Chrissy Teigen Is the Latest to Wear a Robe as a Jacket

Chrissy Teigen is the Latest to Wear a Robe as a Jacket
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Chrissy Teigen is one of the many celebrities to approve bathrobes as outerwear. Last night, the mom and model stepped out in NYC in a long purple silk robe.

Walking with her husband, John Legend, Teigen wore the robe over a black tank top and ripped jeans while teetering on strappy heels. Not exactly the outfit we’d wear under a robe, but apparently we’re in the minority, as many celebrities have adopted this look. Earlier this year, Beyoncé made waves at the NBA All-Star Game in a floral-printed silk kimono from Gucci’s Spring Summer 2017 collection, which featured black Persian lamb and purple mink fur, embroidered toggles, and patch details. The robe will set you back a cool $21,945. She also wore it over ripped jeans and strappy heels — apparently that’s the traditional under-robe outfit among celebs. And while that is probably the moment when outerwear robes hit it big, Queen Bey didn’t originate the look — Teigen herself actually wore a similar Gucci robe over denim shorts and a crop top nine months prior — of course, she was casually cooking at home when she wore this outfit.

Mother's Day Brunch – low and slow scrambled eggs, chicken and waffles and roasted bacon, oh my!

A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on May 8, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT

And others have worn robes outside before Beyoncé did. We’ll never forget the time Mariah Carey stepped onto Ellen’s set in a dramatic floor-length red silk robe. Teigen herself stepped out in a pink silk robe while pregnant with Luna last year. And now it’s come full circle. But walking the streets of Manhattan donning a robe as a coat is Teigen’s way of fully committing to the robe-as-outerwear movement.

Next, we’ll see her on the street in a terry cloth “cardigan.” Oh wait, she already did that.

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