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Whether you use one post-shower, slip one on for #selfcaresunday, or just like to generally be wrapped up when lounging around the house, there’s no denying that putting on a robe always elicits majorly cozy and relaxed vibes. But as any regular robe-wearer will tell you, not all robes are created equal (and if you’re anything like us, you judge hotels and spas by the quality of their robes…but we digress). So, we rounded up the best options out there and even asked our editors to weigh in on their faves, too.
Whether you're into long and plush or short and silky, check out our list of the best robes for women and get ready for some serious relaxation.
It’s not surprising that there was once a 2,000-person waitlist for this standout staple. Made from 100 percent Turkish cotton, this best-seller is plush and cozy, yet light enough that you can wear it year-round. Design-wise, it has two front pockets, a waist tie, and a shawl collar.
Byrdie senior social media editor Kelly Gallagher is a big fan: "I love everything Parachute, including their robes," she says. "I actually have this robe and the Turkish waffle weave one and switch between the two, depending on the season. This one is definitely heavier, which makes it great for chilly mornings, and the terry material is ideal for using it right out of the shower. Plus, it gets softer and softer with every wash."
"I'm not exaggerating (okay, maybe a little) when I say this robe is the only thing that gets me up in the morning," says Byrdie associate editor Holly Rhue. "I have a hard time getting out of my super cozy sheets, but I see this robe as an extension of my bed. It's so soft, plushy, and warm without feeling overly bulky. I slip into this every morning and barely notice that I've left my comforter. It's like a portable, cotton cocoon."
We highly recommended swapping your ratty sweats for this adorable robe whenever you’re logging some serious couch time. A terrycloth interior keeps you warm and cozy, while the striped pattern makes this look almost like real clothes. Bonus points for the hood, too.
Made of modal jersey fabric that’s equal parts comfortable and breathable, this a great pick for summer or for anyone who lives in warmer climates. Still, it’s ankle-grazing length offers plenty of coverage up while the kimono style sleeves add a sophisticated touch.
Tory Brangham, Senior Vice President of Commerce at Dotdash, Byrdie's parent company, says that her teenage daughter received this robe as a gift for her birthday and hasn't taken it off since. "I'm only sort of kidding," she says, "But it's fully lined with the softest fleece that makes it heavenly. The hood adds an extra layer of coziness and looks great, too."
Byrdie senior editor Lindsey Metrus loves this robe from Eberjey because it's incredibly soft. "Eberjey's robes and pajamas are magical," she says. "The fabric is so insanely soft and perfectly stretchy—it's as if each one was knitted together by little fairy angels. This robe, in particular, is the ideal year-round post-shower frock to cuddle up in. I love a thick, cozy robe every now and then, but personally, they feel a bit too bulky and hot, so I usually turn to thinner versions such as this. I could wear mine all day long!"
If you're looking to go all out, you can't go wrong with a Frette robe, according to Byrdie editorial director Faith Xue. "Frette makes the most luxurious, comfortable, fancy robes," she says. "I received one as a gift and it's one of my most prized possession, especially in this day and age when lounging from home is the norm. It makes me feel fancy and soothed the second I put it on." (Although this knee-length robe isn't the exact one Faith has, it's the ultimate in luxury, made from super-soft cotton terry and featuring a belt and sateen cuffs.)
Made of thermoregulating silk, this helps maintain your body temperature, a nice feature for anyone who likes to sleep in a robe. Byrdie commerce editor Avery Stone is a big fan of this robe because—true to its name—you can throw it right in the washing machine: "Its brushed silk finish is luxurious but it's shockingly easy to clean," she says. "Also, its design touches—for example, its sleeves have elastic cuffs and it has an interior tie for extra security—give it a more structured, sophisticated vibe. Basically, it's my weekend uniform."
Yes, the terry cotton of this robe is soft and cozy and all the good stuff you get with cotton. But the innovative version used here is air woven and so fast-drying that you could even skip using a towel when you get out of the shower if you really wanted to. Top tip: Avoid using fabric softener or dryer sheets when washing to maintain its absorbency.
A robe that gets better and better with each wash? Yes, please. This waffle weave robe is an upgrade to your standard spa robe, offering perfect medium-weight and softness that lasts and lasts. Made of organic cotton sourced and woven in Turkey, the unisex style also has flattering double belt-loops plus inseam pockets, another smart touch.
From the brand known for their silk pillowcase comes this majorly luxurious robe, made of the same, ultra-high quality silk. With a wrap front and slits on either side, it’s the epitome of glam; the only thing missing is a butler to serve you breakfast in bed while you wear it. FYI, it comes in only one size.
All the robes from this company are fair trade and made from an eco-friendly production process where the silkworms aren’t harmed. The result? Silk that’s even softer than normal. Not to mention that silk is also hypoallergenic and, unlike cotton, won’t absorb moisture from your skin. And at the end of the day, it just feels so darn good on. We also love the variety of fun geometric patterns and prints this comes in, ideal for anyone who is over basic white.