No matter your size or body shape, everyone deserves to feel their best, comfiest and most confident in the clothes they wear to work - and this includes scrubs!
Your work day can be busy and stressful enough without having an added distraction of ill-fitting trousers that won’t stay up, or a scrub top that feels uncomfortable and unflattering.
We understand it can be difficult to find scrub tops and pants that come in a choice of inclusive sizes and styles that fit and flatter all body shapes whether you’re curvy, slim, petite, tall or somewhere in between! This is why at Happythreads we aim to stock a wide range of scrubs that come in a variety of vibrant colours and styles, with sizes ranging from 5XL to XXS. Most importantly, we stock both larger and smaller sizes in all core hospital colours so when placing group orders you’re guaranteed to find scrub styles to suit diverse sizing needs. Our scrub tops and trousers are sold separately so you have the freedom to choose the best size and fit in both.
Tips for finding the best scrubs for curvy figures:
Know your body shape: If your body type is pear shaped or hourglass, then trousers with a drawstring waistband is the best choice for making sure there is no gaping at the back and your trousers stay securely up while still feeling comfortable on your hips. An apple shaped body type would look great in trousers with a slim leg and a mid-rise, elasticated waistband that feels comfortable on the midsection and elongates your legs.
Measurements: Make sure to check your measurements against the size guide provided, this will give you an idea of the best scrubs top and trouser sizes to order. Depending on your body shape, you may need a different size top to bottoms!
This also means knowing your leg length so that you don’t end up with scrub pants that are too short (or long!). Start by measuring your inseam and then checking the size guide to know if you need to order petite (short), regular or tall leg length trousers.
Fabric: Choosing scrubs made from a stretchy, moisture wicking fabric will feel the most comfortable and breathable to wear for long hours. The stretch not only means you can move your body more freely, but also helps the clothing to sit in a more flattering way on your body.
Let's have a closer look at the shape and features of some of our bestselling, most flattering scrubs styles to help you choose the best fit for your shape:
Koi Basics Katie Top and Laurie Trousers
(Size range XXS - 5XL)
The Katie top is made from a stretchy, lightweight and moisture wicking fabric that moves with your body and feels breathable on busy days. It features a mock wrap v-neck that’s flattering across the chest area, without being too low cut. The stretchy, rib knit side panels on this top not only add extra comfort but also ensure a flattering, feminine fit over your waist and hips. Even if you prefer a loose fit and size up, these side panels mean you don’t like your shape isn’t lost.
Depending on your body type, having a drawstring waist can feel bulky when wearing your top over it and if that’s the case then a style like the Laurie trouser could be a great fit. These are really breathable, have a yoga inspired shape with a wide elastic waistband and a straight cut leg. The mid-rise elasticated waist gives you comfort when working long hours without constantly falling down. There are 5 pockets so you’re not short of space to carry what you need. These look great with the Koi Basic’s Katie top.
Koi Next Gen Ready to Work Top and Good Vibe Joggers
(Size range XXS - 3XL)
If you’re curvy or petite (or curvy and petite!) some scrubs styles can feel boxy and loose in the wrong areas rather than working with your natural shape. One solution is to find a scrubs set that allows you to tuck in the top which will subtly accentuate your waist without needing to be tight fitting. If this sounds like you, then the Ready to Work top and Good Vibe joggers would be the perfect pairing. This top has one chest pocket and no waist pockets which make it perfect for tucking. The joggers feature a mid-rise drawstring waist making them squat proof as well as adjustable to your waist size and the slim, cuffed bottoms give them a modern look that flatters your legs. These scrubs joggers also feature 6 pockets conveniently placed to hold all your essentials.
Koi Lite Serenity Top and Spirit Trousers
(Size range XXS - 5XL)
The most athletic style of all our scrubs made with ultra lightweight fabric that feels really breathable and moisture wicking in the summer, the Koi Lite Serenity top ticks all the boxes. Similar to the Koi Basic’s Katie top, this also features ribbed side panels for a flattering fit. The double zip on the neckline allows you to adjust between a higher round neck for more coverage, or a modest v-neck depending on your personal preference - both look ultra stylish! As well as 4 convenient front pockets, there are also two small side slits which flatter and help the fabric sit nicely against the hips.
A perfect match for the Serenity top, the Koi Light Spirit trousers have a trendy double elastic waistband that feels comfortable but secure and sits flat against your waist. As with all of our Koi Lite range, these are made from fabric featuring 8% spandex, making them extra stretchy to allow full range of movement while you work. An adjustable toggle at the ankle of the straight cut legs gives you a choice of adding a cinched fashionable look to your scrub trousers and would give an elongated effect to your legs. This option is extra handy on warmer summer days! Of course there are also 5 pockets to make use of!
Men’s & Unisex Plus Size Uniforms
Koi Basics Bryan Top
(Size range XS - 5XL)
Another great top in the Koi Basics range, the Bryan is a great choice for a men’s scrub top - classic v-neck shape, lightweight fabric, and plenty of pockets to store everything you need. If you’re kitting out your whole practice, the Koi Basics Bryan top is perfect for any male staff, and of course, with sizes up to 5XL in all colours, it's perfect for plus size men's scrubs too!
Orange Standard Balboa Top
(Size range XXS - 5XL)
A perennial favourite for Happythreads customers, the Orange Standard Balboa top has been at or near the top of our bestseller lists since it launched. Competitively priced and surprisingly flattering, this standard scrub top is available to 5XL in all ten colours. Perfect for any healthcare setting, the Balboa is especially beloved by vets, students, nurses and TV shows (no, really!).
The Budget Scrubs Range is unisex and is available from size XS to size 3XL. These scrubs are oversized so we recommend that ladies order at least a size smaller than your regular size.
Overview of the benefits of shopping at Happythreads:
We make ordering for large groups of diverse sizes easy, as we stock sizes 5XL to XXS in all our core colours.
Koi and Orange Standard trousers are available in petite/short and tall leg lengths in the same range of sizes and colours as regular.
We will never charge more for plus size scrubs - pricing is the same throughout the sizing chart. Our larger sizes in scrub tops and trousers are part of the main ranges so they will be an exact match for your colleagues’ uniforms.
We feature a range of styles to suit any shape, figure or preference. You’ll find something to suit any budget and style in our great range of inclusive sized scrubs sets! Most of our women’s scrubs are true to size, but make sure to check to our size guide to find the best fit.
Things to keep in mind:
We try to stock as many sizes as possible, with new stock arriving weekly. Don’t worry - many out-of-stock items can be backordered as well, so that once a shipment arrives, we can dispatch the item to you.
If you want to know about any products not mentioned here, or would like some help in deciding on a plus size uniform, please get in touch with our friendly and experienced Customer Service team who will be happy to advise you on your options.