Robes have gone from shabby to elegant over the years, and we should all be grateful for that!
The dressing gowns have changed!
The simple white robe is still in existence over the past few decades, but styles and colors have changed dramatically. While robes used to be closed only with a belt, today’s robes also have zippers, buttons, and even Velcro for those with difficulty with skill or strength.
Another difference between robes today is the material from which they are made. Bathrobes made of silk absorb moisture and are easy to care for; throw them in the washing machine, dry them, and hang them on a hook. There are robes made from a new microfiber material that is soft to the touch but wrinkle if not turned in a hangar, spill rather than absorb water, and because of artificial fibers, they do not retain heat well. Silk is still king when it comes to comfort, ease of care, and versatility!
Dressing gowns are now in vogue!
Now that you know the best robe material, there are several styles you need to learn. You will need to consider the length of the robe and sleeves. In the latter case, you will need sleeves that go up to the elbow or higher to avoid accidents while cooking. If the robe is for relaxation, you will likely need longer, longer sleeves as well.
There are short robes that look more like long shirts and robes that slide across the floor. The length you get depends on the lifestyle of the person who will be wearing it. You may even want two robes for different requirements. Longer robes are great to wear after showering, bathing, or relaxing, while mens short silk robes are great for wrapping in a pool or hot tub or making your morning coffee.
Solid pastels and bold primary colors are available, as well as several contemporary patterns. Browsing through all the styles and colors can be a lot of fun!
Customize your gift
Once you’ve chosen your style and color, you should consider a monogram. While you may want one for yourself, a monogrammed gift item is very personal to the recipient and often a pride source. With beautiful antique calligraphy or modern lettering, you can embroider the person’s initials on the robe in your pocket or anywhere else.
Stylish bathrobes made from silk are the perfect gift that will make them think of you every cold morning or comfortable night when they wear this wonderful bathrobe. It is a gift that will look great and will last for years.