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There’s a costly and time-consuming mistake many brides make, but you might not think it’s a big deal until it happens to you. The good news is, you can avoid this mistake with three words: wear a robe! Sounds easy enough, yes? Find out why these bride & bridesmaids robes are a no-brainer for the morning of the wedding. Plus. we’re chatting with the lovely Kate of Modern Kimono Robes to talk about her beautiful business behind-the-scenes: how she got started, what makes her bridesmaids robes so unique, and who inspires her most. Plus, see her best bridesmaids robes from the collection. Enjoy!
Bride & Bridesmaids Robes
Hey, loves! Emma here. So, this question came to mind the other day and I wanted to ask you: what are you and your bridesmaids planning on wearing the morning of the wedding?
I know, probably not your top priority right now. You have like, thousands of things on your plate (you know, like finding the wedding dress of your dreams, figuring out how to cut costs, and how to handle guests who don’t RSVP) and the last thing you are probably thinking about is what to wear while getting ready before the wedding.
But that’s precisely why I’m asking you about it now, to give you time to mull it over.
You see, many brides wait until the very last minute to throw together a bag of getting ready accoutrements (a tee shirt, sweats, undergarments, these for your shoes, a rock-solid playlist, champagne, deodorant, etc). And then the big day arrives and you’re strollin’ in to the salon with your squad, coffees in hand, decked out in comfy sweats and a trusty tee shirt or tank top. And you’re positively slaying it, but you’re forgetting one very important thing.
Everything at the salon is going good — great, even — ’cause your hair and makeup is on point. The playlist you planned is rockin’, champagne is poppin’, and even your deodorant is keeping that stinky pre-wedding jittery sweat at bay. You got this. And then… uh-oh, it happens.
Your stylist hands you the mirror so you can take a closer look. Your makeup is flawless. Your hairstyle looks even better than the Pinterest photo you texted her a few weeks back. You’ve never looked so gorgeous, tbh.
And then you go to change into your wedding dress and you tug on that trusty tee shirt to pull it over your head and everything comes undone. Your makeup just seconds ago was contoured like a Kardashian, and now it is smudged; your eyebrows are most certainly not on fleek and your beloved darkest black mascara is now lining your wedding dress. And no matter how hard you attempt to sashay your way out of that t-shirt, your updo is getting all messed up.
Now, it’s fixable, of course — but you’ll need to use makeup remover, wash your face, moisturize, re-apply your makeup: the whole sha-bang. And your hair probably needs another dousing of hairspray and a dozen pins to be tamed… and you have bridesmaids waiting to get their hair and makeup done and your photographer will be here any minute.
Should’ve worn a wedding robe!
A wedding robe is such an easy thing to tick off your list, especially when you have Kate on your side. With extra lengths for taller gals (like me, 5’11”!), a size chart for the perfect fit, and many beautiful patterns to choose from, there’s every reason to add bridesmaids robes to your list of wedding-day must have’s.
Bridesmaids robes make great gifts, too. These robes are competitively priced and, since they’re higher quality than some others, you’ll find the price fair and the quality exceptional. You’ll be giving bridesmaids robes as gifts to your girls to say thanks for being a part of your special day; they’ll have a robe they can get ready in for date nights, girls’ nights on the town, or lounging around at home. If you’re concerned about sizing for your bridesmaids robes, rest easy: Kate understands that one size does not necessarily fit all! She has an awesome size chart and can work with you on size recommendations if you have any questions. You want your bridesmaids robes to fit perfectly, so she’ll help you out.
Bridesmaids robes are easy to remove with a simple tie around the waist, so you’ll no longer worry about getting your hair and makeup messed up when changing into your dress. It’s so easy and accessible to get them in a bulk order — we’re sort of wondering why all brides and bridesmaids don’t have robes already packed and ready to go for the big day.
Now that you know why bride & bridesmaids robes are all the rage, i.e. they’ll save you a boatload of stress and hassle, it’s time to get some bridesmaids robe inspiration by way of Kate from Modern Kimono Robes. She’s one of the sweetest people to work with and obviously, as you can see on these photo examples, she is an incredible bride and bridesmaids robes designer. Today we’re bringing you behind the scenes as we interview Kate in our latest Behind-the-Scenes series and tell you how Kate launched her successful robe business, why she loves working with brides, and tell you who inspires her. And along the way, we’re sharing the best bride & bridesmaids robes from her collection so you can go ahead and order a bunch of bridesmaids robes and finally cross another thing off your list.
Ready to get started? On to the interview!
Bride & Bridesmaids Robes by Modern Kimono Robes
When and where did you begin your business?
“Modern Kimono Robes began in 2012. We’re based in San Francisco, California.”
How did you start Modern Kimono Robes?
“A couple of years ago, when my teenage son started bringing home his high school friends late at night (and a plethora of other light bulb moments – like when my wrapped towel kept falling down when I lifted my arms to blow dry my hair), I realized that I didn’t have an appropriate robe that I loved to wear. I didn’t want to wear those heavy terry cloth robes and didn’t want to put on that very, very thoughtful present that my husband gave me (the slinky robe only to be worn in the bedroom), so I decided to design a modern, sophisticated, functional kimono style robe. First thought. A rounded, elegant flattering neckline as opposed to the traditional band that goes high up on your neck. I also designed the 3/4 kimono sleeves just to hit a little below the elbow so you still have the beautiful kimono sleeve effect but don’t get in your way while moving around the house. No more rolling/pushing up your sleeves so they don’t get wet! I only sew my robes with 100% premium designer cotton so they feel soft every time you put them on and they will last you a lifetime.”
“I love to share my feedback from my customers. Here is a recent email I received from one of my fabulous brides:
‘The robes were a huge hit at my wedding. My bridesmaids and I range from 4’9″ to 6’1″ and from size 0 to 14. I cannot thank you enough for making these fit each woman perfectly. I have loved wearing it ever since, the cotton is so soft, the fit is just perfect – modest yet modern, practical yet luxurious. We got many lovely gifts for our wedding, but honestly, the one I got myself is one of my favorites!'”
Tell us more about your product line.
“Our products feature six major points:
1. 100% Premium Designer Cotton (think high thread count sheets)
2. Custom cut and sewn to your order so if anyone is on the taller or shorter side, not a problem at all! We tailor each robe to your specifications.
3. Each robe is wrapped with a grosgrain ribbon and personalized hang tag with your bridesmaid’s name on it.
4. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, CA.
5. In the works with a pattern maker now to add a pajama set to our collection.
6. Have super cute boxer shorts that many of my girls are wearing as street wear.”
When is your favorite time of day to design?
Who inspires you most?
“My husband and kids.”
Tell us your best-selling product right now.
“Teal Sweet Sophia (named after my eldest daughter).”
What is your best wedding advice in ten words or less?
“Be honest, be patient, be kind.”
Thanks for chatting with us, Kate!
Are you planning on wearing a wedding robe while getting ready? Tell us below in the comments section!
Your robes are really pretty but why are all your models white women? I’m not being critical, just wondering if there was a reason. You need to get some women of color in you advertising.
I received one of these robes as a bridesmaid and they were a huge hit!! The bride let us pick out the color we wanted best, all the same design. I still wear mine all the time. Amazing material, soft and lightweight. Great article!
These robes are such a genius idea! thank you for sharing.
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