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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.
Lab Coat Sizing

Lab Coat Sizing For Dummies

A common frustration for those shopping for lab coats is that the garment is often ill-fitting for one of two reasons: either the size options are not adequate to properly fit specific body types, or the sizing is inconsistent within a brand.

These are both frustrating situations, and sometimes your favorite brand of lab coat manufacturer will update the fit of their coats in a way that might affect the sizing options. The best way to avoid this situation is to always check on the sizing charts and take your own measurements: this will ensure the best fit possible for your body type.

Lab Coat Size Guide

It’s also important to recognize that even though sizing adjustments can be a bit of a nuisance when you’re trying to find your new size of lab coat, these changes are almost always the result of the manufacturer trying to improve the garment so that it better fits your needs. This short-term annoyance will actually lead to a better fitting lab coat in the long term.

Some lab coat companies also offer options for those who are still not sure of their size even after looking at sizing charts. For example, lab coat and scrubs company Medelita offers an At-Home Try On Program that allows customers to buy a few sizes of lab coats and send back the ones that don’t fit – free shipping both ways. This is the kind of convenience that crazy-busy medical professionals need!

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