Style, stat! This chic new clothing line for essential workers is the antidote to boring scrubs and basic clogs

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The Essential Worker Shop at QVC is a prescription for stylish workwear. (Photo: QVC)
The Essential Worker Shop at QVC is a prescription for stylish workwear. (Photo: QVC)

Essential workers are the undisputed heroes of the pandemic. We’ll never forget the more than 16 million Americans in the healthcare industry alone who worked back-to-back shifts and endured painful PPO injuries to make sure Covid patients were well taken care of. It was taxing work, but they did it with class.

Now that vaccines are making the rounds and face mask shortages are a thing of the past, it’s time to give back. QVC has decided that essential workers should be able to do their jobs in style. That’s why they launched The Essential Worker Shop, a brand new collection of chic yet comfy clothing designed exclusively for doctors, nurses and other key healthcare workers. Top brands like Dansko, Nurse Mates, Elle, Medelita and more are all included.

Shop it: The Essential Worker Shop, starting at $30, qvc.com

Scrubs shouldn’t make an x-ray technician feel sloppy, a surgeon shouldn’t be swimming in her lab coat and no essential workers should ever have to suffer plantar fasciitis pain while on their feet all day. The Essential Worker Shop is filled with simple, streamlined clothing and fashionable footwear designed for modern-day medical workers on the move. 

Want to know what’s in store at The Essential Worker Shop? Just a bunch of fun, feel-good fashion that’s totally affordable — plus, you can pay for any item in either one lump or in monthly, interest-free installments. And if you're a first-time QVC shopper, you can score an extra $15 off with code NEW. As with everything on QVC, the Essential Worker Shop is size-inclusive, running from XS to 3XL. Here’s a peek behind the curtain.

Elle 775 V-Neck Scrub Top

Elle 775 V-Neck Scrub Top (Photo: QVC)
Elle 775 V-Neck Scrub Top (Photo: QVC)

Say au revoir to basic scrub tops and bonjour to this colorful, Paris-inspired shirt for healthcare workers. The knit poplin top is embellished with fun, city-centric sketches, but it’s also designed for performance.

It has a contrast-trimmed center-front seam and chest pocket, back princess seams, two front welt pockets, rounded hem and side vents. Its tapered fit makes movement a breeze, and cleaning it is easy, too — just toss it in the washer and dryer.

Shop it: Elle 775 V-Neck Scrub Top, $34, qvc.com

Medelita Horizon Scrub Top

Medelita Horizon Scrub Top (Photo: QVC)
Medelita Horizon Scrub Top (Photo: QVC)

This scrub top bypasses the basic wide v-neck to bring you a more refined and narrow v, and we think it adds such sophisticated flair.

It cuts close to the body for maximum performance, breathes easily and is machine-washable. In either navy or black, it’s so chic you might forget it’s medical wear!

Shop it: Medelita Horizon Scrub Top, $44, qvc.com

Medelita Helio Women's Jogger Pants

Medelita Helio Women's Jogger Pants (Photo: QVC)
Medelita Helio Women's Jogger Pants (Photo: QVC)

The Essential Worker Shop sells a bunch of cool scrubs pants, but we’re partial to these joggers. With their slim-fitting legs, cuffed ankles and drawstring waist, the pants — which come in black or navy — are easily cool enough to wear outside the doctor’s office, too.

With two front pockets, a phone pocket and two back pockets, they’re useful for nurses who are constantly running around with supplies or office receptionists holding down the fort. These joggers work almost as hard as the people wearing them...almost.

Shop it: Medelita Helio Women's Jogger Pants, $58, qvc.com

TRAQ by Alegria Q-Chip Lace-Up Walking Shoes -Qruise

TRAQ by Alegria Q-Chip Lace-Up Walking Shoes -Qruise (Photo: QVC)
TRAQ by Alegria Q-Chip Lace-Up Walking Shoes -Qruise (Photo: QVC)

These shoes were made for walking! The lace-up beauties have all the comfort components: a knit upper, ribbed collar, one-inch-thick platform, Q-sport outsole and removable footbed.

But they also have some pretty next-level innovations, like Bluetooth connectivity, so you can sync the shoes to the brand’s TRAQ app (which is compatible with most iOS and Android devices) and track your steps using Q-chip technology. They even come with a one-year warranty.

Shop it: TRAQ by Alegria Q-Chip Lace-Up Walking Shoes -Qruise, $120, qvc.com

Alegria Leather Slip On Shoes - Keli Pro

Alegria Leather Slip On Shoes - Keli Pro (Photo: QVC)
Alegria Leather Slip On Shoes - Keli Pro (Photo: QVC)

Your old clogs could use some reviving, but these paisley slip-ons will put a fresh spin on your step. The stylish slip ons are also slip-resistant — well, their flexible bottom is. A padded insole adds that squishy, supportive comfort you crave.

They’re stain-resistant, too, and give your arches support with a one-inch heel. This footwear truly goes the distance.

Shop it: Alegria Leather Slip On Shoes - Keli Pro, $130, qvc.com

Medelita M3 Emma W. Classic Fit Lab Coat

Medelita M3 Emma W. Classic Fit Lab Coat (Photo: QVC)
Medelita M3 Emma W. Classic Fit Lab Coat (Photo: QVC)

A tailored lab coat looks so sharp, and this one is just what the doctor ordered. The classic white coat is made of a non-stretch cotton-blend weave, and is relaxed enough for free movement.

It has a button-front closure, two patch pockets, chest welt pocket, interior pocket. It machine washes and dries easily, too.

Shop it: Medelita M3 Emma W. Classic Fit Lab Coat, $158, qvc.com

Nurse Mates Slip On Clogs - Bryar

Nurse Mates Slip On Clogs - Bryar (Photo: QVC)
Nurse Mates Slip On Clogs - Bryar (Photo: QVC)

Healthcare professionals know how important arch support is, and these clogs have it for days. The platform graduates into a tapered wedge heel, and the shock-resistant sole is also slip-resistant.

A padded collar, side goring and a shiny, tone-on-tone paisley upper come together to equal footwear perfection. “I am a teacher and on my feet all day. I never go home with sore feet when I wear these,” wrote one reviewer.

Shop it: Nurse Mates Slip On Clogs - Bryar, $83.50, qvc.com

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