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What Are the Best House Robes for Women?

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After nearly a year of working from home, we’ve all developed some pretty strong loungewear preferences. Maybe you’re all about matching silk pajamas, or maybe you’re more of the waffle-knit type. Or perhaps you like to pair a Zoom-appropriate top with some sweatpants. No matter your preference, throwing on a robe can add even more comfort and a touch of opulence to your at-home look. (Although it may not be the best choice for meeting attire.) Like a bathrobe, you can certainly wear a house robe straight out of the shower, but these are robes that you’d also be happy to keep on over your work-from-home ensemble all day. They’re cozy enough to wear for hours and decent-looking enough to step out for a minute or two to fetch the mail. To round up some of the best house robe options, we consulted with 13 of the most stylish women we know, including designers, influencers, yogis, and more.

Best overall house robe

A favorite of three of the women we polled, the Parachute waffle robe earns points for both style and coziness. “It’s thin, while feeling cushiony enough to give you those comforting spalike vibes,” says Alisha Ramos, founder of Girls’ Night In. “I like the waffle texture because it adds a bit of luxe visual interest.” She wears hers every day while doing her skincare routine and making a cup of coffee or tea, adding that it’s “perfect for lounging.” Style blogger Chloe Alysse says the robe is “lightweight and cozy so it’s perfect for both crisp mornings and hot summer days.” Like Ramos, she tells us that she wears it “all the time now.” Alex Yeske, an art director and graphic designer based in Los Angeles, admits that she “was not a robe person until I got this one as a gift a couple years ago.” She likes that it has “a very squishy plushness to it,” and agrees with Ramos and Alysse that it’s soft and comfy without feeling too heavy. “I like layering it over pajamas for weekend morning lounging,” she says.

Best cotton house robes


Josie Maran, CEO and founder of the eponymous Josie Maran Cosmetics, says this robe, also from Parachute, “is soft and luxurious and lives up to the ‘cloud’ in its name.” Like the brand’s waffle robe, it’s airy and light, but with a slightly different, more gauzy texture. Along with your classic white and gray, it comes in some unique robe colors, like a rich mulberry and golden amber. “My routine is to shower, put on my whipped body butter and then wrap up in the robe while I do the rest of my skincare routine,” says Maran.

While it’s similar to a kimono, this bamboo-printed robe is actually a yukata, a more casual Japanese robe typically made from cotton and popular at hot spring resorts. Made in Kyoto, it’s a favorite of Sky Ting Yoga co-founder Krissy Jones, who calls it “light, elegant, comfortable, and beautiful,” and says, “I feel more put together wearing this around the house than a regular frumpy terrycloth robe.”

Note: This robe is out of stock until early March, but you can email the retailer at to be added to the waitlist.

Style blogger Sara Watson says that she’s “usually a traditional robe type of person,” but during quarantine she wanted to ditch her classic terry styles for “something that had a little more personality.” She found what she was looking for in this bright robe that’s been block-printed in Jaipur by fifth-generation artisans. “It’s bold, fun, and breaks up the monotony of loungewear day in and day out,” says Watson. “I totally plan on wearing this beauty outside as part of an outfit when the weather gets warmer.”

“A perk of my background in lingerie and loungewear PR is that I’ve had every sort of robe you can think of within reach, from ultra-luxury to super wallet-friendly,” says Melissa Tate, director at the communications firm Bollare (which, in case you’re wondering, does not represent Offhours). Tate’s favorite robe, after trying pretty much everything on the market, is this oversized cotton one that’s basically a wearable comforter (you can read the Strategist review of it here). “I love sleep, so it makes sense that a robe that quite literally felt like I was still under my covers is my fave,” says Tate. “If they made bedding, I’d probably buy that too.”

Best linen house robes

Christina Remenyi, founder of Fortnight Lingerie, says she instantly “fell in love” with Lotte.99’s kimono-style robe after first seeing it on Instagram. “It has a great shape, drapes beautifully and is a perfect lightweight robe,” she says. Plus, Remenyi likes that it’s made from upcycled linen so it’s a sustainable choice, too.

For a linen robe with a little more drama (and a slightly smaller price tag), Chloe Kernaghan, Jones’s fellow co-founder of Sky Ting Yoga, calls this robe from Australian-based Deiji Studios “super elegant.” It features extra-wide sleeves, a contrasting tie-belt, and comes in additional colors like mustard and oatmeal.

Best jersey house robe

Lunya The Robe

Even softer than pure cotton, this modal-cotton blend has a hint of elastane for a stretchy fit that Lexi Tawes, head of women’s products at Outerknown, says is “like wearing your favorite T-shirt.” Tawes also likes the robe’s practical details, like cell-phone sized pockets and an attached belt that won’t fall off or get lost in the wash.

Best plush house robes

Linen and jersey robes are great if you want something that won’t weigh you down, but sometimes you just need a big, plush robe that feels like a bear hug. In that case, Carmen Chen Wu, co-founder and creative director at Caraa, recommends this plush L.L.Bean robe she calls “super thick and fluffy” and “truly like wearing your bed around with you.” It has sherpa on the hood, cuffs for even more coziness, and, according to Wu, only gets softer with each washing.

On especially cold days, Ramos says she swaps her Parachute waffle robe for this thicker style. “I call this one my ‘hotel robe’ because it’s so fluffy, soft, and plush,” she says. At under $20, it’s surprisingly affordable, and the herringbone texture makes it look much more expensive.

Best terrycloth house robes

If you’re looking for a traditional robe that feels a little special, this robe from towel-startup Weezie fits the bill with its piping trim (in your choice of six colors) and an optional monogram. “I fell in love with my Weezie robe back in the spring when we found ourselves at home all the time,” says Jennifer Hunt, founder and owner of Dogwood Hill stationery. “It’s super-plush and feels like I’m wrapped up in a soft blanket.”

A terrycloth robe can also be thin and streamlined, like this Ralph Lauren waffle-weave robe recommended by Bethany Berk, founder of Marchioness Home & Garden. “It’s easy to pack and I love bringing it with me on my antique-sourcing trips to enjoy a little comfort from home,” she says.

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What Are The Best House Robes for Women?