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Old 07-30-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I never thought of bathrobes as fashionable... they are functional and have nothing to do with laziness.
This^

I wear the bathrobe to help absorb moisture from the rest of me (after a preliminary drying off with towel),
and put my hair up in the towel, to let it dry out a little, before changing into whatever clothing.

I only wear the bathrobe for a few mins. a day-but it's esp. nice, comfortable, to have in cold winter months.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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They're extremely functional...and necessary!

They're more modest (and secure) than a towel wrapped around like a strapless dress. (I can't tell you how many times I've done that with a towel and it's slipped and fallen off when I went to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee or something.). No way I'd risk doing the towel thing when I have houseguests -- my brother or my nephew really doesn't need to see that!

They're warmer in winter than a towel.

They're cosy when you're sick and have the flu.

I use a terry cloth one in the evenings and in the winter, as a swim suit coverup on my way to/from the hot tub. It's perfect for this.

Also, towels are just too small for some people, even the larger bath sheet size.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I HATE HATE HATE bathrobes. I think its a generational thing. I got like 4 robes for x-mas a kid. Never understood wtf is the point of them.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I've often wondered what the real need for bathrobes were...I mean isn't a towel enough to cover your modesty if you need to leave the bathroom? Is it just to look a bit more fashionable? Seems sorta lazy too, I mean I think of bathrobes as for people who are too lazy to put on proper clothes but want to walk around the clothes nude or with undies underneath.

In my home they are. There are plenty of times between being fully dressed and naked. There are times in winter that after showering in the evening, I do not want to put on street clothes or wear what I do when I sleep, around the house.

It's a modesty issue not a fashion issue.

My kids were raised to put them on when leaving their bedrooms if not fully dressed. Or slip on a pair of jeans. They are in their teens now and it's best.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Watch me exit the shower and tell me if it's necessary!
Of course a bath robe is necessary...a really long one!
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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If you eat breakfast in your pajamas at my house, you will need to wear a robe. I think that just pj's is tacky and like wearing underwear to the table. Cover up.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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Don't own one. I have a couple of nightgowns, but I don't wear them either. I have house clothing -- comfy knits to wear around the house. So when I get up in AM I get dressed in yesterdays' clothes. Do my morning stuff, change for work, come home from work, do work around my house, then shower, get into clean knits, make dinner, watch tv, get out of clothes and go to bed.

Since my work is hard physical janitorial, there's no use in showering before work -- I'm gonna get grimy while there. I come home, do my housework -- and get grimy at a home.... and then get clean.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I find them completely useless. I dry off and immediately put on whatever it is i'm wearing to bed. If after a workout, I simply put on whatever it is I'll be wearing the rest of the day.
Everybody doesn't wear something to bed.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I guess you have never lived in the frozen north where you need a nice cozy bathrobe in order to get out of bed in the morning, even though you are wearing a flannel nightgown. I recommend LL Bean or Lands End polar fleece.
Here in the south, it is sometimes necessary to sleep naked, but one still needs to cover up with something in the morning, lest the neighbors gossip about you picking up the morning paper naked.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Don't own one. I have a couple of nightgowns, but I don't wear them either. I have house clothing -- comfy knits to wear around the house. So when I get up in AM I get dressed in yesterdays' clothes. Do my morning stuff, change for work, come home from work, do work around my house, then shower, get into clean knits, make dinner, watch tv, get out of clothes and go to bed.

Since my work is hard physical janitorial, there's no use in showering before work -- I'm gonna get grimy while there. I come home, do my housework -- and get grimy at a home.... and then get clean.
Same here, I'm a painting contractor and shower when I get home on work days.`

I also have "comfy knits" but do own two bathrobes as well. Mostly for winter, nothing to do with modesty or fashion. Get out of shower, wrap hair in towel, slather on moisturizer, put on terrycloth robe, putz around for a few until I've dried off, put on some regular clothes.

A very cozy thing in winter. Never occurred to me it might be a generational thing; I'm 55.
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