Dansko Medical Scrubs Review

by Rachel on April 4, 2012

in Apparel Reviews

Giveaway & Review: Dansko Healthcare Apparel Medical Scrubs

One of the perks of being a registered nurse is I get to wear possibly the world’s most comfortable work uniform. As anyone who wears scrubs can attest, however, not all scrubs are created equally. I’m very picky about my scrubs and want them to be stylish, comfortable, and practical at a decent price. When Dansko approached me about reviewing their new line of medical scrubs, I was intrigued if they could meet my strict criteria.

Dansko has long been famous in the medical world for their comfortable clogs, so I was curious to see if their healthcare apparel would live up to the same high standards. I selected the Gwen Aqua Woven Stretch top and the Gina pants. With the mock wrap top and vibrant aqua color (I’d call it more of a turquoise), these scrubs have a sleek design and were very figure-flattering.

Giveaway & Review: Dansko Healthcare Apparel - Stylish and Comfortable Scrubs

The material is a polyester/rayon/spandex blend and has just the right amount of stretch – I hate baggy scrubs, but I need to be comfortable and able to move around too, and these were perfect. The fabric was also soft and comfortable, but not too thin or sheer. If I’m wearing an outfit for 12+ hours, comfort and fit is very important!

The scrubs have a number of little details that I also appreciate. Instead of ties, the top has adjustable back tabs with a button closure. There are two settings to adjust how tight you’d like the waist. It also has 2 front pockets (a MUST for functionality in my opinion!) including an inner pocket for your cell phone. The cell phone pocket is a little small for most smart phones, but I use it to hold my pens.

The Gina scrub pants are a mid-rise style with an elastic backed waist and drawstring front. They also feature 2 front pockets and 2 cargo side pockets. Okay, I never really use my scrub pants pockets for anything but they are there if I need them! Sometimes I have a hard time finding scrub pants that are the right length. You don’t want to be rocking the high waters, but you don’t want the unprofessional look of pants dragging on the floor. I ordered the regular and they were just right, and they also come in petite and tall sizes.

I also appreciated these technical features:

Temp Lock: Perspiration is wicked away. You stay cool under pressure but warm under the AC vent.
Care Lock: Colors hold fast. Stains are released.
Size Lock: The size you buy is the size you wear, wash after wash.

I washed the scrubs to check for color-fastness and shrinkage. They came out looking just as vibrant and still had the same great fit. One of my coworkers even commented on what a pretty color my Dansko scrubs were. It looks like for now they only carry solid colors.

Dansko scrubs met all of my picky requirements and really impressed me. I would buy another pair in a heartbeat, and will definitely check them out next time I am shopping for new scrubs.

Update 6/25/13: I am still wearing and loving these scrubs over a year later. They’re one of my most flattering pairs and the material and color has held up great despite frequent washing. I wish these were a little more affordable, I would definitely buy more!

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Margaret Smith April 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I love the Gabby Black Stretch Woven top.
Thanks so much.

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Kathlyne April 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I like the scrubs, but I’d love to have the turquoise floral croc clogs.

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Donna L April 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I like the Dash Honeycomb scrub in black.

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Sheila K. April 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I like the Tempo style!

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Michelle April 5, 2012 at 12:46 am

I love all things Dansko, but my all time favorite is the Professional Multi Raindrop Patent shoe, and I love the Gina pant.

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annette campbell April 5, 2012 at 6:35 am

I like the crocs in croc print leather.

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megan cromes April 5, 2012 at 7:09 am

purple bottoms and black top with floral print on inside.

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Donna D April 5, 2012 at 7:23 am

I like the Stride Honeycomb pants in Military or Black & the Dash top
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latanya April 5, 2012 at 7:45 am

Professional Multi Raindrop Patent shoes

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Judith R. April 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

My favorite product is the Grace top.

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Bekah Kuczenski April 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

I love love love the patent leather stalled clogs! I am a nurse and I have worn these clogs for years!

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april yedinak April 5, 2012 at 10:53 am

I like the Grace top and the Spectrum pants

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linda r April 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

I like Gilda and Pace!

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Maegan Morin April 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Gwen for shirt (navy) and Gina for pants

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Danielle @ Royalegacy April 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I like the Grace top in black and the Gail pants
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crystle tellerday April 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

gabby

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Kimberly Schotz April 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I like the kids clogs
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Karen Fields April 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I really like the Dash top.

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mickeyfan April 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

The men’s Quest pant.

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Peter April 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

I like the Walden Walker Black Smooth men’s shoe. Thanks.
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susan varney April 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm

i like the Vesta Pink Floral Canvas Shoe

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Sharon April 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I like Grace in tomato

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Fawn H April 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I like the Gabby top in the black woven

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Miranda W April 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I like the Dansko’s stretch woven Gail pant in the navy, and the Tempo classic v-neck top also in the navy.

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Regina Trobee April 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I like Grace and Gail both in black or rose.

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Jennifer April 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I love the splatter paint clogs!

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Rebecca Wood April 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I like the Grace top.

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kris April 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

tempo wine

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Phoenix April 13, 2012 at 5:30 am

The Gina amethyst pants.

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Kristen m April 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

I like the Gilda top!

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Debbie April 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I like the girl’s Vesta shoes

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Angela Winesburg April 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Apex Layer Black

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polly April 15, 2012 at 2:07 am

i like the girls pink clog
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Jennifer M. April 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

I love the TEMPO WINE v neck top!

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Happi Shopr April 17, 2012 at 11:50 am

I like the Professional Multi Raindrop Patent Clog, the sprint and pace
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Sarah April 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I like the Gabby Ceil Stretch Woven top.

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Ellie W April 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

My favorite is the Grace top and the Gina pant.

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Kristi H. April 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I like the Dash top and Stride pants in Tomato.

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Laurie Emerson April 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I love the Vegan Pro Clog.

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Kayla April 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I like the Tempo tops!

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sarah cool April 19, 2012 at 3:01 am

I like the GILDA top in rose

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Michelle B April 19, 2012 at 5:19 am

I like Jemma Purple Patent Stapled Clog.

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Cee April 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

I like the Tasha Black Veg heeled shoe!

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Carol Foster April 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

I love the Vegan Pro shoes, they look so comfortable for work
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