Are Robes Getting More Popular? – (2022 Study)

In the past 3 months, we did a lot of public interviews and researched many sources that will let us decide if bathrobes and regular robes are getting more popular. Because that is the question that makes some of us confused, it is hard to give a certain answer to this question.

So we as a team of people who are involved in helping others in terms of comfort and coziness of your own home, are glad to give you the answer that will be satisfying for all people. But let’s get back to the beginning to help you understand what was our main motivation to even start this case study.

Our team recently decided to do something that will make us all proud of our work, so we spend a few days thinking about what should we write about to make our audience more informed about the topic that we all here enjoy which is helping others in making their lives more comfortable. We love when our guides can help other people because we know that it will reach even future generations.

So we decided to ask people who are involved in studying home comfort because they are most likely going to help us create a great informative case study based on a certain question which is “Are robes getting more popular?”. We even decided to visit a few popular places in Chicago that specialized in making people’s homes more comfortable, also recently we have visited some crowded places in Seattle to ask some of our questions.

We even asked people who we have met in popular city parks of New York to make our data more accurate. It has been a long month for us and we had to split many tasks just to create this article, so hope that it will give you the information that you are looking for.

That’s why here in this article, we will gather all of the information that we have gathered from people and also what we were able to find all over the internet about robes’ popularity, and also about bathrobes’ popularity. We also involved some minor communities related to the “home comfort” topic to make our statistics more clear, so we are all set, and let’s decide once and for all if robes are getting more popular. We will get into the details later down in the text.

What do people say about the robe’s popularity?

A lot of people seek comfort and even people who want to spend time comfortable wearing a robe think that it is growing in popularity, but is that true? We did some research all over the internet to find out what people are saying about those topics. Here are some most frequent reasons that people provide when answering the question “What do people say about robes’ popularity“:

  • Robes can make you feel warm
  • There is nothing more fluffy to wear at home than a bathrobe
  • Robes can replace your ordinary pajama
  • Robes make you look elegant

Those answers above are mostly right, but sometimes they miss a few important facts, but we will talk about it later on. Sometimes robes can have disadvantages to the user that you should be aware of. Let’s try to describe shortly why people do say that.

A lot of people who have robes and wear them very often, look at this topic only from one side, without looking at the problems that wearing a robe has. For example, looking elegant is only a subjective opinion, and everyone else can think that your dressing is the opposite of elegant. Also, robes can make you feel too warm, especially in the summer when the temperature rises, which means that people who said that it is positive tough only about specific periods of time.

Before speaking about specific numbers we have to go back to the past to find out what’s the true origin of robes to let ourselves understand the graphs that we will show you after that.

What is the origin of robes?

The robe is an ancient term with many meanings. The robe has been worn as a sign of authority, as a protective covering, and as a symbol of spiritual enlightenment. The robe’s origins are lost in the mists of time, but it is believed that the first robes were created from the fur that ancient people got from animals.

Animal fur was often worn by ancient hunters and ancient warriors to protect them from the elements. Over time, the robe evolved into a more refined garment made from cloth or wool.

The robe has been an important part of many cultures throughout history. In China, for example, robes have been worn by emperors and court officials for centuries. Robes are also popular in India where they are often worn by religious leaders and monks. The robe has also played a significant role in European history.

Do people use Google to search for robes?

How can we decide if something is getting popular without checking it on Google? It is the fastest way to get the most relevant data about what’s currently trending all around the world and that’s what we are going to do here, also we will check the search results for the United States as it is our audience main place of living.

In 2022 Google is one of the best sources of information, and that’s why we decided to spend a lot of time debating the data from Google Trends. Just typing into Google “Are robes still popular?” can give you mixed opinions about this, that’s why the Google team created something called Google trends where you can check how popular a certain term was in the past, and here we will compare it with our data later on.

Data was gathered only from the beginning of 2004 up to the day where this article is created and we have no further data about the exact term “robes”, so we will base our analysis only on the past 18 years. Internet is a great thing but the data from search engines was collected not that long ago. Also, you have to be aware that the internet is still a pretty new invention. Here below we put a graph from Google trends that show you how the exact term “robes” was searched by people for almost 20 years.

robes getting more popular - Google Trends
robes getting more popular – Google Trends

The above graph is based not only on a single word “robes” but on every search term that involves this single word. It can be a bit confusing so we will provide you with an example. So when an ordinary user types in the search bar the term “Is my robe better than pajama?” it also counts as a single hit for the term “robe”. That’s a very simplified example but it gives us the overall idea of how it works.

We can see on the graph that the trendline is slowly going downward, but that downward trend started only recently in 2017, but before that, we had about 10 years or more of a flat trendline. We could even see the highest historical peak in 2005, even though it is not a lot higher than it was in any other years. There was also a similar peak in 2011.

If we would be able to look further into the past then this graph could be even lower, according to the average from 2004, and 2005. The trendline is slowly going down, but we can notice small periods of time when the trend is going up, and that’s in most cases colder days of the year.

We can expect the trendline to continue going downwards, which means that this term is slowly getting less attention from people, but don’t lose hope yet, because we have something positive later on. It is worth mentioning that this chart is based on worldwide searches and not only in the US.

robe - Google Trends
robe – Google Trends

Here is a trend that counts for the term “robe” which is a lot wider term because it counts in the word “robes” because every abstraction of the word “robes” counts into the statistics. As you can see this chart is going upward every single year with a small exception of 2020, but except for this single year, the chart is going up.

In our own opinion, this chart is more important than the chart based on the term “robes”, because it involves a lot more potential phrase construction, and to prove that below is a chart that compares those two search terms.

robe vs robes - Google Trend
robe vs robes – Google Trend

Let’s move forward and talk about something similar to a robe… and that is a “bathrobe”. Here is also a graph that represents the term “bathrobe” which is often used for similar searches to “robes”, but in reality, those are totally separated things, as we have talked about here in this article “What Is Better, Robe Or Pajama? – (Make Your Sleep Deeper)“.

bathrobes - Google Trends
bathrobes – Google Trends

Bathrobes peaked in 2005, but as we can see there are very high peaks every single year in December near Christmas because people at this time look for potential gifts for their families and friends and bathrobes are definitely great for that. Overall the trend of “bathrobes” is slowly going downwards for worldwide searches.

The above charts are based on the whole world searches and not only on the US. If we compare them we can easily see that the term “robes” looks similar for the US searches and worldwide searches.

robes getting more popular in The United States - Google Trends
robes getting more popular in The United States – Google Trends

Here is a trend line based on only the US searches and as we can see it is slowly going upwards since 2016. The above charts are representing the words “robe” and “bathrobe” and they are very similar for The US searches. For most of us reading this article it is great that people from the whole world are starting to see some positive aspects of wearing robes.

Do people think that robes are getting less attention in 2022?

We did not limit ourselves to the work of other people and that’s why we also added a poll with specific questions to our site for a couple of weeks, and we did that to ask our audience about this topic. Here we will put specific questions that we have asked in our poll and percentages of specific answers to compare all the data.

Unfortunately, the poll is no longer available, so you can’t participate because we gathered all the data that we needed for this article, and instead, we have placed a new poll for another study, so if you would like to help us out then check out the current poll in the meantime, but more on that in the future. Let’s get back to “popularity” questions about robes.

Our viewers are often experienced in terms of making their homes more comfortable, and also most of them have a robe in their bathroom, and that’s why it is perfect to answer those questions. We did ask 4 questions. The first question was “How old are you?“, to let ourselves compare it with others.

The second question was “Do you think that robes are getting more popular?“. A simple question to get us the information about a person’s opinion about the popularity, to get more details about the person who is answering.

The third and fourth questions are connected with each other because they provide us with information on the most important numbers to compare, so they were as follows “How many robes did you buy in the last 2 years?“, and “Does your friend have any robes?”.

Here is the table with comparisons of our data, we have split it based on the experience of a certain group of people. And also we have rounded the numbers in it to don’t get our audience too confused while they were answering those questions.

How old are you?Do you think that robes are getting more popular?How many robes did you buy in the last 2 years?Does your friend have any robes?
Less than 18 years oldRobes are getting less popular0No
18 – 24 years oldRobes are getting less popularAround 1No
25 – 34 years oldRobes are getting less popularAround 1Yes
35 – 44 years oldRobes are getting more popularAround 3Yes
45 – 54 years oldRobes are getting more popularAround 3Yes
55 years old and moreRobes are getting more popularAround 1Yes
robes popularity poll

As you can see in the table above we have the data gathered from people with rounded answers. After many days of diagnosing the data, we have come to the following conclusions.

The first thing that is very clear is that people who are younger said that robes are getting less popular, but why is that? It is strictly correlated with the number of robes that they have. You can easily notice that people who are below 34 years old are less likely to have a robe in their home.

People who have more robes are more likely to say that robes getting more popular. Also, that group of people is on average older than people who say otherwise. Another correlation is that people who have robes do know other people with similar preferences of having at least one robe.

Another conclusion is that people above 35 years old tend to have more robes in their bathrooms but why do people above 55 years old have on average only one? The answer is pretty simple. People above 55 years old are on average less wealthy than people who are younger because they have a higher monthly income. Remember that it is said on average. There are plenty of people who are above and below that.

Let’s summarize this up – Are Robes Getting More Popular?

The answer is not that simple but let’s draw some conclusions at the end, by connecting the dots that we have pointed out above. Here are the most important factors that we will base our summary on:

  • What Google Trends graph looks like for the past 18 years
  • Our own poll added to our site about robes
  • What people tend to say on the internet forums and in community groups

The most important here in our opinion is Google’s data because it is based on the largest amount of people from all over the internet. We also did separate calculations based on the US traffic. But overall robes getting more popular each year is a fact. It was proven by Google’s data, and also by our poll. Even people’s opinions on the internet are very positive about its future.

The speed of the uptrend looks very healthy, especially on the charts based on the US traffic, and it doesn’t seem to stop growing in the next year. No one can be 100% sure what the future will show us. But robes are not going to vanish away just like that because people used them even in ancient times and we bet that this trend will continue in the future. It won’t change in the future that easily.

Technology shows us what is starting to grow in popularity, due to the influencers that we are watching every single day on apps like TikTok, Instagram, and many more. Maybe one of the future influencers will make it even more famous than it is today because in 2022 a lot of trends are driven by influencers from TikTok, Instagram, and many more different social media.

It’s important to acknowledge that many people prefer to have to wear something comfortable while they are staying home, and there is nothing wrong with it. So if you prefer to wear a robe or even a bathrobe all day then we have a great article about it, to make it more comfortable and healthy for you “Should You Wear A Robe All Day? – (Is This Normal?)“.

We hope that now you are able to answer the question from the article’s topic “Are robes getting more popular?” based on our study, if you have any questions then put them in the comments section down below the article, and we will try to answer all of them.

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