Robes and Kimonos are one of the quintessential items of lingerie. Each one is unique and beautiful and with so many varieties in shape and style, they are truly versatile cover-ups. Floor length, knee high, above the knee, angular cut, slanted hem, plunging necklines or fully buttoned through; there is a robe or kimono to suit every style and occasion.
Robes and kimonos vary in style and can be patterned, textured, embroidered, lace trimmed or tasselled. Robes are items of lingerie most likely to be classed as an investment piece as they are worn over other garments. Here are a list of the most popular styles of robes and kimonos:
• Towelling robes are designed for snuggling into straight from the bath to dry off in • Dressing gowns similar to towelling robes but made from softer fluffier, more velvety fabric that would likely stick to wet skin - not for drying off in • Jersey robes are a lighter alternative to a traditional towelling dressing gown, ideal for warmer, summer months • Sheer robes in plain or floral fabrics are pretty and feminine and perfect for wearing over a matching chemise or matching cami and shorts • Lace robes are a sexy and exciting cover-up for a chemise or matching set of bra and knickers • Silk Robes and Kimonos are the ultimate luxurious wrap to cocoon yourself in • Satin Robes are a cheaper alternative to silk but an elegant addition to your weekend wardrobe and make a funky festival outfit teamed with a pair of jeans and a bodysuit.
Difference Between A Robe And A Kimono
A traditional Japanese kimono is an expensive, floor-length garment often heavily decorated with tales of Japanese folklore. In Japan, they are reserved only for special occasions such as weddings and other important ceremonies. In the UK, the word kimono has become widely used to describe a square-shaped robe with wide sleeves which has been hugely popular in recent years. Luxurious high fashion kimonos are often made from silk with cheaper alternatives commonly made from cotton or satin and are worn as outerwear with jeans, shorts or swimwear in summer months.