Yoo-hoo! It's me, Sassy Sue; your personal shopping guru. (curtsy, curtsy!) Just running through a quick checklist here. Cloth tape measure. Check! Friend. Hmmmm, friend. Care to be my friend? Pretty, pretty please!
We carry soooo many different scrubs from soooo many different manufacturers with their own size charts, I figured I'd first demonstrate how you can take your own measurements, so you can match them up with the size guide of your choice. Which by the way, you'll find right beneath my ramblings.
Still wondering why I need you to be my friend, aren't you? Well, it can get a little tricky measuring yourself. Ever tried figuring out your inseam all on your own? Right, that's why I need you. Let's do this together! Chop, chop!
Before purchasing your scrubs, follow my guide below to be sure you're measuring yourself correctly.
Note: Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, so there's absolutely no reason to suffocate yourself with the tape measure in order to lose an inch. Keep the measuring tape comfortably snug instead, and I promise I won't disclose your size. Alright, alright; pinky swear!
1. Height: Kick off your shoes, show me your perfect posture, and let your friend measure you from head to toe.
If you're Miss Independent, have a pencil handy, back up against a door frame or wall, and make a small mark where the top of your head meets the wall. Now measure from the ground to the pencil marking. All done!
2. Bust/Chest: Breathe in, breathe all the way out, and then measure around the shoulder blades, under the armpits and over the fullest part of the bust.
3. Waist: I refer here to your natural waist. Find it by bending to one side (while concentrating on not falling over,) then measure; without cheating!
4. Hips: Measure the fullest part of the hip (usually about 7-9 inches below the natural waist). If your hips are two sizes or more larger than your waist, use your hip measurement to determine pants size.
5. Outside Leg: I need you to find your waist one more time, and measure from the point where you'd like your pants to sit, all the way to where you'd like your pants to end. A friend would probably be useful for this step.
6. Inseam: The inseam is the inside pant length, which is measured from the crotch area, to the bottom of the ankle.
I like to think that I'm here to prevent any major fashion faux pas from going down. I'm talking pants which appear to drown its wearer, and on the flip side, flood pants. *shudder* That's why here at MSC, we have petite and tall sizes!
Petite simply refers to your height, and the length proportions for jackets, sleeves, skirts, and pants. No matter your size, if you're a woman under 5'4" you are considered petite.
The same premise exists for tall sizes. Tall merely refers to your height, and the length proportions of jackets, sleeves, skirts, and pants. Women 5'8" and over, and men 6'2" and over, are both considered tall regardless of size.
Everybody can look fabulous, and thanks to the plus size industry, that means everybody! Whether you are petite, average, or tall, plus sizes usually refer to those sizes 2XL and up.
I'm pleased to inform you that the WonderWink brand in particular has recently launched a strictly plus- size line. And it's gorgeous! Go on, have the first look!
Thanks for being my friend, dear! I now officially deem you a scrubs purchaser par excellence. You're welcome!