Now that we’re all spending more time at home, a good bathrobe is worth adding to your daily rotation of loungewear and sleepwear. Whether you’re stepping out of the shower or cozying up on the couch, there’s something so luxurious and comforting about wrapping yourself up in a plush, fluffy robe.
There are hundreds of styles, brands, and types of bathrobes out there, from cozy Turkish cotton robes to super warm sherpa robes. So how do you know which one is the right robe for you? To help you upgrade your at-home attire, we put some of the best bathrobes for women to the test, from the cult-favorite Parachute robe to the super-soft Ugg fleece robe.
Of all the robes, however, none were as comfortable or as well-fitting as the Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Robe(available at Amazon). It's as stylish as it is soft and breathable for all seasons. However, if you're looking for something snugglier and made of fleece for colder weather our Best Value, the Richie House Women’s Bathrobe, (available at Amazon) is also a great choice.
Here are the best robes for women we tested ranked, in order:
Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Women’s Robe
Richie House Women’s Bathrobe
UGG Miranda Robe
Parachute Classic Bathrobe
Nordstrom Bliss Plush Bathrobe
L.L. Bean Plush Robe
Brooklinen Super Plush Robe
Crane Plush Cotton Bathrobe
NY Threads Women’s Fleece Bathrobe
Nordstrom Frosted Plush Robe
ADR Plush Fleece Robe
Brooklinen Waffle Robe
Natori Shangri-La Robe
Eberjey Gisele Robe
I have almost no complaints about our Best Overall, the Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Robe; the company also makes our favorite pajamas. The fabric is buttery soft and is made of 95 percent cotton modal jersey fabric. Of all of the robes we tested, the Eberjey Tuxedo robe fit me the best. I didn’t even have to tie it tightly to keep it snug against my body and the length was perfect for my petite 5-foot-three frame. This is a robe you can comfortably wear for hours and the belt will never come untied.
It’s also a great robe for all seasons, the cotton modal jersey fabric is thick enough for the colder months and light enough to keep you cool in the summer. Its classic cut and color choices make it stylish to boot. The stitching construction is excellent and the fabric feels like it will last you for years to come, there was almost no change or pilling in the fabric quality after washing. While this robe hits high marks in all of our major categories, I’d suggest not putting this one through the dryer as it did shrink a bit. That being said, this would not dissuade me from purchasing it, I’d just air dry it. If you’re looking for a great robe to wear year-round that’s ideal for warmer weather, the Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Robe is it.
The Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Robe comes in sizes XS-XL and in black, navy, and light pink.
Richie House Women's Long Plush Fleece Robe with Hood
The Richie House Women’s Long Plush Fleece Robe was extremely fun to wear. With its generous fleece hood, I could pull it up when my house felt drafty and feel like Arwen in Lord of the Rings. The plush fleece fabric was snuggly soft and kept me very warm. Both the short and long-term comfort was excellent as I wore it for two days in a row during a harsh winter. It also has tons of color options and a cute waffle texture on the front pockets, hood lining, and sleeves. While this robe kept me warm, the breathable fleece fabric kept me from overheating, which is good if you run hot. The stitching and robe construction is of decent quality and it seems like it would last you awhile.
The robe also features pockets deep enough to hold your phone and any other essentials. The belt was easy to tie and never came undone. That being said, this robe runs large and long, as intended, so you might want to size down if you want it to fit snug against your body. It shrank a bit when we washed it according to the instructions, but not enough to affect the overall fit. If you’re searching for a giftable, snuggly, and fun robe at a great price, the Richie House robe may be the one for you.
The Richie House Plush Fleece Robe comes in sizes S-XL and in a wide variety of colors.
Ugg might be best-known for its culty sherpa-lined boots, but the popular brand also makes apparel—including robes.
When Amanda tested this robe she had high hopes for it, based both on her experience with Ugg footwear and the robes' popularity, and it didn’t disappoint. While it’s shorter in length, hitting around mid-thigh, this makes it something you can comfortably wear year-round (as opposed to longer robes which tend to be for winter wear only). I.e. it lets your legs breathe while keeping your upper half nice and toasty. It’s also made of the softest fleece and it comes in plenty of colors and fun prints.
Amanda liked that the Ugg robe kept her warm and was great for lounging around the house, yet was also stylish enough to wear around guests. While it was definitely the most expensive robe she tested, she reported it is definitely worth the splurge.
I’m Cailey Lindberg, the Updates writer on the Product Roundups team. Since transitioning into a hybrid work model, I use my work from home days to wear my comfiest clothing. So far this year I’ve tested slippers, pajamas, and now, robes. You’ll often find me lounging in a robe on a Sunday morning, with a cup of tea and a good book or a magazine, so I put my love of comfort to the test.
This guide was originally written by Amanda Tarlton, the former style and trending editor at Reviewed—and an avid robe wearer.
If you think testing robes sounds like a cool job, you’re absolutely right. First, we shopped for them online, ordering the most popular robes based on customer ratings and reviews and making sure each was machine washable. Then, with the help of Reviewed’s former Senior Scientist, Julia MacDougall, and our former in-house materials expert, Jamie Ueda, we came up with a rubric for judging the robes. It included examining all of the factors that everyone looks for when picking out a bathrobe: fit, comfort (both short- and long-term), material, quality of construction, and any special features.
To get a (literal) feel for the robes' quality, fabric, and comfort, we wore each one for an entire day while we went about our usual activities (i.e. working, walking around the house, lounging post-shower, and making trips from the kitchen to the couch). We paid attention to things like how the robe felt against the skin, whether or not it was too warm when worn over a long period of time, and how often we had to adjust the belt or the sleeves.
We then washed all of the robes according to their care instructions. Before washing, we measured the length of the robe, the width and length of the sleeves, and the length of the tie. We compared these measurements to the post-wash measurements to see if the robes shrunk at all during washing.
What You Should Know About Bathrobes
How Should a Robe Fit?
Trying to size a robe can be difficult. Many come in generic sizes (small, medium, large, etc.) or a combination of the above (small/medium, for instance). It can also be tricky when a lot of robes now are unisex, so you might be questioning whether or not that "small" is a men's small or a women's small. Our former materials expert, Jamie Ueda, offered a few tips on how to size your robe for the best fit: Not only should there be enough room for movement (though not so much that the robe falls off your shoulders) but there should also be enough fabric to comfortably wrap around the center of your body but not so much that it wraps all the way around to your side or back. This will force you to readjust the robe often and can make you feel like you're drowning in the material. As for sleeve length, Jamie suggests looking for sleeves that hit just below the wrist so that it keeps the entire length of your arm warm yet doesn't get in the way when you're performing everyday activities.
What's the Best Material for Bathrobes?
When it comes to choosing the best material for your robe, it all depends on what you're using the robe for and your personal preference. Two of the most popular fabrics—and the two that we tested—are fleece and cotton (which includes terry cloth). Jamie says that if you want a robe to wear straight out of the bath, cotton will be your best bet as it's more absorbent and breathable. However, if you're looking for a robe to lounge around in, she recommends fleece as it's warmer than cotton.
One common type of cotton used in robes (especially higher-end robes) is Turkish cotton. What makes it different? Turkish cotton is a natural fiber that's higher quality than regular cotton, Jamie explains, adding that it lints less and is both softer and stronger. Not only that but she says that Turkish cotton also gets fluffier and more absorbent with every wash.
Other Robes for Women We Tested
Parachute Classic Bathrobe
In the world of robes, the Parachute Classic Bathrobe, which comes from the popular bedding brand, is one of the most coveted. It is featured on almost every list of top robes, and is beloved by Reviewed writer, Camryn Rabideau. It’s also unisex, so it’s designed to fit all different body types. When Amanda tried it, she liked that the Parachute robe fit well and stayed securely closed -- and that she didn’t have to adjust the sleeves or tie while wearing it.
She found that the Turkish cotton material had some pros but also some cons. Turkish cotton, compared to fleece, is more absorbent and heavier weight. That's a positive because it means the robe is warm and great for wearing after showering. However, it can also be a negative. While the robe felt good against still-damp skin, it wasn’t as soft as the fleece robes, and she found the heavy material to be a little cumbersome for long-term wear. Overall, this robe feels more like a bath towel than a cozy robe, so if you’re looking for a terry cloth robe that you can comfortably wear when your skin is still wet from the shower, it’s a solid investment.
The Parachute Bathrobe comes in sizes XS-3X and in white, light pink, light blue, gray, and light brown.
Absorbent enough for post-shower wear
Fits true to size
Not as soft as other robes
Heavier weight makes it less ideal for long-term wear
Our former Best Overall, the Nordstrom Bliss Plush Robe had a very cozy fabric and a comfortable fit. It’s made of the same sumptuous fleece as Nordstrom’s wildly popular Bliss Plush Throw Blanket so it feels like a blanket, and I could (and do!) wear it for hours on end without ever feeling too cold or too hot. While I’ve only washed it once so far, it’s held up incredibly well, without shrinking or pilling, which leads me to believe it will be a robe you can wear for many seasons to come before needing to replace it.
The tie never came undone while I was wearing it, and it even has pockets that are conveniently big enough to hold a phone or snacks. However, I had a few issues with it. The robe was a bit long for my 5-foot-3 frame. It didn’t drag on the ground but I would have preferred it hit a bit higher on my legs. The fit of the robe was also average, while it wasn’t as oversized as some of the others, it didn’t exactly fit like a glove and I had to tie the belt quite tightly to keep it snug against my body. And because the robe is so plushy, long, and warm, it is exclusively for winter use – and may only be available at the retailer seasonally.
The Nordstrom Bliss Plush Robe comes in sizes XS-XXL and in white, pink, and gray.
The L.L. Bean Plush Robe is one of the softest that Amanda tested, ranking right up there with the Bliss Plush Robe in terms of feel. The luxurious, sherpa-trimmed fleece robe was something she wanted to snuggle up in 24/7 (or at least while watching Netflix on a snowy night in front of the fire).
It even has a hood if you’re someone who wants to keep extra warm in cold winters. While she didn’t use the hood, Amanda still felt it was a nice added feature.
However, there were a few things that turned her off from the L.L. Bean robe. First, it was very long. Because it was the second-longest robe at 47 inches long, the regular size might be a better option for taller folks. At 5-foot-5, Amanda fournd the regular size was too long for her liking, almost dragging on the ground. They do have petite sizing, but these sizes might be better suited for people who are a bit taller than those of actual petite heights 5-foot-2 and below.
The long length also made it a little too warm during extended wear and made her feel hot after wearing it for longer than 30 minutes. It felt like she was wearing a blanket, and not in a good way—it trapped in too much heat and her skin couldn’t breathe.
The L.L. Bean Women’s Wicked Plush Robe comes in sizes XS-XL and in a wide variety of colors.
We have long been a fan of Brooklinen’s apparel their loungewear is also one of Amanda's favorites) and the Brooklyn-based brand also makes the best sheets we’ve ever tested. But unfortunately, Amanda wasn’t crazy about the Brooklinen plush robe. She found the sleeves to be extremely wide and the robe itself to be very oversized.
Our recommendation? If you want to buy this robe, we recommend you size down but be wary that while a smaller size might fix the wide sleeves and oversized fit issue, you could end up with sleeves that are too short. Not only that, but there are only three size options (XS/S, M/L, and XL/XXL), so in some cases, you won't be able to size down.
Amanda was also skeptical of how well this robe will hold up over time as after washing, she noticed a few loose threads. She did like that the Turkish cotton is soft (ranking up there with the Crane & Canopy robe, but still behind the Parachute robe) and that the robe has added features like a stylish piped collar and roomy pockets.
The Brooklinen Super Plush Robe is unisex sizing in XS/S - XL/XXL and in white, light grey, dark grey, and pale blue.
As a fan of Crane & Canopy's pajamas, Amanda was excited for the bedding brand’s robe option. While she found it to be very comfortable with a snug (yet not too tight) fit around the waist, the sleeves were oddly very wide, which allowed drafts to get in, and they kept falling down whenever she lifted her arms.
However, the Turkish cotton material is absorbent, making the Crane & Canopy robe a good “just out of the shower” robe. She did say though that the Turkish cotton here isn’t as soft as that of the Parachute robe. Additionally, while the Crane & Canopy robe only comes in white and gray, it does have pretty detailing on the shawl collar and cuffs that add an extra touch of elegance.
The Crane & Canopy Plush Cotton Bathrobe comes in sizes S-L and in gray.
The NY Threads Women’s Fleece Bathrobe is a solid choice if you’re looking for a basic fleece bathrobe, at a very affordable price. It was comfortable to wear all day and the belt stayed tied tightly. It held up well in the wash, although the fit changed a tiny bit. That being said, this robe runs large and long, so the fit change doesn’t make a huge difference. The NY Threads robe also comes with sizable pockets and its care is easy, just wash on warm and tumble dry low.
Despite these pluses, we have a few complaints. The material of this bathrobe, as well as the stitching and construction, felt cheaper than others we tested. It also was way too big on Amanda's frame and does not fit true to size. She reported that it was practically dragging on the ground and the sleeves were too long. But if you don’t have a small frame and are looking for a basic bathrobe, the NY Threads Fleece Bathrobe may be the one for you.
While the Nordstrom Bliss Plush Robe was our former overall winner, the retailer’s other highly-rated robe didn’t fare so well. The fluffy sherpa material is some of the softest Amanda had felt, similar to that of the L.L. Bean robe and much thicker and plusher than our winning robe. But it’s something she’d prefer in a blanket, not in a robe.
In fact, she called this robe 'all-consuming'. Even on the coldest day, she got very hot within 30 minutes of wearing the robe and even broke a sweat (just while sitting on the couch, too). The fabric is too thick and heavy, and she found the cuffed sleeves and collar to be very bulky. However, it’s good quality (the seams are tight and the fabric holds up well in the wash) and incredibly soft so it might be a good pick for someone who is always cold.
The Brooklinen Super Plush Robe comes in sizes XS-XXL and in white, light gray, dark gray, brown, and striped pink.
Alexander Del Rossa Women's Plush Fleece Robe with Hood
It might be the best-selling robe on Amazon but Amanda was less than impressed with the Alexander Del Rossa Women’s Robe. The quality of the robe isn’t as good as the others. The fleece felt low-quality and thin, and the seams didn’t seem like they’d hold up well over time.
Not only that, but the robe was incredibly long for her 5-foot-5 height. At 52 inches long, it was the longest robe Amanda tested. The cumbersome length was annoying when trying to move around without tripping over it or having to push up the sleeves. However, despite the length, it didn’t keep her very warm due to the super-thin fleece. This turned her off from wearing the robe—it was too long for it to be worn in warmer weather yet not thick enough to keep her warm in colder weather.
The Alexander Del Rossa Women’s Robe comes in sizes XS-4X and in a wide variety of colors.
I was surprised to find that the Brooklinen Waffle Robe did not hold up well against the others, as the company is known for quality products. To Brooklinen’s credit, the Turkish cotton fabric (in a waffle knit) is thick and the stitching and construction was decent, but the upsides end there. First off, the fabric of this robe is rough and the robe is extremely oversized to the point where it felt like it was falling off of me. While the fabric was rough to begin with, it felt even worse after I washed the robe according to the instructions.
The belt also came untied often on this robe and I had to keep adjusting it throughout the entire day. It also shrunk the most of all the robes we tested, even though I used a tumble dry low cycle according to the instructions provided. All in all, it just isn’t built to last. If you’re looking for a good bathrobe, I’d recommend going with the Parachute instead.
The Brooklinen Waffle Robe comes in sizes XS-XL and in white, light gray, dark gray, and light pink.
The Natori Shangri-La robe was my least favorite of all the robes I tested. The material is thin and cheap, I suspect that it will pill quickly after several wears and washes, although it did not shrink significantly when dried. The robe is very long on my 5-foot-3 frame and has weird kimono-style sleeves that hit awkwardly on my arms. It was also way too large for me and the waist tie looped in an awkward place. It shrank quite a bit in the wash, though it fit long, to begin with. I also thought it was very overpriced for the quality of the material and stitching. If you’re looking for a warmer weather knit robe, I’d recommend you go with our Best Overall, the Eberjey Gisele Tuxedo Robe.
The Natori Shangri-La Robe comes in XS-XXL and in a wide variety of different colors.
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