Between The Sheets

A Comprehensive Guide for Waffle Dressing Gowns

In the world of luxurious bathroom essentials, waffle dressing gowns are the epitome of comfort and indulgence. Made from cotton or linen that’s woven into a unique waffle pattern, these robes are incredibly soft, absorbent, and breathable. Whether you’re stepping out of a warm bath or a refreshing shower, wrapping yourself in a waffle dressing gown is like being cocooned in a gentle hug. No wonder they're often the preferred choice for luxury hotels to provide to their guests.



Waffle dressing gowns: an overview


Waffle dressing gowns, also known as waffle spa robes, feature a uniquely textured waffle weave that elevates their functionality and aesthetic appeal. The waffle weave creates tiny pockets of air, resulting in exceptional softness and enhanced absorbency.

With a wide range of colours, from timeless neutrals to eye-catching shades, there is a waffle dressing gown to suit everyone's unique style. Or, add embroidery or monograms for a more personal touch to your daily self-care routine.


Different types of waffle dressing gowns


Waffle dressing gowns come in a variety of types, each with its own unique characteristics. Some of the most common types of waffle dressing gowns include:

  • Cotton waffle: The classic cotton waffle dressing gown is crafted from 100% cotton, ensuring a gentle touch, excellent absorbency, and long-lasting quality. As they're lightweight, they're ideal for warmer weather. Plus, they're hypoallergenic, a thoughtful choice for those with delicate skin.
  • Velour waffle: One for the lovers of all things cosy, the velour waffle is made from soft and absorbent Turkish velour cotton towelling with a velvety touch. These dressing gowns are weightier and perfect for keeping warm in the colder months. We'd recommend getting an oversized fit for a hotel-like feel.
  • Bamboo waffle: Bamboo waffle dressing gowns are crafted from bamboo fibres, known for their moisture-wicking abilities. They are soft and absorbent, making them an eco-friendly choice. Bamboo takes 3 times longer than cotton to dry, so make sure you have a towel radiator handy for drying your robe after your morning shower.

If you prefer your bath robe to be made of a fluffier fabric, consider looking at a velour dressing gown. The Tielle Hotel Velour Robe combines the best of both worlds, with a soft cotton velour on the outside and absorbent terry towelling on the inside.



Things to consider when choosing a waffle dressing gown


When you're on the hunt for the perfect waffle dressing gown, there are a few things to keep in mind. Consider the weight and thickness of the waffle weave, the material of the robe, the size, and fit, and the design and features that will suit you best.

Let's talk about the weight and thickness of that waffle weave. It's not just about looks—it's about how warm and absorbent your robe will be. A thicker, heavier waffle weave is perfect for wrapping up in when it's chilly, or if you just love that extra-cosy feel. But if you're in a warmer climate or prefer something lighter, a thinner waffle weave is the way to go.

Let's not forget the fabric itself. The choice of material for your waffle dressing gown is key to its comfort and performance. When choosing a dressing gown, pick a brand trusted for its high quality. This will help prevent the fabric from shrinking or the stitching from coming loose when you wash it.

And when it comes to the perfect fit, we've got you covered. Our waffle dressing gowns range from small to extra-large, ensuring there's a size for every body. Unlike standard clothing, many people choose a size or two larger than usual for a cosy, oversized fit (in fact, most hotels choose a Large or Extra Large for their rooms and suites).


Personalising your robe


Waffle dressing gowns can be personalised to make them a truly unique and special item. One popular way to personalise a waffle dressing gown is to add a monogram or embroidery.

And let's not forget, a waffle dressing gown is a wonderful gift to show someone you care. Whether it's for a birthday, a holiday, or just because, think about their style and what they'd love. You could even match the colour or pattern to their bathroom decor for an extra special touch.

If you have a friend or family member who is recently engaged, a pair of soft bath robes would make a thoughtful gift. Tielle's robes are often embroidered with 'MR' and/or 'MRS' to create a valued memento of the special day for years to come.



Caring for your waffle dressing gown


 Caring for your waffle dressing gown is essential to maintain its softness, absorbency, and overall quality. Here are some tips to help you care for your waffle dressing gown:

  • Washing: Regular washes keep your waffle dressing gown fresh and cosy. Always peek at the label for care instructions. Most of the time, you can toss it in the machine with warm water and a gentle detergent. Steer clear of harsh chemicals and fabric softeners—they're not friends with waffle fabric.
  • Drying: To keep your waffle dressing gown in top shape, it can be dried in the tumble dryer on a low heat or air-dried.
  • Storing: Your waffle dressing gown deserves a cosy home—a cool, dry place is perfect. Keep it away from damp corners to ward off any unwelcome mildew. If it's taking a break from pampering you, a garment bag or a cedar chest will keep it safe from dust and moths.

And remember, no ironing—it's just not your waffle dressing gown's thing.

With these simple care tips, you can keep your waffle dressing gown soft, absorbent, and looking its best for years to come.


Where to buy waffle dressing gowns


Waffle dressing gowns are a luxurious and practical addition to any home, and can be found at a variety of retailers. Tielle is the leading supplier of bath robes to the world’s finest hotels and luxury spas, and offers a wide range of waffle dressing gowns in different materials, weights, and colours.

When you're on the hunt for the perfect waffle dressing gown, here's a tip: think about the weight and thickness of the waffle weave, and the fabric it's crafted from. You'll find a spectrum, from light and breezy to sumptuously thick. And the fabric? That's the secret to finding the right balance of absorbency and breathability.

And when it comes to the finer details, think about the extras—hoods, pockets, and belts. With such a variety of waffle dressing gowns to choose from, you're bound to find the perfect one to meet your needs.


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