Bathrobe, old-fashioned or indispensable?

Les Tenue du Quarantine

Bathrobes may seem a bit old-fashioned. And of course they are. Japanese Kimonos have been around for many centuries. European dressing gowns have been around since the 16th century. But of course they are no longer old-fashioned. Even before the lock-down, the bathrobe or kimono was very popular. But during the lockdown, the bathrobe has been widely embraced as the ideal “ quarantine outfit ”. Now we can't imagine life without more. There's nothing better than spending the whole day in your comfy yet stylish bathrobe.

The bathrobe is indispensable in everyone's closet. It's a wardrobe essential - whether you work remotely from home, are a self-confessed homebody or just like to change into your comfy as soon as you close the door behind you.

With a keen eye for fabrics that feel good against the skin, SUITE702 has a range of luxurious kimonos. For every season and everyone's preference. Just as luxurious bed linen can help you sleep better, the bathrobe helps you enjoy all times of the day when you are not sleeping.

When could you wear a bathrobe?

A bathrobe is mainly used for privacy. In the past, bathrobes were usually called dressing gowns. Originally, the purpose of bathrobes is to cover your body between times when you are not wearing regular clothes, such as after showering or when choosing an outfit. Because they are made from the same materials as towels , bathrobes also help absorb water and keep you warm. Nowadays you can just as easily wear a bathrobe all day long. Especially if they look good and are super comfortable.

So, what are bathrobes for, and when is a good time to wear a bathrobe? The short answer is: always. When not? I even go to the bakery in my bathrobe sometimes. And I'm not the only one.

  • When you get out of the shower or bath
  • When choosing your clothes for the day
  • While ironing your clothes
  • At home after work on the couch with a nice series
  • When you do your hair or makeup
  • During your daily skin care routine
  • At the pool or on the beach
  • On holiday
  • While you drink coffee in the morning
  • Before bedtime
  • When you stay at someone else's house
  • When you want an extra layer of warmth at home
  • When you work from home
  • Before you go to an important dinner/event but don't want to wear your nice/neat clothes yet

Bathrobes protect your skin from the sun when you are not wearing clothes. Bathrobe helps you dry quickly and provides warmth. A beautiful, modernly designed Kimono is so chic that you can look great with it. Also with your in-laws or the neighbors.

What are the different types of bathrobes and which material is the best?

From stepping out of the shower and enjoying a cappuccino to searching your closet before getting dressed, there's no shortage of instances where a bathrobe comes in handy.

But what is the best bathrobe materials? For a choice of luxurious materials, SUITE702 is the right place for you. Made from the best fabrics always organic, SUITE702 offers three different types of bathrobes reminiscent of luxury spas and five-star hotels. We have a Waffle kimono , a washed linen bathrobe and a jersey sweater style kimono .

We offer all in a wide variety of colours. Both distinctly fashionable colors and stylish neutral colors. All bathrobes are designed to fit both men and women. We offer the unisex bathrobes in two sizes: small/medium and large/extra large.

Linen bathrobe

The washed linen bathrobe from SUITE702 is made in Portugal. The soft washed linen is a blend of cotton and linen. All bed and bath textiles from SUITE702, including this bathrobe, are sustainable, organic/ecological and GOTS certified. The bathrobe is the epitome of natural luxury. SUITE702 offers the linen bathrobe in 8 earth-inspired shades. The typical linen slightly earthy colors are: Mocca , Hay , Ecru , Sienna Red , Stone Gray and Blush . Completely in the same style but slightly less arch is the color Navy Blue ; a more masculine color, which also exudes the typical relaxed vibe of linen.

Due to the blend of cotton and linen and because the material is pre-washed, the bathrobe immediately feels nice and soft; softer than normal linen. Over time, by washing and wearing, the linen becomes softer. I promise you an addictive feeling. You'll never want to take off the linen bathrobe this summer.

Waffle bathrobe

The waffle bathrobe from SUITE702 is woven from 100% organic Turkish cotton. The cotton of this bathrobe is also GOTS certified. The lightweight bathrobe with a pleasantly airy woven texture is ideal for the sauna or spa. But also ideal for the bathroom or at home in warm weather to hang out in during the summer.

The waffle bathrobe has been designed with a sense of style and has a number of special details. The belt is attached to the back, so you will never lose it. The invisible pockets are not sewn on, but invisible, making the bathrobe look refined and subtle. The waffle bathrobe is available in two sizes: S/M and L/XL and no fewer than 8 fresh colours. From Lilac Gray toStone Blue . From Emerald Green to Toffee . There is a suitable color for everyone.

Finally, the waffle bathrobe has a gold-colored Bed Peace pin referring to the namesake and famous suite in which John Lennon and Yoko Ono had their bed. If you want to spend a week in bed, you obviously need a nice bathrobe.

Jersey Bathrobe

The jersey bathrobe that SUITE702 offers is incomparable to any other bathrobe out there. Completely unique. The jersey bathrobe can best be compared to your favorite sweater. The sweater style bathrobe is a real thick jersey. Once you put it on, you won't take it off. The thick material is a bit boxy, so it keeps its own shape. Short and a bit boxy; a typical kimono look but also a bit street due to the sweater material.

Color is key within the SUITE702 collections. The bathrobes are available in various cool colors and the embroidered Bed Peace logo provides an extra color accent. The jersey bathrobes are sturdy, but wonderfully soft and extra roughened on the inside.

The cool unisex bathrobe made of organic cotton (GOTS certified) has typical sweater pockets with a removable waistband. The bathrobes are available in sizes S/M and L/XL.

Should I match my bathrobe with my towels ?

Many people wonder if they should match their bathrobe to their towels . If you reach for your bathrobe when you get out of the bath or shower, it's probably hanging next to your bath towels. That's why it's nice if your bathrobe is the same color as your towel. The colors of the waffle bathrobes match the bathrobes. The colors of the linen bathrobe match the linen bedding. After all, you sometimes lie on your bed with a bathrobe.

Fortunately there are no rules, we don't like rules at all. Ultimately, it's completely your choice. The colors you find at SUITE702 are designed to complement each other and can certainly be mixed and matched as you see fit.

You don't necessarily need more than one bathrobe. But if you step into a bathrobe right after bathing and like to wear one when walking around the house, you may want to have two on hand. For example, maybe you wear a waffle bathrobe after showering, but wear a linen bathrobe in the morning when reading the newspaper. In winter you may prefer to wear an extra soft, heavier Jersey bathrobe, while in summer you prefer to opt for summery, airy linen.

Washing and caring for bathrobes

You can put all SUITE702 bathrobes in the washing machine. It is best to wash your bathrobe in cold (or not too hot) water on a gentle cycle. Textiles remain beautiful for the longest time; retains its color if you wash it cold.

Use a mild detergent, such as a natural detergent, and tumble dry your bathrobe on a low spin cycle. Fabrics remain best if you do not put them in the dryer, but hang them out. That is also better for the environment and your energy bill.

Benefits of having a bathrobe

Why are you wearing a bathrobe? Lots of reasons. Besides covering you, it keeps you warm and cozy when you're not dressed. With a bathrobe you always have something to wear at times when putting on regular clothes is not the most convenient or logical option.

Maybe you prefer to sleep completely naked, but you don't want to walk around the house naked when you go to the toilet. Naked breakfast is also not popular with everyone. A bathrobe is not an unnecessary luxury.