Ask Belle: Bathrobes, Both Cozy and Sleek
Feb 3, 2015
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?
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.
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.