Saturdays at the store have been incredibly busy since the start of the new year, and frequently, our multitasking skills are stretched to the max with a customer in every fitting room and, on one occasion, a time-pressed customer trying on bras in the bathroom. While the extra business bodes well for the future of the shop, the downside is I must often work through a queue of fit and sizing questions while customers wait patiently. To add a personal touch to our service, we purchased 3/4 Length Satin Robes from iCollection in a radiant purple to hang in the fitting rooms for customers to use during an appointment. Having never owned a satin robe, I purchased one for myself because they looked soft and comfortable.
My harried morning routine consists of groggily hitting the snooze button three times—the magic number for me to roll out of bed with only moderate crankiness—and hopping into the shower. When I finish, I select my lingerie for the day and throw on a robe to wear while I eat breakfast, fix my hair, and apply my makeup. Until recently, I wore a faded blue, partially-bleached, towel-textured robe with fraying embroidered moons that I received as a high school graduation gift . . . back in 2002. While the softness and coziness of my worn out robe cannot be topped, I feel quite glamorous sashaying about my bathroom in this little satin number. The lovely purple color is energizing for the morning, and the luxurious feel of the fabric makes everyday seem special.
The 3/4 length is perfect for me, but iCollection also makes a full length variation too. Moreover, the kimono style sleeves never restrict the movement of my arms or shoulders when I style my hair or rummage through my closet. Even though I use my robe for more practical purposes, the satin sheen and rich color make for a sexy outer layer too. Imagine the robe draped open over your favorite bra and panty set or worn on top of a chemise or teddy. The minimalistic quality allows for significant potential, and the inexpensive price means you can purchase more than one color.
Since I had an extra one, I purchased the L/XL, but in the future, I would buy a S/M for a tighter fit in the body. Speaking of size, I admire how iCollection strives to be a plus-size friendly brand offering many of their corsets, lounge wear, and lingerie up to a 6X. The robe is no different and is available up to a 3XL/4XL. Furthermore, both the 3/4 and full length robes are available in a variety of colors, including ivory, black, fuchsia, lavender, red, pink, teal, and white. Composed of a polyester blend, the robe boasts a high enough quality that the fabric does not stick to my skin or make me feel hot. Customers in the store have complimented the robe on how silky it feels, especially for synthetic fibers. Most real silk variations start at the $100 price mark and go up from there, so if you are anything like me and live with a bunch of fur babies, it may be better to invest in this cheaper alternative!
P.S. After a quick perusal of the other iCollection robes, I saw this one and was smitten. It’s not really practical for me, but it sure is gorgeous!