As a comfortable and practical dressing option, bath robes cocoon you with a cozy feeling. It lets you stay warm after taking a shower or swim. This way, there are no immediate hassles about choosing any other appropriate attire. Though a bath robe is intended to be worn in the privacy of your home, an element of style can be added to this clothing as it perks up your mood and fashion quotient.
Bath Robes Styles
Bath robes are increasingly becoming a ‘must-have’ item of wear. This is evident from the fact that most hotels and lodges provide their guests with complementary, sometimes even personalized, bath robes. As with any attire or accessory, the growing demand for bath robes has resulted in the incorporation of several designs and styles into basic white cotton bath robes.
Bath robe options can be broadly categorized based on the:
Style of Fabric
Bathrobes are typically made of the following fabrics:
Cotton: Cotton is highly absorbent. So, it is also the most commonly used fabric for bath robes. It is ideal for hot and humid climates, enabling the wearer to absorb perspiration effectively.
Silk: Silk bathrobes tend to be relatively expensive, mostly due to the high cost of manufacturing silk. These bathrobes, though very lightweight and appealing, are not a practical alternative as silk lacks sufficient polarity to absorb water.
Microfibre: Bath robes made from microfibre are as thin and light as a silk robe. However, this fabric has better water absorption and facilitates maximum breath-ability.
Wool: These are thick and heavy. They are ideal for colder climates.
Design of Collar
There is not much scope for design in a bath robe. Style wise, these are basically open in the front, secured with a belt. Here are some designs to choose from:
Shawl collar: The shawl collar is designed on the collar-patterns of men’s evening wear, dinner jackets and traditional dressing gowns. The shawl collar is warm and meant to cocoon the body’s warmth.
Kimono: Inspired by the traditional Japanese garment, the robes with this design do not have a collar, but they have V-shaped necklines.
Hooded: A hood sewn into a bathrobe’s neckline, besides adding to the fashion factor, helps to keep your head warm. It also helps to dry wet hair.
Remember, fashion need not be restricted to your party wear.