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Some pieces of your wardrobe are made to make you feel comfortable, cozy and pampered within your own space and bathrobes are one such invention. A well stitched and comfortable bathrobe is just the ticket especially in colder climates because they will give you that perfect feeling of warmth and coverage that you look for after stepping out of a hot bath. Bathrobes are now readily available everywhere including online stores such as Bathrobe Depot at very reasonable prices but how do you know which bathrobe is the best for you? Since not all bathrobes are created equally and they are very different than towels here are 2 must knows when Buying a New Bathrobe to ensure you purchase the right one for you.
The material of your bathrobe is very important to consider because it will affect the price, the comfort level, feel and the style. There are different types of materials that are used in bathrobes and you should choose one that best fits your budget and preference. If you are a luxury shopper with no budget constraints then you can look out for those made up of 100% Egyptian or Turkish Cotton. These are the most expensive, most plush and most comfortable robes on the market. Standard cotton robes are nice as well but sometimes do have a problem with shrinkage and wrinkling. The pricier Egyptian or Turkish Cotton bathrobes are treated for those problems so you can expect hardly any shrinking or wrinkling.
If fine Egyptian or Turkish cotton is beyond your budget, then there are other low-grade cotton varieties available in the market but know that they do have poor water absorbency, shrinkage issues and they get rough after a few washes. Microfleece robes are a great alternative to the low-grade cotton varieties because they are very comfortable and have good absorbency and durability. They are not pure cotton and have about 15% polyester.
Once you have your material preference picked out the next thing you should consider is the weave. The weave generally affects the look and feel of your bathrobe over your body. Your robe can be either plush, thin or light. There are two common options available that include terrycloth robes and waffle weaves. If you want something light that complements your silhouette then waffle weaves are a great option. If you want something plush and warm then pick a terrycloth robe.