As every girl knows, there’s an outfit for each of life’s situations. From a night out on the town to eating ice cream on the couch, we’ve got clothing to match the mood. So, if you’re preggo and working in healthcare, chances are you’ve got a pair of maternity scrubs coming your way. Maternity clothes have a way of fitting a little off kilter and not being quite up to par so we’ve scoured store shelves finding the cutest options to keep you covered at work through your pregnancy.
Here are our top picks.
1. Cherokee Core Stretch Workwear Maternity Knit Panel Top and Pants
Cherokee’s line of maternity wear comes highly recommended by expecting nurses. Moms-to-be say the belly band on these scrub pants is super comfortable and makes the work day much more enjoyable than simply buying larger scrubs. Wearers warn that sizes run big and can be difficult to find in stores. Consider ordering your scrub set online from a site with a friendly return policy.
2. Urbane Ultimate Pleated Front Maternity Top and Flare Leg Pant
Tired of the maternity bump-featuring bow? This scrub top is refreshingly bow-less and comes in four neutral colors, all the options you need to get you through the last months of your pregnancy. Urbane’s matching flare leg maternity pants are soft and stretchy keeping you as comfortable as possible during a busy day in the clinic or hospital.
3. Landau Empire Waist Maternity Top
If you’re looking for a maternity top that mirrors you non-pregnant scrubs as closely as possible, here’s your scrub top pick. Landau’s no frills maternity scrub top is the perfect option for moms-to-be seeking just the basics. Unfortunately, Landau seems to be lacking maternity pants to match. Pair this scrub top with bottoms from other brands.
4. Grey’s Anatomy Mock Wrap Maternity Top
Are you a Grey’s wearer? Then this top is for you. The Grey’s Anatomy Mock Wrap Maternity Top brings the popular fit and comfort of the Grey’s scrub line to your pregnancy. Unfortunately, Grey’s Anatomy seems to have discontinued their line of maternity bottoms so you will need to pair your top with another brand or a larger version of your usual scrub pants.
5. Dickie’s Gen Flex Mock-Wrap Maternity Scrub Top
Dickies makes an excellent line of maternity scrub sets. Not only is the Gen Flex Mock-Wrap Scrub Top offered in six colors, the brand sells maternity scrub pants to match. Since top pockets don’t work as well with a bump Dickies Gen Flex Flip Waist Maternity Pants feature plenty o’ pockets for your nursing needs.
6. Help! I Hate Them All!
If maternity scrubs aren’t your thing, we hear you. Scrubs are a bit of a stylistic blunder to start with so modifying them for pregnancy isn’t exactly a fashion statement. There are a few other options when it comes to dressing for pregnancy at work. First, consider buying solid color maternity tees and pairing them with a larger size of your usual scrub bottoms, or maternity scrub bottoms. This way, you can wear the tops outside of work as well.
Another option is to purchase a button up scrub top or scrub jacket and pair it with a neutral tank underneath. This covers your belly and can be quite comfy. You can, at least for a while, ride your usual scrub bottoms a bit lower. Pairing your low-riding bottoms with a long tank should give you enough coverage where you need it. A snap or button top can be left completely or partially open to make room for your baby bump.
Finally, you can always buy scrubs a size or two up to accommodate your pregnancy. Buying big will leave some extra fabric in the shoulders, arms and legs, but hey, sometimes bigger is better.
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