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Ask Belle: Bathrobes, Both Cozy and Sleek

Dear Belle,

I’ve searched on your site for advice regarding a high quality bath robe but didn’t find anything.  I’m thinking of a gift for myself and perhaps a lucky friend this Valentine’s Day but it’s hard to figure out what is actually decent quality online.  The best I found are actually at Pottery Barn (with monogram too!).

Do you have other, better options to suggest?  Thanks and hope you’re staying warm out there! Lisa

Before you buy a bathrobe, you need to ask one question: Do I want a cozy, fluffy robe or something sleeker for covering up?


Pique Kimono Bathrobe ($99)

For every day wear, I own this Hotel Collection bathrobe.  It’s the right mix of soft and functional.  Looking for something cozier?  They also make a velour bathrobe.

A number of my friends speak fondly of the Barefoot Dreams robes. Their blankets might be the softest thing on Earth, so I expect the same of their robes.


Calvin Klein Essentials Robe ($75)

For something sleeker, I like a short robe.  It’s also better for travel, just roll it up and toss it in your bag.  I like this charcoal grey robe from Calvin Klein.  This DKNY Essential robe is another great choice; it also comes in plus-size.

Looking for something sultrier?  I recommend silk.  This Soma Intimates robe would be my first choice.



  1. Addie says:

    I got the Pottery Barn Luxe Cozy robe for Christmas and I LOVE it. It’s so soft and warm. The sleeves are super long and it comes almost to my ankles (I’m 5’3″) which I didn’t originally want. But I’m very happy with it now. I was specifically looking for a monogrammed robe and they were hard to find in a winter weight

    February 3, 2015/Reply
  2. Keilexandra says:

    I bought the Natori Nirvana robe from Nordstrom at the beginning of the winter and it’s the perfect weight for mild California winters; in the Northeast I’d still wear it in 3 seasons, and in winter if I kept the house toasty. The fit in size XS is perfect for petites, knee-length with cropped sleeves that are regular-length on me. Never before have I owned a robe that I didn’t have to roll the sleeves on.

    February 3, 2015/Reply
  3. Jess says:

    I got a divine full length heavy terry robe from Lands End. They monogram as well. It is fabulous.

    February 3, 2015/Reply
    • R says:

      I have one from Land’s End too. Love it!

      February 3, 2015/Reply
  4. Liz says:

    Restoration Hardware has the best robes if you’re looking for something other than slinky.

    I have this one and I am utterly obsessed

    February 3, 2015/Reply
  5. chicinthedistrict says:

    I have been searching high and low for a replacement for my Tommy Hilfiger robe – who knew it would be so difficult? Thank you for this round up, I might be putting a bug in my fiance’s ear for v-day 🙂

    February 4, 2015/Reply
  6. Julia S says:

    I have a gorgeous purple fleece robe from LL Bean. It’s long and lush, and I purchased a medium even though I size small because I wanted it to be roomy and snuggly. I live in an old house in New England and it is absolutely frigid here for more than half of the year.

    I also have a lovely lavender cotton robe that I purchased from one of the department stores when I was pregnant. It’s light enough to wear in the spring and summer – I pack it away with my off-season clothes. While I have a few silk robes, as a mom of 2, I don’t wear them much. I have a simple jersey short robe to take on trips. My view of bathrobes is they ought to protect you from embarrassment when the UPS guy shows up early Saturday morning.

    February 4, 2015/Reply