5 Outfit Ideas for Your Next Trip to the Spa


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You've finally got that spa day on the calendar—the treatment is booked, and your body is ready. Then it hits you: What do people even wear to get a massage? Mastering the dress code can feel tricky (and can give you flashbacks of changing into your P.E. uniform), but as the following five outfits attest, it doesn't have to be.

The cardinal rule to keep in mind? Comfort. You want to wear a massage outfit that's easy to remove (you'll most likely be getting naked, after all), adheres to whatever level of modesty you're most comfortable with, and won't feel like a straightjacket when you eventually have to leave your plush bathrobe behind and head back into the real world.

No matter what you wear, though, be sure to bring along your favorite swimsuit: It's great to have on hand if you're not up to stripping all the way down to your birthday suit (which some spas encourage, but remember, you can always adjust the dress code to work for you)… And because we can guarantee the whirlpool is calling your name.

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When in doubt, you can't go wrong wearing a sweatsuit in a pretty pastel to your massage appointment. Layer your swimsuit underneath so you'll be ready to relax ASAP, or pack it in a structured bag.

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Ease back into the real world post-massage with a robe-like coat and a cropped sweatshirt to show off a sliver of your newly glowing skin. 

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If sweats aren't your style, try a slip skirt instead. Pair it with an oversized sweater and fresh sneakers to keep the look feeling laid-back. 

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Wide-brim hats are a godsend, should you need to rush back into the real world after finishing off your massage with a scalp rub. A statement cardigan never hurts either. 

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Top off your your creamiest (and coziest) knits with a beret for the perfect pamper-day uniform—no dry shampoo needed. 

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