Problematic Body Shapes for the Weskit
If you have an “apple-shaped” abdomen or a large bust, the fitted style of a weskit will make the buttons strain and gape in the front. You’ll need to rely on the liberal use of safety pins to keep you contained—or just skip this style altogether. Also, not all weskits work with large upper arms. This button-front “weski” from Skechers is one such example; its cap sleeves have a faux button tab that doesn’t actually allow you to loosen the sleeve to accommodate a larger bicep.
What Should You Wear With a Weskit?
Avoid wearing a scrubs bottom that has an exposed drawstring or that gathers below the waistband in the front. That looks awkward and contrasts sharply with the streamlined look of the weskit. If you tend to wear high-waisted pant styles, a weskit top would be a good choice. A trouser front closure will look most professional, but a wide, smooth elastic waistband will work, too. Here’s one from BabyPhat’s Livin’ Stretch collection that would work with a weskit in a pinch:
If you have a long torso, the short length of this garment can pose a problem by exposing your belly when you lift your arms up. Layer the weskit over a contrasting undershirt (tucked or untucked) that keeps your abdomen covered. Since many nursing waistcoats are white, you can wear a bold-colored long-sleeve or short-sleeve tee underneath, like this one from Skechers: