What to Wear to A Spa

Maybe you have lucked out and your boyfirend has given you a gift certificate to a spa!  Does a spa have a dress code?  Is there a reason why women always wear white to a spa? Perhaps it is because the color is reminiscent of the long robes that were worn by ancient Greek and Roman royalty as they luxuriated in their stone baths and salt water springs.



A popular type of spa apparel is the spa robe, which is often called either a Turkish Robe or a Japanese Kimono style robe. Despite the name the design of these is basically the same except that the Turkish robe style may have a rolled collar and the Japanese style robe may have no collar at all along with wider wizard type sleeves. Both types are made of a towel like material for wicking moisture off of the skin.




The best sparobe for women has a high thread count and is thick enough to be absorbent but not so thick that it leaves lint on the skin. In fact spa apparel feels best on the skin if it is a little lighter and rougher in texture than if it is soft.  You can buy very soft and plush spa apparel but many women also find this type of robe or towel to be too hot to stay in for  too long.  The robe should be a bit thin and made of a very high quality cotton.



The sexiest spa apparel is simply a towel that has a Velcro strip or button attached to the top so that you can simply wrap it around yourself without having to worry about exposing too much flesh. People love these types of spa wraps because they allow you to air out the skin without having to be completely naked. They also come in different lengths from those that just graze the hips to those that  reach the ankles.



You can get spa apparel in other colors besides white with the hippest and trendiest colors lately being brown or a combination of brown or white. Perhaps the least fashionable spa robes and other types of spa apparel are those that come in colors such as pink or purple. Sometimes these more old fashioned and thickly piled spa robes are more reminiscent of bath mats than glamorous spa wear.  Spend a few dollars more and get something glamourous.