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Robes For Women - The Best Styles For Your Shape

Robes for Women - Looking amazing and feeling comfortable in the perfect robe that you reach for again and again is easy peasy. The key? Knowing which styles work best for your shape.

From beautiful spa wraps in Egyptian cotton to luxurious satin kimono robes, zip front robes to beautiful peignoirs, the variety is endless.

With so many tempting options, choosing a new favorite is like browsing in the proverbial candy store - it's hard to stop at just one.

We get it, scouting for the right style can be overwhelming, especially one that flatters your shape.

Petite, pear, curvy or tall?  No worries.

In this article, we’ll show you how to narrow your search and find the best robes that are great for your silhouette.  Follow along as we show you how.

Robes for Women - For Petites

Since robes like most sleepwear styles are cut generously and are known for their flowing shape, its easy for petites to get lost under too much fabric, or styles that are too boxy and overwhelm their silhouette.

  • Look for column style short robes and light weight fabrics like microfiber, cotton, or silk
  • Long robes look great if they fall all the way to the floor
  • Avoid an unflattering cut in two appearance with midi length ladies robes that end at the calf, as these will make you look shorter
  • Pay attention to the shoulder seams and underarms to make sure your robe isn’t falling off of your frame
  • Keeping things a little more fitted will save you from being swallowed up by a robe that’s too big

Cotton robes are always a favorite. Like cotton lingerie and cotton sleepwear they're easy to care for - just wash in cold water and line dry, or dry on low heat.

Bathrobes For Women With Curves

When looking for a robe for women with plus size figures it’s important to consider one main factor: defining the waist.  How?

  • Look for wide cut belts and cinch the sash snugly around your natural waist line to really make your hourglass shape pop
  • Show off your waistline to avoid getting lost in a shapeless robe that adds extra bulk
  • Another insider tip is to show a little flash of skin, whether it’s your décolletage, your legs, or your wrists in a ¾ sleeve style. This breaks up your look and has a slimming effect

Long Robes For Women

Tall girls look great in long robes and sleepwear styles that let them show off the length of their legs.

Floor sweeping long robes or midi style robes are the perfect way to highlight your height, especially when you opt for styles with a thigh high slit for maximum wow.

Short robes can often be too short, making your robe look more like a top, leaving you craving more coverage, so make sure you choose a style that’s cut long enough to cover your thighs for a balanced look.

If, your budget can handle it, splurge and consider the ultimate in luxury robes - a cashmere robe.  Cashmere robes are incredibly soft, plush, luxurious, and will last a lifetime if properly cared for. 

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Robes For Women With A Full Bustline

Flattering a full bust is all about creating a balanced silhouette, so look for ladies robes with voluminous or flared shapes that will add extra attention to your lower half.

Full, swingy styles, ruffled hems, or contrasting trim along the hemline will draw visual attention to the bottom of your silhouette and will compliment a full bust.

Finally, make sure you try on any robes before you buy to make sure they’re cut generously enough to cover your bust when closed.

Ladies Robes For Pear Shapes

Similar to the tips and tricks for flattering a full bust, pear shapes are all about creating the right proportions between the top and bottom halves. How?

  • Look for styles that will balance a larger bottom by adding attention to the top of the robe to create an enviable hourglass shape
  • Balance a fuller bottom with neckline details like ruffles, bows, gathered sleeves, or embellishments around the shoulders
  • This draws the eye upward and takes the focus off the lower part of your body, creating an exciting look that’s hard to resist
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