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Types of Robes: Fabrics and Styles That You Should Know!
What we all love one of the most is sitting in our bathrobes, watching TV or movies after a good and relaxing shower… You know that is how much pleasant and comfortable. Everybody uses bathrobes in homes, at the Spa or by the pool. In this content we will give detailed information about the styles and types of bathrobes.
What is Bathrobe
Let's give some information about bathrobes. The bathrobe is a kind of towel produced for children's needs since ancient times. He first entered the houses as children’s need. But in the second half of the nineteenth century, the bathrobe had been used by some specific people. Day by day, it is started being used more and became more common.
Wearing bathrobes and peshtemals in Turkish baths are the habits that have continued since the old days. The bathrobe came from the Arabic word “burnus” and it was also frequently worn in the Ottoman baths. In French, the bathrobe, which was entered as ‘burnous’, had started to become a bathing suit.
Today, in Turkey, a country known for its towel production and famous with its Terry fabrics, producing too much bathrobe and towel.
Types of Bathrobes
There are different types of robes, fabrics and styles. They are differentiated according to areas of use and purposes. Maybe lightweight and waffle bathrobes are better for poolside, terry cloth robes are ideal after shower. Let’s talk deeply about the types of bathrobes, fabrics and their usage areas.
Classic Type Bathrobes
Classic style bathrobes are the most preferred ones. Classical bathrobes has a belt, ties at waist and pockets on two sides. Classic style bathrobes generally has a shawl collar. Classic type bathrobes are made of terry cloth, light cotton fabric, bamboo, velour, linen, sateen, poly cotton or plush micro-fleece.
Terry, cotton and bamboo fabrics are ideal to use after shower and bath. While linen and sateen robes are being used in the mornings, poly-cotton can be used for Spa and sauna with its absorbent structure and being lightweight at the same time. Also, bamboo cloth bathrobes are used in spa and for daily use with being organic and safe.
Plush micro-fleece fabric is commonly used for kids bathrobes. Because it is too soft, children’s skin do not be irritated from the cloth. At the same time, plush micro-fleece is absorbent, too.
Kimono Type Bathrobes
Kimono bathrobes are one of the most comfortable to use. This style is generally preferred for dressing gowns, spa robes and bathrobes. Kimono style bathrobes are preferred by both men and women. Kimono style bathrobes has no shawl collar and the collars are flat. They have a self-fabric belt or belt-loop it depends on the model that you choose. There are two pockets on them. Sometimes they can have a hood.
Kimono robes are made of terry cloth for shower, plush fabric for daily use and linen or sateen fabric for dressing gowns. Lightweight bathrobes can be used in spa, sauna or after pool. Cotton fabric is made for bath and shower use. Because cotton terry cloth has high absorbency, it preferred generally after shower.
Hooded Type Bathrobes
Hooded style bathrobes are warm and and cozy most of time. They have a roomy hood which keeps warm your head and neck in cold days. Hooded Bathrobes are usually preferred for children. Also, preferred for after jacuzzi or bath tub usage. Keeps you warm when you get out of your hot jacuzzi and going head home in those cold days...
Hooded bathrobes can be used for daily use in home when you wake up in the morning, a hood is quite useful to keep you warm. Hooded bathrobes are also made of terry cloth, cotton waffle, cotton velour, microfiber, satin and silk. Classy and cozy cotton terry bathrobes are ideal for shower and bathing.
Types of Bathrobes with Different Fabrics
Robes can be produced from a wide variety of fabrics. These fabrics are terry cloth, cotton waffle, cotton velour, microfiber, cashmere, plush, satin and silk.
Terry Cloth Bathrobes
Terry cloth fabric type is made of a very absorbent material. Terry cloth robes usually made from premium Turkish cotton. Classy and soft cotton terry fabric is available in a large variety of weights and thread counts. As the thread count is increased, the absorbency property of the fabric increases. It is a heavy and thick fabric. Terry cotton is being used in baths, showers and Turkish baths for decades. Thanks to its being organic cotton it is so soft.
Cotton Waffle Bathrobes
It is recognized with its famous waffle and diamond pattern. It is more light and thin than terry cotton. However it has the same absorbency property because of cotton structure. Since they are lightweight, cotton waffle bathrobes are generally used in spas, saunas and by poolsides.
Cotton Velour Bathrobes
Velour fabric type has a classy and stylish look. At the same time, since being made of cotton it is highly absorbent. It has a velvety texture which is excellent at softness. In a cold winter evening, it is great to snuggly lounge in softly textured bathrobes. Soft and thick, it’s perfect for winter and it also has a cotton content of at least 80 percent.
Microfiber fabric is manufactured with very small fibers by being woven or whipped into millions of tiny loops. Thus, a type of luxury and plain fabric is revealed. Microfiber is a combination of the light, breezy and silk touch. And it also has the breathable quality of cotton. Because it contains cotton and millions of tiny loops of fiber, it has a high absorbency and softness.
Plush Micro-Fleece Bathrobes
Plush fabric is usually used for kids bathrobes since it is so soft and gentle. Thanks to its thick structure, plush bathrobes keep you warmer. It is so comfortable and perfect for comfy lounging. Soft and fluffy texture of plush robes is good for your skin and it does not irritate it. Plush micro-fleece fabric also has a very absorbent structure.