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 Marie Claire—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.
"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." —Katherine J. Igoe, Contributing Editor
"I’ve never been a robe person, but this whole 'WFH' life has me seriously reconsidering. I’m eyeing this Cloud Cotton Robe from Parachute because it’s comfy, but also lightweight (perfect for someone who runs hot). To me, this robe is a chic version of an oversized sweatshirt—and who doesn't want to lounge around in that?" —Megan DiTrolio, Associate Editor
"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, Former Beauty Editor
"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 out of 10 would recommend if you’re looking for something cozy, durable, and affordable." —Morgan McMullen, Visual Designer
"I am, for lack of better words, a major slut for a good hotel robe. I travel for work constantly, and nothing feels more luxurious than wrapping myself in a cozy, fluffy pile of terry that’s still warm from the housekeeping cart post-bubble bath. And while I’m a sucker for those traditional white wrap-around numbers, my favorite hotel robe of all is actually a little edgier and can be found at the Ace Hotel. It’s boxing-robe inspired, an ode to the sport’s rich history in NYC, and feels like one long sweatshirt. It is—honest to god—one of the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn, and I think about it at least once a week." —Taylore Glynn, Associate Beauty & Health Editor
"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 like you’re wrapping yourself in a fancy, expensive towel and I know I'll have it for the rest of my life." —Amanda Mitchell, Former Editorial Fellow
"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 like 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, Deputy Editor
"Picture this: You get out of 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, Director of Content Strategy
"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, Visual Editor
"I feel great knowing that this robe is made ethically, but it’s also incredibly lightweight and breathable. I can lounge in it at home or wear it over a bathing suit as a cover-up. If you choose to wear it all day long (no judgement here!), you’ll surprisingly still feel put together." —Sara Holzman, Fashion Features Associate
"How would I describe a Homecoat? It's basically like if your best robe and softest blanket had a baby. I love my Homecoat so much that I actually own two—I even coerced my brother and his girlfriend to get one each when we were quarantined together in April. My Homecoat is multi-use for me: When I hop out of the shower and am waiting for my body lotion to sink in, I’m wearing it. When my apartment is freezing, I put it on. I even wear it as a coat when I’m out running errands...that’s how much I love it." —Tatjana Freund, Beauty Assistant