There are two types of people in this world: those who own bathrobes, and those who do not. If you’ve never owned a bathrobe before, you may find yourself wondering “when exactly do people wear them?” or “what could a bathrobe possibly offer that another layer of clothing, or a blanket, couldn’t?” Bathrobe-sceptics may even go so far as to say it’s an unnecessary item that no one truly needs. In a moment of weakness, you may find their arguments valid. That is, until you’ve owned one yourself.
Crisp white fluffy robes are the epitome of luxury, which is why they can be found in abundance at every day spa, 5-star hotel and holiday resort. Every silver screen goddess from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn has been photographed in one, and in 2017, Rita Ora even showed up at the MTV EMA Awards wearing nothing but a fluffy robe and a towel around her head! Bathrobes have long been associated with luxurious environments, but the best part about them is that you don’t have to visit a 5-star hotel to enjoy one – with a bathrobe, you can experience luxury in your own home.
Here’s why everyone should own a good quality bathrobe:
Yes, blankets are warm and snug, but unless you wrap them around your body or hold them up awkwardly, they stay behind when you leave your couch or bed. With a bathrobe, you can move around freely without losing any of your warmth. In fact, you can hang up your laundry, start the cooking or get the kids ready for bed while wearing one – not so easy when the blanket you wrapped around yourself keeps coming undone and falling to the ground.
Get that luxury feeling at home
There’s a reason why day spas and luxury hotels offer their guests snuggly robes: the feeling of luxury whilst wearing one is undeniable. A manicure, pedicure or facial simply feels better when you’re wrapped snug in a fluffy robe as soft as a marshmallow. We can guarantee that when you’re lying on the couch at home with a face mask, a great book and a glass of bubbly, your luxury level goes through the roof if you’re wearing your robe and slippers.
Need to step outside but don’t want the neighbours to see you in your pajamas? Got caught in the rain and need to dry and warm up quickly? Bathrobes are convenient. They’re easy to slip on, and they do their job straight away.
In the modern world, the term “multi-purpose” it the key to any successful product. We all want more bang for our buck, so it makes sense to invest in items that can be used frequently in various situations. The bathrobe is one of the most versatile items you’ll own. From drying off after a shower, bath, or swim, to covering up, to warming yourself, to getting comfortable while doing things around the home, the bathrobe really is a jack of all trades.
They don’t take up any room
Sure, bathrobes can be big and fluffy, but despite this, they’re never a problem to store. There is no need to fold them neatly and try fit them into a cramped cupboard like you would with a thick blanket. Simply pop it on a hook at the back of your bedroom or bathroom door, and that’s that.
The most important thing to look out for when purchasing a bathrobe, is quality. A good quality robe will retain its texture and fluffiness for years to come and won’t begin to look scruffy after a couple of washes.
Linen Drawer is renowned for their great quality bedding, but did you know that they also offer luxurious bathrobes? Available in four different materials, Linen Drawer bathrobes are manufactured by a team of expert seamstresses in South Africa.
Linen Drawer Waffle Weave Bathrobes
These stylish gowns are manufactured from pure cotton in a waffle fabric construction. Cotton is a natural fibre that is hard-wearing, hypoallergenic and healthy, as it allows the skin to breathe while keeping you warm and comfortable. The waffle fabric is suitable for both summer and winter conditions.
Linen Drawer Towelling Bathrobes
These towelling gowns are thick and luxurious, perfect for cooler evenings. Manufactured from 90% cotton (for comfort and absorption) and 10% polyester (to give the garment structure and longevity), they have a generous cut and are extremely durable. Plus, they’re fully machine-washable (bonus!).
Linen Drawer Egyptian Cotton Bathrobes
Manufactured from brilliant white, sateen weave, pure combed Egyptian cotton in a 400 thread count percale construction, these gowns are luxurious! The fabric has a smooth satiny surface and a soft fabric drape that is inviting to the touch. They have manicure-length sleeves (3/4 length), which ensures they are perfect for both men and women.
Linen Drawer Velour Bathrobes
These Velour Gowns are made from 100% cotton Velour. They are generously sized with long sleeves and a full collar. Two roomy pockets on the front and a multi-stitched belt around the waist add that extra touch of luxury. Suitable for both men and woman, they are machine washable, and can be tumble dryed (although we suggest line dry and a tumble dry only for about 5min to ensure extra softness).
Gowns are priced from R908.00
Available online at www.linendrawer.co.za (free delivery in South Africa).