The 22 Best Robes for Women of 2023

Parachute's Classic Bathrobe is the clear (and cozy) winner

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The 19 Best Robes for Women in 2022

Byrdie / Chloe Jeong

Whether you use it post-shower or bath, slip it on for #selfcaresunday or wrap yourself in it when lounging around the house, there's no denying that putting on the best robe means creating the coziest of vibes.

Byrdie Researched & Approved

Our absolute favorite on this list is Parachute’s Classic Bathrobe. It’s plush and cozy, yet light enough for year-round use. If you’re not looking to break the bank, the Amazon Essentials Lightweight Waffle Robe is a soft, stretchy, and very affordable option that's available in plus sizes.

We spent countless hours compiling our exhaustive list of the best robes. First, we researched the newest, top-rated, and most buzzed-about styles available today and asked our editors share their personal faves. Then we put the top picks in the hands of our testers and asked them to rate each one for fit, feel, and functionality. 

Keep scrolling to see the best robes for women.

Best Overall

Parachute Classic Bathrobe

4.8
Parachute Classic Bathrobe

Parachute

What We Like
  • Plush and cozy

  • Very absorbent

  • Light enough for year-round wear

What We Don't Like
  • Prone to pulling and snagging

It's not surprising that there was once a 2,000-person waitlist for this standout staple. Made from 100 percent Turkish cotton, our top choice is plush and cozy, yet light enough that you can wear it year-round, making it an obvious best-seller. Design-wise, it boasts two front pockets for holding your lounging essentials, a waist tie for keeping it nicely wrapped, and a shawl collar.

Byrdie's former 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."

Price at time of publish: $109

Material: 100% Turkish cotton | Colors: White, Blush, Mineral, Stone, Fawn | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: Yes

Price at time of publish: $109

parachute classic bathrobe

Byrdie / Leigh Weingus

What Our Testers Say

"One thing that really stuck out to me about this one was the pockets. I was able to slip my phone into them without worrying about it weighing down the robe and causing unevenness or even causing the robe to fall open, a surprisingly common problem." — Leigh Weingus, Product Tester

Best Budget

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Waffle Full-Length Robe

Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Waffle Full-Length Robe

Amazon

What We Like
  • Available in plus sizes

  • Lightweight

What We Don't Like
  • Not as tailored as pricier options

Super soft with just a bit of stretch to it, this is ideal for throwing on when you’re getting ready. There’s both an inner tie and outer detachable belt, it’s machine washable, and the price tag can’t be beaten. The lightweight material and short length make it ideal for warmer months.

Price at time of publish: $28

Material: 60% cotton, 40% polyester | Colors: Black, Navy, Pale Pink, White, Light Grey, Light Camel, Olive, Beige, Smokey Grey, Dusty Blue, Rich Burgundy, Jade Green | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Best Plush

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

4.5
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

Brooklinen

What We Like
  • Very absorbent

  • Warm without being too hot

  • Great fit

What We Don't Like
  • Fabric is quite thick

"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."

Price at time of publish: $99

Material: 100% Turkish cotton | Colors: White, Smoke, Graphite, Ocean, Ink Blue, Caramel, Ochre, Striped Flamingo | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: Yes

Price at time of publish: $99

brooklinen super plush robe

Byrdie / Leigh Weingus

What Our Testers Say

"The material of the Brooklinen Super-Plush robe not only acts as a towel if you want it to—hello, one less thing to hang on my already overcrowded bathroom hooks!—but the absorbent material, which is made of 100 percent Turkish cotton, makes it so that I don’t get overheated the way I do with other bathrobes." — Leigh Weingus, Product Tester

Best Lightweight

Natori Shangri-La Robe

Natori Shangri-La Robe

Courtesy of Nordstrom

What We Like
  • Breathable enough for year-round wear

  • Sophisticated kimono-style sleeves

  • Ample ankle-length coverage

What We Don't Like
  • Sizing runs large

Made of modal jersey fabric that’s equal parts comfortable and breathable, this is a great pick for summer or for anyone who lives in warmer climates. Still, its ankle-grazing length offers plenty of coverage up while the kimono-style sleeves add a sophisticated touch.

Price at time of publish: $98

Material: 65% modal, 35% polyester | Colors: Heather Grey, Midnight Navy, Cashmere, Black +more | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Best Fleece

L.L.Bean Wicked Plush Robe

LL Bean Wicked Plush Robe

 Courtesy of LL Bean

What We Like
  • Plush and cozy

  • Fully fleece-lined

  • Extra cozy hood detail

What We Don't Like
  • Dye is prone to bleeding

Tory Brangham, Chief Commerce Officer 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."

Price at time of publish: $99

Material: 100% polyester | Colors: Bright Navy, Cream, Black Plum, Dusty Blue, Ledge, Light Mauve | Collar Type: Hooded | Pockets: Yes

Best Silk

SKIMS Silk Sleep Robe

skims-silk-sleep-robe

Courtesy of Skims

What We Like
  • Hint of stretch

  • Wide size range

  • Glam silhouette

What We Don't Like
  • Must be washed by hand only

From the brand known for ultimate loungewear and shapewear comes this majorly luxurious robe, made from real silk with a hint of stretch, thanks to a bit of spandex. With a wrap front and subtle piping, it’s the epitome of glam; the only thing missing is a butler to serve you breakfast in bed while you wear it. Coordinate with the label's matching silk shirt, pants, nightdress, or slip.

Price at time of publish: $258

Material: 95% silk, 5% spandex | Colors: Honey, Rose, Sienna, Cocoa | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: Yes

Runner-Up, Best Silk

Prayers and Plans Maxi Tumaini Silk Robe

prayers-and-plans-maxi-tumaini-silk-robe

Courtesy of Prayers & Plans

What We Like
  • Maxi length provides ample coverage

  • Made-to-order and customizable

  • Split sleeves

What We Don't Like
  • Can only hand wash or dry clean

Handmade in Nigeria, this option will make you feel relaxed and luxurious. Its maxi length offers full coverage, great for either getting ready or simply lounging at home. Since it's made from 100% silk, the material is thermoregulating so it will help maintain your body temperature, no matter the season. It's made-to-order, so if you want custom measurements then you can include them in the order notes upon purchasing.

Price at time of publish: $198

Material: 100% silk | Colors: Black, Mexican Pink, Mustard | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: Yes

Best Soft

Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Robe

4.2
Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Robe

Bloomingdale's

What We Like
  • Soft, stretchy material

  • Light enough for year-round wear

  • Stylish piping detail

What We Don't Like
  • Sleeves are extra long

Byrdie editorial project director 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 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!"

Price at time of publish: $128

Material:  95% Tencel modal, 5% spandex | Colors: Black, Navy, Sorbet Pink | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Best for Lounging

Offhours Homecoat

Offhours Homecoat robe

Offhours

What We Like
  • Gender neutral

  • Super-warm and cozy

  • Machine washable

What We Don't Like
  • Only available in one size

This quilted housecoat/robe hybrid is a love letter to lounging. Available in 8 earth-toned colorways, the French terry and cotton jersey shell is stuffed with recycled polyester quilting, creating an effect that feels like cocooning in your favorite comforter. The only issue you have is forcing yourself to take it off when it's time to leave the house. 

Price at time of publish: $295

Material: 100% Cotton French Terry, 100% Cotton Jersey, 90% Recycled Polyester Quilting | Colors: Michelangelo, Affogato, Riparian, Red Rock, Sweatshirt, Lunar, Varsity, Memphis | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Best Luxury

Frette Unito Shawl Collar Bath Robe

frette-unito-shawl-collar-bathrobe

Courtesy of Frette

What We Like
  • Luxurious sateen cuffs

  • Sateen-covered seams for extra comfort

  • Soft and plush

What We Don't Like
  • Very specific care instructions

If you're looking to go all out, you can't go wrong with a Frette robe, according to former 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.)

Price at time of publish: $440

Material: 100% cotton | Colors: Milk, White, Slate Grey, Grey Cliff, Savage Beige | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: Yes

Best Mini

Lunya Washable Silk Robe

Lunya Washable Silk Robe

Nordstrom

What We Like
  • Thermoregulating silk material maintains body temperature

  • Machine-washable silk

  • Elastic cuffs

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

Made of thermoregulating silk, this helps maintain your body temperature, a nice feature for anyone who likes to sleep in a robe. Byrdie senior 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."

Price at time of publish: $278

Material: 100% silk | Colors: Serene, Pink, Otium Tan, Deep Blue, Iris Purple, Tranquil White, Opulent Green, Immersed Black, Meditative Grey | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Best Terry Cotton

Snowe Classic Bathrobe

5
Classic Bathrobe

Snowe

What We Like
  • Great for post-bath or shower

  • Has air-woven material to dry fast

  • Plush and cozy

What We Don't Like
  • May need to size down

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.

Price at time of publish: $100

Material: 100% long-staple cotton | Colors: Essential White, Charcoal Grey, Slate Blue | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: Yes

Avoid using fabric softener or dryer sheets when washing to maintain absorbency.

Best Pool Robe

Brooklinen Checkerboard Robe

Brooklinen Checkerboard Robe

Brooklinen

What We Like
  • Bright checkerboard pattern

  • Loose fit

What We Don't Like
  • Might be a little too short on taller frames

Equal parts cover-up and cozy towel, this Turkish cotton short robe is a festive compliment to any poolside OOTD. The mid-length robe has cropped bell sleeves and side pockets and comes in three bright checkerboard colors. No vacations on the calendar? No problem! It's also a superabsorbent house robe.

Price at time of publish: $125

Material: 100% Turkish cotton | Colors: Mango, Mint, Pop Pink | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Best Cotton

Mark & Graham Turkish Hydrocotton Bath Robe

mark and graham turkish robe

Courtesy of Mark and Graham

What We Like
  • Plush and cozy

  • Very absorbent

  • Monogram option

What We Don't Like
  • Only available in white

Not only is this pleasingly plush, but it’s also extraordinarily soft and absorbent, choice if you like to slip into something super cozy immediately post-bath. You can also have it monogrammed (hello, great gift idea). It's also Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certified, meaning it's been tested against potentially harmful substances during the manufacturing process.

Price at time of publish: $119

Material: 100% Turkish Hydrocotton | Colors: White | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Best Bridal

Flora Nikrooz Rosa Kimono

flora nikrooz rosa kimono

Courtesy of BHLDN

What We Like
  • Lightweight, comfortable charmeuse

  • Luxe embroidered lace detail

  • Romantic scalloped trim

What We Don't Like
  • Must be washed by hand only

Wear this while getting ready on your wedding morning or on your wedding night—with sheer eyelet lace sleeves and trim, it’s affordable, sexy, and oh-so bridal. Its flowy fit will keep you comfortable, relaxed, and at ease for your big day.

Price at time of publish: $162

Material: 100% polyester | Colors: Ivory, Shell Pink | Collar Type: None | Pockets: No

Runner-Up, Best Bridal

Flora Nikrooz Showstopper Robe

flora nikrooz showstopper robe

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

What We Like
  • Lightweight, comfortable charmeuse

  • Stylish contrasting sheer sleeves

  • Available in multiple neutral colors

What We Don't Like
  • Must be washed by hand only

Another silky Flora Nikrooz beauty, this one is truly a showstopper, as its name suggests. We love the sheer netting of the sleeves and back, which add a delicate touch without being too revealing.

Price at time of publish: $88

Material: 100% polyester shell, 100% nylon trim | Colors: Ivory, Black, Champagne | Collar Type: None | Pockets: No

Best Waffle Weave

Coyuchi Unisex Organic Waffle Robe

Coyuchi Organic Waffle Robe

Amazon

What We Like
  • Material softens with each wash

  • Medium weight for comfortable year-round wear

  • Ethically and sustainably sourced materials

What We Don't Like
  • Sizing is slightly off

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.

Price at time of publish: $128

Material: 100% Turkish cotton | Colors: Alpine White, Fog, Deep Ocean, Shadow, Coyuchi Cotton | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Best Print

The Ethical Silk Company Silk Robe

Ethical Silk Company Mulberry silk robe

Courtesy of Ethical Silk Company

What We Like
  • Made with eco-friendly dyes

  • Soft and luxurious

  • Ethically tailored

What We Don't Like
  • Certain prints are dry clean only

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. We also love the variety of fun geometric patterns and prints this comes in, which are block-printed in Jaipur using eco-friendly dyes. This is an ideal choice for anyone who is over basic white.

Price at time of publish: $245

Material: 100% mulberry silk | Colors: Kerala Green, Leh Scarlet, Kochi Blue, Kochi Pink, Andaman Green, Varanasi Blue, Jaipur Pink, Leh Sapphire | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Runner-Up, Best Printed

Dusen Dusen Polka Dot Cotton Terry Bath Robe

Dusen Dusen polka dot cotton terry robe

Courtesy of Nordstrom

What We Like
  • Roomy hip pockets

  • Contrasting interior colorway

What We Don't Like
  • Terry loops can snag

Colorful polka dots give this terrycloth robe an old-school vibe. The print is featured in a contrasting colorway, which peeks out when you fold up the sleeves. Not a fan of dots? The brand also offers a version in a trendy striped pattern.

Price at time of publish: $138

Material: 100% cotton | Colors: Wingdings | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: Yes

Best Linen

Magic Linen Soft Linen Bath Robe

Magic Linen bath robe

Courtesy of Magic Linen

What We Like
  • Made of soft linen

  • Breathable and absorbent

What We Don't Like
  • May shrink if not washed and dried properly

A linen robe will take your lounging to the next level. The stone-washed linen is 100% European flax, absorbent and breathable, and has a lovely silhouette. With two side pockets and convertible 3/4-length sleeves, it's the ideal option for those who prefer a lightweight, functional robe.

Price at time of publish: $125

Material: 100% European flax linen | Colors: Light Gray, Gray Blue, Woodrose | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: Yes

Best Satin

Nordstrom Velveteen Trim Satin Robe

Nordstrom velveteen trim satin robe

Courtesy of Nordstrom

What We Like
  • Contrasting velveteen trim

  • It's full-length

What We Don't Like
  • It doesn't have pockets

As if this satin robe isn’t elegant enough—the velveteen trim and tie make it look super-luxe. The best part? It’s totally affordable. Opt for the paisley floral print or basic black, either way you'll get a glam dressing gown.

Price at time of publish: $79

Material: 100% polyester | Colors: Navy Peacoat Paisley Floral, Black | Collar Type: Shawl | Pockets: No

Best Bamboo

Ettitude Sateen Robe

Bamboo robe

Courtesy of ettitude

What We Like
  • More sustainable than cotton

  • Breathable, cooling weave

  • Hypoallergenic

What We Don't Like
  • Wrinkles easily

Made of sustainable bamboo fiber, this pick by Ettitude is both hypoallergenic and cooling, not to mention feels extremely soft. This chic style is designed with a classic sateen weave and comes in four colors. Pick one up to make every day feel like a spa day

Price at time of publish: $98

Material: 100% bamboo | Colors: Ocean, Onyx, Cloud, Cloud Pink | Collar Type: None | Pockets: Yes

Final Verdict

We’ll go ahead and say that you can't go wrong with any of the above robes, but our absolute favorite would have to be the Parachute Classic Bathrobe, which once had a 2,000-person waitlist for good reason. Made from 100 percent Turkish cotton, it’s plush and cozy yet light enough to wear during the summer months. We also think a good robe shouldn’t have to cost a fortune, which is why we’re loving the Amazon Essentials Lightweight Waffle Robe. It’s soft and stretchy, very affordable, and available in a range of sizes to fit most body types. Finally, when we want to be as cozy as possible (when don't we?), we’re looking to the Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe. As the name suggests, it’s super soft but not bulky. 

Meet the Expert

Heather Newberger is a fashion stylist and the author of "How to Date Your Wardrobe: And Other Ways to Revive, Revitalize, and Reinvigorate Your Style." Her work (and her expert fashion advice) can be found across various publications, campaigns, and news outlets.

What to Look For in a Robe

A Style and Material That Fits Your Needs

When shopping for a robe, consider your home's climate, your body temperature, and your #GRWM style to help you decide which material (flannel, silk, cotton, linen) is perfect for you. 

Sometimes it's easiest to start by listing everything you don't like about your last robe. "Consider what didn’t work about it (Too hot? Too cold? Fabric feel too cheap?) and then get your priorities in order," says fashion stylist and author Heather Newberger. "Are you on the hunt for something sexy and chic, or need a robe purely for coverage? Would you rather don a robe that feels like a big hug or looks expensive?” Ultimately, you’ll want to find one that checks all the boxes.

A Comfortable Fit

It might seem obvious, but the comfort and fit of your robe are also essential factors to keep in mind. A robe should always be comfortable, but you should also consider what fit will be the most practical.

Are you looking to be wrapped in a blanket of softness as you sip tea and watch TV? Opt for a longer, oversized fit, like the Offhours Homecoat. Looking for something you can easily throw on as you make coffee, cook breakfast, and do your makeup in the morning? You’ll be much better off with something like the Amazon Essentials Lightweight Waffle Robe.

Easy to Clean

Robes are just as prone to spills and stains as the rest of our clothing. While you can easily toss a cotton robe, like the Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robe, into the washing machine, silkier styles—like the SKIMS Long Stretch Silk Robe—look and feel more elegant but require more upkeep. 

Always look at the cleaning instructions before you click add to cart—you'll probably want something machine or hand-washable to avoid running to the dry cleaners over every spilled drop of tea. (Or wine, no judgment.)

FAQ
  • What are the best fabrics for a robe?

    Robes are available in countless materials, but Newberger points out that some are better than others, depending on your needs. She breaks down the most popular materials below.


    “Linen bathrobes offer unparalleled lightness, but before you purchase one, it’s crucial to consider that it may never return from the laundry the same way,” Newberger says. “It also wrinkles more than any other material on earth, so you’ll likely have to steam or iron it after every wash.” That said, linen is great for summer months or for people who run hot. 


    “Silk bathrobes, on the other hand, won’t leave you with a ton of maintenance, though you'll want to make sure to invest in one that's pure silk,” advises Newberger. “Silk blends are often mixed with polyester, which traps heat and can quickly make you want to take it off, rather than luxuriate in it."


    What about a robe to keep you warm and toasty post-shower or bubble bath? Newberger recommends reaching for classic cotton terry. “More insulating than alluring, I gravitate towards cotton terry for its quick absorbency and because it doesn’t leave any fuzzies on my skin after my post-shower routine,” she says. “Cotton waffle robes are also cozy and leave your skin feeling smooth—however, they’re often much thinner than terry and quickly absorb too much water, leaving you damp.”


    A more luxe option is cashmere, which Newberger says isn’t for everyone. “I find cashmere to be a bit prickly on my skin, and with its low absorbency rate, this is a robe that's mostly for show,” she says. That said, cashmere is a solid choice if you're looking to stay warm once you've already dried off.

How We Researched & Tested

To find the best robes, our team of editors, writers, and contributors spent hours researching dozens of brands and styles, adding their personal favorites to the list. We then sent certain top picks to our at-home testers, who wore them for several weeks to evaluate three key attributes—feel, fit, and functionality. 

Why Trust Byrdie

Byrdie contributor Melanie Rud has over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, writing for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. Along with covering beauty, she also covers health, wellness, fashion, and other lifestyle topics. A devoted robe wearer, she has options at the ready for every season. Her favorite move? Putting on a plush and cozy robe instead of drying off with a towel. (Sounds weird, but try it.)

According to our Diversity Pledge, 15% of products in our newly-published market roundups will feature Black-owned and/or Black-founded brands. At the time of publishing, we were not able to find enough robes from a Black-owned and/or Black-founded business. If you know of one we should consider, please email us at contact@byrdie.com and we will evaluate the product ASAP.

Updated by Erika Reals

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