If you or someone you know works in the healthcare field, or is thinking of potentially going into it, it’s only natural to be aware of what a lab coat signifies. A white lab coat is a critical aspect of the wardrobe for many people across the nation and even the world. Although it isn’t necessary as a uniform in some places, in various parts of medical training and beyond, it is required or recommended.
A lab coat is the first symbol that the person you’re dealing with is a medical professional there to help you and potentially aid in the healing process. It designates the person wearing it as having answers and being knowledgeable because it comes with the weight of years of education. There are numerous implications with a white coat, there are ceremonies for medical students, different lengths throughout medical training, and various uses for them as well. Outside of the medical field, lab coats are utilized to keep the potentially hazardous materials being dealt with in labs and everywhere else science is involved, away from the human body and making sure the scientists are safe while doing their jobs for the greater good.
Keeping all of these things in mind, it is crucial for any person even remotely related to the medical and scientific field to have a lab coat that will fit the requirements of the lifestyle that they’ve chosen. Medelita is a company that was released in 2008 by a PA-C named Lara Francisco. She very early on in her career, realized that the medical apparel available for the people that worked in hospitals and otherwise were the furthest thing from flattering. Not only were they baggy, extremely awkwardly fitting, but they were also always unisex and never designed with everyone in mind. To combat this issue, she released her company and the community of medical professionals has never been the same. The creation of a brand that kept the individual needs of their customers in mind while also keeping requirements at bay was new thing for the time, making Medelita the go-to place for medical wear.
Their products range from lab coats and scrubs, to scrub jackets and under-scrub tees. They not only have clothing but they also have stethoscopes becoming essentially a one-stop shop for all things a professional may need to do their job. To add to their already vast availability, they have both men and women sizes making it ideal to avoid a boxy unflattering fit based on what type of style the individual is going for.
Medelita was kind enough to send me one of their Emma W. Classic Fit lab coats prior to starting graduate school and I was able to utilize it for the past few months to form an accurate opinion on the reliability, flexibility, and practicality of it. Since I hope to pursue medical school after my masters program this year, this coat was a good stepping stone to the ones that I will eventually have to use and I hope that they’re close to the same quality (if not, I might have to replace it with a Medelita hehe).
I’ve found various parts of the Emma lab coat to be above my expectations. For one, the fit of the Emma coat is extremely flattering and I’m able to maintain my sense of style while wearing something part of my uniform. It takes the dread out of wearing professional clothing. It is the perfect length and extremely versatile when it come’s to white lab coats, with a cinch in the back to make the waist fit really well. This particular coat comes with various pockets which are helpful for hoarding all the things I might need with me throughout the day for class (such as my phone, iPad, small notebook, pens, etc). Another thing that I love about the coat is that it doesn’t stain, regardless if something falls or spills on it. I’ve only had to wash it a few times and thats only because I’ve worn it so often but it has maintained it’s white color as if it is brand new. This is extremely helpful in a hospital setting where there are various things flying and falling all over the place. One never knows what they’re going to run into on a particular day so a coat that isn’t catching everything is crucial. Aside from that, they were also kind enough to embroider it with my credentials so no one gets confused to the fact that I am affiliated with ASU, my name is Temoria Mughal and I’m a graduate student.
Medelita definitely delivers on it’s promise of using advanced fabrics and elevating the design when it comes to medical wear. They are not only raising the bar when it comes to quality, but everything is sustainable and durable so it is able to last a long time. I would highly recommend anyone that is looking into professional wear to consider this website because I support their mission and love their products!
Take a look below for how I wore it: