Dressing gown or bathrobe? The difference is subtle, but important! Whether you’re looking for comfort straight out of the bath or a luxurious robe for a relaxing evening at home, Carré Blanc has the answer. Read on to find out more.

Dressing gown vs. bathrobe: key differences

Usually made of absorbent material, such as cotton or terry cotton, bathrobes are intended for slipping on following a bath or shower. Their absorbent texture helps to dry skin just out of the shower. Like other textiles, terry cotton is often qualified in terms of grams per square metre. The higher the weight of the fabric, the more absorbent it is. Generally speaking, bathrobes are usually made from cotton, but can also be made from bamboo viscose for a more appealing finish or from linen mix for a heavier silhouette.

Dressing gowns, also known as robes, are often made from lighter material, such as polyester - often used in making pyjamas or loungewear. Thick and comforting, as well as easy to clean, polyester-based fabrics are particularly soft to the touch, making them ideal for dressing gowns and loungewear. While bathrobes are used following a shower or bath to absorb excess moisture from the skin, dressing gowns are often, although not exclusively, worn when the skin is fully dry to retain the heat during a relaxing evening at home.

Choosing the right loungewear

When choosing between a bathrobe and a dressing gown, it’s important to consider when you’ll be wearing it. If you’re looking for something warm and cosy to dry you off after a shower or bath, opt for a men’s or ladies’ dressing gown. If you’re looking for a snug addition to a relaxing evening in front of the TV, a dressing gown is an ideal choice. Often available in matching sets with pyjamas or pyjamashorts, the dressing gown also exists in lighter fabrics, to be slipped over the shoulders while at home.

Whether you’re a fan of the traditional look or a kitsch revivalist, there’s sure to be a dressing gown for every style. From sophisticated detailing to on-trend prints and delicate embroidery, as well as interesting textures such as waffle-weave cotton or bamboo viscose, Carré Blanc is sure to have the perfect dressing gown or bathrobe for you. Our range of bathrobes and dressing gowns are crafted from high-quality cotton that’s sustainably sourced and respectful of the environment.

Visit our website or in-store to discover our collection of stylish dressing gowns and bathrobes.