Bathrobes make excellent gifts for family and friends. High-quality bathrobes are the answer to your gift-shopping search, whether you want to surprise someone with a lovely present or you have holidays and special occasions to remember. Purchasing such an item for someone else, on the other hand, can be difficult, particularly if you shop online. To assist you in finding the right bathrobe this year – whether for yourself or anyone else – we’ve put together this guide to robe size and what you should know.
How to Pick the Best Bathrobes
Not long ago, we provided you with a comprehensive bathrobe shopping guide, highlighting a few key points. There are two topics to think about that need to be brought up again:
When buying a bathrobe for yourself, make sure you have recent body measurements to compare to the robe size chart for the product you want. Some manufacturers do not have precise dimensions but instead display standard sizes or symbols.
When purchasing a bathrobe for someone else, make a mental note of his or her measurements. Since you can’t always take someone’s measurements without giving away your true intentions, using our robe size map as a starting point will help you make the right decisions.
Understanding Body Proportions and Bathrobe Dimensions
We believe the body measurements chart we provide would be helpful, particularly when compared to general clothing measurements. You don’t worry about the inseam (trouser length) or the neck diameter when buying a bathrobe for anyone (or for yourself), but you do need to pay attention to the following measurements:
- Length–the gap between the person’s ankle and the centre of their neck In bathrobe lingo, it refers to the distance between the bathrobe’s collar and the hem.
- Shoulder–width of the shoulder (with the hem falling before the sleeve as a reference);
- Width–The waist and hip sizes of the individual must be measured or known. When buying a bathrobe, width refers to the circumference of the bathrobe skirt, which should completely encircle a person’s hips and legs without being too tight or loose.
- Bust/Chest –This is a measurement that refers to a person’s bust. When buying a bathrobe for a woman, bear in mind the circumference of her bust. And if you’re wearing a one-size-fits-all robe, her bust line should be your top priority. When purchasing a robe for a man, take into account the width of his back, as well as the width of his shoulders and back (measured from one armpit to the other).
- Sleeve–The sleeve length is important when purchasing a bathrobe. Although having sleeves that meet the middle of your fingers is fine, in the sense of the robe size map, this refers to the gap between the shoulder seam and the sleeve cuff.
- Sleeve Opening –Although this isn’t a problem when purchasing bathrobes, you should keep this calculation in mind when purchasing clothing for others.
- Belt–The length of the robe belt should be equal to the waist measurements of the bathrobe.
- Sweep–edge-to-edge measurement of the bathrobe’s bottom hem
When it comes to paying attention to detail, we’ll stress the value of belt loop height – it shouldn’t be too high or too low in relation to the person’s waistline. As previously mentioned, quality bathrobes typically have more than one loop. If you have any questions about the measurements, write or call the seller before making a purchase.
The Perfect Fitting Bathrobes
The best bathrobes are those that not only suit your body (without slipping off your shoulders or requiring you to constantly change the belt), but also allow you to move easily, lounge, and feel at ease. People generally purchase a robe in a size larger than the one they usually wear for this reason: they want to be relaxed and be able to wear other loungewear underneath the bathrobe.
PRO TIP: Regardless of the type of bathrobe you wish to purchase, leave a 3-5 inch margin around your body measurements to ensure that the robe allows for freedom of movement and comfort.
We hope that this robe size guide, along with the descriptions, will assist you in choosing the right bathrobes for you. Ctexs is by far the most common, and for good reason. Robes, particularly thick winter ones, should not be too tight on the body, but should instead cover people in layers upon layers of fluffy and warm comfort. However, if you want to buy a bathrobe for a loved one online, make sure you compare the prices with the regular charts and go from there.