A ROBE is a loose-fitting outer garment . Unlike garments described
as capes or cloaks , robes usually have sleeves . The English word
robe derives from
* 1 Types * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links
There are various types of robes, including:
* A gown worn as part of the academic regalia of faculty or students , especially for ceremonial occasions, such as a convocations , congregations or graduations . * A gown worn as part of the attire of a judge or barrister . * A wide variety of long, flowing religious dress including pulpit robes and the robes worn by various types of monks . * A gown worn as part of the official dress of a peer or royalty . * Any of several women's fashions of French origin, as robe à l\'anglaise (18th century), robe de style (1920s). * A gown worn in fantasy literature and role-playing games by wizards and other magical characters . * A "bathrobe " worn mostly after bathing or swimming. * (Informal usage) Any long flowing garment; for example, a cassock is sometimes called a robe, although a cassock is close-fitting.