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I am not a super easy-to-fit nurse...I have curves PLUS I'm tall. If you have any of these in common with me, you'll love these stretchy soft scubs! In my opinion, they run a full size larger, and the length can be considered LONG. I usually wear a L-XL (size 14 in regular pants) and a L fit me loosely (which I liked). If you are petite, you will likely have to hem these a bit (but do consider that this may not be do-able if you have to hem them alot, because there is a 3 inch side slit on each leg) What else can I tell you? They wash & wear well and the colors are vibrant and really nice...and the fabric is about as comfy as you can hope for!!! The have elastic in the back PLUS a draw string around the waist. The only 'con' is a very minor one: Somehow I am always having to pull these up a little and adjust the string throughout my shift; they make their way down a little, especially in front. (I have other stretchy scrub pants that I don't do this.) It may be because I have a substantial booty that is pulling them down in the back (I'm so glad that it seems to be favorably in style these days, it was never thought of as an 'attribute' by me!) If it weren't for that SMALL 'problem', I'd give these a full FIVE stars! (I still LOVE these and would not hesitate to buy again!) Hope all this helps you in your scrub-buying decision! Again: Hips/booty-licious? Thick legs? Tall? These are definitely the scrub pants for you!
10/30/15 update: I purchased three different colors, so I was able to see what another reviewer mentioned: these are not consistently sized. The grey ones I got fit smaller than the black ones. The maroon ones fit somewhere between the two. Can't they use one pattern for all the colors?? Geesh! So what will this mean to other buyers? I'm going to say this in an effort to be helpful: don't expect the grey colored ones to be cut 'large' like the black, they are more 'true to size'...but can't speak for all the other colors. Hope this helps!
I will write a review for all those plus size ladies that have trouble finding scrubs that fit. What I mean in a fit, meaning length, fit around the waist, thick thighs, rump. I am large all over. I have somewhat of a curve in my waist, but that is a problem area for me in the lower middle. I have wide rump, thick thighs, short torso and am 5'6". I am losing weight and just getting into a size 24w jeans from Torrid and Lane Bryant. The size 4x was not too much of a difference from the 3x in my opinion. If you are in between a size, then I suggest getting the larger size, but I found that they do loosen up quite a bit during the day, so that may help in your decision. The size 3x in this Dickies Extreme Stretch did fit and had extra room in the rump compared to the Cherokee and others I have tried on, HOWEVER, the thighs were a tad snug, but not horrible (the Cherokees thighs fit snug too). These had a much better fit than the Cherokees due to the higher waist and roomier hip and rump area. The waist has stretch. If you need to do plenty of bending and lifting, this scrub would be a better option compared to the Cherokee because with the Cherokee, you would need to be sure to wear an undergarment because they will show your back side, especially if you have a high booty crack like some people do. Even in the Cherokee size 4x, it had the same issue. Low hipster type pants, NOT meant for larger, rounder in the middle people. The length in both the Dickies and Cherokee Core Stretch pants were very long. These just about covered my feet up. Tends to be with all the scrubs. I had to hem these up at least 3". I would have had to do the same with Cherokee. The tie in the front does help. It is not a stretch tie but the waist does have plenty stretch, the elastic is probably about a 1/2" stretch band (wish they would make these bands at lease 2" wide for plus size ladies and make them pull on). The bottom near the hem does not have the ties. The Dickies feels like a silkier fabric compared to Cherokee. I chose the Dickies extreme stretch contemporary over the Cherokee Core Stretch mainly because of the higher waist fit. They are a little more comfortable, cover the rump even when bending down. I needed the Khaki and the Black. Khaki in the Cherokee is a very light Khaki but not see through, and in the Dickies, they are a shade darker, but not brown, more of a medium colored Khaki. Hope this helped in answering all your questions for these pants. I know I like details when placing an order for clothing online. Looks like that is what is going to happen now with all the store closures. : - ( And I find buying scrubs online is cheaper and they have more options in colors and sizes for the larger person, than shopping in our local scrub stores.
I am 5'10" & +size. I normally wear between 24-26 size jeans, or 4x pants. I carry most my weight in my thighs/butt/hips area, with a smaller top & waist (aka: pear shaped). I don't usually order pants online because it's difficult to tell if the fit/cut will work for me. I ordered them because I needed pants for work, somewhere between casual & dressy. Being summer that's hard to come by, and I didn't want to have to rely on $40+ dress pants to get by. In the end someone suggested scrubs, and I'm glad they did! After reading a few reviews I decide to try the 4x size. I was pleasantly surprised by these pants. They fit great!
PROS: -Not too baggy or tight in the thighs, even when sitting. -The drawstring means I can have it as tight as I want around my waist. Though it is a looong drawstring. -The pockets are amazing! (after dealing with tiny or fake pockets in every other style of pant I was so excited for normal pockets here!) -The fabric is soft, thin (great for summer!), and surprisingly flexible. Not uber stretchy, but enough that it doesn't hinder bending and movement.
CONS (kindof): -I did notice that there seems to be extra room/fabric in the front. What happens is I can pull up the front to past my navel, but the back sits lower. Now this may be because my butt takes up more fabric haha. Or the cut could actually be leaving more room in front than back, it's hard to tell (If I didn't have a larger backend I wonder if I'd have a problem with these sliding down?) Kind of results in a lopsided fit, but not a deal-breaker. Though I do have to check or tug them up a little in the back every now and then. -It's about 3" too long. Being 5'10" this is not a problem I usually have! The bottom of the pant legs have a ~3" slit on the outside of the legs. That's 3" that I don't need. If I don't pull the pants up as high as possible then I'm walking on them. If you wear the same size but are shorter then I am then you're may need to hem these in some way.
I did also order and try the elastic band version of these
Dickies Women's Scrubs Xtreme Stretch Fit Elastic Waist, Black, 4X-Large
, same size (4x). They were the perfect length (they didn't have the slit & extra 3" for some reason). The thick elastic band seemed durable and wasn't too tight or loose. But the thigh area felt just a bit tighter then the drawstring version. I don't know why, perhaps it's because of how the fabric is gathered & sown to the elastic band. It was enough of a difference that I prefer the extra room/fabric of the drawstring style (especially for when you sit and your thighs do the pancake/spreading out thing haha). Other then the slight length & fit differences, the fabric & pockets were the same on both.
I've bought three of these in the last month. With plans to buy more. The first was a medium tall which I thought would fit my waist best. And when I say waist I actually mean my belly. I wear my pants about an inch below my navel. A medium tall was just too long for me. So I returned it and bought a medium regular and a small regular.
The medium regulars I got to be yard work pants so I wanted them roomier but not quite so long as the talls. The small regulars fits me, but is a bit too long if I'm barefoot or in flipflops. But since it's got a drawstring I can just wear it a bit higher when I've got no shoes on.
I'm 5 foot 7 inches. My actual waist is 27/28 inches. Where my pants sit is 30/32 inches and my hips are 38 inches. I got junk in my trunk and I wear anywhere from a size 6 to 10 in jeans (courtesy of US female clothing sizing being stupid, for real why can't it all just be sized like mens with waist, length and seat?)
I've had a tough time finding pants that fit and are comfortable enough to wear the past few years. I can't do tight things over my abdominal area. I struggle with chronic migraine as well as unrelated stomach issues which combined gives me a lot of nausea so a tight band of jean fabric biting into my tummy when I sit down or lean forward just doesn't work for me anymore. And thus I've been wearing mostly pajama pants the last couple years. As soon as I get in the house I take the outside pants off and put on the pj pants. But really driving around in jeans was just miserable. So I started hunting for things like slacks and cargos. But even the ones with some stretch to the fabric cut into my tummy. And I don't wear tight pants, at all. So then I started thinking... there are some nice looking scrub pants out there.
Once you cover up the waist band of these scrub pants they look like slacks. But have the comfort of a pajama pants waist. Which is EXACTLY what I was looking for.
These are some of the most comfortable scrubs I've worn. They are very soft, not too thick, great for working in warm environments. Come clean easily with just a damp cloth if needed, dry quickly.
Here's my issue--they are VERY long. I ordered 2xl because I like them a little baggy. They are dragging on the floor. I'm 5'5" so they shouldn't drag on the floor. The drawstring is also practically worthless. The waist is so big I have to constantly pull them up. It's kind of ridiculous. But they fit fine in my hips, thighs.
They'll do until I can get something better, but the proportions are wonky compared to other brands. I'd size down if I was to order them again.