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You may not think a robe is a must-have part of your wardrobe, but many people find robes the perfect transition clothing for the time between work clothes and pajamas. Not quite ready for bed, but ready for comfort, warmth, and a touch of style.
Over the centuries, men’s and women’s robes have changed in style, fabric, and texture, but their basic shape and function have not seen much change.
Robes are the perfect way to get in the right mindset and comfort level for getting better sleep by helping you wind down and regulate your body temperature, which releases melatonin to allow you to fall asleep faster.
Read on to learn more about how to choose the right robe. Below you’ll find our picks for the best robes sold today. Our choices are based on verified owner and customer experiences, as well as intensive product research and analysis.
Our Editor’s Pick is the Snowe Honeycomb Bathrobe, a classic unisex robe made from 100% cotton terry in a textured waffle knit. The material offers good insulation against the cold, but also offers good breathability when temperatures rise. It is quick-drying, as well, making it ideal for post-shower wear.
The slouchy robe has an open-front design with roomy patch pockets on both sides. Snowe offers four sizes for the robe: Extra Small, Small, Medium, and Large. Customers may choose from four colors, as well. Snowe covers all delivery and return shipping costs.
The Classic Bathrobe by Parachute is loomed from long-staple Turkish cotton at 450 grams per square meter, which is said to make this robe the perfect weight for year-round use. Parachute sources their Turkish cotton from the Aegean region, which is world-renowned for its Turkish cotton. Interestingly, Turkish cotton towels were invented in the 17th century in Bursa, Turkey.
Parachute’s Classic Bathrobe is available in four sizes, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large, and comes in your choice of three colors: White, mineral, and stone. It is machine washable and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, meaning it exceeds the highest criterion of testing for harmful chemicals and synthetics. Its price-point is fairly low, making it our Best Value pick.
Our Best Luxury pick, the SFERRA Berkeley Robe, is crafted from luxuriously soft Turkish cotton with a waffle-knit texture. The robe is available in one unisex size with a 50″ length, 67″ sweep, and 31″ sleeves. It fits most wearers as a Large or Extra Large.
The robe is designed with a shawl collar for added warmth, securie tie-waist, and two roomy front pockets. It can be washed and dried in conventional machines, making it fairly low maintenance. SFERRA offers full refunds on robes returned unopened within 30 days of delivery.
The Marais Robe is a high-quality soft robe made from Turkish cotton. It’s thinner and more lightweight than traditional terry cloth robes, making it ideal for warmer weather. Users report it is extremely comfortable and stylish, though it tends to run a little big, so consider sizing down.
The Marais Robe comes in three sizes, Extra Small, Small, and Medium, but runs large and is made to be unisex. Three of the four colors available come with ecru as the base color and either Bordeaux, light gray, or black as the accent color. CULTIVER offers free shipping anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
The Giovanni Waffle Robe from Luxor Linens is our pick for Best Customizable robe. Customers can choose from 17 personalized monograms, such as ‘King’ and ‘Queen,’ ‘Bride’ and ‘Groom,’ ‘His/Hers,’ ‘Dancing Queen,’ and ‘MVP.’ The unisex robe comes in one size with 50″ length, 27″ sleeves, and a 57″ sweep. This fits most wearers as a Medium or Large.
The robe is crafted from sumptuous Egyptian-blend cotton and textured with a soft waffle knit. Luxor Linens offers seven color options, including white, black, navy, and pink. Customers in the U.S. qualify for free shipping and a 30-day trial period.
Whether you use it for drying off after a nice, hot shower, lounging around on a Saturday morning, or to keep you warm and comfortable around the house, robes have become a must-have wardrobe staple. Robes also help maintain thermoregulation for sleepers, resulting in more restful nights with fewer waking episodes.
To help you choose the perfect robe for you or a loved one, below we’ve outlined different shopping considerations, material choices, and things to watch out for. Robes have long been used for their comfort and utility, and these days are becoming more and more fashionable, stylish, and accessible. Read on to learn more about shopping for a new robe.
Different fabrics offer unique textures and insulation, and some may not be suitable for certain climates or wearer preferences.
Below we have listed the seven most common fabrics for today’s robes and the main benefits of each.
The weave of a robe further dictates its warmth and breathability. Here are five different weaves and their benefits.
Robes come in many styles, including the following:
Both women’s and men’s robes come in almost any color or pattern you can imagine. Children’s robes also often come in fun designs and patterns or have animal prints or cartoons.
If you are splurging and buying a higher-quality robe, you may want to consider going with a solid, more neutral color. This way, no matter how fashion changes, your robe will always be in style. Sometimes going with a trendy or fashionable pattern can get old over time.
Other robe features to consider include:
Before completing your robe purchase, always check the shipping maps to verify the company you’re buying from ships to your location. If you are purchasing from an international company, check to see if there are additional shipping or customs fees. Also, check delivery times to your area – especially if you are purchasing the robe as a gift.
Some websites offer free shipping. If you are purchasing through Amazon.com, your purchase may qualify for Amazon Prime if you have an active Prime membership.
As with any online purchase, be sure to check the company’s return policy and whether or not they have a warranty or guarantee on your purchase. Every company has a unique policy, so be sure to read over the fine print carefully in case you are not happy with your purchase and want to return it.
If the company offers any sort of warranty or guarantee for their products, you should know what it covers, in case of any manufacturer defects on your product. It’s important to note that most robes do not come with any sort of warranty.