23 best robes for women—soft and cozy nightwear you'll want to live in

There are thousands of bathrobes, but our picks of the best robes for women has coziness, comfort and style in equal measure

Collage of the best robes for women
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One of the best robes for women is exactly what you need after a nice hot bath, nothing beats that feeling of instant snugness. 

When it comes to selecting your robe, fit, fabric, and warmth should all be considered. Whether you want to pretend you’re swanning around a fancy hotel spa in a waffle robe or want to fully cocoon yourself in a fluffy blanket-style gown, the best robes for women have lounging potential that has no bounds. A lazy day wardrobe essential, you can throw one on over your fave leggings the moment you step into the house or go all-out and pair with your best pajamas for supreme loungewear coziness. Add in your best slippers and you've got the ideal ensemble for a Netflix binge on the sofa. 

It's advisable to think about your own microclimate before investing in a robe. Depending on the temperature of your home, you may want something lighter like cotton or silk which is ideal for warmer environments, but if your home is on the cooler side, consider something fluffier or with a cashmere blend for added warmth. Silk and satin feel particularly opulent if you’re looking for something high-end and always have a touch of nostalgic, Hollywood glam. A luxurious bathrobe makes a crowd-pleasing gift too, so certainly one to consider if you’re after the best gifts for her.

The best robes for women chosen by our fashion team

The White Company Unisex Hydrocotton Hooded Ribbed Robe

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1. The White Company Unisex Hydrocotton Hooded Ribbed Robe

Specifications

RRP: $125 / £85
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Oversized
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Classic style
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Lasts years
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100% cotton

One of the best known British fashion brands, we’re big fans of The White Company’s Hydrocotton towels so we squealed with excitement when we saw this ribbed Hydrocotton robe. Our reviewer has had her White Company dressing gown for over 12 years now and it's still going strong. With the same quality and fluffiness as their cozy towels, this dressing gown comes oversized making it easy to cuddle up in. It’s unisex too, although we definitely don’t want to be sharing this! Add any of their warmest leggings—their cashmere is gorgeous, and you won't want to get dressed. 


Desmond & Dempsey quilted robe

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2. Desmond and Dempsey Quilted Robe

Specifications

RRP: $385 / £310
Sizes: S-XL
Material: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Premium quality
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Stunning print
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Quilted design

Prepare to truly indulge in this stunning design from Desmond and Dempsey. Honestly, it’s just like wearing an actual duvet. Made by a premium bedding manufacturer (so they know their stuff!), the quilted design takes inspo from men’s robes in the 1950s so has a chic vintage aesthetic too. It has a striking bird print that follows through to the lining so you can wear it open to really show it off. Layer over the best joggers for a luxe take on loungewear.


L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe

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3. L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe

Specifications

RRP: $99.95 / £98.24-£108.17
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: Sherpa-lined body in 100% polyester fleece
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Sherpa-lining
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Classic plaid print
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Flannel fabric

This has everything that makes a robe extra toasty—from the supersoft flannel fabric to the plush sherpa fleece lining for an extra layer of warmth. It comes up big, ideal if you like to cocoon yourself in the fabric but you may want to downsize if you’re after something more fitted. The plaid print gives it that winter-ready feel that’s perfect for curling up in front of the fire. While you can wear this all year, the plaid means it will pair well with the best his and hers Christmas pajamas too.


Agent Provocateur Classic PJ Dressing Gown

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4. Agent Provocateur Classic PJ Dressing Gown

Specifications

RRP: $625 / £395
Sizes: US 2-12 / UK 6-16
Material: Silk
Care: Dry Clean

Reasons to buy

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Luxurious silk
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AP monogram

Agent Provocateur know a thing or two about luxury and this opulent gown hits the mark. Crafted from gorgeous silk, it has contrast piping at the lapels and the iconic AP initials embossed on the self-tie belt. Perfect if you’re looking to indulge in some sartorial extravagance, pair with the matching pajama set for a truly opulent look.


M&S Pure Cotton Towelling Dressing Gown

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5. M&S Pure Cotton Towelling Gown

Specifications

RRP: $49 / £28
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Soft towelling
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Budget-friendly
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Sustainable Cotton

This toweling robe from British clothing brand M&S is perfect for wrapping yourself in post-bath. It has an adjustable belt and a cozy shawl collar and the cotton is sustainably sourced too. The gray hue keeps it classic and timeless and one you’re bound to reach for time and time again. Customers highly rate its softness and fit, which comes up true to size.


White Stuff Nina Woven Robe

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6. White Stuff Nina Woven Robe

Specifications

RRP: $86 / £55
Sizes: S-L
Material: 56% Cotton ,44% Modal, Other: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Wear all-year round
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Pretty floral print
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Matching pyjamas available

Why bother getting dressed at all when there are robes as beautiful as this. Designed in-house, it has a pretty floral print with a contrasting hem and belt for a unique finish. It’s a cotton-modal mix that feels soft on the skin and will work all year-round too. Up the ante and go for the matching pjs. Dreamy!


Joules Sara Longline Bathrobe

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7. Joules Sara Longline Bathrobe

Specifications

RRP: $64.95 / £49.95
Sizes: S-L
Material: 94% Polyester, 6% Elastane

Reasons to buy

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Plush velvet texture
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Extra long length

Not only do Joules create some of the best waterproof jackets, but their nightwear is truly sumptuous too. The velvet fabric on this number keeps it looking and feeling opulent and the longer length means it will keep you snug from head to toe—perfect for when the temps drop. It has two handy pockets and comes in a deep navy blue and a soft pink. 


Petite Plume Women’s Gingham Robe

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8. J. Crew Petite Plume Women’s Gingham Robe

Specifications

RRP: $88 / £67.05
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: Cotton
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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High-quality cotton
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Cute gingham print
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Long-lasting

The cute gingham print makes this one a sweet choice for summer. Petite Plume is all about the details, focusing on top-quality cotton to ensure a soft and luxurious feel. Brushed for added softness, it gets cozier with every wash so it’s guaranteed to stand the test of time. Opt for classic monochrome or the sky blue hue and wear with your favorite shorts set and best hoodies.


SKIMS Velour Women’s Long Robe

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9. SKIMS Velour Women’s Long Robe

Specifications

RRP: $128 / £100.10
Sizes: XXS-4XL
Material: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex
Care: Hand Wash

Reasons to buy

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Velvety texture
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Roomy
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5 colorways

You might know Skims for doing some of the best shapewear, but when the brand isn't contouring shoppers, they're keeping them cozy instead. The velvety texture of this robe adds an extra layer of lavishness. We would expect nothing less from Kim Kardashian’s brand, to be honest. It can come up pretty big so perfect if you want that oversized blanket fit but you may want to downsize for a smaller fit. It is available in five neutral hues making it easy to coordinate with your existing loungewear collection, which is another reason it's one of the best robes for women.


UGG Aarti Robe

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10. UGG Aarti Robe

Specifications

RRP: $98 / £75
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Fun leopard print
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Plush sherpa fabric
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Hood for extra coziness

Ugg make some of the best winter boots and our fave slippers, so if anyone knows comfort it’s UGG, and as expected this dressing gown works like a charm too. Made of plush sherpa it makes the ideal cozy companion to those chilly mornings. Complete with a belt and roomy hood, the soft leopard print adds a fun touch. It's machine washable too.


Victoria’s Secret Leopard Jacquard Satin Lace Robe

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11. Victoria’s Secret Leopard Jacquard Satin Lace Robe

Specifications

RRP: $98.40 / £75
Sizes: XS-L
Material: 55% Viscose, 45% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Iconic VS design
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Sleek leopard print
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Shorter style

Victoria’s Secret are the makers of some of the best bras so it’s no surprise their sleepwear fits like a dream too and if you fancy swanning around your apartment like a VS model, this is the robe for you. With a subtle leopard print, a silky-soft fabric and lace trimmings it really dials up the glamour. Just slip on some of their best underwear and wrap the elegant robe around you for a cozy night in.


Zara Silk Robe

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12. Zara Silk Robe

Specifications

RRP: $159 / £119.99
Sizes: S-L
Material: 100% Silk
Care: Dry Clean

Reasons to buy

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Premium silk
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Heat-regulating fabric
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Glamorous design

For something a little more lavish, this Zara number is crafted from 100% mulberry silk. Light, soft, and oh-so-chic, it's made from a natural heat-regulating fabric so will keep you warm in the winter (within reason) and cool in the summer. Its floaty style and ankle-skimming length make it perfect for wafting around the house. You'll feel like a movie star!


Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Unisex Robe

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13. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Unisex Robe

Specifications

RRP: $99 / £77.42
Sizes: 1-4
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Long-lasting
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Lots of colors
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Bestseller

A bestseller this robe will keep you snug and stylish. It’s available in eight different colors too so you can find a shade to suit you and your nightwear. The fabric won’t shrink or pill either, so you’ll be wearing it from one winter to the next.


H&M waffled dressing gown

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14. H&M Waffled Bathrobe

Specifications

RRP: $34.99 / £24.99
Sizes: XS-L
Material: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Lots of colors
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Waffle design
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Very affordable

Recreate those indulgent spa days with this chic waffle robe. Finishing at the knee, it has dropped shoulders and ¾ length sleeves so would make a great addition to your summer loungewear too. Available eight muted hues, pop on a face mask and get those spa vibes going by lighting the best scented candles to unwind.


Soho Home House Robe

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15. Soho Home House Robe

Specifications

RRP: $109 / £85
Sizes: One Size
Material: 100% Recycled Polyester
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Recycled Polyester
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Very luxurious

Speaking of indulgent spa days, this signature robe from the masters at Soho Home is as fluffy as a cloud. Crafted from 100% recycled polyester, it has the Soho House stamp on the chest and features a large hood for added comfort. Perfect for pretending you’re on a luxurious weekend away, it’s available in six colors, and shoppers in the UK can get it monogrammed too for an extra personal touch. A matching pair would make a wonderful and indulgent gift for couples.


Free People Pajama Party Robe

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16. Free People Pajama Party Robe

Specifications

RRP: $148 / £128
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex
Care: Machine Wash Gentle

Reasons to buy

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Glamorous
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Pretty print

If you really want to add some luxe to your loungewear then this robe is a front-runner. From the delicate floral and stripe print to the contrast piping to the silky soft material, this floor-sweeping gown really amps up the glamour. It’s almost too good not to be seen so why not slip it on over your best jeans for a low-key dinner party. It does say pyjama party after all!


Boux Avenue Marnie Satin and Lace Robe

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17. Boux Avenue Marnie Satin and Lace Robe

Specifications

RRP: $51 / £32
Sizes: XS-L
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Lace and satin design
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Matching cami sets available

Another design that gives the glamour, this short style just oozes romance, which is why we picked it as one of the best robes for women. With a gorgeous lace and satin design, it’s unapologetically feminine and flirty. Available in seven colors, you can pair with the matching cami sets for an ultra-glamorous bedtime look that’s bound to impress.


Nordstrom Moonlight Quilted Robe

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18. Nordstrom Moonlight Quilted Robe

Specifications

RRP: $89 / £70.49
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Duvet style
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Versatile hue
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Fleece lining

If you’ve ever dreamt about wearing your duvet around the house than you’re in luck with this quilted design. Crafted from a cotton blend, it has that distinctive puffy feel that you’ll recognize from some of the best winter coats but is more indoor friendly. It has a fleece lining for extra snugness and you can snap it up in off-white or a soft gray.


Versace Brand-Print Cotton Towelling Dressing Gown

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19. Versace Brand-Print Cotton Towelling Dressing Gown

Specifications

RRP: $585 / £497
Sizes: S-L
Material: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine Wash Cold

Reasons to buy

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Designer style
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Always on-trend
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Towelling interior

Prepare to splash out with this designer robe from fashion house Versace. Offering runway style, it features signature branded embroidery on the cuffs, pockets and belt, against a block black hue to make it really pop, it’s bold and eclectic and works seamlessly with their pjs too. Made from 100% cotton it has a toweling interior for extra comfort. 


Madewell Lightestspun Robe

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20. Madewell Lightestspun Robe

Specifications

RRP: $85 / £83
Sizes: XXS-XXL
Material: Cotton
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
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Stylish stripe design
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Flattering sleeves

Mixing luxury with comfort, this lightweight robe is a stylish all-rounder. The sleeves are delightfully roomy, flaring out at the hem and the subtle striped print keeps it looking chic and timeless. It has a removable sash belt and a handy locker loop so you can hang it on the back of the bathroom door ready to slip into post-shower.


Eberjey Chalet Eco Plush Robe

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21. Eberjey Chalet Eco Plush Robe

Specifications

RRP: $182 / £155
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 100% Recycled Polyester
Care: Machine Wash Cold

Reasons to buy

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Celeb following
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Sustainable
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Flattering silhouettes 

This Miami-based brand focuses on flattering silhouettes and has a huge celeb following including Emma Watson and Kate Hudson so you’re in good company with their designs. Mixing comfort with femininity, this cozy robe is crafted from nearly 80 plastic bottles so it’s gentle on your skin and the planet. Perfect for a Sunday night pampering sesh.


Ralph Lauren Waffle Terry Robe

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22. Ralph Lauren Waffle Terry Robe

Specifications

RRP: £119
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine Wash

Reasons to buy

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Timeless design
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Soft cotton fabric

Keep it classic and timeless with this unfussy design from Ralph Lauren. One of the best American clothing brands, this robe in a crisp white hue is cut from cotton terry and features braided piping and a signature monogram on the chest for the designer stamp. It has a self-tie waist and finishes just above the knee making it an all-year-round staple.


Olivia Rubin Estelle Sorbet Stripe Dressing Gown

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23. Olivia Rubin Estelle Sorbet Stripe Dressing Gown

Specifications

RRP: $220 / £160
Sizes: XS-XXXL
Material: 100 Cotton
Care: Gentle Machine Wash Cold

Reasons to buy

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Colorful print
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Matching PJs
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Breathable

Olivia Rubin is known for its colorful designs and this rainbow robe is no exception. In a sweet sorbet stripe print, it’s vibrant and cheerful and bound to make those early mornings a bit brighter. If you've struggled to inject bright color clothes into your wardrobe before, starting with loungewear in a safe home environment is a good idea. Made from 100% cotton, it’s lightweight and breathable so will work for the warmer months too. If you want to go all-out—match with the Peggy Pajamas (opens in new tab).


Final Verdict

  • Best overall—we'd be tempted to snap up all of these cozy styles but they may be a bit too indulgent, so if you're going to invest in one outstanding gown, The White Company Unisex Hydrocotton Hooded Ribbed Robe (opens in new tab) gets our vote as the best all-rounder for comfort, coziness and timeless style. 
  • Best budget buy—if you're after more of a budget-friendly iteration then the M&S Pure Cotton Towelling Gown (opens in new tab) is a close second. We just wish it came in more colors!

How did we choose the best robes?

Our fashion team has had over 13 years of experience in the industry so we know a thing or two about style and the best top-quality brands to shop. 

During our search, we made sure we covered three key factors: 

  • Fit
  • Fabric
  • Comfort

From the floor-sweeping blanket-like robes to shorter silky styles, we made sure to find the perfect robe to suit everyone's needs. There are many things to consider when investing in a robe. Do you want something to slip on whilst you're dashing about getting ready in the morning? Then opt for a light cotton, shorter style. Alternatively, if you want to curl up on the sofa in a blanket-like robe, go for the fluffy and fleecy styles instead. 

Like the best cashmere sweaters, we've also put plenty of robes on the list that you can pop in the washing machine to make our lives a whole lot easier. Whether you want to splurge on something luxurious or you're after something more affordable, we've made sure we've covered all budgets in our edit too.