The 15 Best Robes for Women of 2020

Bathrobes for Women 2020 — Best Bath Robes

The 15 Best Robes for Women of 2020

Abby Silverman

Name a better feeling than hopping the shower and cozying up in a warm robe. Not possible! Bathrobes are year-round heroes. Just your favorite sweatpants, they're super easy to change into, but, they're ~fancier~. The wrap-dress of stay-at-home life, if you will.

My proof: all the silky satin, to cozy teddy-fleece and even faux-feather trimmed options out there. Wearing one of those luxurious styles = self-care, btw. So to help make all the extra time you'll be spending at home even more enjoyable, we've gathered 21 pretty styles, ahead.

And, if you're still in a treat-yo'self mood, check out our fave work-from-home essentials, the best loungewear brands, and stock up on the dreamiest scented candles out there.

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This silky situation



Love that super smooth feel of a satin robe? Upgrade from that ubiquitous one everyone gives their bridesmaids to this soft green style in a midi design.


This ~zodiac~ one

What's Your Sign Classic Short Robe Mason Grey


For anyone obsessed with their sign, a robe with all the stars will be awesome to put on first thing in the morning.


This ultra-comfy hoodie robe

Hooded Lounge Robe Lingerie


This robe is a) extremely soft and b) has a hoodie. It really doesn't get any cozier than that.


This fringy option

Premium Satin and Fringe Edge Robe ASOS Design


Here's a twirl-worthy wrap to make lounging around the house fancier than ever.


This polka-dot design

Connie Print Woven Robe

For a playful stay-at-home look, tie this graphic robe around your waist and call it a day. 


This cozy little thing

Borg Robe in Taupe

Excuse me, but how freaking snuggly is this teddy fleece robe? Gonna go ahead and live in this forever. 


This sheer number

Lace Kimono Dreamgirl


Ain't nothing wrong with showing a lil skin. This see-through lace robe is perfect for those moments when you wanna show it all.


This sweet and simple one

Dots Short Lace Robe Eberjey


Nothing beats a nice, soft jersey robe, and this one's cute pattern and delicate lace trim give it a little extra something-something.


This whole, feathery mood

Luxe Embellished Maxi Robe ASOS Design


Obvi this robe's meant to go out on the town, with it's faux-feather trim, but you could definitely also pretend you live a life of glamour dressed up in this baby, glass of champagne in hand, right at home.


This work of art!

Contrast Printed Lounge Robe Lingerie


This lil polyester number is a fancy painting that says “yes, I created magic on my canvas,” instead of “I overslept.”


This padded option

Sierra Duvet Quilted Robe Skin


What if your robe felt a literal duvet? You're welcome.


This plush deal

Plush Velour Robe Natori


Velour is back, baby. This one is definitely fashun, but make it snuggly.


This satin option

Self-Tie Long Robe

Nothing feels better than a satin-y robe rubbing your skin. And the lace trim makes this one a must-have.


This floral bb

Alexandra Short Wrap Kimono City Chic


Sometimes you just need a pretty floral robe with lace trim in your closet.


This floral kimono

Petra Kimono Flora Nikrooz


If spring was a robe, this blush, floral one would be it.


This one with cherries on top

James Lace Robe Fleur Du Mal


Cherries! On a robe! Where do I sign up?


This long one

Floral-Print Long Wrap Robe Charter Club


If you're always freezing, grab a robe that'll keep your legs covered.


This getaway-worthy option

Linen Robe Sleeper


A robe that can do double duty as a dress? Pack this one for your next tropical vacation…whenever that will be.


This animal print dream

Ali Short Robe CHALMERS


It's cute, it's comfy, it's got cats, need I even go on?


This robe that comes with a candle

Honeycomb Spa Set SNOWE


Robes and candles go hand in hand, so it is deeply wonderful that this spa-quality design comes with one that you can light while doing all the self-care things on Sunday. 


This Hummingbird Print

Satin and Lace Print Robe iCollection


You'll feel a glam movie star in her dressing room with this fancy robe that has slits on the sleeves and ra drawstring detail along the waist.

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21 Best Bathrobes for Women 2020

The 15 Best Robes for Women of 2020

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Best Seller

Classic Bathrobe



Available in three different colors (white, mineral, and stone), this one's made from 100 percent Turkish cotton. Reviewers say it’s “unbelievably soft.”

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Amazon's Choice

Plush Soft Warm Fleece Bathrobe

Richie House


The oversized collar on this robe makes it that much more cozy. Also, who doesn't love an option with pockets?

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Lightweight Bathrobe with Side Pockets



the #1 bestseller on amazon in women's petite robes, this 95 percent cotton number comes in 11 different colors. 

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Turkish Cotton Piped Robe



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Women's Plush Fleece Robe with Faux Fur Hood

Alexander Del Rossa


Available in sizes up to 2XL, the faux fur material will keep you extra comfortable on the chilliest nights. 

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Blanche II Short Robe

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Customizable Organic Spa Robe

Pottery Barn


The minute you put this spa robe on, chances are you'll feel you're in an oasis. Bonus? You can get it monogrammed.

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Myla Robe

Eberjey Anthropologie


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Tie-Dye Robe



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Ali Short Robe



This playful print will brighten your morning. 

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Petra Kimono

Flora Nikrooz Anthropologie


This silky kimono's romantic floral print will leave you feeling springy.

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Ada Lace Robe

Flora Nikrooz Anthropologie


Another luxurious choice, French lace, satin, silk, tulle come together in a robe that's so soft you can sleep in it.

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Customizable Luxury Fleece Robe in Ivory


Add your name or monogram to this comfy fleece robe so no one else steals it.

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Greenwich Terry Robe

Lauren Ralph Lauren


Mega plush and ultra-absorbent, this robe is ideal for post-shower. 

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Monogrammed Terry Bathrobe



Just in case you've got a lot of robe thieves in your home, get this one monogrammed so everyone keeps their hands off.

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Waffle Spa Robe



Amazon reviewers agree that this robe is what you need if you’re looking for an absorbent spa quality pick. 

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Sierra Brushed Terry Robe



Available in four different colors, this brushed-terry robe will keep you cozy and comfortable all night long. 

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Terry Cotton Bathrobe

Made with 100 percent cotton, this plush unisex robe is highly absorbent and quick-drying.

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Best Seller on Amazon

Warm Fleece Bathrobe Robe

Richie House


With over 300 five-star reviews on Amazon, this robe is certainly a favorite among customers. One reviewer wrote, “It feels so luxurious. I'd recommend this to everyone.”

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Women's Cozy Short Fleece Robe

Muk Luks


Complete with pockets to stash your remote and reading glasses, this short fleece robe features a whimsical print.

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The Best Robes for 2020

The 15 Best Robes for Women of 2020

Your guide

  • Jackie Reeve

A great robe can help you stay warm, cover up, or make your morning routine a bit more pleasant. It’s a little something to splurge on, a small luxury.

After spending 96 hours researching robes and wearing 36 of them in half a dozen different materials, we’ve picked nine that we love for their softness, style, comfort, and practicality.

We think most people will be able to find a great match here.

We tested unisex robes and some that come only in women’s sizes, and we also brought in a few in both the men’s and women’s versions.

Our picks include those made from absorbent terry cloth, a spa-style waffle weave, warm fleece (for adults and for kids), supersoft plush, lightweight flannel, breathable linen, a structured French terry, and slinky jersey knit.

If you’re not sure which one will work for you, or if you’re buying a gift for someone else, we also discuss how to pick a robe. We focused on inclusive sizing and multiple color options wherever possible.

I’m Wirecutter’s bed and bath writer, and I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching and testing for many guides, including those for sheets, bath towels, flannel sheets, duvet covers, and clothing irons.

I’ve been sewing and quilting for over a decade, and I’ve published several quilt patterns. I have an eye for great fabrics and solid construction, and I’m very familiar with the fabrics we tested here.

For this guide I talked to experts who could help us identify the best qualities for robes in a variety of materials. Bruce Cohen, president and owner of luxury robe wholesaler Boca Terry, told me about construction, warmth, and care.

Angela Courtney, owner (and buyer) of Sweetest Sin Boutique in Red Bank, New Jersey (a store I’ve shopped in over the years), talked with me about how to test for fit and which details to look for ( inner ties or an attached belt).

Courtney also stocks a few of the brands we researched.

Photo: Michael Hession

This was the warmest robe we tried, comfy indoors and out, and available in a variety of lovely colors. It comes in more sizes—including petites and plus sizes—than any other robe we tested.

*At the time of publishing, the price was $70.

How it feels: Soft and cozy, wrapping up in a fleece blanket.

Why it’s great: Of all the robes we tested, the L.L.Bean Winter Fleece Robe was the warmest.

It was incredibly comfortable to wear while lounging and sitting at a desk, and even though it’s made of polyester it didn’t make us sweat, as can sometimes happen with synthetic fabrics.

On a 5-foot-2 tester, this robe was ankle-length but didn’t cause tripping, and in our outdoor test, that length kept drafts away better than any other robe. We could’ve walked the dog in the snow wearing it.

It has an inside tie to help keep it securely closed, and the pockets are just big enough for a phone or hands. This is not a stingy robe. The cut is roomy—there’s plenty of material to wrap up in, and the fabric flows, rather than clings other styles we tried. Despite this, the sleeves don’t feel overly long. It’s also available in plus sizes up to 3X.

  • The thick fleece is soft and slightly fuzzy, and looked about as good after five washes as it did brand new. Photo: Michael Hession
  • The thick and comfortable L.L.Bean Women’s Winter Fleece was the warmest robe we tested. Photo: Michael Hession
  • The wide shawl collar was rigid enough to stand up on its own and was very cozy, even when we walked outside in the snow. Photo: Michael Hession
  • The large pockets, long sleeves, and exterior belt help make this robe feel extra comfortable. Photo: Michael Hession
  • This was the longest robe we tried. It hit our 5-foot-2 tester at the ankles. Photo: Michael Hession
  • The thick fleece is soft and slightly fuzzy, and looked about as good after five washes as it did brand new. Photo: Michael Hession
  • The thick and comfortable L.L.Bean Women’s Winter Fleece was the warmest robe we tested. Photo: Michael Hession

L.L.Bean’s Winter Fleece also comes in a zip-up version, if you that style or want a robe that stays completely closed at the legs. It can also be monogrammed, if that’s your thing. It’s pricier than a lot of fleece robes we’ve seen, but it’s well worth it, especially with L.L.Bean’s satisfaction guarantee. This robe is a Wirecutter staff favorite too.

After two winters of long-term testing, our robe has pilled a little but still looks lush and colorful, and it’s still my favorite thing to put on when the temperatures drop.

One of our senior editors said her year-old Winter Fleece has held up perfectly, and one of our deputy editors added, “It’s not the coolest robe, but it is the warmest, which is all I care about on mornings before my radiator really gets cranking.”

Flaws but not dealbreakers: Washing this robe produced a lot of static electricity. It also picked up a fair amount of lint just walking around in it, so we recommend using dryer sheets (they’ve been effective in our long-term testing). And also exercising caution when touching doorknobs while wearing it—we did get zapped.

Sizes: women’s petite XS–XL; misses XS–XL; plus 1X–3X

Material: 100 percent polyester

Colors: four solid colors

Photo: Jackie Reeve

Available in a range of sizes to fit every stage of childhood, this robe is soft and doesn’t restrict movement, and the colors are bright and fun. The attached belt should save parents some grief.

How it feels: A lighter-weight fleece that gives kids the flexibility to run around but still stay warm.

Why it’s great: L.L.Bean’s Kids’ Fleece Robe is very soft, comes in some great colors, and has sizes to fit kids from toddlerhood through high school. It’s not quite as fluffy as the Winter Fleece Robe for women, but we think it has a more appealing texture for kids.

This fleece is thinner, with a nap (the fuzzy surface of the fabric) that looks and feels smoother and denser than the women’s version. This gives it a very soft and smooth feel on the cheek, makes it less clingy on the body, and gives it more movement—a benefit for the boundless energy of kids.

It also picked up less lint and static than the women’s version. The belt is attached so you and your kids never have to go hunting for it, and the pockets are roomy enough to store treasures. This robe hits an inch or two below the knee, so kids won’t trip on it, and it also comes in a colorblock version.

Over two winters, it has kept its fuzzy texture through several washes and hasn’t pilled. For a special gift, go for the monogrammed version.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: We wish it were available in the same colors as the women’s fleece robe—we know it’s sometimes fun for kids and parents to match. Because this is a different model (not just a kid version of the adult size), the colors don’t correspond exactly, although navy is available in both sizes.

Sizes: unisex toddler 2T, 3T, 4T; unisex kids 4, 5/6, 6x/7, 8, 10/12, 14/16, 18

Material: 100 percent polyester

Colors: six solid colors and one colorblock

Photo: Michael Hession

This plush robe is comfortable and comforting, warmer than our flannel and waffle picks, and softer than any others we tested. Some of our staffers have had it for years, so we know it lasts.

$120 from Restoration Hardware

How it feels: With a thick, smooth pile, this robe has the texture of a soft stuffed animal. It clings to the body a bit more than fleece, and it’s almost (but not quite) as warm.

Why it’s great: Restoration Hardware’s Luxury Plush Long Robe was the softest robe we tested, and one of the warmest. It’s more expensive than other cold weather robes we recommend, but we think it’s well worth the price. When I had the flu a few years ago and everything ached, I tried a couple of our test robes and reached for this one over and over.

It was the most soothing on my prickly skin. I owned another one for about 10 years, and one of our editors has also had one for several years—we’ve used them through pregnancies and sick days when we just needed to wrap up in something comforting.

We tested the long robe, which hits mid-calf to ankle-length depending on your height, but it’s available in a  shorter version too.


10 Best Bathrobes for Women 2020 – Dreamy Robes to Lounge Around In

The 15 Best Robes for Women of 2020

Design by Morgan McMullen

Name a better feeling than coming out from a long shower, rubbing lotion all over your body (moisturize, people!), and throwing on a comfy robe before heading to the couch for a Netflix binge? I'll wait. We take our bathrobes very seriously here at MarieClaire.

com—so much that some of us have three different kinds, depending on the occasion.

Not all robes are created equal (there are a lot of different styles out there), but we've invested in solid picks over the years that come highly-recommended for everyone to live their best faaahncy lives in.

Here, the bathrobes that will convince you to ditch the towel wraps and t-shirts, according to our editors.

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1 The Classic Robe

Nordstrom Lingerie


“I am all about the terrycloth robe—and not just because it's the first thing I put on when it's cold or sometimes I end up wearing it all day (#WorkFromHomeGoals). It's also machine-washable and easy to clean. This Nordstrom Lingerie one has a sexy touch too.” —Katherine J. Igoe, Morning News Editor

2 The Sexy Robe

“My favorite weekend activity before going out is putting on my silk grown-up robe, pouring myself a glass of wine, turning up my speakers, and sitting at my vanity to do my makeup—in that exact order.

Few things in life make me happier than this 100-percent silk robe. It’s so cozy and chic that I wish I could go out in it sometimes (a lewk?!). To me, sexy robes scream fiercely independent…in the best way.

” —Maya Allen, Beauty Editor

3 The Fancy Robe

Treasure & Bond Nordstrom


“If you had told me five years ago that the Best in Show character whom I would best identify with was John Michael Higgins’ flamboyant Shih Tzu owner, I would not have believed you. And yet, here we are…all because of the scene in which he’s deciding whether he should bring six or seven kimonos on a two-day trip. I…can’t help myself? 

“It all started a few years ago when I bought an Oscar de la Renta silk kimono, which sat in my closet for ages until I spent a few months as a freelancer and fished it out. It was winter and I was mostly staying at home, so I basically only wore that kimono and nothing else for, , four months.

Soon, I started buying more to supplement my non-wardrobe. Now I have six, I tend to bring at least two on any vacation, and I am thinking of acquiring a Shih Tzu. My latest and current fave is this long, red Treasure & Bond kimono that I wear over pajamas when I want to feel enigmatic.

” —Cady Drell, Senior Culture Editor 

4 The Fluffy Robe

Arabella Amazon

“This is my favorite robe to wear when it’s negative 10 degrees outside and my thermostat is deciding to be stubborn for the fourth time in a week. It’s the warmest, fluffiest robe I’ve ever owned, and it’s even kept its amazingly soft texture after a few times in the wash! Ten  10 would recommend if you’re looking for something cozy, durable, and affordable.” —Morgan McMullen, Designer 

5 The Spa Robe

“I stole my favorite bathrobe from my 16-year-old brother when I was eight years old. I had it up until last year when I put it in the wash and it emerged as a bunch of tiny washcloths.

In desperation, I searched high and low for the Tommy Hilfiger men’s bathrobe of my dreams, but slowly had to come to terms with the fact that the one I knew and loved for over 15 years didn’t exist anymore. 

It wasn’t until I was gifted this Super-Plush Robe from Brooklinen that I felt I found the robe of my childhood. It feels you’re wrapping yourself in a fancy, expensive towel and I know I'll have it for the rest of my life.” —Amanda Mitchell, Editorial Fellow 

6 The Blanket Robe

“I am what one would call a robe person. Robes and what they stand for (comfort, not having to get dressed right away) are high on my list of personal values. So any robe at all makes me happy.

But this robe…? How much time do you have? If I am at home, you can bet I’m wearing it. If it were appropriate for people who aren’t little old ladies on the Upper West Side or Justin Bieber to wear robes in public, I would also wear this robe outside of my home.

If I am buried in this robe, I will be happy for all eternity. 

How, you ask, could I possibly be so effusive about a bathrobe? Well, because it's the plushest, coziest, thickest robe in existence. It’s wearing a blanket wrapped in a hug.

The tag says 100 percent polyester, but I think it must have some teddy bear and magic fairy dust woven in there because it's just so damn comfortable. It’s luxe, long, and has a big shawl collar.

Its wide-but-not-too-wide sleeves allow for maximum comfort and maximum efficiency, and wearing it makes me feel safe, warm, and happy.” —Danielle McNally, Director of Features and Special Projects

7 The Hotel Robe

“Picture this: You get the shower and wrap yourself in a honeycomb robe. You forget that you have plans. You scroll through Instagram, eat some leftover pizza, pour a glass of wine, maybe take a little nap.

Does anything beat that feeling? No, and that’s why you need the perfect robe to do it in. Enter the Snowe honeycomb bathrobe, a perfect item in almost every way—except that your friends will be pretty mad when you do show up deeply relaxed…

and 45 minutes late.” —Jenny Hollander, Deputy Editor

8 The Lightweight Robe

“There’s nothing better than getting a shower and doing all of your secret single behavior (or, as I to call it, SSB) in a comfy robe. This one by Natori feels silky smooth greatness on your skin.

It's extremely lightweight so you feel you're naked when you're not. I finally had to retire this robe after a rogue pair of underwear turned all of my whites pink, but this is on my shopping list again.

Wear it anytime starting in the spring through early fall.” —Krystyna Chávez, Social Media Editor 

9 The Practical Robe

“I have four or five robes that I don't wear often, except for this one. The sleeves don't soak up water that might trickle up my arm when I wash my face, and it's light enough to wear in an overheated apartment in winter or on a humid summer morning.” —Bridget Burns, Photo Editor 

10 The Nap Robe

“This robe gives me peak cozy girl vibes. I’m never not spilling coffee on it in the morning, but it’s so fluffy and warm and snuggly I’m never going to give it up. I call it my nap robe, which clearly means it’s a very important item of clothing.” —M.A.


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