Bob Mackie's Fleece Zip Front Loungewear
Metal Zipper Cheap, Got 2 Wears Only
Wouldn't buy at Clearance price. Bought Red and Black & let 30-day return expire on too-stiff & heavy material because color/embroidery so pretty. Discovered a pocket bottom was caught and had been sewn-in with a seam. Major sadness was two zips, then zipper broken on Red one. Pretty, not functional.
Black house coat
It picks up everything (black). Disgusting. The front is bundlesome.It wads up in my lap when I sit down. It is warm, but very bad buy for me.
Elegant, Warm, Beautiful
I had the good fortune to find this robe in black only on a Lunchtime special and its a Bob Mackie! I ordered quickly. Asked my sister, who was staying with me at the time, if she wanted one ~ ordered her's. I opened mine immediately and hers I was going to take to her as she was in the hospital when they arrived, she never even got to see her's. Packaged very well, folded w/hanger and beautiful. I don't find it to be heavy, I want a robe that I can wear outside when its freezing cold and I have to let my dog out before bedtime. Its warm and cozy, as well as appropriate to wear if guests are around. Especially for me now. 30.dec 2011 my Mom passed away, 08.nov 2013 my only sister & sibling passed away, so being comfortable, yet well attired and cozy is exactly what I need.
If you want an elegant, warm robe to lounge around in, I don't think you will be disappointed.
I ordered 9 robes from Mr. Mackie's line and this is the only one I didn't fall in love with. I could get the black in my size and it is thicker than any other robe I've worn. The fabric is not fleece like a sweatshirt, it has a funny poly feel and also smells strange. I will be careful to never order this 100% polyester fabric again. The other robes were fantastic and very flattering!
VERY WARM, heavier than expected, but, keeping it
Zipper pull: My zipper pull was not tarnished as others have noted.
Sizing: My normal size medium fits fine. I'm 5'5" so the length is just above my ankles, which is fine. Sleeves too long, but I always have that problem (short arms), sleeves rolled up fine.
Fabric: Not what I was expecting for "fleece". Definitely a heavier fleece, not as soft, cozy, cuddly, as I expected fleece to be. More like a fleece blanket. :) However, I keep the heat way down to save on utility bills, so, it works for me on colder days to wear over my PJ's. Don't think the fleece is soft enough to want to wear it alone out of the shower.
Other: Arrived with a chemical odor. Washed up well and the odor was gone. Didn't make it any softer though, if at all. Maybe after a few more washes . . .
It has pockets, yeah! However, if you wear the robe open, the pockets tend to stick out and show. Think I can fix that by tacking them down with a few stitches. Not an issue if you wear it zipped. .
Note that I bought the black as a lunch time special for a bit less than the current clearance price.. At original full price I probably would have sent it back as not being of a quality commensurate with the price.
P.S. The embroidery decoration is very nice. For my purposes, wearing this pretty robe is a step up from wearing a jacket in my chilly house, LOL. .Hope this helps others decide.
Comfy Cozy Robe
I ordered this in black, in large and its just lovely. The only issue I had with it as others have stated is the tarnished zipper. Tried to use a silver polishing cloth but that didn't brighten it up. However, the robe itself and the detailed embroidery is quality that for the price, I couldn't say no. The zipper pull wasn't a dealbreaker for me.
Beautiful Warm Robe
I ordered this robe in black in large. I am 5'4 and the length is perfect. The robe is
nice and roomy. I do not like a bathrobe that is tight fitting. I like the zip up front. Those
are the only kind I wear. It is well made and has beautiful designs on the front. It is
definitely a quality robe and not cheap. It is warm; but I wanted a warm robe to
wear in the mornings and evenings before bed as our only source of heat is a wood
stove. Here in the Pacific NW, the fall, winter, and early spring mornings are very
chilly. The robe came with a packet of extra decorative beads in case some are lost
in the wash. I will certainly take care of this robe as it is truly beautiful.
I have this robe in three colors, black, red, and pink. Each one is more beautiful than the others. The embroidery is stunning, the fabric is warm, the colors are great. It is s a perfect winter robe in PA. If there were more colors available, I would buy more! This an excellent buy on a clearance price.
So well made!
This is gorge! So well made..stand up collar optional... true to size....too heavy just yet but will be perfect for our Jersey winters. Perfect to host breakfast for visiting guests... not thin at all. Bob Mackie is the best!!!!
Purchased for christmas gift. Very disapointed, zipper and zipper pull were tarnished. I'm sure this robe was not sent to QVC in this condition from Bob Mackie. I'm concerned related to QVC's Quality processes to send a defected garment from a high level designer to a customer.
Beautiful Fabric but Tarnished Zipper
I was really shocked and disappointed at the cheap, tarnished, metal zipper on this otherwise gorgeous robe! My husband walked in as I had opened it up and we both admired the stitching, the little pearls, and I love the rich red color. The sizing is perfect for me. What we BOTH were shocked at was going from all of that (which deserves 5 stars!) to the cheap and badly tarnished metal zipper pull! It put me in a real dilemma. I loved everything but that. So I am keeping it. And it IS a nice, thick, and warm robe. I live in MO and don't dread winter with this in my closet ready for those freezing evenings. But I sure am disappointed that BM would 'tarnish' his own reputation by skimping on the zipper. Even a plastic one would have been better. Just seems to be a weird disconnect. Oh well.
It is a warm, winter robe, and It's cat proof. My cat likes to knead,. She can't pull the threads on this robe. After reading the reviews I ordered up a size to get more room in the hip area. I am 5'5'' and 117 pounds. I could have worn the XS, but like the extra room in the S.