Taking Body Measurements

A Guide For Taking Your Lab Coat And Scrubs Measurements

If you’re a size small, what does that make your blazer size? If you know your jeans are size 30, what size should you buy for scrubs pants? What about your inseam? What do all those numbers mean, anyways??

Unless you’re a professional tailor, I don’t blame you for getting confused about sizes, especially when shopping between different brands of clothes, scrubs, or lab coats. It seems that today just about every brand has their own sizing, and this is mostly a problem when you’re trying to make a purchase online and can’t try things on (although this scrubs and lab coats company does have a complimentary at-home try on program).


Fortunately, most company’s do provide a size guide to help out with determining your exact size for that exact brand, but you’ll need to know your measurements. Here is a guide for taking the measurements you’ll need to get your sizes right! All you need is a measuring tape.

  1. Bust: Wrap the measuring tape all the way around your bust and back on the broadest point of your bust.
  2. Chest: For women, take this measurement directly under your bust. For men, take this measurement directly under your arms around your chest.
  3. Waist: Measure at the narrowest point of your waist. Usually this is right below your belly button.
  4. Hips: Measure around the widest point of your hips or hip bones.
  5. Inseam: Measure from the topmost position between your legs, to the floor. It will probably help if you have someone assist you in this.

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