As people everywhere sheltered in place and began spending more time in their humble abodes, comfortable clothes took center stage in mainstream fashion. Loungewear is a critical part of every person's wardrobe — whether you work remotely, are a self-proclaimed homebody or just like to change into your comfies as soon as you step through the door. But aside from proper pajamas and athleisure clothes, what does this mean, exactly?
With a keen eye for fabrics that feel good against the skin, Parachute carries a range of high-quality at-home apparel, including various types of robes, sleep sets and some of the best slippers available today. If luxurious bedding textiles can help you sleep better, then upgrading your loungewear is just as important. Here's what you should know about selecting and styling these cozy pieces.
What are the Different Types of Robes and Which Material is Best?
Want to line your wardrobe with the best loungewear pieces? Start with a robe. From stepping out of the shower and sipping your morning coffee to perusing your closet before getting dressed, there's no shortage of instances when a bathrobe comes in handy.
So, where can you find the best bathrobe materials? You've come to the right place. Woven from the finest fabrics from around the world, Parachute carries various types of robes reminiscent of luxury spas and five-star hotels.
When you browse the selection, you'll find linen, cloud cotton, Turkish cotton and waffle-knit weaves. These stylish yet neutral pieces are available in sizes small through extra-large and are designed to fit both men and women.
Loomed in Portugal from 100% European flax fibers and Oeko-Tex certified to be free of harmful substances, the Linen Robe from Parachute is the epitome of natural luxury. It comes in versatile, earth-inspired hues, including bone, clay and coal, and falls to the mid-calf. What's more, the easy-breezy textile gets softer over time, offering an increasingly addicting feel you'll never want to take off.
Cloud Cotton Robe
When it comes to bathrobe fabrics, cloud cotton is tough to beat. The supremely fluffy Cloud Cotton Robe from Parachute is made of premium Turkish cotton and woven with a two-ply gauze texture for an exceptionally comfy feel. It boasts a laid-back, relaxed fit, features two hidden pockets and comes in warm earthy tones, like rose, mulberry, amber and surplus.
Classic Turkish Cotton Robe
When considering different types of robes from Parachute, you should definitely check out the Classic Turkish Cotton Robe. Crafted from long-staple cotton at 450 grams per square meter, this Mediterranean-made piece is weighted perfectly for balmy summers and chilly winters alike. The ultra-plush material is inspired by traditional bath towels and comes in pared-down colors like stone, mineral and blush.
Loomed from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton fibers at 230 grams per square meter, the Waffle Robe from Parachute is soft and airy. Its lightweight, intricately woven texture is ideal for warm-weather vacations or lounging around at home in the summertime.
Soft Rib Robe
The Soft Rib Robe is also made of long-staple Turkish cotton, but instead of terry cloth or a waffle weave, you'll get a sculpted rib finish. This super-soft and incredibly fluffy yet surprisingly durable fabric is so beloved that Parachute also uses it to craft some of its best slippers.
Not sure which fabric suits your lifestyle? Take the quiz to find your perfect robe.
Should I Match my Robe with my Towels?
A lot of folks wonder if they should match their robe to their towels. If you reach for your bathrobe when you get out of the tub or shower, it probably hangs next to your bath sheets. For this reason, selecting the same color might be a smart move, decor-wise.
Having said that, there are no real rules, and in the end, it's entirely your choice. The neutral hues you'll find at Parachute are designed to complement one another and can certainly be mixed and matched to your discretion.
How Many Robes Do I Need?
You don't necessarily need more than one bathrobe. However, if you slip into a robe directly after bathing and also like to wear one while padding around your home, you might want to have two on hand. For instance, maybe you reach for a plush Turkish cotton number post-shower, but rock a linen bathrobe while reading the morning paper.
How to Wash and Care for Robes
All bathrobes in this collection are machine washable. Your best bet is to wash yours in cold water on a gentle cycle with similar fabrics, whether it's towels, bedding or pajamas. Use a mild soap, such as natural laundry detergent and tumble-dry on low heat. To reduce drying time and make your robe extra-fluffy when you pull it out of the dryer, consider tossing in two or three wool dryer balls.
What are the Best Materials for Loungewear?
On the hunt for the best loungewear and comfy clothes for catching your Zs and hanging out at home? Look no further than the lounge collection from Parachute. Made of top-tier linen and waffle-knit cotton with flattering cuts, these men's and women's pieces are designed for those who want to look good while they relax in their domains.
The comfortable loungewear collection includes effortless cropped tanks, relaxed shorts, oversized button-down tops, drawstring pants and simple sleep shirts for women. Crafted from European flax fibers and solid-dyed in neutral earthy tones, these pieces can be mixed, matched and styled for various casual occasions.
Not only that, but the fabric is Oeko-Tex certified and garment washed for a lived-in feel and a never-take-it-off texture. Whether you're dressing for bed, checking the mail, taking your dog for a stroll, sipping tea or watching a movie on the couch, you'll be endlessly comfy in head-to-toe linen.
Waffle Lounge Set
Parachute also carries some of the best loungewear sets for men and women. Made of 100% cotton and featuring a mini waffle-knit weave, the Waffle Lounge Set is lightweight and breathable yet undeniably cozy. And unlike the Waffle Robe, its tighter weave makes for a durable finish that resists stretching.
Garment washed and solid dyed in vintage-inspired colors like dusty blue, clay and slate grey, this shirt-and-pants combo is designed to flatter everyone. While you can wear it to bed, don't be surprised if you end up rocking it around the house, while hanging out on your patio or even to run a quick errand — especially if you've got a pair of Parachute's best slippers on hand.
For a deeper dive into the best loungewear fabrics, check out the blog Everything You Need to Know About Our New Loungewear.
How to Style Luxury Loungewear
The men's and women's loungewear pieces you’ll find at Parachute were inspired by laid-back streetwear looks. Reminiscent of classic crewneck sweatshirts, sporty joggers and summertime linen ensembles, these wear-anywhere pieces can be worn, well...anywhere.
The versatile colors can be mixed and matched or worn head-to-toe for a trendy monochrome look. Heading out? Throw on a jacket and your favorite pair of sneakers to complete this ensemble. Want something even more casual? Go for a hoodie, a hat, and a pair of slides.
For more styling advice, check out the blog Linen Lounge Styling Tips.
How to Wash and Care for High-End Loungewear
Like the various types of robes you’ll discover at Parachute, all loungewear from the collection is machine washable. For linen and waffle-knit pieces, select a gentle cycle with cold water and use a mild liquid laundry soap. Both fabrics can be tumble-dried on low heat, but if you want to prevent wrinkles, hang-drying linen is the way to go. Wool dryer balls can help too.
What are the Best Materials for Slippers?
Now that you're familiar with all the best loungewear options from Parachute, it's time to talk about your feet. The best slippers are more than just comfortable slippers that keep your toes warm. They should also be versatile, easy to clean and durable enough to wear outside.
With this in mind, the comfy-cozy house shoes you'll find at Parachute are available in plush terry cotton, textured ribbed cotton and ultra-soft sherpa. To accommodate everyone and every lifestyle, they come in unisex sizes extra-small through extra-large. Find a rundown of the different styles below.
Classic Turkish Cotton Slippers
Designed to pair with Parachute's terry cloth robe, the Classic Turkish Cotton Slippers boast a closed-toe design and a traditional silhouette. They have ribbed rubber soles, plus soft, breathable uppers and come in white or stone grey, making them an excellent choice for men's or women's slippers.
Soft Rib Slippers
Soft Rib Slippers are an excellent choice for those who prefer an open-toe design. Featuring a casual silhouette inspired by sporty slide sandals and covered in ribbed terry cotton, they're just the thing for working from home, cooking breakfast or lounging on your deck. What's more, the padded footbed and rubber sole offer the perfect balance of plushness and traction underfoot.
If you want something a little cozier than the average pair of women's or men's slippers, check out the Cozy Booties from the loungewear collection at Parachute. Crafted from polyester sherpa with cushy padding and a slip-resistant rubber sole, the pull-on design sits right at the ankles to keep your entire foot warm and comfy for hours on end.
These are undoubtedly some of the best slippers for winter. However, they also look super cute with a linen top and shorts for warm-weather lounging at home or hanging out at a vacation rental.
How to Wash and Care for Slippers
As mentioned above, the best slippers are not just comfy but also easy to care for. That's why the styles from Parachute can be cleaned in a washing machine. Use a mild liquid detergent — no bleach needed — and run them on a cold, gentle cycle. Then tumble-try your slippers on low heat or line-dry them.
Where to Buy the Best Loungewear and Bathrobes
If you're feeling inspired by these luxury wearables, why not try a few pieces out for yourself? Parachute carries various types of robes, plus the best women's loungewear, men's sets, unisex slippers and booties. Whether you opt for linen, Turkish cotton, cloud cotton or a waffle weave, you can count on Oeko-Tex certified fabrics that are gentle against your skin and made to last for years.
Shop the bathrobes and loungewear collection today!