What's more luxurious than a cozy bathrobe? It's the simple things. Only, robes are not always that simple to put on. If you've ever had trouble with one sliding open, or the knot looking like a hot mess, you know a robe is more complicated than it looks. Here are the tricks to tying it perfectly so all you have to worry about is chilling out.
Slip your arms into the sleeves of the robe and settle it evenly on your shoulders with the shoulder seams laying flat.
Wrap the left half of the robe around your body toward the right. There may be a ribbon or tie on the edge of the left robe half and inside the right side of the robe. Bring these two ties together and tie them in a bow, securing the left robe half snugly to your body.
Bring the right robe half around your body toward the left and hold it in place with your left elbow.
Grasp each end of the outer robe tie with one hand. The tie should lay flat against the body, with no folds.
Pass the left tie end over the right tie end, through the loop and pull both ends tightly. The left tie end will be coming up through the loop and the right tie end going down through the bottom half of the loop.
Fold the left end of the tie down so that it hangs directly next to the right end. The left end will be to the right of the right end, with both sash ends hanging next to each other.
Take the left tie end and cross it over the top of the right tie end. Bring the end of the first tie under and through this cross. Pull both tie ends. One end will come out on the right and one on the left. There will be a smooth piece of sash material covering the knotting with the ends coming out from behind it.
Victoria Bailey owned and managed restaurants for 25 years, from an award-winning gourmet bistro to a pre-hipster artisan coffee house. She's constantly following food and wine trends and has even created her own private coffee bean blend. Bailey's work has been published in a number of industry magazines, and she literally wrote the book (well, one of them) on opening a neighborhood pizza restaurant.