This robe was provided by Trashy Diva for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was extra excited when this review opportunity came through, because I’m a huge fan of Trashy Diva’s dresses and own a ton of them. Somehow though, I’d never gotten around to trying any of their lingerie options. I’d never even set foot in their lingerie boutique despite living close by.
If you’re unfamiliar with Trashy Diva, they’re a vintage reproduction clothing line out of New Orleans. Unlike some reproduction lines that focus on modern patterns and shapes, Trashy Diva tries to get as close to the classics as possible. They’ve taken this philosophy and applied it to some lingerie pieces recently, most notably this Flapper Robe that captures the 1920′s perfectly.
Since I live in the same city as the Trashy Diva stores, I got to actually try on several sizes of the robe before I picked the size for my sample. All of them are cut generously and as a 12/14 I fit both the medium and the large. I ended up going with the large so I could have more coverage over my chest, but I would have been happy with the medium as well. If you’re planning to wear this as an outerwear piece I’d size down, while those planning to wear it as lounge piece or as a dressing gown should pick the larger size.
This robe has tons of lovely details that make it truly special. The floral embroidery is bright gold and absolutely stunning, while the fringe is decadent and lots of fun. I love how the embroidery goes all the way around, including to the back of the robe. It’s that kind of detail that adds an extra dash of luxury to the Flapper Robe.
Since I work from home, I gave this robe a full try out – I wore it for an entire work day to see if it would be comfortable as well as pretty. I’m happy to report that it’s comfortable and beautiful, which can be hard to find in the lingerie world. The robe is made from featherlight rayon, which makes it great for hot weather even though it has long sleeves. The sleeves can also be cuffed to make them shorter, which is nice if you’re making tea or doing something that you’re afraid will get your robe dirty.
Speaking of cleaning, I did not do a wash test on this robe like I do on all of my other review pieces. The robe is labeled dry clean only and if my experience with Trashy Diva dresses holds true then they really mean it. That said, you can spot clean this rayon easily with a little soap and water, so it’s not a disaster if you spill some coffee on it. I’ve tried this and none of the colors ran, but I wouldn’t dunk it water to handwash it without at least doing a spot test on the embroidery and the black rayon.
This robe is incredibly comfortable and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants a 1920′s style lingerie piece that can actually stand up to lounging around the house. This robe is beautiful and striking, but it can also make it through Sunday brunch and the occasional dog cuddle. I really hope Trashy Diva produces more lingerie like this, as I’d absolutely buy more.