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What Size Should I Get?

What size should I get?

When choosing your scrub size there are a few things you want to consider. First and foremost, your measurements, chest or bust, waist and hip, are important to know. Also for pants, your inseam length will be needed. To measure correctly, you will need a fabric or other flexible tape measurer.

Bust/Chest: After exhaling, measure around your back and over the fullest part of the chest.

Waist: Wrap tape loosely around your waistline where you would wear a belt.

Hip: With feet shoulder width apart, measure around the widest part of your hip.

Next you will need to be sure to use the correct size chart for the garment you have selected. You will see the size chart link for each item next to the tab you click on to choose your size. You will see there are multiple size charts; one for Women, one for Junior, one for Men and one for Unisex. To determine the correct chart to use, look in the overview of the garment and click on the tab labeled "additional information". This is where you will see what the item you are looking at is considered. For the Junior garments, they may be labeled as Junior or Modern Fit. Ladies regular sized garments may be called Women's , Ladies or Missy. Once you have determined the category for the item, you can then use your measurements you took to select the proper size.

Please remember that some people like their garments to be very form fitted or snug and others like plenty of room to move. Remember that the manufacturer's size chart will guide you to a size that should not be over large, but also not too tight. If you know you like your clothes roomy or form fitting, then you need to adjust your choice of size accordingly.

FOR TOPS you will use the chest/bust measurement as your primary guide, unless you have more of a pear shape, then you will need to take your hip measurement in to account.

Example: Landau 8219 top

In the "Additional Information" tab, you see it is labeled as Gender: Women's and Fit: Missy. This will use the size chart labeled by Landau as "Women's Apparel".

If your bust measurement is 36" and the rest of your body is proportionate, you would need a size Medium. If your hip measurement is larger than the 38-40 inches for a size medium, you will need to choose the size according to your hip.

You will also need to consider the design of the garment. Some tops are more tailored than others. Princess seams in the description or darts for shaping indicate a more form fitting garment. If a top is either button front or snap front, you will not want it to be too tight. Buttons or snaps being pulled taunt across the bust is not a good look for anyone. Also take in to account the fabric the garment is made from. You will find this also in the overview box under the tab "Fabric & Care"

Our example top 8219 it is made of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton, so that means no give or stretch to the fabric, so please err on the side of caution and go up rather than down a size if you are in the middle.

PANT SIZE & LENGTH: For choosing a size on pants, you will look at the waist and hip measurements. For choosing the inseam length, find a pair of pants that you have and like the length of. Lay them out flat and measure from the center of the crotch down the inside of the leg to the bottom of the pant. That will be the target inseam length you want to go for.

FOR LAB COATS use the chest as your primary measurement like on the tops. Many of the men's lab coats are sized just like a suit coat. Size 38 = a 38" chest measurement. That makes it simple! The ladies coats are either in Alpha sizes like Small, Medium, Large….ect. or they are in Numeric sizes as seen below.

The length of the lab coats are listed on each style. The Landau 3155 found at

This is a 38" long coat. This measurement is the "Center Back Length" measuring from the seam where the collar is attached to the coat, straight down the back, to the bottom of the coat. This will help you to determine where the bottom of the coat will fall on you.

Some of the coats are available in "Tall or Long" sizes. This option will add 2" to the sleeve length and 2" to the body of the garment. So if a coat is listed as a 38" coat and you order a tall or long size, the length of the coat will then increase to 40".

This information is designed to help you choose the correct size the first time. If you have any questions, you may reach us by email at, by phone at 855-391-9200 or live chat during our regular business hours.

Please be advised that after all the information and help we provide, if an item still does not fit you may follow the return and exchange process detailed at

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