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The 14 Best Bathrobes for Lounging

Best Bathrobes for Women featuring a gray robe on top of polka dot background.
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If you can’t be naked around your house, a cozy bathrobe is the next best thing. Slipping into a luxe robe will make you feel as if you’re on a vacation even though you haven’t moved from your couch in a questionable amount of time. Sure, you can wear a lived-in T-shirt, but is your partner’s old tee even made from the softest material known to mankind? Probably not.

I basically live in bathrobes. You can find me wearing one after my morning shower, while I’m blow-drying my hair, and even when I’m lounging on my couch at 2 p.m. And as self-proclaimed connoisseur on the topic, here are my two cents: The best bathrobes should be breathable and lightweight like linen sheets, soft and silky like the robes at a spa, or plush and cozy like your favorite blanket (depending on climate and personal preference).

Below, you’ll find the best bathrobes in every category — from airy organic cotton to fluffy fleece. Read on to shop high-quality options from top-rated brands like Brooklinen, Parachute, Barefoot Dreams, and UGG.

The Best Fleece One

Sizes: XS-XXL | Material: Polyester | Colors: Seven

If you want to feel like you’re wrapped in a blanket, this long fleece robe is the one for you.

The Best Waffle Bathrobe

Sizes: XS/S-XL/XXL | Material: 100 percent Turkish cotton | Colors: Two

I’ve been head over heels for this ribbed bathrobe ever since it hit the market earlier this year. Dare I say it’s become one of my wardrobe staples? The supersoft yet breathable organic cotton fabric is cozy but not quite plush, so it’s the perfect “in between” option that you’ll want to wear in the summer heat or the dead of winter. It’s ultraabsorbent, plus it features an oversize fit, wide sleeves, and deep side pockets.

The Best Full-Length Option

From $145

Sizes: XS-3XL | Material: 100 percent polyester | Colors: Six

This full-length robe feels like snuggling up in a warm blanket. The fluffy fleece is available in five shades.

The Best Plush One

Sizes: S-L | Material: 100 percent polyester | Colors: Three

Maybe you know about the Barefoot Dreams blanket, which is famous for being wildly soft. This is that blanket with sleeves.

The Best All-Purpose Bathrobe

From $98

Sizes: XS-XXL | Material: Modal and polyester | Weight: Medium

Reviewers say this robe is comfy, soft, lightweight, and perfect for every season.

The Best Affordable Bathrobe

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Sizes: XS-3XL | Material: Velour | Colors: 20

Made out of a plush velour fabric and cut above the knee, this is the robe equivalent of sticking one leg outside the comforter.

The Best Silk Bathrobe

Sizes: XS/S-XL | Material: 100 percent mulberry silk | Colors: Seven

Silk robes are so luxurious and absolutely necessary for self-care days, but having to hand-wash something you’re not even wearing out of the house it impractical and inconvenient. Enter this machine washable silk robe from Lunya — it’s the epitome of fashion meets function. Other highlights include thermoregulating fabric, interior ties, and a removable belt.

The Best Bathrobe for Winter

Sizes: XS-XL | Material: 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton | Colors: Six

Available in six neutral and pastel colorways, this super-plush bathrobe will be the only thing you want to wear come December. It’s made from 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton that feels so soft against the skin, and it dries quickly.

The Best Fuzzy Bathrobe

Sizes: XS-L | Material: Polyester and nylon | Colors: Three

If you love all things fuzzy, opt for this plush robe from UGG that reviewers say “feels like a hug.” Pair it with all your teddy-bear fleece loungewear.

The Best Ecofriendly Bathrobe

Sizes: XS-L | Material: 100 percent long-staple cotton | Colors: Three

This waffle-knit robe looks a lot like the popular Parachute option, but it’s made with 100 percent organic cotton and Oeko-Tex certified (which means it’s free of harmful chemicals).

The Most Luxurious One

Sizes: XS-L | Material: Polyester and cotton | Colors: One

A long white terrycloth bathrobe is a staple. Treat yourself to this super-high-quality one.

The Best Printed Bathrobe

Sizes: S/M-5XL/6XL | Material: 100 percent organic cotton | Colors: 23

If your everyday wardrobe isn’t plain, your loungewear shouldn’t be, either. Opt for Printfresh’s lightweight and breathable cotton robes in the boldest and brightest patterns you’d want to wear outside the comfort of your apartment.

The Best Fancy Option

Sizes: S/M–M/L | Material: 100 percent silk | Colors: One

If you want to feel luxe at home (even if you’re just lounging around your walk-up apartment), why not indulge in a long silk robe? There’s just something cinematic about the look — and Intimissimi makes great silk at a moderate price point.

The Most Stylish One

Sizes: S/M–M/L | Material: 100 percent silk | Colors: One

Between the belted waistline and contrasting polka dots, this robe oozes fun and flirty energy. It’s perfect for sipping a cocktail while getting ready for a date night or girls’ night out.

The 14 Best Bathrobes for Lounging