I just replaced my old robe. This is such a good thing.
The day I purchased it, more than five years ago (wow, feeling old) in Bed, Bath & Beyond, I was on one of what seemed like an infinite number of shopping trips that were absolutely necessary for the preparation of my start at NYU. This particular trip, I was plucking very important collegiate essentials like shower caddies and storage bins from the shelves when I happened upon the robe. It was on sale for $20 *first red flag* – a steal for what, at the time, I thought was a “designer” Nicole Miller bathrobe. In all of it’s hooded, mircofleece and pastel pink *second red flag* BB&B glory, it beckoned for me… and like that second half of the Ben & Jerry’s pint you know you’ll regret eating but you eat anyway, I bought it. I currently regret this decision, mainly because it prevented me from needing a new robe sooner, but you live and you learn, right?
I actually did learn a lot about robes once I started researching. By the way, researching robes is really the best kind of research: googling them, stopping into Journelle to try them on: clearly an arduous task. I wonder if I could make that my new full time job: bathrobe researcher. Hmmm…
Through all of that strenuous research, I figured out that I wanted something that would cling to all the right places, a hemline that falls just above the knee with long sleeves. Since I’d be wearing the robe most while primping before an evening out and lounging around on Sunday mornings, it would have to fill both roles. I ended up going with this Calvin Klein number. It’s luxurious in its simplicity, the fabric is flattering and soft and the silhouette is divine!
Calvin Klein Essentials Short Robe // shopbop.com
After doing all that research, I wanted to show you some runners up. And some that are just too beautiful for words.
ARI DEIN Truffle Boutique Hotel Demi Robe
3.1 phillip lim // net-a-porter.com