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Bath & Robes.com sent me a chenille bathrobe, and asked me to review their product. All opinions are my own.
The other day, while I was scrolling through Instagram, I saw a photo of a model wearing a chenille bathrobe. I have been a sucker for chenille bathrobes ever since I was a little girl, when I saw Lucy Ricardo wearing one on “I Love Lucy”. And let’s not forget the mom on the movie, “A Christmas Story”. There’s something so very vintage feeling and downright cozy about a chenille bathrobe!
I suppose it could all stem from my love for the softness of chenille bedspreads. Remember when they used to make chenille bedspreads? We’d go to Miss Marge’s house after church on Sunday, and mom would have me lie down on Miss Marge’s bed to take a nap, and I wouldn’t even complain, much, because I got to lie on that soft, soft chenille bedspread. I’d run my fingers up and down it, just to let them be tickled by that soft, soft texture. So what if I woke up with little lines of indentations on my face? It was SOFT!
I carried my love of chenille into my own married life. When we first got married, 28 years ago, I bought a peach colored chenille robe from Victoria’s Secret, so my new groom could enjoy running HIS fingers….well….up and down me! And when we went to buy our first sofa, we had it covered in a brushed chenille fabric. Ah, the wonderful softness!
So is it any wonder that my eyes were drawn to the robe pictured on Instagram by Bath&Robes.com? Their photo said they were blogger friendly, so dropped them a line, and told them I was interested in checking out their product. They were kind enough to send me one to examine and keep for myself. Here’s a link with a picture of their model wearing the robe they sent me, with all the details on the price, and shipping costs.
The softness of the robe did not disappoint, I am happy to report. There are a couple of aspects to this robe that I especially love: the waffle detailing around the high collar that I can zip up, and the pockets! I love a robe with conveniently placed pockets. This robe keeps my neck and hands cozy when I want to step outside on my porch and enjoy the woods where I live. If I could change the design in any way, I prefer a robe that is slightly longer, but at least this way, I won’t trip myself, stepping on it! The length of the robe hits my leg just where you see it hitting the leg of the model on the website.
I am 5’7″ and ordered a medium, which I think was the perfect size for me in this robe. I hesitated between whether to order a medium or a large, since depending on the product, my size seems to usually be somewhere between those two sizes, but I think I chose the right size. If you’re considering ordering a robe like this one, and you like your robe roomy, you might want to lean toward ordering a larger size. This robe works well over my regular PJs in the size medium, but if I wanted to be able to wear it over a sweatshirt or something bulkier, I would have needed to have ordered a large.
I think one of these robes might make a lovely present to yourself, and could be a great gift to a mom, sister, or daughter that you love. They are running Black Friday specials right now, so if you check out their site quickly, you might be able to take advantage of the 15% discount. You can also find their page on Facebook . Stay warm & cozy!
UPDATE: I am editing this post 5 months later to add 2 points that disappoint me about this robe.
The first I noticed early on, and wondered if maybe it was an initial problem that would quickly go away, but it hasn’t. The chenille in this robe sheds like crazy.
The second is that when I zip it up to my chin, in order to keep my neck warm on extra chilly mornings, the end of the zipper is a bit prickly, or rough, and feels uncomfortable – it kind of sticks me in the chin. But that could just be own double-chin issue. 🙂