When I’m out in public, I’m a big fan of putting my best foot forward. For example, my summer wardrobe is usually a sundress. And of course high heels. However, when it comes to at home style, I’m all about that loungewear life! A few months ago, I wrote about my love for the SKIMS Bandeau Bra. (You can check out that full review here.) I’ve also written about how much I love my Ugg Duffield Robe. But now that it’s so hot outside, my beloved Ugg robe is sometimes a bit much. So when I heard SKIMS was launching a Summer Sleep line designed with softer, cooler fabrics for the summer months, I knew I had to try the SKIMS Summer Sleep robe.
Usually, I love shopping online. However, there are two things I hate about online shopping. 1. You have no idea of the quality/fit of your items. 2. Paying for shipping. So when I ordered my SKIMS Summer Sleep Robe, I also picked up another bandeau bra! I already have the bandeau in black, but I’ve been wanting one in my skin tone in my correct size. But they never came back in stock at Nordstrom. And I hate paying for shipping. So by ordering the bandeau with the robe, I didn’t have to pay for shipping. Yay! Although, I will say, the SKIMS shipping was crazy fast. I placed my order on Tuesday, it shipped on Wednesday, and it arrived on Friday.
Now for the quality/fit dilemma… When you order online, you never know what you’re going to get. However, since I had already ordered a few SKIMS pieces from Nordstrom, I had a slight idea of what to expect. I got my robe in an XS, since I preferred the bandeau in an XS. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t too tight, or too open in the front. If I wanted an even more casual fit, I probably could have ordered a S, but I’m definitely glad I didn’t go any smaller. The fabric is so light and soft. I was honestly surprised when I put it on for the first time. It’s so light it almost doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a robe at all. And it’s softer than any t-shirt (or even sheets) I’ve ever owned.
As for the style of the robe, I would describe the cut as “girl fit”. (Like you know how some t-shirts are just plain ol’ boxy t-shirts you’d get as a promotional shirt or like for a sorority or kickball team event, and then others are more cute and fitted and flattering. I call the latter style “girl fit”.) This robe is very flattering and a bit fitted, without being clingy. I’m about 5’2″ and the length is great. It hits about an inch or two above my knee. Plus it has pockets! And when I put my phone in the pocket, it doesn’t strain, stretch, or sag the robe. Which is awesome.
Not only do I have my beloved Ugg robe, but I also have several satin robes from Nordstrom and Victoria’s Secret for the warmer months. But all of my satin robes have a bit more of a “loose” fit and bell sleeves. On the contrary, this SKIMS robe has straight sleeves. Which I really love. Mostly because I haven’t gotten my sleeve caught on a chair or door handle yet!
Although this robe is a bit expensive ($78), it is super comfortable and really great quality. Unfortunately right now it only comes in black and gray. But I really hope they launch more colors in the future. I think a light blue or blush would be so pretty. This robe is so light weight and comfortable, and easy to wear over pjs or loungewear. Plus it rolls up super tiny, making it really easy to pack. I don’t know about you, but I love bringing a robe with me when I travel. It’s just so nice to have some of my favorite little comforts from home.
Overall Ranking (out of 5) –
SKIMS Summer Sleep Robe – 4.5 – It’s a bit expensive and only comes in two colors. But it’s so incredibly soft and comfortable. It’s lightweight, easy to pack, and has pockets!
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