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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.
Best Overall: Parachute Classic Bathrobe
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."
Best Plush: Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
"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."
Best Luxury: Slip Silk Robe
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.
Best Soft: Eberjey Gisele The Tuxedo Robe
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!"
Best Lightweight: Natori Shangri-La Robe
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.
Best Mini: Lunya Washable Silk Robe
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."
Best for Lounging: Brooklinen Hammam Robe
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.
Best Luxury: Frette Unito Shawl Collar Bath Robe
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.)
Best Bridal: Eberjey Beatrix Full Lace Robe
Wear this while getting ready on your wedding morning or on your wedding night—with sheer eyelet lace sleeves and trim, it’s feminine, sexy, and oh-so bridal. It’s made of super-soft modal with a touch of spandex for stretch, and there’s also a matching chemise to wear underneath if you want a complete set.
Best Waffle Weave: West Elm Geo Waffle Organic Cotton Robe
The unique geometric waffle weave patterns set this apart from standard waffle weave robes, though it still offers that same perfect medium-weight and softness. Made of organic cotton, the unisex style also has two different loops for adjustable belt height, plus inseam pockets, another smart touch.
Best Terry Cotton: Snowe Classic Bathrobe
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.
Best Bamboo: Agatinia Kimono Short Robe
There’s a good reason why this robe is used in spas in Philadelphia and New York. Made of a bamboo cotton fiber, it’s both moisture-wicking and odor-absorbing, not to mention feels extremely soft. This chic style comes in five colors, three of which also come in a long version. Pick one up to make every day feel like a spa day.
Best Silk: The Ethical Silk Company Mulberry Silk Robe
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.
Best Fleece: LL Bean Wicked Plush Robe
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."
Best Satin: Flora Nikrooz Rosa Satin Robe
This satin robe from intimates label Flora Nikrooz is super elegant, full stop. With a silky finish and floral lace detailing on the sleeves and hem, it's the ideal combo of delicate and sophisticated. Plus, it comes in two light hues—ivory and a pale pink—meaning it's especially perfect for spring and summer.