If you’ve come to this blog post then it’s likely that you already know how useful a high-quality bathrobe is! You probably want to start feeling that comfort and warmth as soon as possible but you also want to be sure that you get the proper size.
We understand that because when it comes to robes, you don’t want them being so tight they’re uncomfortable or so big that they don’t keep you as warm.
That’s why we’ll cover everything that you need to know, to pick out the correct size for your body. That way you can start feeling that comfort even sooner! It’s pretty simple but nonetheless, there are things that you should know! So let’s hop into it.
The type of fit that you should aim for!
The first thing that you must think about is how you even want it to fit on your body. Most of the time people like to go for a size up so that can wear other clothes underneath when lounging and so they don’t feel restricted when moving.
However, you want to make sure that you don’t go too large, as you don’t want the robe to be sliding off your shoulders or need readjustment all the time.
The general rule of thumb is allowing a three to five-inch margin to the measurements that your body has now.
How bathrobes are measured.
It makes sense that to get the best fit, you’ll need to understand what is being referred to when terms like the length, width, sleeve and more are mentioned.
- Length is the distance between the center of the neck to the ankle.
- Width is the circumference of the bathrobe skirt. It should be able to cover a person’s legs and hips without being too tight or loose.
- Sleeve refers to the measurement taken from between the shoulder seam down to the sleeve cuff. How short or long you want it is personal preference, but be sure you understand the length before buying.
- Belt measurement has to line up with the waist measurements.
- Sweep is the measurement of the bottom trim of the bathrobe from edge to edge.
Get your measurements.
Of course, you need to understand your measurements in order to compare and evaluate the size options available online.
Two main ways of getting your measurements are either professional tailor to help you or taking the measurements yourself.
If you want to take the measurements yourself then you’ll want to focus on the shoulder, chest/bust area and waist and hip as well.
These are all the things that you should keep at the forefront of your mind when shopping for your new robe. Fit is a huge part of what makes a robe so comfortable, that’s true, but be sure to keep in mind the fabric as well! Soft and then slightly rougher fabrics are all available so pick the type that’s up to your alley.