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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. Also, a great fit should be taken into account, whether you want something short and flirty to slip into after a bath or an oversized option to wrap yourself in on a cold night.
Here, the best robes that are cozy and chic.
Best Overall: Parachute Classic Bathrobe
Sizes: S-XL | Material: Turkish cotton | Care: Machine washable
Remains soft even after tons of washing
Great return policy
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. "I love Turkish Cotton as an every day, every season robe, says Cordelia Smith, Founder of Formulary 55. "The fabric holds up well to daily lounging and washing."
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 its products.
"We found the thick collar and midi-length kept us perfectly warm while also absorbing extra water our towels missed. Basically, it’s as luxurious as those you’d find in high-end hotels."—Rebekah Joan, Product Tester
Best for Lounging: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe
Sizes: 1-3 | Material: Poly-microfiber | Care: Machine washable
Range of colors
Material doesn't pill
Fabric can stretch over time
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 4 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.
"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
Sizes: XS-XL | Material: Organic cotton | Care: Machine washable
Fits true to size
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 Waffle: Brooklinen Waffle Robe
Sizes: XS-XXL | Material: Turkish cotton | Care: Machine washable
Soft, yet durable material
Too large for some petite frames
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. 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.
"This robe is the perfect weight for spring and summer. It's cozy without being too heavy and the waffle texture helps absorb water post-shower. It's probably the most comfortable thing I own."—Caroline Utz, Editor
Best Jersey: Natori Women’s Shangri-La Robe
Sizes: XS-XXL | Material: Modal and polyester | Care: Machine washable
Great for tall women
Pockets don't add bulk
Sleeves aren't too long
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 XXL 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
Sizes: XS-XL | Material: Silk | Care: Hand wash or delicate Machine wash
Multiple color options
Material can pull easily
For a pure silk robe that's soft and durable, Fishers Finery boasts high-quality options that are available in a 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 machine washing on delicate. Pay special attention to the care tag, though, because silk is a delicate fabric that requires extra care.
Best Pattern: L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe
Sizes: XS-XL | Material: Cotton | Care: Machine washable
Vibrant colors even after washing
Warm shawl collar
This cozy flannel robe makes a great gift whether it's for a friend, family member, or yourself! Similar to other robes on this list, it has a tie belt, shawl collar, and generous side pockets. It's made from Portuguese flannel which is machine washable and soft to the touch—even after multiple washes.
While this robe isn't quite as thick as L.L. Bean's Winter Fleece version, if you live in a cold climate the long length and generous cut allow for clothing or heavier pajamas to be layered underneath. The flannel is cozy, but not too heavy. If you plan to give this robe as a gift, L.L. Bean lets you add a monogram for a small fee.
"I always recommend either professional cleaning or tumble on low regardless of the material. That way you save the integrity of the material, avoid shrinkage, and keep it clean and fresh."—Yasaman Stewart, Director of Retail Merchandising and Product Development at The Woodhouse Day Spa.
Best Splurge: Lunya Washable Silk Robe
Sizes: XS-XL | Material: Silk | Care: Machine washable
Easy to care for
Cuffed, elastic sleeves
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.
Although the price point is a bit higher than other options on our list, it's well worth it for the person who wants to relax in style.
Best Budget: NY Threads Women Fleece Hooded Bathrobe
Sizes: S-XL | Material: Polyester | Care: Machine washable
Thick, sturdy belt
Up to 52 inches long
Can run small
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. Opt for a cozy cotton robe that has a high collar and deep pockets for ultimate warmth. Or try a silk robe for a truly glam moment. "To regulate body temperature, hot or cold, I recommend choosing a robe made of natural fibers. Think silk, cotton, or linen," says Smith.
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 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.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Ashley Knierim, a freelance writer with over ten years of experience. To make this list, she considered the style, fit, and comfort of each robe, as well as insight from editors and product testers.
Our gift expert Patrice J. Williams contributed additional research and insight, consulting with Cordelia Smith, founder of the bath and body brand Formulary 55, on what fabrics have lasting power for robes and how to care for them. She also spoke with Yasaman Stewart, the Director of Retail Merchandising and Product Development at The Woodhouse Day Spa, which has locations across the United States.