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Wrapping yourself up in a soft, ultra-plush robe is one of the best feelings at the end of a long day or lazy weekend. Though a good robe should be comfortable and absorbent, today's options boast attractive designs that you'll want to lounge in all day! From thicker fleece options to shorter, waffle-weave robes that will make you feel like you're at the spa, there are tons of designs to choose from.
Here, the best robes that are cozy and chic.
Best Overall: Parachute Classic Bathrobe
If a robe’s fanbase is any indication of its quality, Parachute’s classic bathrobe soars above the competition. This 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton robe has been the subject of endless praise. It even had a waitlist when it was first released!
The cotton is weighted 450 grams per square meter, which is optimal for year-round wear. Once you slip it on, you'll find it to be the perfect combination of plushness and absorbency. Although the fabric is thick, it dries quickly post-shower and is wonderfully cozy for all-day lounging. It has two oversized front pockets and a shawl collar for those extra chilly mornings. Although it's a bit pricier than other robes on this list, the quality is unparalleled. Plus, Parachute offers a 60-day trial on all of their products, so you have nothing to lose.
"While Parachute’s classic bathrobe will certainly keep you warm and cozy, the thick fabric isn’t for everyone. It’s not very breathable, so if you run hot, you might find it uncomfortable. If you live in an especially warm climate, it also may be too bulky for regular use. This is really the only complaint we can see anyone having, though—Rebekah Joan, Product Tester
Best for Lounging: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe
Getting home after a long day of work and tossing on a comfy robe is the best feeling. Barefoot Dreams' CozyChic Robe was clearly made with those evenings in mind. This cushy robe is made from “CozyChic,” an easy-to-care-for microfiber that is perfect for curling up around the house. It comes in four sizes and 12 muted colors, most with a casual heathered look.
The machine-washable fabric won’t pill or shrink in the wash. Though we recommend it for dry lounging more than wet, it dries fairly quickly. Owners love how plush the Barefoot Dreams robe is, admitting they’ll keep it on hour after hour—because it’s just that comfortable.
"Although it’s categorized as “loungewear,” this robe is actually stylish enough to wear out of the house…we’ve thrown it over leggings to go to a yoga class, and over jeans and a T-shirt to run errands."—Caroline Goldstein, Product Tester
Best Unisex: Coyuchi Unisex Air Weight® Organic Robe
For a plush robe that can be worn (or gifted) by just about everyone, we recommend Coyuchi's Unisex Air Weight Organic Robe. Crafted from organic cotton that's soft and absorbent, it's perfect for throwing on post-shower or while you're reading the morning paper. It has a wrap front with double belt loops that give this robe a classic look. Like all Coyuchi products, the craftsmanship and attention to detail are unparalleled.
Best Spa-Like: Pottery Barn Organic Spa Robe
If you want to bring that spa-like feeling into your home, Pottery Barn's Organic Spa Robe is a great option that will make simple activities, like lounging at home, feel like a vacation. The robe is made of 100 percent organic cotton and has features like a shawl collar, pockets, and a textured waffle style.
The robe comes in gray or white and is easily machine washable. If you're giving this as a gift, monogramming is available for an additional fee. Just note that monogrammed items cannot be returned or exchanged.
Best Waffle: Brooklinen Waffle Robe
It doesn’t get any cozier, or effortlessly stylish, than this Brooklinen Waffle Robe. The long robe is made of 100 percent Turkish cotton and the material dries super fast, so this is a great option to reach for after a shower or bath. The material is so soft, you might just want to lounge around in it for hours.
The robe is available in classic colors like white, smoke, or graphite and the sizes range from XS/S to XL/XXL. The grid-like, waffle style adds a nice bit of texture and the material makes it suitable for all seasons. Brooklinen is a brand known for its cozy loungewear made with high-quality materials, and this robe delivers on all fronts.
Best Jersey: Natori Women’s Shangri-La Robe
Natori is known for its stylish loungewear, and this jersey robe is no exception. Made from 65 percent modal and 35 percent polyester, this jersey is a great choice for summer months when a heavier robe is just too much.
You'll love the longer length the Shangri-La offers, creating a cozy cocoon effect. It comes in sizes XS through XX-large and in eight different colors, from bright red to classic navy. It's an ultra-soft robe that is lightweight but comfy enough to sleep in and it's great for travel. it's also a great choice for taller ladies who struggle to find jersey robes that run long enough.
Best Silk: Fishers Finery 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Mid-Length Robe
For a pure silk robe that's soft and durable, Fishers Finery boasts high-quality options that are available in a wide range of sizes and colors. Case in point? Their 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Mid-Length Robe is woven from 100 percent mulberry silk, the highest quality silk, and has a thoughtful design. There's an inner "modesty tie" and two front pockets for stashing personal items. The cinched back offers a more custom fit, too.
If you're unsure about investing in silk, it's much more breathable than fleece, sherpa, or even cotton, and it feels cool against the skin. The robe also comes with a mesh bag for hand washing. Pay special attention to the care tag, though, because silk is a delicate fabric that requires extra care when washing.
Best Splurge: Lunya Washable Silk Robe
If you're looking to splurge on a robe for yourself (or someone special), Lunya's Washable Silk Robe is a comfortable, flattering, and luxurious option. Made from 100 percent silk, it has an oversized fit so you can layer it over pajamas or anything else that you love to lounge in. It has a cinched back with a belt tie that's attached to the back, so you won't have to worry about it falling off when it's in the wash (yes, it's machine washable). The cuffs are also cinched, and it has two pockets for added convenience.
If this robe is being gifted, you can have it wrapped in a gift box and tied with their signature cloth ribbon. Although the price point is a bit higher than other options on our list, the rich colors and beautiful design are well worth the price.
Best Budget: NY Threads Women Fleece Hooded Bathrobe
This robe features warm fleece like other, more expensive options, but also comes with a hood. Whether the hood is being worn or not, the high shawl collar also keeps your chest covered and warm. The length of the robe hits at the calf or ankle for many people, making it perfect for cold nights or pretty much any time you want to feel all cozy.
The fleece is extremely soft inside and out and the large exterior pockets are great for holding your phone, the remote, or just keeping your hands extra warm. What's even better is the robe comes in a range of colors from classic taupe to hot pink.
The best overall robe is the Parachute Classic Bathrobe, which is a soft, thick, and durable cotton robe that holds up well to regular washing. The thick collar and longer length help absorb extra water post-shower, and the two front pockets can stash an iPhone plus other essentials. For another high-quality option, we recommend Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe. It's constructed from “CozyChic,” an easy-to-care-for microfiber that is perfect for curling up around the house.
What to Look for in a Robe
How and when you'll wear your robe will largely determine the style you want. If you just wear it for a few short minutes between showering and getting dressed, looks may not be an important factor for you. However, if you’re someone who spends every possible waking moment in theirs, then you may want to seek out some of the more stylish options.
Robes should be comfortable first and foremost. Consider the weight of the material as well as the season in which you’ll be wearing it. Some of the thick, plush versions may be too warm for summer weather, and some light, airy robes may not be cozy enough for winter. In some cases, you may want more than one robe to suit various seasons, or you may want to select a mid-weight version that can accommodate any season.
While robes don’t necessarily have to fit like a glove, you don’t want one that's too tight or one that’s so long you trip over it. If average sizes don’t suit you, there are brands that feature tall, plus, and petite sizes you may want to consider.