I am on a quest of sorts to find the perfect robe and oddly enough, there are as many robe styles as there are jelly belly flavors (Fun Fact: Jelly Belly officially has 53 flavors). Why am I on this quest you ask? Well, my beloved (and completely threadbare) cotton, bit-of-heaven went “missing” a few months ago and try as I might, I cannot find it. My husband says that I must have thrown it away, but I know better. We have this game that we play when it comes to holey clothes that are completely beyond any repair. It is called, the “Let’s Rip Them to Shreds While You Are Wearing Them” game. Odd? Yes, but very-very necessary. It is not a game that we play lightly either. We are talking about a stage of clothing where you wouldn’t answer the door wearing said article. And it is fun too! It starts when you see the shirts, pants or (god-forbid) underwear and the easily accessible hole or holes. Put your finger in it and riiiiiiip! Payback is a bitch too. Hence my missing beloved robe, hence the quest.
So there are more traditional styles like waffle weave, terry, velour, jersey, and cashmere. For you static cling lovers out there, you have a multitude of choices in silk, rayon, modal and satin. I just want something that breathes. Unfortunately (and embarrassingly enough) my last (and best robe) was a maternity robe. Very roomy with pretty blue flowers and plenty of room for two. Now that I am well past the child bearing need, I want to find one like it, but for one. That is the problem for me as I can’t find a fabric that works. I don’t want cute fluffy jumping bunnies or floor-to-ceiling zipper coverage and let’s just be honest folks, flannel and the South don’t mix. I don’t want sleek and sexy see through anything, I just want comfortable! Plain, old comfortable….HELP!