Shawl Collar Chenille Wrap Robe
warm like a dog; shed like a dog
I love this plush, all cotton robe with the set in, waist-cinching belt. I ordered one and liked it so much, I ordered a second. The sleeves were tacked up in place, and I was able to remove the stitching with a seam ripper so that the sleeves were long enough -- I'm 5' 9". Drawbacks: I have been "shedding" blue cotton fibers all over the house for 2 months. (If I'd dried it in the dryer, instead of line drying, the lint would have completely filled the vent.) And. . .the dye after the first wash has faded in streaks, as though the garment was dyed after manufacture rather than using a colored thread. All the same, it is a beautiful color, absorbent, and warm and I hope the company keeps it in stock.
March 8, 2014
It's great, but shrinks
This is a great robe, the robe I've looked for - it is long, warm, and soft. However, be careful about the size you order as one reviewer suggested. I washed it before wearing as instructed, drying it on Low. As an experienced seamstress, both clothing and quilting, I measured the width and length of each section of the robe before washing and after washing. It shrank three inches in width; i.e. an extra large robe that measured 56 inches around (hips) was 53 inches after washing. Several weeks after washing, the measurement remain 53 inches. I recommend the robe, just think twice about what size you order.
February 1, 2014
I had been searching for a chenille robe with attached belt to replace one I had been wearing five years. This is it! It is high quality, a beauiful color, comfortable, and a robe I will enjoy a long time. It does run slightly small so I returned the first one and exchanged for a larger size. If considering buying this robe, order the next size up. Be prepared to clean the dryer filter a few times during the first wash/dry cycle as chenille sheds alot. That is the nature of chenille; it gets softer and more comfy with wear.
January 30, 2014
Comfy and classy
I'm thrilled to have found and purchased this robe. The color is exactly as portrayed on the website, the fabric is substantial and very soft, and I particularly like how the belt creates a form-fit in the small of my back. No excessive bunching like you get with a detached belt... It's a quality product and worth every penny!
January 28, 2014
Very Nice Robe
The quality of this robe is great. Very cozy and warm. Love the back inset...it is very feminine looking and adds a touch of class. I am 5'7" and 160 lbs. I ordered the large and it fits quite well around the chest and waist area. I do wish the sleeves were just a tad longer...they hit right at the wrist bone. The length is right above the ankle...would prefer below the ankle, but it is still a very nice robe. Being tall has its perks, for sure. Also, would have loved to have had color options. The turquoise is a bit bright for me, but it is still a very pretty color. I am more prone to soft pink or white. I ordered it anyway because of the style of this robe and am satisfied with it. I washed it, and am happy to report that there was no shrinkage whatsoever! :-)
January 22, 2014
Love this robe!
I, too, have been searching for a replacement to my old pink cotton chenille robe in this style. Love the nipped in waist as I'm petite, and who needs all that extra toweling around the waist? This is more feminine and comfortable. I pulled this out of the bag, put it on and it was so soft and cuddly I didn't want to take it off! But I've run it quickly through the washer and dryer and have it back on again. I'm 5'4" and 140lbs with arms a bit short. The medium fits perfectly with above the ankle length. Please, VCS, offer this in softer, lighter colors, too. The turquoise is a bit bright. 100% cotton would be nice, too.
January 16, 2014
Love the color and quality of the robe.
It is so hard to find a cotton chenille robe that has the tie attached.This robe is perfect.
January 10, 2014
I have looked in many stores for this exact robe and VCS had just what I was looking for.I was very pleased when it arrived and was everything I expected.
Thank you VCS
November 28, 2013