There’s nothing quite like stepping out the bathtub or shower stall, drying yourself off, and wrapping the soft warmth of a lush robe around your body as you walk through your home in search of your work or bedtime clothes.
I must admit that I know some people who forgo a bathrobe completely and simply bring their clothes into the bathroom with them. Personally, however, I could not do without my robe. Not only does it keep me warm and offer some soft comfort after a relaxing bath or shower, it also provides me with a warm, blanket-like covering I can wrap around my pajamas as I lounge in the evening. Plus, our bathroom, with its hundreds of cosmetics containers and hair do-dads scattered about its countertop, doesn’t really leave me much room to put an entire outfit’s worth of clothing. That is, unless I want to accidentally stroll into work with a fake eyelash pasted to the leg of my dress pants.
If you appreciate the importance of the bath robe as much as I do, you will be happy to explore this page devoted completely to them. I have search the internet, far and wide, collecting the most popular bath robes on today’s market. Quality, affordability, and assortment of colors were among my top requirements for inclusion on this list.
Bath Robes Buying Information
Let’s just take a quick moment to discuss a few things you may want to consider before purchasing your next bath robe. Of course, since this isn’t an expensive purchase and contains no electrical components, there really isn’t too much to consider here. I must admit that replacing a bathrobe will be quite easy if you find that you’ve purchased the wrong one. Still, who wants to make that mistake in the first place? Let’s take a moment to consider these things so that you can avoid the inconvenience of sending the robe back and finding a new one.
Gender Specific? – Look, let’s be honest about something here, labeling a robe as a man’s robe or a woman’s robe usually doesn’t make much sense. Setting aside preconceived notions of gender and the fact that the same shirt can be sold in pink or blue to be labeled as a woman’s or men’s shirt despite being identical in every other way, let’s look at body shape. Men and women tend to have very different body shapes. Although the range of body shapes within each gender is rather large, the biggest difference is between the two sexes. This is the major reason why many types of clothing (for example, jeans pants) are labeled specifically as being made for males or females.
In the world of robes, however, there really isn’t much to consider about body shapes. The robe itself features hardly any shape – it isn’t made to fit around certain curves of the body. It is, basically, a blanket with sleeves. Therefore, it usually shouldn’t matter whether robes are labeled as being made for men or women – their basic styles and shapes are similar. All that usually differs is their color, texture, and, sometimes, their length.
Size – If you are willing to explore the entire breadth of robes – those made for both men and women – you should remain aware that most companies have a different sizing system for each style. Generally speaking, the sizes of men’s clothing is larger. That means that a small in men’s would be much closer to a medium or large in women’s.
The difference in sizes between the two styles of clothing also explains why it is harder to find “plus sized” robes for men. A man and a woman of the same physical size are considered differently in the world of clothing. Therefore, a “plus sized” woman must look for a specialty robe (if she sticks with one made for her gender), while a man of the same size is likely to fit into a large or extra-large man’s robe. This is why you may notice that we have included a “plus size” bathrobe for women but not one for men on this list.