Turns out these towels are pretty magical.
Over the years I have had lots of opportunities to dry off with these specific towels, and like any woman I'd perform the trick where you wrap the towel around your chest and tuck the end in to make a post bath coverup.
And... over these years these same towels stopped stretching so far around me, eventually performing pretty poorly as a coverup. Clearly, the towels had shrunk, you know, with numerous washings of course.
We ended up with a couple of larger towels as gifts here and there and the incredible shrinking towel problem was far from my mind. I had my luxurious, fluffy bath sheet to wrap around me. It performed quite nicely, thank you very much.
Now once in a while, the bath sheet is in the wash and I have had to make do with a 'regular' towel.
This type of event is precisely what led me to discover the phenomenon of the "incredible growing bath towels". These same towels that have sneakily gotten smaller and smaller over the years decided to switch things up and get bigger. Big enough to wrap around me and perform their old duty as a post bath coverup. Pure magic.