Lapels on a robe run the full length to the bottom hem and are sewn on. The entire facing is quilted - it is on the inside at the bottom and rolls to the outside as the facing shows (it is shawl lapel, obviously). On mine, they are black satin and the body of the robe is a paisley jacquard. The canvassing is pretty light. Enough to give a drop of body but no stiffness at all.
12/6/14 at 6:18pm