How to Choose The Right Bathrobe Before Purchasing

Oscar Topete

Posted on October 31 2017

Everything You Need to Know Before Purchasing a Bathrobe

Types of Robes 

how to choose cotton bathrobesBathrobes are one of the few personal products where necessity meets luxury. Aside from being very useful, bath robes give the extra benefit of bringing you a touch of extraordinary comfort that used to be possible only with hotel and spa bathrobes. Today, spa and hotel bathrobes can be bought everywhere - including online. To ensure you get the best quality for the best value, you'll want to educate yourself before you buy.


First, it's important to note that not all bathrobes are created equal. That's why it's essential to do your homework - and we want to help you do just that. Many of our bathrobes are available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Some, however, are unisex. We often have kids' bathrobes available as well as one-size-fits all bathrobes, large bathrobes, and petite bathrobes. There are thick robes as well as lightweight robes. Finally, there are robes made of various materials including terry cloth and waffle weave. These robes are made of terry cotton and waffle fabric.


Here are some helpful hints for how to find a bathrobe that both fits you the best and fits your budget.

Type Of Fabrics:

Fabrics have a lot to do with what you can use the robe for and how it will make you feel when you wear it. The best fabrics are terry cloth and waffle weave. A terrycloth robe is thick and plush, while waffle weave is lighter and thinner. Cotton robes are best used for bathing purposes because their fabric can absorb water fast. Cotton, however, comes in many different forms. There are low, medium, and high grade cotton fabrics. It is best used for bath robes. Aside from terry cloth, waffle weave is also a popular option used in spa robes. The waffle weave is best used for purposes of covering up because they are lighter and are not very warm. The fabric of a bathrobe will also tell whether a robe is of high quality or not. If the fabric is of good quality, then you can feel confident that your robes are long-wear bathrobes.

Keep in mind there are plenty of variations in the market today. Some of them are 100% Cotton, and some are mixtures like 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester but which one is the best?

Cotton

Cotton is always the best choice for bathrobes because cotton fabrics are highly absorbent to water and like liquids. Right after a shower, it feels wonderful to touch your skin something soft like cotton made bathrobe. Cotton bathrobes are very comfortable and soft to wear. There are two different qualities of cottons. First one is Low-Medium Grade Cotton which types of cottons are used to blend options, and mass produced goods. Second type of cotton is High Grade Cotton. These second types of cotton are known for their softness and elegance. High grade cotton is Turkish, Egyptian, Sea Island, Pima, and Supima. Egyptian cotton bathrobes are well-known on the market, and one of the best options you can choose.

Keep in mind that there are some minor issues with 100% Cotton bathrobes. The cotton wrinkles easily. It also shrinks after it's washed. To avoid issues like these, either manufacturers combine cotton with polyester, or they treat cotton bathrobes with wrinkle-free and shrinkage-free finishes.

Polyester

Polyester is a manmade fabric, unlike cotton. Polyester is often blended with cotton so that bathrobes do not shrink after washing or wrinkle too quickly. Microfiber or Microfleece are examples of polyester blends. These blends feel plush and silky. Microfiber/Microfleece is preferred by many people and companies, especially luxury hotels and spas all over the world.

Styles Of Bathrobes:

There are many different styles of bathrobes including Kimono and shawl collared. A shawl collar typically closes at the neck as if you're wrapping a shawl around you. Shawl collar robes will give you maximum warmth and coziness. Kimono robes offer a more classically tailored fit with wrist length sleeves and a streamlined flat collar. Kimono robes are popular spa robes because of the sleek fitted look and lightweight comfort. Hooded robes are for people who are looking for warmth. Hooded robes are great to pull over your wet hair after bathing or swimming. Plus, the hood will provide extra warmth around the neck and head area. Cuffed robes have a fold on the bottom of the sleeve. Most of our robes are designed or suitable for both men and women. These robes are often referred to as Unisex.

Recommended Robes for You

 

Waffle Kimono Square Pattern Robe  
Lightweight 65% Cotton - 35% Polyester Waffle

terry cloth robe

Terry Cloth Robe
100% Top Quality Natural Cotton
 

 

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3 comments

  • JamesJNewton: January 10, 2018

    Thanks for sharing such important information. its always better to know types about bath robe before buying specially we are buying it from online shopping site.

  • Customer Service: December 04, 2017

    Hi Chisti,
    Thank you for reaching us out about your inquiry. Unfortunately, we don’t offer any personalization on our robes, either logo or text. However, we can ship the robes to the store who can put your logo on them. Please reach us at 714 241 8172 or send us an email at support@cottonage.com for further information.

  • Chisti: December 02, 2017

    Do you offer a service where we can put our logo on your robes if we purchase?

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