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Silk Robes - How To Choose The Best Styles For Your Shape
- Stunning. Sophisticated. Incredibly soft. When it comes to
luxury robes, nothing is as sumptuous as silk. From exquisite hand
painted kimonos to ultra modern short wraps, these sleepwear
favorites are a great way to glam up everything from chemises and
nightgowns to pajamas and baby dolls.
there is an amazing variety of different styles, colours, and sizes,
choosing the robe that’s perfect for your shape can be tricky. No
worries - whether
you’re curvy, petite, tall or plus, we reveal the insider tips on what to choose
and what to avoid.
Silk Robes - The Essentials
Pointers for Petite Silhouettes
can easily be overwhelmed by flowing robes and sleep wear styles that
have too much fabric for your silhouette. As with all shapes, the key to choosing the right style is proportion.
oversize collars, wide kimono sleeves and floor sweeping styles in
favor of shorter lengths that hit at or just below the knee. Avoid styles that hit mid-calf
robes with subtle stripes or vertical patterns will add length to a
petite silhouette and show off your legs
keep the volume and size in proportion so your shape isn’t
overpowered by the robe. The best styles are quite streamlined or fitted
colors in beautiful jewel tones and smaller prints or patterns with
delicate lace detailing are great choices that will showcase a
Style Suggestions - robe chinoise, short robes, petite robes
Silk robes and
matching night gown sets may feature an elongated back hem that creates a short sweep or chapel train in the back of the garment.
Tips for Tall Silhouettes
women can wear just about any style they fancy, and tend to look
amazing in dramatic floor length or long robes that
legs. Again, paying attention to proportion and a great fit are key.
styles that hit the mid calf and create a cut-in-half look that’s
those who prefer short robes, one of the best options is a just below or knee
length style that looks great on virtually every body type
- Avoid robes with sleeves that are too short
long robes? Relaxed and loose styles with long, exaggerated
sleeves, and side slits offer a sensational look
just about any print, pattern or color. Your height will allow you
to wear any size of pattern without overwhelming your frame
Suggestions - long silk robes, kimono robes, short robes, zip front
Silk Robe Care
Silk sleepwear is delicate and should be hand-washed in a very mild solution, preferably one designed specifically for fine lingerie.
These robes for women should never be dried in a clothes dryer, but gently placed on a drying rack and allowed to gradually drip dry.
The care can be time consuming and and may be seen as excessive, but the payoff - lifelong enjoyment of a wearable work of art - is absolutely worth it!
Cues for Curvy Silhouettes
with enviable hourglass figures look amazing in silk robes designed to accentuate curves, without adding too much volume that can inundate their shape.
for wide lapels and an A-line cut to emphasize the bust
and hips, while playing up your curves
length ladies robes and long classic wrap styles are flattering, particularly those that figure skimming
womens robes with a boxy shape. Look
for styles with a tailored look that will show off your curves
for robes with a belt that’s slightly wider - styles that can be cinched for a balanced look
Style Suggestions - long robes, wraps,
caftan, chinese robes
Tips for Curvy Silhouettes
Dressing for a fuller shape? The
key to looking great in silk robes are smooth curve-hugging styles that
are a bit more structured, drape well, and are not too tight.
unflattering boxy robes and caftans. Avoid
robes with too much fabric, large, bulky pockets, or too much
detailing that can overpower your shape
knee length style is the perfect way to show off a bit of leg while
still giving you fashion and coverage
Opt for form
fitted womens silk robes that nip in at the waist and flare slightly at the
robes with a belt, choose wider cut styles that can be cinched to define your waist. Avoid thin or strappy sashes
high necklines. Opt for V shaped lapel front for a tailored look
for classic colors, prints, and patterns that won’t compete with
Style Suggestions - kimono robes, wraps, short robes, long robes