Let’s face it, this fall is going to look a little different: less apple picking, pumpkin-patch perusing, bonfire communing and more Zoom scary movie nights, virtual face-masking parties, and homemade-pie baking. As the indoor fall activities begin to ramp up, it has us pondering what our ideal weekend uniforms will be — and the image we’ve dreamed up takes on the form of a cozy cloak (aka a bathrobe).
This part-bed, part-bath piece is the ultimate comfy-luxe home attire. Like an incredible pajama-towel hybrid, the robe’s leisure potential knows no bounds: It can be worn while dry or wet, reading on the couch or cooking in the kitchen, and with or without the company of others. Ahead, the best bathrobe styles to lounge the day away in or to send to a family member or friend as socially distant but still snuggly hug stand-in — from plush terry-cloth types with pockets to premium waffle-weaves with hoods.
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The new Robe Coat from Richer Poorer is already selling out quick. Made from a beautiful gauze cotton, we may have just found the perfect all-year-round robe option.
As one glowing review stated, “I‘ve been searching for the perfect spring/summer/fall robe since quarantine started and this is it.”
Richer Poorer Women’s Robe Coat, $, available at Richer Poorer
This blanket-like robe from Ugg is super long and made for cuddling. According to one review it’s “the softest thing you’ll ever own.”
Ugg Marlow Robe, $, available at Ugg
This extra luxurious, super fluffy house robe is perfect if you’re trying to feel like your lounging in a chic 5-star hotel. This robe includes a hood, attached belt and is made from 100% recycled fabric.
Frette House Robe, $, available at Soho Home
From the loungewear queen herself, we wouldn’t expect her to make anything other than literally the coziest robe we could find. This one is the perfect knee-length and comes in a range of KKW’s signature muted hues.
Skims Cozy Knit Short Robe, $, available at Skims
This slinky number is definitely a luxe addition to any loungewear wardrobe. This robe is made from 100% silk, comes in 9 chic shades, and just like the name implies, is washable!
As one of it’s over 200 5-star reviews mentions, “This robe is somehow both totally chic and luxurious, yet perfect to throw on and lounge around in. This robe makes weekends feel fancy.”
Lunya Washable Silk Robe, $, available at Lunya
To be very transparent, we do know how to make a pretty great robe. We designed this one in a fun horoscope inspired print and a lightweight fabric, making this the perfect option to transition from summer to fall.
Refinery29 Print Maxi Robe, $, available at Nordstrom
This under-$100 robe is touted as, “five-star-hotel-worthy,” with a 100%-cotton waffle weave that’s stonewashed and preshrunk to be extra soft, absorbent, and true-to-size.
With 4.8 out of 5 stars, Allswell customers rave that this style is everything from “Not too heavy or light. Just right. Very cozy.” to “The texture of this robe feels so amazing after getting out of the shower. It has a great weight to it and the material is so soft. Better than any robe I’ve ever tried.”
Allswell Stonewashed Waffle Bathrobe, $, available at Allswell
Crafted with a piped collar, cuffed sleeves, and deep pockets — out of the same long-staple Turkish cotton as the brand’s bestselling towels — this “Super-Plush” robe will cloak her in a luxurious 380-GSM weight.
Reviews on it range from a simple, “Best robe ever,” to an extreme, “Do not get this if you have a job/lifestyle where you need to put on real clothes. You will never want to get out of this. It is so soft. So warm. So comfy! I have taken up showering 2x plus daily just so I have an excuse to get into it. I love it.”
Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe, $, available at Brooklinen
Crafted from a cozy terry fabric with chic slim-flitting, above-the-knee design, this blush-pink bathrobe is ready to take mom from bath to bed and beyond in glamorous-recluse style.
As one Amazon reviewer who gave it top ratings stated, “My robe arrived today and I just love it. It’s lightweight but feels substantial — just right for summer. I bought blush pink and it’s simply beautiful, brighter than the photo but still a soft color.”
N. Natori Nirvana Brushed Terry Bathrobe Robe for Women, $, available at Amazon
A top-rated combo material combo of two-ply gauze and premium 100% long-staple Turkish cotton make this relaxed-fit bathrobe feel lightweight but still luxurious — oh, and we’re loving the soft blush hue.
Reviews start at, “I first purchased this robe for myself in the pink I loved it so much, I got a second one for my mother for her birthday and she loves it too. The robe is soft and the colors are so beautiful!” and don’t end with, “So soft. First of all, I’m the owner of many Parachute products, and probably keep on adding more. I love this robe, it’s So soft! I’m writing a review as I’m lounging in it with my morning cup of joe.”
Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe, $, available at Parachute
Simple waffle weave meets luxurious stone-washed linen and elopes in glamorous oversized fashion — and here’s what the critics are saying: “It is stunning! It fits perfectly. It is very elegant and comfortable. I highly recommend buying this robe.”
MagicLinen Stonewashed Linen Waffle Bathrobe, $, available at Etsy
This simple waffle-style robe gets a sexier modern twist with its short length and wide-cut sleeves — and, as one pleased lounger put it, “I love it! Perfect for quarantining in comfort and a little luxurious treat to make your day better.”
Eberjey Zen Short Spa Robe, $, available at Nordstrom
This super-snuggly robe situation is crafted from a fleecy sherpa-style fabric with a cozy collar, tie-waist closure, and pockets.
UpWest Sherpa Robe, $, available at UpWest
Soft colors, 100% organic cotton, and a breathable waffle weave come together in perfect cozy harmony to create this classic spa-style robe that’s pre-tumbled for optimal softness.
Comforted reviewers claim everything from, “This robe feels like a soft towel. So perfect now that it is getting cold,” to “I was very happy with the quality of this robe! Lightweight but warm and so comfortable feels like being at a spa, I would recommend this for sure!”
Coyuchi Unisex Organic Waffle Robe, $, available at Coyuchi
This unisex robe, crafted from super-soft and all-natural bamboo lyocell materials, is as cozy as it is absorbent — aka the perfect post-shower luxe loungewear that one reviewer claims is, “So soft. So comfortable. Absorbs quickly. I wear this all night. The material is just amazing. If pajamas are made in this material, you bet I will be stocking up on them.”
Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Waffle Bathrobe, $, available at Ettitude
Riley Home’s top-rated, cotton-waffle robe gets set apart from the rest with its cropped length, hood addition, and terrycloth interior. The company also produces OEKO-TEX® certified robes — meaning that all materials are tested in order to meet environmentally friendly standards.
“Wow. Gorgeous robe, really blown away, better than hotel quality. Runs small so order up.” and “Couldn’t be happier with this robe! The fit is good, nice length, good quality. Love the hood, which towel-dries my hair easily when I put it on.”
Riley Home Hooded Waffle Robe, $, available at Riley Home
The dusty rose washed-linen robe of your mom’s dreams does exist IRL — and you can snag it on H&M Home for under $50.
H&M Home Washed Linen Bathrobe, $, available at H&M Home
can get your hands on a luxe-looking and feeling bamboo-cotton blend robe for under $50 — and this top-rated Amazon-style in a calming lavender hue proves it.
One cozied up customer praised: “This is a beautiful, spa-quality terry robe. I have been searching for a while for a large comfortable terry robe to throw on right after a shower-no need for a towel. But they are VERY pricey. I was browsing one day and came across this robe. At the price I thought it couldn’t be that good, but what the heck, so I gave it a try. This has to be one of the nicest terry robes I have ever owned and it cost less than a quarter of what I have spent. It is soft and absorbent. It is warm and snuggly and heavyweight. This is an excellent buy.”
TexereSilk Luxury Bamboo Viscose Robe, $, available at Amazon
Although flannel skews more towards the holiday season than the spring, depending upon where your mom lives (and how cold she tends to get) this super-soft plaid style is an absolute robe classic.
Oh, and an absolute customer favorite too: “I love this robe. It’s very soft. It fits great. And it’s not overly warm which is a problem with some flannel robes. Just amazing.”
L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe, $, available at L.L. Bean
This cropped, kimono-style robe is crafted from premium 100%-Turkish cotton materials (for an absorbent-cozy finish) and comes fitted with pockets for extra post-shower convenience.
With nearly 2,000 reviews and a 4.3 out of 5-star rating, customers claim this affordable style is everything from “very cozy” to “pretty” and “the best bathrobe ever!”
TowelSelections Turkish Cotton Terry Kimono Bathrobe, $, available at Amazon
Wondering what type of activities your mom can partake in while wearing her new luxurious robe? Well, drinking wine is just the tip of that iceberg. Snowe Home’s classic-style bathrobe is crafted from the plushest air-woven terry cotton to mimic a high-end hotel spa feel.
“As I had read from previous reviewers, my new white robe is the fluffiest. I can’t wait to shower and slip into it each night to relax and feel wrapped in luxury. Well done Snowe!” and “Like a warm, encompassing hug and there is a moment of all is good,” one robed lounger raved.
Snowe Classic Bathrobe, $, available at Snowe
This vibrant blue, orange, and yellow-stripped 100% organic cotton pocket robe is a little lighter than your typical terry-cloth styles, but it’s just as soft.
One happy wearer verified, “I love the stripes! I live in this on lazy weekend mornings. It’s so soft, has pockets, and the length is perfect. I’ve washed it many times and it still looks as bright as when I got it.”
PACT Pocket Robe, $, available at PACT
If the brand name doesn’t say it all — this machine-washable robe is crafted for lounging longevity from a super soft and cushy microfiber that won’t shrink or pill.
One reviewer calls it the, “Most comfortable robe ever,” declaring: “I’m so glad I bought this robe. It’s incredibly soft and cozy. It is thick fabric without being heavy or hot. Totally a year-round robe.”
BAREFOOT DREAMS® The CozyChic Robe, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Described as “plush” and “super-springy,” this waffle-weave robe is crafted from super absorbent materials that are perfect for swaddling any bod post-shower (or bubble bath).
One reviewer calls it, “Superb in every way- yummy soft texture washes beautifully, sized properly. I’m lovin’ it!”
Boll And Branch Waffle Robe, $, available at Boll And Branch
This bathrobe is like wearing a teddy bear (but, like a luxury-loving, spa-going teddy bear) — it’s crafted from 270-GSM velveteen fleece that will not fail to keep her cozied-up at home.
One customer cooed: “This is the most lightweight, warmest, softest robe I have ever owned.” and “GORGEOUS. Simply lush, plush, soft…can I get a bed made of this, please?”
Alexander Del Rossa Plush Fleece Robe, $, available at Amazon
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