Bathrobes are a versatile piece of clothing than can do more than just cover you up after a shower. They are great for when you just want to curl up around your couch on chilly evenings. You can even use them as a fashion statement to add a twist to your usual outfits or as a nightgown cover-up.
This pandemic had us staying at home the majority of the time, which means you could make use of bathrobes to even give your pambahay a break. Below, we've provided a guide to help make your decision making easier when it comes to what bathrobes to buy. We've also provided our top picks for bathrobes for your reference.
Bathrobes come in different styles and fabrics, it's not just limited to the fluffy ones you know. They can be sleek and shiny as well! Here's our guide to help you get to know them.
In picking out a bathrobe, the fabric you choose depends on how you are going to use it for. Perhaps you prefer to swaddle yourself in a fluffy cotton robe after a bath, or maybe you'd like the luxurious feel of silk robes.
Cotton is the most common type of fabric available in the market, and it is affordable for its quality. Terrycloth, which is a popular type of bathrobe weave consists of cotton. The fabric is comfortable and absorbent - which is perfect for when you want to use it after a shower or as something to lounge around in the house.
Most people don't really complain of cotton irritating their skin as the material is breathable and lightweight. If you're not sure about what kind of fabric to go for, this is a good option for its versatility and price point.
This one is often made of synthetic fiber such as polyester and nylon. It also contains more fiber, which means it can clean better as it is capable of penetrating nooks and crannies.
The material is non abrasive and gentle on all skin types, which makes it great if you have sensitive skin. Microfiber is extremely absorbent and dries quickly, making it an excellent shower companion and is great for travel.
It is made from the flax plant and is considered a high quality fabric as it is more absorbent than cotton and more durable as well.
The material is is great for humid weather as it dries quickly, so it reduces heat retention. In addition, it is considered environmentally friendly as it is biodegradable and recyclable.
Bamboo has been noted to possess antibacterial and antifungal properties, which makes it an excellent fabric at keeping you smelling fresh. This is perfect for our country's humid weather, so you smell pleasant all day.
It is moisture wicking, which means it pulls the moisture from your skin, making it highly absorbent. This way you don't feel sticky when you sweat. If you're sensitive to fabrics, bamboo is hypoallergenic and has insulating properties to prevent you from being too hot or too cold.
If you want your bathrobe to have that sosyal feel, go for silk or satin. Silk has been around since ancient times and is noted for being one of the strongest fabrics. It is produced from the cocoon of silk worms and produces a glimmering effect. It is soft, hypoallergenic, and has the ability to regulate temperature.
Satin, on the other hand is a type of weave, which includes silk and a combination of other fabrics. It has a smooth texture that does not wrinkle easily, making it good for draping. Like silk, it can keep you cool on hotter nights and is not as expensive.
Bathrobes usually come in 3 lengths; full, knee, and thigh lengths. Full length bathrobes can reach your ankles or your calf and are great for keeping you warm especially on chilly nights or mornings. It is also perfect for when you just want to curl up and relax.
Knee length bathrobes are handy to bring when you travel. It can be used for when you head to the pool to cover your swimsuit or or to the spa. You can even use it after showering, so you don’t trip over its length.
Bathrobes that fall to your thigh are perfect for lounging around in. You can also use it to cover nightgowns or when you are getting ready to go out. You can even use it as a cover up over your outfit when you head out.
From cozy bathrobes that provides comfort to more stylish ones that highlight your feminine curves, here are bathrobe styles you could buy.
Patterned after the traditional Japanese Kimono, this bathrobe generally sports a shorter length and can range from conservative to sexy.
It is not usually used as a bath accessory but more as loungewear. It can even be used as a sleepwear or you can opt to use it as a cover up for when you go out of the house.
Bathrobes such as this are characterized by the thick neckline, which is a typical look in bathrobes. It is inspired by the look of traditional blazers, and the collar is great for providing warmth and comfort. It is also ideal for when you have those spa days at home.
Here are the best bathrobes you can lounge around the house in to give your reliable pambahay that much needed break.
|Material||Charmeuse Silk Satin Blend|
Eve Design Studios
Linen & Homes
100% Cotton Bathrobe Women
Sinna Loungewear Robe
Terry Bathrobe Silk Maze
Women Sleepwear Linen Breathable Bathrobe
Amanda Lace Bamboo Robe
Bathrobe (Dark Chocolate)
Silk Satin Bathrobe Brides Wedding Robe
Women/Men Kimono Bathrobe
Hotel-Like Bathrobe for the Ultimate Relaxation
Luxurious Vintage-Inspired Bathrobe
A Modern Take on Traditional Kimonos
Pair with Your Nightgown for a Lush Feel
A Comfortable Bathrobe You Can Lounge Around In
Make Your At-Home Spa Days More Special
Lightweight Robe to Ensure a Good Night's Rest
Microfiber Robe That's Gentle on Your Body
A Sultry Robe That will Boost Your Confidence
Minimalist Bathrobe in a Classic Waffle Weave
|Material||Cotton||Satin, Polyester||Satin, Silk||Charmeuse Silk Satin Blend||Cotton||Linen||Bamboo||Microfiber||Satin, Silk||Cotton|
|Style||Kimono||Kimono||Kimono||Kimono||Shawl Collar||Kimono||Kimono||Shawl Collar||Kimono||Kimono|
Take a cue from this tutorial by HGTV on how to repurpose your old towels into bath mats. You can use it for your bathrobe as well, just remember to cut the sleeves and collar first.
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Just because you are staying at home doesn't mean you can't dress up a little bit. Here are some items you could check out if you wanted to replace some of your pambahay clothes without feeling overdressed.
More than just an after shower accessory, bathrobes are a versatile piece of clothing that can serve you well this quarantine. You can opt to go for fluffy ones for the ultimate comfort or the sexier ones when you feel like dressing up. Either way, this is one wardrobe staple that you won't regret buying.
Author: Justine Cuizon
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