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Robes have long been used for multiple functions throughout history. The word “robe” is derived from the French term meaning “a woman’s dress,” and “charmeuse” meaning female charmer. The beauty of the robe is that it has evolved throughout the years.
As far back as the early 1700s, a robe was an item of clothing made typically of a rich brocade or silk and was used worn during morning ablutions or in the evening for relaxing when typical clothing was just too restricting.
Traditional silk, embroidered, robes were once a signifier of wealth, prosperity, and lineage worn by dynasties. These beautiful, intricate pieces were a large factor regarding one’s place in society.
By the mid 1800s women got a respite and began to wear dressing gowns and robes, a break from their tightly laced corsets and suchlike. Robes made of brocade or silk quite richly adorned, they wore robes and dressing gowns with undergarments at breakfast, for bathing in the sea, and generally relaxing.