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Williams-Sonoma’s Chambers Hydrocotton Robe is our top pick.
The word “bathrobe” can be a bit of a misnomer. After all, a robe feels warm and cozy after a bath, but it’s also perfect as a post-shower garment, for extra warmth around the house, or as a makeshift cover-up on your way from the hotel room to the pool. A robe can double as a jacket in rare cases. This is why a bathrobe can be used as a jacket or a sleeve.
Below, we’ve identified the best bathrobes on the market, from long and short to silky and fluffy. Our top overall pick is Williams-Sonoma’s Chambers Hydrocotton Robe, a timeless classic that will make you feel like you’re staying at a luxury hotel even if you’re just lounging around the house. Whether you’re planning to wear your robe over pajamas, a swimsuit, or nothing at all, this roundup is full of robes you’ll want to wrap up in.
Williams-Sonoma Chambers Hydrocotton Robe
Why We Love It This simple, elegant bathrobe can be used after a shower or as a layer of loungewear.
Things to Keep in Mind: Gender-neutral styling is more comfortable than chic.
If you’re only going to buy one bathrobe, you can’t go wrong with Williams-Sonoma’s classic Chambers Hydrocotton Robe, which landed on T+L’s list of best luxury bathrobes and our list of best lightweight bathrobes. The Turkish cotton robes are light and fluffy, absorbent, fast-drying, and soft. The classic silhouette includes a shawl collar and two big ol’ pockets, and for an extra $15, you can personalize it with a monogram to feel extra fancy.
Price at the time of publication: $109
Material: Cotton | Sizes: S-XL
Eberjey Chalet Recycled-Fleece Robe
Why We Love It This plush robe is made from recycled plastic bottles and is an eco-friendly classic.
Things to Keep in Mind: This robe may be too long for some people and can overwhelm smaller bodies.
The super-plush texture of Eberjay’s recycled-fleece robe gives us retro ’80s bathrobe vibes. Made from recycled plastic bottles, the Chalet robe comes in pink or navy (and a few other shades exclusively on Eberjey’s website). This cozy robe is soft and eco-friendly. It has a wide shawl and sash and side pockets to store your essentials.
Price at the time of publication: $148
Material: Polyester recycled | Sizes: XS to L
Parachute Waffle Robe
Why We Love It The lightweight texture of this bathrobe makes it ideal for poolside use.
Things to Keep in Mind: Waffle knits are more easy to grab than plusher options.
We ranked the Parachute Waffle Robe number one in our list of top lightweight summer bathrobes because of its versatility. This classic cover-up recalls the robes you get at the most luxurious spas – just as it can take you from an ice bath to a sauna, the Parachute Waffle Robe can keep you cozy in the cold days of winter or on warm summer nights. The bathrobe comes in four different colors of Turkish cotton and is available in inclusive sizes.
Price as of publication: $129
Material: Cotton | Sizes: XS to 3XL
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Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Waffle Full Long Robe
Why We Love It This is the perfect waffle robe for those on a tight budget. It comes in 13 sizes as well as 14 colors.
Things to Keep in Mind: Some buyers complain that the arms are too long and that the sizing is inconsistent.
If you’re looking for a robe that’s lightweight, comfy, and affordable, this Amazon Essentials Waffle Robe is the perfect purchase. Available in a wide array of sizes and colors — including neutrals and brights — this full-length robe has a sash belt, pockets, and a soft feel against the skin. Although this waffle texture is less absorbent than fluffier options, we’d consider this the perfect starter robe for anyone embarking on their bathrobe journey.
Price at the time of publication: $28
Material: 60% cotton, 40% polyester | Sizes: XS- 7XL
LA DOUBLEJ Printed Silk-Twill Robe
The Best Designer
Why We Love It This robe’s bold print makes it a worthy choice for outside wear.
Things to Keep in Mind: This robe is chic and cozy with its three-quarter-length sleeves, silk-twill weave, and silk-twill weave.
La Double J is well-known for its bold, inventive prints. This Belted Printed Silk Twill Robe comes with a choice of a bold, geometric or a leafy pattern. This cover-up has big pockets and a belted belt. It also checks all the boxes as a basic garment. But, with its modern silhouette, luxury fabric, and great fit, it can be worn over skinny jeans or flared pantyhose.
Price at the time of publication: $990
Material: Silk | Sizes: XS-XXL
Long striped bathen robe in daze
Why We Love It This blousy, cotton robe comes in rich colors. You can also purchase a matching scrunchie or head wrap.
Things to Keep in Mind: This robe is not suitable for all body types.
We’re fantasizing about booking an Airbnb with a hot tub and basically living in this robe all weekend. The Bathen Long Striped Robe in Daze features an unexpected color combination, and like all the offerings from this women-owned brand, this Bathen robe is made from cotton that’s ethically handwoven in India. A matching scrunchie or hair towel can be added to complete the look.
Price as of publication: $145
Material: Cotton | Sizes: One size
Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robe
Why We Love It This classic, gender neutral robe wraps you like a warm hug.
Things to Keep in Mind: It runs a little narrow at the shoulders, despite the inclusion size.
Travel + Leisure’s pick for best luxury bathrobe, the Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Bathrobe, checks all the boxes: extremely cozy, super-soft, gender-neutral, and size-inclusive. This luxurious cotton robe comes in six colors and is perfect for relaxing all day. This classic design is tailored to reach mid-calf and features two large pockets, a tie waist with loops and a wide shawl collar. It’s perfect for curling up and tuning out.
Price at the time of publication: $109
Material: Cotton | Sizes: XS to 3XL
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Alexander Del Rossa bathrobes for women, long hooded plush female bathrobe regular and larger
Why We Love It This extra-thick, warm robe has a hood that adds warmth to the body.
Things to Keep in Mind: It’s very long and may be too much robe for shorter people.
Hoodie robes should not be limited to children. The Alexander Del Rossa Long Hooded Plush bathrobe is perfect for adult women. The fleece robe’s extra-long silhouette with a slouchy jacket provides warmth for your head and neck even when it is cold outside. It has two pockets large enough to hold a Kindle or a paperback.
Price at the time of publication: $60
Material: Polyester | Sizes: XS- 2XL
Latuza Women’s Bamboo Viscose Short Kimono Robe
The Best Short
Why We Love It This robe is sophisticated and elegant because of its fit and fabric.
Things to Keep in Mind: When we say “short,” we mean it; be careful bending over in this robe.
We love the feel of Latuza’s pajamas and loungewear; the bamboo viscose material is so soft and slinky. The Latuza Bamboo Viscose Short Kimono Robe comes in four different colorways — including black and teal and gray with white accents — and inclusive sizes, though beware because this robe is very short. This style is ideal for when you don’t need an extra layer and still want to feel sexy.
Price at the time of publication: $27
Material: 95 percent viscose, 5 percent spandex | Sizes: Up to 3XL plus
L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt
Why We Love It The cotton flannel is soft but not itchy.
Things to Keep in Mind: It may seem a bit thinner than what you want.
If you want a robe that’s warm but not thick, we recommend the L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannelrobe This flannel robe comes in four tartan designs and is perfect for sitting by the fire. It’s made from Portuguese cotton flannel that’s soft, not itchy, and features two patch pockets and an optional monogram.
Price at the time of publication: $89
Material: Cotton| SizesXS to L regular, petite, or plus
Lunya Washable Silk Robe
Why We Love It This robe is made from silk and machine washable.
Things to Keep in Mind: Some people might find the elastic cuffs at the sleeves restrictive.
If you’re in the market for something silk, the Lunya Washable Silk Robe is the perfect option. It’s lower-maintenance than most silk, because you can throw it in the washing machine; just be sure to use your cold or delicate setting, and don’t put it in the dryer. We love the dainty waist tie and the ruched sleeves, which ensure you don’t get soaked when washing your face or the dishes.
Price at the time of publication: $278
Material: Silk | Sizes: XS/S, L/XL
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
Why We Love It Like Brooklinen’s sheets and towels, this robe is minimalist and gender-neutral.
Things to Keep in Mind: Because it’s so plush, this robe isn’t particularly absorbent.
Brooklyn Super-Plush Robe feels like a luxurious towel. This luxurious, basic bathrobe is suitable for both men and women. It features adjustable cuffs with a tie-waist. There are also side pockets. The weight of the cotton makes this robe feel particularly substantial, though it isn’t great at absorbing moisture, so you’ll want to towel off before putting it on.
Price at the time of publication: $99
Material: Cotton | Sizes: XS to L
Ugg Aarti Faux Shearling Hooded Robe
Why We Love It The fabric of this robe makes it feel like you’re wrapped in a fleece blanket.
Things to Keep in Mind: Shearling that is superfluffy can shed easily.
Ugg loungewear is synonymous with comfort. The Ugg Aart Faux Shearling Hooded Robe, which comes in solid colors and prints, feels like wrapping up in your favorite fleece blanket — except this one has pockets.
Price at the time of publication: $98
Material: 100 percent polyester faux shearling | Sizes: XS to L
Coyuchi Unisex Organic Waffle Robe
Why We Love It This cotton robe will get softer with each wash.
Things to Keep in Mind: The sizing options aren’t as inclusive as some of our other picks.
If you’re looking for a classic waffle weave, Coyuchi Turkish cotton deserves your attention. We love the Waffle Weave Cotton Robe because it can also double as a swimsuit or beach cover-up. It’s pre-tumbled for extra softness, and the result feels comfy, lightweight, and incredibly luxurious.
Price at the time of publication: $128.00 – $148.00
Material: 100% organic cotton | Sizes: XS/S up to L/XL
Rough Linen St. Bart’s Linen Robe
Why We Love It: This tent-like robe makes us feel like we’re on a beach vacation.
Consider these ThingsLinen is less maintenance than polyester or cotton.
This linen robe comes in 12 colors and is ideal for warmer climates. The Rough Linen St. Bart’s Linen Robe is breezy but substantial, with wide sleeves, giant pockets, and slouchy shoulders. Linen is great for after a shower or bath and looks fabulous over a swimsuit. You should follow all care instructions, as linen is a luxury and can be quite expensive.
Price at the time of publication: $180
Material: Linen | Sizes: S-XL
Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Robe
Why We Love It The robe is super soft and feels just like your favorite, worn-in tee-shirt.
Things to Keep in Mind: Be warned: this robe doesn’t have pockets.
You know the feeling of your favorite t-shirt that’s perfectly worn-in? That’s how the Eberjey Gisele Robe feels right out of the package. Made from modal, it’s just a wisp of a robe that clings to your figure, making it more than a little sexy. This soft robe is so thin that it’s better for covering up straight out of the shower, rather than for layering over pajamas, but it holds up remarkably well in the wash. Our only complaint about this robe is its lack of pockets.
Price as of publication: $128
Material: Modal and spandex | Sizes: L to XS
How to Buy the Best Bathrobes
Take a look at the care instructions
You should keep your bathrobe in place for the long-term. This means that you need to pay attention to washing and drying instructions. Each fabric has its own needs. You should consider whether the robe you choose requires special care, such as delicate cycling or air drying, depending on how busy you are with laundry.
Consider how you will use it.
Are you looking for a robe that can be used in a variety of situations or one that is easy to transition from a bath? While fleece and fluff robes are great for lounging in the bathroom or going outside, they can look silly when you venture out. Material like silk, linen, and waffle can double as swimsuit covers. If you’re the type of person who wants to live in your robe for several hours a day, we’d highly recommend picking one with pockets.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
Which robe is the best after a shower?
<p>All depends on the temperature outside your shower. For winter, a cotton or fleece robe will feel great, like you’re wrapped in a full-body towel. We recommend a waffle weaving for summer, as it is lighter and absorbent. </p>
What is the best material to make a robe from?
<p>If you are looking for softness, don’t just look for cotton robes. Look for robes made from Egyptian or Turkish cotton. Whether it’s plush or waffle, a robe made with these cotton varieties is going to feel more like those hotel and spa robes you’re coveting. </p>
Travel + Leisure: Trustworthy
Nancy Einhart, a Travel + Leisure contributor, owns many bathrobes that she can use for different occasions and seasons. For this article, she researched and compared dozens of bathrobes from her and T+L’s favorite brands.
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