, and offer temperature regulation. With tank tops, you can alter your uniform to your work environment.

Leggings or Thermal Underwear:

When the weather gets chilly, wearing leggings or thermal underwear under your scrubs can provide an extra layer of insulation. Despite their insulating properties, leggings and thermal underwear are designed to be breathable. They allow airflow and ventilation so you don’t overheat during a shift. Always look for leggings made from thin, soft, and stretchy materials to get warmth without adding bulk. 

Biker Shorts or Compression Shorts:

If you prefer a shorter option providing support and coverage, biker or compression shorts may be for you. These shorts offer compression and muscle support, reducing fatigue caused by long hours on your feet. And we can’t forget about thigh chafing prevention! Thigh chafing is a common issue for many healthcare workers constantly moving. Biker and compression shorts protect the thighs, minimizing friction and reducing the risk of chafing.

Socks and Underwear:

Of course, we must remember the importance of comfortable socks and underwear. The socks you wear with your scrubs should be made with moisture-wicking properties and have cushioned soles for maximum comfort. Try opting for socks that provide arch support and seamless toe construction to prevent blisters and discomfort.
 An image of the side of the of Women's Compression Socks from NurseMates in "Lemon Squeezy" featuring 12-14 mmHg Graduated Compression to help improve circulation and relieve leg fatigue.
Last but certainly not least, choosing the right underwear is essential for comfort and hygiene. Look for underwear made from fabric that provides breathability and prevents excess moisture buildup.

Find Your Perfect Underscrubs:

What you wear under your scrubs can significantly impact your comfort and focus during long shifts. Scrub Pro Uniforms understands the importance of providing healthcare professionals with high-quality, comfortable undergarments that enhance their work experience. From scrub undershirts to leggings and biker shorts, socks, and more, Scrub Pro has what you need. Upgrade your underscrubs or start your collection today with Scrub Pro! 
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