As we’ve discussed many times, the options for women in medicine seeking a professional lab coat was lacking for many years, until 2008 when Medelita introduced its first lab coat designed to fit the proportions of a woman’s body. Their collection of white lab coats has come a long way since then, but one of their most revolutionary products was the introduction of the first (and only) fitted lab coat for petite medical professionals.
The Ellody Petite Fit Lab Coat
The white coats from Medelita offer a wide variety of sizes that are measured like regular clothing – meaning the sizes come in numbers (2, 4, 6, etc) rather than small, medium, and large. In fact, the Ellody lab coat comes in sizes that goes as small as 00, making it the perfect option for physicians with a small frame who seek a professional look while on the job.
Making a petite lab coat is more complicated than just taking a typical woman’s garment pattern and making it smaller. The proportions must be completely specialized, so a new pattern is required that must be fitted on a fit model with those smaller proportions. This is an example of the attention to detail that goes into every Medelita lab coat.
With all the money and attention-to-detail that goes into the medical industry, it would seem that medical wear is often one of the few areas that gets left in the dark, as many of the lab coats and dress attire are more than seldomly too big, bulky or just plain unflattering. This is especially prevalent in physicians and doctors who have to wear petite and 00 sizes. A recent Reddit post emphasised this point:
“I just purchased my first real lab coat for the undergrad labs that I am taking, a Dickies brand unisex SX. I was concerned with the quality of lab coats I was finding on Amazon (it appeared that most were meant more for Halloween costumes than lab work) and I am tired of the Tyvex one that I was given my freshman year, so I was excited for the one that I had purchased. However, after it arrived in the mail today, I tried it on and it is too big. I’m a petite woman ~5’3″ and 115 lbs, but SERIOUSLY? It’s an EXTRA small! That is the smallest size they have!”
Fortunately for women who share this frustration, Medelita constructed the first true petite lab coat for female clinicians. The Ellody lab coat fits like a custom tailored suit jacket and is made with Medelita’s innovative stain repellant and breathable M3 fabric. Simply put, this lab coat is flattering for anyone 5’4″ or under and it guarantees all-day protection and comfort.