When the term “flannel” comes to mind, most people think of pajamas and plaid shirts. However, did you know that yukatas also come in flannel? Originally from Japan, the flannel yukata is made of cotton or soft synthetics and serves as a versatile garment suitable for any casual occasion. What started as a bathrobe has now become a common sight both at home and on the streets. Traditionally, yukatas have no lining and are intended for warm weather use. However, some of our yukatas have a gauze lining, providing a bit more warmth for relaxing on chilly nights.
Bathrobes: The yukata’s original purpose was as a garment to wear after bathing. Just like terrycloth robes, yukatas are soft, easy to wear, and comfortable on your skin after a hot bath or shower. Embrace the feeling of being in a spa as you step out of the bath and relax the rest of the day away in your yukata!
Loungewear: During the summer, yukatas can also serve as comfortable loungewear. Onesies can be too heavy for warm weather, but if you still want to cover up your whole body during muggy months, a flannel yukata is perfect for you. It breathes well, providing a soft cover while keeping you cool and dry. Curling up on the couch in your yukata and watching your favorite show is a delightful way to spend a lazy night.
Cover-ups: Furthermore, many designer-made flannel yukatas are stylish and fashionable, making them ideal for a day around town. These yukatas have silky fabrics, elaborate colors, and interesting prints, making them classier than loungewear yukatas. They work perfectly as outer layers for a cool day outside or as cover-ups for a swimsuit at the beach.
Similar to a classic white sneaker, the flannel yukata is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own!