A lot of people think that bathrobe designs have advanced and evolved so far that they can pretty much take the place of pajamas. In fact, even the whole idea of wearing pajamas strikes many younger people as simply old-fashioned.
The great thing about wearing a bathrobe, of course, is that you can easily strip it off and just go complete naked under your covers. You get the sense of freedom. You feel the sheets come into contact with your skin all over and you really get to enjoy the sensation of your sheets all over your body. It feels complete. It doesn’t feel artificial. it feels 100% natural and you have this organic enjoyment of your sheet scent.
However, the problem is not everybody reacts this way. Not everybody prizes this type of experience. Some people like a pajama set because, to them, it is kind of like a formal set of clothing.
They feel that if they’re wearing certain types of clothes during the day, they should wear certain types of clothes with certain pieces at night. They don’t skip a beat. Nothing is out of place. They fit the pattern that they normally use and everything is good with the world.
The bottom line is it all depends on personal preference. First of all, if the bathrobe that you are using is made out of really soft cotton or, better yet, buffed silk, that bathrobe is going to give even the very best pajama set a run for its money.
A good bathrobe can truly deliver convenience because when you’re just wearing a bathrobe, you get to enjoy your sheets, you feel natural, but you still feel like you’re wearing clothing. It’s kind of a nice middle-of-the-road solution between going completely naked under the sheets and wearing a full pajama set.
It all boils down to the materials of your bathrobe. If you are using those clunky, 1970s-style, rough cotton bathrobes, then it’s obvious that you should have just gone with a pajama set. There are lot of awesome, all-silk pajama sets out there. Some are even made out chiffon.
Also, it depends on the design. Some bathrobe sets look exactly like they’re going to be used in a bathroom. They’re intended to be transitory pieces of clothing as you go from being completely naked after a shower to being completely clothed in your daily everyday workwear. The bathrobe is simply just transition clothing.
If you buy one of these contemporary-designed bathrobes, they’re clothing in of themselves. They have a nice cut; they’re very comfortable; they’re very light; they look good; and they’re more versatile.
You don’t necessarily have to hang around the bathroom wearing this type of bathrobe. You can hang out at your kitchenette. You can spend time with your partner in the living room. You can watch TV in them as they’re very light, very comfortable, and easy to look at. It definitely depends on the design.
The same could be said of pajamas. I mean if you wear pajamas that look like they were designed for your great grandfather, then they’re probably not all that convenient and comfortable. You probably don’t feel luxurious. It’s probably going to be very hard for you to feel that you’re on top of the world.
So, it all depends on the design but, ultimately, it depends on personal preference. If you’re a person who likes an all-organic, natural kind of vibe to your activities at home and in the bedroom, going with a good bathrobe is probably the way to go.
On the other hand, if you’re a more traditional person and you feel like you have to wear certain types of clothes during the day and everything has to fit a certain pattern, then a nice, well-designed pajama set may be right up your alley.
The good news is there is no right or wrong answer. It all depends on your personal preferences and your experiences. If you had a tough time with really nasty, scratchy, rough bathrobes from the past, then it’s probably going to be very hard for you to wrap your mind around wearing a bathrobe to replace a pajama set. This could also work in the other direction.
So, do yourself a big favor and just pay close attention to your preferences. Experiment with using a bathrobe from time to time and experiment with different pajama designs. Before you know it, you will find the right mix for you. That’s really the bottom line, whatever works for you individually.
The worst thing you can do is to think that just because your partner or significant other prefers pajama over a bathrobe or vice versa, then this choice would automatically be right for you as well. It doesn’t work that way. Everybody’s got their preferences. Everybody’s got their thing. So, it’s important to figure out what works for you and go with that.
This is not always easy. In fact, a lot of people think they like certain things when it turns out they don’t. How can you tell? Just look at what you actually do not what you think you do. There is a big difference.
The main reason this is the case is because people tend to be front runners-they like jumping on bandwagons. They like going along with the crowd. A lot of the things they assume about themselves are actually their way of trying to live up to the expectations of others.
Focus on your actual actions. What do you actually buy? How much do you use such items? How often do you think about those items? If you are still stumped, try this very simple and very effective test: how much would you miss these items if they disappeared?
If you ask yourself these key questions, it should become clear what your actual preferences are. This enables you to pick out the right pajama or bath robe. Focus on what makes sense to you. Since it is personal, you don’t have to worry about having to explain your choice to others.