What on earth is a bisht?

Robes traditionally worn by men and women throughout the Gulf countries, bishts are the loungewear pieces you didn’t know you were missing.  A cross between a caftan and a cardigan, bishts make lounging around the house just a little bit luxurious.  I wear mine: as a housecoat while I’m having my morning coffee outside (even in the middle of the summer), in the mornings, in the evenings, as a giant cardigan over leggings, as a giant cardigan over a jalabiya, as a kimono style cardigan over jeans, as a shawl when its a bit chilly in the evenings, as a dressing gown, as a housecoat over pajamas... the list goes on and on.  My bolder friends have even been known to wear them out and about.  I have yet to meet someone who wants to take theirs off....