Bathrobe is a loose, soft and water absorbent, open-fronted robe, no button, fasten with a same fabric belt. Since it is called bath robe, usually it is used for after-bath, it can quickly absorb the water off the surface of skin, and keep your body warm.
bathrobe usually are made of cotton terrycloth, terry velour , microfiber coral fleece(coral velour) and cotton waffle or microfiber waffle.
These terrycloth bathrobes ,terry velour bathrobes, microfiber bathrobes, waffle bathrobes have each own features.
Fabrics of bathrobes
- Cotton: Cotton is a natural fiber consisting primarily of cellulose and is one of the most commonly used fibers in textile manufacturing. Due to the hydrophilic nature of cellulose, cotton absorbs water easily and is frequently used by the beach, pool, or following a shower. Cotton robes are especially suited to use in hot climates because cotton tends to absorb perspiration.
- Microfiber: Microfiber is an extremely fine synthetic fiber, typically made of polyamide and polyester, that can be woven into textiles to mimic natural-fiber cloth. Modern microfibers are developed to maximize breathability and water absorption and can be thinner than the diameter of human hair. Much like silk, robes made out of microfiber are light in weight and are very soft to the touch.
Styles of weave
Bathrobes are also categorized by their methods of weave.
- Coral fleece(coral velvet): Coral fleece is a is a soft warp knitted fabric, made from microfiber. Coral velvet bathrobes are very light, plush, has amazing softness and water absorption.
- Terry: Terry is a pile fabric, usually woven of cotton, with uncut loops on both sides, used for bath towels and bathrobes. The longer and denser the loops are, more absorbent the bathrobes are.
- Velour: Velour is a fabric with cut loops. Velour bathrobes are typically made with terry inside, as terrycloth absorbs water better than velour. Velour gives the bathrobe luxury, coziness, and makes the garment softer to the touch.
- Waffle: Waffle fabric has good water absorbency, is loose and has a distinctive “gridlike” appearance. Waffle, or sometimes called honeycomb fabric is a kind fabric, usually made of cotton , woven in a way which makes it very absorbent. The waffle weave also allows air to flow through the towel so that it dries quickly and has fabulous breathability. Waffle fabrics are made in a range of weights, usually from 190gsm to 300gsm. For most part, these bathrobes are designed for their light weight. “Pique” is a type of waffle weave that can be applied to cotton, velour, silk, and other fabrics.
Styles of collars
There are varieties of collars for bathrobes as well.
- Shawl collar: So called because the collar closes about the neck just like a shawl. The shawl collar is borrowed from its use on men’s evening wear, the dinner jacket and smoking jacket, and is common on traditional dressing gowns. The shawl collar gives a feeling of warmth and cosiness.
- Kimono: This is a traditional Japanese garment and the name literally translates to ‘thing to wear’. The kimono style robe actually has no collar per se. It generally provides more comfort to the wearer in warm weather.
- Hooded: A hood is sewn into the neckline, which can be worn over the head to keep it warm and help dry wet hair.
Occasion of application of bathrobes
Bathrobes are commonly used in home, bathhouse, spa, resort, and hotels….