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Why Everyone Needs A Going-Out Robe

There's a reason why Kardashian, Jenner, Hadid & Co. love it so much. It is like the lazy-day equivalent of a leather jacket.

If there ever was an official dictionary definition of the going-out robe, we imagine that it’ll read like this:

Going-Out Robe [/ˈɡəʊɪŋ aʊt rəʊb/]: A type of outerwear, typically long in length and made of lightweight materials like cotton or silk. Borrows its appearance from the bedroom robe. Notable wearers include Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

Last week, we talked about the rise of the unserious trends, the idea that outward comfort and ease are the new cool. Think hoodies, t-shirts you have lying around for far too long, jeans that probably belonged to you mum at one point, armpit bags and actual pajamas. Like, those striped ones meant for the bedroom, except not anymore. Street style has never been or looked more effortless.

Another unserious trend to add to the list? The going-out robe, favoured by the likes of Kardashian, Jenner, Hadid & Co. The appeal is obvious. Don’t feel like dressing up today but still want to look like you tried? Throw on a going-out robe to hide it. The derrière region not looking up to par? Throw on a going-out robe to hide it. Got a huge gravy stain on your favourite jeans but you just have to wear it out? Throw on a going-out robe to hide it. You see what we’re getting at?

To really understand just how versatile the going-out robe is, just look at Kendall Jenner. The girl wears it with sweatpants, gym tights, next-to-nothing slips, leather pants, jeans etc. Is there anything that the going-out robe doesn’t go with? No, the answer is no. With cooler days coming just around the corner, we cannot think of a better reason and season than now to start stocking up. (We like thisthis, this and this, but for more wallet-friendly alternatives, there are this, this and this.)


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