The $98 Premium Silk Robe
- Material: 90% premium silk & 10% spandex for a beautiful satiny silk finish with a 4 way stretch for comfort.
- Weight: beautiful hand-feel weight of 25 mm
- Details: hanging hook and inner ties
- Care: dry clean
- Origin: China
Luxurious, thick and feather-light Chinese silk. This indulgent silk robe is the perfect piece after a warm bubble bath.
To preserve the natural and luxurious qualities of this material, we recommend that you only dry-clean this garment.
So I just wrote a review for this product a few hours ago ("Not 100% Silk). Not only did they respond here, but the Head of Product Sourcing wrote me an email asking for more feedback and apologizing for the website copy oversight. They changed the error on the website immediately regarding the fabric composition, had a good reason for having chosen the composition they did, and on top of that she (three cheers for lady leaders), and everyone with whom I have interacted there since have truly been the most kind, authentic people I've had the pleasure of dealing with at a brand in...possibly ever. I definitely had the fear when I first wrote that last review and saw the fabric composition difference that someone was trying to take me for a ride, because well...many companies out there are trying to do that, and I was feeling a bit peeved and cynical. I wasn't even sure they would allow the review to be posted. But if they can so quickly admit their own mistakes and be so understanding of a customer even after a slightly testy review, I at least want to leave a more even-headed response here (they did not ask me to do so). So the chilled out / unemotional version of my last review: Pros -- unique shirt-tail hem, good length (long body, shorter sleeves that don't get in stuff), good hand-feel on the fabric (I have now been talked into / educated on the beauty of spandex silk), nice color. Cons -- no hook on neck so could possibly stretch fabric if you hand it, no internal ties so very hard to keep closed. I'm still returning it because the internal ties are just an essential for me as I tend to use robes as a post-shower thing (not open) and it just didn't quite deliver. That said, while the product isn't quite what I had expected, it does seem very much like this is a company out to grow and improve in word and deed, be transparent, and take care of their customers. I'm interested in seeing how they keep getting there and they took me from a maybe-not-again customer to a definitely-yes-another-try customer in the space of a few hours. Other review readers -- make of that what you will, but that's no small thing in my book.
I am so impressed by the quality of this robe. I have been eyeing the Lunya silk robe but find this to be so much better overall (better fit, more classic lines). I am 5'2", 105 lbs and was concerned this would be too big on me - but it drapes so beautifully that it's just perfect. It falls right under the knees on me, and it super light without being see-through. The color is also very unique and it goes with pretty much anything (if you do at all want to wear anything else with the robe). I love this piece so much - it's like being wrapped in a luxurious cloud!
Honestly, the feel of the silk is fabulous. The silk and spandex blend gives it a gorgeous airy feel, and you can float around in it like some silken sleep fairy. It feels so nice on the skin. But ultimately, the construction isn’t that great. It seems they’ve added ties on the inside, which is a wonderful touch, but there were loose threads everywhere, both inside and out, and most frequently in the middle of the seam. One loose thread, I don’t mind, but there were several on this one. Fit-wise it’s not my favorite, either— it’s personal preference, but it doesn’t do anything for me when I’m not cutely posed like the model is. Despite these, I’d still really want to keep it, but the thing that has me considering returning it is that I didn’t realize this silk robe was not part of Last Brand’s washable silk collection— even though at the top of their “Silk” category on the site the banner says “100% premium washable silk,” apparently that doesn’t apply to everything in the silk category itself, as the tag on the robe says “Dry Clean Only.” The listing for the robe also doesn’t specify the care instructions. I don’t like spending $100 on something that I would want to wear in the mornings, which involves plenty of potential for spills or stains, and not be able to wash it. If I keep it, I’ll hardly want to wear it at all, and that’s not living my best life.
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I really, really wanted to like Last Brand. I was hoping they might fill the void Everlane is leaving as they become more and more like every other retailer. However they fall a little short of the quality they promise -- the items are cheaper, but you pay for that in design, fit, and production quality. This robe says its 100% silk, but on the tag in the robe it says 90% silk, 10% spandex -- that's a pretty big difference. Also not sure why you need to add spandex to a silk robe -- it fits large and silk has a bit of its own natural elasticity. The fabric and color are nice, though there's nothing to hang the robe on at the collar which is unfortunate. The robe has a bit of a shirt-tail shape in the front and back which I like. I'd probably keep it for the price except that there are no internal ties. It's nigh impossible to keep it closed. It would have been such an easy addition. Just a bit disappointed.
Hi Rachel - This is Becky, Head of Product Sourcing at Lastbrand. First of all - thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate that you gave Lastbrand a shot and also took the time to share your valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear that our silk robe fell short of your expectations. Regarding the fabric content - it is indeed 90% silk and 10% spandex. We made an error with the on-site copy which I have corrected. The spandex is added to give the fabric a 4-way stretch allowing for more comfort and ease of movement. One of our vendors was using this fabric for a very high-end brand's robe and we totally fell for the soft hand, color and slight stretch so decided to use it as well. Your other comments are super helpful - again - thank you! In fact, we are about to make another production run on the robe and will be sure to ask the factory to add those details. Please let us know how we can make this right for you. We would be happy to send you a return label for the robe. We hope you will give us another shot to earn back your business! If you are interested in the new and improved robe - we can let you know when that will be available for purchase (probably around the end of March). Please feel free to reach out for anything further.