There was once a time when I was robeless. Now, I have three: a summer, a spring/fall, and a winter one. They’re all different weights and materials, but they all make me feel good when I wear them. I’ve seen a lot of robes splashed across Instagram and the rest of social media, and I’m here to give you a lesson on them.
A robe should feel like a full-on blanket with a belt, in my opinion. There is a time and place for thin robes (right out of the shower and in the bathroom), but you don’t always need the waffle or terrycloth ones. Sometimes, you need, nay deserve more. Whichever style you choose, enjoy wearing it every time you tie that waist belt.
Waffle Knit Robe
I spoke highly of this robe when I first got it and I stand by it. My favorite towels are Parachute’s Waffle Knit towels and this robe feels like that, but able to be wrapped around my body without worrying about slippage. The robe is made from soft, long-staple Turkish cotton and comes in a handful of neutral colors. I lounge in this thing right after the shower. I put it on when I’m deciding to get dressed after wearing pajamas. It’s soft, breathable but warm, and has become a staple in my morning routine.
Alexander Del Rossa Women's Plush Fleece Robe
One look at this fuzzy, flush fleece robe and you can already picture yourself lounging on the couch in it. It comes in 19 different colors and hits mid shin, which is perfect for the colder months to keep almost your entire body warm and toasty. The two large front pockets are perfect for things like your phone or a book. I prefer to use my robes for holding snacks, but to each their own.
Pinzon Terry Bathrobe
If you’re looking for a classic, after-shower robe, this 100% terry-cotton one's for you. It’s made to feel like you’re relaxing in a spa-like retreat, even if you’re in your own bathroom. And, because it’s highly-absorbent, you could even use it right out of the shower in place of a towel. It’s sized fairly generously, making it unisex.
Just Love Kimono Robe
Finding a plush but attractive robe can be a bit of a challenge, but this velour, scalloped option is both. The ultra-soft velour was made to feel great with or without clothes underneath. You can choose from classic neutrals like white, black, or grey but it also comes in bright hues like emerald green and purple.
300-Thread Count Sateen Down Robe
Another good option is this one from the Company Store, which has the same general idea as the OffHours robe, but for half the price. This one takes 550-fill power down and fills a quilted sateen cover, throws a shawl collar on it, and calls it a day.
No shame in mentioning Parachute again, because their Classic Bathrobe has been on Best Of lists since it was first introduced. The large, slouchy pockets in front can fit phones, tablets, newspapers, and more.
Natori Sherpa Robe
This is my kind of robe. The Natori sherpa robe is fuzzy inside and out and goes almost down to the floor. The white cuffs give it an extra punch of sophistication.
UGG Men's Kalib Sherpa-Lined Plaid Robe
Most men's robes won't be fully fuzzy, but will have a soft interior lining. This one from UGG has the iconic plaid outside, but has a fluffy, faux sherpa inside that will keep you warm even as the temperatures drop.
Technically, the Snowe Honeycomb robe isn’t waffle, but an upgraded version of the classic robe pattern. Fast-drying and lightweight, the Honeycomb robe is made from 100% Organic Long-Staple Cotton and is just the thing you’ll want to put on as you step out of the shower.
Men's Terry Cloth Robe
Terrycloth is the classic robe. It’s the hotel robe you always consider stealing. The LL.Bean Terry Cloth Robe comes in many different colors, but if you want full ‘90s sitcom dad, get the Dark Steel Blue.
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