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Now I’ve never been a bandwagon jumper and I certainly wasn’t going to start with buying scrubs. When Wear Figs began dominating the Instagram medical influencer space a few years ago, I took notice. It was almost like every influencer popularized sporting the jogger scrubs with impeccable marketing. Within months, Wear Figs suddenly became the Gucci of Scrub brands, notably for its incredible “unmatched” comfort and if you wore it, you somehow became a part of who’s who elite medical professional.
Because it was introduced to me as the trendy jogger scrub, it never piqued my interest. I personally prefer my scrubs to cover my ankles, especially on the extreme air conditioned hospital floors. Not to mention, that style is not suited for my body type. Once I discovered that a pair of scrubs cost almost $100, I definitely wasn’t interested lol. And looking back after the sexist and DO physician advertisement “mistake” they pulled, I’m more than happy that I never gave into the trendy nature of their marketing as a medical professional.
Some of my friends tried to convince me that it was worth it because it “felt like pajamas” and it was super comfy. I’m naturally a skeptic, so I knew this couldn’t be the only scrub line with so much comfort. Boy, was I right ! Before I delve into more of this review, I will assure you that this post is an honest opinion and not sponsored at all. I do have affiliate links to scrubs mentioned in which you can earn a discount.
If you’re new to the scrub life, I’ll introduce you to Dickies, the ultimate OG of professional uniforms. Dickies was started in 1987 and has remained an incredible company delivering quality products since its inception.
The thing I love the most about the Dickies EDS Essentials line is the comfort. First off, the material has just the right amount of elastic and stretch. I purchased these during Covid 19 quarantine where I had gained a few pounds while in lockdown and this definitely served me well.
It allowed me to walk and roam freely through the halls of the hospital while truly feeling like I’m in my pajamas. Because I’m heavier on the top I purchased a Large and then medium pant. They have petite sizes available which was perfect for the 5 feet 2 girls who usually have to deal with long scrubs when sizing up. I personally prefer the cargo pants style which has a slight flare towards the bottom. There is also a tapered style pant that gives the “skinny jeans” look as well. Additionally, The material is somewhat wrinkle free if you wash on permanent press. After washing, it maintains is color, shape and form.
The pants have an elastic waist band that is a pull on style like your favorite yoga pants. The pants have two front angled pockets, two back pockets and two cargo pockets and side slits. The top features a v-neck style, with two front pockets, a pen slot , slide slits. I especially love the waist shaping style of the tops that accentuate your figure in the most flattering way.
These scrubs are 95% polyester and 5 % spandex poplin. The scrubs come in several colors including Black, Caribbean blue, Ceil, Navy, Pewter, Royal, Wine, Red, Hot pink, Hunter, Espresso, egg plant, Galaxy Blue, Grape, Blue Hawaii, Teal Blue, Turquoise and more.
A top from the Dickies EDS essentials line will run you $18.99-24.99 depending on color. Pants from this line costs between $22.99-26.99. The grand total for a pair of Dickies EDS essentials will cost you a minimum of $41.98 and a maximum of $51.98. Compared to a pair of Wear Figs, you’d be paying $48 just for the pants itself. Add another $38 and your scrubs are $86 !
Now, I’m not counting your pockets and the choice is absolute yours. But why fit in when you can stand out ?!