The field of medicine has advanced at a mind-boggling rate in the past one hundred years. Doctors and researchers are making discoveries every day, and brilliant technology is constantly being introduced. Today, influenza, polio, and other deadly viruses are simply prevented with vaccines or treated with antibiotics. Fatalities from them are rare. Heart attacks and countless other health problems can be solved with advanced surgical procedures. Yet, this is not the only way the medical field has advanced.
In earlier days, doctors had no special uniforms and simply wore street clothes when treating patients. With the discovery of the vital role hygiene played in health, doctors and nurses began wearing simple white uniforms over their clothes to keep the environment sterile. Due to the color white’s nature of being easily stained and dirtied, these uniforms evolved in color to pale blue and green. Eventually, they became the standard medical scrubs we recognize today.
Wearing the same uniform day in and day out can be tiresome, however, and nurses and doctors also crave some self expression. To fulfill this need, medical scrubs have slowly evolved into an immense field with countless brands and thousands of styles to choose from to suit every size, style, and need. This market is only expanding, with new innovations in medical scrubs coming out every day.
Cherokee, one of the oldest and most recognized names in medical scrubs, is a frontrunner in the medical scrubs market. They are constantly revolutionizing the idea of scrubs, with new innovations in fashion and technology. Cherokee Flexibles is a new popualar line featuring sleek, fitted designs with stretch side panels available in black, navy, or chocolate. The result is medical scrubs with added comfort and stretch, and a sleek, slenderizing look. Cherokee Tooniforms is an extensive, cheerful line of scrubs featuring countless popular cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Betty Boop, Scooby Doo, and Peanuts. Cherokee Workwear is their bestselling line of perfect basic medical scrubs, created from the finest cottons with an impeccable cut and fit. Cherokee has also collaborated with the popular trendy brand Baby Phat. The medical scrubs in this line feature the Baby Phat logo in many designs and are hip and trendy. They are so stylized, they can be worn out of work, too!
Dickies nursing uniforms is another solid brand in the field of medical scrubs. Their Natural Elements scrubs are sewn from Tencel, a super-fabric that is soft to the touch and drapes like silk. It is also good for the skin, as it naturally inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, and wicks away moisture. The styles in this line feature soft, organic shapes. Hip Flip was one of the first lines of scrubs to put the ‘fun’ in ‘function’. The pants in this line feature elastic logoed waistbands which can be flipped for a flirty, junior fit. The coordinating solid tops in this line feature cute details like zippers. There also coordinating tops in fresh, young prints. To save the best for last, Gen Flex is a new line which took off with a bang. The scrubs in this line feature an advanced micro-sanded stretch fabric and ergonomic seaming. Best of all they feature numerous pockets to hold every necessity possible, from cell phone to ID badge. They are the perfect combo of style and function.
Medical Scrubs have come a long way since their emergence in the medical field. Medical personnel eagerly await the new innovations that are always in the making.