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needed: a really nice dressing gown, please

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Tutter Tue 20-Feb-07 18:11:55

i find they always end up looking waynetta slob-esque

even ones that look nice when you first buy them

i don't want a towelling affair

current one is an m&s waffle pattern cotton one

tried the white company but they only have arse-skimming ones in atm

alcyone Tue 20-Feb-07 19:16:36

LOLAre you asking for the impossible?
Just the mention of 'dressing gown' conjours up images of my gran.
Personally, i like a towelling bath robe...except that when i bend over it tends to wedge between my buttocks ang remains there until carefully removed! Sorry not being much help

Tutter Tue 20-Feb-07 19:43:04

hmmm

i'm determined

there must be something half decent out there

one that isn't £420 that is

Tirnanog Tue 20-Feb-07 19:45:22

Habitat has some quite nice linen kimono style dressing gowns in soft muted colours

Tirnanog Tue 20-Feb-07 19:46:23

They are long and as far as I remember, reasonably priced

Tirnanog Tue 20-Feb-07 19:46:47

but that was in Dublin!

alcyone Tue 20-Feb-07 20:18:14

See, i told you.....impossible!

aptamil Tue 20-Feb-07 20:22:50

crabtree and evelyn have some nice ones - tho not on the internet

Tirnanog Tue 20-Feb-07 20:28:57

We are not being very helpful really are we

Tirnanog Tue 20-Feb-07 20:42:08

sorry forgot the ?

Tutter Tue 20-Feb-07 20:47:23

arf

well thanks for trying

JackieNo Tue 20-Feb-07 20:54:47

Any of the Lands End ones take your fancy? I've currently got a waffle one from the White Company, but there don't seem to be any on their website.

JackieNo Tue 20-Feb-07 20:55:31

Aha!

alcyone Tue 20-Feb-07 21:01:08

Nice, i wonder if these ones ride up yor bottom too.

alcyone Tue 20-Feb-07 21:01:56

Sorry to lower the tone

Tirnanog Tue 20-Feb-07 21:07:28

but it is an important thing to consider!

alcyone Tue 20-Feb-07 21:18:08

Shame you can't try before you buy

faustina Tue 20-Feb-07 22:48:27

Toast do seriously lovely ones - they are a little pricey but they have good sales, and they last forever - the sale may still be on, not sure. I just bought my second velvet one (first died after three years), but they also do linen, silk, etc. www.toast.co.uk - can't recommend them enough

faustina Tue 20-Feb-07 23:02:16

bugger. Just checked their website and they have stopped doing any dressing gowns!!! Next choice would be liberty in regent street where they had some really nice unusual ones, around £100 I think - I did a big search in january and almost got a velvet one there but it was just a little too thin. There were some great thin cotton ones too with wonderful exotic liberty prints (but not tacky if you know what I mean)

Pannacotta Tue 20-Feb-07 23:26:28

The White Co waffle gown is most def not arse skimming, I have one so I do know! It is mid calf length and I think more flattering that any other I have tried (slim fit and material not bulky). Might also be worth looking at figleaves.co.uk if you dont wan't waffle, or even M&S? Also Bonsoir have some, can't find catalogue just now but if you google you will find them....

Tutter Wed 21-Feb-07 12:55:42

ooh thanks all

what would you suggest on the white co's unisex sizing, pannacotta? medium? (i'm a medium sort of laydee normally)

MrsBadger Wed 21-Feb-07 13:03:35

the pic here makes it look ghastly, but my sister and I both have fabulous dressing gowns by Elle from John Lewis - they're not towelling but a kind of thinner cotton fleece and are light enough that they drape gracefully rather than bundle up at the waist.

TenaLady Wed 21-Feb-07 13:07:00

I got a lovely fluffy one from Next for Christmas, its like a towelling one but really soft and fluffy and warm.

TenaLady Wed 21-Feb-07 13:07:45

Those waffle designs always shrink, I find.

TenaLady Wed 21-Feb-07 13:11:14

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