For the days when getting out of bed and dressing up feels like too much work, donning a bathrobe gives you a chance to relish those in-between moments in life when you’re transitioning from one activity to another, when you’re neither coming nor going. So, it doesn't feel like such a bad idea to have one hanging in your bath closet for whenever and wherever you need one.

If you are ready to get your hands on the latest comfy bath wear, continue to read to get answers to all your questions regarding buying a bathrobe for yourself. 

What Are the Benefits of Having a Quality Bathrobe?

Once you’ve invested in the right bathrobe for yourself, there’s no turning back to a life without one. So, let’s get started.

 

Absorbency

Bathrobes are made from absorbent materials such as cotton that function just like a towel when you step out of the bath or shower and offer an easy way to dry your entire body while you’re wrapped in comfort.

 

Comfort

Talking about comfort, slipping into a bathrobe is like a warm hug, which is probably one of the more popular reasons people enjoy having a bathrobe. Made from super absorbent yet breathable cotton yarn, bathrobes have the ability to immediately lift up your mood after a tough day at work. It is the kind of uniform you wear when it’s time to practice some self-care.

 

Warmth

Everyone enjoys a nice hot shower, right? But what one does not look forward to the three-second-shiver that runs down your spine when you step out of one. After a hot shower, staying cozy requires a bathrobe to dry off and warm up. A thick bathrobe will help to keep the chill breeze out and body temperatures stable.

 

Style

This bath wear staple is far too chic to be confined to the bedroom. A bathrobe makes for a very understated style statement. IDEAS Home classic white bathrobes make for an attractive look for all genders, ages, body types and backgrounds.

 

Ease

Bathrobes are comfort wear that you never thought you needed until you tried one. It is extremely easy to slip into your bathrobe in the mornings or after a hot shower at night, and with a simple belt to wrap around and secure you it’s even more convenient than anything else you might have in your closet.

Is It Necessary to Have a Bathrobe When You Have Towels?

A bathrobe from IDEAS Home is a great alternative to a towel when you’ve been caught in a rainstorm and need to dry off and warm up.

Nothing quite like a good summer swim, right? Well then, with the season next in line, you must be gearing up for frequent dips in the pool. But have you ever gone swimming and forgotten your bath towel to dry off with? Small hand towels don’t work nearly as well as a bathrobe does. When heading out to the beach a bathrobe can also serve as a cozy swimsuit cover-up.  

Do Bathrobes Make for Thoughtful Wedding Gifts?

Toasters, coffee makers, frames, silverware all make for great wedding presents. However, over the years, these items have become redundant. Why not surprise your newlywed friends with a unique, yet very practical wedding present!

Shop IDEAS Home bridal gift pack sets. The exquisite gift set includes a bathrobe, a bath towel and a hand towel. This functional, yet cute gift package will surely land in your friend’s honeymoon starter pack.

What Are the Features to Look for in The Best Bathrobe?

You need to consider all the possible features before finding a bathrobe that’s a perfect fit for you. The perfect one should be absorbent, form fitting, breathable and depending on the time of year, either light as a breeze or cozy as a blanket.

 

Material

The best material for a bathrobe depends on how you want to wear it. IDEAS Home understands how materials influence the bathrobe buying decisions. So, let’s check out the variety of bathrobes we have to offer.

 

Combed Bathrobe: A long staple combed cotton bathrobe is super comfortable and highly absorbent. As the name suggests, combed cotton has literally been "combed" to remove shorter threads that stick out and prickle. This process makes the bathrobe ultra-soft to touch.

Carded Bathrobe: Cotton Terry is a woven fabric comprising long loops that can absorb ample amounts of water. Carded bathrobes are thick and heavy. So, this material is best used for robes meant to absorb moisture and keep warm.

Size

The best bathrobes are the ones that fit your body (without sliding off your shoulders or requiring you to adjust the belt all the time), but also allows you to move freely and lounge. The size of a bathrobe usually refers to two things: the waist and the length. IDEAS Home has sizes ranging from extra small to extra-large, one for every body type. Bathrobes and poncho towels for kids are also available in fun and exciting colors and designs.

Make sure you check the exact specification of the bathrobe you wish to purchase from the size chart available on the related product page. All bathrobes at IDEAS Home are unisex.

PRO TIP: Regardless of the type of bathrobe you intend to buy, give it a 2 to 4inch margin to the body measurements you have to make sure that the robe gives freedom of movement and body comfort.

Thickness

The thickness of a bathrobe is an important feature to consider before making your purchase decision. Some people prefer a thick robe whereas others might be of the opinion that the thinner the better. A thicker robe will help you keep warm whereas a lightweight robe is ideal to stay covered and comfortable.

You might argue that above everything else, bathrobes are essentially made to help one dry off. And one shall be correct! Hang your bathrobes on a drying rack or out under the sun for quick drying.

Design

After choosing the appropriate thickness, you now have the difficult decision of choosing the design of your bathrobe. In majority cases, this can be influenced by weather. However, in most cases, the choice is based purely on personal preference

The waist and collar of a bathrobe are the two main design features to look out for. IDEAS Home creates robes with front patch pockets and full shawl collar which bring an elegant look to your after-shower style. All robes come with a belt which ties around looped holes through the waist, ensuring it to fit all different sizes.

Cleaning

Once you’ve made the investment, it’s time to tell you how to take care of your fluffy friend. How a bathrobe is washed and cared for is the key to keeping them plush and soft. Seemingly very simple, this bit is often overlooked by many of us. 

Here are some quick tricks and tips to keep your bathrobes in mint condition for a longer period of time:

  • Pay attention to the care label.
  • Irrespective of the type of fabric you’re dealing with, in order to maintain the integrity of the fabric make sure your robe is on a hanger.
  • If you plan on switching between your lighter and heavier bathrobe between seasons, make sure you wash the robes before putting them in storage. Use cedar balls to repel pests.
  • Use a relatively mild detergent to wash your bathrobe
  • Wash dark colored robes in cold water with shorter wash cycles to avoid the color fading. Avoid drying them in the sun for too long.

Time to pick your bathrobe

So, here’s our final verdict! If keeping yourself dry is the reason you will buy a bathrobe then choose a carded one. If you want to use a robe as loungewear, opt for a combed bathrobe which apart from being absorbent, is also ultra-soft and fluffy.